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Presented by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, the 48th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival returns on Memorial Day Weekend (May 24 - 27, 2019). This is the place to #FindYourFolk.

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Friday, May 24
 

9:00am PDT

10:00am PDT

11:00am PDT

Duwamish Opening Ceremony
With Cecile Hansen, descendant within the family of Chief Si' ahl (Cheif Seattle) and chair of the Duwamish peoples.

Friday May 24, 2019 11:00am - 11:15am PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3 FM 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Kapka Cooperative Primary School
Peace and Friendship

Artist
KC

Kapka Cooperative Primary School

Founded in 1988, KapKa Cooperative School provides an exceptional progressive, integrative education for children from kindergarten to fifth grade. The name KapKa comes from a Klamath word meaning “young pine.” At our school, we cultivate a child’s academic, social and emotional... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Mural Amphitheatre: Presented by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Swingshift
Vocal Centered Jazz Music

Artist
S

Swingshift

Swingshift is a five piece band that plays original arrangements of jazz standards as well as original songs. Two vocalist, piano, bass and drums make up the group. Swingshift has been performing for the past 3 years in local venues such as Egan's in Ballad and many of the local retirement... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers and KNKX 88.5 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

The Olympia Volunteer String Band with Isaac Banner Caller
Inadvisably Large

Artist
TO

The Olympia Volunteer String Band with Isaac Banner, Caller

The Olympia Volunteer String band convenes every year to perform for the Olympia Dance Community's annual fundraiser dance. They are delighted to bring their unique sound to Folklife this year as well. Band members range in age from 10 to 110, and work in such diverse trades as narwhal... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Fisher Pavilion - Warren's Roadhouse 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Hootenanny for Pete Seeger: Sing, for Pete's Sake!
Led by Rick Harlan & Bob Reid; informal open mic style. Request, lead or join in on songs and memories honoring the many sides of Pete Seeger

Artist
HF

Hootenanny for Pete Seeger: Sing, for Pete's Sake!

Pass under the banner “Pete Seeger Centennial Celebration Folk Jam!, and come sing along! Add something to the Pete Seeger memory wall. Look through song lists, lyrics and books by and about Pete Seeger. Chose a song to lead or to request. Join in with your instrument and especially... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Armory Loft 4: Pete Seeger Centennial Folk Jam! 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

The Hydrant Lounge! Hosted by Megan Castillo & Scribe the Verbalist
Tap the Hydrant at the 48th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival with Cultural Focus Committee mentors Megan Castillo & Scribe the Verbalist!

Conceived by youth from NW Folklife's 2019 Cultural Focus Committee, the Hydrant serves as a creative think tank and platform that amplifies the voices, stories, and impact of emerging leaders in the arts community. Acting as a hub, The Hydrant connects young creators to one another, to mentors, new inspirations, and audiences.

The Hydrant Lounge at NW Folklife is your gateway to experience the emergence! Come and celebrate the official launch of @TheHydrant (on IG) to:

-Learn how to get involved
-Learn about our first theme "Culture" and how you can submit your work to be featured
-Take a photo and create some art
-See pop up performances and open mics
-See art and exhibits from Creative Justice, Proxima Generacion & Unbroken Circle/Rhapsody Youth Residencies, Youth in Focus 25th Anniversary Exhibit & more!

Artist
ST

SCRiBE The Verbalist

In ancient times the SCRiBE was trusted with the knowledge of the ages. This he transposed upon scrolls and tablets in the language of his people so that they would remain as a testament of that which has been and that which is yet to come. The Verbalist spoke the words of the SCRiBE... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 11:00am - 1:30pm PDT
Hydrant Lounge at A/NT Gallery

11:30am PDT

Varda
Klezmer and Scandinavian Tunes

Artist
V

Varda

Marit Olivia (Cinder Well, Vradiazei, Sangre de Muerdago, Disemballerina) and Mae Kessler (Cinder Well, Ekstasis) have been performing throughout the Northwest and internationally in punk, metal, and folk groups for over 10 years. Varda is an expression of their shared love of Eastern... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3 FM 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:45am PDT

Rik Wright's Fundamental Forces
Modern Jazz and Rock

Artist
RW

Rik Wright's Fundamental Forces

Like jazz, but not. Rik Wright is an innovative modern progressive jazz guitarist who is known for his genre-bending performances - world beat one minute, rock the next, a touch of jam band and back to the core of jazz. Blending forward thinking arrangements with a core groove that... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers and KNKX 88.5 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:50am PDT

Montlake 3rd grade singers
Montlake 3rd Grade Singers!

Artist
M3

Montlake 3rd Grade Singers

Each year, third graders at Montlake look forward to sharing what they've learned about Early Northwest Coastal People and the Pacific Northwest Coast through song and dance at Folklife! We appreciate the opportunity to be here and be a part of a larger community that values the expression... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 11:50am - 12:20pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre: Presented by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

12:00pm PDT

12:00pm PDT

The Niffler Trio
Fiddlin' for Children

Artist
TN

The Niffler Trio

The Niffler Trio (named after the 'shiny thing' loving magical moles found in and around Hogwarts School of Wizarding) is Stella Hoffman-Logan, age 8, on fiddle accompanied by her mom and dad on guitar and banjo. The Trio specializes in songs and fiddle tunes from the UK, France... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

12:00pm PDT

Scheuerell, Sturbaum, and Vogt with Ariel Zlatkovski Caller
Jazzy Trad from Ohio!

Artist
SS

Scheuerell, Sturbaum, and Vogt with Ariel Zlatkovski, Caller

Jack Bogard has been a force of nature in the Cincinnati music community for decades, and is as adept at traditional fiddle as he is at jazz and classical violin. He has studied everywhere from Ireland to Brazil. Here, he joins forces with an old friend of his, also a Cincinnati native... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion - Warren's Roadhouse 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

12:00pm PDT

Rivers
With Fred Maslan

Artist
R

Rivers

Fred Maslan has been a volunteer for Northwest Folklife for many years. Come enjoy some singalongs!


Friday May 24, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard – Singing Workshops 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

12:15pm PDT

Jim Marcotte & The Breakthrough
Eclectic Acoustic Folksoul

Artist
JM

Jim Marcotte & The Breakthrough

Soulful Bluesy "Eclectric" Rock- Jim Marcotte brings elements of multiple musical genres to delight your mind. After a lifetime of music since the tender age of 12 Jim has played an array of venues with several different bands and on his own in the 1980's and 1990's in the Southern... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 12:15pm - 12:45pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3 FM 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

12:30pm PDT

Coastal Dancing
With Haan Dei Jen Tlingit


Friday May 24, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Broad Street Lawn - Circle of Indigenous Peoples Celebration 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

12:30pm PDT

Robert Richter Band
Energetic Folk Rock Blues

Artist
RR

Robert Richter Band

Singer/Songwriter Robert Richter plays a style he calls Dirty Folk Rock Blues and his music covers a wide range of styles from delta blues to modern folk pop. He is an outstanding slide guitarist and has been a session musician for decades performing in the NW. As an artist he has... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers and KNKX 88.5 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

12:40pm PDT

Maplewood K-8 School Orchestra
Vibrant Middle School Strings!

Artist
MK

Maplewood K-8 School Orchestra

Maplewood K-8 is a Parent Co-operative school based in the Edmonds School District. Students start learning their instruments in 5th Grade and work together as an orchestra over four years. The students at Maplewood love performing and sharing their learning with the community. We... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 12:40pm - 1:10pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre: Presented by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Amanda Ironstar
Champion Womans Hoop Dancer


Friday May 24, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Broad Street Lawn - Circle of Indigenous Peoples Celebration 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

The Garry Greene Trio
Eclectic Americana Trio

Artist
TG

The Garry Greene Trio

Gary was born and raised in Kailua, Hawaii. Windward side Noka oi ! He has won two songwriting awards and has a degree in film composition from the Berklee College Of Music. Other than singer/songwriter, country, pop/rock, indie/americana and other genres, Gary has written and had... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3 FM 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Lili St Anne
Groove-Based Powerhouse Folk

Artist
LS

Lili St Anne

Lili St Anne is a groove-based female-fronted powerhouse folk-rock trio based in Portland OR. Songwriter Elizabeth Fagan writes about love and loss death animal spirits female power and queer love. They have recently released their new EP "Bone Marrow" featuring a number of collaborators... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 1:00pm - 1:35pm PDT
KEXP Gathering Space 472 1st Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Uncle Pappy
Beloved and Deranged Children's Music

Artist
UP

Uncle Pappy

Uncle Pappy is the brainchild of longtime Folk Life participant Thaddeus Spae. His songs are cute, funny, subversive and maddeningly catchy, driving young and old alike to paroxysms (yes, paroxysms!) of joy. Uncle Pappy has captured the hearts and funnybones of children of all ages... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Sleeping Giant with Tom Wimmer Caller
Wake the Sleeping Giant!

Artist
SG

Sleeping Giant with Tom Wimmer, Caller

Three veteran dance musicians, who know how to create an exciting dance experience. Sources include Meti, Celtic, Quebecois, New England. Jesse Partridge (fiddle): Contra bands include The Contra Quartet, Waxwings. Also a caller. Phil Katz (melodeon): Contra bands include Small... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion - Warren's Roadhouse 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Hero’s, Villains, Saints and Sinners
With Robert Rodriquez

Artist
RR

Robert Rodriquez

Robert has been a New York folk singer and collector of material for decades, and regularly attends about a half dozen Singing camps around the USA every year.


Friday May 24, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard – Singing Workshops 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:05pm PDT

Soul Fisticated
Acoustic Soul Trio

Artist
SF

Soul Fisticated

Soul Fisticated began as a duo in 2008 to starting a new trio in 2017 along with a full band. We've all been on tour from overseas to states from Washington to Kansas City. Our trio toured in Reno NV along with local venues in the PNC. Currently we have 3 CD's and several demo CD's... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 1:05pm - 1:35pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers and KNKX 88.5 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:30pm PDT

Aztec Dancing And Music
With Juan Salinas Family


Friday May 24, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
Broad Street Lawn - Circle of Indigenous Peoples Celebration 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:30pm PDT

Eckstein Middle School Wind Ensemble
World Music

Artist
EM

Eckstein Middle School Wind Ensemble

Eckstein Middle School is from Seattle. The music department has over 500 students involved. Eckstein offers choir, vocal jazz, jazz band, orchestra, concert band and drumline.


Friday May 24, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre: Presented by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:30pm PDT

The Hydrant Lounge! Hosted by Ruth
Tap the Hydrant at the 48th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival with Cultural Focus Committee Member Ruth of Youth in Focus!

Conceived by youth from NW Folklife's 2019 Cultural Focus Committee, the Hydrant serves as a creative think tank and platform that amplifies the voices, stories, and impact of emerging leaders in the arts community. Acting as a hub, The Hydrant connects young creators to one another, to mentors, new inspirations, and audiences.

The Hydrant Lounge at NW Folklife is your gateway to experience the emergence! Come and celebrate the official launch of @TheHydrant (on IG) to:

-Learn how to get involved
-Learn about our first theme "Culture" and how you can submit your work to be featured
-Take a photo and create some art
-See pop up performances and open mics

Friday May 24, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Hydrant Lounge at A/NT Gallery

1:40pm PDT

Elliott Bay Blues Band
Classic Blues, Southern Rock

Artist
EB

Elliott Bay Blues Band

The Elliott Bay Blues Band is new on the Seattle blues scene and is playing Folklife for the first time today! But although the band is new, most of its members have years of experience performing in other bands, from folk to bluegrass to rock - even country western and dance bands... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 1:40pm - 2:10pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers and KNKX 88.5 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:40pm PDT

Sound Crossing - Old Time Songs and Tunes
Old Time Band

Artist
SC

Sound Crossing

We all have been singing and playing old-time music separately for years, and recently found that we complement each other to produce a "sum greater than its parts". We have tremendous fun singing and playing together, and we love to share our love of old-time songs and tunes in a... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 1:40pm - 2:10pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3 FM 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Polka with Pat
With Pat McMonagle

Artist
PM

Pat McMonagle

polka w/ pat


Friday May 24, 2019 2:00pm - 2:15pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

2:00pm PDT

Squirrel Butter
Old-time songs & flatfooting

Artist
SB

Squirrel Butter

Squirrel Butter husband and wife duo of Charlie Beck & Charmaine Slaven started performing together after meeting at a music festival in 2005. Sharing a deep love of traditional music they explore the genres of old-time early bluegrass blues country while adding their unique perspective... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Dog Paw with Emily Faulkner Caller
Contradancing with the Stars

Artist
DP

Dog Paw with Emily Faulkner, Caller

Dog Paw appears nightly at their home in Spokane. Sally Jablonsky, bilingual fiddler since birth, is a wicked old time fiddler, and she plays jigs! Her dad, Eugene Jablonsky, Spokane’s go-to bassist, plays everything on bass and guitar—jazz, western swing, tango, classical, Broadway... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion - Warren's Roadhouse 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Train
With Alice Winship

Artist
T

Train

Alice Winship is a songwriter specializing in songs about the history of the Northwest. She regularly leads workshops on various topics. She won first place in the Seattle Maritime Festival 2018 Stories of the Sea contest in the song category for best original story song. She is the... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard – Singing Workshops 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

2:15pm PDT

Two Scoops Combo!
Big Fun Boogie Songster

Artist
TS

Two Scoops Combo!

“Two Scoops” has played piano since he was 5. He toured internationally with Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson for 6 years. Eric met Amy while playing a Blues Cruise. They married on Valentine’s Day 1996 and Eric moved here to form his Combo. Eric has released 8 CDs and won... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 2:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers and KNKX 88.5 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

2:15pm PDT

Bavarian Beer Garden Band
The Rockin' Polka Band

Artist
BB

Bavarian Beer Garden Band

This is not your Grandpa's Polka Band -- this is THE Rockin' Polka Band! The Bavarian Beer Garden Band (BBGB) is a uniquely Northwest festival band with an attitude and a twist. They wear traditional Bavarian Alpen costumes and play music that ranges from traditional European Alpine... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

2:20pm PDT

Ferry Bound
Fiddle Tunes from Everywhere

Artist
FB

Ferry Bound

JJ and Andy have been scratching out fiddle tunes together for over 20 years. There musical tastes have ranged wildly over those years from American Old Time to Scandinavia to Eastern Europe and South America. Jeff has been following along on the bass and brings a fuller sound to... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 2:20pm - 2:50pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3 FM 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

2:21pm PDT

Vancouver Fiddle Philharmonic
Large-Group Fiddle Mayhem

Artist
VF

Vancouver Fiddle Philharmonic

The Vancouver Fiddle Philharmonic is made up of the string orchestras of Skyview and Columbia River High School, as well as the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, from Vancouver, Washington (not that other one, eh?). They are directed by Sarah O'Mara, Salena Walker and Dave... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 2:21pm - 2:51pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre: Presented by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

2:30pm PDT

Tribal Games and Dances
With Ryan Yellowjohn, Champion Men’s Hoop

Artist
RY

Ryan Yellowjohn

Shoshone-Bannock/Quechan Champion Mens Hoop Dancer


Friday May 24, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Broad Street Lawn - Circle of Indigenous Peoples Celebration 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

2:30pm PDT

Maiah Wynne
Orchestral Folk Pop Butterfly

Artist
MW

Maiah Wynne

Maiah Wynne she placed 2nd at MoPop & KEXP's Sound Off! in 2018! Maiah is a multi-instrumentalist one woman show. While she effortlessly transitions between unique instruments like the dulcimer, oil can ukulele, keys, and guitar, her feet do the percussive work. Wynne is adept at... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 2:30pm - 3:05pm PDT
KEXP Gathering Space 472 1st Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Beginner Swing Dance Lesson
With Bob Seana and Karlen Huff


Friday May 24, 2019 3:00pm - 3:15pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Path with Art Singers
Heartful Dynamic Supportive Community

Artist
PW

Path with Art Singers

The Path with Art Singers is a choir supported through Path with Art, a Seattle-based non-profit with a mission to transform the lives of people recovering from homelessness, addiction and other trauma by harnessing the power of creative engagement. The primary focus of the choir... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 3:00pm - 3:20pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers and KNKX 88.5 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Singing and Dance
With Daybreak Star Preschool


Friday May 24, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Broad Street Lawn - Circle of Indigenous Peoples Celebration 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Jaydogs
Acoustic rock in the great Americana tradition, inspired by 50+ years of the best in Rock, Blues, Country, and Folk. Original songs that reflect on life on the road and in the city, love and longing, fear and hope. Guitar, mandolin, bass, harmonica, percussion, and harmony vocals. Old dogs, new tricks

Artist
J

Jaydogs

Acoustic rock in the great Americana tradition, inspired by 50+ years of the best in Rock, Blues, Country, and Folk. Original songs that reflect on life on the road and in the city, love and longing, fear and hope. Guitar, mandolin, bass, harmonica, percussion, and harmony vocals... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3 FM 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Bonnie Dundee Scottish Dancers
Artist
BD

Bonnie Dundee Scottish Dancers

Bonnie Dundee has performed in the Greater Seattle area since 1993, at Folklife, local Highland Games, Scottish-themed events, public, and private events. We focus on the dance and music of Scotland; we dance in costume, performing ancient and modern dances, usually from late 17th... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
Open-Air Dance Stage 155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Captain Awesome Sauce
Fun and Interactive Family Music

Artist
CA

Captain Awesome Sauce

Captain Awesome Sauce (aka Dan Metteer) has been performing silly songs for kids for more than 15 years. He and his wife Rebekah have three kids of their own, and they all love to sing and dance.


