How the VIP Insider Series benefit works

Alt-J performing for VIP Club donors at the Triple Door, Seattle.


Our VIP Insider Series is one of the most popular and fun benefits of joining a KEXP VIP Club.

At VIP Insider Series events, donors have the opportunity to get to know each other, see intimate and exclusive performances by KEXP artists, and see behind-the-scenes at KEXP. The series events include lunchtime or evening concert performances by artists like Feist, Broken Social Scene and Rhye as well as an annual invitation to a secret (ssshh!) experience at KEXP. This could be a dance party, station open house or trivia night - each year it will be a surprise!


It's rare, but events sometimes experience capacity limitations, so we've constructed a process for ensuring everyone receives advanced notice when an event is scheduled. Here's how the invitations work: 


  1. A VIP Insider Series show or event is scheduled. We work with bands continuously to schedule shows that fit their touring schedules when they visit the Northwest. Most shows featuring artists are during the lunch hour in downtown Seattle, though occasionally are in the evening. 
  2. You will receive a pre-invite two weeks prior to the VIP Insider Series event. The pre-invite announces any event details including date, time location and artist if it's a performance.  Also included is the date when the official invitation will be sent. Make sure to mark your calendar for the official invite – that’s how you’ll RSVP!
  3. You will then receive the official invitation. RSVP for yourself and a guest! These events can sometimes fill up quickly, so RSVP as soon as possible. If the event has reached capacity, please join the stand-by list.
  4. Attend the event! Have fun seeing a band or DJ you already love (or discover a new one) and mingle with your fellow KEXP VIP Club music lovers.

As a 500 Club donor you will receive four invitations per year and as a Gold Club or Platinum Club donor you will receive eight invitations per year. Your RSVP is required to guarantee admittance. To make your donation and join a VIP Giving Club, please click here.


Please contact Erin Waters Lightfoot, Director of Annual & Digital Philanthropy, by email at with any questions about the VIP Insider Series.

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