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Contemporary Folk Indie [clear filter]
Friday, May 25
 

7:50pm PDT

Eric Apoe
Pop Underground.

Performers
EA

Eric Apoe

Songwriter Eric Apoe, a Seattle native has been an active member of the Asylum of the Musically Insane for some time, both locally and overseas. The release of COOTIES OR CHECKMATE YOUR MOVE, will mark the 7th CD by Eric Apoe and THEY over a span of 21 years. Currently working on... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 7:50pm - 8:20pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:30pm PDT

Origami Ghosts
What is Antifolk?

Friday May 25, 2018 8:30pm - 9:05pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Saturday, May 26
 

11:45am PDT

Carlene Crawford & The City Lights
Indie-pop Jazzy Feel-good

Performers
CC

Carlene Crawford & The City Lights

Based out of Seattle, WA, indie-pop band Carlene Crawford & The City Lights, often pull from nostalgic 80’s electric guitar and jazz piano influences. Lead singer/keyboardist Carlene started journaling at a young age which has made a big impact on the way she writes; simple, to... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Jim Marcotte Music
Soulful, Bluesy Eclectic Originals

Performers
JM

Jim Marcotte Music

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 →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:50pm PDT

Strong Sun Moon
Multi-genre Experimental World Fusion

Performers
SS

Strong Sun Moon

Strong Sun Moon is a multi-genre experimental ensemble from Seattle influenced by Latin rhythms, Americana, Blues and World music. The group transcends genre boundaries with complex ancient rhythms, piercing 21st century lyrics, and a blend of musical styles from three continents... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:50pm - 3:20pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:35pm PDT

Lili St Anne
Groove-based Powerhouse Folk Rock

Performers
LS

Lili St Anne

With lyrical melodies and unexpected syncopation, the intimate songwriting and soulfully enticing vocals of Lili St Anne envelope you in an ethereal world permeated by strains of neo-soul, 1940s jazz, appalachian folk, and human howls. Their music lives in a curious juxtaposition... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 3:35pm - 4:10pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:25pm PDT

Gabriel Wolfchild & the Northern Light
Emotive, Theatrical, Electrified Stardust

Performers
GW

Gabriel Wolfchild & the Northern Light

Gabriel Wolfchild & The Northern Light is a Seattle-based cinematic Folk Rock music group. Using 6 voices, horns, poetic lyrics, and gravity defying electric guitar sounds, they have a feeling that meshes new Fleet Foxes-style folk with classic Pink Floyd-ish rock. In 2017 they released... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:25pm - 5:00pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Sunday, May 27
 

11:00am PDT

Bug Hunter
Quick. Clever. Consonance.

Performers
BH

Bug Hunter

Bug’s upbeat, guitar-strummin’, original music has reached thousands of eager listeners both in-person and across the web.From a humble beginning in small-town San Luis Obispo, CA to playing major venues in Seattle, Bug’s style is often compared to 21 Pilots, Blink-182, Weezer... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:40am PDT

Hi Crime
Seattle Shiny-Pop Band

Performers
HC

Hi Crime

Hi Crime is a Seattle-based Shiny-Pop band that began as a recording project between Brielle Rutledge and Mitch Etter. The duo met in Summer 2015 and quickly began work on what would become their first release. The "Foreign Hours EP" was written, recorded, and mixed entirely in the... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:15pm PDT

Maiah Wynne & Her Sleepless Knights
Powerful Genre-bending Magic

Performers
MW

Maiah Wynne & Her Sleepless Knights

To experience Maiah Wynne is to follow a wandering butterfly as it leads you away to a land of delicate melodies, mid-tempo folk rhythms, and perfectly tailored instrumentation. A multi-instrumentalist and artistic shapeshifter, Wynne is adept at embodying a mood or theme and then... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 3:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:30pm PDT

Handsome and Gretyl
Upbeat Indie Folk Duo

Performers
HA

Handsome and Gretyl

Handsome and Gretyl have created an earthy folk feel crossed with an imaginative jaunt of pop, a sweet and tangy piece of wild berry pie. The husband and wife duo has toured across both the US and Canada, released 4 albums, and have millions of streams of Spotify. This duo draws from... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 7:30pm - 8:05pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Monday, May 28
 

12:30pm PDT

Brianna Skye and the Dark Clouds
Creative Original Jazz Folk

Performers
BS

Brianna Skye and the Dark Clouds

Brianna Sky is a singer songwriter who is in a band called Brianna Skye and the Dark Clouds. You can see them play shows around the Seattle area. After moving to Seattle from California, she started writing even more frequently than before. Inspired by so many things, she started... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:50pm PDT

Ronnie Carrier & Her Day Terrors
Southwestern Indie Rock Songwriter

Performers
RC

Ronnie Carrier & Her Day Terrors

Singer/songwriter/rhythm guitarist Ronnie Carrier released her debut album “Lost in the Eclectic” in April of 2017. Since then, her music and lyrics have received praise from the likes of Portland Radio Project, KMUZ Salem, OR, KRVM in Eugene OR, and KPOO in SF, CA. While she’s... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 1:50pm - 2:20pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:45pm PDT

DATENITE
Moody Synth, Lush Harmonies

Performers
D

DATENITE

Datenite is the brainchild of Caroline Calaway and Anna Steinle. The girls met in Fall of 2016, with a similar vision: Catchy, creative, meaningful songs, with hooks to get stuck in your head, and beats to dance to. With similar backgrounds in classical music and indie bands, the... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 4:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:30pm PDT

Close Encounter
Dreamy Psychedelic-influenced Pop

Performers
CE

Close Encounter

Seattle-based band Close Encounter is chill music for aliens. They use an effectual yet melodic blend of psychedelic, catchy guitar, slow tempo beats, and introspective vocal mood to depict the dawn of a new age. Close Encounter consists of Bill Darksoft (Guitar/Vocals), Bobby Sydney... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 5:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:45pm PDT

Bill Pfleging
Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist Extraordinaire

Performers
BP

Bill Pfleging

A veteran of both the Vietnam War (US Navy), and the first Woodstock Festival, Bill is originally from the Woodstock, NY area, and relocated to the PNW several years ago. He played at both the 20th and 21st Anniversary Woodstock as well as other festivals, and shared the stage with... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 5:45pm - 6:15pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

7:30pm PDT

Cascade Cascade
Folk Indie Rock

Performers
CC

Cascade Cascade

Seattle musician Carly Calbero, knew that she didn't want to go back to singing and writing, strictly on her own. Cascade Cascade is the space between.Performing songs written by Calbero and her wife, Nika Wascher (formerly of The Alkis), the soulful power of her vocals and rhythmic... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 7:30pm - 8:00pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109