Friday May 24, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Camp Songs & Rounds
With Rita Smith and Micki Perry

Artist
MP

Micki Perry

Micki Perry is a founding member of 3 Rivers Folklife Society in the Tri-Cities of Eastern WA. She has been producing concert there for over 30 years and Tumbleweed Music Festival for 23 years. She has attended Rainy camp for 5 years and her Camp Songs workshop has been popular there... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard – Singing Workshops 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Not For Sissies with Jesse Partridge Caller
New Tunes, Unusual Sources!

Artist
NF

Not For Sissies with Jesse Partridge, Caller

Drawing on material from various sources: Canadian, Métis, Midwest, old tunebooks, 19th century pioneer manuscripts, original compositions—as well as standard contra dance repertoire Not For Sissies is… Vivian Williams: Current US Senior fiddle champion; Northwest tune historian... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion - Warren's Roadhouse 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:10pm PDT

Seattle Waldorf High School World Rhythm Ensemble
Lagos to New Orleans

Artist
SW

Seattle Waldorf High School World Rhythm Ensemble

The Seattle Waldorf World Music Ensemble is an advanced level student group from the World Music program at SWHS, led by Gordy Onayemi Ryan, who performed for 30 years with the Babatunde Olatunji Drums of Passion. He has performed with Planet Drum, Carlos Santana, Jerry Garcia, Airto... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 3:10pm - 3:45pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre: Presented by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:15pm PDT

Eckstein Middle School Sr. Jazz Band
Participatory Swing Dancing

Artist
EM

Eckstein Middle School Sr. Jazz Band

Eckstein Middle School is located in Seattle. The music department has over 500 students involved. Eckstein offers vocal jazz, choir, jazz band, concert band, orchestra and drumline.


Friday May 24, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:30pm PDT

The Heuristics
Soulful Feelgood Community Musicians

Artist
TH

The Heuristics

The Heuristics began in 2014 as an informal jam session at the St. Charles a permanent housing facility for people who have been homeless managed by Plymouth Housing Group. Jam participants included St. Charles residents social work staff members and community volunteers. The group... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers and KNKX 88.5 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:30pm PDT

Indigenous Brazilian Dance
With Capoeira Angola

Artist
SD

Silvio Dos Reis

Silvio Dos Reis has been teaching capoeira angola for the past 31 years. He started teaching in Brazil and move to Seattle in 2004. Since then he have been teaching capoeira in during schools, after schools programs in seattle public school, colleges and community centers. Silvio... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Broad Street Lawn - Circle of Indigenous Peoples Celebration 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

Beginner Swing Dance Lesson
With Bob Seana and Karlen Huff


Friday May 24, 2019 4:00pm - 4:15pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

Sadhaka Sadhana
South Indian Carnatic Music

Artist
SS

Sadhaka Sadhana

Chetana was initiated in this art form by Shri.Raman Iyer. She is currently receiving training from Sangeetha Kalanidhi Kumari. A.Kanyakumari and Smt.Shantala Subramanyam. She has been learning Carnatic Violin for the last six plus years. She has performed at various music festivals... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Folklife Underground Café 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

Spence Hood
Melodic, Foot-Tapping Acoustic Grooves

Artist
SH

Spence Hood

Spence Hood is what you get when you take a Silicon Valley programmer, break his heart, leave him alone with a mixtape of Jason Mraz throwbacks for a few hours, and then put him on stage. Ever since that fateful summer of 2017, Spence has been pumping out melodic, relaxedly listenable... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Vera Project Stage & Gallery 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

SUPA - Seattle Ukulele Players Association
Ukulele! At The Disco

Artist
SU

Seattle Ukulele Players Association

SUPA is a Washington nonprofit corporation founded in 2003 to promote fellowship, entertainment, performance and education among ukulele enthusiasts in the Puget Sound region. We meet monthly for song-circle and workshops – all styles and skill-levels of ukulele player are welcome... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

Micaiah Sawyer
The Future of Folk

Artist
MS

Micaiah Sawyer

“the kind of voice that could make buildings crumble and weep. Micaiah sings of weary souls and the salvation of love with a goosebump-inducing amount of conviction...” She hummed her first notes to the melody of Ode To Joy at sixteen months old, wrote her first song at 10, and... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 4:00pm - 4:35pm PDT
KEXP Gathering Space 472 1st Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

Nalini's Ruska Roma Dance Group
folklore romani russian

Artist
NR

Nalini's Romani Soul dance group

Our group meets weekly for practices and classes with Nalini in Bellevue. We perform at local events and festivals.


Friday May 24, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm PDT
Open-Air Dance Stage 155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

SCRiBE The Verbalist
Alchemy Union Hip-Hop Fxxlx

Artist
ST

SCRiBE The Verbalist

In ancient times the SCRiBE was trusted with the knowledge of the ages. This he transposed upon scrolls and tablets in the language of his people so that they would remain as a testament of that which has been and that which is yet to come. The Verbalist spoke the words of the SCRiBE... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

Protest, Peace, Justice
With Lisa, Bruce and Gary

Artist
LB

Lisa, Bruce and Gary

Lisa has been a protester for almost 50 years across the country.
LB

Lisa, Bruce and Gary

Lisa has been a protester for almost 50 years across the country.
LB

Lisa, Bruce and Gary

Lisa has been a protester for almost 50 years across the country.


Friday May 24, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard – Singing Workshops 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:15pm PDT

Nathan Hale Jazz Band
Big Band Swing Music

Artist
NH

Nathan Hale Jazz Band

Nathan Hale Jazz Band is from Nathan Hale High School in Seattle. This band performs at festivals and concerts throughout the school year. The band has performed at the Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey California, Reno Jazz Festival in Nevada and Music in the Parks festivals... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:20pm PDT

Speak Easy
Energetic Rock/Reggae Power Trio

Artist
SE

Speak Easy

Hailing from Michigan, Speak Easy, the Seattle based Rasta-Funk band is rallying the people for a musical revolution. Mixing melodies and riddim's of early roots reggae and modern funk rock, Speak Easy's fresh, groovy sound is bound to bring high energy and good vibes to whatever... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 4:20pm - 5:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers and KNKX 88.5 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:30pm PDT

Darlin' Do
Bluegrassin' Gals!

Artist
DD

Darlin' Do

Darlin' Do is a (mostly) bluegrass trio featuring Anna Culver, Gina Astesana and Rachael Snyder. Since their formation in 2017, the heartbreaking harmonies of Darlin' Do have been polished in backyard gardens and woodshops. You are sure to enjoy the traditional bluegrass tunes, original... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3 FM 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:30pm PDT

4:30pm PDT

Feature: #ReGeneration
Friday May 24, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
SIFF Film Center 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:30pm PDT

The Hydrant Lounge! Hosted by Jashune & Chef Daniele
Tap the Hydrant at the 48th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival with Cultural Focus Committee members Jashune & Chef Daniele (Taste Intl/Alchemy Union) with special love for Jashune's Birthday!!!

Conceived by youth from NW Folklife's 2019 Cultural Focus Committee, the Hydrant serves as a creative think tank and platform that amplifies the voices, stories, and impact of emerging leaders in the arts community. Acting as a hub, The Hydrant connects young creators to one another, to mentors, new inspirations, and audiences.

The Hydrant Lounge at NW Folklife is your gateway to experience the emergence! Come and celebrate the official launch of @TheHydrant (on IG) to:

-Learn how to get involved
-Learn about our first theme "Culture" and how you can submit your work to be featured
-Take a photo and create some art
-See pop up performances and open mics
-See art and exhibits from Creative Justice, Proxima Generacion & Unbroken Circle/Rhapsody Youth Residencies, Youth in Focus 25th Anniversary Exhibit & more!

Friday May 24, 2019 4:30pm - 7:00pm PDT
Hydrant Lounge at A/NT Gallery

4:45pm PDT

Danbert Nobacon and Kira Wood Cramer
Theatrical Folk Punk Duets

Artist
DN

Danbert Nobacon and Kira Wood Cramer

Danbert Nobacon (a founder member of Chumbawamba, UK punk anarchist collective band) and singer Kira Wood Cramer, both living in Twisp WA and met onstage as actors in their local community theatre and are naturally evolving our own theatrical musical performance kind of show. They... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 4:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
Folklife Underground Café 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:45pm PDT

Filthy FemCorps
Female/Non-Binary Brass Band

Artist
FF

Filthy FemCorps

The Filthy FemCorps was started in January 2016. We are a hot bag full of fierce women who aren’t afraid to be weird genuine raw sweaty confident honest loving and real. We are a feminist organization in that we are an organized activity in support of women’s interests. We are... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 4:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre: Presented by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:45pm PDT

Jupiter Sprites
Dreamy, Poppy, Psychedelic, Fun

Artist
JS

Jupiter Sprites

The music Jupiter Sprites a unique mosaic that is at once artistic boldly experimental graceful and accessible. Drawing from melodic soundscapes of the 90’s shoegaze movement and the polyrhythmic textures of modern electronic music the band formed in Olympia WA – a city steeped... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 4:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
Vera Project Stage & Gallery 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:45pm PDT

Ukestra Seattle
12-Member Vocal/Ukulele Orchestra


Friday May 24, 2019 4:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

Beginner Swing Dance Lesson
With Bob Seana and Karlen Huff


Friday May 24, 2019 5:00pm - 5:15pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

Narrow Tarot
Mystic Witchy Groovy Rockin'

Artist
NT

Narrow Tarot

Blending the mystical with the whimsical, in your face riffs with melancholy piano, Narrow Tarot is dynamic and powerful. Energetic with potent lyrics, songs can range from down right aggressive and vitalizing to gloomy and tactful. Narrow Tarot is a force.


Friday May 24, 2019 5:00pm - 5:35pm PDT
KEXP Gathering Space 472 1st Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

Bollywood Dance group - Dance Masti
Bollywood Dance Group

Artist
DM

Dance Masti

I started the school 2 years ago, I have been teaching dance on voluntery basis for many years, At Dance Masti, students learn way more than just dance. Rhythm, team work, discipline and most imp how to have fun, We perform at various places at cultural and fund raising events.


Friday May 24, 2019 5:00pm - 5:45pm PDT
Open-Air Dance Stage 155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

Bonnie Dundee Scottish Dancers
Ancient and Modern Scottish Dance

Artist
BD

Bonnie Dundee Scottish Dancers

Bonnie Dundee has performed in the Greater Seattle area since 1993, at Folklife, local Highland Games, Scottish-themed events, public, and private events. We focus on the dance and music of Scotland; we dance in costume, performing ancient and modern dances, usually from late 17th... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

The Electrodes with Amy Wimmer Caller
Irish and Appalachian Tunes

Artist
TE

The Electrodes with Amy Wimmer, Caller

The Electrodes formed in 2011 for a monthly dance in Yakima and are now a common sight at dances throughout the Pacific Northwest, playing their combination of Irish, Appalachian, and original tunes at dances from Oregon to British Columbia. The Electrodes can jumpstart any festival... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion - Warren's Roadhouse 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

Songs of the Sea
With John Alberti

Artist
JA

John Alberti

songs of the sea


Friday May 24, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard – Singing Workshops 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:10pm PDT

Homebrew Stringband
Homegrown Bluegrass and More

Artist
HS

Homebrew Stringband

Bandmates Gordon Assadi (fiddle guitar vocals) Gary Read (guitar mandolin bass vocals) and Alyse Read (bass banjo vocals) have been playing music together as friends since 2010. Their style as a band reflects the unique experiences each member has had as musicians - whether bluegrass... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 5:10pm - 5:40pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3 FM 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:15pm PDT

Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble
Contemporary Big Band Swing

Artist
GH

Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble

The Garfield Jazz Ensemble has won every major competition on the west coast of the United States. In February 2017, it was named the “Outstanding Festival Band” at the prestigious Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival for an unprecedented eighth time. In 2011, it was named the ‘Outstanding... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 5:15pm - 6:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:30pm PDT

Bitches in the Beehive
Lyrical Psychedelic Folk Rock

Artist
BI

Bitches in the Beehive

Bitches in the Beehive is a lyrically driven folk rock band with vaguely morbid psychedelic undertones and a light-hearted sweetness reminiscent of a cool breeze blowing through a chinchillas Belly fur. Originally formed in New Mexico (2011), individual aspirations prompted a separation... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 5:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Vera Project Stage & Gallery 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:30pm PDT

Honeyville Rascals
Quirky Folk-Jazz Originals

Friday May 24, 2019 5:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:30pm PDT

Nelson Wright
Original Finger-Picked Americana

Artist
NW

Nelson Wright

Nelson came of age in rural upstate New York, and his musical life has been spent deep in American roots music. An award-winning songwriter, his guitar work has been compared to Mississippi John Hurt and Dave Van Ronk, and writing to early Bob Dylan and John Prine. Nelson’s most... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 5:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Folklife Underground Café 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:30pm PDT

Planet Fly
Instant Party!

Artist
PF

Planet Fly

Planet Fly is a multi-cultural, multi-generational powerhouse, igniting dance floors around the NW for the last 7 years. Lead singer KJ Jones' dynamic performances combine the best of soul music history with a modern sensibility while the band of music veterans lay down a funky, danceable... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 5:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre: Presented by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:30pm PDT

Bhangra Inception
Bhangra Fusion Dance

Artist
BI

Bhangra Inception

We have been dancing together as a group for almost a year. Most of us have had experience dancing with other groups. Our main focus is bhangra, but we like to add gidha and hip hop fusion flares to it.


