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COVID-19 Update

On March 23, Governor Inslee issued a statewide "Stay at Home, Stay Healthy" proclamation, which requires residents to stay home, and includes a ban on all gatherings for social, spiritual and recreational purposes.

The order is in place until midnight on April 6, and as such, all events until April 7 are cancelled.

 

A Month Full of Music, a City Full of Experiences

April is Tacoma Music Month, with a show almost every day, so you can explore the city during the day (the Mountain City Sea Attraction Pass is perfect), see your favorite performers in the evening, and enjoy a stay in Tacoma. 

While you're here, don't forget to download the Tacoma Music Month passport to earn Tacoma Music Month gear by going to more shows.
 

☐ Pick your shows

☐ Plan your stay

☐ Download your passport to earn Music Month merchandise (tickets must be purchased separately from the venues)

☐ Pack your bags

 

Step 1: Pick your shows

With more than a dozen shows at venues throughout Tacoma during the month of April, you shouldn't have trouble finding a couple shows to suit your musical taste.

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Apr 5

Neo soul, jazz & funk Maxwell Friedman is living proof that some musicians are indeed... More

Apr 6

Classic Rock-n-Roll Shady Day came together over a couple of years in the late 1960's from... More

Apr 8

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Synth-tinted love ballads The Olympia, Wash., based four-piece Oh, Rose has solidified their... More

Apr 9

WHERE DO WE GO? WORLD TOUR More

Apr 10

Classic Rock-n-Roll Shady Day came together over a couple of years in the late 1960's from... More

Apr 10

Catch Rocky Sandoval as he takes the stage with some special guests! It's sure to be an... More

Apr 10

Christopher Ballew is an American musician best known as the former lead singer and... More

Apr 11

Have you ever wondered what's going on upstairs in the Mothership Studios or have had any... More

Apr 11

Whether you are a young drummer looking to understand the ins and outs of studio session... More

Apr 11

Dance to music videos projected onto multiple video screens all night long, complete with a... More

Apr 11

The Spazmatics: The Ultimate 80’s New Wave Show…bringing you all the awesome songs and geeky... More

Apr 11

Featuring a dozen musicians, with songs in 25 languages, they perform a multilingual... More

Apr 11

Join us for the first Fawcett Hall Record Show, presented by JankuLand and Alma Mater. Local... More

Apr 11

Rod performs in the Puget Sound area and northwest with his band Rod Cook and Toast, as a... More

Apr 13

One of the most immediately recognized and widely respected superstars in pop music history,... More

Apr 15

Spanish Ballroom @ McMenamin's More

Apr 17

A special night of electronic music featuring artists From Seattle and Tacoma. Details will... More

Apr 17

Smetana: Vltava “The Moldau” David Ludwig: Violin Concerto Mahler: Symphony No. 1 “Titan”... More

Apr 18

Get ready to let your hair down with Iron Dragon! This premier band out of Seattle knows how... More

Apr 18

Limberlost is an Award Winning American rock band from Seattle, WA. Behind the crushing... More

Apr 18

Groove-based singer-songwriter Dan Rodriguez Hi, I’m Dan. I’m a whiskey and beer-drinking,... More

Apr 19

Mayday Parade is an American rock band from Tallahassee, Florida. More

Apr 20

4x Platinum, 6x Gold record selling rock juggernaut FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have announced... More

Apr 23

Delivers album-perfect performances along with the image, & stage persona of one of the... More

Apr 24

Given the rising popularity of meditative, folky indie acts in the early 2000s, forming a... More

Apr 24

Live Reggae featuring Dub Lounge International, Dirty Tribe and Kaddiwampus! Friday April... More

Apr 24

Harmonious Funk Band is one of the Northwest Premier show Bands that has captivated... More

Apr 25

Spanish Ballroom @ McMenamins Join us in celebrating Elks Temple's 1st birthday! We will... More

Apr 25

The Tacoma Guitar Festival has joined forces with drum guru Donn Bennett to bring drums and... More

Apr 25

Have you ever wondered what's going on upstairs in the Mothership Studios or have had any... More

Apr 25

With instructor Mike Cresswell, learn tips, tricks, philosophies, and most of all, how to... More

Apr 25

Poolside began as a recording project in a converted Los Angeles backyard pool house in... More

Apr 25

The Tacoma Guitar Festival has joined forces with drum guru Donn Bennett to bring drums and... More

Apr 26

A smooth jazz organ soul band. Some of the members have played with Little Bill and the Blue... More

Apr 26

Rage Against the Machine have announced a worldwide headline tour. The seven month run,... More

Apr 28

Kaitie Wade, a pop-country singer-songwriter and recording artist from Seattle, made... More

Apr 29

Venues

Fawcett Hall at Alma Mater Tacoma

Alma Mater has quickly become one of the most important venues in Tacoma for live music,… // More

Jazzbones

Jazzbones covers all bases when it comes to having a good time. Local and Regional talents,… // More

Tacoma Dome

As one of the last standing concert arenas from an era of legendary performances and… // More

Emerald Queen Casino

The premier gaming location in the Northwest! Emerald Queen Casino I-5 Choose from fifty-six… // More

The Spanish Ballroom

Don't let the ornate trim and magnificent chandeliers fool you; The Spanish Ballroom at… // More

The Swiss Restaurant + Pub

The Swiss is an historic landmark nestled in the ever-growing UW Tacoma campus. The Swiss… // More

For more venues for live music in Tacoma, see our 10 Places to See Live Music page.

 

Step 2: Plan your stay

You're here for the music, but don't miss Tacoma's nationally recognized museums, incredible waterfront, restaurants and parks. Check out our two- and three-day itineraries for ready-made memories.
 
Most of the venues are along the free-to-ride Tacoma Link Light Rail line, or just a quick Lyft or Uber ride away.
 
Here are a few places you can call home while you explore Tacoma...
 
Hotel Murano

Hotel Murano, Tacoma's only full-service upscale hotel, is centrally located in downtown… // More

Best Western PLUS Tacoma Dome Hotel

Located right next door to the famous Tacoma Dome arena in Tacoma, Washington, the BEST… // More

McMenamins Elks Temple

Roam, explore, embark on an adventure…discover Elks Temple! The 1916 Elks Temple has been… // More

Courtyard Marriott - Tacoma Downtown

Upscale. Downtown. Located in the heart of Tacoma's financial and theater districts, this… // More

Holiday Inn Express + Suites - Downtown Tacoma

Tacoma's newest downtown hotel is open for business. Just steps away from Tacoma's vast… // More

Silver Cloud Inn - Tacoma

Located in Tacoma’s Old Town community is the Silver Cloud Inn, Tacoma’s only waterfront… // More

Step 3: Download your passport

Make sure and download your pass (Available in March).
 
As you check in for shows, you'll get a stamp in the app:
 
Tacoma Music Month passport stamp
 
Collect stamps to earn Tacoma Music Month swag as souvenirs of your Tacoma music getaway. Heads up: The passport doesn't include access to the shows; you'll have to buy tickets from the venues.
 
Tacoma Music Month official beanie
 
 

Step 4: Pack Your Bags

Plane, Train, or Automobile...doesn't matter. Make your way to Tacoma, and enjoy the shows!