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Friday, May 25
 

8:00am PDT

Ground Blessing / Honor Song
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Friday May 25, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
Broad Street Lawn 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109

9:00am PDT

Teepee Raising
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Friday May 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Broad Street Lawn 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109

11:45am PDT

Four
Original and Classic Americana

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Four

Doug is from St. Louis and got a university degree in percussion. Burnie is a great singer and bass player, playing professionally in the NW for decades. Rick is our main songwriter and sings. Steve plays several guitars and ukelele and sings. Four has played extensively throughout... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 11:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:15pm PDT

Pellegrini
High Energy 70's Rock

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Pellegrini

Daniel Pellegrini is a guitarist/vocalist from Issaquah, Washington, where he grew up in a lush forest environment on a local mountain. A childhood love of all music grew into something more when Daniel discovered artists like Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC, and Michael Jackson, which prompted... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 1:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Swing Dance Mini Lesson
With Dean Paton and Nancy Fry

Performers
SD

Swing Dance Mini Lesson

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.


Friday May 25, 2018 3:00pm - 3:15pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

4:00pm PDT

Swing Dance Mini Lesson
With Dean Paton and Nancy Fry

Performers
SD

Swing Dance Mini Lesson

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.


Friday May 25, 2018 4:00pm - 4:15pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

5:00pm PDT

Swing Dance Mini Lesson
With Dean Paton and Nancy Fry

Performers
SD

Swing Dance Mini Lesson

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.


Friday May 25, 2018 5:00pm - 5:15pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

5:20pm PDT

Seattle Raging Grannies
Social/Political Commentary through Song

Performers
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Seattle Raging Grannies

Social/Political Commentary through Song


Friday May 25, 2018 5:20pm - 5:50pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:46pm PDT

Kinesics
Tribal Belly Dance Troupe

Performers
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Kinesics

Kinesics is a Seattle area troupe under the direction of Russ A Martin in NYC. They specialize in improv tribal belly dance, bringing power and precision to every show.


Friday May 25, 2018 7:46pm - 7:53pm PDT
Exhibition Hall Sponsored by Seattle Globalist 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:16pm PDT

Mariana y sus flores
Gypsy Flamenco Troupe

Performers
MY

Mariana y sus flores

Mariana's y sus Flores is a Gypsy Flamenco troupe that strives to represent the authenticity and joy of the culture.We are colorful, energetic and proudly dance with commitment to have fun, learn and showcase the beauty of this dance.


Friday May 25, 2018 8:16pm - 8:23pm PDT
Exhibition Hall Sponsored by Seattle Globalist 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Saturday, May 26
 

9:00am PDT

Blake Whitewolf
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Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
Broad Street Lawn 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109

11:40am PDT

Ukestra Seattle
13 Member Ukulele Orchestra

Performers
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Ukestra Seattle

Ukestra Seattle (US!), under the direction of Sunga Rose, is a group of ukulele musicians who are dedicated to bringing the joy and musicality of the ukulele to audiences everywhere. This 13-member ensemble plays a variety of music, from classical works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:00pm PDT

Harmony Singing
John Palmes

Performers
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Harmony Singing

John Palmes sings and plays mostly guitar and fiddle. A folk musician from Juneau Alaska, John is featured on National Public Radio for his songwriting and playing the Appalachian mouthbow. He is a regular performer at the Alaska Folk Festival, Northwest Folklife Festival and the... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Armory Loft 4- Music Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Seattle Theatre Group
STG DANCE This

Performers
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Seattle Theatre Group

STG's signature dance program, the 20th Annual DANCE This Performance, brings together youth and adult performers from diverse communities for collaboration and to share their culture through the art of dance. Works from local and national artists highlights this region's vibrant... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

2:15pm PDT

Twerkshop NOLA Bounce
Tricia Diamond

Performers
TN

Twerkshop NOLA Bounce

Born and raised in Los Angeles and New Orleans, Tricia was exposed to dance and music at an early age. She grew up in a family who worked with and were luminaries in the entertainment industry, dance and music were integral to her life from as far she can remember from the age of... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:15pm - 3:05pm PDT
Armory Loft 3- Dance Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

The New Rituals
Vancouver Dream Pop

Performers
TN

The New Rituals

Vancouver Dream Pop


Saturday May 26, 2018 5:00pm - 5:45pm PDT
KEXP Gathering Space: Sponsored by KEXP 90.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

Proxima Generacion Youth Residency Project
The Proxima Generacion Youth Residency Project will be presenting and performing the culmination of their 6 month arts residency. The performance will be a mixture of dance, art visuals, spoken word and music.

Performers
PG

Proxima Generacion Youth Residency Project

The Proxima Generacion Youth Residency Project will be presenting and performing the culmination of their 6 month arts residency. The performance will be a mixture of dance, art visuals, spoken word and music.


Saturday May 26, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Sunday, May 27
 

8:00am PDT

Ground Blessing / Honor Song
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Sunday May 27, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
Broad Street Lawn 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Play the Didgeridoo!
With Doug Bridges and Ted Hunter

Performers
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Play the Didgeridoo!

Doug Bridges and Ted Hunter are musicians and teachers who have been performing and instructing on the Didgeridoo for over 22 years throughout the Pacific NW, Alaska, California and beyond. Doug is also a craft artist who has made made didgeridoos out of NW woods and synthetic materials... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:20pm PDT
Armory Loft 4- Music Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Hongduan Yang & His Students
Chinese Artist of Brush

Performers
HY

Hongduan Yang & His Students

Professor Hongduan Yang graduated from Beijing University. He excels in categories of Chinese painting in both flowers-and-birds and landscape as well as calligraphy. His artwork has won many top prizes, and has been displayed in both individual exhibitions and open exhibitions around... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

2:30pm PDT

Strawberry Mountain
Joyful Seattle Psychedelia

Performers
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Strawberry Mountain

Joyful Seattle Psychedelia


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:45pm PDT

Participatory Call & Response Hindu Chanting
Participatory Call & Response Hindu Chanting

Performers
PC

Participatory Call & Response Hindu Chanting

With Rob & Melissa, Bhaje, and Richard Russel & Alice Zimmerman.


Sunday May 27, 2018 5:45pm - 7:45pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Monday, May 28
 

11:00am PDT

Memorial Day Celebration
With High Class Brass, West Seattle Boy Scouts Troupe and Guest Speakers from Native Veterans

Performers
MD

Memorial Day Celebration

With High Class Brass, West Seattle Boy Scouts Troupe and Guest Speakers from Native Veterans.


Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Violin Maestro Ganesh Rajagopalan and Friends
Carnatic Classical and Fusion

Performers

Monday May 28, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:10pm PDT

John Palmes
Folk Music from Alaska

Performers
JP

John Palmes

A folk musician from Juneau Alaska, John Palmes sings and plays mouthbow, guitar and fiddle. John is featured on National Public Radio for his songwriting and playing the Appalachian mouthbow and is a regular performer at the Alaska Folk Festival, Northwest Folklife Festival and the... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 5:10pm - 5:40pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

6:15pm PDT

Pastel Motel
Art Rock

Performers
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 albums, the band from Yakima, Washington is primarily known for their exciting, improvisational... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 6:15pm - 6:45pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

Scattered Sunn
Northwest Inspired Rock.

Performers
SS

Scattered Sunn

Scattered Sunn is an Everett area band drawing its musical influences from Jimi Hendrix to Alice in Chains to Pearl Jam as well as singers and songwriters like Tom Petty and Neil Young. We have been playing together for three years, having played at the 2015 Ocean Shores Beach Blast... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 7:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109