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  • Redmond Central Connector Park

Redmond So Bazaar

You’ll experience art and nightlife that is fun, free, and fabulous.

Presented by the City of Redmond, So Bazaar provides an imaginative platform and market for local artists, artisans, chefs, and entertainers to share their gifts with the Redmond community. Join us at the Redmond Central Connector on August 13, 20, and 27 as Downtown Redmond will come alive with surprising performances, art installations, artisanal foods, fine art and social engagement.



Thank you to our sponsors & partners!

Artists

Debi Chatterjee Duo

Featured August 20

Debi Chatterjee Duo presents traditional sitar Ragas accompanied by tabla drummer, Tor Dietrichson. Pandit Debi Prasad Chatterjee is a distinguished name among Indian musicians as an outstanding Sitarist. His awards include India’s “President’s Award” as an outstanding Sitar artist and “National Scholar of Music” from the Indian Ministry of Education. Learn more...

DECAJóN

Featured August 13

DECAJóN highlights the cultural contributions of Peruvians of African descent, using the cajón (Peruvian box drum) and performance traditions to enchant their audiences with the rich sounds and movement of this unique community. The company is directed by Monica Rojas, an anthropologists and a Peruvian national dance champion in Marinera Limeña. Learn more...

DJ Riz

Featured August 13

DJ Riz mixes Seattle’s best electronic dance grooves on KEXP Radio 91.3. He has no favorite musical styles and will try practically anything that appeals to him viscerally, spiritually, or bootyfully. When he’s not on the air, he feeds the hungry and visits those who are sick and in prison. Learn more...

Gansango

Featured August 13

Gansango Music and Dance Company fuse music and movement from across the African continent into contemporary performance, drawing heavily from the dance and music traditions of Benin, Senegal and South Africa. The company is directed by Etienne Cakpo, originally from Benin and now a teacher and choreographer based in Seattle, Washington. Learn more...

Janet Zweig

Featured August 13

Janet crossed a local horse trailer with the historic Kalakala ferry boat to create the Redmond Moving Art Center (2015) [pictured], a roving performance space/trailer for the streets of Redmond. Her artwork can be seen in most major US cities, and her awards include the Rome Prize Fellowship, NEA fellowships, and residencies at PS1 Museum and the MacDowell Colony. Learn more...

John Fleming

Featured All Three Nights

John Fleming blurs the boundaries between art, architecture, and the environment. With a start in ceramics and brief careers as a ski instructor and rock climber, he is now an accomplished public artist with commissions throughout the American west that take “Recycle, Reclaim, Reuse” to a whole new level including Redmond’s Erratic (2013), Signals (2014) [pictured], and Sky Painting (2014). Learn more...

Lucia Neare

Featured August 20 & 27

Lucia Neare is a 21st-century pioneer of larger-than-life theater in public spaces. An acclaimed multidisciplinary artist and artistic director of Lucia Neare's Theatrical Wonders. She received a Seattle Mayor’s Arts Award (2012), a Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Impact Award (2014) and is currently the City of Redmond’s Artist in Residence. Learn more...

Valse Café Orchestra

Featured August 20 & 27

Valse Café Orchestra is a small, nimble ensemble that can play like its big-cousin symphony orchestras – when it wants to. Performing post-modern renditions of dance-hall classics, the group celebrates a mélange of bygone eras and cultures from Paris in the thirties to Hapsburg Vienna. Learn more...

Performances

August 13

Dance it out to the drumbeat of summer.

Performances at Signals:
12-1pm

DECAJóN Project, Afro-Peruvian music & dance using the cajón (Peruvian box drum)

4-9pm

DJ Riz, Seattle’s best electronic dance grooves from KEXP Radio 91.3

Feature Performance:
7-10pm

GANSANGO DANCE
& MUSIC

"In Real Life Block Party"

At the Sky Painting Parking Lot

Contemporary dancers move to the beat of traditional West African rhythms, accompanied by the live kora (21-string harp), djembe (drum), djun-djun (drum).

August 20

Go low key with these stunning contemplatives.

Performances at Signals:
12-1pm

Debi Chatterjee Duo, Traditional sitar Raga

5:30-8:30pm

Valse Café Orchestra, Deconstructed Parisian-café music

Feature Performance:
Starts at 8:30

LUCIA NEARE

Dream for Redmond I
"Prelude to a Moon: Meditation of the Stag"

Inside the Heron Rookery

An evening for music and contemplation.

Seating is limited. Meet at the So Bazaar Market along the Central Connector (at Bear Creek Parkway and 161st Avenue North) between eight o’clock and nine o’clock to receive your free ticket.

August 27

Have a ball! Learn how to waltz and dance with the stars.

Performances at Signals:
5:30-8:30pm

Valse Café Orchestra, Waltz lessons to a live dance orchestra.

Feature Performance:
8:15-10:30pm

LUCIA NEARE

Dream for Redmond II
"Lullaby for Rookery"

Lantern Processional begins at 8pm in the Market

Lullaby Moon Performance begins at 8:40pm in the Heron Rookery

Join the menagerie of Lullaby Moon in a primordial evergreen rite, celebrating nature in an urban environment, followed by the Full Moon Ball.

Nosh, Sip, Shop

Night Nosh

At Sky Painting Parking Lot
Opens at 4pm, last order is at 9:30pm

Expand your culinary horizons with over 10 food trucks to choose from. Trucks change nightly and each offer a $5 Bazaar bite for the chronic nosher.

Sip Bazaar

Under Signals
Opens at 4pm, last call is at 9pm. 21 and over.

Start your weekend early with a cold microbrew, glass of wine, or a signature cocktail in your hand. Did we mention you’ll SIP under a piece of art?


Noon–1:30pm

Have kids? SIP with them during our Picnic Performances. Each day presents a different SIP experience. Stay tuned for more!

Market

Shop at the So Bazaar Market
Along the Redmond Central Connector
Opens at noon, closes at sunset-ish

Make creativity your cause by supporting over 25 local artists and artisans. Each vendor was handpicked by a jury panel ensuring you’ll find unique and high quality fine art and crafts at every price range.

Visit

Hours

12-10pm on August 13, 20, & 27

Location

We are located along and around the Redmond Central Connector, an award winning urban trail, between 161st Avenue Northeast and Leary Way NE.
All activities occur out-of-doors, so please watch the weather and dress appropriately.

Parking

Downtown Redmond features an abundance of street parking. Additional parking can be found two blocks away at nearby Redmond Town Center located at 7525 166th Ave NE.

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