Visit KEXP

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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 Caffe Vita, shop for music at Light in the Attic Record Shop, 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.

King County requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test for our space.  Accepted forms include

  • CDC Covid-19 vaccine record or photo of a vaccine card
  • Printed certificate or QR code from MyIRMobile.com
  • Other official immunization record from within or outside the U.S., including from your health care provider.  A photo or photocopy of this card is also acceptable.

You can also show digital or printed documentation of the results from one of the following administered tests within the previous 3 days

  • A negative FDA-approved molecular test (also called a PCR test)
  • A negative FDA-approved antigen test (also called a rapid test)
  • Unfortunately, we cannot accept self-administered or home tests

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 https://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/
  • 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.

Parking:

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.

Vita @ KEXP

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

Caffe Vita has been roasting coffee in Seattle since 1995 as an independent & locally-owned company. From our beginnings a the base of Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood, we now operate 11 cafes throughout Seattle, Portland and New York. Caffe Vita coffee is always fresh, imported directly from the farm, and roasted on site in Seattle, Brooklyn, and Portland.

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Light in the Attic

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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 releases.  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 by KEXP DJs.  They also have a robust selection of used records.

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KEXP Front Desk

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Hours: Daily 9am-6pm

KEXP's Front Desk is available to answer your questions, check you in for events, direct you to sign ups for in-studio performances, help you make a donation, accept music submissions and more. Come say hello!

 
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