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One Week Countdown to Live Music in Downtown Bellevue

May 23, 2018 - by Lexi Roberts

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One Week Countdown to Live Music in Downtown Bellevue

Lexi Roberts, May 23, 2018

The countdown for the 11th annual Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival has begun, with only one week until the event kicks off! Over 40 live free and ticketed performances will be happening throughout downtown Bellevue May 30 – June 3.

How the Festival Works: 

No festival pass is required for the Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festivals. All are welcomed to join in this musical celebration and kick off summer with a selection of concerts showcasing regional and national talent, including a student jazz showcase at the Bellevue Art Museum. Artists will be premiered at various venues across the city. 

Check out the full lineup to map out which performances you want to catch! 

Headliner Shows:

Great seats are still available for this year’s headlining artists, Deva Mahal and Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio. Reserve your spot now

Friday, June 1 at 7 p.m.
Meydenbauer Center Theatre 

A powerhouse vocalist, songwriter and daughter of blues legend Taj Mahal. Her unique blend of modern R&B, indie-pop, soul rock and gospel crosses generational boundaries. Find out more about Deva in our earlier blog, Deva Mahal – A Legend in Her Own Making.


Saturday, June 2 at 7 p.m.
Meydenbauer Center Theatre 

Dubbed "the creator of acid jazz", Dr. Lonnie Smith is hailed as a “Legend,” a master and guru of the Hammond B-3 Organ for over five decades, and has been featured on over seventy albums. Find out more about him in our earlier blog, Dr. Lonnie Smith – A Living Music Icon.



Featured Artists:

Carlos Cascante y su Tumbo
Wednesday, May 30
Bake’s Bar & Bistro
Ticket Information 

Salsa, modern timba, Latin jazz, and Brazilian music. 


Curtis Stigers & The Full Circle Big Band
Thursday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. & 8:15 p.m. 
Resonance at SOMA Towers
Ticket Information 

Old school pop and bag band jazz with singer, songwriter and saxophonist, Curtis Stigers. 


The Darelle Holden Quartet 
Thursday, May 31 at 8 p.m.
Bake’s Bar & Bistro
Ticket Information

A diverse and unique vocal styling blend of Pop Diva, R&B Powerhouse, and Jazz Siren.