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Bellevue Beats Summer Concerts Serves Up Free Local Jams, Starting July 5

June 17, 2022 - by Sandy Vo

Bellevue Beats Summer Concerts Serves Up Free Local Jams, Starting July 5

Adrian Xavier 2019 live show

From melodic trumpet sounds on the streets to rhythmic drum noises at a sold-out show, the arrival of warm summer days often brings the anticipation of live music experiences. That’s why the Bellevue Downtown Association (BDA) is bringing back their longest summer concert series yet: Bellevue Beats.

Spanning July to September, the BDA is reigniting Downtown’s music scene with the return of live concerts every Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. and every Wednesday in conjunction with a pop-up market from 11:00 2:00 p.m. Mike Ogliore, BDA’s vice president of events & operations, said the 10-week summer concerts are a great way for the Bellevue community to experience the power of music and keep live performances present in the city.

The Bellevue Beat’s diverse lineup will spotlight 30 local groups with live shows at office buildings, residential properties, and public open spaces in Downtown. Participating venues include Bellevue Connection, Bellevue Downtown Park Plaza, Bellevue Square Fountain CourtKey Center, Skyline Tower and The Spring District 

Sundae + Mr. Goessl 2021 live show

This year’s music roster features vintage pop tunes from Sundae + Mr. Goessl, sultry delta blues from Brett Benton, Brazilian roots compositions from EntreMundos Quarteto and more. Check out the full lineup to see who else is performing and where to watch! 

“Giving local and regional talents a platform to share their love of music with Downtown Bellevue’s residents, workforce and visitors is exactly what Bellevue Beats is all about,” Ogliore said. “There’s really nothing better than taking your lunch outside and enjoying live, local jams under the sun.”

Bellevue Beats is made possible by partners Amazon, the City of Bellevue, and 4Culture with media support from 425 Magazine. Together, these investments in Bellevue Beats help drive economic activity within Downtown Bellevue while providing an opportunity for live music celebrations and experiences.


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