2019 Festival Schedule
Easter: April 21, 2019
Adjudication Schedule: April 1, 2019
Adjudications: April 23 - April 27, 2019
Concerto Playoff: Friday April 26, 2019
Artists Concerts: May 4 & 5, 2019
Welcome to Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside (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 always held the week after Easter at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 2850 148th Ave. SE, Bellevue.
Enrollment is Closed
Enrollment opened on February 1st, and has now ended. The Piano, Cello-Bass, Violin-Viola, and Voice Divisions closed at least a week early and Woodwind closed a couple of hours early. No new enrollments will be accepted in any Division.
Now, the Division Chair people are making sure all enrollment information is accurate, then will determine how many sections are needed for each class and move performers into their designated sections. We are now planning on releasing the schedule ON THIS SITE and in your account on or registration site by April 1st, which for many of you is the week before Spring Vacation.
PAFE Teachers Program has over 100 Members
We have been so happy to be able to provide some services for the music teachers of our performers this year. We were not able to do anything in the 2018 Festival, but this year, we have been able to send regular reports on your students' enrollments. Somewhere around April 9th, we will send the teachers a complete schedule for their students that they can share with accompanists.
If you are a teacher who is not yet signed up, you may join the PAFE Teacher Program, but your students will not be able to perform in the Festival this year, and renewal notices will probably go out in November. We will send you information about the Festival, and of course, give you advance information on next year's Festival.
Please do not use our Facebook page to send us messages. We just don't have time to check those messages.
The 2019 Festival is our 32nd 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.
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.
Check out pictures from Past Festivals on our Facebook Page.
Community Support for PAFE
Bellevue Arts Commission
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. Any amount is very much appreciated.