Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside

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2016 Schedule

Registration: Closes Feb. 29, 2016
Easter: March 27, 2016
Adjudications: March 29-April 2, 2016
Concerto Playoff: April 1, 2016
Artists Concerts: April 9 & 10, 2016

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 148thAve. SE, Bellevue.


Registration Closes February 29 - The Tempo: Accelerando

The last week of January had twice as many people register as in all the rest of January. We are now halfway through the registration period, and almost half of the registrations are submitted or in process. There are now 145 people registering for 206 classes. Registrations are being submitted at a faster pace every day. Toward the end of February, people will start panicking. Take your time, and register now. You will be happy that you did!

New parents who read the Sign Up Form Examples and the Registration Form Examples only spend a few minutes. Those who don't read first often spend several days waiting for help.

If you do not already have an account and have never had an account, you can easily create it, and if you want it to be easy, read the Account Sign-Up Form Examples. If you are under age 18, beg your parents to create their account first. If you had an account in a previous year, you must use that account.

You can start your registration and finish it later. Before you can complete your PAFE registration for yourself or for your child, your Teacher must have a valid PAFE account. There is no charge to teachers to create an account.


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?

The PAFE Festival is a fun place to make music, whether you are 6 years old or 65 years old. 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.

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. Every parent, teacher, and performer must be able to receive PAFE email notifications. The first time you sign in to your account, you will verify your email address. PAFE will only send notices to verified email addresses. Our site will also announce winners on (@PAFEMusic) immediately after the winners are determined.

If you forget your sign-in name or your password, we have made it EASY for you to fix it and get into your account. We are also ready to help if you need it (use the Contact Us page).

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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