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Community Jam [clear filter]
Friday, May 25
 

3:00pm PDT

Bluegrass Americana Jam
With Right as Rain

Performers
BA

Bluegrass Americana Jam

With Right as Rain


Friday May 25, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Boeing Green 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

Southeast Meets Northwest Fiddlegrass Jam
With Pine Top Pickers

Performers

Friday May 25, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Boeing Green 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

Open Drum & Dance with Carold Nelson
With Carold Nelson

Performers
OD

Open Drum & Dance with Carold Nelson

Open Drum Circle with Carold Nelson!


Friday May 25, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Saturday, May 26
 

12:00pm PDT

Experiential Drumming For Fun
With Randy and Cliff Pomeroy

Performers
ED

Experiential Drumming For Fun

EXPERIENTIAL DRUMMING FOR FUN is an interactive workshop open to all ages and all abilities. Together we will explore music making using various instruments, drums and percussion's. Randy Pomeroy train as Drum Circle Facilitators (DCF's) with Arthur Hull of Village Music Circles... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Boom Boom Diggy
With Nathan Collins

Performers
BB

Boom Boom Diggy

Interactive Playshop for children, families and adults. Focus on FUN! Learn drum rhythms and drum circles songs and games. Some instruments will be provided.Nathan has always been involved with music. He fell in love with the music program, rhythm being the basic fundamentals taught... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Sing-Out Hootenanny Jam
With Rick Harlan

Performers
SH

Sing-Out Hootenanny Jam

Rick Harlan loves this festival! Rick has been to just about every Folklife Festival since it started, often performing or volunteering in some way. Rick loves to sing and to get people singing; he says that singing good songs together is needed now--more than ever! He is also the... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Boeing Green 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

FANGA, The World’s Most Popular Hand Drum Song
With Simone LaDrumma

Performers
FT

FANGA, The World’s Most Popular Hand Drum Song

Simone LaDrumma has been teaching the longest-running hand drums classes in the Seattle area. She began drumming professionally in 1987. In 1991, she created “Drumming & The Holistic Expression of Rhythm,” a method of learning to play hand drums that bridges the gap between our... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Harmonious Ukulele Jam
With Melanie Greathart

Performers
HU

Harmonious Ukulele Jam

With Melanie Greathart


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Boeing Green 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Rumble & Rhythm Family Drum Circle
With Jim Boneau

Performers
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 26, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Spunky Acoustic Guitar Jam
With Todd Butler

Performers

Saturday May 26, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Boeing Green 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

Beginner's Strum Jam
With Mimi Geibel

Performers
BS

Beginner's Strum Jam

Don’t be intimidated by groups of musical jammers. Learn the basics to jamming in a group, geared for strumming instruments. We’ll go through a couple of easy tunes to put under your belt.


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Boeing Green 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

Salmon Run Drum Story
With "Jamtown" John Hayden

Performers
SR

Salmon Run Drum Story

What began as a passions for adventure travel and music has blossomed into a business that connects people around the globe, including you! After 20 years, our respect and understanding of other cultures continues to grow more deeply. Jamtown works directly with artisans, cooperatives... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

Move It & Groove It
With Alexandra Be

Performers
MI

Move It & Groove It

Join Alexandra Be in her Move It & Groove It Workshop at the Rhythm Tent. All ages are welcome, so I hope to see you there!


Saturday May 26, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

Open Drum & Dance with Carold Nelson
With Carold Nelson

Performers
OD

Open Drum & Dance with Carold Nelson

Open Drum Circle with Carold Nelson!


Saturday May 26, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Sunday, May 27
 

11:00am PDT

NW Cajun Jammers
Cajun Music for All

Performers
NC

NW Cajun Jammers

Cajun Music for All


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Boeing Green 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Pamela Mortenson
Powerhouse Worldbeat Didgeridoo

Performers
PM

Pamela Mortenson

Hi, I’m Pam. I play didgeridoo. Together, the didges and I tell all kinds of stories from beats of the urban streets to tales of the modern day forest-wandering shaman to lyrical songs of the cosmic divine. I love hanging out in a variety of worlds and letting that inspire the music... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:00pm PDT

Experiential Drumming For Fun
With Randy and Cliff Pomeroy

Performers
ED

Experiential Drumming For Fun

EXPERIENTIAL DRUMMING FOR FUN is an interactive workshop open to all ages and all abilities. Together we will explore music making using various instruments, drums and percussion's. Randy Pomeroy train as Drum Circle Facilitators (DCF's) with Arthur Hull of Village Music Circles... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Ghanaian Drum Class
With Master Drummer Saeed Abbas

