Rainy Seattle is getting a glow-up as a series of Candlelight concerts takes over some of the city’s historic and iconic venues. Sparkman Cellars, Arctic Club Hotel and more, will light up as exceptionally talented musicians take to the stage to pay tribute to some of the world’s biggest names in music.
From Mozart and Bach to Beyoncé and Taylor Swift—whether you like the classics or contemporary artists that have sold millions of records worldwide, there is something to suit everyone. So, sit back, relax and soak in the power of the music.
Seattle residents may recognize this space for its collection of over 175 aircraft and spacecraft, or for housing artifacts from the Space Race and the Apollo moon landing. Hello?! But its regular visitors will be delighted to hear that the museum has also become a popular venue for concerts due to its unique architecture and design. The museum’s vast open spaces and high ceilings provide optimal acoustics for live musical performances. Add to that a sea of twinkling candles, and you’ve got a winning plan!
Town Hall is a vibrant cultural center located in the city center. Originally built as a Christian Science church in 1916, the building was converted into a cultural venue in 1998 and has since become a hub for community events, lectures, comedy shows and political debates. The venue features a unique central dome complete with a decorative oculus and stained–glass windows, which forms the perfect backdrop for live performances under the candlelight.
Have you ever thought of attending an intimate concert in a winery? For those of you that enjoy a glass of vino, let the church say Hallelujah! Located in the heart of Seattle, Sparkman Cellars is known for its high-quality wines and unique tasting experiences. First constructed in the early 1900s, the building served as a warehouse for the Seattle Lighting Company, then in the ’50s was converted into a machine shop, then later on used as a storage space. So, it’s had its fair share of change. Today the building is transformed into a sleek and modern winery, ideal for intimate concerts and a must-visit venue for lovers of music and wine alike.
If you’re in the mood for something a tad more luxurious, look no further. Located at the Northeast corner of Third Avenue and Cherry Street, Arctic Club Hotel offers elegant accommodations and state-of-the-art amenities. It was built in 1914 for the Arctic Club, a social club established by wealthy individuals who experienced Alaska’s gold rush by the end of the 19th century.
The Alaskan inspiration can be noticed in the main corridors, covered in fine Alaskan marble and the famous sculptured walrus heads lining the third-floor exterior. Besides the marble corridors, the Northern Lights Dome Room, is an opulent space with Rococo gilding and chandeliers, original frescos, ornamental cornices, and a stained-glass ceiling.
Candlelight has amazed the world’s biggest cities—Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, London, New York—and been met by countless 5-star reviews. They are bringing their talented live musicians and vocalists to Seattle’s finest venues, as well. There’s nothing like listening to your favorite songs and soundtracks surrounded by breathtaking architecture and a sea of glowing candles.
Note: For the safety of performers and the audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.