Restaurant, Bar and Project Room


Upcoming Ticketed Events
Monday May 23rd Richard Smith and Rick Ruskin
7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm: Richard Smith and Rick Ruskin
Tickets $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Richard Smith: Audiences delight, when world-renowned fingerstyle guitarist Richard Smith cuts loose. Having witnessed one of his live performances, fellow musicians and music lovers alike sing hymns of praise about world-renowned fingerstyle British guitarist Richard Smith. With fretboard fireworks and lyrical endeavors he will melt your heart­strings, make your toes tapping and your jaws hanging open. Richard's ever-growing repertoire comprises a wide variety of music from classical Bach to Beatles pop. It includes Scott Joplin Rags just like Sousa marches, Chopin, Mozart and fiddle tunes. It ranges from jazz standards to Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed and to Django Rein­hardt gypsy swing, not to mention his intriguing originals. He delivers both, light­ning fast barn-burners and beautiful ballads.

Rick Ruskin: “..so brilliant at times that he seems to transcend normal approaches to the guitar...Ruskin may be the smoothest technical player around. Flashy, fast, inventive and musical and that isn't easy." (GUITAR PLAYER).

In 1964, while still in Jr. High School, he was chosen to open the bill for the Reverend Gary Davis at Detroit's legendary Retort Coffee House. This engagement resulted in a fast and permanent friendship with the master blues, ragtime, and gospel guitarist. Rev. Davis was so taken by the young Ruskin's skill and eagerness, that he invited Rick to spend that summer with him at his Long Island home. By the end of the summer, Davis stopped teaching Rick new material and told him, "It's time you started paying attention to your own music." Ruskin has been doing that ever since. He's also known for his arrangements of such pop classics as "Lady Madonna," "Riki Don't Lose That Number," and "Here Comes The Sun".

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.
Tuesday May 24th Bob Dylan @ 75: The Basement Tapes
7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm: Bob Dylan @ 75: The Basement Tapes
Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

A revolving cast of stellar local talent pays homage to the career of one of America’s greatest icons, Bob Dylan, in celebration of his 75th birthday.

A legend barely worth re-telling for any Dylan fan, the Basement tapes were four members of The Band (minus Levon Helm) and Dylan basically hanging out and jamming, as Dylan recuperated from his legendary 1966 motorcycle accident, while Garth Hudson got it all down on his reel to reel tape deck. Part jam session, part song writing session, part hoe-down and part Dadaist “happening”, the Basement tapes created some of the strangest and most varied songs in the yet to be labeled genre of “Americana”. Not officially released for over a decade, these tapes were much coveted bootlegs for many years. Some the songs became classic Dylan and covered by many other artists (Tears of Rage, I Shall Be Released); others became campfire favorites (You Ain’t Goin Nowhere), and others only remembered by the true Dylan fanatic (Clothes Line Saga etc.). A masterpiece of American culture.
Wednesday May 25th Becca and Soul/ The Highlife Band
7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm: Becca and Soul/ The Highlife Band
Tickets $10 at the door

French soul group Becca and Soul visit Seattle! Joined by The Highlife Band.

The Highlife Band is an authentic and unique reggae band from Seattle, Washington. Rhythms from the Spanish and French Caribbean are combined with Jamaican rockers, bif-baf, steppers, one-drop, and dancehall reggae traditions. The lyrics are direct, and sing of love and conscious direction in everyday life. Live performances are power-packed and the performers animated and engaging. The group has played all over the Northwest and Northern California. This year the band will tour in France and Spain. Documenting the movement is an official music video, live in-studio radio performances, and two albumst: the self-titled debut, The Highlife, (2011) followed by What’s To Come, (2013).

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.
Thursday May 26th Beatwalk Benefit Bonanza! Ft. The Royal We and D'vonne Lewis's Limited Edition
8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm: Beatwalk Benefit Bonanza! Ft. The Royal We and D'vonne Lewis's Limited Edition
Tickets: $10 at the door

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.
Friday May 27th Scott Pemberton/ Andy Coe Band (Acoustic)
8:30pm | Doors at 7:30pm: Scott Pemberton/ Andy Coe Band (Acoustic)
Tickets: $10 advance/ $12 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Scott Pemberton’s sound is much like the vibe of his native Portland: freaky, fun and just the right amount of weird. The best way to categorize his music is with the moniker “Timber Rock”. Scott naturally applies his own lens/stamp to the sounds of the Pacific North West, the region he has always called home. The deep jazz, NW rock/grunge, blues roots and the west coast funk. It’s all there, and often all in the same song. Listeners are finding this honest, original and to-the-point music refreshing and fun.

