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

Upcoming Performances

  • Friday, July 01, 2022
  • 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM

    Phantoms of Soul @ Market Stage

    The Phantoms of Soul is a group specializing in forgotten Blues Songs from the 1920's thru the 1960's. Sources of material range from singers of the Deep South to the Great Northwest Corner. The leader is Guitarist/Singer/Jazzhornist/Songwriter Jack Cook, who has been performing traditional Blues in the Seattle area for over 30 years. Jack was inducted into the Washington Blues Society Hall of Fame in 2006 and won Best Acoustic for 2007. In 2007 the Phantoms of Soul won Best Traditional Act as well. Other Phantoms include Andrew Larsen on Piano & Vocals, Al Farlow on Clarinet & Saxophones, Steve Branca on Acoustic Bass, Nick Morrison on Drums.
  • Saturday, July 02, 2022
  • 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM

    Sheri Roberts Greimes & JoMomma @ Market Stage

    Singer/Songwriter performer known throughout the Pacific Northwest. Soulful and powerhouse vocal with piano.
  • Sunday, July 03, 2022
  • 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    Gary Benson @ Market Stage

    Singing and playing acoustically the songs you've grown to love over the years.
  • Friday, July 08, 2022
  • 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM

    Wood Creek Band @ Market Stage

    Amazing sets of music covering most genres, including your favorite cover songs. They perform jazz, blues, country, pop, light rock, and contemporary music. Larry is an accomplished guitarist and with Diane's drums and vocals, you are in for a real treat! 
  • Saturday, July 09, 2022
  • 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM

    Three Guitars @ Market Stage

    Chris Stevens of the Chris Stevens Band, Brian Butler from the Brian Butler Band and Jack Cook of the Phantoms of Soul join forces to present a triple threat blues guitar show. Supported by a veteran rhythm section, Three Guitars perform in round-robin style playing and singing classic and original blues as diverse as the unique styles of the three bandleaders.
  • Sunday, July 10, 2022
  • 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    Outside the Lines @ Market Stage

    They are an acoustic vocal trio, putting their own twist on a range of musical genres.

  • Thursday, July 14, 2022
  • 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Tai Shan @ Market Stage

    Tai Shan is an Americana songwriter whose music has been featured in Billboard MagazineAmerican SongwriterAmericana UK, and on NPR. Based in Nashville, her songwriting focuses on positive messages. Tai Shan and her husband Austin, who beatboxes and plays trumpet as the other half of the group, have toured the United States and Canada and performed for venues such as the Bluebird and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 

  • Friday, July 15, 2022
  • 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM

    Hook Me Up @ Market Stage

    Musical quartet featuring smooth jazz and inspiring Funk.
  • Saturday, July 16, 2022
  • 7:00 PM to 8:45 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.”
  • Sunday, July 17, 2022
  • 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    Criminal Squirrel Orchestra @ Market Stage

    A band dedicated to the fascination that original music brings to the squirrelly soul, and how harmonies, nuance and nuts make things more fun!

  • Friday, July 22, 2022
  • 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM

    Cristos & Co. @ Market Stage

    Cristos & Co is a EuroFusion group that plays electric guitar, keyboards, mandolin, melodica, and tzoura (small bouzouki), in company with artists on bass, dulcimer, drums and sax.
  • Saturday, July 23, 2022
  • 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM

    The Blue Notes Jazz Quartet @ Market Stage

    The Blue Notes Jazz Quartet performs original compositions, as well as friendly tunes by Stan Getz, Jay Thomas, Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, and more.
  • Sunday, July 24, 2022
  • 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    New Age Flamenco @ Market Stage

    New Age Flamenco was formed in 1998 by bass player Oleg Ruvinov. In 1999, the band adopted name "New Age Flamenco" and practiced frequently playing popular tunes by Gipsy Kings, Carlos Santana, Armik and others. Their music reflects a strong Latin connection, Mediterranean folk, European roots, jazz, and a gypsy soul blended with the infectious rhythms of modern music.

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 June music lineup.