live-at-lunchThe Bellevue Downtown Association will once again present their ‘Live at Lunch Concert Series‘ for 10 weeks this summer, beginning Tuesday, July 7th. This year’s free concert series will take place every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. This year the BDA added Wednesdays to add more concerts to the series, which will bring the grand total to 30 performances over the 10-week span, ending September 10th. The concerts will take place at several outdoor plazas and open spaces within the downtown core and will last from noon to 1:30pm.

Local bands and artists will entertain at the events with a wide verity of genres each week. Some of the most anticipated concerts will include Michael Powers, Deems Tsutakawa, and a Rockaraoke contest. Check out the Concert Series Schedule (below) for dates, locations, bands, and genres.

Those who attend the concerts will be eligible to enter to win 2 Southwest Airlines tickets and lunch for 2 for a year at Tap House Grill or Palomino (A $50 gift card for 12 months, totaling $600) ! Also, the BDA has teamed up with Hopelink’s End Summer Hunger Campaign and will have a booth set up to accept cash and food donations at all Thursday concerts that will be hosted at the Galleria.

2009 Live at Lunch Concert Series Schedule

Date/ Bands/ Location

July 7 SRJO Quartet ● Jazz Quartet Skyline Tower

July 8 Greta Matassa ● Jazz Vocalist Bellevue City Hall

July 9 U277 ● A Tribute to U2 Bellevue Galleria

July 14 Gin Betty ● Rock/New Wave/Country City Center Plaza

July 15 New Age Flamenco ● Flamenco Soul Expedia Building

July 16 Emerald City Throwdown ● Hits from 60s to Today Bellevue Galleria

July 21 Joey Jewell, Sinatra at the Sands ● Frank Sinatra Hits Newport Tower

July 22 Lindsay Tomasic ● Singer/Songwriter TEN20

July 23 Take One Band ● Dance & Rock Hits Bellevue Galleria

July 28 Cheryl Serio ● Jazz Cabaret Civica Office Commons

July 29 Jukehouse Hounds ● Classic Country Plaza Garage

July 30 Buckets of Rain ● Rock n’ Roll Bellevue Galleria

Aug. 4 Wes Jones Band ● Traditional Country KeyCenter

Aug. 5 Thomas Marriott Trio ● Trumpet Artist Symetra Financial Center

Aug. 6 Idol Eyez ● Top 40 from 70s to Today Bellevue Galleria

Aug. 11 Scott Lindenmuth Trio ● Jazz Standards The Summit

Aug. 12 Michael Martinez Quartet ● Funky Samba Pacific Plaza

Aug. 13 Jonathan Harris ● Country Singer/Songwriter Bellevue Galleria

Aug. 18 Gail Pettis Quartet ● Jazz Vocalist Skyline Tower

Aug. 19 Michael Powers ● Jazz Guitarist Expedia Building

Aug. 20 Rockaraoke Contest ● They Play, You Sing! Bellevue Galleria

Aug. 25 Bill Anschell Trio ● Jazz Pianist & Composer Bellevue City Hall

Aug. 26 Jovino Santos Neto Quarteto ● Brazilian Jazz Civica Office Commons

Aug. 27 The Relay ● A Tribute to The Who Bellevue Galleria

Sept. 1 Josh Rawlings Trio ● Jazz Trio City Center Plaza

Sept. 2 4th Degree ● Jazz-Rock Band Skyline Tower

Sept. 3 Crème Tangerine ● Beatles Cover Band Bellevue Galleria

Sept. 8 Deems Tsutakawa ● Jazz Pianist STIR Martini + Raw Bar

Sept. 9 Pearl Django ● Gypsy Jazz Expedia Building

Sept. 10 Stephanie Schneiderman ● Northwest Singer/Songwriter Bellevue Galleria


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  2. A downtown worker

    You know, some people actually have to WORK in downtown Bellevue from noon to 1:30 and actually have to concentrate. Too bad that’s not possible when you can hear these concerts blocks away on the 20th floor. Seems to me that if everyone worked as hard as they play, and allowed others to work without making so much noise as to render the effort futile, perhaps we wouldn’t be in our current economic mess. Work before you play, people.