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14th annual Bellevue Jazz & Blues Music Series set for Oct.

The event will featue top regional jazz artists.

From Oct. 6 to 10, the Bellevue Downtown Association is bringing together top regional talent to Downtown Bellevue at the 14th Annual Bellevue Jazz & Blues Music Series.

Featured artists Ray Vega, Thomas Marriott, Roy McCurdy, and Lady A will perform at the Meydenbauer Center Theatre and other local talent will be showcased at various venues across Downtown Bellevue.

Mike Ogliore, VP of Events at the Bellevue Downtown Association, said his team is eager to bring back in-person shows for the community. Last year, the BDA produced the 5-day music series completely virtual.

“We’re excited to return to in-person shows this year,” Ogliore said. “We want to support our local musicians and music venues, especially now, after what’s been an incredibly difficult year.”

In an effort to protect the health and well-being of Bellevue Jazz & Blues Music Series patrons, artists, and staff, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken 72 hours prior to the performance will be required for entry at Meydenbauer Center Theatre. Patrons must also show a valid ID along with vaccine or test documentation. Masks are mandatory inside the venue for all patrons and staff, except when actively eating or drinking.

Downtown Bellevue remains a key part of this year’s music experience. Live performances will take place at an array of local restaurants and public spaces. Attendees are encouraged to grab dinner from a local restaurant and watch a performance. Participating live music venues include Bake’s Place Bar & Bistro, El Gaucho, Lincoln Square North and South, AC Hotel Bellevue by Marriott, Bellevue Arts Museum, and Bellevue Place.

A Student Showcase featuring local high school and middle school jazz combos will take place at the Bellevue Arts Museum on October 10. This program highlights emerging talent in the Puget Sound area.

The 2021 Bellevue Jazz & Blues Music Series is supported by Amazon, the City of Bellevue and Microsoft, alongside media partner 425 Magazine.

Bellevue Jazz & Blues Music Series Featured Artists:

Artist: Lady A

Date/Times: Friday, Oct. 8, 2021

7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Venue: Meydenbauer Center Theatre

Admission: $20 General, $10 Student

Artist: Ray Vega & Thomas Marriott: East West Trumpet Summit, featuring Roy McCurdy

Date/Times: Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021

7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Venue: Meydenbauer Center Theatre

Admission: $20 General, $10 Student

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