Friday May 24, 2019 5:30pm - 7:15pm PDT
Exhibition Hall - International Dance Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:30pm PDT

Creative Kidz
Bollywood Fusion Dance

Artist
CK

Creative Kidz

Bollywood Fusion Dance


Friday May 24, 2019 5:30pm - 7:15pm PDT
Exhibition Hall - International Dance Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:30pm PDT

Dancing Silhouette
Folk Dance from Assam

Artist
DS

Dancing Silhouette

Folk Dance from Assam


Friday May 24, 2019 5:30pm - 7:15pm PDT
Exhibition Hall - International Dance Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:30pm PDT

Katrina Ji & Culture Shakti
Bollywood & Bhangra

Artist
KJ

Katrina Ji & Culture Shakti

Katrina Ji & Culture Shakti are an American Tribal Style Belly Dance Company. ATS is the dances of the Romany Trail. It's an improvisational dance where the lead dancer will cues the followers and it looks like a choreography. Come learn dance from us! You've always wanted to learn... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 5:30pm - 7:15pm PDT
Exhibition Hall - International Dance Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:30pm PDT

Katrina Ji & Culture Shakti
Rajasthani Folk Dance

Artist
KJ

Katrina Ji & Culture Shakti

Katrina Ji & Culture Shakti are an American Tribal Style Belly Dance Company. ATS is the dances of the Romany Trail. It's an improvisational dance where the lead dancer will cues the followers and it looks like a choreography. Come learn dance from us! You've always wanted to learn... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 5:30pm - 7:15pm PDT
Exhibition Hall - International Dance Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:30pm PDT

Live2Dance Seattle
Boogie to Bollywood Beats


Friday May 24, 2019 5:30pm - 7:15pm PDT
Exhibition Hall - International Dance Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:30pm PDT

Nalini and The Blue Lotus Dance company
Modern and Traditional Bollywood

Artist
NA

Nalini and The Blue Lotus Dance company

Nalini & The Blue Lotus Dance Co., under the teaching and direction of Nalini, have been dancing together for 10 years and are united by a common dream: to bring the best in Eastern dance to the stages of Seattle. They perform Bollywood, Belly dance and Russian Gypsy dance styles... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 5:30pm - 7:15pm PDT
Exhibition Hall - International Dance Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:30pm PDT

Ojasvi's Dancing Queens
Graceful Bollywood Dance

Artist
OD

Ojasvi's Dancing Queens

Graceful Bollywood Dance


Friday May 24, 2019 5:30pm - 7:15pm PDT
Exhibition Hall - International Dance Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:30pm PDT

Ojasvi's Fusion Divas
Indian Classical Fusion Dance

Artist
OF

Ojasvi's Fusion Divas

Indian Classical Fusion Dance


Friday May 24, 2019 5:30pm - 7:15pm PDT
Exhibition Hall - International Dance Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:30pm PDT

The Fusionists by Sneha Desai
Bollywood Fusion Portraying Versatility

Artist
TF

The Fusionists by Sneha Desai

I, Sneha Desai, am a dancer from India. Currently practicing and teaching in Portland, OR. I am a 7 year trained belly dance and bollywood dance instructor who has had several experiences of record breaking dance events and TV appearance. I currently train myself as well as conduct... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 5:30pm - 7:15pm PDT
Exhibition Hall - International Dance Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:50pm PDT

Salt Luck Band
Powerful Americana Duets

Artist
SL

Salt Luck Band

The salt lick band came into existence as the brainchild of Sally Reavis and Bruce Blood. These two met at the Puget Sound guitar workshop and over the years after singing together at the workshop, it became obvious to them that they should form a band to further explore the unique... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 5:50pm - 6:20pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3 FM 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

School of Rock Seattle House Band
High Caliber Youth Performers

Artist
SO

School of Rock Seattle House Band

Seattle School of Rock House Band is a group of talented young musicians that perform regularly all over the greater Seattle area and beyond. These students are not only among the most proficient musicians at the school, they are leaders and mentors to their peers and ambassadors... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 6:00pm - 6:40pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers and KNKX 88.5 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

Natya Prayanam
Offering to Lord Shiva

Artist
NP

Natya Prayanam

Natya Prayanam is a group of passionate dancers continuing their dance journey alongside managing family and work. Vilasini has learnt under Guru K.Mohanan from Kalakshetra for 10 years. When she moved to Seattle she trained under Guru Joyce.K.Paul for 3 years. Shalini has learnt... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 6:00pm - 6:45pm PDT
Open-Air Dance Stage 155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

The Pep Tides with Tony Mates Caller
Tunes for Pep-Steppin' Contras


Friday May 24, 2019 6:00pm - 6:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion - Warren's Roadhouse 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

Pete Seeger: A Powerful Voice for Peace & the Earth
Led by Shar Abreu, and with Michael Hurwicz (as The Irthlingz Duo), Bob Reid, Tom Rawson, Linda Allen and Rick Harlan

Artist
TI

The Irthlingz Duo

"The Irthlingz Duo" was born when Sharon Abreu and Michael Hurwicz met at the People's Voice coffeehouse in Greenwich Village in 1998. Soon, the activist-singing-songwriting-goofing-around duo was appearing with Pete Seeger in concerts to benefit the Ships to Save the Waters conference... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 6:00pm - 6:50pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard – Singing Workshops 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

Open Drum & Dance with Carold Nelson
With Carold Nelson

Artist
CN

Carold Nelson

Open Drum Circle with Carold Nelson!


Friday May 24, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

6:10pm PDT

Raas Nritya Rang (RNR)
RNR's Kerala Cinematic Dance

Artist
RN

Raas Nritya Rang (RNR)

RNR's Kerala Cinematic Dance


Friday May 24, 2019 6:10pm - 6:40pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

6:15pm PDT

Camp Crush
New Wave Pop Duo

Artist
CC

Camp Crush

Camp Crush is a wall-of-sound duo with New Wave music coming out of Portland, OR. With similarities to their musical influences like The Cure, Blondie and Echo & The Bunnymen, Camp Crush’s music is a blend of vintage danceable new-wave and modern indie rock. Popdust describes... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 6:15pm - 6:45pm PDT
Vera Project Stage & Gallery 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

6:15pm PDT

Left Turn on Blue
Straight Shot of Soul

Artist
LT

Left Turn on Blue

We're Left Turn on Blue an 10 piece band including a 4 piece horn section and and 2 excellent vocalists. This band fills the house with driving blues and soul music that gets people off their seats and onto the dance floor. We play a mix of blues swing and soul including songs by... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 6:15pm - 6:45pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre: Presented by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

6:15pm PDT

Tekla Waterfield
American Folk Blues

Artist
TW

Tekla Waterfield

Seattle based singer/songwriter and 2018 Listen Up! Women in Music grant recipient, Tekla Waterfield lives in the wide-open realm of Americana Roots music incorporating elements of folk country indie rhythm and blues and soul. She's been described as Norah Jones with an edge with... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 6:15pm - 6:45pm PDT
Folklife Underground Café 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

6:30pm PDT

Reel Grrls presents Outliving the Cycle
With Reel Grrls

Friday May 24, 2019 6:30pm - 7:00pm PDT
SIFF Film Center 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

6:30pm PDT

Eric Apoe and THEY
Pop Underground/Americana

Artist
EA

Eric Apoe and THEY

Eric Apoe and THEY have 7 CDs released with the 8th CD, "Train to Oklahoma", out now as well. A 9th is in the works .Eric Apoe and THEY have been together since 1994. Eric was a Staff songwriter at Warner/Chappell Music and collaborated with writers and musicians all over the US... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 6:30pm - 7:00pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3 FM 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

6:50pm PDT

Rajiv Bharadwaja and Team
Carnatic Classical on Bamboo

Artist
RB

Rajiv Bharadwaja and Team

Rajiv Bharadwaja began taking flute lessons at a young age from Sri. S. A. Shashidhar in Bangalore. He also trained for a brief period under vocalist Sri. C. M. Venkatachalam in San Diego CA and then for a few years from Sri. Ashok Kumara in Bellevue WA. Learning vocal has helped... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 6:50pm - 7:20pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

Blues Dance For Everyone
Participatory Blues Dancing

Artist
AL

Ari Levitt

Ari has been teaching and performing nationally and internationally for over 25 years. An incredibly versatile dancer & world-class instructor he is well-known for both his fun energetic and delightful classes that can't help but inspire students with a love and passion for dance... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 7:00pm - 7:15pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

AuntMama and The Go Janes
Stories-to-Song-to-Stories, Harmonies, Harp-Like Ukes

Artist
AA

AuntMama and The Go Janes

The two female members of super-harmonizing trio Uncle Bonsai (Patrice O’Neill and Arni Adler) plus Kathleen Tracy (composer arranger choir conductor) deploy harp-like ukuleles and guitar for songs about mornings, shoeboxes, swallowing flies, children/mothers, magicians, purses... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 7:00pm - 7:25pm PDT
Folklife Underground Café 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

Western Female
Honky Tonk Crooner Poetry

Artist
WF

Western Female

Through channels of American Old-Time, Honky-Tonk, and Croon traditions, songstress and writer Melanie Odelle performs as Western Female. Her songs are investigations of life on the road, delivered with a truth, compassion, and stage presence seldom witnessed in the 21st century... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 7:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers and KNKX 88.5 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

Holy Pistola
Hip-Hop, Soul, and Funk

Artist
HP

Holy Pistola

Formed in the fall of 2014 Holy Pistola is a well rehearsed 8 piece band that seamlessly blends elements of Soul Funk & Hip Hop. Our musical direction reflects a wide array of inspirations across those same genres. Inspired by everything from 70’s Soul & Funk pioneers like Mother... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 7:00pm - 7:35pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre: Presented by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

Au Contraire with Gwen Rousseau Caller
Celtic Inspired Contra Band

Artist
AC

Au Contraire with Gwen Rousseau, Caller

Jay, Susan, and Julie have been playing Celtic music most of the lives and came together 3 years ago to form a hopping fun band that draws upon Irish, Cape Breton, and Scottish music.


Friday May 24, 2019 7:00pm - 7:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion - Warren's Roadhouse 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

Gather and Sing
With Jonathan Shue

Artist
JS

Jonathan Shue

Jonathan Shue is an actor, singer-songwriter, and musician. He is the Education Director for Dusty Strings Music Store & School in Seattle.


Friday May 24, 2019 7:00pm - 7:50pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard – Singing Workshops 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

7:10pm PDT

Wilde Thyme
Wilde Irish Soul Music

Artist

Friday May 24, 2019 7:10pm - 7:40pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3 FM 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

7:15pm PDT

Two Scoops Combo
Artist
TS

Two Scoops Combo!

“Two Scoops” has played piano since he was 5. He toured internationally with Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson for 6 years. Eric met Amy while playing a Blues Cruise. They married on Valentine’s Day 1996 and Eric moved here to form his Combo. Eric has released 8 CDs and won... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 7:15pm - 8:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

7:30pm PDT

Brianna Barrett
Humorous and Modern Personal Stories

Artist
BB

Brianna Barrett

Brianna Barrett is a member of LineStorm Playwrights, a company-in-residence at Artist Repertory Theatre, and serves on the board of the Portland Area Theater Alliance. She was named “Portland's Best Storyteller” in Willamette Week’s annual Best of Portland awards in both 2016... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 7:30pm - 7:55pm PDT
Folklife Underground Café 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

7:30pm PDT

The Dutiful Dreamers
Porter-esque Berlin-ish Acoustic Originals

Artist
TD

The Dutiful Dreamers

The Dutiful Dreamers, lead by composer/arranger Colin Ernst, are committed to playing well-crafted original songs in an intimate acoustic chamber orchestra style. Drawing heavily from the 1920's and 30's dance band styles and songwriters like Cole Porter and Irving Berlin their songs... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 7:30pm - 8:00pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

7:35pm PDT

Moon Sirens
Vibrant, Sassy Cabaret Fusion

Artist
MS

Moon Sirens

Moon Sirens out of Arlington WA was founded in 2009 by my Shakti Moon who is the director along with Shalaa who is the groups lead choreographer. Find more info on Face Book search Moon Sirens


Friday May 24, 2019 7:35pm - 7:39pm PDT
Exhibition Hall - International Dance Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

7:41pm PDT

Kachina
Fusion Belly Dancer

Artist
K

Kachina

After seeing Christina Medea belly dance at an SCA event, the first thought was, "I want to learn how to dance like that!" She has taken classes to workshops of tribal, cabaret, ATS, a bit of hula & Tahitian. The love of dance is mixing all of them together - Fusion. With a few medical... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 7:41pm - 7:45pm PDT
Exhibition Hall - International Dance Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

7:45pm PDT

The Meadow Roads
Americana, Soul, Harmony

Artist
TM

The Meadow Roads

The Meadow Roads are a band of veteran players. They are coming to assault your senses with three part harmonies, accordion bass buttons, telecaster bridges pickups, and a brutal hi-hat tambourine. Look for The Meadow Roads at music venue near you!


Friday May 24, 2019 7:45pm - 8:15pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers and KNKX 88.5 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

7:47pm PDT

Katrina Ji & Culture Shakti
American Tribal Style Bellydance

Artist
KJ

Katrina Ji & Culture Shakti

Katrina Ji & Culture Shakti are an American Tribal Style Belly Dance Company. ATS is the dances of the Romany Trail. It's an improvisational dance where the lead dancer will cues the followers and it looks like a choreography. Come learn dance from us! You've always wanted to learn... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 7:47pm - 7:55pm PDT
Exhibition Hall - International Dance Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

7:50pm PDT

The Surly Goats!
Glorious Irish Craic Pipes!

Artist
TS

The Surly Goats!

Created by friends who wanted to enjoy each other's company while getting free drinks The Surly Goats have created a lasting impact on Irish music in their own particular way. After years working as a spy network in the Congo our heroes have settled down in the South Sound area to... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 7:50pm - 8:20pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3 FM 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

7:50pm PDT

The Complex Dialect
Honest Raw Collective Conversation

Artist
TC

The Complex Dialect

The Complex Dialect is a collective of musicians from Seattle, Washington, bound together by our need for growth and true expression. Our music is an interwoven conversation of ideas and reactions. We reflect our tumultuous societal climate by pushing the boundaries of time signatures... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 7:50pm - 8:25pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre: Presented by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

7:57pm PDT

Indigo
Flamenco Belly Dance Fusion

Artist
I

Indigo

Flamenco Belly Dance Fusion


Friday May 24, 2019 7:57pm - 8:01pm PDT
Exhibition Hall - International Dance Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

8:00pm PDT

Blues Dance For Everyone
Participatory Blues Dancing

Artist
AL

Ari Levitt

Ari has been teaching and performing nationally and internationally for over 25 years. An incredibly versatile dancer & world-class instructor he is well-known for both his fun energetic and delightful classes that can't help but inspire students with a love and passion for dance... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 8:00pm - 8:15pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

8:00pm PDT

Araless
Hip-Hop/RnB Performance

Artist
A

Araless

Araless is an emcee, singer/songwriter, and animator based out of the Pacific Northwest. He's the co-founder of the beat collective Filthy Fingers United and the hip hop group Black Magic Noize. He has toured the west coast, played in New York, competed in rap competitions in LA... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 8:00pm - 8:20pm PDT
Vera Project Stage & Gallery 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

8:00pm PDT

Larry Hohm
Chilling Stories

Artist
LH

Larry Hohm

Larry Hohm tell stories with an edge—compelling works of fiction written by accomplished authors. He has performed at the Northwest Folklife Festival, the Forest Storytelling Festival in Port Angeles, the Pocket Theater in Seattle, the Swedish Club in Seattle, and other venues... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 8:00pm - 8:25pm PDT
Folklife Underground Café 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

8:00pm PDT

Swamp Soul Cajun/Zydeco Band
Southwest Louisiana Dance Music

Artist
SS

Swamp Soul Cajun/Zydeco Band

Swamp Soul Cajun/Zydeco band plays traditional music from Southwest Louisiana, a mixture of French, blues, and zydeco music that still moves dancers around the world. The core musicians have traveled extensively in Louisiana, learning tunes and style from Louisiana musicians. The... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 8:00pm - 8:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion - Warren's Roadhouse 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

8:00pm PDT

Seattle Song Circle
With Bruce Baker

Artist
SS

Seattle Song Circle

Seattle Song Circle and RainyCamp is an a product of the 2nd Folklife Festival when the early founders wanted the event to last all year long. So it started a tradition that is carried on every Sunday evening. The camp is a full weekend of workshops and sings held at the end of January... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard – Singing Workshops 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

8:03pm PDT

Rocais
Tribal Fusion Bellydance

Artist
R

Rocais

Rocais is a Tribal Fusion Bellydance troupe from Duvall, Washington. Members are Martina Crowe-Hewett, Coila Craig and Shelby Alexander. Rocais is proud to be stepping on to the Folklife stage for the last three years. For more info check out www.bellyfringebellydance.com.


