Welcome to Seattle’s Bastille Day Festival

Sunday, July 11, 2010
at the Seattle Center, 10:30am – 6:00pm

We are updating 2010 content. Please come back regularly to get updated program.

Soccer World Cup Final Match to Open Bastille Day Celebration on July 11, 2010
Watch the most important match in international sporting, the 2010  Soccer World Cup Final, with the Seattle Sounders FC and France Education Northwest!
Thanks to the generous support of the Seattle Sounders FC, the Final of the 2010 World Cup will be broadcast LIVE in high-definition on a 10×14 foot screen during the Bastille Day Celebration on July 11th in the Fisher Pavilion.

La Scene

Bohème auberge
Fisher Lawn musical stage: 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Fisher Roof: 2:00PM – 2:30PM

Celebrating more than 10 years in existence Pearl Django continues to be one of America’s busiest Hot Club style groups. Their music reaches out across the divides of taste to a wide variety of audiences.
The band’s fervent followers include Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli fans, guitar enthusiasts (and guitarists!), lovers of string music, including bluegrass devotees, who relish nimble, clean, intricate picking, “world music” fans drawn to French and Gypsy accents, plus jazz buffs and aficionados of the new swing music.

Read more about Pearl Django: www.pearldjango.com

La Famille Leger
Center House: 11:00 – 12:00 AM
Fisher Roof: 1:00PM – 1:30PM

La Famille Leger is an old school family band playing the music of their heritage: the traditional music of Quebec and New Brunswick. La Famille Leger plays the instrumental dance music of French Eastern Canada on fiddle, accordion, guitar, piano and pieds (clogging). Patriarch Louis Leger leads the band on the one-row accordion. Born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Louis grew up speaking French as his first language. Louis and his fiddling son, Devon, are joined by Devon’s wife, Dejah, on piano and Devon’s mom, Barbara, on guitar. La Famille Leger plays music for dancing, music handed down through generations in the New World, music from the backwoods and kitchen parties of French Canada.

Read more about Bonnie Birch: www.myspace.com/familleleger

Pobre Flor
Center House musical stage: 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Fisher Roof: 12:00 AM – 12:30 AM

Bonnie began accordion lessons at the age of 7. Her primary teacher up to the age of 19 was Thorild Swanson from Stancatto School of Accordion. Thor was a classically trained musician on the piano and organ and was noted for his attention to detail and desire for perfection. With his guidance, Bonnie developed excellent technique, music reading skills, performing skills, and the appreciation of practice and patience. She was a consistent winner at the Washington Accordion Teachers competitions culminating in a trip to New York for an International competition and a performance in Carnegie Hall.

Read more about Bonnie Birch: www.bonniebirch.com

Fisher Lawn musical stage: 1:30 PM

Fisher Lawn musical stage: 11:00 AM-noon

Hardcoretet performs music inspired by the desire of its members to write compositions with enough depth to satisfy the musically obsessed and a groove everyone can nod their head to. With years of formal jazz study and performance combined with a set of diverse influences from Robert Glasper to Pierre de Bethmann to Hermeto Pascoal, the band has built a singular sound and focuses more on group vibe and concept than on individual flash and fireworks. On stage, Hardcoretet represents a departure from your average unrehearsed solo-centric jazz.”

Read more about Hardcoretet :hardcoretetmusic.com

Center house stage: 03:45 PM-04:15PM

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