The Royal Room

In 2009 musician and composer Wayne Horvitz approached longtime Seattle bar, restaurant and venue owners Tia Matthies and Steve Freeborn about partnering on a new project in Seattle. After two years of planning and development, the Royal Room opened in historic Columbia City in December 2011.

With permanent backline, recording and video, a grand piano and a generous stage, the venue has been designed to serve the musicians and artists who will be performing. The restaurant and bar has a comfortable neighborhood feel that welcomes patrons of all ages and varied tastes, from an after work happy hour to late in the evening.

The music featured at the Royal Room covers a wide range of styles, with an emphasis on creative programming and development. This allows artists to work on projects in a collaborative community space.

Past Performances

Saturday, February 12th at 7:30 pm PST

The Royal We

Thursday, February 10th at 8:00 pm PST

Mike Clark

Monday, January 17th at 6:30 pm PST

MLK Day Celebration

Friday, November 19th at 8:00 pm PST

Mike Clark

Friday, October 1st at 8:30 pm PDT

Forrobodó with En Canto

Saturday, September 18th at 10:30 pm PDT


Sunday, June 13th at 7:30 pm PDT

Kin of the Moon

Friday, June 11th at 8:00 pm PDT

CarLarans X_x Serious EP Release Show

Tuesday, May 4th at 8:00 pm PDT

TKO Live on LoudSwell

Saturday, April 24th at 7:00 pm PDT

Live with Benjamin Hunter

Saturday, February 27th at 7:00 pm PST

Julia Francis

Friday, February 26th at 7:00 pm PST

Kate Dinsmore Album Fundraiser

Saturday, December 19th at 7:30 pm PST

Crack Sabbath Xmas Spectacla

Friday, November 13th at 7:30 pm PST

Skerik Band – Live from Royal Room

Friday, November 6th at 8:30 pm PST

Tarik Abouzied’s Fusion Spectacular

Friday, October 2nd at 8:30 pm PDT

The Royal Room Staycation Fest: LORBO

Sunday, September 13th at 7:30 pm PDT

The Royal Room Staycation Fest: Led to Sea

Tuesday, August 25th at 7:30 pm PDT

Bad Luck: Fundraiser for Wa Na Wari

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