Friday May 24, 2019 8:03pm - 8:07pm PDT
Exhibition Hall - International Dance Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

8:09pm PDT

8:10pm PDT

Cecilia Eng
SF/Fantasy Singer/Songwriter

Artist
CE

Cecilia Eng

Cecilia Eng has been a singer/songwriter in the science fiction/fantasy genre (filk) for 35 years. Her songs include the humorous "Passion Flower" about a carnivorous alien plant and the moving memorial "Earth That Was". She has also created arrangements for other performers' recordings... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 8:10pm - 8:40pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

8:15pm PDT

Willie & the Whips
Deep Down Blues Grooves

Artist
WA

Willie & the Whips

Will’s dad David Morgan was a whip maker and he wrote a few books about braiding and whips, David famously developed and provided his 450 series bullwhips to the Indiana Jones movie franchise. While Will has not exactly followed in his father’s footsteps, the wonderful thing about... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 8:15pm - 9:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

8:21pm PDT

Catherine Bird
Tacoma Fusion Belly Dance

Artist
CB

Catherine Bird

Catherine Bird is a tribal fusion belly dancer, hula hooper, and fire performer from Tacoma, WA. She is certified in Phase 1: Initiation and Phase 2: Cultivation of Rachel Brice's 8 Elements training program and is a student of Belly Dance Superstar Moria Chappell as well as Seattle's... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 8:21pm - 8:25pm PDT
Exhibition Hall - International Dance Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

8:25pm PDT

SCRiBE The Verbalist
Alchemy Union Hip-Hop Fxxlx

Artist
ST

SCRiBE The Verbalist

In ancient times the SCRiBE was trusted with the knowledge of the ages. This he transposed upon scrolls and tablets in the language of his people so that they would remain as a testament of that which has been and that which is yet to come. The Verbalist spoke the words of the SCRiBE... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 8:25pm - 8:45pm PDT
Vera Project Stage & Gallery 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

8:27pm PDT

Anwaar Fusion Bellydance
Fusion Belly Dancing

Artist
AF

Anwaar Fusion Bellydance

Anwaar Fusion Bellydance mix multiple styles of bellydance and add a splash of jazz & modern dance creating a diverse selection of new & different dance pieces every time. All in our 40s and 50s we are proof you're never too old to dance with style!


Friday May 24, 2019 8:27pm - 8:35pm PDT
Exhibition Hall - International Dance Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

8:30pm PDT

Lindsay Street
Celtic Quirk and Beauty

Artist
LS

Lindsay Street

Lindsay Street is a whimsical, fun folk-roots band that has been playing gigs since 2004. Based in Bellingham WA, Lindsay Street draws inspiration from music traditions that wash up on the shores of Bellingham Bay by way of Ireland, England, Scandinavia and Quebec, with an occasional... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 8:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3 FM 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

8:30pm PDT

Temple Canyon
Nostalgic Indie Singer-Songwriter Magic

Artist
TC

Temple Canyon

Nostalgic rocky canyon magic brewing in Seattle, WA. Singer & guitarist Mariko Ruhle delivers rapturous lyrics and melodies instantly evocative of bygone eras, while drummer Al Reiter and bassist Jason Shao animate each song with fluid ease and dynamic interplay. On stage, wild and... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 8:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers and KNKX 88.5 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

8:30pm PDT

Sam Blackman
Poignent, Thought-Provoking True Stories

Artist
SB

Sam Blackman

Sam Blackman is a philosopher physician-scientist cancer drug developer and prolific storyteller. Raised in New Jersey and educated in Chicago and now living in Seattle Sam has been telling poignant, funny, and thought-provoking stories at The Moth since December of 2015. He has won... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 8:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Folklife Underground Café 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

8:37pm PDT

Savannah demers
Unapologetic Fusion

Artist
SD

Savannah demers

A 25 year performing veteran. Savannahs east-meets-west dance style has brought her to stages all over the northwest.


Friday May 24, 2019 8:37pm - 8:41pm PDT
Exhibition Hall - International Dance Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

8:40pm PDT

Global Heat
Soulful, Upbeat, and Hot

Artist
GH

Global Heat

Since 2005, Global Heat has thrilled diverse audiences throughout the NW with its high-energy brand of a new Seattle-Soul/R&B/HipHop sound. As a band, Global Heat has also toured the Reno/Tahoe area and Shanghai, China. Global Heat has been featured at the Northwest Folklife Festival... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 8:40pm - 9:15pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre: Presented by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

8:43pm PDT

Deep Roots Dance
Tribal and Folkloric Bellydance

Artist
DR

Deep Roots Dance

Deep Roots Dance is an eclectic bellydance company, with a focus on joyful, powerful expression through dance. We offer weekly classes in North Seattle, as well as workshops locally and around the US. Our performances are an exhilarating blend of ancient dance with modern stylings... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 8:43pm - 8:51pm PDT
Exhibition Hall - International Dance Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

8:45pm PDT

Surreal Storytelling with Strange Women
Storytelling with Women featuring Anastacia-Renee, Kate Bernatche, Kate Berwanger, and Tessa Zeng

Artist
SS

Surreal Storytelling with Strange Women

Inspired by strange women and surreal storytellers like Catherynne M. Valente and Aimee Bender, Kate dreamed of creating a platform to showcase voices of the peculiar. Surreal Storytelling with Strange Women was born August 2018. At each Surreal Storytelling event, four women take... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 8:45pm - 10:00pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

8:50pm PDT

Learn to Cajun Dance
With MaryLee Lykes

Artist
ML

MaryLee Lykes

MaryLee Lykes has attended Folklife for 34 years. Her dance passion began at the Roadhouse - Contra Dancing. This led her to other partner dances. In 1992 she began Lykes To Dance - she teaches a variety of partner dance forms ~ she is passionate about Zydeco and Cajun dancing. She... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 8:50pm - 9:00pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion - Warren's Roadhouse 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

8:50pm PDT

Momma Nikki
Hip-Hop for a QTPOC Safe Space

Artist
MN

Momma Nikki

She is a Haitian-Queer artist that sings, spits, or a combination of the two. She's a vocalist & MC in her band, Holy Pistola. As well as helped create an artist showcase to help make a safe space for POC & QTPOC, called RingSide. She has a free EP out titled: Dead-icated To: Side... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 8:50pm - 9:10pm PDT
Vera Project Stage & Gallery 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

9:00pm PDT

Blues Dance For Everyone
Participatory Blues Dancing

Artist
AL

Ari Levitt

Ari has been teaching and performing nationally and internationally for over 25 years. An incredibly versatile dancer & world-class instructor he is well-known for both his fun energetic and delightful classes that can't help but inspire students with a love and passion for dance... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 9:00pm - 9:15pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

9:00pm PDT

Bayou Envie
New Generation of Zydeco

Artist
BE

Bayou Envie

Bayou Envie is the latest musical creation of Danny and David Salonen -- with the help of Mark Myking, Kevin Kilmartin, and Tai Taitano, the boys have set out to continue what their grandfather started in the 70's: bringing Louisiana music to a new generation of listeners and reminds... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion - Warren's Roadhouse 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

9:15pm PDT

Seven Da Pantha
Music for the Soul

Artist
SD

Seven Da Pantha

Seven Da Pantha is new to the NW but a veteran of underground Hip-Hop. Fresh off 2 solid releases in 2018, Seven is preparing to release Koncrete Klassix in association with the Ready Ron Beats Takeover in 2019.


Friday May 24, 2019 9:15pm - 9:35pm PDT
Vera Project Stage & Gallery 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

9:15pm PDT

The Spin-offs
Blues with Rock Edge

Artist
TS

The Spin-offs

The Spin-offs were created from the All-Star Women's Blues Jam at Spinnaker Bay Brewing in Hillman City. But we had so much fun playing together once a month that we decided to become a band. We started out as an all-girl band but some contents shifted and the guitar and bass players... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 9:15pm - 10:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

9:25pm PDT

The Braxmatics
Funk Seattle Dance Party!

Artist
TB

The Braxmatics

Funkin' up the place, with the Bass in your face, from outer space, with a bit of dash and a lot of Grace, to capture the flag and win this Race, to the top of the galactic Mountain of Boom, where we funk harder than an Elephant in the Room, and leave smokey clouds of danceable Plumes... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 9:25pm - 10:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre: Presented by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

9:40pm PDT

Mojo Barnes
Unapologetically Soulful and Honest

Artist
MB

Mojo Barnes

Unapologetically Soulful and Honest


Friday May 24, 2019 9:40pm - 10:00pm PDT
Vera Project Stage & Gallery 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109
 
Saturday, May 25
 

10:00am PDT

11:00am PDT

Hopa Trop Folk Ensemble
Keeping Bulgarian Traditions Alive

Artist
HT

Hopa Trop Folk Ensemble

Hopa Trop Folk Ensemble performs dances and songs from all folklore regions of Bulgaria. Our mission is to preserve the Bulgarian culture and traditions among our community in Greater Seattle area. The Ensemble was formed in 2013 by the Master choreographer of Bulgarian dance Dani... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Exhibition Hall - International Dance Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Actionesse
Post-horncore party punks!

Artist
A

Actionesse

Born bred and bathed in brassy broth Actionesse is a four-piece post-horncore band from Seattle Washington. Their textured maximalist approach to genre-bending has been lauded as “weirdo rock”; their live performance “like a swirling tornado onstage”. Actionesse harness a... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Vera Project Stage & Gallery 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Forrás Banda
Traditional Hungarian village music

Artist
FB

Forrás Banda

Forrás Banda was formed in 1997. Over their 20 years they have grown to become a driving force in North America's Hungarian folk scene. The ensemble plays traditional village music from Central Europe and its members have regularly studied with master musicians in Hungary and Transylvania... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3 FM 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Hamilton International Middle School Vocal Jazz
Middle School Vocal Jazz

Artist
HI

Hamilton International Middle School Vocal Jazz

The Hamilton International Middle School Vocal Jazz ensemble performs features students between the ages of 12 and 14 who perform vocal jazz music. The ensemble performs at several local festivals throughout the school year. Students learn to perform jazz, blues, shuffle, and latin... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Mural Amphitheatre: Presented by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Inochi Taiko
Traditional Japanese American Drumming

Artist
IT

Inochi Taiko

Inochi Taiko was formed in 2003 by Tyrone and Garrett Nakawatase and Max Honkawa. Inochi means “life force” which has a unique meaning to a lot of the members of the group as most of them started playing taiko at an early age and taiko has been a driving force over the course... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers and KNKX 88.5 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Seirm
Scottish Gaelic Song and Tunes

Artist
S

Seirm

Seirm is a céilidh band of singers and musicians who create traditional and innovative Scottish Gaelic music together. The main musical program of Slighe nan Gaidheal, Washington's Gaelic language and cultural society, Seirm performs at various community events to promote interest... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Tomo Nakayama
Northwest indie folk

Artist
TN

Tomo Nakayama

Named "Best Folk Act 2017" by Seattle Weekly, Tomo Nakayama has consistently created music that is complex, nuanced, and emotionally compelling. His decade of work both as a solo artist and as frontman in his chamber-pop band Grand Hallway has been praised by NPR, New York Times... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Folklife Underground Café 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Moved By Words
POC Intergenerational Voices Poetry

Artist
MB

Moved By Words

Skyler Reed has authored two chapbooks (&allampersands Sex&Wikipedia) and the editor of Moved By Words Miriam Gabriel is a poet who earned a Masters from CUNY focusing on Arab cinema and post-Ottoman gender and race Robert Lashley is an Artist Trust recipient Stranger Genius Award... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am PDT
Cornish Playhouse: Sponsored by KUOW 94.9 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Polka with Pat
With Pat McMonagle

Artist
PM

Pat McMonagle

polka w/ pat


Saturday May 25, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Theatre 4 - Dance Workshops 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

The Polka Guyz
Polka, Why Don'tcha!

Artist
TP

The Polka Guyz

We're an agglomeration of friends from various musical backgrounds that enjoy polka and related music.


Saturday May 25, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Theatre 4 - Dance Workshops 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Miss Charlotte
Music for Tots

Artist
MC

Miss Charlotte

Please see website. Sorry I am pressed for time this morning; can compose something special later.


Saturday May 25, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Discovery Zone Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Portland Megaband with Erik Weberg Caller
Contra Dance Orchestra

Artist
PM

Portland Megaband with Erik Weberg, Caller

The Portland Megaband has been playing one benefit dance a year in Portland since 1996. That dance occurs on the second Saturday in March.


Saturday May 25, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Fisher Pavilion - Warren's Roadhouse 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Shapenote Singing Mini-Convention
Led by Jack Lofton and Kathy Vlach

Artist
SS

Shapenote Singing Mini-Convention

There has been a shape note singing group in some form or other in Seattle since the mid-1970's. The tradition of shape note singing is as old as the United States itself. We sing for ourselves and for each other with no director, no rehearsals and we don't try to sound pretty! When... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Cornish Courtyard – Singing Workshops 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Beginning Bones Playing
With Rick Fogel

Artist
RF

Rick Fogel Beginning Bones

As a performer-builder, Rick Fogel strives to integrate ideas learned in performance into the designing and building process because I believe that these significant details are the difference between an adequate instrument and an extraordinary instrument. This Workshop is about bones... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Bridgetown Morris Men
Morris Men Playing Morris Music

Artist
BM

Bridgetown Morris Men

Morris dancers have celebrated the seasons for hundreds of years in England with music dance, songs and plays. Decked out in ribbons and bells they performed athletic dances with handkerchiefs and sticks to encourage good fortune and fertility for the coming season. The Bridgetown... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Merry Missives of Moscow--Children's Dance Group
Morris/English Country Dance

Artist
MM

Merry Missives of Moscow

The Merry Missives is a children’s dance troupe based in Moscow Idaho which combines traditional English Morris dance and English Country dancing (ECD). They have been performing both in Moscow Pullman and Spokane over the last 9 years and have performed as a Morris troupe at Seattle... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Renegade Rose Morris
Morris Music and Dancing

Artist
RR

Renegade Rose Morris

Renegade Rose Morris was founded in 2002 in Portland, Oregon. Our performances feature dances and songs in both traditional and contemporary English and American Morris traditions, played on accordion, whistle, and drum. Over time, we have added new dances, including some original... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Side of the Tide Morris Dancers
Traditional Border Morris Dancing

Artist
SO

Side of the Tide Morris Dancers

Side of the Tide is a Border Morris dance team from Oregon’s south coast. Enthusiastic musicians provide the lively tunes as the troupe performs high energy dances with knacking staves and ringing bells. Side of the Tide embraces an ancient English dance tradition while keeping... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Sound and Fury Morris
Kilted Morris with Bells!

Artist
SA

Sound and Fury Morris

Sound & Fury Morris & Sword have been dancing around Seattle and the rest of the west coast of North America since the waning days of last century. These are dance traditions dating back a long time, from various regions of England. Traditionally, Morris Dance is a community-based... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Two Rivers Morris
Border Morris Dancing

Artist
TR

Two Rivers Morris

Two Rivers Morris performs Border Morris dances, both traditional and original, with live musicians. We have participated in many festivals in the Pacific Northwest, along with local events at home and regularly attend the gatherings of Morris dancers--the Ales--that occur in California... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Hootenanny for Pete Seeger: Sing, for Pete's Sake!
Led by Rick Harlan & Bob Reid; informal open mic style. Request, lead or join in on songs and memories honoring the many sides of Pete Seeger

Artist
HF

Hootenanny for Pete Seeger: Sing, for Pete's Sake!

Pass under the banner “Pete Seeger Centennial Celebration Folk Jam!, and come sing along! Add something to the Pete Seeger memory wall. Look through song lists, lyrics and books by and about Pete Seeger. Chose a song to lead or to request. Join in with your instrument and especially... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Armory Loft 4: Pete Seeger Centennial Folk Jam! 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

The Hydrant Lounge! Hosted by Diana & Silas Blak
Tap the Hydrant at the 48th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival with Cultural Focus Committee members Diana (Youth in Focus) and Silas Blak.

Conceived by youth from NW Folklife's 2019 Cultural Focus Committee, the Hydrant serves as a creative think tank and platform that amplifies the voices, stories, and impact of emerging leaders in the arts community. Acting as a hub, The Hydrant connects young creators to one another, to mentors, new inspirations, and audiences.

The Hydrant Lounge at NW Folklife is your gateway to experience the emergence! Come and celebrate the official launch of @TheHydrant (on IG) to:

-Learn how to get involved
-Learn about our first theme "Culture" and how you can submit your work to be featured
-Take a photo and create some art
-See pop up performances and open mics
-See art and exhibits from Creative Justice, Proxima Generacion & Unbroken Circle/Rhapsody Youth Residencies, Youth in Focus 25th Anniversary Exhibit & more!

