Welcome to the 2020 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 2020 Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival partners are the City of Bellevue, 4Culture, Microsoft and 425 Magazine.
2020 Headlining Artist:
7:30 p.m. Friday, October 30 | Meydenbauer Center Theatre | $30 (Students $15)
Bobby Rush is a 2017 GRAMMY winning blues legend, Blues Hall of Famer, 12x Blues Music Award winner and B.B. King Entertainer of the Year. After decades of tearing up the chitlin circuit on a nightly basis with his sweaty, no-holds-barred funkfests, Rush has thoroughly broken through to the mainstream. He won a long-overdue 2017 Grammy for his spectacular album Porcupine Meat and consistently tours the globe as a headliner. What's more, Bobby's brand-new album Sitting on Top of the Blues on his own Deep Rush imprint (distributed by Thirty Tigers) promises to further spread the news that this revered legend, well past 80 years of age even if his stratospheric energy level belies the calendar, is bigger and badder and bolder than ever.