Layne Staley 20th Death Anniversary Show Revealed


It’s been 20 years since the world lost Layne Staley, one of the most iconic voices in music history. His contributions to Alice in Chains and Mad Season will forever live on and be cherished by the fans who developed a deep connection to its raw power, haunting harmonies, and deeply personal lyrics that shine a light into the dark places within.

Join us as we celebrate the life, music, and legacy of Mr. Layne Staley at the annual tribute show held in Seattle, WA, each August around his birthday.

LAYNE STALEY TRIBUTE 2022 will consist of two shows, Unplugged Night (21+ only) on Friday, August 19th at MADAME LOU’s (at the Crocodile) and the main event on Saturday, August 20th (All-ages) in the main showroom at The Crocodile. And a gathering at the Seattle Center International Fountain on Thursday, August 18th.

Join us Thursday, August 18th at the annual gathering at the Seattle Center International Fountain at 7pm. This will be a great opportunity to meet new friends and see returning ones as we share, laugh and meet Layne’s mom, Nancy. We will also bring candles to light for Layne, Mike, Chris and Mark. You can even decorate your own. We will bring a few to light.

Address: 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109

The Crocodile Presents:


MADAME LOU’s (Crocodile underground) (Early Show)

21+ Only

5:30PM – Doors

6:30PM – Show. Featuring: JAR OF FLIES (Alice in Chains Tribute Band) plus guests.

The Crocodile Presents:


THE CROCODILE – Main Showroom (Early Show)


5:00PM – Doors
6:00PM – Show. Featuring: JAR OF FLIES (Alice in Chains Tribute Band) plus special guests.

Plus, a special world premiere of the music video “It’s Coming After” by The Bondage Boys (featuring Layne Staley), written by Ron Holt, produced by Jesse Holt and mixed by Dave Hillis. Super 8 film ©️ Jared Jarvi 2021. Filmed live at RCNDY in August 1994.

The Crocodile is located at 2505 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121.

FRI. AUG 19th – $25ADV/$35DOS (21+ Only)

SAT. AUG 20th – $25ADV/$35DOS (All-Ages)

BOTH SHOWS – $40ADV Only (Limited Availability) (21+ Only)

Please visit for information and links to donate to Therapeutic Health Services to help those in need and struggling with addiction. Updates are in the works. Stay tuned!


“Seeking to turn the tragedy of Layne’s death into hope for those that suffer, provides support, education, and encouragement for heroin recovery; and it creates a place for family, friends, and fans to stay connected for the common goal of sharing information and resources for sustained recovery.

Each of us must create our own personal mission statement to guide our choices and behaviors.”

“My bad habits aren’t my title. My strengths and my talent are my title”. -Layne Staley