The annual Ballard Jazz Festival kicks off this week on Wednesday, April 18th at our favorite whiskey bar, the Conor Byrne. Many of our other Ballard bar, restaurant, and hang-out faves are also hosting performances and to see a full schedule, click here.

This is a great time to come out to Ballard if you're not able to on a regular basis. Come early and shop a little, nab a delicious dinner at any of our amazing Ballard restaurants, and then head down to the Conor Byrne for a drink and some mighty fine playing.

Also of noted importance: Our very own Blackbirdian, Andrew Swanson, will be hosting a show for the record label he is a part of at the world famous Salmon Bay Eagles Club this Friday, April 20th, starting at 8:00pm sharp.