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Culture Hub

The Sorrento is more than a bastion of hospitality for visitors. Since the very beginning, Seattle’s most invigorated minds and outsized talents—poets and playwrights, opera singers and burlesque stars—have found inspiration and audiences under our roof.

These days, the Fireside Room and the Top of the Town bustle with regularly scheduled lectures, readings, musical performances and eclectic events that transcend easy description.

Upcoming Events

Meet the Maker

July 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

We want to introduce you to the people behind your favorite local beer, wine and spirits. Join us in the Fireside Room on the fourth Monday of each month for a salon style talk where the maker will discuss their product and offer tastings. Meet the maker, learn about their craft and taste their bounty! On July […]

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Gorgeous Sound Underground DJ Nina Grey

July 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  — Free

This summer at Hotel Sorrento, wind down on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings with music in the Garden! Enjoy cocktails while relishing in the chill, down-tempo style of DJ Nina Grey. Her sessions capture audio pleasures spanning through the eras and blends various genres into a flavorful collection of storytelling, blissful music. Learn more about her music at: gorgeousunderground.com.

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Delilah Pearl and The Mantarays

July 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  — FREE

This group captures the golden rhythm and romance of the 1940’s vocal jazz and swing standards. Lead by local singer Delilah Pearl, with Dodd John on drums, Michael Whitmore on guitar, Greg Dember on piano, Barry Cooper on trumpet, and Toliver Goering on bass. Influenced by the likes of Peggy Lee, the great Ella Fitzgerald, […]

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DJ Sean Morrow

July 29 @ 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm  — Free

This summer at Hotel Sorrento, wind down on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings with music in the Garden! On Fridays, enjoy cocktails while relishing in Indie/Rock sounds of Sean Morrow. Learn more about his music at: kexp.org/dj/sean Open to the Public | No Charge  

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Tomo Nakayama

July 30 @ 5:30 pm

Tomo Nakayama is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter from Seattle, Washington. Fog On The Lens is his first solo album, made after nearly a decade fronting beloved Seattle chamber-pop band Grand Hallway, and composing for and acting in Lynn Shelton’s Sundance Grand Jury nominated film “Touchy Feely”. No charge, open to the public. Look and […]

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Sorrento Silent Reading Party

August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  — FREE

Invented by Stranger editor-in-chief Christopher Frizzelle, the reading party is every first Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. That’s when the Fireside Room at the Sorrento Hotel goes quiet and fills with people. The reading public! It fills right away with all these people who don’t know each other, and they sit very close, […]

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Gorgeous Sound Underground DJ Nina Grey

August 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  — Free

This summer at Hotel Sorrento, wind down on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings with music in the Garden! Enjoy cocktails while relishing in the chill, down-tempo style of DJ Nina Grey. Her sessions capture audio pleasures spanning through the eras and blends various genres into a flavorful collection of storytelling, blissful music. Learn more about her music at: gorgeousunderground.com.

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DJ Sean Morrow

August 5 @ 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm  — Free

This summer at Hotel Sorrento, wind down on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings with music in the Garden! On Fridays, enjoy cocktails while relishing in Indie/Rock sounds of Sean Morrow. Learn more about his music at: kexp.org/dj/sean Open to the Public | No Charge  

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Michel Navedo & Brazil Novo

August 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm  — Free

Michel Navedo and Brazil Novo recreates the era of classic Bossa Nova for fans of Tom Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Caetano Veloso, and Stan Getz. Led by Puerto Rican trumpeter Michel Navedo singing in Portuguese and improvising with his mellow, soulful tone, the group strives to stay true to the roots of Brazilian urban music. No […]

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Sundae + Mr. Goessl

August 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  — Free

Sundae + Mr. Goessl is a collaboration between resident Seattle, WA musicians Jason Goessl and Kate Voss. The duo embodies a spirit reminiscent of 1930s pop; repackaging classics with nuanced stylistic detours, ultimately imparting a ‘fresh’ vintage patina to the songs. Voss’s sultry and honey imbued vocals mixed with Goessl’s impossibly layered guitar work comfortably […]

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DJ Evieluxx

August 6 @ 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm

This summer at Hotel Sorrento, wind down on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings with music in the Garden! On Saturday evenings, enjoy cocktails while relishing in sounds of Evieluxx. Learn more about her music at: kexp.org/dj/evie Open to the Public | Free Event

