Market Stage

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Free live music performances are hosted at the Crossroads Market Stage every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  

Artists and schools interested in performing on our Market Stage are welcome to submit an application.


Click here to download a printable pdf listing our December performances.

Now performing at the Crossroads Market Stage

  • Today
    Sunday, December 08, 2019
  • 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    Sunday Brunch Series presents The Joe Bacque Trio @ Market Stage

    "Joe Baque ... philosopher and mentor to dozens of area musicians – fledglings and professionals alike. He is the pied piper of music – attracting an unlikely audience everywhere he goes ... Playing with meticulous precision, he interprets the minutest details of a song's interior." ~Nancy Pasternack, the Olympian  
  • Monday, December 09, 2019
  • 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

    HOLIDAY MUSIC: Highland Middle School Band @ Market Stage

  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019
  • 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

    HOLIDAY MUSIC: Highland Middle School Orchestra @ Market Stage

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019
  • 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    HOLIDAY MUSIC: Charles Williams Ensemble @ Market Stage

  • Thursday, December 12, 2019
  • 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

    Bellevue School District Jam Session @ Market Stage

  • Friday, December 13, 2019
  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Michael Powers @ Market Stage

    Michael was born in New York City in 1960, but grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. His musical career began as therapy, when at the age of 15 he took up strumming the guitar to strengthen his wrist after a skateboard accident. Following his graduation from Berkeley High School when he was 15½, he moved to Seattle and frequented local jam sessions, keeping his fingers on the guitar strings and his mind on making his music reach a wider audience. Says Powers, “I learned how to play by sitting in at as many places as I could, developing eclectic tastes by playing with all types of bands: Jazz, Rock, Blues, R&B, and Top 40. I wanted to learn how to play any kind of music that featured a guitar as a solo voice.” 

    As Michael’s musicianship progressed, his interests broadened to include music theory. He enrolled at Seattle’s prestigious Cornish College of the Arts where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Composition and Performance in 1982. While at Cornish, Powers studied under composers Gil Evans and Sam Rivers, bassist Gary Peacock, pianist Art Lande, and trombonist Julian Priester. 

    His style was also influenced by a diverse group of musicians which includes Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Charlie Parker, George Benson, Stanley Jordan, Miles Davis, and Kevin Eubanks. On stage, Michael has shared performed with, recorded with or shared billings with piano giant Herbie Hancock, classic Jazz saxophonist Eddie “Clean Head” Vinson, B3 master Dr. Lonnie Smith, Ronnie Cuber, Gil Scott Heron, Keiko Matsui, Nancy Wilson, Les McCann, Najee, Tommy Davidson, Dr. Cornel West, the legendary Ray Charles, Afro-pop star King Sunny Ade, Grammy award-winning vocalist Diane Schuur, R&B greats Gladys Knight and the Pips and Atlantic Starr, contemporary Jazz artists Ronny Jordan, Tom Grant, David Benoit, sax great Ernie Watts, the Yellowjackets, and the duo of Tuck & Patti. 

    “It’s hard to categorize my music, although it usually ends up in the Jazz record bins,” says Michael. “If I had to put a label on it, I would call it contemporary instrumental music. It’s a sound rooted in the Jazz tradition that keeps pace stylistically with Pop, R&B, and Blues; with Blues being at the core of my inspiration.”
  • Saturday, December 14, 2019
  • 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

    HOLIDAY MUSIC: Rockwell Elementary Choir @ Market Stage

  • 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

    2nd Saturday Family Night presents Bach to Rock Redmond @ Market Stage

    Bach to Rock Redmond presents kid-friendly live music performances based on a different theme each month - from singer songwriter, to rock, to classical, jazz, world music, and more - with opportunities for audience participation.   

    Bach to Rock in Redmond, WA provides music lessons for students of all ages and skill levels living in Redmond, Kirkland, Bellevue, Sammamish & Woodinville. Instruments they teach include guitar, piano, drums, voice, violin, trumpet & more! B2R birthday parties and seasonal camps are great opportunities to play & learn music with your friends and make new ones! They also have early childhood classes for toddlers and preschoolers. Take your skills to the next level in a Glee Club or Rock Band. B2R offers opportunities for students to perform in venues around Seattle and King County.
  • 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

    2nd Act: Cascadia Big Band @ Market Stage

    A 17-piece community jazz big band, playing post-swing era big band music with great instrumentals and some dance and vocal tunes.
  • Sunday, December 15, 2019
  • 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    Sunday Brunch Series presents The Home Rulers @ Market Stage

