Free live performances take place at the Market Stage every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 

Upcoming Performances

  • Thursday, May 26, 2022
  • 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Issaquah Middle School Band @ Market Stage

  • Friday, May 27, 2022
  • 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM

    Pearl Django Trio @ Market Stage

    Pearl Django's stated focus is to incorporate the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli with American swing music.
  • Saturday, May 28, 2022
  • 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM

    Susan Lowman Robinson Quartet with Guy Nelson @ Market Stage

    Fun and sultry jazz standards, sambas and a touch of pop & sizzle. THE BAND: Guy Nelson on piano, back up voice and guitar, Court Crawford on bass and Merwin on drums.
  • Sunday, May 29, 2022
  • 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    The Swingnuts @ Market Stage

    Swingnuts Jazz plays cool classics & snappy originals in vintage style, perfect for listening & dancing. Swing Hot Jazz, Dixieland, Bossa, Tango & more. This free-range band embodies a rich American jazz heritage with new looks at old favorites. 

  • Friday, June 03, 2022
  • 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM

    Cultural Crossroads Month Presents Bonaca @ Market Stage

    Music of Croatia and Beyond the Borders. Bonaca Seattle started making music in 2010 when its founding members wanted to create a group that could play like a great tamburica band but also sing like a traditional Dalmatian klapa. Bonaca's repertoire includes both traditional and modern songs from Croatia and its surrounding countries, as well as some American classics.
  • Saturday, June 04, 2022
  • 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM

    Cultural Crossroads Month Presents Kouyate Arts @ Market Stage

    Originated from a big Griot family, “The Kouyates” of Guinea, West Africa. This family has a big obligation for everyone. A big story of the Manding cultures of West Africa. Afua Kouyaté, dancer and management, is one of Seattle’s treasures, renowned for building cultural pathways for youth and families in African culture. Husband, Aboubacar is an energetic composer and is currently creating music daily. He is a versatile artist who plays Balafone, African traditional drums; djemebe and doundoun), guitar, piano, trap drums and he is a professional singer. Experience Gnankoumandouwa – a traditional performance company of master drummers, dancers, singers and family members from Guinea, West African with Kouyate Arts. Presented by Adefua Cultural Education Workshop.
  • Sunday, June 05, 2022
  • 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    Cultural Crossroads Month Presents Duo Bravo @ Market Stage

    Blues, country, silly jokes, fun for everybody!
  • Tuesday, June 07, 2022
  • 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Grant Hudson @ Market Stage

    Grant Hudson is a singer-songwriter/guitarist based out of New Orleans, LA. With a decade of live music experience playing with national touring acts, he is taking his solo set on the road to show the ways he synthesizes New Orleans music with the blues, soul, reggae, and other classics. Using a looping pedal he is able to showcase his talents on the guitar while simulating the feeling of a whole band playing behind him.

  • Friday, June 10, 2022
  • 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM

    Cultural Crossroads Month Presents Correo Aereo @ Market Stage

    The world music duo Correo Aereo made up of Abel Rocha & Madeleine Sosin performs traditional music of Venezuela, Mexico, Argentina, and Peru. Rocha's high falsetto to lush mid-range voice combines with Sosin's rich, smokey vocals to create an emotional journey to countrysides and urban spaces.
  • Saturday, June 11, 2022
  • 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM

    Cultural Crossroads Month Presents Show Brazil! @ Market Stage

    Show Brazil! led by well-known Brazilian-American recording artist and arranger Eduardo Mendonça presents and exciting and dynamic introduction to the diverse genres of Brazilian music. Through the wide range of performances styles, audience will appreciate Brazil and a complex multicultural society with a rich and complex history.
  • Sunday, June 12, 2022
  • 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    Cultural Crossroads Month Presents Seine City Sextet @ Market Stage

    Dance music of Paris from the 1940s and 50s.
  • Friday, June 17, 2022
  • 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM

    Cultural Crossroads Month Presents Taste of Cuba @ Market Stage

    Playing various styles of Cuban and Latin music, the band features the talented flute and vocals of Cuban musician Gabriela Joya. Gabriela graduated from Cuban music conservatories and performed with the Cuban national ballet and opera. She also worked in several traditional Cuban music ensembles. Joining Gabriela are renowned northwest musicians Steven Luceno on bass, Tarik Bentlemsani on guitar, and Michael Olson on percussion. 
  • Saturday, June 18, 2022
  • 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM

    Cultural Crossroads Month Presents Ruthie Dornfeld @ Market Stage

    Seattle fiddler Ruthie Dornfeld's vibrant, expressive playing is voiced in a wide range of traditional fiddle styles, from Celtic, American Old-Time, and French Canadian, Scandinavian, and Eastern European. She has performed and taught widely throughout the US, Europe, and South America. Accompanied by Terry Wergeland, who plays accordion and piano.
  • Sunday, June 19, 2022
  • 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    Cultural Crossroads Month Presents The Smilin' Scandinavians @ Market Stage

    Polka & So Much More!
  • Monday, June 20, 2022
  • 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

    Music Works Afro Cuban Jazz Ensemble @ Market Stage

    We invite you to join us in welcoming Musicworks most talented students as they perform an Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble.

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

Click here to download a printable copy of our May music lineup.