MUSIC and FILM ~ at the hostel and around the city

Hostelling International Seattle at the American Hotel often becomes a performance stage for local songwriters, bands, and artists. Check out the links below to see and hear some of our past favorites. If you’re a performer traveling through Seattle, or currently live in Seattle and need a place to polish your chops, drop us a line. We love to showcase talent, whether local or international. If you’re a group or single performer on tour, let us know. We often accommodate musicians “ready for prime time” at the hostel in exchange for performance. Contact us for details.

The following folks are terrific artists and regular performers at the hostel. Click on these links to learn more about them and check with us for performance information.

Music Festivals

HI-Seattle is also the official hostel for the Northwest Folk Life Festival. Book now and mingle with the world’s finest folk performers and enthusiasts. We are also home to the artists for Seattle’s annual Hawaiian Slack Key Festival. Come by this fall and feel the aloha with world music at its finest! You may also want to make Hostelling International Seattle at the American Hotel your home base for other festivals such as Bumbershoot or the World Rhythm Festival.

Film Festivals

Movie lovers may want to stay at the American Hotel for Seattle's film festivals: