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Friday, May 25
 

11:00am PDT

John Apolis & Friends
Great Original Rock-&-Blues Songs

Performers
JA

John Apolis & Friends

John Apolis is a Seattle singer and songwriter, presenting original songs in the Rock and Blues Genre. He is a long time Seattle denizen, and has performed his entire life, but began composing songs about 20 years ago. He claims to have come from a family of Slow Learners, hence his... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

Sarah Holman
Young Acoustic Pop Performer

Performers
SH

Sarah Holman

My name is Sarah Holman I am a 16 year old singer-songwriter from Seattle. I have been writing songs since 7th grade and would love to make music for a living. I have performed at the Bite of Seattle and Taste of Tacoma in the past. I also perform at coffee shops a lot!


Friday May 25, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

Todd Butler
Vancouver Island Spunky Originals

Performers
TB

Todd Butler

Beyond genre, Todd Butler's songs and legendary guitar artistry adventure into multifaceted realms.Brimming over with original songs and legendary guitar artistry, Todd has learned the hard way and come out on top. After 40 years actively performing music,, including writing and performing... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:35pm PDT

Mia Day
Young Folk Singer-songwriter

Performers
MD

Mia Day

Mia Day is a young folk singer-songwriter local to Seattle. At seventeen years old, Mia brings with her on stage her ukulele and guitar and provides an intimate performance filled with the stories she longs to tell. Mia started writing songs when she was ten years old, after a man... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:35pm - 5:05pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

4:35pm PDT

Wes Weddell
Singer, Songwriter, Citizen

Performers
WW

Wes Weddell

Wes Weddell wears many hats in the Northwest music scene: frontman; sideman; presenter; educator. His latest CD features literature-inspired songs written for The Bushwick Book Club Seattle. He sits on the boards of FAR-West, Bushwick, & his own community-music non-profit, Puget's... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:35pm - 5:05pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:10pm PDT

Erika Lundahl
Songs for the Earth

Performers
EL

Erika Lundahl

Erika Lundahl is a Seattle musician and activist. She employs her classically trained voice and distinctive "tapping" guitar style to create an enveloping, atmospheric musical space. Her poetic, often autobiographical lyrics employ poignant and powerful imagery to deal with contemporary... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 5:10pm - 5:40pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109
 
Saturday, May 26
 

1:00pm PDT

Jason McCue
Alternative Folk Songwriter

Performers
JM

Jason McCue

Jason McCue is a Seattle-based alternative folk artist. He is the winner of the 2017 Sound Off competition, and released his full length album PANGAEA in March 2018.


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 1:35pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

2:25pm PDT

Jim Page
Folk Music with Teeth

Performers
JP

Jim Page

Jim Page was named by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine as “One Of The 50 Most Influential Musicians In Seattle History.”  He has recorded 21 albums over the course of a 40-plus year career and written a mountain of songs.  He has toured in 13 countries including the US, Canada... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:25pm - 2:55pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

2:35pm PDT

Hannah Mayree
Banjo for Ancestral Healing

Performers
HM

Hannah Mayree

Hannah Mayree is a Sacramento born singer, songwriter, and educator whose intrepid journeys crisscrossing the United States have given birth to music which serves as a bridge between the opposing forces in our world. Raised in a mixed-race family, Hannah's music connects urban and... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:35pm - 3:05pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:05pm PDT

Jim Skewes
Fingerpicking Folk Noir Originals

Performers
JS

Jim Skewes

Jim Skewes is a classically trained guitarist (Cornish College of the Arts) who has been entertaining in Seattle and Portland for many years.His current CD "Blue to Black" and upcoming CD "Song Museum" feature original material with moody vocals, solid fingerpicking and lots of imagery... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 3:05pm - 3:35pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

Charlie Finn
Witty Guitar Songwriter

Performers
CF

Charlie Finn

I'm a recent UW graduate from the Seattle area. I do visual art and writing as well as music. I'm passionate about social advocacy and intersectionality. I love dogs, whales, cows, breakfast foods, and the rain in no particular order.


