Visit KEXP


472 1st Ave N, Seattle WA 98109

KEXP at Seattle Center is home to our audio and video broadcast studios, the KEXP Live Room and Viewing Gallery, as well as the Gathering Space, a community hub for music lovers. Join us at KEXP for a cup of coffee from La Marzocco's featured roaster, shop for music at Light in the Attic Record Shop, take a tour, listen to the live radio broadcast, experience special events, and access free live performances.

KEXP is located in the Uptown Arts District.  You'll find us at the northwest corner of Seattle Center's campus just north the Seattle Arena project and a short walk from the Space Needle, MoPop, Chihuly Garden and Glass, McCaw Hall, Seattle Center Armory and more. Our main entrance is on 1st Ave N between Harrison and Republican, and all public entrances are accessible.

Please note, the KEXP Gathering Space is temporarily closed.  Please see the Gathering Space page for more information.

How to get here:

  • From I-5 - Take the Mercer Street Exit and follow the signs to Seattle Center.  Turn left on Warren Avenue North.
  • Metro busses northbound #1, 2, 8, 13, 32 and RapidRide D Line stop at our front door.  To find bus routes, visit
  • The Monorail can bring you from downtown to Seattle Center campus, a short walk from KEXP
  • Lyft car share has a drop off point near KEXP at Warren and Republican streets.


KEXP has no dedicated parking. There is paid street parking surrounding Seattle Center and Seattle Center parking garages are located around the campus.  There is bike parking available within the courtyard to the east of our building.

Additional resources can be found on Seattle Center's Find Your Ride page.

La Marzocco

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Hours: Monday- Friday 7am-6pm; Saturday- Sunday 8am-6pm

La Marzocco Cafe & Showroom serves as a stage for specialty coffee, offering monthly, rotating coffees and coffee service, designed and curated by leading coffee voices from around the world.  Each month a renowned coffee roaster or coffee brand will take over the La Marzocco Cafe space, create a new menu, train the staff on their coffees and drink preparation, and curate a new and exciting experience for guests.

La Marzocco Cafe

Light in the Attic

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photo by Caroline Anne
Hours: Tuesday- Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday 11am-6pm

Light In The Attic Record Store has a simple mission: put out great music, wherever it may be found, however it may sound.  Light in the Attic is a record label with a diverse and respected catalog of relases.  They are also a distributor of over 50 excellent labels.  In the shop, they carry their own relases and distributed titles as well as thousands of addtional releases inspired by and hand-picked byt KEXP DJs.  They also have a robust selection of used records.

Light in the Attic

KEXP Front Desk

photo by Caroline Anne
Hours: Daily 9am-6pm

KEXP's Front Desk is available to answer your questions, check you in for tours, direct you to sign ups for in-studio performances, help you make a donation, accept music submissions and more. Tours of KEXP are offered daily at 2:00 PM. 

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