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Your Venue Guide to the Bellevue Jazz & Blues Music Series

September 29, 2021 - by Sandy Vo

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Your Jazz & Blues Venue Guide
Explore 10 venues and 20+ live shows! 

The 14th Annual Bellevue Jazz & Blues Music Series kicks off next week with local talents at some of the most popular venues in Downtown Bellevue. With 20+ live shows - many free - spread out over five days, it's the perfect opportunity to plan a self-guided jazz walk. Here's a list of venues hosting live music next week, Oct. 6-10.

* Ticketed shows or required reservations



Meydenbauer Center Theatre*

For 25 years, the Meydenbauer Center Theatre has continued to be a place where the Eastside gathers for an unforgettable experience. Don't miss out on the chance to see both local headliners here. Purchase tickets to Lady A  on Friday, Oct. 8 and Thomas Marriott & Ray Vega: East West Trumpet Summit featuring Roy McCurdy on Saturday, Oct. 9.


Bellevue Place

The mixed-use Bellevue Place features the renowned Hyatt Regency Hotel, upscale offices, boutique retails and fine dining. Head up to the second floor to hear smooth jazz piano stylings by Sandra Locklear, featured Wed-Fri from 4:00-6:00 p.m.


Lincoln Square North

Lincoln Square North is home to over dozens of restaurants to taste, sip and savor. From breakfast to nightcaps and everything in between, you are in the center of the dining district at The Bellevue Collection.Enjoy free music on the first floor, right in the halls of Lincoln Square North on Wed-Fri from 4:00-6:00 p.m.


Bellevue Arts Museum

A place that's always different, always new, and always exciting... the Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM) is a space where audience, artists, makers and designers share their own experience of the world. This year they continue the tradition of hosting the live Student Showcase, featuring local jazz students on Sunday from 12:00-5:00 p.m.  


Lincoln Square South

Lincoln Square South is just a skybridge away from Lincoln Square North. On the second floor, you'll find free live music alongside several food options in the Lincoln South Food Hall. It's a perfect place to dine while listening to jazz duos or flamenco guitarists on Wed-Fri, 4:00-6:00 p.m.


The Bellettini

Located in downtown, The Bellettini retirement home is known for its timeless architecture and magnificent grounds. The interior is clean and sophisticated with high ceilings, a fine Italian restaurant inside and more. On Wednesday, join residents for a free musical performance by the LaVon Hardison Trio from 4:00-6:00 p.m.


El Gaucho

Swanky. Elegant. Ritualistic. El Gaucho has it all. The steakhouse delivers personalized and unparalleled service where every detail is carefully and thoughtfully executed. Escape to a world of shimmering candlelight accompanied by live piano music every night, performed by Tom Kellock and Eric Verlinde


Resonance Events*

Resonance is a live music studio and concert venue, perfectly designed for an intimate gathering and live jazz. Be sure to get tickets to Seattle trumpeter Jared Hall and his polished quintet, performing Friday at 7:30 p.m. In-person attendees will receive a copy of Jared's new CD, "Seen on the Scene" (Origin Records, 2021). 


AC Hotel Bellevue by Marriott

The AC Hotel has Spanish roots, a European soul and a global mindset. Their all-new boutique hotel is located in the heart of Bellevue and celebrates classic, modern design with sophisticated, stylish decor. Enjoy a free performance by Ben Thomas & Eric Likkel on Thursday night, 7:00-10:00 p.m.


Bake's Place Bar & Bistro*

Bake's Place is a restaurant, bar and private event space that exudes atmosphere and elegance. They feature an outdoor covered patio and special offers including a chef-driven menu and well-curated wine and spirits list. Come out and enjoy a delicious meal with a great show. Book a table to see the Bill Anschell Trio perform on Oct. 9 or Greta Matassa on Oct. 10.

Check out the lineup to see all the amazing local talents featured at each location.


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