We’ve featured the Bellevue Jazz Festival before on this blog and there’s good reason. It always has a stellar lineup featuring top-notch talent and this year they’ve outdone themselves once again with headlining performances by the legendary Booker T. Jones (of Booker T and the MGs), the Grammy nominated Clayton Brothers Quintet and Downbeat Magazine‘s 2011 Flutist of the Year, Hubert Laws. The festival takes place on May 30 to June 3 but they’re offering an exclusive presale offer giving you an opportunity to get tickets at 30% off the general ticket price, a full week before tickets go on sale to the public. They’re offering this incredible deal until Friday, April 13 so head right over here, enter “Presale” as the discount code and get yours right away because these won’t last long.
Personally, I’m excited for Booker T. Jones, the creator of the Memphis-soul organ sound of countless Stax Records hits. Not only did he play on such soul classics as “Green Onions” but he also played on hits from Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave, Johnnie Taylor and Bill Withers. Booker T was only seventeen when they released “Green Onions” so he’d already sealed his place in music history before he’d event hit twenty! Not bad. Since then, he’s earned a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement and has played on records by Ray Charles, Neil Young, Drive By Truckers and even, East Bay punk rockers Rancid.
So, not only do you get to see legendary and award winning national performers but you also get more than forty additional performances by regional talent at bars and restaurants throughout downtown Bellevue. If I were you, I’d clear your calendar for May 30 to June 2 and get your discounted tickets now! If you love great music, you’ll be glad you did. Remember to enter “Presale” in the discount code box!