Saturday May 25, 2019 11:00am - 1:30pm PDT
Hydrant Lounge at A/NT Gallery

11:30am PDT

Blake Whitewolf
Duwamish Storyteller/Singer


Saturday May 25, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Broad Street Lawn - Circle of Indigenous Peoples Celebration 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:40am PDT

Stone Logic
Rock Band

Saturday May 25, 2019 11:40am - 12:05pm PDT
Vera Project Stage & Gallery 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:40am PDT

Carrigaline Celtic Band
Traditional Irish Music

Artist
CC

Carrigaline Celtic Band

Carrigaline came together in Seattle where Irish music is alive and well. Kieran, Christine, Bob, and Andrew had been involved in music, dance, instruments, and travel in separate careers before coming together as a band. Purchase Carrigaline’s CD “Get up the Yard” at shows... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3 FM 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:40am PDT

Mahonyera Mbira Ensemble
Mbira Music from Zimbabwe

Artist
MM

Mahonyera Mbira Ensemble

The Seattle-based ensemble Mahonyera performs traditional mbira music of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. Three to four mbira players perform complex interlocking patterns on the 22-24 key mbira dza vadzimu and are accompanied by hosho (gourd shakers) and vocals. Mahonyera members, most... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Folklife Underground Café 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:45am PDT

Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble
Dance-Music of Croatia

Artist
VL

Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble

Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble, founded in 1975 in Anacortes, WA, located on Fidalgo Island, Ruže Dalmatinke & Bonaca Orchestra perform music and dance of Croatia. One-quarter of the residents of this unique community are descended from immigrants from another fishing village... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Exhibition Hall - International Dance Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:45am PDT

Paula Boggs Band
Seattle-Brewed Soulgrass

Artist
PB

Paula Boggs Band

Paula Boggs Band traverses jazz world rock and Americana. Formed in 2007, their sound is "Seattle-Brewed Soulgrass" and the band has performed 200+ shows nationally and in Canada since 2015. The band released an "unplugged" EP of consciousness songs "Live at Empty Sea Songs of Protest... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers and KNKX 88.5 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:50am PDT

Kilmany
Scottish/Celtic Dance and Music

Artist
K

Kilmany

Kilmany began in 1998 with a group of 3. It has since grown and often accompanied with dancers. It's name comes from a town in Fife, NE Scotland. Unique to Scottish music is the strathspey with it's own special rhythm. Much of this music came from Scotland for Scottish Country Dances... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 11:50am - 12:20pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

11:50am PDT

12:00pm PDT

Reel Grrls presents Safe Routes to Schools Film Challenge
Saturday May 25, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT
SIFF Film Center 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

12:00pm PDT

Matt Remle
Standing Rock Lakota / Culture & Song Bearer

Artist

Saturday May 25, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT
Broad Street Lawn - Circle of Indigenous Peoples Celebration 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

12:00pm PDT

LaVida Hip-HopTeam
Hip-Hop Youth

Artist
LH

LaVida Hip-HopTeam

LaVida Dance Studio was found in 2013. At LaVida we have adults and youth dancers. We specialize in Ballroom & Latin, Argentine tango, West Coast Swing, Salsa & Bachata for adults. Jazz & Lyrical, Hip-Hop, ballet, tap, Pop culture and Ballroom for kids. Also, we have an award-winning... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm PDT
Open-Air Dance Stage 155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

12:00pm PDT

Seattle Arts and Lectures' Youth Poet Laureate Program
Civically Engaged Youth Poetry

Artist
SA

Seattle Arts and Lectures' Youth Poet Laureate Program

The Seattle Youth Poet Laureate is a joint program of Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Writers in the Schools and Urban Word NYC. Founded in Seattle in 2015 by writers Matt Gano and Aaron Counts, the YPL program aims to identify young writers and leaders who are committed to civic and community... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse: Sponsored by KUOW 94.9 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

12:00pm PDT

Samba Reggae!
Afro-Brazilian Music and Dance

Artist
BI

Bahia In Motion

Bahia In Motion offers Brazilian Dance and Capoeira classes in Seattle, yearly tours to Bahia, Brazil, and collaborates with local schools and organizations to offer workshops and events. Bahia In Motion's work is rooted in their firm belief of the importance of a balanced body mind... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

12:00pm PDT

Quack Grass Roundup with Suzanne Girardot Caller
Old School Dance Tunes

Artist
QG

Quack Grass Roundup with Suzanne Girardot, Caller

Jerry Gallaher has been playing in the NW for many years, including with the HURRICANE RIDGERUNNERS. Forrest Carroll has been playing fiddle in and around in Seattle for 25 years, Amy Carroll has been playing dance piano including on stage at the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion - Warren's Roadhouse 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

12:00pm PDT

Join a Neighborhood Sing Along!
Led by Ming Chen and Jonathan Betz-Zall

Artist
GF

Greenwood Family Sing

This group has been building musical fellowship in their community with monthly sing-alongs since 1986. We started as a family-friendly alternative to the SFS weekly song circles, and have evolved into a place where singers of any age and any ability can gather in a supportive, easy-going... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard – Singing Workshops 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

12:00pm PDT

Rumble & Rhythm Family Drum Circle
With Jim Boneau

Artist
RA

Rumble & Rhythm Family Drum Circle

Jim Boneau is a facilitator, teacher, speaker and coach who has a passion for igniting leaders and professionals who are committed to the development of others. In 2000, after achieving success in corporate America, Jim participated in his first Village Music Circles Hawaii Playshop... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

12:00pm PDT

Belladonna Border Morris
Skipping with Blunt Objects

Artist
BB

Belladonna Border Morris

We are a women's and non-binary morris dancing group with members ranging from Seattle down to Portland.


Saturday May 25, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

12:00pm PDT

Berkeley Morris
Mixed English Morris Dance

Artist
BM

Berkeley Morris

Berkeley Morris was founded in 1977. The predominant styles of Berkeley's repertoire originate from or are modeled after those from the Cotswold district of England specifically the traditions of Fieldtown (from the village of Leafield) and Bledington. The music is based on traditional... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

12:00pm PDT

North by Northwest Morris
Northwest Style Morris Clogging

Artist
NM

Northwest Morris

Northwest style clog Morris is a 19th Century British tradition from the industrial towns of Lancashire and North Cheshire in Northwest England. The dances involve much stepping, and the wooden clogs add to the rhythm provided by the band which generally plays popular tunes from the... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

12:00pm PDT

The MossyBack Morris Men
New and Old Morris Dancing

Artist
TM

The MossyBack Morris Men

The MossyBack Morris Men perform Morris based on collections from the South Midlands of England, specifically from the villages of Bledington and Ducklington, both in Oxfordshire. They wear white shirts and pants with red suspenders, hats and shoes.


Saturday May 25, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

12:00pm PDT

Vancouver Morris Men
Traditional English Morris Dance

Artist
VM

Vancouver Morris Men

The Vancouver Morris Men were formed in Vancouver BC Canada in 1982 to maintain English folk traditions, specifically the Morris, locally. We use our performances to celebrate the changing of the seasons throughout the year. The Spring and Summer are the seasons when we perform... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

12:00pm PDT

"Pete: The Songs and Times of Pete Seeger" - A Live Multimedia Concert
Hosted by Peter McKee

Artist
PM

Peter McKee Songs and Times

Since 2012, Seattle banjo player Peter McKee has presented this one-man performance honoring the songs and times of Pete Seeger. This two hour multi-media concert traces the historical context of eighteen iconic folk songs closely associated with Seeger.Peter guides the audience though... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Narrative Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

12:20pm PDT

Modern Daze
Juicy Eclectic Space Funk

Artist
MD

Modern Daze

Based in the Puget Sound region, Modern Daze is a unique arrangement inspired by an eclectic range of influences. The five-piece draws from funky riffs, tight grooves, psychedelic sound effects, and creative lyricism to develop an energetic, dark, melodic, and funkified style.


Saturday May 25, 2019 12:20pm - 12:45pm PDT
Vera Project Stage & Gallery 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

12:20pm PDT

Crònan
Gaelic Ballads Jigs Reels

Artist
C

Crònan

The members of Crònan have been playing Scottish, Irish and Gaelic Song together for the last 15 years. Christine learned to love fiddle at her Grandfather's knee, played with Wicked Celts and plays often with local musicians. Christian is a multi-instrumentalist and singer and performs... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3 FM 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

12:20pm PDT

Red Eagle Soaring
Red Eagle Soaring

Artist
RE

Red Eagle Soaring

Red Eagle Soaring (RES) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Native American Youth Theatre Group that has provided Seattle area Native youth ages 10-19 with free programming opportunities to develop self-confidence communication skills empathy social and emotional development trust building... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
Folklife Underground Café 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

12:30pm PDT

Seattle Cheta at Bulgarian Cultural and Heritage Center of Seattle
Bulgarian Folk Dance Performance

Artist
SC

Seattle Cheta at Bulgarian Cultural and Heritage Center of Seattle

The performance group Seattle Cheta, part of The Bulgarian Cultural and Heritage Center of Seattle (BCHCS), was established in April, 2014, to participate in Chicago’s Verea Bulgarian Folk Festival. The name is a combination of “seattlecheta” – people from Seattle and (Seattle... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Exhibition Hall - International Dance Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

12:30pm PDT

DX-Tet
Jazz, Funk, and Hip Hop

Artist
D

DX-Tet

Xavier, A fiery and passionate drummer, plays with his group the DXL Quartet that performs regularly in the Seattle area and is in the process of recording a record to be released in 2018. Beyond that he is active in the Seattle music scene where he can be found playing with some... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers and KNKX 88.5 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

12:30pm PDT

Peter Paul and Mary Sing Along
With Mimi Geibel and Steve Akerman

Artist
W

Waterbound

Waterbound is the duo of Steve Akerman (mostly mandolins) and Mimi Geibel (mostly autoharps). They weave Celtic, Americana, bluegrass, blues, swing, Swedish, Canadian and fiddle tunes into a kaleidoscope of lovely melodies. Both Mimi and Steve are teachers and presenters of their... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:50pm PDT
Studio C - Music Workshops 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

12:40pm PDT

Jagadeeswaran and students
South Indian Drum Ensemble

Artist
JA

Jagadeeswaran and Students

South Indian Drum Ensemble


Saturday May 25, 2019 12:40pm - 1:10pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

12:45pm PDT

Bonglang Ruam Jai Band
Southeast Asian Festival Music

Artist
BR

Bonglang Ruam Jai Band

Bong Lang Ruam Jai Band (วงโปงลางร่วมใจ) is made up of community members in the Pacific Northwest who have a passion for Southeast Asian Music. The group was founded after the Thai temple in Auburn Washington brought traditional Thai Language Dance and... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 12:45pm - 1:15pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre: Presented by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

12:45pm PDT

SIFF Filmmaking Camp Spotlight
Saturday May 25, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm PDT
SIFF Film Center 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

1:00pm PDT

Little Pink Anderson with Doctor Harp
Real Authentic Country Blues

Artist
LP

Little Pink Anderson with Doctor Harp

At age 4, Little Pink Anderson would dance on the street in Spartanburg, SC while his father sang and played guitar. His father, Pinkney, was one of two names Syd Barrett used for the name Pink Floyd (Floyd Council was the other). Little Pink has performed blues and songster music... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3 FM 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Ringside
Revolutionary Poets

Artist
R

Ringside

Revolutionary Poets


Saturday May 25, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse: Sponsored by KUOW 94.9 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Margo Cilker
Country Folk Troubador

Artist
MC

Margo Cilker

Margo Cilker apprenticed herself to the songwriter’s trade the old-fashioned way: heartbreak in South Carolina, move to Spain and busk all over Europe a la Ramblin’ Jack, sing a duet on a Spanish Honky-Tonk band’s recording of an Ernest Tubb classic, tour Europe with a band... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 1:00pm - 1:35pm PDT
Folklife Underground Café 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Mia Day
Young Indie Singer Songwriter

Artist
MD

Mia Day

Mia Day is a 18 year old singer/songwriter from Seattle, Washington. She started songwriting at the age of ten years old, when a man on a sailboat taught her 3 chords on a Ukulele. Her debut E.P "Years" was released in November 2016. Her first full length album, "Gold" released... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 1:00pm - 1:35pm PDT
KEXP Gathering Space 472 1st Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Ria Punukollu - amOha Dance Company
Indian Classical Dance: Bharatanatyam

Artist
RP

Ria Punukollu

Ria has been a student at amOha Performing Arts for the past 6 years, studying both vocal Carnatic music and Bharatanatyam. These are classical art forms from the southern part of India. Ria also practices yoga and learns about Indian mythology to complement her training in dance... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
Open-Air Dance Stage 155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

West Coast Swing For beginners
Swing Dancing for Beginners

Artist
WC

West Coast Swing For beginners

We have been at Folklife the last several years. Having a dance class, demos of the dance, and a social dance.


Saturday May 25, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Captain Awesome Sauce
Fun and Interactive Family Music

Artist
CA

Captain Awesome Sauce

Captain Awesome Sauce (aka Dan Metteer) has been performing silly songs for kids for more than 15 years. He and his wife Rebekah have three kids of their own, and they all love to sing and dance.


Saturday May 25, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, CCE
Irish Set DancingI

Artist
CC

Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann (CCE)

We are the Puget Sound Branch of the internationally known Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann organization known for its unwavering support of Irish traditions in the form of music, dance and language. The Pride of Bothell ceili band supports this by continuing the tradition in the form... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion - Warren's Roadhouse 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Balkan Sing Along
Led by Dina Trageser

Saturday May 25, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard – Singing Workshops 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Rhythm Games
With Abby Greene Bull 

Saturday May 25, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Ajani
Rapping on beats

Artist
A

Ajani

Rapping on beats


Saturday May 25, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
Vera Project Stage & Gallery 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Kiddus Fecto
Melodic Sampled Hip Hop

Artist
KF

Kiddus Fecto

Kiddus Fecto is a music artist and a producer who composes Melodic cadences. Began producing in his 10th grade year of high school and performed for all his schools talent shows. Joined an hip-hop summer program at MoPop called “The Residency” for two years and is currently apart... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
Vera Project Stage & Gallery 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

kidLIO
Ready for a ride?

Artist
K

kidLIO

LIO is a 17 year old multitalented artist from South Park, Washington. Having been deep in her numerous art forms for 5 years now; LIO: a black, queer woman is using her non-privilege to gain self-love, confidence as well as tend to her artistic releases advocating for civil rights... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
Vera Project Stage & Gallery 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Lily Indigo
Dreamy 80s Infused Pop

Artist
LI

Lily Indigo

Lily Indigo came into the world singing. Born with a relentless energy that drives both her creative and social pursuits she grew up attending concerts and music festivals with her family. At the age of ten she sang on stage with her dad at the Doe Bay Music Festival. Lily loves making... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
Vera Project Stage & Gallery 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Mirabai
Young nostalgia pop singer/songwriter

Artist
M

Mirabai

Seattle born and everywhere-raised, Mirabai has been a singer all her life. She loves nothing (other than perhaps garlic fries) more than stories, no matter the medium in which they are told. With lots of love, effort, voice, and community, she works to blend folk, pop, jazz and a... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
Vera Project Stage & Gallery 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Pink Anbu
Singing an original song

Artist
PA

Pink Anbu

She is a performer for Totem Star Records. A first generation Southeast Asian American.


