Welcome to the 2015 Ballard Jazz Festival!

The Ballard Jazz Festival is proud to welcome jazz fans throughout the USA and the World!
For those traveling to Seattle, we've created this page to make your planning easier.

GETTING TO SEATTLE

Flying Into Seattle
  • From Sea-Tac airport, take the Link Light Rail to International Station. The fare is $2.50.
  • Take the #40 bus from 4th and Jackson to Ballard (get off at Ballard Ave NW and NW Market)

Other options:

Driving to Seattle
  • Drive yourself to Seattle and stay at Hotel Ballard right in the middle of historic downtown Ballard
  • Use the Ballard Jazz Festival booking code to receive a special discounted rate

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 - 8:00PM | 21+

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

THURSDAY, MAY 7 - 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.

FRIDAY, MAY 8 - TWO EVENTS / ONE PRICE | ALL AGES

New for this year is a special FRIDAY EVENING CONCERT at the Nordic Heritage Museum. Featuring New York guitarist Peter Bernstein’s Trio and legendary bassist David Friesen with his Circle 3 Trio, the evening is hosted by PRI Jazz After Hours broadcaster, Jeff Hanley.

Jazz takes over downtown Ballard as we present 15 groups in 9 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.

SATURDAY, MAY 9 - A FULL DAY OF JAZZ | ALL AGES

On Saturday, we kick off a full day of events at 11:00am with the Swedish Pancake Jazz Brunch and a classic Volvo and Saab car show.

The crown jewel of the festival, we welcome international jazz artists to Ballard at our Mainstage Concert at the Nordic Heritage Museum at 7:30pm.

WHERE TO STAY

HOTEL NEXUS
2140 N. Northgate Way
Seattle, WA, 98133
Reservations: 206-365-0700
800-435-0754 (Toll Free)

WHERE TO EAT

THE HI-LIFE
5425 Russell Ave NW {map it}
Phone:(206) 784-7272

KICKIN' BOOT
5309 22nd Ave NW {map it}
Phone: (206) 783-2668

BALLARD ANNEX OYSTER HOUSE
5410 Ballard Ave NW {map it}
(206) 783-5410

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