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Bellevue Jazz & Blues Music Series

June 1-5, 2022

The Bellevue Downtown Association (BDA) is bringing together top national and regional talent to the 15th annual Bellevue Jazz & Blues Series. Join us for a five day live music series at various venues across Downtown.



Bobby Rush

Bobby Rush is an American blues musician, composer, and singer. His style incorporates elements of blues, rap, and funk. Rush has won twelve Blues Music Awards and in 2017, at the age of 83, he won his first Grammy Award for the album Porcupine Meat. He is inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame, and Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame.

Friday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Meydenbauer Center Theatre
$25 General, $15 Student


Blake Noble Band

Originally from Australia, Blake Noble returns to Bellevue with his unique blend of instrumental roots/rock with glimpses of blues, folk, and funk. He's known for his incredible and unique 'percussive guitar' style played simultaneously with the ancient Australian didgeridoo. He is a musician who transcends genres and ages, captivating audiences in his adopted home of Seattle and abroad.

Saturday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Meydenbauer Center Theatre
$20 General, $10 Student


About the Jazz & Blues Music Series

Established in 2008, the previously named Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival is a cultural and community event that attracts national artists, showcases regional talent and draws diverse audiences. Headlining artists are selected in collaboration with John Gilbreath, executive director of Earshot Jazz.

Past featured artists include Branford Marsalis, Booker T. Jones, Shemekia Copeland, Poncho Sanchez, Dianne Reeves, Bill Frisell, Charles Lloyd, Terence Blanchard, Hubert Laws, Mingus Big Band, Spanish Harlem Orchestra and Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra. The event was renamed the Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival in 2015. 

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