Saturday May 25, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
Vera Project Stage & Gallery 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

PRIMOE
Groovy
Energetic
Fun
Bouncy

Artist
P

PRIMOE

PRIMOE is an artist coming out of Burien 136th Ambaum. He is a fun person to be around and he is a very energetic artist that just wants to spread his energy out to the crowd. He raps about his struggles of growing up around gang violence and being different to everyone around hi... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
Vera Project Stage & Gallery 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Zoe Roberts
Singer songwriter calm acoustic

Artist

Saturday May 25, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
Vera Project Stage & Gallery 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:10pm PDT

smacktalk
Jazz Fusion Neo-Soul Collective

Artist
S

smacktalk

SmackTalk is a jazz fusion, neo-soul collective that has been playing in the greater part of Seattle for almost three years. Led by local saxophonist Sidney Hauser, their unique instrumentation of two lead saxophones highlights their emphasis towards original compositions, exploration... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 1:10pm - 1:40pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers and KNKX 88.5 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:15pm PDT

Medena Pitka - at Bulgarian Cultural and Heritage Center of Seattle
Bulgarian Folk Dance Performance

Artist
MP

Medena Pitka Children Folklore Group

MEDENA PITKA Children Folklore Group is a program of The Bulgarian Cultural and Heritage Center of Seattle (BCHCS) that organically interweaves knowledge of traditional Bulgarian rituals and celebrations and practical knowledge of Bulgarian proverbial lyrics rhythms songs and dances... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 1:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Exhibition Hall - International Dance Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:30pm PDT

Peter Ali
Flutist/Song Writer

Artist
PA

Peter Ali

Native American flutist Peter Ali, shares stories about his music as well as his rich ethnic heritage intermixed with performances of his original songs. Listen to the sounds of eagle running river nature and spirit in the flute's song. Peter Ali a talented and self-taught Native... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
Broad Street Lawn - Circle of Indigenous Peoples Celebration 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:30pm PDT

Crankie Showcase
Enchanting moving panoramas, with music, songs, and stories, presented by Betsy Brown, Sandy Buchner, Kelsey Nelsen, Cary Lung, Alex MacLeod, Melanie Brauner & Kevin Auld, Emily & Maggie Teachout, and Scuff Acuff & Alison Metheny.

Artist
CS

Crankie Showcase

The Folklife Crankie Showcase features Northwest crankie artists performing stories using moving panoramas, or "crankies." The showcase always presents a variety of artistic styles, musical performances, and stories ranging from new and novel to cultural and traditional.


Saturday May 25, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:30pm PDT

The Hydrant Lounge! Hosted by Evan and Chef Daniele
Tap the Hydrant at the 48th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival with Cultural Focus Committee members Evan & Chef Daniele.

Conceived by youth from NW Folklife's 2019 Cultural Focus Committee, the Hydrant serves as a creative think tank and platform that amplifies the voices, stories, and impact of emerging leaders in the arts community. Acting as a hub, The Hydrant connects young creators to one another, to mentors, new inspirations, and audiences.

The Hydrant Lounge at NW Folklife is your gateway to experience the emergence! Come and celebrate the official launch of @TheHydrant (on IG) to:

-Learn how to get involved
-Learn about our first theme "Culture" and how you can submit your work to be featured
-Take a photo and create some art
-See pop up performances and open mics
-See art and exhibits from Creative Justice, Proxima Generacion & Unbroken Circle/Rhapsody Youth Residencies, Youth in Focus 25th Anniversary Exhibit & more!

Saturday May 25, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Hydrant Lounge at A/NT Gallery

1:35pm PDT

Terrence Enyeart and Steelhead Bluegrass Band
The Steelhead Bluegrass Band

Artist
TE

Terrence Enyeart and Steelhead Bluegrass Band

The “Steelhead Bluegrass Band” is a contemporary bluegrass band based in Kitsap County, Washington. Their music ranges from sweet love songs to the hard drive and excitement of traditional and contemporary bluegrass. Strong vocals are the centerpiece of the band, but let’s face... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 1:35pm - 2:05pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre: Presented by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:40pm PDT

Baby Gramps
Mystical Folk Music

Artist
BG

Baby Gramps

VanGogh of Americana Music: Baby Gramps mixes the myth-making mystique of a traveling troubadour of the past with an incredible array of musical influences including the blues, folk, country, jazz, ragtime, and sea shanties. He toured abroad as part of the "Rogues Gallery: Pirate... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 1:40pm - 2:10pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3 FM 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:45pm PDT

An American Forrest
Western Folk Songwriter

Artist
AA

An American Forrest

An American Forrest's sound ranges from solo acoustic confessionals and covers to full band expositions. Stories of a man who left behind the comfort and security of modern life for a job atop a horse. A man who returned from the wilderness a hardened, smoothed, tempered version of... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm PDT
Folklife Underground Café 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

1:50pm PDT

Freudian Slurp
Cinematic Jazz Fusion

Artist
FS

Freudian Slurp

The Hughes Brothers Dylan (bass older) and Ian (guitar taller) grew up in the middle of North Seattle’s competitive student jazz scene. The brothers met current band members through local jam sessions and were inspired by the thriving instrumental music scene in Seattle to find... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 1:50pm - 2:20pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers and KNKX 88.5 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Randall Kimball
Haida Folkblues Singer


Saturday May 25, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Broad Street Lawn - Circle of Indigenous Peoples Celebration 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Natyashiksha - A Dance Academy
Bharathanatyam Performance

Artist
N

Natyashiksha

Natyashiksha is an Indian classical dance- Bharathanatyam school based in Redmond, WA. The students have been performing for many years in multilple venues across eastern WA. They enjoy performing to the multi cultural audience at NWFL.


Saturday May 25, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
Open-Air Dance Stage 155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

LANGSTON / SIFF Crash Filmmaking
Saturday May 25, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
SIFF Film Center 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Open Irish Traditional Music Session
With Ming Chen

Artist
MC

Ming Chen

I have been playing Appalachian old time, New England contra-dance and Irish traditional music for over 30 years. For the past 12 years I have concentrated almost exclusively on playing the flute in Irish music. I am the host of an on-going Irish session at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Jam Tent 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Capoeira Angola
Traditional African Capoeira

Artist
SD

Silvio Dos Reis

Silvio Dos Reis has been teaching capoeira angola for the past 31 years. He started teaching in Brazil and move to Seattle in 2004. Since then he have been teaching capoeira in during schools, after schools programs in seattle public school, colleges and community centers. Silvio... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Swedish Slängpolska - the easiest!
With Bob Hamilton

Artist
BH

Bob Hamilton

Learn beautiful and easy couple dances from Northern lands!Bob Hamilton has been teaching Scandinavian dancing for more than 20 years, and dancing for more than 30. He loves to share his joy of Scandinavian music and dance, especially with beginners.


Saturday May 25, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Theatre 4 - Dance Workshops 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Tricky Brits with Rosemary Lach Caller
English Country Dance Treats

Artist
TB

Tricky Brits with Rosemary Lach, Caller

Together since the 90's, the Puget Sound based Tricky Brits have entertained and propelled English dancers from Vermont to California.


Saturday May 25, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion - Warren's Roadhouse 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Pete Seeger's Traditional & Children's Tunes and Songs
Led by Bob Reid with Judi Jaeger, Tom Rawson, Rick Harlan, The Irthlingz Duo and Special Guests

Artist
BR

Bob Reid

Bob Reid has performed for audiences of all ages for over 45 years. He has hosted children's television programs, performed in concert and at festivals across the United States, including a concert with Pete Seeger at United Nations Headquarters in New York. He currently performs... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard – Singing Workshops 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Experiential Drumming for Fun
With Randy Pomeroy and Sinead Harte

Saturday May 25, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

BEGINNING HAMMER DULCIMER
Rick Fogel

Artist
RF

Rick Fogel Hammer Dulcimer

Rick Fogel is a distinguished hammer dulcimer performer, luthier and teacher. At festivals and venues across thecountry, Rick displays virtuosity in his performance of classical, traditional, Celtic, and original compositions.Rick captivates an audience with his mastery of the hammer... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:20pm PDT
Studio C - Music Workshops 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

FACES Dance Group
Filipino Folk Dances

Artist
FD

FACES Dance Group

Filipino folk dances.


Saturday May 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Exhibition Hall - International Dance Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Filipina Muslim Ensemble
Ethnic Muslim Dances of the Philippines


Saturday May 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Exhibition Hall - International Dance Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Filipiniana Dance Co.
Philippine Song and Dance

Artist
FD

Filipiniana Dance Co.

Formed in 1970 as the Family Choir of the Immaculate Conception Church, Seattle, WA, the Filipiniana Dance Co quickly found an audience for its specialty programs. Drawing from the many ethnic traditions found in the Philippines, the company dances to create an exciting intermingling... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Exhibition Hall - International Dance Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Silangan Singers
Philippine Folk and Love Songs

Artist
SS

Silangan Singers

Formed in 1995, this group is composed mostly of semi-professional singers who love to preserve and promote the age-old Philippine Kundiman (love songs) and other folk songs attached to this group in a Philippine Rondalla Ensemble that play Filipino string musical instruments like... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Exhibition Hall - International Dance Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Seattle Theatre Group presents Dance This!
STG's DANCE This Workshop

Artist
ST

Seattle Theatre Group

Seattle Theatre Group is the non-profit arts organization that operates the Paramount Moore and Neptune Theatres. STG's Education and Community Programs invest in meaningful experiences for our community and future generations of performing artists. Each season STG offers over 200... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

2:20pm PDT

Annie Ford Band
Music of Hidden Doorways

Artist
AF

Annie Ford Band

The Annie Ford Band is a timeless blend of tough and tender songwriting. Showcasing talented and nuanced players on pedal steel, bass, sax, piano, drums and violin they mix compelling story-telling with dark Appalachian roots and modern genres like rock n roll, jazz, and dark country... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 2:20pm - 2:50pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3 FM 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

2:20pm PDT

Cliff Perry Band
Bluegrass Good and Vintage

Artist
CP

Cliff Perry Band

Cliff Perry, well known in NW Bluegrass circles, teaches Bluegrass Band class at Shoreline CC, performed widely as Southfork, made award-winning recordings with partner Laurel Bliss, opened for Bill Monroe, also Earl Scruggs, has appeared with Josh graves and Kenny Baker. Mary and... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 2:20pm - 2:50pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre: Presented by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

2:30pm PDT

Paul Chiyokten Wagner
Saanich First Nations Story Teller/Singer


Saturday May 25, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Broad Street Lawn - Circle of Indigenous Peoples Celebration 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

2:30pm PDT

Reggie Garrett & the SnakeOil Peddlers
Urban Acoustic Folk-Soul

Artist
RG

Reggie Garrett & the SnakeOil Peddlers

Reggie Garrett is the purveyor of a unique strain of acoustic folk music incorporating Latin rhythms, Blues, Gospel and Celtic resulting in a musical blend that has touched audiences throughout North America. He has been compared to legends Richie Havens and Bill Withers by "Dirty... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers and KNKX 88.5 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

2:30pm PDT

Stephanie Anne Johnson
Big hearted roots music

Artist
SA

Stephanie Anne Johnson

Stephanie Anne Johnson is a multifaceted vocalist who enjoys singing the acoustic music she writes and performing in some of the greatest musical theater and tributes ever. In the past few years she has performed with Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Actor's Theater of Louisville and... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 2:30pm - 3:05pm PDT
KEXP Gathering Space 472 1st Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

2:30pm PDT

Jack Straw Writers Program
Northwest poets and storytellers

Artist
JS

Jack Straw Writers Program

The Jack Straw Writers Program was created in 1997 to introduce local writers to the medium of recorded audio; to develop their presentation skills for both live and recorded readings; to encourage the creation of new literary work; to present the writers and their work in live readings... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 2:30pm - 3:45pm PDT
Folklife Underground Café 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

2:45pm PDT

DeColonizing Pop Culture: Past, Present, Future
With James Miles, Silas Blak, Wynter Rhys and Kid Roman. Moderated by Nancy Chang



Saturday May 25, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm PDT
Narrative Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Strikes A Bell
Sea Songs and Chanteys

Artist
SA

Strikes A Bell

Strikes A Bell sings familiar and catchy sea chanteys and maritime songs guaranteed to get the audience joining in on the chorus. The crew muster list includes Laura Bassett, Jean Geiger, David Kessler, Wayne Palsson, David Perasso, Dan Roberts, Steve Whinihan, Mary Benson, and Mary... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 3:00pm - 3:25pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard – Singing Workshops 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Ryan Yellowjohn
Shoshone-Bannock/Quechan Champion Mens Hoop Dancer

Artist
RY

Ryan Yellowjohn

Shoshone-Bannock/Quechan Champion Mens Hoop Dancer


Saturday May 25, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Broad Street Lawn - Circle of Indigenous Peoples Celebration 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Priyanka Shukla (kids group )
Bollywood contemporary

Artist
PS

Priyanka Shukla (kids group)

Bollywood contemporary


Saturday May 25, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
Open-Air Dance Stage 155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Priyanka Shukla and group
Indian Folk Dance

Artist
PS

Priyanka Shukla and group

Indian Folk Dance


Saturday May 25, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
Open-Air Dance Stage 155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Reel Queer Youth Showcase
Saturday May 25, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
SIFF Film Center 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

To Be Announced
Saturday May 25, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

The Mossbacks with Sherry Nevins Caller
Zesty Youth, Trad Roots

Artist
TM

The Mossbacks with Sherry Nevins, Caller

"The Mossbacks" are a talented trio of teenage musicians, with a special affinity for lively traditional dance music. Each of them are adept at playing multiple instruments. Sherry has enjoyed calling contra & square dances for almost as long as the sum of their ages!


Saturday May 25, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion - Warren's Roadhouse 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

All Levels Ghanaian Rhythms Workshop
Saeed Abbas

Artist
SA

Saeed Abbas

Saeed Abbas has performed and taught traditional West African percussion since he was 16. At 19 he auditioned into Ghana's prestigious National Dance Ensemble becoming their master drummer and touring many countries. He taught and performed at Berklee College of Music Dartmouth College... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

North Indian Classical Kathak Dance
Annie Penta with students

Artist
AP

Annie Penta

We are a group of dancers and musicians who have brought our Guru from India each year for 22 years to teach kathak to us and to anyone who wishes to learn. When our teacher is not here we practice regularly and perform give lecture demos participate in ethnic and multi-cultural events... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 3:00pm - 4:20pm PDT
Theatre 4 - Dance Workshops 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Belladonna Border Morris
Skipping with Blunt Objects

Artist
BB

Belladonna Border Morris

We are a women's and non-binary morris dancing group with members ranging from Seattle down to Portland.


Saturday May 25, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
McCaw Promenade 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Berkeley Morris
Mixed English Morris Dance

Artist
BM

Berkeley Morris

Berkeley Morris was founded in 1977. The predominant styles of Berkeley's repertoire originate from or are modeled after those from the Cotswold district of England specifically the traditions of Fieldtown (from the village of Leafield) and Bledington. The music is based on traditional... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
McCaw Promenade 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Bridgetown Morris Men
Morris Men Playing Morris Music

Artist
BM

Bridgetown Morris Men

Morris dancers have celebrated the seasons for hundreds of years in England with music dance, songs and plays. Decked out in ribbons and bells they performed athletic dances with handkerchiefs and sticks to encourage good fortune and fertility for the coming season. The Bridgetown... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
McCaw Promenade 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Massive Monkees & Arts Corps Presents Massive Break Challenge Championship
Youth Breaking (Breakdance) Competition

Artist
MM

Massive Monkees & Arts Corps

Youth Breaking (Breakdance) Competition


Saturday May 25, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse: Sponsored by KUOW 94.9 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Merry Missives of Moscow--Children's Dance Group
Morris/English Country Dance

Artist
MM

Merry Missives of Moscow

The Merry Missives is a children’s dance troupe based in Moscow Idaho which combines traditional English Morris dance and English Country dancing (ECD). They have been performing both in Moscow Pullman and Spokane over the last 9 years and have performed as a Morris troupe at Seattle... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
McCaw Promenade 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

North by Northwest Morris
Northwest Style Morris Clogging

Artist
NM

Northwest Morris

Northwest style clog Morris is a 19th Century British tradition from the industrial towns of Lancashire and North Cheshire in Northwest England. The dances involve much stepping, and the wooden clogs add to the rhythm provided by the band which generally plays popular tunes from the... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
McCaw Promenade 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Renegade Rose Morris
Morris Music and Dancing

Artist
RR

Renegade Rose Morris

Renegade Rose Morris was founded in 2002 in Portland, Oregon. Our performances feature dances and songs in both traditional and contemporary English and American Morris traditions, played on accordion, whistle, and drum. Over time, we have added new dances, including some original... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
McCaw Promenade 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Side of the Tide Morris Dancers
Traditional Border Morris Dancing

Artist
SO

Side of the Tide Morris Dancers

Side of the Tide is a Border Morris dance team from Oregon’s south coast. Enthusiastic musicians provide the lively tunes as the troupe performs high energy dances with knacking staves and ringing bells. Side of the Tide embraces an ancient English dance tradition while keeping... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
McCaw Promenade 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Sound and Fury Morris
Kilted Morris with Bells!

