Market Stage

Calendar View

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


Now performing at the Crossroads Market Stage

  • Today
    Saturday, February 17, 2018
  • 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Kamishibai Artists Tatsuo Kawakami & Takamitsu Terukina @ Market Stage

    Youth Theatre Northwest has received a special grant to bring Tatsuo Kawakami (the storyteller on bicycle in photo) and Takamitsu Terukina (visual artist behind the bicycle), two famous Kamishibai artists from the Marguerite Family Troupe in Nagoya, Japan to teach YTN students this amazing art form during the entire month of February, 2018. While the Artists are here, they will be performing at schools, community centers, and theatres around the Puget Sound.

    What is Kamishibai? The word “Kami” is paper, and “Shibai” is theatre in Japanese.  It is a form of traditional street theatre and storytelling that is told by a Kami-shibaiya (Kamishibai narrator) who travels to street corners with sets of illustrated boards (the paper) that he or she placed in a miniature stage-like device and narrates the story by changing each image.

    This project will bring awareness to how Japanese culture is integrated into our modern PNW life and inspire appreciation for traditional storytelling from all foreign cultures.

  • 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Northwest Folklife Presents Troupeau @ Market Stage Classic Cajun, a little creole and some tasty vintage country ... Troupeau consists of Virginia on accordion, Claudia Anastasio on the fiddle, Chris Russ on fiddle & vocals, and Jerry Muhasky on the guitar & vocals. Together, this group creates some fine fiddlin' and honky tonkin' Cajun dance hall music.
  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Chris Stevens Band @ Market Stage Seattle guitarist and singer Chris Stevens has been a favorite of Northwest blues fans for many years. His intense playing calls the prime years of stellar guitarists like B.B. King, T-Bone Walker and Kenny Burrell to mind. Preferring to deliver his electric blues lines with the rich tones of a big Gibson archtop, Chris combines scorching blues feeling with dazzling chops and constantly surprising musical ideas to create a style that cuts across genres, including blues, jazz... and surf!
  • Sunday, February 18, 2018
  • 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    Sunday Brunch Series presents Honeysuckle Rye @ Market Stage

    With Honeysuckle Rye’s fiery instrumental improvisations and distinct vocal stylings, the group elegantly balance the duality of fast swing and breathtaking ballads as they explore, and reinterpret Jazz and Blues from the first half of the 20th century.
  • Thursday, February 22, 2018
  • 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

    Bellevue School District Jam Session @ Market Stage

  • Friday, February 23, 2018
  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Dreams Come True @ Market Stage

    Dreams Come True perform Swing era standards - female vocalist, keyboard, acoustic bass and hand percussion. Things like Fly Me to the Moon, Days of Wine and Roses, and Blame it on My Youth.
  • Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM

    Day of the Accordion @ Market Stage

    11:30 - 12:05 Jazz Hands

    12:15 - 12:45 Lenny Luzzi 

    12:45 - 1:00 Student performances including Thomas Cooper 

    1:10 - 1:45 Creosote (Brazilian)
    2:05 - 2:45 Ken Olendorf Tribute Band 

    3:00 - 3:40 Murl Sanders 

    4:00 - 4:45 Northwest Accordionaires 

    5:00 - 5:40 Smilin' Scandinavians

    The evening program at Crossroads Bellevue will be the conclusion of a terrific all-day program called the Day of the Accordion featuring some of the Northwest’s finest accordion players. At 7:00 pm will be the Bonnie Birch Band with Bonnie on accordion, Nick/guitar, Paul/tuba, Lionel/drums, and Chai/vocals. They will focus on the accordion used in dance music primarily Latin-style dances, Waltz, Fox Trot, and Swing. At 8:00 pm will be the Bavarian Beer Garden Band with Greg Perry on accordion and leader. The band, also consisting of bass guitar, lead guitar, sax, and drums, will play lively music of the polka era but also their interpretation of current pop/rock tunes.   
  • 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM

