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Northwest Folklife at the Market Stage

Calendar/Event Details

Sat, June 15, 2019
Sat, October 19, 2019

Back by popular demand! Northwest Folklife is honored and excited to share the 7th annual series of curated, family-friendly cultural arts performances on the Eastside at Crossroads Mall's Market Stage in Bellevue (15600 NE 8th Street) on the third Saturday of every month from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. This event has no admission fee, and is accessible for all!

May 18 – Balkanarama

Southeast European Party Music
Balkanarama plays high-energy dance songs from Southeastern Europe: Bosnia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania and Greece. Their repertoire includes many songs of the Rom people (no longer called Gypsies) living in those countries. The Seattle-based quintet includes alto sax, clarinet, keyboard, drums and bass, with four vocalists. They have performed since 1997 at concerts, festivals, nightclubs, dance events, weddings and other celebrations in the Pacific Northwest, including many appearances at Northwest Folklife, and have released three CDs.


June 15 – Anjali Music School


Indian Instrumental Orchestral Music

Anjali Music School was founded in 2007 by Anjali Joshi, who is well known in the Seattle area as a solo Santoor artist and teaches different instruments to adults and children. Anjali has been teaching music since 2002 and has given numerous workshops on music theme; worked as a judge on musical competitions and has published her album series “Instrumental Melodies”. Anjali Joshi is a software engineer by profession, but music will always remain her passion.


July 20 – Cello eXperiment


An eXperiment in Cello

The Cello eXperiment, aka “Cello X” was founded in 2010 by Peter featuring his highest-level students. Their mission is to push the boundaries of cello playing and are as comfortable performing Metallica and Alice in Chains as they are performing Bach. Most of their music comes from original arrangements of today’s best music. They have recorded an album at Jack Straw Studios and have performed at the Seattle Mariners, Triple Door, the Moore and ACT Theatres and elsewhere. They are delighted to be back at Folklife for their eighth consecutive year.


August 17 – School of Rock Bellevue


School of Rock Bellevue House Band performs Rock ‘n’ Roll Classics!

School of Rock is a performance-based music program. Students receive 30- or 45-minute lessons on the instrument of their choice (drums, bass, guitar, keys, and/or vocals). Students also participate in a weekly 3-hour rehearsal to prepare them for the main event: The Show! We find that the combination of private lessons and peer-group practice is the best way to motivate students to practice hard, overcome stage fright, and become amazing musicians. This show presents our audition-based House Band performing classic rock selections spanning decades.


September 21 – The Sound Crossing String Band

Old Time Songs and Tunes

The Sound Crossing String Band have been singing and playing old-time music separately for years, and recently found that we complement each other to produce a “sum greater than its parts”. We have tremendous fun singing and playing together, and we love to share our love of old-time songs and tunes in a fun and educational way.


October 19 – Anika Pearl


Soulful. Rock. Folk.

Anika Pearl is a 16-year-old musician and is also the name of the duo that she has with her Dad. She has played on stage since she was 9 years old with several different instruments as a soloist, as a member for the school orchestra and in different band configurations where she also employed her powerful vocals. Anika Pearl is always thrilled to perform at the Northwest Folklife Festival and other events.


Event Details

  • When

    Saturday, June 15, 2019 @ 6:30p.m.8:30p.m.
    Saturday, July 20, 2019 @ 6:30p.m.8:30p.m.
    Saturday, August 17, 2019 @ 6:30p.m.8:30p.m.
  • Price

  • Recommended Ages

    All ages
  • Venue

    Crossroads Market Stage

    Crossroads Mall, 15600 N.E. 8th St.
    Bellevue, WA 98008
    United States