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:20pm PDT

Lindsay Clark
Intricate, Ethereal Folk Music

Performers
LC

Lindsay Clark

Lindsay Clark finds balance between traditional folk, english folk, country, and her own version of experimental folk that seems to come only from her soul. Exquisite and pitch perfect, her music speaks of quiet revelation. With influences ranging from the Elizabeth Cotton, Joni Mitchell... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:20pm - 4:50pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

Lizzie Weber
Singer-songwriter

Performers
LW

Lizzie Weber

Lizzie Weber is a St. Louis-born, Anacortes based singer/songwriter. She released her debut full-length album in January 2014, and most recently released a single produced by Grammy-award winner Sheldon Gomberg called "Love Again." Her intimate songwriting style traverses the folk... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

6:30pm PDT

Karyn Ann
Neo-soul Troubadour

Performers
KA

Karyn Ann

With a voice known to “beguile the most inattentive bar-goer,” Karyn Ann has gained notoriety as a skilled singer and songwriter. Her song The Ender has appeared in a feature-length indie film and her song Listen My Dear was commissioned for a short film. She performs all over... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 6:30pm - 7:00pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

6:45pm PDT

Robt Sarazin Blake
Bellingham Song and Ramble

Performers
RS

Robt Sarazin Blake

Bellingham Song and Ramble


Saturday May 26, 2018 6:45pm - 7:20pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:10pm PDT

Noah Derksen
Contemplative Folk, Acoustic, Melodic

Performers
ND

Noah Derksen

Born and raised in the heart of the Canadian prairies and maturing on the west coast of British Columbia, Noah Derksen writes with the groundedness of harsh Manitoba winters mixed with the optimism of British Columbia’s coastline. Ever seeking motion and progression, Noah Derksen’s... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 7:10pm - 7:40pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

7:50pm PDT

Kelsey Sprague
Heart to Heart Folk

Performers
KS

Kelsey Sprague

Kelsey Sprague, with only her voice and an acoustic guitar, manages to convey everything beautiful and simultaneously desperate about the constant mist, relieved by the occasional spike of sunshine. With influences ranging from classics like Patsy Cline and Connie Francis to more... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 7:50pm - 8:20pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

8:30pm PDT

Wesley Randolph Eader
New Old Time Country

Performers
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Wesley Randolph Eader

American folk & old-time country singer-songwriter Wesley Randolph Eader has family roots all over Tennessee, but he was born and raised among the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. His storytelling songs showcase a broad understanding of American roots music: country ballads, bluegrass... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 8:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109
 
Sunday, May 27
 

11:35am PDT

Patrice Webb
Award-winning Singer Songwriter

Performers
PW

Patrice Webb

Patrice Webb is a singer songwriter from Sandpoint Idaho. Patrice’s songs tell of the lives of those who’s stories make up the vibrant tapestry known as “Americana”. These are songs that are sung in a voice full of poignancy and humor and are described as “snapshots in time... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:35am - 12:05pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

11:45am PDT

The Honeyville Rascals
Quirky Folk-Jazz Duo

Performers
TH

The Honeyville Rascals

Whether it's music from early 1900s Hawaii, jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, or their own original songs about everything from scenic road trips to mysterious murders, the Honeyville Rascals are playing what they love. Their music is rooted in the traditions of jazz... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Amy Hall
Indie/Alternative Singer-songwriter

Performers
AH

Amy Hall

A 17 year old musician from Lynnwood


Sunday May 27, 2018 1:00pm - 1:10pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:10pm PDT

Whitney Monge
Alternative Soul Artist

Performers
WM

Whitney Monge

Alternative soul artist, Whitney Mongé, was once known for being the “Best Busker in Seattle”. Her music has since transcended to a national level supporting acts, Ziggy Marley, Allen Stone, KT Tunstall, Patrick Sweany and Mayor Hawthorne. Catching the attention of the masses... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 1:10pm - 1:40pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:50pm PDT

Zoë Roberts
Singer Songwriter

Performers
ZR

Zoë Roberts

Zoe Roberts is a 15 year old singer songwriter. She has been fortunate to perform with Totem Star for three years now and is working in the studio to record her original songs. She performs as often as possible, including stages at Seattle’s 13 Coins, The Crocodile, The Skylark... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 1:50pm - 2:00pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:50pm PDT

