Whether you’re looking for somewhere to kick back after a day on the beach or a rainy day activity, you’ll find live music almost every night on the Long Beach Peninsula. Order some great food or a drink and enjoy the show.
Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the peninsula’s annual music festival and events! Tickets tend to go quickly, and it’s a good idea to plan ahead.
1. North Beach Tavern in Long Beach
North Beach Tavern features live music most Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Check their calendar to see who is playing.
You must be 21 or older to dine there. Order a drink from their full bar and an amazing house made pizza for a laid back evening. Their menu also includes classics like hamburgers, rueben sandwiches, and nachos.
2. Shelburne Pub in Seaview
The Pub at Shelburne Hotel has live music most Thursdays and Saturdays. Check their Facebook page to see who is playing at this cozy, historic hotel.
Their pub has rotating local beers on tap and a full bar. Order anything from a smorgasbord to a fried chicken sandwich. It’s all delicious!
3. Pickled Fish in Long Beach
Located at the top of Adrift Hotel, Pickled Fish hosts live music most every night. They feature musicians from all over the PNW.
Order drinks from their full bar or savor something from their seasonal menu. They partner with many local and regional farmers and artisans.
4. Peninsula Arts Center in Long Beach
The Peninsula Arts Center is an intimate venue with concerts most Friday nights. This venue might require planning ahead since their concert tickets often sell out, so check their calendar in advance.
Show up early for open mic night. Beer, wine, and other refreshments are available. Tickets are $5 to $15 and concerts start at 7 p.m. unless noted otherwise.
5. Sou’wester Lodge in Seaview
Sou’wester hosts concerts most Saturday nights. Their warm and inviting vintage main room is the perfect place to relax. See who is playing on their calendar.
Be sure to check out their wellness offerings as well as the variety of workshops they offer! Even if you aren’t staying at the lodge, it’s a great place to revitalize the spirit, use the sauna, and learn something new.
Music Festivals and Events
January 26: Pies & Pipes at Tokeland Hotel
If you’ve never been to Tokeland Hotel, you’re in for a treat. Tucked away in northern Pacific County, this is the oldest hotel in Washington. Take a day trip up or book a night’s stay to enjoy traditional Scottish meat pies and bagpipes.
Summer: Waikiki Beach Concert Series
Waikiki Beach concerts take place in Cape Disappointment State Park, so a Discover Pass is required. Catch a concert every other weekend throughout the summer at 7:00 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets for a fun summer evening.
July 13: Music in the Gardens Tour
Tour the most stunning peninsula gardens, enjoy refreshments, and listen to live music. It’s the perfect way to spend a summer day! This event is hosted annually by the Water Music Society. Follow them on Facebook for updates on when tickets are available and who’s playing.
August 17: Jazz & Oysters
Another Water Music Society classic, Jazz & Oysters features world-class jazz artists and (of course) fresh Willapa Bay oysters! The event is held at the Port of Peninsula and offers incredible views of Willapa Bay. Keep an eye on their page for ticket updates and who’s playing.
September 20-21: Peninsula R&B Festival
Also held at the gorgeous Port of Peninsula, the Peninsula R&B Festival features local, regional, and national R&B musicians. Vendors provide food, beer, wine, and refreshments. Follow their Facebook page to support this incredible event and get updates.
October 11-13: Water Music Festival
Three days of incredible music at beautiful venues, the Water Music Festival is a favorite peninsula tradition. Be sure to follow them on Facebook to find out what this year’s theme is and where the concerts will be held. Definitely get your tickets early.