Redmond So Bazaar

Start your weekend early at So Bazaar, a pop-up night market held on three Thursday evenings in August. For the third year, the So Bazaar Night Market will fill the streets of Downtown Redmond with music, shopping, and food in other-worldly settings.

This year, the event will explore extraordinary culinary experiences through evenings themed Le Cirque (August 11), Urban Hoedown (August 18), and Global Bazaar (August 25).

Join us on the Redmond Central Connector on August 11, 18, and 25 for this very special free event filled with festival darlings and aerialists, art installations and food trucks, celebrity chef demonstrations and a beer and wine garden.



Thank you to our sponsors & partners!

Schedule

August 11

LE CIRQUE:

Expect the unexpected with circus arts and peculiar (food) pairings

5-10pm

DJ RIZ
Location: Sip Bazaar

Time TBD

CHEF DEMO
Location: Night Nosh

6:30-7:30pm

THE CABIRI
Dance troupe that features stilt walking, aerialists, juggling and more!
Location: Moving Art Center Stage

8:30-9:30pm

MOISTURE FESTIVAL
Comedy/varietè show with acts showcasing comedy and awe-inspiring physical and mental dexterity
Location: Moving Art Center Stage

August 18

URBAN HOEDOWN:

Classic hoedown with an urban twist

5-10pm

DJ RIZ
Location: Sip Bazaar

Time TBD

CHEF DEMO
Location: Night Nosh

6:30-8pm

THE TRAIL BUDDIES
Traditional square dancing with a live band and caller
Location: Moving Art Center Stage

8:30-9:30pm

THE MOONDOGGIES
Alternative country rock music
Location: Moving Art Center Stage

August 25

GLOBAL BAZAAR:

Drawing from the traditions of Middle Eastern bazaars and Asian night markets

5-10pm

DJ RIZ
Location: Sip Bazaar

Time TBD

CHEF DEMO
Location: Night Nosh

6:30-8pm

BALKANARAMA
Traditional music and dance of the Balkans
Location: Moving Art Center Stage

8:30-9:30pm

JAFRA DEBKE TEAM
Traditional Palestinian dancing
Location: Moving Art Center Stage

Artists

DJ Riz

Featured August 13

DJ Riz mixes Seattle’s best electronic dance grooves on KEXP Radio 90.3. 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...

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...

The Cabiri

Featured August 11

Timeless tales from eras past are danced on towering stilts and twirling silks, marveling audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest with their visually-striking imagery. This piece is entitled "The Kojiki of Amaterasu" and will feature stilt walking, aerialists, dance, juggling and contemporary dance, accompanied with live music by Japan Creative Arts / The School of Taiko. Learn more...

Moisture Festival

Featured August 11

Moisture Festival high energy comedy/varietè shows feature a rapid succession of acts showcasing comedy alongside awe-inspiring physical and mental dexterity, with poignant moments of strength and delicate beauty to make audiences laugh, wonder, shake their heads in disbelief and truly appreciate how live entertainment can exhilarate and bring real joy. A live show band propels each performance. Learn more...

The Trail Buddies

Featured August 18

The Trail Buddies play old time American string band music - the sound of Appalachian front porches and square dances. All four multi-instrumentalists have been playing for dances for decades. Amy Carroll has been calling dances since 1987. She calls squares, contras and traditional barn dances. She loves sharing old dance traditions with new communities. She is also an elementary school music teacher in Seattle.

The Moondoggies

Featured August 18

Formed in 2005 by Kevin Murphy, Caleb Quick, Carl Dahlen, and Robert Terreberry, the Moondoggies They have been described as "seriously kick-ass" by Rolling Stone, “timeless American music” by Amazon, and their "somber, beautifully melodic NW folk" has been described by The Stranger as the "perfect soundtrack to stroke your beard and ponder the nighttime beach bonfire." They most recently opened for the Lumineers in Seattle, and headlined at Leavenworth’s Timbrrr! Music Festival last year. Learn more...

Balkanarama

Featured August 25

"We've been playing caffeinated Balkan music in Seattle since 1997." Balkanarama is among the leading North American interpreters of contemporary Balkan music, from ancient Romany ballads to modern Bulgarian video hits. Balkanarama gives them a flavor all their own on sax and clarinet with four soulful voices, powered by a nonstop dance beat on synth, bass and drums. They've been introducing Balkan Gypsy party music to audiences at clubs, festivals, weddings and parties throughout the Pacific Northwest. Learn more...

Jafra Debke Team

Featured August 25

Formed originally as the Batiste Dabke Team in honor of Omar Batiste, the Jafra Dabke Team is now comprised of four energetic men who have become quite popular at weddings and parties throughout the Northwest. Their mission is to create an establishment that will promote and preserve the original Arabian culture and traditions through the practice and performance of the Arab folk dance "Dabke". Learn more...

Nosh, Sip, Shop

Night Nosh

At Sky Painting (Parking Lot)
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 Bazaar bite for the chronic nosher. Food Truck line-up brought to you by Mobile Food Rodeo.

Sip Bazaar

Under Signals on the Redmond Central Connector
Last call is at 9:30pm. 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?

Marketplace

Along the Redmond Central Connector
Until 9:45pm

Make creativity your cause by supporting over 15 local artists and artisans specializing in the culinary arts. Each vendor was handpicked ensuring you'll find unique and high quality culinary-related food and crafts at every price range.

Visit

Dates

August 11, 18, & 25 (5-10pm)

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.

Interested in volunteering?

Sign up here.

Questions?

Contact Jessica Rubenacker, Cultural Arts Administrator
jrubenacker@redmond.gov
425.556.2367