    Bayou Envie @ Market Stage

  • 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM

    Bonnie Birch Trio @ Market Stage

    The BonnieBirch Band with Bonnie on accordion, Nick/guitar, Paul/tuba, Lionel/drums, andChai/vocals. They will focus on the accordion used in dance music primarilyLatin-style dances, Waltz, Fox Trot, and Swing.
  • 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM

    Bavarian Beer Garden Band @ Market Stage

    The Bavarian Beer Garden Band with Greg Perry on accordion and leader. Theband, also consisting of bass guitar, lead guitar, sax, and drums, will playlively music of the polka era but also their interpretation of current pop/rocktunes.
  • Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    Sunday Brunch Series presents Little Bill & Rod Cook @ Market Stage

    Rod Cook is a well-respected, in demand Seattle area guitarist known for his stylistic versatility and soulful, melodic playing. Cook is most recognized for his work with Folk/funk, Americana artist Laura Love in the 1990′s and the early part of this decade, and also for collaborations with Tacoma singer/songwriter Vicci Martinez. This Washington Blues Society Award Winner is a musical mainstay in the Northwest, hosting and guest playing in various jam sessions all over the Seattle/Tacoma Area. Little Bill Englehart – When you think of blues musicians in the Northwest, one of the first names that comes to mind is “Little Bill” Englehart. He has been a fixture on the music scene here since he first started playing in the mid fifties. He managed to survive the excesses of the sixties, the disco of the seventies, the urban cowboys and the techno pop of the eighties and in the process has become one of the premier players out there today.
  • Friday, March 02, 2018
  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Left Turn on Blue @ Market Stage

    Rhythm & Blues band that brings together an exciting, energetic & funky showcase of soul, pop and rock 'n' roll music that is guaranteed to get everyone dancing.
  • Saturday, March 03, 2018
  • 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

    Connections Home School Jazz Ensembles @ Market Stage

  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Birch Pereira Trio @ Market Stage

    Music from the golden era of jazz, country and rock & roll from the 30's to the early 60's.
  • Sunday, March 04, 2018
  • 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    Sunday Brunch Series presents Carolyn Cruso @ Market Stage

    Cruso will regale you with the intricacies of the fascinating hammered dulcimer; an ancient instrument that originated in Persia over 2000 years ago. She plays both traditional Celtic tunes and her own world inspired contemporary compositions. She is also a singer/songwriter, accompanying herself often on alternately tuned guitars. Her lyrics explore such characters as bards, outliers and divine strangers. She explore the topics of love, sensuality, loss and redemption.
  • Thursday, March 08, 2018
  • 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

    BSD Jam Session @ Market Stage

  • Friday, March 09, 2018
  • 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

    Seine City Sextet @ Market Stage

    French Cafe Dance Music 1940's-60's
  • 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM

    Rouge & Noir Tango Orchestra @ Market Stage

    Traditional Argentine Tango Music
  • Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Cultural Crossroads Line Up - Dance Stage @ Dance Stage in South Concourse

    11 - 11:45 am     Halaau Hokunani - Music & Hula from the
                                  Islands of Hawaii
    12 - 12:45 pm     Comerford Irish Dancers - Traditional
                                  Irish Step Dance
    1 - 1:45 pm          Melelani Hula Studio - Traditional & 
                                  Modern Hula Dance
    2 - 2:45 pm          Enzian Schuhplattler - German Bavarian
                                  Schuhplattler & Folkdances
    2:45 - 3:15 pm    Stage Break
    3:15 - 4:15 pm    Datina Folk Ensemble - Audlt & Youth
                                  Ensembles perform Folk Dances & 
                                  Songs of Romania
    4:30 - 5:15 pm    Urvasi Dance Ensemble - Classical 
                                  Odissi Dance from India
    5:15 - 6pm          Melelani Hula Studio - Traditional
                                  and Modern Hawaiian Hula
  • 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

