Welcome to the 2018 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 $3.00.
  • 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 Nexus ... free parking, quick drive to the festival and convenient to I-5.
  • Ask about the Ballard Jazz Festival rate of $109/night!

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.

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.

FRIDAY, MAY 18 - 7:30PM | ALL AGES

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

SATURDAY, MAY 19 - MULTIPLE VENUES

Jazz takes over downtown Ballard as we present 17 groups in 8 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.

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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The Ballard Jazz Festival is fiscally sponsored by
Shunpike
Shunpike is the 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that provides independent arts groups in Washington State with the services, resources, and opportunities they need to forge their own paths to sustainable success.

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