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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

#1239 #S747 - Columbia City Theater - 9/24/2010

The drinks are extremely limited here, but it's a very fine place for hearing music.  (Fortunately you can also bring in drinks from the adjacent Bourbon Bar.)  The recently remodeled and re-opened, historic space was constructed in 1920 (though it is often described as dating to 1917), and is said to have the first stage that Jimi Hendrix played on (while playing blues for Garfield High School).

It also shared action with the big Seattle swing and jazz scenes that once centered around Jackson St, hosting the likes of Fats Waller, Ella Fitzgerald, and Duke Ellington.  The acoustics are quite pleasant and it has a quite interesting lineup of bands put together by Kevin Sur.

4916 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98127 - (206) 723-0088
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