Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside

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2017 Tentative Schedule

Easter: April 16, 2017
Adjudications: April 18-April 22, 2017
Concerto Playoff: April 21, 2017
Eastside Artists Concerts: April 29 & 30

Welcome to PAFE

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing a fun and educational experience for young performers in the Greater Eastside areas of metropolitan Seattle in Washington state since 1986. Our festival is held the week after Easter at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 2850 148th Ave. SE, Bellevue.



What a Great Festival We Had in 2016!

PAFE had the largest enrollment ever with 320 performers, age 5 to over 70, with more than 450 class registrations, and more than $3,500 in awards for outstanding performances.

Here are the 2016 Festival Concert Programs

Here is the Festival Concerts Schedule

The PAFE Festival is a fun place to make music and to hear music. As a performer, it is a safe place to test your abilities as a musician, and to meet others who are just as passionate as you about music. The Concerts are a great place to hear great music, and for the First Place winners to be heard in a public concert. Feel free to bring your friends, and also bring non-perishable food as a donation to the Food Bank.

Is this 2016 Festival our 30th Season?!

A group of people that included Barbara and Stanley Miller, and Edgar and Verna Borup, presented the Eastside Music Festival in 1986. In 1987, the same group of people, along with Richard Engstrom, established PAFE and presented the first Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside. Those same people led the board of directors for many years.

So the first actual PAFE Festival was held in the spring of 1987. For years, we have measured the age of our festival from 1986, and that would make this our 30th year, but we recently found the minutes of those early meetings, and technically, this is our 29th year. Want to help plan a party for next year?

Notifications Have Been Improved

After each class during the Festival week, our system sends a notification to the winners of First Place, Second Place, and Honorable Mention awards. This notification is sent to every parent, teacher, and performer. Once notification messages have left our server, we have no control over them, so if you do not receive notices, we cannot do anything about it. Our site will also announce winners on (@PAFEMusic) immediately after the winners are determined.

Past Concert Programs

2015 - Concerto Playoff Program (PDF)
2015 - Eastside Artists Concert Programs (PDF)

2014 - Concerto Playoff Program (PDF)
2014 - Eastside Artists Concert Programs (PDF)

2013 - Concerto Playoff Program (PDF)
2013 - Recognition Concerts Program (PDF)

Check out pictures from the 2014 and 2015 Festival on our Facebook Page.

Community Support for PAFE

Bellevue Arts Logo
Bellevue Arts Commission
4 Culture

The PAFE Festival is supported not only by teachers, parents, and students in our community, but also by important city and regional organizations.

Donations to PAFE

Many thanks to the families that included a donation to PAFE with their registration payment. Your extra support is much appreciated, and is being put to good use to support the Festival. You can also use the DONATE button above the pictures on the right of this page to make your contribution to the Festival through PayPal. Any amount is very much appreciated

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