Welcome to the 2014 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, APRIL 16 - 8:00PM | 21+

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

THURSDAY, APRIL 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.

FRIDAY, APRIL 18 - STARTING AT 6:30PM

Jazz takes over downtown Ballard as we present 17 groups in 12 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, APRIL 19 - 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

This year we have two partner hotels located right on Ballard Avenue! Walking distance to all events.

HOTEL BALLARD
5216 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 789-5012

BALLARD INN
5300 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 789-5011

Mention you are attending The Ballard Jazz Festival when you call and receive 15% off your reservation.

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

PORTALIS WINE BAR
5205 Ballard Ave NW {map it}
Phone: (206) 783-2007

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