The Roadhouse is a live performance space at the Angle Lake Station’s architecturally distinctive garage. The Roadhouse anchors a music and audio program focused on South King County and the communities surrounding the Federal Way Link Extension (FWLE). The program highlights and celebrates the many cultures and musical styles in the area, artists and musicians living and working in South King County and connects transit riders with the places they are traveling through.
The venue name, “The Roadhouse”, is a nod to the musical history in this area. In the 1930s through the 1960s a number of dance halls were located in South King County, midway between the urban centers of Seattle and Tacoma. The most well-known was the Spanish Castle, which featured local musicians and national acts, as well as the first on-stage appearance of a young Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix’s song “Spanish Castle Magic” was inspired by the Spanish Castle.
Check out The Roadhouse Calendar for monthly and quarterly events.