The Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival will be taking place virtually from October 5 through October 9 at 5pm. This year, 20+ live performances will be streaming over the five separate evenings.

The lineup for this year features artists in the jazz and blues genre like Stacy Jones Band, KO Ensemble, and Eugenie Jones. For a full list of the event lineup, visit their webpage.

Normally, the festival draws attendees from across the Puget Sound for local and national acts to perform in-person. The Bellevue Downtown Association, and producers of the event, built this year’s online format to keep the community safe amidst the pandemic.

“We knew we had to get creative in how we reimagined the event for this year,” Ogliore said. “We wanted to support our local musicians, especially now, while still giving folks a signature event experience they can enjoy from home.”

Downtown Bellevue will remain a key part of this year’s online experience, with each show recording live from Resonance Events at SOMA Towers on 106th Avenue Northeast. Multiple restaurants within the Downtown Bellevue area are offering takeout promotions in partnership with the events.

Participating restaurants include; 520 Bar and Grill, Andiamo Italiano, Castilla Restaurant, Central Bar and Grill, Fogo de Chao, Fogrose Atelier, John Howie Steak, Mercato Stelino, Paddy Coyne’s Irish Pub, and Seastar.

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