    Inventive, fiery, and traditional tunes and stories of Ireland,Scotland and Cape Breton keep your toes tapping!
  • 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM

    HOLIDAY MUSIC: Seattle Music Teachers Recital @ Market Stage

  • Monday, December 16, 2019
  • 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

    HOLIDAY MUSIC: Cascade Conservatory of Music @ Market Stage

  • Tuesday, December 17, 2019
  • 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    HOLIDAY MUSIC: Bellevue Community Band @ Market Stage

  • Wednesday, December 18, 2019
  • 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    HOLIDAY MUSIC: Ry Akana @ Market Stage

  • Thursday, December 19, 2019
  • 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    HOLIDAY MUSIC: Chinook Middle School Choirs @ Market Stage

  • Friday, December 20, 2019
  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Sempre Sisters @ Market Stage

    Award-winnning musical sisters Olivia and Charlotte Marckx perform a mix of upbeat traditional and contemporary folk music on the violin and cello.
  • Saturday, December 21, 2019
  • 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    HOLIDAY MUSIC: Angelus Handbell Choir @ Market Stage

  • 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    HOLIDAY MUSIC: Indian Christian Fellowship @ Market Stage

  • 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

    Northwest Folklife Presents Dave & The Dalmatians @ Market Stage

    Northwest Folklife is honored and excited to share the 7th annual series of curated, family-friendly cultural arts performances on the Eastside at the Crossroads Market Stage on the third Saturday of every month from 6:30 - 8:30pm.

    Dave and the Dalmatians sings folk songs a cappella from the coast of Croatia and beyond, not
    least of which are Serbia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Russia, Georgia, Italy, Corsica, Sardinia, and
    Wales. We started and still enjoy singing the songs of the klapa tradition which originates along
    the Dalmatian coast and islands in the Adriatic Sea. The group is based in Seattle, WA and has
    sung together for more than twenty years.
  • Sunday, December 22, 2019
  • 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    Sunday Brunch Series presents Byron Street Swing @ Market Stage

    Byron Street Swing is an acoustic quartet performing Hot Club Jazz and early French Swing music to play the songs of Django Reinhardt and other Gypsy Jazz masters of today.
  • 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

    HOLIDAY MUSIC: Music Matters Foundation @ Market Stage

  • Monday, December 23, 2019
  • 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    HOLIDAY MUSIC: Bach to Rock Redmond @ Market Stage

  • Tuesday, December 24, 2019
  • 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    HOLIDAY MUSIC: Ry Akana @ Market Stage

  • Friday, December 27, 2019
  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    North Seattle Jazz Orchestra @ Market Stage

  • Saturday, December 28, 2019
  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Moonlight Swing Orchestra @ Market Stage

    With well over 200 years cumulative experience, the Moonlight Swing Orchestra consists of an eclectic group of musicians-instrumentalists and vocalists-many with professional experience, and the rest, talented amateurs, who all share the same love of performing this nostalgic music from the Big Bands.

    Hear the great sounds of Dorsey, Ellington, Miller, and Shaw, among others. They also admit to throwing in the occasional popular number from more recent eras.
  • Sunday, December 29, 2019
  • 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    Sunday Brunch Series presents Bryan Bowers @ Market Stage

    Autoharp Master, Singer/Songwriter, Storyteller, Performing Artist. For nearly three decades, Bryan Bowers has been to the autoharp what Earl Scruggs was to the five-string banjo. He presents instrumental virtuosity combined with warmth, eloquence, expression and professionalism.
  • Friday, January 03, 2020
  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    R. X. Bertoldi & Son @ Market Stage

    Born and raised in Washington State, Bertoldi's learned all he knows about music from listening to other songwriters and musicians. He's been strongly inspired and influenced by the music of Robert Johnson, Lightnin' Hopkins, Little Walter, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, and Tom Waits, just to name a few.
  • Saturday, January 04, 2020
  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Wilde Thyme Celtic Band @ Market Stage

    Irish/Scottish Celtic tunes, plus some bluegrass and other folksy tunes. "Music that lights the corners of your Soul!"
  • Sunday, January 05, 2020
  • 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    Sunday Brunch Series presents Wes Weddell @ Market Stage

    "Folk meets rockabilly meets lonesome cowboy waltzes." -Performing Songwriter Magazine