The Andy Coe Band is a psychedelic rock quintet/quartet based in Seattle. Originally formed as an annual Jerry Garcia tribute band, ACB has evolved into a lively party with heavy improvisations and good times performing regionally as well as weekly on Monday nights at the Blue Moon in Seattle.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.
Saturday May 28th Earshot Jazz Presents: Seales Brothers Band
8:30pm | Doors at 7:30pm: Earshot Jazz Presents: Seales Brothers Band
Tickets: $22 General Admission/$20 Members and Seniors/$11 Student
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here

After tearing it up at last year’s festival, we are bringing Marc and Jesse Seales, brothers and leading figures of separate Seattle scenes, back to the Royal Room for an encore performance.

Jesse Seales, a Bellingham blues- and rock-drenched jazzer and educator, was a founder of Stypes, one of the most notorious bands based out of Tacoma at the time. They worked the circuit for 15 years. As an avid traveler and Francophile, he has lived and studied in France, and expanded his knowledge of non-Western musical forms over the past two decades, further broadening his experience as a recording artist. He joined the pop-rock cover outfit Notorious 253 in May 2014.

Joining him is the celebrated Marc Seales, jazz professor at UW, bandleader, and recent inductee into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame. The force behind the Marc Seales Quartet’s expansive trilogy, American Songs, he has been described as sounding like a pre-funk Herbie Hancock, with hints of Bill Evans. Adding gas to the fire tonight are tenor saxophonist Stuart McDonald, bassist Evan Flory-Barnes, and LA drummer Lucas Moyes Jr.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.
This Week At The Royal Room
Monday May 23rd Richard Smith and Rick Ruskin/ The Salute Sessions
7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm: Richard Smith and Rick Ruskin
Tickets $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Richard Smith: Audiences delight, when world-renowned fingerstyle guitarist Richard Smith cuts loose. Having witnessed one of his live performances, fellow musicians and music lovers alike sing hymns of praise about world-renowned fingerstyle British guitarist Richard Smith. With fretboard fireworks and lyrical endeavors he will melt your heart­strings, make your toes tapping and your jaws hanging open. Richard's ever-growing repertoire comprises a wide variety of music from classical Bach to Beatles pop. It includes Scott Joplin Rags just like Sousa marches, Chopin, Mozart and fiddle tunes. It ranges from jazz standards to Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed and to Django Rein­hardt gypsy swing, not to mention his intriguing originals. He delivers both, light­ning fast barn-burners and beautiful ballads.

Rick Ruskin: “..so brilliant at times that he seems to transcend normal approaches to the guitar...Ruskin may be the smoothest technical player around. Flashy, fast, inventive and musical and that isn't easy." (GUITAR PLAYER).

In 1964, while still in Jr. High School, he was chosen to open the bill for the Reverend Gary Davis at Detroit's legendary Retort Coffee House. This engagement resulted in a fast and permanent friendship with the master blues, ragtime, and gospel guitarist. Rev. Davis was so taken by the young Ruskin's skill and eagerness, that he invited Rick to spend that summer with him at his Long Island home. By the end of the summer, Davis stopped teaching Rick new material and told him, "It's time you started paying attention to your own music." Ruskin has been doing that ever since. He's also known for his arrangements of such pop classics as "Lady Madonna," "Riki Don't Lose That Number," and "Here Comes The Sun".

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

10:00pm (Lounge): The Salute Sessions (Salute to Mingus)
A themed weekly jam session that focuses on a variety of jazz masters, this week featuring a salute to the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Hosted by saxophonist Ivan Arteaga.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Tuesday May 24th Bob Dylan @ 75: The Basement Tapes/ Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm: Bob Dylan @ 75: The Basement Tapes
Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

A revolving cast of stellar local talent pays homage to the career of one of America’s greatest icons, Bob Dylan, in celebration of his 75th birthday.

A legend barely worth re-telling for any Dylan fan, the Basement tapes were four members of The Band (minus Levon Helm) and Dylan basically hanging out and jamming, as Dylan recuperated from his legendary 1966 motorcycle accident, while Garth Hudson got it all down on his reel to reel tape deck. Part jam session, part song writing session, part hoe-down and part Dadaist “happening”, the Basement tapes created some of the strangest and most varied songs in the yet to be labeled genre of “Americana”. Not officially released for over a decade, these tapes were much coveted bootlegs for many years. Some the songs became classic Dylan and covered by many other artists (Tears of Rage, I Shall Be Released); others became campfire favorites (You Ain’t Goin Nowhere), and others only remembered by the true Dylan fanatic (Clothes Line Saga etc.). A masterpiece of American culture.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

10:00pm (Lounge): Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
Organ trio performing soul jazz from the late 60's, such as Lonnie Smith and Grant Green.
Delvon Lamarr - organ
Jimmy James - guitar
David McGraw - drums

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Wednesday May 25th Becca and Soul/ The Highlife Band/ The Royal We
7:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm: Becca and Soul/ The Highlife Band
Tickets $10 at the door

French soul group Becca and Soul visit Seattle! Joined by The Highlife Band.

