Upstream’s campus is easily traversable—find your home base in the Sound Lot featuring two stages—the main stage and KEXP stage—as well as food trucks, activities and a beer garden. Then wander the brick and ivy of Pioneer Square and discover performances in buildings and venues that have been showcasing live music since the Gold Rush.
As you head from venue to venue, don't forget to look up and appreciate the Victorian and Richardsonian Romanesque architecture—many of the buildings you see today were built from the ashes of the Great Seattle Fire and are protected as a result of the grassroots historic preservation movement in Pioneer Square.
Pioneer Square is more than just a neighborhood, it’s a historic artifact that remains at the center of the creative and pioneering spirit of the region. Thanks to community partners like the Alliance for Pioneer Square
, we are able to tap into the neighborhood’s innate walkability and historic importance while showcasing Seattle music to the world.