What are the best places for live music in Tacoma?

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Adrienne Kuehl

Whatever genre of music you prefer, you’re sure to find one of Tacoma’s many live music venues to suit your mood.
 
Head to the Sixth Avenue district for a lively nightlife scene, including some of the best restaurants and bars in the city. Jazzbones attracts local, regional and national talents to its cool, classy venue that’s ideal for a night on the town. Nearby Chopstix features dueling pianos almost every night of the week, and the show is sure to get you signing along in no time.
 
Tacoma’s largest and most well known venue for concerts is the Tacoma Dome. National headliners from Lady Gaga to Aerosmith and Brad Paisley get you on your feet and in front of some of the best artists in the country.
 
If you’re looking for classical music, opera or theater, head to the Rialto and Pantages Theaters at the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts. Hear the Tacoma Opera, Northwest Sinfonietta and Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Tacoma City Ballet, Tacoma Concert Band, Tacoma Philharmonic, Tacoma Youth Symphony, Theatre Northwest and Puget Sound Revels.

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