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Ask the Oracle at Hotel Sorrento
with Hugo House

August 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Will you get that job you’re gunning for? Should you tell her you love her? Do you dare disturb the universe? Who better to answer these questions than Nicole Hardy, Arlene Kim, and Michelle Peñaloza, August’s featured writer-oracles? All the audience has to do is show up, write questions on sticky notes, and hand them to […]

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Gorgeous Sound Underground DJ Nina Grey

August 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  — Free

This summer at Hotel Sorrento, wind down on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings with music in the Garden! Enjoy cocktails while relishing in the chill, down-tempo style of DJ Nina Grey. Her sessions capture audio pleasures spanning through the eras and blends various genres into a flavorful collection of storytelling, blissful music. Learn more about her music at: gorgeousunderground.com.

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Kurt Lindsay

August 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  — Free

Kurt Lindsay is a soulful singer/songwriter, who has been performing all over Washington state for the last seven years. With a voice that is influenced by old soul-singers like Otis Redding, but also spiced with some folk sensibilities.

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DJ Sean Morrow

August 12 @ 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm  — Free

This summer at Hotel Sorrento, wind down on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings with music in the Garden! On Fridays, enjoy cocktails while relishing in Indie/Rock sounds of Sean Morrow. Learn more about his music at: kexp.org/dj/sean Open to the Public | No Charge  

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Birch Pereira and the Gin Joints

August 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Gin Joints is a new jazz project that features old school jazz, tin pan alley, western swing and Latin tunes that aren’t in the common “standard” repertoire. No charge, open to the public.

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DJ Evieluxx

August 13 @ 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm

This summer at Hotel Sorrento, wind down on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings with music in the Garden! On Saturday evenings, enjoy cocktails while relishing in sounds of Evieluxx. Learn more about her music at: kexp.org/dj/evie Open to the Public | Free Event

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Gorgeous Sound Underground DJ Nina Grey

August 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  — Free

This summer at Hotel Sorrento, wind down on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings with music in the Garden! Enjoy cocktails while relishing in the chill, down-tempo style of DJ Nina Grey. Her sessions capture audio pleasures spanning through the eras and blends various genres into a flavorful collection of storytelling, blissful music. Learn more about her music at: gorgeousunderground.com.

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Susy Sun

August 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Singer/Songwriter, Susy Sun is a breath of fresh air in the hustle and bustle of music today. She writes indie folk music with a pop twist, and uniquely blends her original piano compositions to create art that has elegantly taken hold of the attention of music lovers of all genres.

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DJ Sean Morrow

August 19 @ 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm  — Free

This summer at Hotel Sorrento, wind down on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings with music in the Garden! On Fridays, enjoy cocktails while relishing in Indie/Rock sounds of Sean Morrow. Learn more about his music at: kexp.org/dj/sean Open to the Public | No Charge  

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Delilah Pearl and The Mantarays

August 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  — FREE

This group captures the golden rhythm and romance of the 1940’s vocal jazz and swing standards. Lead by local singer Delilah Pearl, with Dodd John on drums, Michael Whitmore on guitar, Greg Dember on piano, Barry Cooper on trumpet, and Toliver Goering on bass. Influenced by the likes of Peggy Lee, the great Ella Fitzgerald, […]

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DJ Evieluxx

August 20 @ 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm

This summer at Hotel Sorrento, wind down on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings with music in the Garden! On Saturday evenings, enjoy cocktails while relishing in sounds of Evieluxx. Learn more about her music at: kexp.org/dj/evie Open to the Public | Free Event

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Gorgeous Sound Underground DJ Nina Grey

August 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  — Free

This summer at Hotel Sorrento, wind down on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings with music in the Garden! Enjoy cocktails while relishing in the chill, down-tempo style of DJ Nina Grey. Her sessions capture audio pleasures spanning through the eras and blends various genres into a flavorful collection of storytelling, blissful music. Learn more about her music at: gorgeousunderground.com.

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Swing 3PO

August 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  — Free

Come join us in the Garden as we welcome the Swing Trio featuring Kevin Connor on guitar and voice, Lamar Lofton on bass and Joseph Moscorella on drums and vocals.