    Cultural Crossroads Line Up - Market Stage @ Market Stage

    11:00 - 11:30am   Ivy's Nrityamanjari - Indian Classical
                                     Dance & Rabindranrittya
    11:45 - 12:15pm   From Within Nucleus - Indian
                                     Classical Dance
    12:30-1:15pm       Folkvoice Band - International 
                                    Folk Songs & Dance Music
    1:30 - 2:30pm       Mahonyera Mbira Ensemble -
                                    Spiritual Mbira Music of the Shona 
                                    People of Zimbabwe
    2:45 - 3:45             La Mezzanotte Trio - European
                                    Continental Favorites
    4:00-4:30pm         Asia Pacific Language School - 
                                    Children Perform Songs of China
                                    & Japan
    5:00 - 6:00pm       Family Friendly Cultural Crossroads - 
                                    Everyone can learn International Dance
                                    Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble
    6:15 - 6:45pm       Fashion Show - Classical & Modern 
                                    Dress of India by Sakkhi Style
    7:00 - 8:45pm       Musical Journey Through India
                                    7-7:45pm    Sangeet Maksha - Indian
                                    Classical Music
                                    8 - 8:45pm  Geetanjali Tamil Band - 
                                   Youth Band Performs Tamil Songs 
  • Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Cultural Crossroads Line Up - Dance Stage @ Dance Stage, South Concourse

    11 - 11:30 am               Rowan Fae Irish Dancers - Irish
    11:40 - 12:10 pm         Karavans Dance Troupe - 
                                           Arabic, Persian & Turkish Folk
                                           & Tribal Dances
    12:20 - 1:05 pm           Forgatos Hungarrian Folk Dance 
                                           Group - Hungarian Village Dances
                                           by Adults & Youth
    1:25 - 2:10 pm             Kabuki Academy - Traditional
                                           Dance & Music of Japan
    2:10 - 2:40 pm             Joyas Mestizas - Mexican
                                           Folkloric  Dance
    3:30 - 4:15 pm             Leela Kathak - North Indian 
                                           Classical Kathak Dance
    4:15 - 5:15 pm             Radost Folk Ensemble - Multi-
                                           generational Performance of
                                           Folklore from Eastern Europe
    5:15 - 5:50 pm             Shahrazad Dance Ensemble
                                           of Seattle - Folkoric Dances of
                                           North Africa, Egypt & Gulf
  • 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Cultural Crossroads Line Up - Market Stage @ Market Stage

    11 - 11:30 am          Zaphara's Middle Eastern Dancers - 
                                       Modern Egyptian Cabaret Belly Dance
    11:40 - 12:10 pm    onefourfive - Folk Songs of Caucasus
    12:45 - 1:45 pm      Bonanca - Music of Croatia and
                                      Beyond the Borders
    2 - 2:45 pm             Juliana & PAVA - Ancient Russian 
                                      Polyphonic Folk Songs
    3 - 3:45 pm             Dave & the Dalmatians - A Capella
                                     Songs from Croatia, Italy, Corsica 
                                     & Beyond
    4 - 4:45 pm             Bulgarian Voices of Seattle Women's 
                                     Choir - Traditional Songs from Bulgaria
    5 - 5:50 pm            Balkanarama - Balkan Wedding Band 
                                     Music in the "Roma" style 
  • Friday, March 16, 2018
  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Jim Basnight @ Market Stage

    Well versed in a number of styles including Rock from the 50’s through the 90’s, as well as Soul, Punk, Funk, Americana, Alternative and the Blues.
  • Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Northwest Folklife Presents Right As Rain @ Market Stage 

    Folk, Bluegrass, Americana music - Seattle based string band performing originals and covers with 3 part harmonies.
  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    The Home Rulers @ Market Stage

    Great Irish music to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!
  • Sunday, March 18, 2018
  • 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    Sunday Brunch Series presents Larry Murante @ Market Stage

    Seattle-based award winning signer songwriter and recording artist, with a mix of folk-pop, acoustic, Americana and jazz.