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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

11:00am PDT

Kapka Cooperative Primary School
Peace and Friendship

Performers
KC

Kapka Cooperative Primary School

Founded in 1988, KapKa Cooperative School provides an exceptional progressive, integrative education for children from kindergarten to fifth grade. The name KapKa comes from a Klamath word meaning “young pine.” At our school, we cultivate a child’s academic, social and emotional... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:30am PDT

Guitar Orchestra of Seattle
The 66 String Guitar Paolooza

Performers
GO

Guitar Orchestra of Seattle

Guitar Orchestra is a collective of guitarists that work towards building commmunity and playing fun and interesting music from aroudn the world and across time. Over the last 18 years the Guitar Orchestra have played music arranged from ancient chants and lively folk dances and rocking... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:45am PDT

Four
Original and Classic Americana

Performers
F

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

11:50am PDT

Montlake 3rd Grade Singers
Montlake 3rd Grade Singers

Performers
M3

Montlake 3rd Grade Singers

Montlake 3rd graders incorporate the arts everyday in class to enrich our learning, be it poems or singing. We learn about the United States from the rich history of folk songs that share a slice of American life. Being able to share at folklife what we have learned is a highlight... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 11:50am - 12:20pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:30pm PDT

Sam Cobra
Melodic Guitar-driven Americana

Performers
SC

Sam Cobra

Based out of Seattle, Sam Cobra is a melodic, guitar-driven band that infuses Americana and rock. The band is driven by vocalist Stephanie Ward, melodic guitar riffs by Thom Beckman, and Ward's violin to create a unique infusion of genres. Sam Cobra released their EP 'Sands of Mars... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:40pm PDT

Maplewood K-8 Orchestra
Eclectic Middle School Orchestra

Performers
MK

Maplewood K-8 Orchestra

The Maplewood orchestra is made up of students from 6th - 8th Grade from Maplewood Parent Co-operative school in the Edmonds School District. It is K-8 school that utilizing the many diverse skills of parents,teachers and children. It aims to foster a family-oriented program where... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 12:40pm - 1:10pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:50pm PDT

Saint September
American Roots, Strings, Harmonies

Performers
SS

Saint September

While Shannon and Chris were brought together through bluegrass, the music they make doesn’t quite fit the form. Exploring the history of the genre drew them to the harmonies and soulful songwriting of a number of brother duos popular in the era of the birth of bluegrass. The songs... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 12:50pm - 1:20pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Terror/Cactus
Psychedelic Electro Cumbia

Performers
T

Terror/Cactus

Terror/Cactus is a Seattle-based group with members from Argentina, Colombia, and the United States. The masked trio combines Cumbia and other traditional Latin American rhythms with psychedelic guitars, hypnotic beats, and lush soundscapes.


Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
KEXP Gathering Space: Sponsored by KEXP 90.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Chumble Spuz
French Family Folk

Performers
CS

Chumble Spuz

Jessica and I have been part of the Seattle music scene for many years. We co-founded the Chanson/Francais group Zazou and later I joined the Gypsy Jazz group Pearl Django, who I played with for about 9 years. Music has always been a major part of our lives and when Stella was born... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:15pm PDT

Pellegrini
High Energy 70's Rock

Performers
P

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

1:30pm PDT

Eckstein Middle School Wind Ensemble
Modern Band Ensemble

Performers
EM

Eckstein Middle School Wind Ensemble

The Eckstein Wind Ensemble plays modern to classical band literature.


Friday May 25, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:30pm PDT

Right As Rain
Harmony Singing Folkgrass Band

Performers
RA

Right As Rain

3 women front this Seattle based stringband performing originals and covers with 3 part harmonies. Folk, Bluegrass, Americana


Friday May 25, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

The Fentons
Alt./Roots Country

Performers
TF

The Fentons

The Fentons are a Seattle band who play rockin' roots country inspired by the Flying Burrito Bros., Neil Young, Hank Williams Sr., early Eagles and The Everly Bros. Featuring longtime local musicians, The Fentons bring a bunch of fun, a little twang, a ton of harmonies, and a whole... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:00pm - 2:35pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:10pm PDT

The Amber Lanterns
Northwestern Fireside Folk

Performers
TA

The Amber Lanterns

The Amber Lanterns are a group of musicians from the Snoqualmie Valley of Washington State. Playing a range of original and traditional tunes, the band's main goal is to illicit the darker side of folk music and to create space for a unique folk tradition specific to the Pacific Northwest... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:10pm - 2:40pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:20pm PDT

Vancouver Fiddle Philharmonic
Large-Group Fiddle Mayhem

Performers
VF

Vancouver Fiddle Philharmonic

The Vancouver Fiddle Philharmonic is made of the orchestra students of Skyview, Columbia River, and Fort Vancouver High Schools in Vancouver, Washington. Their teachers are Sarah O'mara, Dave Keckes-Chartrey, and Kristina Johnson respectively. Our traditions include music from the... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:20pm - 2:50pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:50pm PDT

Wes Sp8 & the Apollo Proxy
Singer-Songwriter Blues Punk!

Performers
WS

Wes Sp8 & the Apollo Proxy

Wes Sp8 & the Apollo Proxy, from Seattle, is an eclectic "classic" rock foundation steeped in blues, punk, and soul, with a tangible love for music itself. The band consists of Glendon Kisner, from on drums, Jonathan Murphy, on bass, and Wes Speight on guitar, keys, harmonica, and... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:50pm - 3:20pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:50pm PDT

The Hasslers
Hard-hitting Montana Folk Rock!

Performers
TH

The Hasslers

The Hasslers are an Americana group from Missoula,Montana now based out of Seattle. Since 2012, they've become known in the Northwest for their high-energy performances, intricate instrumental arrangements, and catchy, powerful lyrics and melodies. The group has become a staple of... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:50pm - 3:25pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Squirrel Butter
Americana with Charmaine Slaven & Charlie Beck

Performers
SB

Squirrel Butter

Squirrel Butter, husband and wife duo of Charlie Beck & Charmaine Slaven, started performing together after meeting at a music festival in 2005. Sharing a deep love of traditional music, they explore the genres of old-time, early bluegrass, blues, country, & cajun while adding their... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:10pm PDT

Seattle Waldorf High School World Rhythm Ensemble
Lagos to New Orleans

Performers
SW

Seattle Waldorf High School World Rhythm Ensemble

These are the students in the advanced World Music Ensemble at Seattle Waldorf High School, led by Gordy Onayemi Ryan. Mr. Ryan toured the world with the Babatunde Olatunji Drums of Passion for 25 years, as well recording with many artists - Santana, Planet Drum, Abbey Lincholn, David... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 3:10pm - 3:40pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

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

3:40pm PDT

The Rayos
World Rhythm & Groove

Performers
TR

The Rayos

The Rayos are a husband and wife team of songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, writing individually and together. Saul Rayo is first generation American of Nicaraguan heritage; Elena Rayo is of British Isles descent. Together, they've formed a yin-yang group with powerful international... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 3:40pm - 4:15pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

Erisy Watt
Soulful Folk

Performers
EW

Erisy Watt

Erisy Watt is a Nashville-raised folk-soul artist based in Portland OR. Having toured in several countries over the past years alongside guitarist Jeremy Ferrara, Watt’s blend of folk and soul often compared to Joni Mitchell and Norah Jones is enchanting audiences from Germany to... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Center Theatre 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

The House Band
Eclectic Ensemble from Nortwest

Performers
TH

The House Band

The House Band is the resident pop ensemble at the Northwest School on Capitol Hill. The band features an eclectic combination of instruments and is directed by Jo Nardolillo.


Friday May 25, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, 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

4:00pm PDT

Evan Snoey
One Man, Many Instruments.

Performers
ES

Evan Snoey

Evan is a multi-instrumentalist who started playing fiddle here in Seattle when he was 5, played his first dance at 6 & at 17 has added mandolin, tenor sax, piano, & guitar to his list.Repertoire includes bluegrass, Northwest, Scandinavian, Scottish, Irish, & French Canadian fiddle... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:00pm - 4:35pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

Uncle Pappy
Eccentric Entertainer and Musician

Performers
UP

Uncle Pappy

Thaddeus Spae presents "that loveable guy with a rubber nose and a soul to match," Uncle Pappy. Spae has performed Pappy since before 2003 in schools and festivals across the country and has accumulated Funny Little Friends from coast to coast (and in the middle too!).


Friday May 25, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:30pm PDT

Robin Layne and the Rhythm Makers
World Beat Marimba Jazz

Performers
RL

Robin Layne and the Rhythm Makers

The music of award winning marimbist Robin Layne evokes memories of summer days full of adventure and playfulness. With roots in jazz, Latin and African traditions this groove heavy ensemble delivers music that will uplift your spirit, put a smile on your face and take your ears on... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 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

4:40pm PDT

Flemming Oppenhagen Behrend
Traditional Danish Folk Music

Performers
FO

Flemming Oppenhagen Behrend

I am a Danish folk singer who has lived and played music in the US since 1980. I have produced 5 records and my music has been played in Seattle radio stations, Danish TV and radio.


Friday May 25, 2018 4:40pm - 5:10pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:45pm PDT

Abakis
Intricate Soulful Folk Pop

Performers
A

Abakis

Abakis creates collaborative music that bridges new and old worlds: a delicate blend of classic soul led by powerhouse vocals and Kottke-style fingerpicking guitar. Born and bred in Virginia where she learned to sing jazz in her father's restaurant, Aba migrated westward to find collaborators... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:50pm PDT

SixTeen Strings
Teen Fiddlers Afire!

Performers
SS

SixTeen Strings

Sixteen Strings are a band of 4 teenagers playing fiddle tunes from around the world, brought together by their teacher, Ruthie Dornfeld. They have been playing together in jam sessions for several years, and in 2017 decided to form a band. Now ready to conquer the world!


Friday May 25, 2018 4:50pm - 5:25pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

The Mortgage Lifters
Lovely Songs Tunes Harmonies

Performers
TM

The Mortgage Lifters

Kim Thal, Robert Hinrix, Tony Mates, and Johnny Calcagno are Seattle and Vashon Island based band musicians who play original and classic swing and pop songs, as well as interesting tunes from around the world. Each of them perform in multiple ensembles, includes “B – Sides... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

Vince Mira
Latino

Performers
VM

Vince Mira

To say the the career of Seattle baritone Vince Mira has followed an unusual trajectory would be more than a bit of an understatement. Discovered busking at the famous Pike Place Market by entertainment gadfly Chris Snell in 2005, within a few short years Mira would perform live on... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 5:00pm - 5:45pm PDT
KEXP Gathering Space: Sponsored by KEXP 90.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

Paper Moon
Father/Daughter Acoustic Folk Duo

Performers
PM

Paper Moon

Paper Moon is an acoustic father and daughter folk duo that can be heard throughout western Washington and the Pacific Northwest. Their vocal harmonies and foot-tapping guitar work has become a favorite of audiences in coffeehouses and wineries in the Puget Sound, Oregon, and Northern... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 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

5:20pm PDT

Seattle Raging Grannies
Social/Political Commentary through Song

Performers
SR

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

5:25pm PDT

Hamilton International Middle School Chamber Orchestra
Great music. Great kids

Performers
HI

Hamilton International Middle School Chamber Orchestra

The Hamilton International Middle School Chamber Orchestra has performed concerts and festivals throughout the region. The members are hold positions in many of the Seattle-areas best youth orchestras.