Artist
SA

Sound and Fury Morris

Sound & Fury Morris & Sword have been dancing around Seattle and the rest of the west coast of North America since the waning days of last century. These are dance traditions dating back a long time, from various regions of England. Traditionally, Morris Dance is a community-based... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
McCaw Promenade 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

The MossyBack Morris Men
New and Old Morris Dancing

Artist
TM

The MossyBack Morris Men

The MossyBack Morris Men perform Morris based on collections from the South Midlands of England, specifically from the villages of Bledington and Ducklington, both in Oxfordshire. They wear white shirts and pants with red suspenders, hats and shoes.


Saturday May 25, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
McCaw Promenade 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Two Rivers Morris
Border Morris Dancing

Artist
TR

Two Rivers Morris

Two Rivers Morris performs Border Morris dances, both traditional and original, with live musicians. We have participated in many festivals in the Pacific Northwest, along with local events at home and regularly attend the gatherings of Morris dancers--the Ales--that occur in California... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
McCaw Promenade 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Vancouver Morris Men
Traditional English Morris Dance

Artist
VM

Vancouver Morris Men

The Vancouver Morris Men were formed in Vancouver BC Canada in 1982 to maintain English folk traditions, specifically the Morris, locally. We use our performances to celebrate the changing of the seasons throughout the year. The Spring and Summer are the seasons when we perform... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
McCaw Promenade 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:05pm PDT

Nell & Jim Band
Bluegrass Music

Artist
NA

Nell & Jim Band

Nell Robinson described as one of the freshest voices in roots music. Jim Nunally is a Bay Area-native musician-composer record producer who joins master guitarists Doc Watson and Tony Rice as one of the finest interpreters and performers of bluegrass and traditional music. Jim Kerwin... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 3:05pm - 3:35pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre: Presented by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:15pm PDT

Brianna Skye & The Dark Clouds
Original Indie Folk Rock

Artist
BS

Brianna Skye & The Dark Clouds

Brianna moved to Seattle from California. Inspired by her move from her home town, she started writing song's about being homesick and the mountains she grew up in. Brianna takes a twist on nature driven songs and themes about ironic daily life, with creative lyrics. She aims to make... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 3:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers and KNKX 88.5 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:15pm PDT

Swarayoga Youth Ensemble
Contemporary Indian Classical Music

Artist
SY

Swarayoga Youth Ensemble

Contemporary Indian Classical Music


Saturday May 25, 2019 3:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:15pm PDT

Palmer's Gate
Exciting Cross State Celtic

Artist
PG

Palmer's Gate

We met at Folklife finding a common appreciation and joy for Celtic music. Through jams and then gigs we found our voice and formed Palmer's Gate.


Saturday May 25, 2019 3:15pm - 4:10pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3 FM 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:30pm PDT

Alex Sturbaum
Old and new traditions

Artist
AS

Alex Sturbaum

Alex Sturbaum is a one-of-a-kind performer. Steeped in musical traditions from both sides of the Atlantic, he is equally comfortable performing for dancers in a crowded grange hall, singing original songs at an intimate house concert, belting out sea shanties at a pub sing, or playing... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 3:30pm - 3:55pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard – Singing Workshops 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:30pm PDT

3:30pm PDT

Harmony Singing
John Palmes

Artist
HS

Harmony Singing

You can’t always sing the melody! Learn to feel the chord changes and make up your own harmony parts. Even non-singers can find simple, useful parts while the more experienced, will learn to find and improvise 3 parts. Teachers should find this approach to harmony and music theory... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 3:30pm - 4:50pm PDT
Studio C - Music Workshops 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:35pm PDT

Bluegrass Grand Finale
Showcase Jam!

Artist
CP

Cliff Perry Band

Cliff Perry, well known in NW Bluegrass circles, teaches Bluegrass Band class at Shoreline CC, performed widely as Southfork, made award-winning recordings with partner Laurel Bliss, opened for Bill Monroe, also Earl Scruggs, has appeared with Josh graves and Kenny Baker. Mary and... Read More →
NA

Nell & Jim Band

Nell Robinson described as one of the freshest voices in roots music. Jim Nunally is a Bay Area-native musician-composer record producer who joins master guitarists Doc Watson and Tony Rice as one of the finest interpreters and performers of bluegrass and traditional music. Jim Kerwin... Read More →
TE

Terrence Enyeart and Steelhead Bluegrass Band

The “Steelhead Bluegrass Band” is a contemporary bluegrass band based in Kitsap County, Washington. Their music ranges from sweet love songs to the hard drive and excitement of traditional and contemporary bluegrass. Strong vocals are the centerpiece of the band, but let’s face... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 3:35pm - 3:45pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre: Presented by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:45pm PDT

Pastel Motel
Alternative

Artist
PM

Pastel Motel

Perceptive, yet accessible, Pastel Motel blends art rock and progressive pop to create a distinguished sound that is both relevant, and reverent to the past. Despite abundant praise for their two albums, the band from Yakima, Washington is primarily known for their exciting, improvisational... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 3:45pm - 4:15pm PDT
Vera Project Stage & Gallery 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

3:55pm PDT

House of Kala
Skanda-Indian Classical Dance Bharathnatyam

Artist
HO

House of Kala

Akhi is a 16-year-old professional actor dancer & choreographer. A disciple of Guru Vidyalakshmi Vinod. A 2018 National Young Arts Silver Medal 2018 Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana winner he has been performing since he was 7 and possesses an insatiable appetite and hunger for dance... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 3:55pm - 4:30pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

"Tango like a Pro!"
Patty Leverett & partner


Saturday May 25, 2019 4:00pm - 4:20pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

TLSea
Brother Sister Maritime Harmonies

Artist
T

TLSea

Tyler and Lara are siblings and grew up as part of the family band The Cutter's which played for years at Folklife.


Saturday May 25, 2019 4:00pm - 4:25pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard – Singing Workshops 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

Abby K
Alt Folk Heart Rock

Artist
AK

Abby K

Abby draws upon many influences in her music from her childhood days in Kentucky and is hard to categorize. She is not pop. She is not country. She is not rock. Nor is she alternative or folk. Her sound is nostalgic and modern in the same breath. She conveniently short-hands it as... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Folklife Underground Café 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

The Local Strangers
Soulful, Raucous Americana

Artist
TL

The Local Strangers

Compelling lyrics and rich harmonies have delighted fans of The Local Strangers at sold out venues in the Pacific Northwest and intimate living rooms around the country since 2010. This year brings the release of their third full length album, "When We Were Honest."


Saturday May 25, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers and KNKX 88.5 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

The Whags
Cosmic Country, Psych Funk

Artist
TW

The Whags

The Whags grew out of a group of longtime musical friends who began collaborating in the summer of 2017 when an impromptu show crossed their paths. The resulting songs would become the foundation for an ever-growing repertoire. Their sound is a fusion of groove-driven 70’s funk... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 4:00pm - 4:35pm PDT
KEXP Gathering Space 472 1st Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

VUK KARADZIC VETERANS
Serbian Folk Dance Ensemble

Artist
VK

Vuk Karadzic – Veterans

Folk Dance Ensemble Vuk Karadzic – Veterans was founded in 1970 with a goal to keep the Serbian tradition and culture alive through the best possible way: music and dance.The small part of the ensemble you are watching today, is together since 2010.Vuk Karadzic Veterans Ensemble... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm PDT
Open-Air Dance Stage 155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

Across the Bridge Showcase
Saturday May 25, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm PDT
SIFF Film Center 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

How to Play the Native American Flute
With Peter Ali

Artist
PA

Peter Ali

Native American flutist Peter Ali, shares stories about his music as well as his rich ethnic heritage intermixed with performances of his original songs. Listen to the sounds of eagle running river nature and spirit in the flute's song. Peter Ali a talented and self-taught Native... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

The Stage Crew with Eric Curl Caller
Contradance Fun, Backstage Attitude

Artist
TS

The Stage Crew with Eric Curl, Caller

The Stage Crew is a Portland contra dance band featuring Sue Songer on piano and fiddle, Lori Shaffer on fiddle, and Lanny Martin on accordion and piano. The band plays every other month for Portland's first Saturday contra dance.


Saturday May 25, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion - Warren's Roadhouse 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

RhythmLift Drumming for Life
With Mary Tolena

Artist
RD

RhythmLift Drumming for Life

Confidence, creativity, connection, and joy arise in Mary Tolena’s RhythmLift group drumming programs, as you discover how rhythm helps in daily life. Mary has contributed to Seattle’s music and arts scene as a long-time volunteer for the Folklife Rhythm Tent and the Seattle World... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

Northwest Tap Connection
A Race & Social Justice Oriented Studio Connecting Dance Across Communities

Artist
NT

Northwest Tap Connection

Northwest Tap Connection is a distinctive urban dance studio specializing in Rhythm Tap. The studio's philosophy is that dance enriches the lives of the students, while developing self-discipline, instilling self-confidence, and encouraging achievement and goal setting.


Saturday May 25, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre: Presented by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

TE FARE O TAMATOA 2019 SHOWCASE
Tahitian Dancing and Drumming

Artist
TF

Te Fare O Tamatoa

Te Fare O Tamatoa's mission is to provide a means to teach people about the music, dance, and culture of Tahiti." On this site, you will find information on all things Te Fare O Tamatoa. From dance and drumming classes to performances and a little bit on Polynesian culture.


Saturday May 25, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Exhibition Hall - International Dance Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:20pm PDT

Keltoi
Soulful Harmonies, Fiery Instrumentals

Artist
K

Keltoi

Keltoi is a well-known entity in the Northwest, having toured extensively, and produced two albums, “Far Memory” and “Drunk with Autumn.” After an extended hiatus, this musical juggernaut has reformed, adding a few new members to the mix, including Cam St. Louis on flute... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 4:20pm - 4:50pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3 FM 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:20pm PDT

The Rouge & Noir Tango Orchestra
1920s-60s Argentinian Tango

Artist
TR

The Rouge & Noir Tango Orchestra

Founded in 2002 to play for Argentine Tango dancing, Folklife, and the Tango Ball. We also perform each March at Cultural Crossroads and Crossroads Bellevue.


Saturday May 25, 2019 4:20pm - 5:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:30pm PDT

The Drunken Maidens
Sea songs in harmony

Artist
TD

The Drunken Maidens

The Drunken Maidens, inspired by groups such as Sweet Honey in the Rock and the Wailin’ Jennys, sing in tight vocal harmonies. Threads from maritime songs, traditional ballads, old-time and Americana, and folk dance tunes are woven together to produce their colorful and varied repertoire... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 4:30pm - 4:55pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard – Singing Workshops 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:30pm PDT

Amanda Ironstar
Champion Womans Hoop Dancer


Saturday May 25, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Broad Street Lawn - Circle of Indigenous Peoples Celebration 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:30pm PDT

Daniel Pellegrini
Fun, Energetic Pop Rock

Artist
DP

Daniel Pellegrini

Daniel Pellegrini is a local singer songwriter. Born and raised in the push forests of Issaquah Washington. Daniel's style is made up by artist such as David Bowie, Chreap Trick, and Def Leppard.


Saturday May 25, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Vera Project Stage & Gallery 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:30pm PDT

Youth Facing Homelessness
With Kyle Kamppi, Erin, Wolf, KP, and Tim. Moderated by Elaine Simons  

Saturday May 25, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Narrative Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:30pm PDT

The Art of Balboa, 1-Step, and Early Ragtime Jazz Dance
Ari Levitt

Artist
AL

Ari Levitt

Ari has been teaching and performing nationally and internationally for over 25 years. An incredibly versatile dancer & world-class instructor he is well-known for both his fun energetic and delightful classes that can't help but inspire students with a love and passion for dance... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 4:30pm - 5:50pm PDT
Theatre 4 - Dance Workshops 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:30pm PDT

Hydrant Lounge! Hosted by Beats to the Rhymes
Tap the Hydrant at the 48th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival with artists from 206 Zulu's Beats to the Rhymes collective!

Conceived by youth from NW Folklife's 2019 Cultural Focus Committee, the Hydrant serves as a creative think tank and platform that amplifies the voices, stories, and impact of emerging leaders in the arts community. Acting as a hub, The Hydrant connects young creators to one another, to mentors, new inspirations, and audiences.

The Hydrant Lounge at NW Folklife is your gateway to experience the emergence! Come and celebrate the official launch of @TheHydrant (on IG) to:

-Learn how to get involved
-Learn about our first theme "Culture" and how you can submit your work to be featured
-Take a photo and create some art
-See pop up performances and open mics

Saturday May 25, 2019 4:30pm - 7:00pm PDT
Hydrant Lounge at A/NT Gallery

4:40pm PDT

Erika Lundahl
Rabble-Rousing Poet Songbird

Artist
EL

Erika Lundahl

Erika Lundahl is a musician and climate-justice activist living on traditional Duwamish land in South Seattle. She employs her classically trained voice and distinctive "tapping" guitar style to create an enveloping earth-centered musical space. Her poetic often autobiographical lyrics... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 4:40pm - 5:10pm PDT
Folklife Underground Café 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

4:45pm PDT

4:45pm PDT

Los Duendes
West Coast Psychedelic Cumbia

Artist
LD

Los Duendes

Los Duendes is Vancouver’s very own Psych Latin Fusion group! Infectious tropical rhythms intertwined with spicy Latin melodies designed to make people feel uplifted and groove. The term “Psych Cumbia” has found its place in Latin America as a way of referring to various different... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 4:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers and KNKX 88.5 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

Seattle Argentine Tango professionals
Shared Tango Pros' Demos

Artist
PL

Patty Leverett

Patty Leverett has been a dedicated member of Seattle's Tango community and the NW Folklife festival for over 30 years. She teaches ongoing Tango Classes locally, hosts visiting Argentine Maestros, presents Milongas (Argentine Tango dances) & generally loves this music & dance form.For... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 5:00pm - 5:20pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

NORTH BY WEST
BC SHANTY GROUP EXTRAORDINAIRE

Artist
NB

NORTH BY WEST

NORTH BY WEST has been performing together for twenty years or so, in concerts, at festivals, clubs, etc.


Saturday May 25, 2019 5:00pm - 5:25pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard – Singing Workshops 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

Zoser
High Energy Genre Bender

Artist
Z

Zoser

Zoser is a singer/songwriter and music bender. With an alluring voice, thoughtful lyrics, and a guitar, music grounds this Georgia native as he make his way through the Puget Sound. After graduating from West Seattle High School in 2018, Zoser was a gold medalist in the Seattle King... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 5:00pm - 5:35pm PDT
KEXP Gathering Space 472 1st Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

KalaAlaya School of Dance
Indian Classical Dance Bharathanatyam

Artist
KS

KalaAlaya School of Dance

KalaAlaya School of Dance is a Bharatanatyam dance school, based in Redmond. Our school was founded in 2012 by the current resident teacher and founder Ms. Preetha Anand. We have 70 students starting from age of 5 to 40. We perform actively in major festivals around Seattle. Our performances... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 5:00pm - 5:45pm PDT
Open-Air Dance Stage 155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

Cajun Jamming Fun
With NW Cajun Jamsters

Artist
NC

NW Cajun Jamsters

Cajun jam band from the Northwest.


