The KEXP Gathering Space

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photo by Morgen Schuler


KEXP's Gathering Space was created as a place for the community to connect and share their love for music and the arts. It is a welcoming and inviting space for Uptown Arts District neighbors, freelancers, travellers and music fans, providing free wi-fi, comfortable seating, and featuring the music of KEXP as the central soundtrack. 

Note to KEXP Gathering Space patrons

As COVID-19 continues to challenge how we live our daily lives, we feel it’s important to share more about the steps KEXP is taking to keep you, our employees and our communities safe and healthy in our Gathering Space.

The Gathering Space is cleaned and sanitized daily as part of our normal course of business. Over the past few weeks, we've increased the cleaning of frequently touched items and surfaces in the public space, the café and the record shop. We have also reduced seating capacity and spread seating out to better maintain appropriate social distancing recommendations.

La Marzocco Café has suspended use of re-usable cups, dishes and flatware and are taking special precautions with condiments.  They are also following all King County Public Health guidelines for restaurants. Light in the Attic is regularly sanitizing all frequently touched spaces per the guidelines for retail.

KEXP created the Gathering Space in hopes of providing a place where people could come together to learn, think, enjoy music and, simply, to be.  We are following the advice of various health agencies so that we can keep our communities healthy and remain open for business. 

Even in this time of uncertainty and challenge, you are not alone.


See what the New York Times had to say about us when they visited Seattle.

Check our Events page to see what's happening in the Gathering Space.  

KEXP Gathering Space hours are:
Monday-Friday: 7:00 AM-6:00 PM

Saturday-Sunday: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM

KEXP Front Desk hours have been temporarily adjusted:

Monday-Friday: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

La Marzocco Cafe hours are:
Monday-Friday: 7:00 AM-6:00 PM

Saturday-Sunday: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Light in the Attic Record Shop hours are:
Mondays: Closed
Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

Sunday: 11:00 AM-6:00 PM

Private rentals at KEXP's Gathering Space are currently on hiatus as we assess the impact of the arena construction project.  Please email if you have questions.

KEXP's code of conduct can be found here.


KEXP Gallery

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Hours: Weekdays 7am-6pm; Weekends 8am-6pm

KEXP is pleased to present art exhibits in our Gathering Space on an ongoing basis. Over the past year, KEXP has featured artwork in a variety of mediums. We've showcased local luminaries Lance Mercer and Mike McCready as well as group shows like Artists for Immigrants and Steamroller Smackdown by School of Visual Concepts. Exhibits typically run for two months and are curated by DJ Kevin Cole.

Current Exhibit


Virtual Tour

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Take a virtual tour of the KEXP Gathering Space and KEXP Studios.  For in-person tours, register via the Tours page.

Virtual Tour

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 tours, direct you to sign ups for in-studio performances, help you make a donation, accept music submissions and more.

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