Benjamin “Ben” Shoval is a successful Seattle-based entrepreneur with experience in the diverse fields of computer training, investment management, affordable housing, and high tech. President of Shoval & Co., Ben Shoval is a big fan of music from the Rolling Stones to Maddie & Tae.
Seattle is famous for its live music scene, spawning acts as varied as Gypsy Rose Lee, Pearl Jam, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Those visiting or new to the area can take advantage of several venues for their entertainment.
The Showbox at the Market has been a renowned local venue for national touring acts since 1939. This art-deco ballroom has seen greats like Duke Ellington, Muddy Waters, and the Ramones. A more recent sampling of bands and artists performing at the Showbox includes Prince, Foo Fighters, the Roots, Paul McCartney, and Hey Marseilles.
Other local favorites include Liquid Lounge, Sky Church, Neumo’s, and High Dive. Far from providing merely the famed grunge and emo sounds synonymous with Seattle, the current music scene is churning out new talent in genres from neo-folk to hip hop.