Showbox at the Market
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Marquee of venue circa 2007
|Address||1426 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
|Location||Pike Place Market|
|Former name(s)||Showbox Theater (1939-48)
Showbox Ballroom (1953-60)
The Gathering (1967-74)
Talmud Torah (1975-79)
Showbox Lounge (1992-94)
Showbox Comedy and Supper Club (1994-2007)
History and usage
Founded in 1939, Seattle's Showbox at the Market is one of the town's few extant entertainment venues. It has provided local music fans a diverse offering of music over the decades. From the Jazz Age to the Grunge Era, the storied ballroom has featured shows by touring icons such as Duke Ellington, Muddy Waters and the Ramones — as well as those by homegrown talents ranging from burlesque queen Gypsy Rose Lee to grunge gods Pearl Jam. Although Showbox has had its ups and downs in times past, today it remains active as a significant contributor to Seattle's music scene, presenting more than 200 concerts per year to a diverse group of Seattle music lovers.
Over the course of its history, Showbox at the Market has hosted acts ranging from Al Jolson, Mae West, Nat King Cole, Jimmy Durante and Dizzy Gillespie to The Police, XTC, X, Blondie, Gang of Four, Iggy Pop, Devo and Dead Kennedys. More recent performers included in Showbox at the Market's unique and varied roster include The Weeknd, Snoop Dogg, Dave Matthews, Kanye West, Robbie Williams, Modest Mouse, Death Cab For Cutie, Public Enemy, PJ Harvey, Wilco, The Flaming Lips, Daft Punk, Old 97's, Elliott Smith, Peter Murphy, Guided By Voices, Built To Spill, Billy Idol, David Bazan, Bebel Gilberto, Cat Power, Spiritualized, Sleater-Kinney, Coldplay, Bright Eyes, The Roots, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Dita Von Teese, Maroon 5, The Shins, The Melvins, My Morning Jacket, LL Cool J, DJ Shadow, Scissor Sisters, TV On The Radio, Ke$ha, Kimbra, Marina and the Diamonds, B-52's, Lady Gaga, Ice Cube, Paul Simon and countless others. 
|Address||1700 1st Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134
|Former name(s)||Fenix Underground
Showbox SoDo opened in 2007 and belongs to "Showbox Presents" family. It is located at 1700 1st Avenue South, Seattle, Washington. It takes its name from the SoDo district, a district referring to an area south of Safeco Field and CenturyLink Field.
Showbox added to its family in 2007 with the addition of the larger Showbox SoDo, a converted-warehouse-turned-concert venue located just south of the sports stadiums in the SoDo district. The space boasts beautiful wood-beam and brick architecture, and has incredible production capabilities and sightlines. In its short history, the venue has already hosted events featuring Kid Rock, Heart, The Pogues, M.I.A, The Hives, Dropkick Murphys, Josh Ritter, Counting Crows, Panic! at the Disco, Adam Lambert, Odd Future, and many more.