Saturday May 25, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Jam Tent 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

Beginning West African Rhythms for Youth
Traditional West African Percussion

Artist
SA

Saeed Abbas

Saeed Abbas has performed and taught traditional West African percussion since he was 16. At 19 he auditioned into Ghana's prestigious National Dance Ensemble becoming their master drummer and touring many countries. He taught and performed at Berklee College of Music Dartmouth College... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

Rhythm Spirit
With Sinead Harte

Saturday May 25, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

Tloke Nahuake Tlayolohtli
Juan Salinas Family Traditional Aztec Dance


Saturday May 25, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Broad Street Lawn - Circle of Indigenous Peoples Celebration 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

Diatonic Button Accordion
With Kory Tideman

Artist
DB

Diatonic Button Accordion

Kory Tideman has been playing diatonic accordion for 45 years. He has lead a workshop at the Leavenworth Accordion Celebration and is thrilled to host a workshop at the Northwest Folklife Festival. Come join this workshop for an overview of the diatonic accordion, history, styles... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 5:00pm - 6:20pm PDT
Studio C - Music Workshops 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

Pete Seeger: The Power of Song
Prize-winning retrospective film by Jim Brown; Q&A with Rick Harlan, & singalong with Baby Gramps

Artist
PS

Pete Seeger: The Power of Song

PETE SEEGER: The Power of Song is an Emmy-winning film not to miss! Pete himself, born 100 years ago, and singing for and with us for nearly 8 decades, would himself be the first to say that seeing this film by YOUR self at home is one thing—like singing in the bathroom—but seeing... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
SIFF Film Center 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:15pm PDT

BillyD & The Sonic Soul Band
Upbeat, Fun, and Soulful

Artist
BA

BillyD & The Sonic Soul Band

Born and raised in Seattle WA music has always tugged at the heart of Billy D. As a young boy he was always exposed to music from Jazz to Blues to Gospel and Funk. His father was the founder and bassist of a popular local funk band in the mid to late 80's called Prodigy. He was involved... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 5:15pm - 5:45pm PDT
Vera Project Stage & Gallery 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:20pm PDT

Mermelada
Tango Music for Dancers

Artist
M

Mermelada

Started in 2013 and formerly known as the Seattle Tango Jam, Mermelada has grown from four players to ten, and has morphed from an informal monthly drop-in group into a formal tango orchestra. Since 2017 Mermelada has performed at tango events around the Puget Sound region, including... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 5:20pm - 6:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:30pm PDT

Kutapira
Zimbabwean Marimba Afro-Cuban

Artist
K

Kutapira

Kutapira is a percussion ensemble that formed in 2005 in East Vancouver. The band is made up of five core members young men ages 25 to 30 who started playing this fusion of world music together when they were kids over 15 years ago. One of Kutapira’s remarkable features is the way... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 5:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers and KNKX 88.5 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:30pm PDT

Seattle Iranian Choir
Iranian Art Showcase

Artist
SI

Seattle Iranian Choir

Seattle Iranian Choir is an ensemble focused on performing Iranian and Persian music. It was established in 2014 and has since performed in various locations including the University of Washington, Seattle City Hall and the Seattle Center. The choir appearances included the Festival... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 5:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

5:50pm PDT

Cascade Creek Bluegrass Band
Creative Traditional Bluegrass Roots

Artist
CC

Cascade Creek Bluegrass Band

Mount Rainier and the Cascade and Olympic Mountain ranges in Washington State nourish the entire ecology of Puget Sound, including the undeniable life and musical experiences of The Cascade Creek Bluegrass Band members. Cascade Creek promises fun-filled performances, striking harmonies... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 5:50pm - 6:20pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3 FM 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

Thad Wenatchee
Eclectic Instrumental Hip-Hop Beats

Artist
TW

Thad Wenatchee

FFU is a collective of producers building, promoting, and evolving the culture and artistry of hip hop production and culture. NW based, known nationally. FFU releases a brand new album of original content every three months for free download. Each release is themed and the themes... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 6:00pm - 6:20pm PDT
Vera Project Stage & Gallery 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

LEELA KATHAK
North Indian Kathak Dance

Artist
LK

Leela Kathak

LEELA KATHAK brings Guru Urmila Nagar (Didi) from India each year for a 2-month residency in which she teaches new ideas, corrects old mistakes and prepares, presents and accompanies our free annual concert. We practice regularly during the rest of the year and perform, present demos... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 6:00pm - 6:45pm PDT
Open-Air Dance Stage 155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

Maritime Beer Garden Sing with Jon Bartlett
Chanteys and Beer!

Artist
MB

Maritime Beer Garden Sing with Jon Bartlett

Jon Bartlett has been singing sea chanteys, ballads, and songs of the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia since 1968 including at performing at Folklife during the earliest years. He has influenced most of the local singers and continues to astound singers with a powerful voice... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 6:00pm - 6:45pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers and KNKX 88.5 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

Pine Top Pickers
Southeast meets Northwest

Artist
PT

Pine Top Pickers

Pine Top Pickers are a group of like minded individuals with a love for playing and encouraging others to play bluegrass and old time music. We regularly host bluegrass old time jams in our area.


Saturday May 25, 2019 6:00pm - 6:50pm PDT
Jam Tent 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

Ca Gaze
Vintage Jazz

Artist
CG

Ca Gaze

Members of Ca Gaze met thru Jazz Night School in Columbia City. Ca Gaze plays hot club style, vintage jazz, and French pop music from the first half of the 20th century.


Saturday May 25, 2019 6:00pm - 6:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion - Warren's Roadhouse 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

Dismal Nitch Revelers with Charmaine Slaven Caller
Dismal Nitch Revelers

Artist
DN

Dismal Nitch Revelers with Charmaine Slaven, Caller

Dismal Nitch Revelers are a local old-time band. Come REVEL with us!


Saturday May 25, 2019 6:00pm - 6:50pm PDT
Armory Loft 3 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

John Denver Sing Along
With Dan Maher and Nadine Sanders

Saturday May 25, 2019 6:00pm - 6:50pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard – Singing Workshops 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

Hungarian Folk Dance
Seattle Tanchaz

Artist
ST

Seattle Tanchez

Seattle Tanchaz was founded in 2016 to preserve and teach Hungarian village dances and organize recreational dance parties.We use the Tanchaz method wich was granted Unesco Heritage award.


Saturday May 25, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Theatre 4 - Dance Workshops 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

Festival Sundiata Presents: Baile Dior, Royalty Drill & Ensemble, Lina Baby, Rahale Berle, CT Thompson, Zhanea June, Funk E Fusion, and Mach X
Festival Sundiata presents!

Baile Dior, Royalty Drill & Ensemble
Lina Baby
Rahale Berle
CT Thompson
Zhanea June
Funk E Fusion
Mach X

Saturday May 25, 2019 6:00pm - 7:45pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre: Presented by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

6:10pm PDT

Japanese Koto Club
Japanese Koto Music

Artist
JK

Japanese Koto Club

Mirei is a Japanese koto player. She started learning koto at age 5 and has studied in Japan and Seattle. She plays locally at company events, schools, nursing homes, wedding receptions, memorial services and private parties. Playing the koto is her passion and she does not charge... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 6:10pm - 6:45pm PDT
Folklife Underground Café 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

6:15pm PDT

Seattle Iranian Choir
Iranian Art Showcase

Artist
SI

Seattle Iranian Choir

Seattle Iranian Choir is an ensemble focused on performing Iranian and Persian music. It was established in 2014 and has since performed in various locations including the University of Washington, Seattle City Hall and the Seattle Center. The choir appearances included the Festival... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 6:15pm - 6:45pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

6:25pm PDT

Third Eye Bling
live beat set

Artist
TE

Third Eye Bling

Third Eye Bling isa Hip-Hop producer who's catching the ears of many of Seattle's notable artists. Third Eye Bling's dedication to the craft resonates sonically with dirty kicks snapping snares infectious bass lines instrumentation and heavily chopped samples and may be regarded in... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 6:25pm - 6:45pm PDT
Vera Project Stage & Gallery 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

6:30pm PDT

The Weavils
Bluegrass and Americana Done Right

Artist
TW

The Weavils

The Weavils are a Seattle based Americana / Bluegrass band. They are a group of musicians and friends who have been playing at festivals, gatherings, concerts, and private events throughout the Pacific Northwest over the last fifteen years. With a mix of fast paced bluegrass, slow... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 6:30pm - 7:00pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3 FM 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

6:30pm PDT

Open Drum & Dance with Lance Scott
With Lance Scott

Artist
LS

Lance Scott

Lance has been playing in drum circles for three decades and has studied traditional West African rhythms for the last dozen years. He is a veteran performer in the ensembles Afö, Bambara Spirit, and the Invisible Circus, and is now bringing his knowledge of traditional djembe into... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 6:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

6:45pm PDT

Diogenes
Lo-Fi hip hop beats.

Artist

Saturday May 25, 2019 6:45pm - 7:05pm PDT
Vera Project Stage & Gallery 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

6:50pm PDT

Foxtrot Fun
With Nancy Fry and Dean Paton

Artist
FF

Foxtrot Fun

I have been performing or teaching dance workshops for Folklife for 25 years. The last several years I have taught the mini workshops between bands at the swing dances. Prior to that I performed with Savoy Swing Club Performance Troupe.


Saturday May 25, 2019 6:50pm - 7:00pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion - Warren's Roadhouse 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

Hannah Mayree
Earth-Based Afro-Banjo Folk Healing

Artist
HM

Hannah Mayree

Hannah Mayree is a Sacramento, CA born singer, songwriter and organizer for social redesign. Composed while criss-crossing America communing with people and plants, their songs incorporate African rhythms and diverse European and American folk traditions to express the profound mystery... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 7:00pm - 7:25pm PDT
Folklife Underground Café 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

Lietutis Lithuanian Folk Dance Group
Lithuanian Folk Dance Group

Artist
LL

Lietutis Lithuanian Folk Dance Group

Lietutis is celebrating its 38th year. We're either of Lithuanian heritage, or earned our "stripes" the hard way, through marriage and friendship. Our small community embraces folk dancing as an exciting way of celebrating heritage. We look forward to sharing the joy of our culture... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 7:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Exhibition Hall - International Dance Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

Balkanarama
Southeast European Party Music

Artist
B

Balkanarama

Balkanarama plays high-energy dance songs from Southeastern Europe: Bosnia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania and Greece. Their repertoire includes many songs of the Rom people (no longer called Gypsies) living in those countries. The Seattle-based quintet includes alto sax, clarinet... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 7:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers and KNKX 88.5 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

Dunava
Balkan Women's Choir

Artist
D

Dunava

Dunava is a Seattle-based women's vocal ensemble specializing in the a cappella folk music of Eastern Europe, in particular the Balkans, and performing these musical traditions authentically. Dunava has performed at Folklife every year since their foundation in 2005!


Saturday May 25, 2019 7:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse: Sponsored by KUOW 94.9 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

Nordic InterGen Band
TripleGen Nordic Folk

Artist
NI

Nordic InterGen Band

The Nordic InterGen Band was conceived of by Martha Levenson and Vicki Watt Warshaw as a way to meet some emerging needs in our musical community. The six of us come together to socialize, learn tunes, talk about life, and grow our work together twice per month. While playing rhythmic... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 7:00pm - 7:45pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

Portage Bay Big Band
Keep on Swingin'

Artist
PB

Portage Bay Big Band

Portage Bay Big Band’s Annual Events include the University Street Fair, the Wallingford Wurst Festival, Freeway Park Dancing Til Dusk, Salmon Days, Strawberry Festival and multiple concerts and dances at Bellevue’s Music at the Market Stage, and Third Place Commons in Lake Forest... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 7:00pm - 7:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion - Warren's Roadhouse 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

The Sassafras Sisters with Gabe Strand & Kelsey Nelsen Callers
Teen Old-time Stringband

Artist
TS

The Sassafras Sisters with Gabe Strand & Kelsey Nelsen, Callers

The Sassafras Sisters are an old-time stringband from Olympia Washington. The trio Annie, Ellie, and Ruby range in age from 13-16. While traveling through North Carolina last summer they competed in the Allegheny County Fiddler's Convention where their band took first place in the... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 7:00pm - 7:50pm PDT
Armory Loft 3 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

John Denver Sing Along
With Don Jenkins

Artist
DJ

Don Jenkins

Don Jenkins is a folk singer currently living in Richmond Beach (Shoreline WA). He performs at a number of venues around the Seattle area most notably at the Mill Creek Art Walks (monthly during the summer months) Mill Creek Wine Walk (in May & September) the Mill Creek Farmers Market... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard – Singing Workshops 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

7:05pm PDT

Nenjah Nycist
Lofi hip hop, juhurd.

Artist
NN

Nenjah Nycist

i perform beat sets and full songs simultaneously. i am building an ever-growing following on social media (10k+ followers on IG, 6100+ monthly listeners on Spotify, with videos up to 12k views on Youtube). i love hip hop and have also opened up for the likes of cappadonna, redman... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 7:05pm - 7:30pm PDT
Vera Project Stage & Gallery 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

7:10pm PDT

Rockin' HW
Songs of American West

Artist
RH

Rockin' HW

Alan Halvorson and Michael Whitaker founded Rockin' HW many years ago while wrangling horses for trail rides and entertaining guests with song and cowboy poetry on Mt Rainier. They traveled all over the western US giving award winning performances. Ramon Selby Joined them in 2013... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 7:10pm - 7:40pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3 FM 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

7:30pm PDT

Whispah The Ruler
Electronic, EDM, Dance, Bass

Artist
WT

Whispah The Ruler

Coming from Wilmington Delaware; Emcee, producer and EDM DJ " Whispah the Ruler" entered the Seattle music scene in 2015 ready to make a rather impressive footprint in the community. Coming with a aggressive, high energy sound and progression you are surely guaranteed to sweat throughout... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 7:30pm - 7:50pm PDT
Vera Project Stage & Gallery 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

7:30pm PDT

Save The Bees
Indie-Folk/Americana Sister-Band

Artist
ST

Save The Bees

Save The Bees are a sister-band originally from Phoenix, Arizona currently living in Issaquah, Washington. If Brenna, Brooke, and Bailey had to place our sound in a genre, they would describe it as folk/Americana. In their sets they include covers of all colors of timeless music and... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 7:30pm - 7:55pm PDT
Folklife Underground Café 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

7:45pm PDT

Tuhandest Tuulest
Seattle-Portland Estonian Dancers


Saturday May 25, 2019 7:45pm - 8:15pm PDT
Exhibition Hall - International Dance Stage 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

7:45pm PDT

Dave and the Dalmatians
Southern European Men's Acappella

Artist
DA

Dave and the Dalmatians

Dave and the Dalmatians sings folk songs a cappella from the coast of Croatia and beyond, not least of which are Serbia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Russia, Georgia, Italy, Corsica, Sardinia, and Wales. We started and still enjoy singing the songs of the klapa tradition which originates... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 7:45pm - 8:15pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse: Sponsored by KUOW 94.9 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

7:45pm PDT

The m9
High-Energy Balkan Brass

Artist
TM

The m9

Founded in 2013, The m9 (pronounced The minor 9 or The m9) draws inspiration from high-energy brass bands from across the globe to create a unique soundscape where East and West collide. The new global fusion sounds of the rich Balkan Romani brass tradition form the core of a repertoire... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 7:45pm - 8:15pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers and KNKX 88.5 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

7:45pm PDT

Sistas Rock the Arts presents Saturday Night Soul hosted by La Tanya Horace & iNfinity!
Multigenerational musicians and performers featuring the New York Undercover Band, Brothers Rock the Arts, Mr. Johnny/Mr. Blues, Sheila Kay, KHMET, Keona Holden, Trey Rapper, Ms. Francine Wiggins, and Dadabassed along with the music of Herman Brown, Lynsey Reid, Curtis Seals, Brittany Davis, Jason Chambliss, Mykle Rollins, Ms. Floes Pachauntaye, Fishookz Caldwell, Marissa Garret, Ricky Pellam, Geneiva Arunga, and Timothy Davis. 

Artist
SR

Sistas Rock the Arts

SRTA’s provide a place for people of color (specifically people of African descent) to feel welcomed acknowledged and heard. SRTA’s created a community of people who dance sing laugh and have a good time together. For many it is like therapy for some it's like a work out on stage... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 7:45pm - 10:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre: Presented by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

7:50pm PDT

Capo's Cattle Cry
Classic Cowboy Songs

Artist
CC

Capo's Cattle Cry

Capo's Cattle Cry is a trio that specializes in classic cowboys songs that include authentic traditional songs such as "Shenandoah" and "Colorado Trail," as well as songs used in the Hollywood movies, such as "Tumbling Tumbleweeds," "Back In The Saddle Again," and "Cool Water." Singer... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2019 7:50pm - 8:20pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3 FM 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109

8:00pm PDT