Performers
GD

Ghanaian Drum Class

Saeed Abbas in from the Hausa tribe in Accra, Ghana. A child prodigy, he auditioned into Ghana's premier Dance Ensemble at 19 becoming their master drummer and toured many parts of the world with them. In 2004 was invited to the US to teach children with disabilities in the Portland... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Irish Traditional Musical Jam
With Ming Chen

Performers
IT

Irish Traditional Musical Jam

I have been playing Appalachian old time, New England contra-dance and Irish traditional music for over 30 years. For the past 13 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 →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Boeing Green 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Beginning Talking Drum & Sakara Drum
With Mohammed Shaibu

Performers
BT

Beginning Talking Drum & Sakara Drum

ONE of the best African and World Music and Dance performance in the world.


Sunday May 27, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Folksy Jazz Jam
With The Honeyville Rascals

Performers
FJ

Folksy Jazz Jam

With The Honeyville Rascals


Sunday May 27, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Boeing Green 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

Rhythm Games
With Abby Greene Bull

Performers
RG

Rhythm Games

Abby Greene Bull leads rhythmic games designed to help you listen, interact, connect and groove to one pulse. Her facilitated Pulse Play sessions are a powerful form of moving meditation to ignite your inner rhythm, engage the unexpressed brain, and leave you energized.


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

Turn of the Century Jazz Jam
With Bellows & Squawk

Performers
TO

Turn of the Century Jazz Jam

With Bellows & Squawk


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Boeing Green 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

Country Folk & Blues Jam
With Patrice Webb

Performers
CF

Country Folk & Blues Jam

With Patrice Webb


Sunday May 27, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Boeing Green 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

Meter Music School Presents: Beginning Drums for Kids
With Peyton Levin

Performers
MM

Meter Music School Presents: Beginning Drums for Kids

Peyton Levin’s hand drum workshop is focused on the essential elements of improvising, designed for all ages and skill levels! Participants will learn about playing technique, keeping a steady beat, and creating their own rhythms via drum circle games. Peyton is a percussionist... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

Open Drum & Dance with Lance Scott
With Lance Scott

Performers
OD

Open Drum & Dance with 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 →


Sunday May 27, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Monday, May 28
 

11:00am PDT

Olivia and Rene Jam
Performers

Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Boeing Green 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:00pm PDT

Rumble & Rhythm Family Drum Circle
With Jim Boneau

Performers
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 →


Monday May 28, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Family Friendly Drumming!
With Friends

Performers

Monday May 28, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Rhythm Games
With Abby Greene Bull

Performers
RG

Rhythm Games

Abby Greene Bull leads rhythmic games designed to help you listen, interact, connect and groove to one pulse. Her facilitated Pulse Play sessions are a powerful form of moving meditation to ignite your inner rhythm, engage the unexpressed brain, and leave you energized.


Monday May 28, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Beginning Bones Playing
With Rick Fogel

Performers
BB

Beginning Bones Playing

Bones are a percussion instrument that is portable, unbreakable, inexpensive, easy to play any kind of music, prehistoric in origin, and always in tune. Many people have not heard bones playing, so with a little practice you will create a delightful surprise. There will be many different... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Klezmer & Yiddish Jam 101
With Harvey Niebulski

Performers
KA

Klezmer & Yiddish Jam 101

With Harvey Niebulski


Monday May 28, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Boeing Green 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

Introduction to Whole Person Drumming
With Zorina Wolf

Performers
IT

Introduction to Whole Person Drumming

Discover how Whole Person drumming can be one of the best ways to health and vitality! In these sessions you will learn: • to experience the drum as an energetic instrument--increasing well-being and vitality • basic technique to create your own unique sounds • the joy of singing... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

Salmon Run Drum Story
With "Jamtown" John Hayden

Performers
SR

Salmon Run Drum Story

What began as a passions for adventure travel and music has blossomed into a business that connects people around the globe, including you! After 20 years, our respect and understanding of other cultures continues to grow more deeply. Jamtown works directly with artisans, cooperatives... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

Open Drum & Dance with Carold Nelson
With Carold Nelson

Performers
OD

Open Drum & Dance with Carold Nelson

Open Drum Circle with Carold Nelson!


Monday May 28, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109