Music with soul comes to the Neptune this Sunday.

Raised on an island in South Carolina, singer/songwriter Trevor Hall realized at a young age that music was more than simply a passion. His journey has been a rich one, and we’re thrilled to host him here at Neptune Theatre this Sunday, November 12. As he launches The Fruitful Darkness, his first independent release, we caught up with Trevor to ask some questions about life—then and now.

A can’t-miss, low-maintenance weekend of fun, music, nature + community.

Now that 4th festivities have come and gone, it’s time to plan for our next big adventure. Timber! Outdoor Music Festival, we’re looking at you. Next weekend—July 13 through 15—a much-anticipated community gathering is calling your (and our!) names, beckoning music lovers of all ages to Carnation (just 30 miles from Seattle), where awesome summertime tunes come to a tranquil, wooded setting.

“Leave your labels at the door” presents a night of unifying music.

These days, we’re on the hunt for all things uplifting, inspiring and positive, and we’re especially grateful for talented artists who bring the light in otherwise dark times. Here in Seattle, we’re eternally thankful for the hardworking folks behind venues like Fremont Abbey, who organize awesome events that continuously bring the community together.

Not to be missed this week: Alfresco tunes at Woodland Park Zoo.

We can think of no better way to spend an August evening than listening to live tunes under the summer sky. Seeking plans for this week? Well, this suggestion might just be music to your ears. While many ZooTunes shows sold out early, tickets remain for Tuesday and Wednesday (August 2nd and 3rd), and Pink Martini promises to put on a fun and dazzling show. Pack a picnic, and we’ll see you in the field!

Not-to-be-missed music on an Oregon farm.

Summer has begun to accelerate at lightning speed, and we suddenly feel that it’s prime time to soak up every sun-kissed moment of the season. If you’re with us, we’d love to strongly urge you—music lovers in particular—to make a really smart move to further enhance your summer. If you don’t yet have plans for next weekend (August 5-7); grab tickets to Pickathon before they’re gone. This gem of a gathering will forever raise your festival-going bar, and that’s not a promise we make lightly.

The latest tips to help you savor the season’s sweet sounds.

It’s no secret that Seattle’s expanding population has also increased sold-out shows throughout this music-loving town. Especially in summertime, tickets sell like hotcakes to cool venues featuring even cooler performers—from talents on the cusp to already-established legends. We’ve gathered a few helpful hints for scheduling a season full of delicious tunes.