Belltown Bloom 2024 @ The Crocodile

We’re blooming 🌸

📸: Belltown Bloom 2023

📆 Saturday, May 4th – Sunday, May 5th
📍 The Crocodile: 2505 1st Ave, Seattle

Belltown Bloom might be a baby in the local fest scene, but it’s turning four this year and continuing to make a name for itself by focusing on women, nonbinary, and queer performers. Taking over three stages of The Crocodile for two days in May, Belltown Bloom is the brain-baby of Filipino American sisters Valerie and Veronica Topacio, the lead singers of indie rock band La Fonda. Their band will join headliner Aluna for Saturday’s shows. Aluna is a dance and electronic artist who recently opened her label, Noir Fever, which pays homage to dance music’s history—that dance music is Black, it’s queer, and women run it!

Here are some highlights of the lineup: 


  • Non binary rapper bbymutha will perform from their recently released album sleep paralysis
  • Local lo-fi, soul singer-songwriter Kenshi Killzzz gets sultry with songs like Kama Sutra Me
  • Previous Youth Poet Laureate & Folk singer Kara Jackson asks why does the earth give us people to love 
  • Cello-forward indie folk musician Ollella, who recently performed on NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series 


  • Headliner Grammy-nominated DJ Tokimonsta will perform at Bloom after playing sxsw but skipping Coachella to make new music
  • Wahine Maaori alt-pop/indie artist THEIA invites us into her Dollhouse of mommy issues
  • Seattle rapper Lazā’s song Baggage Claim deserves to be on repeat all summer.  
  • Lucia Flores-Wiseman blends folk, blues, and jazz music bringing moody flower girl vibes with originals and covers like this rendition of “Sunny

Basically, the Bloom brings an array of effervescent energy from musicians of multiple genres to the stage. Check out this preview playlist!

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Patheresa Wells

Patheresa Wells is a Black/Persian, Pansexual, Polyamorous Poet (so many Ps) and writer living in Seatac. An aspiring comic, you can catch her cracking jokes at open mics around the area. In her free time, she likes to imagine what she’d do with free time and feed her backyard crows cuz they’re silly. Follow her on Twitter @PatheresaWells.