Friday May 25, 2018 5:25pm - 6:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:25pm PDT

Hamilton International Middle School Senior Orchestra
Great Music. Great Kids

Performers
HI

Hamilton International Middle School Senior Orchestra

The Hamilton International Middle School Senior Orchestra has performed concerts and festivals throughout the region. The members of the orchestra are primarily from Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood.


Friday May 25, 2018 5:25pm - 6:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:30pm PDT

Keasha Beard
Food for the Soul.

Performers
KB

Keasha Beard

Keasha Beard is easily one of the hardest working artists out there! Keasha has been featured on domestic and international blogs for her first two mixtapes: ‘Memoirs of a Keasha’ and ‘Transform. Keasha’s original sound and inspiring message has allowed her to create her own... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 5:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:40pm PDT

After Breakfast Boys
Swing & Bluegrass Comb

Performers
AB

After Breakfast Boys

The After Breakfast Boys originally met at the American Banjo Camp several years ago. We enjoyed playing together so much that we decided to form a band. Although our musical interests are pretty broad, we decided to focus on western swing and particularly interesting bluegrass tunes... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 5:40pm - 6:10pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:40pm PDT

Magical Strings
Celtic Harp and Hammer Dulcimer

Performers
MS

Magical Strings

Philip and Pam Boulding founded Magical Strings in 1978, the same year they began the Celtic Yuletide Concerts with their family. They have performed throughout the U.S., Canada, Ireland and Japan, toured and recorded with Dan Fogelberg, appeared on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 5:40pm - 6:15pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:45pm PDT

Ryan Hoffman
French Musette Guitar

Performers
RH

Ryan Hoffman

I am a Seattle based guitarist, specializing in Gypsy Jazz and Musette. I studied Gypsy Jazz in France and the Netherlands with Sammy Daussat and Fapy Lafertin. I co-founded the Seattle band Zazou with my wife and I played for 9 years with the well known GJ group Pearl Django. Currently... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 5:45pm - 6:15pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

Steve Itterly
Passionate Folk-Blues Musician

Performers
SI

Steve Itterly

Steve is a singer-songwriter who draws from a deep well of American musical traditions to create distinctively personal music that is timeless without being overly nostalgic.Steve’s musical journey began in his teens when his father introduced him to Bob Dylan, Robert Johnson, and... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

Tango Cowboys
Tangos from Buenos Aires.

Performers
TC

Tango Cowboys

Tango Cowboys is a voice/guitar duo that performs vocal tangos from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Singer Rich Hinrichsen traveled to Buenos Aires in 2016 to study with legendary Argentine folk singer Micaela Vita. The duo specializes in tangos written by tango superstar Carlos Gardel in... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

The Sons of Rainier
Alt-folk Slow Dance

Performers
TS

The Sons of Rainier

Seattle's favorite slow dance sensation, the Sons of Rainier are crafting songs for widows, hobos, and breakfast burritos, melting wax hearts and the occasional face, putting a smooch on your lips and a sway in your hips, all with the surgical precision of a wine drunk poet at 4 am... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:15pm PDT

Shoot Jake
PNW Rock and Roll

Performers
SJ

Shoot Jake

For the last seven years, Ben and Lindsay Johnson have taken their contemporary spin on blues rock and funk all around Washington State as Shoot Jake. In 2015 Dustin Rademacher joined the band on bass and in 2016 they released their debut LP "Get Real." They've since toured the Northwest... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 6:15pm - 6:45pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:20pm PDT

mark wilson
Organic Beats from Barcelona

Performers
MW

mark wilson

Mandolinist, guitar player, singer and deep house dj Nick Presecott has played through out Europe but is based in Barcelona, where he makes music regularly in Bodegas and backyards, old castles and new cafes with his violin and singing partner Rebecca Macauley. Guitarist Mark H Wilson... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 6:20pm - 6:50pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

6:20pm PDT

The Reclamation Project
Original Americana Music

Performers
TR

The Reclamation Project

The Reclamation Project arose out of the eclectic-but-rich music scene of Snohomish, Washington, where one can find a variety of public music performances in bars, restaurants and theaters. Patrick Thayer, the band’s lead guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, hosted open mic events... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 6:20pm - 6:50pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:30pm PDT

The Stumbling Fiddler
Minivan Celtic Band

Performers
TS

The Stumbling Fiddler

What started as a few friends playing celtic music around a dinner table while sharing food and libations has turned into a vibrant performing group, The Stumbling Fiddler has played together since 2014 at Burns Night and St. Patrick's Day festivities as well as at local pubs around... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 6:30pm - 7:00pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:35pm PDT

Eric Madis
Wide Spectrum of Blues

Performers
EM

Eric Madis

Luna Records recording artist Eric Madis’ music has appeared in four film soundtracks. He has received 18 nominations from Washington Blues Society and acclaim from NW Folklife, Guitar World and Kerrville National Folk Festival. He has performed through the US and Canada, and has... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 6:35pm - 7:05pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:45pm PDT

Cello X aka Seattle Cello eXperiment
An eXperiment in Cello

Performers
CX

Cello X aka Seattle Cello eXperiment

Cello X was founded in 2010 by local cellist Peter Williams. Their mission is to explore the sonic possibilities and push the boundaries of cello playing. Its members are classically trained and are as comfortable performing Bach as Alice in Chains and Metallica. Cello X specializes... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 6:45pm - 7:15pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:45pm PDT

HYWAYS
Psychedelic County Space Rock

Performers
H

HYWAYS

New Seattle project led by singer songwriter Mike Giacolino featuring members of Rose Windows, Sera Cahoone and Son Volt. HYWAYS deputy album seamlessly mixes country and psychedelia with folk and acid rock


Friday May 25, 2018 6:45pm - 7:15pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 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

7:00pm PDT

Planet Fly
Instant Party!

Performers
PF

Planet Fly

Planet fly is a multi-cultural collective united by a love of funky music. Experience ranges from drummer Johnny Rubato's 50 years of playing in bands such as Red Dress, Student Nurse, and blues legend Albert Collins; to percussionist Larry Rock's stint with Eldridge Gravy and numerous... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 7:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

The Georgetown Orbits
Ska, Rocksteady, and Reggae!

Performers
TG

The Georgetown Orbits

The Georgetown Orbits boast a heavy regimen of traditional Ska and soulful Reggae. They have gained international attention as one of the few bands to pay tribute to the sounds of Jamaican Ska. They have attracted a diverse fan base of all ages for their quality vintage-modern style... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 7:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:10pm PDT

Brian Butler
Original Blues Guitar

Performers
BB

Brian Butler

Brian is a singer of original and classic blues. He plays acoustic guitar and harmonica and is a compelling and exciting performer.


Friday May 25, 2018 7:10pm - 7:40pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:10pm PDT

Northwest Passage
High-energy Celtic Music

Performers
NP

Northwest Passage

Northwest Passage formed in Seattle in 2016 and have been delighting audiences ever since with their fiery tunes, strong singing, and engaging performances. Their music is steeped in the Irish tradition, although they have been known to delve into Scottish, English, Canadian, maritime... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 7:10pm - 7:40pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:30pm PDT

Dina Blade
Bossa Nova from Brazil

Performers
DB

Dina Blade

I fell in love with Brazilian Bossa Nova about 18 years ago and have since been to Brazil 7 times to perform, study and record with Brazilian musicians. My latest cd, “Bossa Amazônica”, was recorded in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest.


Friday May 25, 2018 7:30pm - 8:05pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:30pm PDT

The Crying Shame
Post-War Garage Folk

Performers
TC

The Crying Shame

The Crying Shame began as a duo over 15 years ago and has grown to include drums, electric guitar, violin, bass and additional vocals. We strive to bring a high energy sound with original and interesting lyrics to any stage we step onto. With songs that range from rock-n-roll to punk... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 7:30pm - 8:05pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:45pm PDT

Khu.éex'
Experimental Native American Rock/Jazz/Funk

Performers
K

Khu.éex'

Khu.éex' (prounced koo-eex) began as a collaboration with the late Bernie Worrell, and Preston Singletary (bass), Captain Raab, Gene Tagaban, Nahaan, Ed Littlefield are all tribal members and are joined by local musicians, Carly Kienow, Skerik, Hans Teuber, Tim Kennedy, Denny Stern... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 7:45pm - 8:15pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:45pm PDT

South Sound Tug & Barge
Old-timey Folk-punk Freedom!


Friday May 25, 2018 7:45pm - 8:15pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:45pm PDT

The Braxmatics
Funky Seattle Dance Party!

Performers
TB

The Braxmatics

Funkin' up the place, with the Bass in your face, from outer space, with a bit of dash and a lot of Grace, to capture the flag and win this Race, to the top of the galactic Mountain of Boom, where we funk harder than an Elephant in the Room, and leave smokey clouds of danceable Plumes... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 7:45pm - 8:15pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

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

7:50pm PDT

The Surly Goats
Riotous Irish Bagpipe Band!

Performers
TS

The Surly Goats

Irish traditional music played by a trio guys who most likely have an Irish ancestor way, way, way back there somewhere. Uilleann pipes and loud singers!!!


