Festival Schedule

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16 - 8:00PM | 21+

Four drummers lead their own groups at Conor Byrne Pub on the opening night of the festival.

LOCATION: Conor Byrne Pub, 5140 Ballard Avenue NW {map it} | 8:00PM | 21+

THURSDAY, MAY 17 - 8:00PM | 21+

Guitarists take the stage on night two of the festival as we showcase some of the finest six-string talent from the Northwest and beyond.

LOCATION: Conor Byrne Pub, 5140 Ballard Avenue NW {map it} | 8:00PM | 21+

FRIDAY, MAY 18 - 7:30PM | ALL AGES
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The crown jewel of the festival, we welcome international jazz artists to Ballard at our Mainstage Concert at the Nordic Heritage Museum.

LOCATION: The brand new Nordic Museum on Market Street, All Ages

SATURDAY, MAY 19 - 3:00-6:00PM

Susan Pascal's Quintet featuring special guest tenor saxophonist Pete Christlieb presents Remembering Stan Getz, revisiting the music of Getz and highlighting his work with vibraphonists Cal Tjader and Gary Burton. The all-star group features tenor titan Pete Christlieb, vibraphonist Susan Pascal, and rhythm section featuring pianist Bill Anschell, bassist Chris Symer, and drummer Jeff Busch.

LOCATION: Peddler Brewing Company, 1514 NW Leary Way, Seattle | All Ages

SATURDAY, MAY 19 - MULTIPLE VENUES BEGINNING AT 6:00PM

Jazz takes over downtown Ballard as we present 23 groups in 10 venues all for a single ticket price. The most recognizable event of the festival brings together all styles of jazz and a New Orleans atmosphere with listeners pouring from club-to-club making this a truly one-of-a-kind event.

LOCATION: The Ballard Landmark, 5433 Leary Ave NW (Will Call opens at 5:00pm) | All Ages





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