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Your Guide to the Ultimate "Jazz Crawl"

September 22, 2023 - by Mackenzie Ault

Your Guide to the Ultimate Jazz Crawl

The Annual Jazz & Blues Music Series returns the first week of October with 17+ live shows, many free to the public to enjoy. Keep an ear out for pop-up concerts in hotel lobbies, gathering spaces and public places to discover live music all around Downtown Bellevue during this exciting week. Here's your guide to the venues hosting live shows October 4-8. 

2023 Bellevue Jazz & Blues Music Series map

* Ticketed shows

1.  Meydenbauer Center Theatre*


For over 30 years, Meydenbauer Center Theatre has been the go-to destination for the Eastside community seeking unforgettable experiences. Since 1993, it has proudly hosted over 250 events annually, welcoming nearly 150,000 guests. This year, as part of the Bellevue Jazz & Blues Music Series, the theater is set to showcase two featured performances. Secure your tickets before they're sold out to catch these outstanding local headliners in action. 

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2.  The Belletini

Nestled in downtown, The Bellettini retirement home is renowned for its enduring architectural charm and expansive, beautifully landscaped grounds. Inside, you'll find a pristine and elegant interior graced by lofty ceilings. Stop by and listen to the vibrant musical stylings from the "Juicy" Gonzales Trio. 

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3.  Lincoln Square North

Lincoln Square North is your ultimate destination for dining and shopping, offering a wide array of restaurants and retail options to suit every taste and need. Whether you're enjoying a meal with a friend or picking up a special treat, be sure to carve out some time for the complimentary jazz music on the first floor.

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4.  Bellevue Arts Museum

Immerse yourself in the world of jazz and art at the Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM), where they've masterfully cultivated a space for the dynamic exchange of ideas and the enrichment of collective experiences in art, craft, and design. This year, their collaboration extends to a live Student Showcase, spotlighting local talents from six neighboring schools.

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5.  Lincoln Square South

Crossing the sky bridge from Lincoln Square North leads you to Lincoln Square South, where additional free live music awaits. This visionary 1.5 million square feet of mixed-use development encapsulates the Northwest lifestyle. Follow the enchanting jazz melodies up to the second floor!

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6. AC Hotel Bellevue by Marriott 

Whether you're a guest enjoying a night or two at the AC Hotel or simply looking to experience their classically inspired ambiance, be sure to visit their lobby on October 4th for a captivating jazz and blues performance. 

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7.  El Gaucho Bellevue

At El Gaucho, indulge in a fusion of jazz and blues while savoring delectable steak dinners, complemented by impeccable service and a curated selection of fine wines. Elevate your dining experience by reserving a table for live music performed by El Gaucho's exceptional piano artists.

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See our 2023 all-star lineup of musicians and discover your next favorite artist!


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