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

8:20pm PDT

GravelRoad
Heavy Hill Country Blues

Performers
G

GravelRoad

GravelRoad is a Seattle band that blends the trance of North Mississippi Hill Country blues with the fuzz and power of heavy rock and roll. GravelRoad’s mix of driving rhythms and heavy guitar sounds range from minute-long fits of angst to slow and methodical psychedelic tracks... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 8:20pm - 8:55pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:20pm PDT

Susan Carr Ensemble
Latin Flavored Grooves

Performers
SC

Susan Carr Ensemble

Susan Carr Ensemble meshes the percussive rhythms of Brazil and molds it with jazz, blues and rock of contemporary artists such as Sting, D'Angelo, & Djavan. Shows in Seattle, Tula's to Bumbershoot to Live Music on Lopez to The Triple Door to the Anacortes Arts Festival. Carr vocally... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 8:20pm - 8:55pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:30pm PDT

The Bridge City Sinners
Rowdy, Folksy, Rag-grass Music

Performers
TB

The Bridge City Sinners

The Bridge City Sinners take old folk songs and original tunes in the direction of a punk rocker. A rowdy folksy mosaic of banjo, clarinet, saw, washboard, upright bass, ukulele, vocal harmony, & and boot stoppin' fever. The Sinners started their journey as a rotating cast of people... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 8:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:30pm PDT

the Home Rulers
Celtic: Wistful to Wild

Performers
TH

the Home Rulers

All members of The Home Ruler conduct a busy musical life. Susan Burke contributes to Red Crow, Au Contraire,Pride of Bothell, Home Rulers, and has performed Cape Breton, Scots and Irish music coast to coast for decades . Dan Carollo is a luminous and creative guitarist in the fingerstyle... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 8:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:30pm PDT

Timberbound
Northwest Folk Songs

Performers
T

Timberbound

Timberbound is a collective of musicians led by Joe Seamons, based in the Pacific Northwest. Their performances take audiences on a tour of old sawmills, logger's cabins, and fisheries of the Pacific Northwest. They take their name from the Timberbound Songbook, which was published... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 8:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:30pm PDT

Holy Pistola
Hip-hop, Soul, Funk

Performers
HP

Holy Pistola

Formed in the fall of 2014, Holy Pistola is a 10 piece band that blends elements of Soul, Funk & Hip Hop. Our musical direction reflects a wide array of inspirations across those same genres. Inspired by everything from 70’s Soul & Funk pioneers like Roy Ayers, Mother Father Sister... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 8:30pm - 9:05pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 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

9:20pm PDT

The Highlife Band
Original World Reggae

Performers
TH

The Highlife Band

An authentic and unique world reggae music band from Seattle, Washington. Rhythms from the French Caribbean and West Africa are combined with Jamaican rockers, bif-baf, steppers, one-drop, and dancehall reggae traditions. The lyrics are direct, and sing of love and conscious direction... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 9:20pm - 9:55pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

9:25pm PDT

Lounge on Fire
Dancy Sexadelic Freak Funk

Performers
LO

Lounge on Fire

Lounge on Fire is a steel cut, blackened and peppered, cock-eyed, funk-trunked, hip-dipped flat-on-your-back pants-off-dance-off machine. Lecherously charged spitfire vocals from singer and guitarist Nathan Norton are backed by co-founder Josh Gilmore’s precision finger-funk bass... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 9:25pm - 10:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Saturday, May 26
 

11:00am PDT

WMS Jr. Fiddlers
Rhapsody Student Performers

Performers
WJ

WMS Jr. Fiddlers

Washington Middle Schooler's Jr. Fiddlers play a wide range of American roots music under the tutelage of Rhapsody Instructors Cameron Armstrong, Ben Hunter, & Joe Seamons. Their repertoire ranges from early jazz to ballads of the pioneer west.


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 11:20am PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Hand in the Attic
Strings, Brass, Melodic Harmonies!

Performers
HI

Hand in the Attic

Accordions, guitars, violins, horns, keys, drums, and pretty melodies and harmonies. Hand in the Attic is 3 women and 3 men who have been performing together in Seattle since 2012, with songs dating back to 1999. The band's first album (self-titled) was released in 2013, and its second... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Joseph L Young
World Flutes & Sax

Performers
JL

Joseph L Young

One of Young’s goals is to create "music without boundaries" that offers a universal sound for everyone to enjoy. He adds: "I want my music to help people work through their emotions, releasing the negative as they grow and change, serving as a catalyst to help with their transformation... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Percy Hilo & Friends
Uplifting Original Modern Folk

Performers
PH

Percy Hilo & Friends

Percy Hilo & Friends is songs of Percy which have been sung and published in many states and several countries. Percy Hilo is a sing-songwriter, bass, dobro and harmonica player. Percy Hio & Friends have been together for three decades, but play infrequently. All have long history... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Seattle Mandolin Orchestra
International Folk/Classical Ensemble

Performers
SM

Seattle Mandolin Orchestra

Mandolin orchestras are part of the rich American folk performance tradition, originating in the 1920's as an accessible way for working people to participate in music. The Seattle Mandolin Orchestra has been continuing that tradition since 1968. Under the artistic direction of Dr... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Kiérah
Celtic Fiddle Sensation

Performers
K

Kiérah

Kiérah is one of Canada’s finest and most versatile Celtic fiddle performers. With 13 years of classical training, Kiérah received one of the highest marks ever given by the Royal Conservatory of Music on her A.R.C.T exam. However, with an Irish/Scottish heritage, Kiérah’s... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 11:35am PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Vawachi II Marimba
Exhilarating Zimbabwean Marimba Music!

Performers
VI

Vawachi II Marimba

The eight-member group Vawachi II Marimba plays high energy dance music from Zimbabwe. The group is available for all manner of performances and is an ideal choice for parties, festivals and weddings. Our music is upbeat, danceable, fun to watch, and appeals to listeners of all ages... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 11:35am PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Tsunami Piñata
Folksy World Music with Luz Gaxiola & Francis Brennan

Performers
TP

Tsunami Piñata

Based in Olympia, WA, Tsunami Piñata is a duo consisting of Luz Gaxiola (accordion, vocals) and Francis Brennan (banjo, guitar, pennywhistle, vocals). They perform an eclectic, high energy mix of music from many folk traditions, including French musette waltzes, Italian tarentelllas... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:00am PDT

La Banda Gozona y Grupo Cultural Oaxaqueño
Brass & Winds from Oaxaca

Performers

Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:30am PDT

Rhapsody Songsters
Seattle's Young Roots Musicians

Performers
RS

Rhapsody Songsters

The Rhapsody Songsters are young musicians from South Seattle who have studied in classes and workshops with Rhapsody Project instructors over the past 4+ years. These youth receive a grounding in various roots and branches of America's musical history, many of them study twice per... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:30am - 11:55am PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:40am PDT

Rick Fogel
Original Hammer Dulcimer Music

Performers
RF

Rick Fogel

In 1975, Rick first learned to build and play the dulcimer in Charlottesville, Virginia, after receiving a masters degree in nuclear physics. He has since founded the Whamdiddle Dulcimer Company, built hundreds of dulcimers, performed and taught workshops at the Augusta Heritage Center... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

11:40am PDT

Ukestra Seattle
13 Member Ukulele Orchestra

Performers
US

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

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

11:45am PDT

Nelson Wright
Americana

Performers
NW

Nelson Wright

Nelson came of age in rural upstate New York, and his musical life has been spent deep in American roots music. An award-winning songwriter, his guitar work has been compared to Mississippi John Hurt and Dave Van Ronk, and his writing to early Bob Dylan and John Prine. His album Orphans... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:50am PDT

Early Spirit
Celtic Swing

Performers
ES

Early Spirit

Guitarist, founding member of the band Spirit of the West, and singer-songwriter J. Knutson leads three of Vancouver’s most fearless young musicians in Early Spirit. They are not a family, but they act, look, and sound like an ideal family gathering; their conversational music makes... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:50am - 12:25pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:55am PDT

Steel Magic Northwest (Pan Wizards and Mystical Steel steel bands)
Youth and Adult Steelbands

Performers
SM

Steel Magic Northwest (Pan Wizards and Mystical Steel steel bands)

Steel Magic Northwest was founded in the summer of 2014 by Executive and Artistic Director Gary Gibson, a Puget Sound area resident who, as guest artist and clinician, has visited more than 200 steel band organizations throughout the U.S. Our first programming year (2016-17) was a... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:55am - 12:30pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:00pm PDT

Ca Gaze
20th Century French Pop

Performers
CG

Ca Gaze

Members of Ca Gaze met at Jazz Night School, Seattle's largest all-ages non-profit educational institution dedicated to THE American art form, jazz music.The school has created a community of individuals from throughout the Pacific Northwest (from as far as Yakima, WA) involved in... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:05pm PDT

Rhapsody Project Instructors
Build Community Through Roots

Performers
RP

Rhapsody Project Instructors

The Rhapsody Project strengthens communities by celebrating the power of America's folk and blues cultures. Our instructors transmit these cultures through music workshops, residencies and performances. We facilitate cross-generational, cross-cultural interactions through the medium... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 12:05pm - 1:00pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:20pm PDT

David Maloney
Veteran Songwriter, Performer, Humanitarian

Performers
DM

David Maloney

DAVID HAS BEEN AN ENDURING PRESENCE ON THE NORTHWEST SINGER-SONGWRITER SCENE SINCE THE 1970S. AS ONE HALF OF HE LEGENDARY ACOUSTIC DUO "REILLY AND MALONEY", DAVID CONTINUES TO WRITE AND RECORD SONGS OF HUMAN AND SOCIAL SIGNIFICANCE AS WELL SONGS OF HUMOR AND STORIES THAT WARM THE... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

12:20pm PDT

STRUM Seattle's Totally relaxed ukulele musicians
Totally Relaxed Ukulele Musicians

Performers
SS

STRUM Seattle's Totally relaxed ukulele musicians

We have been invited back to these many times, and are happy to do it! WE have a special energy , vocal and ukulele sound.Pike Market, "Magic of the Market " holiday season opener ,year 5, invited back for 2018, Edmond's Restaurant Clam Chowder cook off, Wallingford Wurstfest , Ballard... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:30pm PDT

Angela Soffe Band
Americana Artistry with Soul

Performers
AS

Angela Soffe Band

The Angela Soffe Band is Yakima Valley's premier Americana roots band featuring folk tunes and Angela's original songs. Their music makes you want to get up and dance, sway, and stop and listen all at once. Their unique sound is a blend of Americana, folk, with a hint of bluegrass... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:30pm PDT

Happy Heartbreak
Happy Sounding Sad Songs

Performers
HH

Happy Heartbreak

Happy Heartbreak is 5-piece alternative / emo pop band that is built around reflective lyrics, bouncy guitars and moving cello. The band is known for playing "happy sounding sad songs" and the emotive energy and performance of their live show. Craig's storytelling ranges from whimsical... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:40pm PDT

Bad To The Bow
West Coast Celtic

Performers
BT

Bad To The Bow

Where traditional and contemporary folk meet – BTTB plays a fusion of world music styles. Whether they are taking a very traditional Celtic tune and applying cutting-edge contemporary string playing techniques and Afro-Cuban rhythms to accompany it, or trying out a new or experimental... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 12:40pm - 1:15pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:45pm PDT

North Eugene High School Band
North Eugene HS Band

Performers
NE

North Eugene High School Band

North Eugene HS Band


Saturday May 26, 2018 12:45pm - 1:15pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:45pm PDT

South Eugene High School Band
South Eugene HS Band

Performers
SE

South Eugene High School Band

The South Eugene High School Band program consists of a Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Pep Band, and Pit Orchestra. Our program has been active in festivals throughout the Pacific Northwest. We like to provide musical opportunities for our students including performing, conducting... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 12:45pm - 1:15pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:45pm PDT