The Highlife Band is an authentic and unique reggae band from Seattle, Washington. Rhythms from the Spanish and French Caribbean are combined with Jamaican rockers, bif-baf, steppers, one-drop, and dancehall reggae traditions. The lyrics are direct, and sing of love and conscious direction in everyday life. Live performances are power-packed and the performers animated and engaging. The group has played all over the Northwest and Northern California. This year the band will tour in France and Spain. Documenting the movement is an official music video, live in-studio radio performances, and two albumst: the self-titled debut, The Highlife, (2011) followed by What’s To Come, (2013).

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

10:00pm (Lounge): The Jelly Rollers
The Jelly Rollers combine compelling rhythms with melt-in-your-mouth guitar licks, tasty harmonica, and rousing harmonies to create their own fresh brand of genre-bending blues.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Thursday May 26th Beatwalk Benefit Bonanza! Ft. The Royal We and D'vonne Lewis's Limited Edition
8:00pm | Doors at 7:00pm: Beatwalk Benefit Bonanza! Ft. The Royal We and D'vonne Lewis's Limited Edition
Tickets: $10 at the door

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.
Friday May 27th Scott Pemberton/ Andy Coe Band (Acoustic)
8:30pm | Doors at 7:30pm: Scott Pemberton/ Andy Coe Band (Acoustic)
Tickets: $10 advance/ $12 at the door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Scott Pemberton’s sound is much like the vibe of his native Portland: freaky, fun and just the right amount of weird. The best way to categorize his music is with the moniker “Timber Rock”. Scott naturally applies his own lens/stamp to the sounds of the Pacific North West, the region he has always called home. The deep jazz, NW rock/grunge, blues roots and the west coast funk. It’s all there, and often all in the same song. Listeners are finding this honest, original and to-the-point music refreshing and fun.

The Andy Coe Band is a psychedelic rock quintet/quartet based in Seattle. Originally formed as an annual Jerry Garcia tribute band, ACB has evolved into a lively party with heavy improvisations and good times performing regionally as well as weekly on Monday nights at the Blue Moon in Seattle.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.
Saturday May 28th Earshot Jazz Presents: Seales Brothers Band
8:30pm | Doors at 7:30pm: Earshot Jazz Presents: Seales Brothers Band
Tickets: $22 General Admission/$20 Members and Seniors/$11 Student
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation here

After tearing it up at last year’s festival, we are bringing Marc and Jesse Seales, brothers and leading figures of separate Seattle scenes, back to the Royal Room for an encore performance.

Jesse Seales, a Bellingham blues- and rock-drenched jazzer and educator, was a founder of Stypes, one of the most notorious bands based out of Tacoma at the time. They worked the circuit for 15 years. As an avid traveler and Francophile, he has lived and studied in France, and expanded his knowledge of non-Western musical forms over the past two decades, further broadening his experience as a recording artist. He joined the pop-rock cover outfit Notorious 253 in May 2014.

Joining him is the celebrated Marc Seales, jazz professor at UW, bandleader, and recent inductee into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame. The force behind the Marc Seales Quartet’s expansive trilogy, American Songs, he has been described as sounding like a pre-funk Herbie Hancock, with hints of Bill Evans. Adding gas to the fire tonight are tenor saxophonist Stuart McDonald, bassist Evan Flory-Barnes, and LA drummer Lucas Moyes Jr.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.
Sunday May 29th Norman Baker & The Backroads/ Monoclub (Brazil)/ Chava Mirel (solo)
7:30pm | Doors at 7:00pm: Norman Baker & The Backroads/ Monoclub (Brazil)/ Chava Mirel (solo)
Monoclub
Monoclub is a band from Sorocaba, Brazil, which combines Brazilian folk music with American country music, on May 2016 they will release their first album called "Romperia", along with their second North American tour, including a gig at the NW Folklife in Seattle.

Norman Baker & The Backroads
Norman was 13 the first time he performed on stage with fellow Backroads band mate Michael Muir. They sang and played Beatles and CCR while sitting in with the band their dads were in together. Twenty years later their harmonies and guitar work continue to weave seamlessly through timeless original rootsy compositions. Muir's Clapton and Allman tinged guitar approach meshed with Baker's Doc Watson meets Neil Young influences prove to be a great combo as the band continues tacking on the miles around the Western US.

Chava Mirel combines rich, luxurious vocals with deep pocket rhythms to bring a new sound to Jewish music. With themes of gratitude, self-acceptance, balance and responsibility for each other, Chava’s songs bring comfort and uplift the spirit. As early as age 2, Chava has been connecting with multiple generations through performance. An award-winning Jewish composer, she has worked for decades as an educator and Cantorial soloist on both coasts of the US. She also tours internationally, currently as a singer and keyboard player with reggae icon Clinton Fearon. Chava has backed dozens of Jamaican artists, and is devoted to the art and science of groove.

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.

With permanent backline, recording and video, a grand piano and a generous stage, the Royal Room has been designed to serve the musicians and artists who will be performing.

For ticketed events please note: tickets do not guarantee a seat to shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show

The Royal Room has live music seven nights a week, check calendar for opening times.
The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.