Almost every night of the week, Seattle’s stages offer a roster of regional indie-folk artists, do-it-yourself punk bands and homegrown comedians, as well as nationally touring pop stars. To that end, choosing something for your night out can be a daunting task. This weekly guide can help by filtering for recommended shows, select dates and your favorite genres. To further assist you in your musical journey, check out this playlist of songs by some of the artists coming to town this month. Be sure to come back every week for updates.
This week’s highlights
Prince Royce, 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at WaMu Theater. This Latin Grammy-nominated singer is on his “Alter Ego” tour in support of his sixth studio album of the same name. Born Geoffrey Royce Rojas, Royce has had major success on the U.S. Latin and U.S. Tropical charts. He has collaborated with such big-name artists as Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. His feature on “Sensualidad,” the DJ Luian- and Mambo Kingz-produced song with Bad Bunny and J Balvin, was certified 19 times platinum in the U.S. and three times platinum on the Spanish Albums Chart. “Alter Ego” is Royce’s fourth headlining tour. If you love music that’s impossible not to sway your hips to, you won’t want to miss this one.
Arturo Sandoval, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, and Sunday, March 8; 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 6-7, at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley. This Cuban trumpeter has been nothing short of successful in his career, which has spanned more than 40 years. He has won four Grammys, an Emmy award and, in 2013, President Barack Obama presented him with a Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2000, his life was the subject of the film “For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story,” starring Andy García. Sandoval was mentored by fellow trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, and the two collaborated on the 1982 album “To a Finland Station.” Sandoval has also collaborated with Gloria Estefan, Frank Sinatra, Ariana Grande and the aforementioned Prince Royce. Fans of the trumpet and Latin jazz will want to catch the show.