322
Vibin' The New Groove

Performers
3

322

322 is a band from Tacoma, Washington. Founding members BrandonLee Cierley (Saxophone) and Elliott Turner (Guitar), together with Josh Bozich (Bass), Joel Bozich (Drums) and Joshua VanCleave (Keyboard) collaborate to deliver an alternate, innovative perspective to the jazz music scene... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 12:45pm - 1:20pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

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

1:00pm PDT

Astro King Phoenix
Cosmic Soul Psych Rap

Performers
AK

Astro King Phoenix

Astro King Phoenix, or just simply AKP, is a Seattle-based multi-faceted artist notable for his mix of soul and psych rap. These two different sounds come together to form a cosmic sound and still have a bumping result. After working closely with local talents, AKP has worked tirelessly... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
KEXP Gathering Space: Sponsored by KEXP 90.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Double P Duo
Father, Daugther Guitar & Violin

Performers
DP

Double P Duo

The double P duo is a father daughter duo consisting of Kevin and Pearl Connor. The duo draws it's repertoire from old time, swing and the Suzuki violin books presenting a mix of classical and vintage music. Pearl is a 3rd grade student at Seattle Thurgood Marshall Elementary. She... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

The OK Chorale
Presents Real People Making Music

Performers
TO

The OK Chorale

The OK Chorale celebrates its 26th year of singing. Founded in 1992 by Elena Louise Richmond, we are a non-audition group who loves to sing. We sing in 4-part harmony with the more experienced singers sweeping the less confident into the music and the experience. We sing folk, Broadway... Read More →


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

1:15pm PDT

Rise Up
Tribute to Hamilton

Performers
RU

Rise Up

RISE UP was founded by a collection of Seattle's top vocalists and musicians who came together to perform the amazing music of "Hamilton". "Hamilton" is a sweeping cultural phenomenon that marries hop hop, R&B and Broadway and delivers a message rooted in diversity. "Hamilton" won... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:25pm PDT

Bad To The Bow
West Coast Celtic

Performers
BT

Bad To The Bow

Where traditional and contemporary folk meet – BTTB plays a fusion of world music styles. Whether they are taking a very traditional Celtic tune and applying cutting-edge contemporary string playing techniques and Afro-Cuban rhythms to accompany it, or trying out a new or experimental... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:25pm - 1:45pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:25pm PDT

Early Spirit
Celtic Swing

Performers
ES

Early Spirit

Guitarist, founding member of the band Spirit of the West, and singer-songwriter J. Knutson leads three of Vancouver’s most fearless young musicians in Early Spirit. They are not a family, but they act, look, and sound like an ideal family gathering; their conversational music makes... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:25pm - 1:45pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:25pm PDT

Kiérah
Celtic Fiddle Sensation

Performers
K

Kiérah

Kiérah is one of Canada’s finest and most versatile Celtic fiddle performers. With 13 years of classical training, Kiérah received one of the highest marks ever given by the Royal Conservatory of Music on her A.R.C.T exam. However, with an Irish/Scottish heritage, Kiérah’s... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:25pm - 1:45pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

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

1:35pm PDT

Bad News Botanists
Alternative Jazz, Funk Fusion

Performers
BN

Bad News Botanists

Seattle jam band, Bad News Botanists, dives through a mixture of classic funk and soul music with a modern, synth twist, planting a new cool on instrumental music. Brain child of the Botanists, Frank Vitolo, organically formed the group through a series of local jam sessions scattered... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:35pm - 2:10pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:45pm PDT

Tiffany Wilson
Your Seattle Soul Ambassador

Performers
TW

Tiffany Wilson

Tiffany Wilson is a true musical artist and songwriter whose voice speaks to something real and soulful. Not content with writing only standard love songs, her latest album "#SeeSharp" also speaks of inner and outer change, politics, and vision of a brighter future.As a solo artist... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:45pm - 2:15pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Strikes A Bell
Sing Along Chanteys

Performers
SA

Strikes A Bell

Members of Strikes A Bell met at Northwest Seaport’s Monthly Chantey Sing where sea chanteys and other maritime music are sung aboard historic vessels and in other great venues. This group sings familiar and catchy sea songs guaranteed to get all members of the audience joining... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:00pm - 2:20pm PDT
Trad Stage 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

2:00pm PDT

Five Letter Word
Harmony-driven Folk Trio

Performers
FL

Five Letter Word

Mix three singer-songwriters, several stringed instruments, tight harmonies, and a variety of percussive techniques, and you get Five Letter Word. Made up of Leigh Jones (vocals, guitar, percussion), Clara Baker (vocals, fiddle, guitar), and Audra Nemir (vocals, bass), this Portland-based... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:00pm - 2:35pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Jamtown Howdy Band
Join in with the Howdy Band!

Performers
JH

Jamtown Howdy Band

John leads toddler music classes and facilitates school, business and community music and rhythm-based events featuring hands-on participation with rhythm instruments. He is a pioneer in the field of accessible music programming for all ages and skill levels.


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:05pm PDT

Trio Guadalevin
Mexico Meets the Mediterranean

Performers
TG

Trio Guadalevin

Trío Guadalevín explores the deep roots that bind the Americas with Southern Europe, the Maghreb, the Middle East and West Africa – roots that stretch across the ocean and intermingle Indigenous, African, Arabic and European cultural expressions. Featuring voice (Spanish, Zapotec... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:05pm - 2:40pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 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

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

2:25pm PDT

Ten Man Brass Band
High Energy Brass Band

Performers
TM

Ten Man Brass Band

The Ten Man Brass Band has been filling the streets of Seattle with powerful all acoustic brass music since 2011. Formed by students at Roosevelt High School who wanted to blend the sounds of New Orleans Second Line, Jazz, Pop, Funk, and Disco, Ten Man has gone on to play venues ranging... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:25pm - 3:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:30pm PDT

Alex Sturbaum
Transatlantic Songs

Performers
AS

Alex Sturbaum

Alex grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, in a household steeped in traditional music. A singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist in many traditions, Alex is equally at home belting out sea shanties, playing Irish reels, and singing old Appalachian ballads. His original songs have a timeless... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:30pm - 2:50pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, 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

2:47pm PDT

Silangan Singers
Philippine Folk & Love Songs

Performers
SS

Silangan Singers

Formed in 1995, this group is composed mostly of semi-professional singers who love to preserve and promote the age-old Philippine Kundiman (love songs) and other folk songs attached to this group in a Philippine Rondalla Ensemble that play Filipino string musical instruments like... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:47pm - 3:09pm PDT
Exhibition Hall Sponsored by Seattle Globalist 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

2:50pm PDT

The Top Star Fiddlers
Fabulously Energetic Young Fiddlers

Performers
TT

The Top Star Fiddlers

The Top Star Fiddlers have been together since 2010. They are directed by and are the students of Betsy Alexander. The Tops Star Fiddlers like to play both classical and fiddle music from around the world. They perform four times a year in the Seattle area.


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:50pm - 3:20pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:55pm PDT

Los Flacos
Traditional Latin American Music

Performers
LF

Los Flacos

With deep roots in traditions spanning Latin America, Los Flacos seamlessly employs countless instruments including harp, violin, a spectrum of Andean flutes, many forms of percussion and regional stringed instruments to create an ever-changing sound. In performances, Los Flacos present... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:55pm - 3:30pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Shanghaied on the Willamette
Plundered Sea Songs

Performers
SO

Shanghaied on the Willamette

With vocal harmonies and a fleet of acoustic instruments, Shanghaied on the Willamette performs songs plundered from land and sea. Their lively music reaches back into maritime traditions, to fishing, paddling, sailing, and to the early days of Portland, Oregon. Fiddle, banjo, harmonica... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 3:00pm - 3:20pm PDT
Trad 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

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

3:30pm PDT

Kessler and Perasso
Maritime Stories with Harmony

Performers
KA

Kessler and Perasso

David Kessler and David Perasso each have broad and eclectic music backgrounds, including old ballads, sea chanties, traditional Italian songs, Americana, and more. They combine these repertoires with a large measure of harmony.David Perasso mixes a love for the American folk revival... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 3:30pm - 3:50pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:30pm PDT

Silangan Singers
Philippine Folk & Love Songs

Performers
SS

Silangan Singers

Formed in 1995, this group is composed mostly of semi-professional singers who love to preserve and promote the age-old Philippine Kundiman (love songs) and other folk songs attached to this group in a Philippine Rondalla Ensemble that play Filipino string musical instruments like... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 3:30pm - 3:55pm PDT
Exhibition Hall Sponsored by Seattle Globalist 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:35pm PDT

Small Change
Heavily Funkified Jazz Nerds

Performers
SC

Small Change

Small Change began as a typical high school jazz combo playing standards from the Real Book. But at one point our keyboardist showed us a funky riff he had come up with, which became a song called Flannel (uploaded above). We soon realized there was so much more music we wanted to... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 3:35pm - 4:05pm PDT
Center Theatre 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

3:45pm PDT

Night Blooming Jasmine
Gypsy Swing from Montana!

Performers
NB

Night Blooming Jasmine

Night Blooming Jasmine has been performing Gypsy jazz and swing music in Montana since 2014, when mandolinist John Rosett invited classically-trained violinist Geoffrey Taylor and mysterious guitarist Jasper to fill in at a restaurant gig. The chemistry was great, and we started playing... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 3:45pm - 4:15pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 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

3:55pm PDT

Unassuming Beekeepers
Unassuming Acoustic Mischief

Performers
UB

Unassuming Beekeepers

The Unassuming Beekeepers are Barry Goldstein on mandolin and guitar and Gen Obata on guitar and mandolin. This Tacoma-based acoustic duo plays a wide variety of acoustic music including blues, bluegrass, celtic, folk, old country, and rock and roll.


Saturday May 26, 2018 3:55pm - 4:25pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

Bigger Boat
Harmoniously Hollering About Herring

Performers
BB

Bigger Boat

Bigger Boat has been blasting the helpless towns of northern Idaho with shanties and sea songs for nearly four years. Originally hailing from the salty shores of Trinidad, England, Frisco Bay, and, um, Colorado, they gratefully return to Folklife in Seattle for a nostalgic glimpse... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:00pm - 4:20pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

Tres Leches
Dark-basement Psych-tinged Art-Punk Experimental-Pop

Performers
TL

Tres Leches

Since the release of their EP Tres Leches has fostered their place in the Seattle music community, playing with such acts as Tacocat, Donormaal, The Black Tones, Erik Blood, Astro King Phoenix and appearing on KEXP for a live instudio. During their performance at KEXP they played... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, 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

4:15pm PDT

Ramona Wijayratne & Erik Butterworth
Bulgarian Songs, Accordion, Piano

Performers
RW

Ramona Wijayratne & Erik Butterworth

Ramona McDowell Wijayratne grew up with vocal music and dance from Eastern Europe. She has sung with Dunava, Seattle's Balkan Women's Choir since their inception in 2005. She has traveled to Bulgaria four times, collecting songs and studying technique with many native experts. Erik... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Center Theatre 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

4:20pm 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

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

4:30pm PDT

NORTH BY WEST
Northwest Coast Shanties

Performers
NB

NORTH BY WEST

The group's been together for 15 years, but have sung individually for more like 50 each. All originally from Vancouver; one now in Langley BC and three in Princeton BC, site of the Traditional Music Festival. Two of the group have been singing at Folklife since 1975.


