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Bluegrass [clear filter]
Friday, May 25
 

3:30pm PDT

Tangletown String Band
Lively Bluegrass Harmonies

Performers
TS

Tangletown String Band

We are named after the neighborhood in north Seattle where the streetcar lines meet in a big tangle. Now the only tangle is that of the many mic and instrument chords that form a pile at our feet when we perform. Tangletown String Band is a collection of dedicated musicians and friends... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

Pine Top Pickers
Southeast Meets Northwest Fiddlegrass

Performers
PT

Pine Top Pickers

John Wilkinson grew up in rural Southeast Oklahoma listening to old time fiddle on the radio and learned to play fiddle listening to his dad whistle tunes on the front porch. All the members of the band play by ear so the sound is unique.Linda Wilkinson-Ukukele\VocalsJohn Wilkinson-Fiddle\VocalsJohn... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 7:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Saturday, May 26
 

1:35pm PDT

Peter Langston and 3 Play Ricochet
Bluegrass and Beyond

Performers
PL

Peter Langston and 3 Play Ricochet

3 Play Ricochet plays an intelligent blend of Americana.Peter is a multi-instrumentalist and has performed with many artists: Mike Seeger, Reverend Gary Davis, Clark Terry,Doc Watson, Chill Wills...Tina studied banjo with Alan Munde, Alan O'Bryant, and Bill Keith and is a private... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:35pm - 2:05pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:20pm PDT

Tashi Litch and Kaj Litch (Brograss)
Amazing Irrevocable Bluegrass Duo

Performers
TL

Tashi Litch and Kaj Litch (Brograss)

Two fast-fingered brothers from Orcas Island have been performing together on mandolin, guitar and fiddle for 10 years. These nationally-recognized Bluegrass musicians are the next generation that artfully carry the traditions of their musical forebearers, but with youthful energy... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:20pm - 2:50pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:05pm PDT

The Weavils
Bluegrass, Swing, and Cajun

Performers
TW

The Weavils

The Weavils are a Seattle based bluegrass / Americana band that has been playing together for over 15 years. We travel throughout the State and perform at festivals, events, and private functions. Our music ranges from rapid fire bluegrass, to the country twang of Jimmie Rodgers... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 3:05pm - 3:35pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:15pm PDT

Scratchdog Stringband
Performers
SS

Scratchdog Stringband

The four members of Scratchdog Stringband hail from the four corners of the US: Maine, Georgia, California and Washington. James and Drew met on the streets of Arcata busking catty corner from each other. They met, jammed, and went on to form the Scratchdog Stringband. Max and Steve... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 3:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:50pm PDT

Return of Deadgrass
Performers
RO

Return of Deadgrass

Ricky Gene Powell was born in the Ozarks and raised in the Blue Mountain of Idaho. Classically trained in composition, he is a multi-instrumentalist and plays the mandolin, banjo, guitar, dobro,, and vocals. His ability to raise audiences energy, no matter what the venue is legendary... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 3:50pm - 4:20pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:20pm PDT

Bluegrass Grand Finale
Showcase Jam!

Performers

Saturday May 26, 2018 4:20pm - 4:30pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:30pm PDT

Neighborhood Boys
Bluegrass, Country, and Jazz.

Performers
NB

Neighborhood Boys

The Neighorhood Boys are an acoustic trio based in Seattle Washington.Bluegrass, Blues, Old-time, Country, Swing, Jazz. Why not? We play what we love to. Fiddle tunes are always a favorite of ours. We hope you enjoy our music as much as we enjoy making it.


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

Cliff Perry Band
Bluegrass Old School

Performers
CP

Cliff Perry Band

Cliff Perry, well known in NW Bluegrass circles, teaches Bluegrass Band at Shoreline CC. Performed as Southfork, with partner Laurel Bliss, opened for Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, performed with Josh graves and Kenny Baker.Mary and Greg Maass, gifted fiddle and Dobro players appearing... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 6:00pm - 6:35pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

Montana Ramblers
Bluegrass Clawhammer Style

Performers
MR

Montana Ramblers

Stan and Annie Moser have been performing together since they met almost 20 years ago. Stan has been playing banjo most of his life, and has been published in Banjo Newsletter as well as recorded for Fiddler Magazine. Annie has performed with various groups in the greater Seattle... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 6:00pm - 6:35pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:50pm PDT

The Foggy Noggin Band
Lively Bluegrass, Home-brewed Favorites

Performers
TF

The Foggy Noggin Band

The Foggy Noggin Band is a quartet of two musical couples brought together by a fondness for each other, making music together and yes, enjoying a little moonshine from time to time. Gary (guitar, mandolin vocals) and Alyse (banjo, vocals) Read settled in the Seattle area by way of... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 6:50pm - 7:25pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:40pm PDT

Sturbaum,Ellingson and Callender
Three Dudes, Good Tunes!

Performers
SE

Sturbaum, Ellingson and Callender

Alex, Lee, and Joe have been playing together as friends for the last three years, but this is their first year performing together as an act. Though they draw their influences from various musical styles, their material is fairly solidly from the bluegrass tradition. With energy... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 7:40pm - 8:15pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Sunday, May 27
 

2:30pm PDT

By Appointment Only
Most Excellent Bluegrass

Performers
BA

By Appointment Only

By Appointment Only is a Northwest bluegrass band that plays both traditional and contemporary bluegrass. Members in the band have played at various festivals throughout the NW, including Darrington, Hovander, George and Maltby. They are happy to be back at the Folklife Festival... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

Broken Bow Stringband
Bellingham Bluegrass

Performers
BB

Broken Bow Stringband

Based out of Bellingham, WA, the Broken Bow Stringband seamlessly blends original songs with traditional bluegrass material.


Sunday May 27, 2018 7:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:45pm PDT

Vito and the One Eyed Jacks
Rowdy Bluegrass

Performers
VA

Vito and the One Eyed Jacks

An eclectic mix of old-timey genres including bluegrass, country, blues, and rag time. Dark themes accompanied by bright melodies and sad overtones. Life from a perspective of a underdog either bound to lose or bound for glory.


Sunday May 27, 2018 7:45pm - 8:15pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Monday, May 28
 

4:15pm PDT

Roustabouts
Bluegrass and Americana Music

Performers
R

Roustabouts

Based in Seattle, these folks play a mix of foot-stomping bluegrass, soulful folk and some tunes that are just kind of weird. But mostly, the Roustabouts have a lot of fun making music together. Forming over 10 years ago, with an emphasis on strong vocals and harmonies, they cover... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 4:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:25pm PDT

Dysfunction Junction
Traditional Bluegrass

Performers
DJ

Dysfunction Junction

Started in 2005 out of the Seattle bluegrass jam scene, Dysfunction Junction is some of Seattle's finest bluegrass musicians coming together with the sole intent of having a good time while creating fantastic music.


Monday May 28, 2018 7:25pm - 8:00pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 


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