West Seattle's Premier Music Venue

We book a variety of indie rock, pop, electronica, americana, folk, punk, hard rock, metal, experimental, jazz, triphop and more – usually three acts per show Thursday through Sunday. We also feature weekly karaoke, monthly bellydance, and occasional burlesque and drag events. You can rent our space for music video shoots, film shoots, or private events. 

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The Skylark hosts SEATTLE'S BEST OPEN MIC every Wednesday just a few minutes from downtown.

 7:30pm sign-up /Music starts at 8:30

(The line to sign up often starts to form around 7:00 so get here early!)

It's great for musicians, but it is also a great night out to see some of Seattle's best up and coming musicians.

  • No host to hog the spotlight, just bands/solo acts and a friendly, experienced sound engineer
  • Full 16 track recordings of your set available for purchase ($10 for solo acts, $20 for bands), make a demo!
  • Full menu and bar available with 12 beers on tap
  • All genres welcome: solo, acoustic, electronica, full bands, and comedy of any type
  • 10 minutes/2 songs each 
  • Gretsch house drums, Vox AC30 guitar amp, Yamaha G50410 guitar amp, Ashdown ABM500 bass amp, Shure mics, DIs, etc.
  • You are welcome to bring more gear, just talk to the sound engineer beforehand to make sure it is compatible

PLEASE NOTE: The list goes out at 7:30 but people arrive much earlier to line up and is first come first served.  Please be courteous of those that were there before you.  While this is free to sign-up, please do purchase something as we want to keep providing the opportunity and keep it free.



All ages open mic every last Sunday of the month. The best open mic in the city is open for musicians of all ages. We offer a full backline, sound engineer to dial you in, 16 track mixable recording, and the full stage experience! Signup at 3, music at 4. Full bar with ID.