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 4:50pm PDT
Trad Stage 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

4:30pm PDT

Smoky Mokes Ragtime Ensemble
Traditional Jazz and Ragtime

Performers
SM

Smoky Mokes Ragtime Ensemble

Gene Silberberg--I am the compiler of the "Fiddle Tunes I Learned...Tractor Tavern" book, and I have also played tenor banjo with several Dixieland bands--Uptown Lowdown JB, Rainier JB, Ain't No Heaven JB, Glenn Dudley plays with many 1920's groups and also plays guitar for contra... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:30pm PDT

The Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Presents Show Tunes Sing-Alongs

Performers
TS

The Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society

Presents Show Tunes Sing Alongs


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:20pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:45pm PDT

Locarno
Mexican Son- Latin Fusion

Performers
L

Locarno

Locarno is the Latin project of JUNO Award winning musician, Tom Landa. Like him, the music is equal parts Mexican and Canadian. Tom was born and raised in Mexico City, and moved to Canada in his teens. In the mid nineties he formed the Folk Roots band, The Paperboys, who have been... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:50pm PDT

Maritime Showcase Finale
Maritime Jam!

Performers
MS

Maritime Showcase Finale

Finale to the Maritime Showcase! All of the groups: Strikes a Bell, Alex Sturbaum, Shanghaied on the Willamette, Kessler and Perasso, Bigger Boat, and North By West will all join together for one last song on stage before heading to the Maritime Beer Garden Sing-a-long at the Fisher... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:50pm - 5:00pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

House of Tarab
Egyptian Music from 1930's-1970s

Performers
HO

House of Tarab

House of Tarab is Seattle's premire Arabic Music Ensemble specializing in classic and traditional acoustic music of Egypt and the greater Levant region.


Saturday May 26, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, 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

5:00pm PDT

Maritime Beer Garden Sing-a-long
Shanties and Beer with Jon Bartlett!

Performers
MB

Maritime Beer Garden Sing Along

Wayne Palsson has sung sea chanteys and other sea songs for the past 15 years and currently hosts Northwest Seaport's Monthly Chantey Sings in Seattle. He has performed at the Northwest Folklife Festival since 2010 putting on chantey workshops and performing in the group Strikes A... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 5:00pm - 5:45pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 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

5:00pm PDT

Sampada Bhalerao
North Indian Sitar Music

Performers
SB

Sampada Bhalerao

Sampda Bhalerao grew up in India in a musical family. She started learnig sitar in traditional Indian Classical Music style with her mother at young age. She contined learning music with her Gurus in India after moving to Seattle. She has participated in numerous musical events in... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:30pm PDT

MarchFourth
Circus Funk Marching Band

Performers
M

MarchFourth

MarchFourth from Portland, OR is a kaleidoscope of musical and visual energy that inspires dancing and an atmosphere of celebration. Dressed in reimagined marching-band costumes, they combine electric bass, a percussion corps, and a large horn section with dancers, circus-arts, stilt-walkers... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 5:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:30pm PDT

Vince Mira
Latino

Performers
VM

Vince Mira

To say the the career of Seattle baritone Vince Mira has followed an unusual trajectory would be more than a bit of an understatement. Discovered busking at the famous Pike Place Market by entertainment gadfly Chris Snell in 2005, within a few short years Mira would perform live on... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 5:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:30pm PDT

Vince Mira
Latino

Performers
VM

Vince Mira

To say the the career of Seattle baritone Vince Mira has followed an unusual trajectory would be more than a bit of an understatement. Discovered busking at the famous Pike Place Market by entertainment gadfly Chris Snell in 2005, within a few short years Mira would perform live on... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 5:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:30pm PDT

Pete Seeger Sing Along
With Peter McKee, Ellen Van Der Hoeven, Jean Geiger, Lou Truskoff and Tom Rawson

Performers
PS

Pete Seeger Sing Along

Those of use who have lead the annual Pete Seeger Sing Along at the Cornish Courtyard stage agree that it is the highlight of our various other performances at Folklife. Let's keep this tradition strong.


Saturday May 26, 2018 5:30pm - 6:20pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

Pinniped
Lively Irish Et Cetera

Performers
P

Pinniped

Pinniped is an acoustic trio from Olympia, Washington, made up of a father, daughter, and this other guy. They were hanging out and playing music a lot anyway, so they decided to do the same thing but, like, as a BAND. They play music from Ireland and elsewhere, and have been known... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Trad 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

6:10pm PDT

Saeed Abbas & the Gye Nyamé Ensemble
West African Highlife music

Performers
SA

Saeed Abbas & the Gye Nyamé Ensemble

Master Drummer/flutist Saeed Abbas, from the Hausa tribe in Accra, Ghana has a lifelong love of rhythm even before auditioning into Ghana's premier National Dance Ensemble at age 19 performing for dignitaries in many countries. He has taught and performed for colleges in the East... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 6:10pm - 6:35pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:15pm PDT

The Moody Jews of Boise
Klezmer, Ladino, Jewish Jazz

Performers
TM

The Moody Jews of Boise

The Moody Jews of Boise play high-energy klezmer (Eastern European), Jewish-American jazz, Sephardic (Middle Eastern and Spanish) and Israeli tunes. Audience favorites at events like Deli Days: Idaho’s Jewish Festival, World Village Festival, and Hyde Park street fair, the Moody... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 6:15pm - 6:45pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, 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

6:30pm PDT

Paul Kara Ross
Ancient Native American Flutes!

Performers
PK

Paul Kara Ross

Paul Kara Ross is a Seattle area multi-instrumentalist specializing in Native American, Celtic and New Age music. Paul currently plays Native American, Pueblo (Anasazi and Mojave), Xiao and Shakuhachi flutes, Irish uilleann pipes and whistles, bouzouki, mandolin, classical guitar... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 6:30pm - 7:00pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:45pm PDT

Soyaya
West African Music

Performers
S

Soyaya

Soyaya means affection and we play the indigenous African rhythm and blues call Palmwine and Highlife for more than 30 years. For more information go to my website www.mohammedshaibu.com Thanks


Saturday May 26, 2018 6:45pm - 7:15pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, 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

6:45pm PDT

The Gananimators
Traditional Irish Pub Music!

Performers
TG

The Gananimators

Dom- Playing Irish music on the fiddle since 1992. Fell in love with Irish music in Seattle pubs in the l970's.Joe- First learned traditional music in the New York pub scene. Love of the music runs deep in his family.


Saturday May 26, 2018 6:45pm - 7:20pm PDT
Trad 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

7:00pm PDT

Balkanarama
Balkan Wedding Band Music

Performers
B

Balkanarama

Balkanarama plays traditional and popular dance music from southeastern Europe, including songs of the Balkan Roma, the “Gypsy” people who migrated westward from Rajasthan to Europe a thousand years ago. The Seattle quintet features modern instruments heard at contemporary weddings... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 7:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 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

7:15pm PDT

Paul Che oke' ten Wagner
Award-winning Coast-Salish Flute

Performers
PC

Paul Che oke' ten Wagner

International performing, Award winning Native American flutist & Coast Salish- Saanich Nation Storyteller Paul "Che-oke-ten" Wagner shares the spirit & voice of the Coast Salish lands and sea, his songs have come to him with visions of healing and prayer for all relations (tree people... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 7:15pm - 7:45pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:30pm PDT

Dray Love
Smooth Energetic Vocalist Supreme

Performers
DL

Dray Love

Smooth Energetic Vocalist Supreme


Saturday May 26, 2018 7:30pm - 7:50pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:30pm PDT

Funk E Fusion with Rahale B and Dray Love
FUNK E YOUNG SHOWCASE

Performers

Saturday May 26, 2018 7:30pm - 7:50pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:30pm PDT

Rahale B
Powerful Passionate Young Original

Performers
RB

Rahale B

Singer/songwriter Rahale B. is an East African R&B artist and soul vocalist. Rahale fell in love with music as a child, absorbing the sound of R&B, neosoul, and indie pop artist. Youngest and only girl of 4 siblings, Rahale learned to suppress her feelings until finding a passion... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 7:30pm - 7:50pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:35pm PDT

Celtic Fire
Fun, Wild, Irreverent Band

Performers
CF

Celtic Fire

This is a fun and wild band that has been playing together for 20 years. We love to play music, have fun with our audience. At times we can be irreverent!


Saturday May 26, 2018 7:35pm - 8:10pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:35pm PDT

The Crow Quill Night Owls
Stringband Blues and Rags

Performers
TC

The Crow Quill Night Owls

The Crow Quill Night Owls were formed in 2007 by musician and 78 Collector- Kit Stovepipe, and tenor banjoist and vocalist- Calliope KaneThe group plays a mix of early blues, jazz, tin pan pop songs, ragtime, jug band, and hillbilly music from the 1920's and 30's. They also put their... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 7:35pm - 8:10pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 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

7:45pm PDT

The m9
Balkan Romani Brass Explosion

Performers
TM

The m9

Founded in 2013, The m9 (pronounced The minor 9) draws inspiration from high-energy brass bands from across the globe to create a unique soundscape where East and West collide. The new global fusion sounds of the rich Balkan Romani brass tradition form the core of a repertoire which... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 7:45pm - 8:15pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:45pm PDT

The Peter Adams Trio
High Energy Modern Jazz.

Performers
TP

The Peter Adams Trio

Peter Adams is a multi-talented pianist/composer/arranger whose fiery touch and sweet distinctive sound carry his playing and composing into a musical space that defies categorization. A Pacific Northwest native, Peter has played with many talented musicians and groups including Joshua... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 7:45pm - 8:20pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, 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

8:00pm PDT

Anisa Stoot and Soundproof
Neo Soul Funk Fusion

Performers
AS

Anisa Stoot and Soundproof

Anisa was born in San Diego, moved to Everett at age four and started her vocal career in her fathers church. She most recently sung on Amercia's Got Talent performing with DaNell Daymon and Greater Works. She says she is inspired by Jill Scott, Yolanda Dams, Anita Baker and any... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 8:00pm - 8:30pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:25pm PDT

Hot Damn Scandal
Northwest Devil Swing

Performers
HD

Hot Damn Scandal

Hot Damn Scandal are Bellingham Washington's finest sanity-shaking, soul-combusting jazz minstrels. Armed with their new album "The Gods Are Made of Mud" they'll get your head spinning and your feet moving.


