To build the vision for our New Home, KEXP reached out to our peers: musicians, teachers, business leaders, politicians, and heads of arts organizations. They encouraged us to remain authentic while continuing to innovate, to keep building community, to engage more music lovers and artists, and provide the public greater access to “music that matters.”
The New Home features flexible indoor and outdoor spaces to accommodate more performances and events, and to open them up to the public; spaces for musicians to recharge, create and connect; and up-to-date equipment that supports the best possible programming.
Gathering Space: Our spacious new lobby and community gathering space will provide over 4,500 square feet for performances, dance parties, classes and lectures, and one-of-a-kind get-togethers for music lovers.
DJ Booth: Watch the KEXP DJs at work in the booth from the comfort of the Gathering Space. This bigger booth, featuring updated and expanded equipment, will permit the DJs to interact freely with visitors.
Live Room & Audience Viewing: KEXP hosts more than 400 in-studio performances every year. The new live room includes an audience viewing area, with room for 50-75 music lovers. Improved equipment and professional lighting will produce podcasts, videos, broadcasts and live streams that look and sound better than ever.
Artist Lounge: Life on the road can be brutal for artists. Designed with ample input from musicians, KEXP’s “Artist Oasis” provides a welcoming “home away from home” for touring artists with showers, laundry facilities, work stations, and a place to nap that isn’t on wheels.
Library: The new library more than doubles the size of our old one. Listening booths for DJs, work areas for assistants and volunteers, and digital resources to research music from around the globe will enable our world-class curators to bring you more “music that matters” with the loving attention to detail KEXP music lovers expect.