J.R. Rhodes
Singer/Songwriter

Performers
JR

J.R. Rhodes

Singer-songwriter J.R. Rhodes believes that music heals and that love is real. From her first open-mic performances at the O.K. Hotel, Seattle, to her latest album I Am, these beliefs in the transformative power of song are distilled into gems of quiet intensity that traverse blues... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:50pm - 3:20pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

3:25pm PDT

Tomo Nakayama
Northwest Indie Folk Singer-songwriter

Performers
TN

Tomo Nakayama

Named "Best Folk Act 2017" by Seattle Weekly, Tomo Nakayama has consistently created music that is complex, nuanced, and emotionally compelling. He is a former Artist in Residence at Town Hall, and his decade of work both as a solo artist and as frontman in his chamber-pop band Grand... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 3:25pm - 3:55pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

Emerald City Songwriter Circles
Come Share Your Songs!

Performers
EC

Emerald City Songwriter Circles

Anyone can come play an original song!  With hosts: Wes Weddell, Nick Droz, Nancy K. Dillon, Nelson Wright, Bhaj Townsend, Leslie Braly, Olivia Claire, Brad Warren, and Steve Wacker. 


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Armory Loft 4- Music Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:02pm PDT

John O'Connor
Critically Acclaimed Songwriter

Performers
JO

John O'Connor

In the 1980s John O’Connor was a stalwart of the Pacific Northwest folk and political scene. He and his group, Shays Rebellion sang at countless labor, peace and anti-apartheid rallies in Seattle and beyond. His debut album, Songs For Our Times, was named one of the best albums... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 7:02pm - 7:26pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

7:27pm PDT

Linda Allen
Songs of Hope, Resistance

Performers
LA

Linda Allen

Linda has been writing and singing songs since the 60’s, in coffee houses, churches, festivals and living rooms. She tours internationally, with concerts and multi-media productions. Her projects have included "Washington Notebook", while serving as Washington's Resident Songwriter... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 7:27pm - 7:51pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109
 
Monday, May 28
 

12:30pm PDT

Released From Quiet
Singer-Songwriter Groovin' Rock Duo

Performers
RF

Released From Quiet

Released From Quiet is a Singer Songwriter Groove Centric Rock Duo from Redmond, WA. Chris Kendziorski (guitar/vocals), Mary Yeager (Cajon, percussion). The two of them have been writing together for over a decade. Songs of the road, out of this world love, and introspection weave... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

3 Hand Stephen
Poetic Cigar Box Adventures

Performers
3H

3 Hand Stephen

3 Hand Stephen is performing, recording, and visual artist Stephen Cohen, who uses voice, acoustic guitar, cigar box guitars, a one of a kind miniature guitar, a homemade beer-can guitar, and whatever other interesting new instrument he might bring, in his performances, workshops... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 2:00pm - 2:35pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Emerald City Songwriter Circles
Come Share Your Songs!

Performers
EC

Emerald City Songwriter Circles

Anyone can come play an original song!  With hosts: Wes Weddell, Nick Droz, Nancy K. Dillon, Nelson Wright, Bhaj Townsend, Leslie Braly, Olivia Claire, Brad Warren, and Steve Wacker. 


Monday May 28, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Armory Loft 4- Music Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:20pm PDT

Lauren.Napier
Poetic Punk Folk

Performers
L

Lauren.Napier

Inspired by all forms of energy and art, lauren.napier takes comfort in the written word and in creative performance. With this latest musical incarnation, she hopes that you feel as though you are sitting next to her, surrounded by candles and the pull of the moon. Most sounds were... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 6:20pm - 6:50pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

6:55pm PDT

Brittany Jean
Washington's Own...Brittany Jean

Performers
BJ

Brittany Jean

Brittany Jean grew-up in West Chicago, Illinois. She moved to Brewster, Washington 4 years ago with her parents who relocated for employment opportunities. She has travelled to and from Nashville many times while living in Washington State to complete her Second Album "Leavin' Home... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 6:55pm - 7:25pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109
 


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