Saturday May 26, 2018 8:25pm - 9:00pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:25pm PDT

Palmer's Gate
Fun-Driven Celtic Roots

Performers
PG

Palmer's Gate

Palmer's Gate was born out of musical friendships that developed at Folklife, specifically from jam sessions in the performers lounge. While Julie Bennett and Jesse Partridge are from Olympia, WA, Barbara Calm and Jason Foy are From Kalispell, Montana. Julie and Jesse have collaborated... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 8:25pm - 9:00pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:30pm PDT

Eurodanceparty USA
Balkan Folkdance-pop!

Performers
EU

Eurodanceparty USA

Seattle-based dance band Eurodanceparty USA is composed of seven American musicians who began crafting their unique take on Balkan music together in 2013. Hailing from the Balkan-inflected brass band Orkestar Zirkonium, the global-folk-pop duo The Lonely Coast, the Eastern European... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 8:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:30pm PDT

The Dunghill Rooster Strutters
Jug Band Country Blues

Performers
TD

The Dunghill Rooster Strutters

The inspiration from our name came from viewing feral chickens in a post-katrina vacant lot next to our old place in New Orleans. We play, old country blues, early jazz, hillbilly and jug band music from the medicine show tradition. Music to tune a jug and strop a razor to.


Saturday May 26, 2018 8:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:30pm PDT

Wesley Randolph Eader
New Old Time Country

Performers
WR

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

8:35pm PDT

Freudian Slurp
Cinematic Jazz Fusion

Performers
FS

Freudian Slurp

Freudian Slurp just released their second album (Get It?) in early spring of 2017. The clarinet and saxophone driven compositions inspire images of characters and landscapes, with cinematic build ups that are evocative of car chases and fight scenes. The band recently performed live... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 8:35pm - 9:10pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:45pm PDT

Zhanea June with The Kingsmen Crew
Vocal Gift From God

Performers
ZJ

Zhanea June with The Kingsmen Crew

Hurricane Katrina brought Zhane and her family to Seattle, blessed with a Gospel inspired voice at a young age singing with Gospel great Smokie Norful and Vicki Yohe. She then became the youth choir director at New Beginnings Christian Fellowship at the age of 19. She has a range... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 8:45pm - 9:15pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

9:25pm PDT

The Rob Porcaro Group
Excellent Italian American Performer

Performers
TR

The Rob Porcaro Group

I have been performing for 50 years or so started as a child up in CanadaPerformed with many groups through out the years like Heart Tower of Power Buddy Miles Band .My group plays a lot of Micro soft engagements as well as Italian Festivals in the Summer.I have recorded som 5 CD... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:25pm - 10:00pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

9:30pm PDT

Tiffany Wilson
Your Seattle Soul Ambassador

Performers
TW

Tiffany Wilson

Tiffany Wilson is a true musical artist and songwriter whose voice speaks to something real and soulful. Not content with writing only standard love songs, her latest album "#SeeSharp" also speaks of inner and outer change, politics, and vision of a brighter future.As a solo artist... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:30pm - 10:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 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

11:00am PDT

Chaopraya Ensemble
Thailand Traditional Music &Dance

Performers
CE

Chaopraya Ensemble

Chaopraya Ensemble is an ensemble of friends and families of Thai immigrants in the Puget Sound area of Washington State coming together in efforts to protect, preserve and promote our cultural heritage of Thailand, especially in traditional music and dance. Through performances at... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Hora Tzigane Klezmer Ensemble
Klezmer in the Moment

Performers
HT

Hora Tzigane Klezmer Ensemble

Martin Morgenbesser, Accordion & Melodica: A native New Yorker, Martin grew up with the sound of old-time Yiddish music, aka Klezmer, ringing in his ears. They're still ringing.Andrew Ehrlich, Violin: From Canada to America, Andrew has traveled the road of the peripatetic musician... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Bagley Wright Theatre Sponsored by KUOW 155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Inochi Taiko
Traditional Japanese American Drumming

Performers
IT

Inochi Taiko

Inochi Taiko is a traditional Japanese American style drumming group based out of Seattle. Inochi which means "Life Force" in Japanese has a special meaning to the members of the group as Taiko has become the a driving part of their own "Life Force". This year marks the 15th year... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Luau Cinder
Funk, Reggae, Rock, Jam

Performers
LC

Luau Cinder

We are a funk reggae rock band from Seattle/ Sequim, WA that has played over 350 shows in the US and Canada. We have shared the stage with Les Claypool, Karl Denson, Carlos Washington, Clinton Fearon, Dumstaphunk, Signal Path, EOTO, The Original Itals straight from Jamaica to name... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Northwest Junior Pipe Band
PNW's Youth Bagpipe Band

Performers
NJ

Northwest Junior Pipe Band

Northwest Junior Pipe Band, based in Shoreline, is the only youth pipe band in Washington State.NWJPB is proud to be Washington State Champions and West Coast Drum Corps Champions for the third year in a row. The band travelled to Scotland o compete in the World Pipe Band Championships... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Peter Ali / Native American flutist
Songs of the Heart

Performers

Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Rockin' HW
Celebrating the Cowboy West

Performers
RH

Rockin' HW

Alan Halvorson spent many years as a horse wrangler, trail ride leader, camp cook and campfire entertainer on the slopes of Mount Rainier. Then many years as the partner of master cowboy poet Michael Whitaker. They won many awards on the Cowboy Poet and Gathering circuit. Ramon Selby... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Sky in the Road
Angel Grit, Earth Harmony

Performers
SI

Sky in the Road

Daniel Rhiger, Rahmana Wiest and Olivia Duffy write and perform songs in that magical place where heaven meets earth, the blend of ethereal and rhythmic, of eternal and temporal - where the Sky meets the Road.Sky in the Road performs all over the Western United States and has 6 CDs... Read More →


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

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

11:40am 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

11:40am PDT

Tra le Gael
Montana Celtic

Performers
TL

Tra le Gael

Tra le Gael hails from the Flathead Valley of Northwest Montana, right outside of Glacier National Park. Their Celtic style ranges from sweet vocal harmonies to energetic jigs and reels, with melodies from ancient to contemporary. Tra le Gael features a lightning hammered dulcimer... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:45am PDT

Bonglang Ruam Jai Band
Isaan Folk Music

Performers
BR

Bonglang Ruam Jai Band

Bong Lang Ruam Jai Band (วงโปงลางร่วมใจ) is made up of community members in the Pacific Northwest who have a passion for Southeast Asian Music.The band was founded after the Thai temple in Auburn Washington brought traditional Thai Language, Dance, and... Read More →


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

11:45am PDT

Devin Sinha
Contemporary Folk /Indie Rock

Performers
DS

Devin Sinha

Devin Sinha is a singer/songwriter living in Seattle, hailing from Midwestern roots as he spent his formative years around Kansas City. His style is primarily a mixture of contemporary folk and indie rock, mixing autobiographical flavors into his fiction of poetry and music.


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:45am PDT

Jazz Underground
Contemporary Big Band Jazz

Performers
JU

Jazz Underground

Jazz Underground is a Seattle-based group that plays contemporary big band jazz. Starting as an alumni band for a Seattle high school in the mid-2000s, its members now include amateur and professional musicians from throughout the Puget Sound. The group performs music by local composers... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:45am PDT

Kesselgarden
Jewish Klezmer Music

Performers
K

Kesselgarden

Kesselgarden has been performing in the PNW since 2003. We play Klezmer music, the instrumental Jewish folk music of Eastern Europe. Our music originates mostly from Ukraine, Romania, Moldova and Poland and we are particularly fond of the Klezmer music of the late 19th and early 20th... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Bagley Wright Theatre Sponsored by KUOW 155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

11:45am PDT

Stumptown Jug Thumpers
New Old-Timey Jugicana

Performers
SJ

Stumptown Jug Thumpers

The Stumptown Jug Thumpers are inspired by recordings of the 1920’s jug band scene (Memphis Jug Band and Cannon’s Jug Stompers being the most well known),as well as the 60’s revival that also spawned the Grateful Dead. We started in the Spring of 2005 as a way to revive this... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, 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

12:15pm PDT

All The Real Girls
Shoegazey PNW Noir Songs

Performers
AT

All The Real Girls

Replete with the sort of Americana instrumentation the stories deserve, and the indie guitar work we crave. Great stories; rock guitar shredding; pastoral twang; and top quality performances. This is the sort of record you discover and play obsessively. If there ever was a crush-worthy... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 12:15pm - 12:45pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:20pm PDT

Countercurrent
Songs, Tunes, and Exuberance!

Performers
C

Countercurrent

Countercurrent is a contra dance and folk music band from western Washington, featuring driving guitar, foot percussion, lyrical fiddle, and harmony vocals. Over 8 years of playing together, Brian and Alex have developed a style that brings forth the pure joy and nuance in the music... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:30pm PDT

Bellows & Squawk
Gems of Early Jazz

Performers
BA

Bellows & Squawk

Bellows & Squawk present popular songs composed between around 1895 and 1920 that form a bridge from minstrelsy and ragtime to the popular standards of the ‘20s and beyond. Their show focuses on the songs themselves, with some historical commentary emphasizing the role of minstrelsy... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:30pm PDT

Frank Krasnowsky
Yiddish stories in song.

Performers
FK

Frank Krasnowsky

Frank Krasnowsky is returning to Folklife after being absent from the stage for approximately 15 years. Formerly one half of the well-loved duo Chutzpah, Frank is a living library of Jewish folk songs. He sings in Yiddish & Ladino, weaving in English translations, many of which he... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Bagley Wright Theatre Sponsored by KUOW 155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

12:30pm PDT

Mariachi Huenachi
Washington State Favorite Mariachi

Performers
MH

Mariachi Huenachi

Mariachi Huenachi is a nationally recognized Award Winning Mariachi Music Program,This high school group has earned a reputation as the best high school mariachi in the State of Washington, Mariachi Huenachi has shared the stage with some of the best Mariachis in the world: Mariachi... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:30pm PDT

Squirrel Butter
Americana with Charmaine Slaven & Charlie Beck

Performers
SB

Squirrel Butter

Squirrel Butter, husband and wife duo of Charlie Beck & Charmaine Slaven, started performing together after meeting at a music festival in 2005. Sharing a deep love of traditional music, they explore the genres of old-time, early bluegrass, blues, country, & cajun while adding their... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:30pm PDT

The Seatles
Fab Four Sing-Along

Performers
TS

The Seatles

The Seatles - Seattle's Premier Fab-Four Sing-Along Band Traditional favorites at the Northwest Folklife Festival, the Seatles performances are fun for the whole family, from the grandparents who first saw the four lads from Liverpool on the Ed Sullivan show, to the parents who were... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:30pm PDT

The Wayside Band
Thai Contemporary Folk Music

Performers
TW

The Wayside Band

Our band members are a part of Thai community in Seattle. None of us is a professional musician but we love to show Thai culture by using our music. The band name in Thai is "Khon Kang Tang" which means people who live on the street. We play Thai contemporary songs that talk about... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Center Theatre 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

1:00pm PDT

La Famille Leger
Acadian-powered Kitchen-party Music

Performers
LF

La Famille Leger

Born of a time when family and friends would gather in the warmth of the kitchens of Québec and New Brunswick to play tunes together, La Famille Léger keeps that rich tradition vitally alive. The Légers play the dancing music of French Canada - the music handed down through generations... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Sax G
Children of the Sun.

