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, The Lotte 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.
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Sparkman Cellars: a family-owned invigorating venue
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.
The Museum of Flight Seattle: a historic gem
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: all about artistic expression
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.
The Grand Ballroom at Lotte Hotel: opulence and charm
If you’re in the mood for something a tad more luxurious, look no further. Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, The Lotte Hotel offers elegant accommodations and state-of-the-art amenities. Its Grand Ballroom is an opulent space that features crystal chandeliers, marble floors and ornate detailing. The ballroom is equipped with the latest AV technology, making it an ideal venue for live performances that require high-quality sound and visual effects.
AXIS Pioneer Square: and industrial-chic space
Located in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square neighborhood, this venue was originally built in 1889. Its industrial-chic aesthetic and its size make for a unique and stylish backdrop to performances. This season, you’ll get to listen to performances under the candlelight, while taking in the venue’s original wooden beams and exposed brick walls. The venue’s high ceilings also help to create a sense of spaciousness, while still maintaining an intimate feel. If you’re into intimate venues that create a cozy atmosphere, this is the place for you.
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.