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DJ Sean Morrow

August 26 @ 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm  — Free

This summer at Hotel Sorrento, wind down on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings with music in the Garden! On Fridays, enjoy cocktails while relishing in Indie/Rock sounds of Sean Morrow. Learn more about his music at: kexp.org/dj/sean Open to the Public | No Charge  

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Nikki D

August 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Nikki DeCaires is a versatile, multi-lingual vocalist specializing in Bossa Nova, World & Latin jazz in multiple languages (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hawaiian); island/reggae; funk/blues; and neo-soul/R&B.Her sound ranges from soft, laid-back dinner music to swinging improvisational entertainment. http://www.nikkideemusic.com/ No charge, open to the public

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DJ Evieluxx

August 27 @ 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm

This summer at Hotel Sorrento, wind down on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings with music in the Garden! On Saturday evenings, enjoy cocktails while relishing in sounds of Evieluxx. Learn more about her music at: kexp.org/dj/evie Open to the Public | Free Event

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Sorrento Silent Reading Party

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Invented by Stranger editor-in-chief Christopher Frizzelle, the reading party is every first Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. That’s when the Fireside Room at the Sorrento Hotel goes quiet and fills with people. The reading public. It fills right away with all these people who don’t know each other, and they sit very close, […]

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Monty Banks

September 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm  — Free

Monty Banks is an authentic, experienced, and award winning singer, pianist, bandleader, and entertainer.  His musical style is an entertaining mix of Rat Pack Era Swing, Traditional Jazz, and New Orleans R&B.

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Collaborators

The Sorrento is part of the humming social web that comprises Seattle, offering a dramatic stage and interested audience to the city’s skilled artisans, craftspeople and creative professionals.

Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce

The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce works daily to increase and maintain the vitality of our neighborhood by supporting commerce and creating platforms for important discussions about better transportation, development, housing and community spaces – all the while maintaining the unique character that is Capitol Hill. This makes the work of our Chamber broader than many traditional Chambers of Commerce and it’s why we’re not your daddy’s chamber.

DIFFA (Design Industries Fighting Aids)

DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS is one of the country’s largest supporters of direct care for people living with HIV/AIDS and preventive education for those at risk. Merging care and commerce, supporters of DIFFA come from all fields of fine design and the visual arts, including: architecture, fashion design, interior design, photography and consumer product design.

Elliot Bay Book Company

Located in the heart of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood business district, The Elliott Bay Book Company is a full service bookstore, home to over 150,000 titles, set on cedar shelves in a multi-level, inviting unique atmosphere.

Frye Art Museum

Located on Seattle’s First Hill, the Frye Art Museum first opened its doors in 1952 as the legacy of Charles and Emma Frye, prominent early-twentieth century Seattle business leaders and art collectors.

Since that time, works from the Frye Founding Collection of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century European paintings have continuously been on view. The Museum also hosts notable exhibitions of works by internationally renowned and emerging artists, as well as extensive public programs.

Historic Seattle

Historic Seattle is a public development authority established by city ordinance in 1974.

For 40 years Historic Seattle has shown what can be done quietly in the background with technical assistance and feasibility studies, and loudly by plunging head-on into full scale redevelopment of buildings that no one else in the community would assume responsibility to protect.

Northwest Film Forum

Northwest Film Forum is Seattle's premier film arts organization, screening over 200 independently made and classic films annually, offering a year-round schedule of filmmaking classes for all ages, and supporting filmmakers at all stages of their careers.

Seattle Arts & Lectures

Seattle Arts & Lectures champions the literary arts by engaging and inspiring readers and writers of all generations in the greater Puget Sound region.

SAM (Seattle Art Museum)

Seattle Chamber of Commerce

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce is the largest and most diverse business association in the Puget Sound region. Founded in 1882 by local business leaders, the Chamber today is an independent organization representing 2,200 companies and a regional workforce of approximately 700,000.

SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival)

SIFF has been bringing great film experiences to the Northwest for over 40 years! Our year-round programming has three core programs, consisting of SIFF Education, SIFF Cinema, and Seattle International Film Festival.

Seattle Mayor’s Office of Film + Music

The Seattle Mayor's Office of Film and Music is devoted to promoting Seattle's film and music industries.

Town Hall Seattle

Town Hall fosters the expression & exchange of ideas through a wide range of arts, education, humanities, & civic programs.

Washington Filmworks

Washington Filmworks is the non-profit 501 (c)(6) organization that manages the state film and production incentive programs. Its mission is to create economic development opportunities by building and enhancing the competitiveness, profile and sustainability of Washington’s film industry.