Performers
SG

Sax G

I started rhyming when I was homeless in 2008. My friends, who made beats, rarely had beats for me because they gave them all to Nacho lol. So I started making my own beats in 2010. Now we're here.


Sunday May 27, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
KEXP Gathering Space: Sponsored by KEXP 90.3FM 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

1:15pm PDT

Mariachi Quinto Sol
Mexican Regional Folk Music

Performers
MQ

Mariachi Quinto Sol

Officially established in 2002, Mariachi Quinto Sol was created as a means of spreading Mexican heritage, tradition, and culture for students at the University of Washington and for the greater community in the Seattle area. The group draws from the tradition of reinterpreting the... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 1:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:15pm PDT

The New Iberians Zydeco Band
Stumptown Zydeco

Performers
TN

The New Iberians Zydeco Band

Formed in 1997, this line-up active together since 2004. Leader Evan Shlaes learned accordion as a kid growing up in Polish/German neighborhood in Chicago, played piano and Hammond B3 in blues bands, Inspired by seeing a Queen Ida concert in early 1980's. joined Mmbo Gumbo Zydeco... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 1:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:20pm PDT

Jawzilla
Creative. Touching. Dynamic. Diverse.

Performers
J

Jawzilla

Jahlil " Jawzilla " Kirby is a Seattle based Songwriter, Producer, and director. He grew up with a wide range of artists including Guns and Roses, Flatbush Zombies, the Temptations, Ronnie Radke, and the list is forever extending. Making music on an ibanez guitar recieved after being... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 1:20pm - 1:30pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:30pm PDT

The Market Street Singers
Presents Choral Music Classics Sing-along

Performers
TM

The Market Street Singers

You usually do not include our bio, but I would be happy to provide one if you need it. We have been doing this for almost ten years.


Sunday May 27, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:35pm PDT

kidLIO
Living for the Revolution

Performers
K

kidLIO

kidLIO is a 16 year old Junior with the action of becoming a professional musician in the near future. Having been writing poetry, novels and music since age 9, LIO has decided to use her passion in creating arts to be apart of the performing arts. Currently working on her Hip/Hop... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 1:35pm - 1:45pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:45pm PDT

Les Gens des Chutes (People of the Falls)
Exuberant Music from Québec.

Performers
LG

Les Gens des Chutes (People of the Falls)

Les Gens des Chutes, People of the Falls, grew out of a very popular French Canadian jam session held monthly in Olympia, Washington. Some members decided they wanted to share this wonderful music. We began performing in 2013 at Fort Nisqually in Tacoma, then at the annual Fiddle... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 1:45pm - 2:15pm PDT
Trad Stage 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

1:50pm PDT

Naomi Wachira
Afro-Folk Singer/Songwriter

Performers
NW

Naomi Wachira

Seattle singer-songwriter Naomi Wachira was born in Kenya and grew up singing gospel music in a choir of family and friends. Inspired by the music of Tracy Chapman and Miriam Makeba, Wachira saw the potential for song to make the world a better place and set out to create music that... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 1:50pm - 2:20pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Japanese Koto Club
Japanese Koto Performance

Performers
JK

Japanese Koto Club

Mirei started to take koto lessons when she was 5 years old in Japan. She took koto lessons for 7 years and started again after a long break in Seattle for 4 years. She plays traditional koto music, modern songs and church songs. She plays at local events, schools, nursing homes... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

The Mossbacks
Seattle's Old-Time Youngsters

Performers
TM

The Mossbacks

The Mossbacks are an old-time band who have been playing together for more than two years. Important influences on the band members are Phil and Vivian Williams and Stuart Williams. The Mossbacks were formed partly with help from Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons.


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

VOLYA
Ancient Belarusian Folk Songs

Performers
V

VOLYA

VOLYA ( means Freedom in Belarusian) is a Belarusian folk group based in Seattle, Washington (USA). It was created in 2009 with the mission of introducing the people of the Pacific Northwest to the beauty and richness of Belarusian folklore. The group’s repertoire consists of traditional... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Bagley Wright Theatre Sponsored by KUOW 155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

WHOZYAMAMA Cajun and Zydeco
Music of Southwest Louisiana

Performers
WC

WHOZYAMAMA Cajun and Zydeco

WHOZYAMAMA plays Cajun and Zydeco two-steps and waltzes in the traditional style of southern Louisiana. Vocals are in Cajun French. Claudette Boudreaux is from Dulac Louisiana and teaches Cajun vocals, accordion and dance. Tami and Claudette played Cajun music in “Les Femmes d’Enfer... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:05pm PDT

Cobb X Theo
South Seattle Hip Hop

Performers
CX

Cobb X Theo

King Cobb and Theomatic are two Filipino American Hip Hop artists from South Seattle, with a mission to educate the world. Cobb X Theo share a passion for the culture of hip hop and social justice, which they heavily influence and speak about in their music. Both artist have known... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:05pm - 2:15pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

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

2:30pm PDT

Strawberry Mountain
Joyful Seattle Psychedelia

Performers
SM

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

2:30pm PDT

The Jocelyn Pettit Band
Blazing New-Trad Celtic Fiddle

Performers
TJ

The Jocelyn Pettit Band

West Coast Canadian, award-nominated musician, Jocelyn Pettit, is a lively fiddler, stepdancer and singer.With grace and passion, Jocelyn delivers an engaging and uplifting performance of original and traditional repertoire, inspired by the Celtic and folk music of Canada, Ireland... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:45pm PDT

Juliana & PAVA
Ancient Russian Folk Songs

Performers
JA

Juliana & PAVA

Juliana & PAVA was founded in 2008 by a Russian folk singer and an ethnomusicologist Juliana Svetlitchnaia with the goal of preserving and promoting Russian folk songs gathered in expeditions to Russian villages where they existed for centuries and were passed down through generations... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:45pm - 3:15pm PDT
Bagley Wright Theatre Sponsored by KUOW 155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

2:45pm PDT

Koto Jazz
Koto Jazz Instrumental Piano

Performers
KJ

Koto Jazz

Koto jazz is variations of traditional Japanese koto music and melodies with an infusion of western rhythm and jazz. These include Sakura, Tori No Yo Ni, Aki No Koto No Ha, Haru No Umi, Rokudan, Midare, and a score of others. I take these musical pieces and play them on the piano... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:45pm - 3:15pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:45pm PDT

The Bow Weevils
Teen Old Time Band

Performers
TB

The Bow Weevils

We're a teen band from Olympia, Washington and we love to play old time music. Our band members include Anna (12), Ruby (14), Hatcher (15), Rizley (16), and Ellie (15). We play original as well as traditional fiddle tunes, as well as songs and ballads. We play for concerts, square... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:45pm - 3:15pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:45pm PDT

Kabuki Academy
Japanese Kabuki Dance Shamisen

Performers
KA

Kabuki Academy

Japanese Kabuki Dance ShamisenSee the website of Kabuki Academy for the biography of Mary Ohno


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:45pm - 3:30pm PDT
Exhibition Hall Sponsored by Seattle Globalist 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:45pm PDT

Seattle Miyagi Kai
JAPANESE KOTO ENSEMBLE GROUP

Performers
SM

Seattle Miyagi Kai

JAPANESE KOTO ENSEMBLE GROUP


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:45pm - 3:30pm PDT
Exhibition Hall Sponsored by Seattle Globalist 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

3:15pm 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

3:15pm PDT

The Seattle Castaways
Seattle's Loudest Ukulele Band

Performers
TS

The Seattle Castaways

The Castaways have been remixing rock classics for the uke and delighting Puget Sound audiences for five years now. A local favorite, we were voted "Best Party Band on the East Side," we've been on New Day Northwest, and featured on Evening Magazine. We've got two CDs (both available... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 3:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, 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

3:30pm PDT

Dunava
Balkan Women's Vocal Ensemble

Performers
D

Dunava

Dunava is a Seattle-based women's vocal ensemble specializing in the a cappella folk music of Eastern Europe. Founded in 2005, Dunava is made up of singers from diverse musical backgrounds who all share a passion for complex and beautiful harmonies. The choir's repertoire includes... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Bagley Wright Theatre Sponsored by KUOW 155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

3:30pm PDT

$4 Shoe
Satisfies the most fastidious

Performers
4S

$4 Shoe

Tom and Morgan formed $4 Shoe so they could tell all their friends that they're in a band. Turns out to be a good way to sing songs, play tunes, and spend weekends at folk festivals with other people who say they're in bands.


Sunday May 27, 2018 3:30pm - 4:05pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:30pm PDT

Elke Robitaille Band
Canadiana-Americana Indie Folk Revival

Performers
ER

Elke Robitaille Band

Growing up in an isolated, coastal town of British Columbia, Canada, Elke Robitaille spent her formative years playing guitar and writing songs inspired by the dreams she had of exploring the world beyond her small town. At 18, with guitar in hand, she boarded a southbound train headed... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 3:30pm - 4:05pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

JON BARTLETT and RIKA RUEBSAAT
BC & Other Traditional

Performers
JB

JON BARTLETT and RIKA RUEBSAAT

Active singers & scholars of traditional Canadian song since 1968. 4 CDs of same. 2 CDs west coast shanties, I CD-ROM of 16 30 min. radio shows of Canadian traditional music. Life Members of Vancouver Folk Song Society; Founders & organizers of Princeton Traditional Music Festival... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

Misundvrstood and Gypsy Temple
Come ride the wave.

