Welcome to the 2018 Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival! We invite you to explore and share your passion for live music at the Eastside's premier showcase for top national and regional artists as well as our next generation of rising stars. Take time to enjoy Downtown Bellevue and plan a stay with its many outstanding hotels, restaurants and venues supporting this festival.
The festival is produced by the Bellevue Downtown Association, a non-profit membership organization with a mission to strengthen the economic and cultural vitality of Downtown Bellevue. The 2018 Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival sponsors are the City of Bellevue, Microsoft, Washington Federal, 4Culture, Bellevue Arts Museum, KNKX 88.5 FM, Bellevue Reporter and 425 Magazine.2018 Headlining Artists:Deva Mahal
7:00 p.m. Friday, June 2 | Meydenbauer Center Theatre | $30 (Students $15)
A powerhouse vocalist and songwriter, Deva Mahal is the daughter of legendary blues musician Taj Mahal, with whom she wrote the song Never Let You Go on his Grammy Award nominated album Maestro. Devas particular brand of soul embraces her blues roots, with an infusion of gospel-tinged vocals, funk rhythms, jazz-like arrangements, and an R&B sensibility. Her undeniable vocal talent never ceases to blow audiences away, and her star continues to rise with new music due out on Motéma in March, 2018. Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio
7:00p.m. Saturday, June 2 | Meydenbauer Center Theatre | $25 (Students $15)
Dr. Lonnie Smith is an unparalleled musician, composer, performer and recording artist. The Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio will be performing live at the Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival on Saturday, June 2nd at 7:00pm.