Festival Schedule

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29 - 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 30 - 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 31 - 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. This year we welcome legendary saxophonist Ernie Watts with a reunited New Stories trio (Marc Seales, Doug Miller and John Bishop) as well as Norwegian guitarist Lage Lund with Seattle's Michael Glynn (bass) and Matt Jorgensen (drums).

LOCATION: Nordic Museum, 2655 NW Market St, Seattle | All Ages

SATURDAY, JUNE 1 - 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 Cathedral, 5449 Ballard Ave NW (Will Call opens at 5:00pm) | All Ages





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