Performers
MA

Misundvrstood and Gypsy Temple

The word “misunderstood” is often defined as a type of confusion, but make no mistake. When Misundvrstood gets on the mic there is no chance of misinterpretation especially when teaming up with the raw rock sound of Gypsy Temple. With the combination of Misundvrstood's lyrical... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

Pat Chessell
Celtic Canadian Folk Singer

Performers
PC

Pat Chessell

Pat Chessell has been performing professionally since the age of 16. Now in his early thirties, he has become one of the most sought after and in demand acts on the Vancouver music scene. He has opened for Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones, Delhi 2 Dublin, Jim Byrnes, The Town... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

4:20pm PDT

Joy Mills Band
Soulful Country and Roots

Performers
JM

Joy Mills Band

Since forming in 2011, this Seattle 5-piece brings together roots music, lyrical ballads and soulful country songs, all set against the backdrop of the Pacific Northwest. They've released four albums, have toured nationally and to Europe several times. "Seattle’s liveliest country-flavored... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:20pm - 4:55pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:20pm PDT

Kate & Charmaine
Old-timey Duets & Tunes

Performers
KA

Kate & Charmaine

Kate Lichtenstein (Barn Owls) & Charmaine Slaven (Tallboys & Squirrel Butter) have joined forces to create this dynamic duo, focusing on traditional songs and tunes from early America.


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:20pm - 5:00pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:30pm PDT

Samba OlyWa
Groovin' Community Samba Band!

Performers
SO

Samba OlyWa

It all started in 1995 as part of the Procession of the Species Celebration, The Olympia community's honoring of our natural world through the public making and sharing of art, music and dance. We cycle through the elements and have been making creative costumes representing water... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:30pm - 5:05pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:40pm PDT

Leonard Podolak
Trad

Performers
LP

Leonard Podolak

Leonard Podolak has been playing traditional music professionally for over 25 years. He founded the Duhks after being influenced by a generation of fabulous musicians he was exposed to at the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Along with touring and recording with A variety of groups from North... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:40pm - 5:10pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

4:45pm PDT

Clallam County
Original Traditional Folk Americana

Performers
CC

Clallam County

Clallam County has been playing our original, traditional and delusional folk/Americana music with a political edge since 1980. We are proud to be known as "Seattle's Slowest Rising Folk Group".


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:45pm PDT

Group Asi Somos
Venezuelan Folk Music Group

Performers
GA

Group Asi Somos

Asi-Somos, was established in Vancouver in April 2014. The diverse performers of Asi-Somos, have played/performed regularly, since1998 in Latin folk groups and choirs for West Coast audiences,wemainly performs songs and music, taken from the vast Venezuelan folktraditions that encompass... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

Kung Foo Grip
Hip Hop Thrill Ride.

Performers
KF

Kung Foo Grip

Hip Hop's fraternal twins, Eff Is H (left) & Greg Scott (right) are Seattle's answer to musical evolution. Classic yet relevant… foolish yet intellectual, artistically KFG is the best of both worlds. Just like the Northwest is know for it's microbreweries, these 2 craftsmen are... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 5:00pm - 5:45pm PDT
KEXP Gathering Space: Sponsored by KEXP 90.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

Crow Valley String Band
NW Grown Trad Music

Performers
CV

Crow Valley String Band

The Crow Valley String Band is a family of musicians (Tashi, Kaj, Rachel and Jim) from Orcas Island that perform a variety of original and traditional music that cut across several genres from Bluegrass to Quebecois. With a varying combination of fiddle, mandolin, guitar, upright... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:10pm PDT

Annie Ford Band
Music of Hidden Doorways

Performers
AF

Annie Ford Band

The Annie Ford Band is a timeless blend of tough and tender songwriting. Showcasing talented and nuanced players on pedal steel, bass, sax, piano, drums and violin they mix compelling story-telling with dark Appalachian roots and modern genres like rock n roll, jazz, and dark country... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 5:10pm - 5:45pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:20pm PDT

The Brazilian Nutz
Brazilian Feast for Ears!

Performers
TB

The Brazilian Nutz

​Born and organically raised in Brazil, Marcio has drank from many different wells of traditions and styles, from classical music to Indigenous and Afro-Brazilian chants passed through oral traditions. He has produced, toured, recorded and performed with Jazz combos, Rock and... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 5:20pm - 5:55pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:25pm PDT

Oliver Swain
Alt.Old.Time

Performers
OS

Oliver Swain

Award winning roots artist Oliver Swain has as been a celebrated musician for years, held in high regard in acoustic and folk music styles for both his astonishing instrumental and vocal abilities, though he seldom gives the genre a fully traditional treatment. Oliver Swain strays... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 5:25pm - 6:00pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

5:30pm PDT

Caixa
Samba, Bossa, Concert

Performers
C

Caixa

Caixa is a musical group based in Seattle. We strive to preserve the classic Afro-Brazilian samba heritage. Our live shows feature sambas and bossa novas, and occasionally boleros, tangos, Portuguese fados, as well as other European and middle-eastern styles of music.


Sunday May 27, 2018 5:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:30pm PDT

Crònan
Gaelic Ballads, Reels, Jigs

Performers
C

Crònan

We play/sing Scottish, Gaidhlig & Irish Music. Crònan has been playing and performing together for the past 14 years. Christine learned to love fiddle at her Grandfather's knee, played with Wicked Celts and performs with many local musicians. Christian is a multi-instrumentalist... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 5:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

Daniel Pak (formerly Kore Ionz)
Reggae, love, and aloha

Performers
DP

Daniel Pak (formerly Kore Ionz)

Love and aloha are the two magic ingredients singer-songwriter Daniel Pak stirs into his songs of freedom that stem from an upbringing on reggae riddims and uplifting island style melodies. Born and raised in Hawai`i, Pak has dedicated his life to embodying the warmth and soul of... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

Unstrung Geezers
Old Guys, Older Music

Performers
UG

Unstrung Geezers

Ramon began playing NWFL in 1993 in Fiddlers Showcase, Al began playing NWFL in 2000 with Ramon in Farr and Away. We have endeavored to play here every year since. Together we have played many other festivals, gigs and contests in Washington, Montana, Wyoming and Nevada. We enjoy... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:10pm PDT

SHOW BRAZIL!
Brazilian Music and Dance

Performers
SB

SHOW BRAZIL!

Show Brazil!Internationally recognized and respected Show Brazil!, well known throughout the Northwest from events such as Brasilfest, has delighted audiences in the U.S., Brazil, and Canada.Show Brazil!’s band leader and Music Director Eduardo Mendonça, a native of Salvador, Bahia... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 6:10pm - 6:45pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:15pm PDT

Llorona
Lullabies for Brave Children

Performers
L

Llorona

Llorona was born from Mexican ghost stories and village tales - some we heard growing up, some we begged from our mothers and grandmothers. Our sound began in the ranchera tradition, but has evolved into other traditional Mexican and Latin-American styles. The four members of Llorona... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 6:15pm - 6:45pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:15pm PDT

Wilde Thyme
Irish Music and Fun

Performers
WT

Wilde Thyme

Wilde Thyme has been together for a couple of years. We have performed at venues, festivals, retirement homes, etc on the Eastside.


Sunday May 27, 2018 6:15pm - 6:45pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:45pm PDT

Sarah Comer
Old Time Fiddle Tunes.

Performers
SC

Sarah Comer

We've spent nearly the last 20 years learning and playing fiddle tunes with every old fiddler we could find, and it seems to be paying off: we closer to being an old fiddler with every passing year. Sarah teaches old time music and dance across Pierce and King County, and directs... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 6:45pm - 7:15pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:45pm PDT

Playerz of Instrument
Mystical Reggae Vibrations

Performers
PO

Playerz of Instrument

Players Of Instrument is a dynamic reggae music collective led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Bryan Smith. Players of Instrument takes roots reggae, dub, dancehall, with a spicy shot of blues guitar to weave a rich tapestry of sound that has moved audiences whenever they play.Says... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 6:45pm - 7:20pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

Banda La Mejor
Mexican Regional Banda

Performers
BL

Banda La Mejor

Banda La Mejor came together with musicians who trained in Mexico but now live in the Northwest and have the same love of Norteno style music called Banda. Come with your dancing shoes on, because we're going to get your body up and moving to the high energy music!


Sunday May 27, 2018 7:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 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

7:00pm PDT

The Fiddle Footed Cummings
Scottish Song Through Generations

Performers
TF

The Fiddle Footed Cummings

Both of our daughters have been involved Scottish Gaelic music, language and dance since birth. They have been studying suzuki violin and Scottish fiddle for the past 7 years. During that time they have also been studying Scottish Highland Dancing and dancing competitively in the... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 7:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

INVICTVS
Seattle's 3-Piece Rock/Rap Band

Performers
I

INVICTVS

Growing up in a house full of instruments, Dallas (Drums) and Shaun (Guitar/Bass) were always around music. Together, the twins produce a tight knit alternative rock sound, influenced by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Coming from a poetry background, Jonah (vocals) shares his experiences... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 7:00pm - 7:35pm 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

7:35pm PDT

Unite-One
Seattle Hiphop Reggae Fusion

Performers
U

Unite-One

Unite-One is a 7-piece Seattle band seeking to inspire social change through the communication of conscious music. With the support of international roots label Culture Yard Records and a foundation in Funk, Reggae, Blues, and improvisational Jam dynamics, Unite-One has rocked performances... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 7:35pm - 8:10pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:45pm PDT

Castletown
Energetic Celtic and Americana

Performers
C

Castletown

Portland, OR based "Castletown" has a sound best described as "AmeriCeltic," blending the heart and soul of traditional Irish reels with modern folk, blues, jazz and country influences featuring fiery fiddler Katie Jane Lubiens on fiddle/vocals and Robert Richter on guitar/vocals... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 7:45pm - 8:15pm PDT
Trad Stage 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

7:45pm PDT

Banda Vagos
Spreading Love and Banda

Performers
BV

Banda Vagos

Spreading Love and Banda


Sunday May 27, 2018 7:45pm - 8:20pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:45pm PDT

Momma Nikki
Hip-Hop Soul R&B Spokenword

Performers
MN

Momma Nikki

She is a local artist who is no stranger to the arts. You name it, she does it or knows someone who does. She is the co-creator & Host of a local monthly poetry slam & artist showcase, RingSide. She is also a vocalist & MC in her band, Holy Pistola. Whether it's poetry or music, she... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 7:45pm - 8:20pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:20pm PDT

Fox and Bones
Folk Pop with Soul

Performers
FA

Fox and Bones

Fox and Bones is a folk collaboration between Portland songwriters Sarah Vitort and Scott Gilmore. The internationally touring duo combines lush harmonies and a complex, heartwarming lyrical landscape with soft-spoken yet rich musical accompaniment. They’ve been called "addictive... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 8:20pm - 9:00pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:25pm PDT

Global Heat
Soulful, Funky & High-Energy

Performers
GH

Global Heat

Formed 2005, Global Heat’s MCs/b-boys and soul singers/musicians call Seattle home. The band was featured at 2006 Shanghai (China) International Music Festival, and won 2011 Jammin’ Challenge. In 2012, they produced “Roots of Hip Hop in Ancient Cultures” for Next50, which... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 8:25pm - 9:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:30pm PDT

Baby Gramps
TBD

Performers
BG

Baby Gramps

Baby Gramps mixes the myth-making mystique of a traveling troubadour of the past with an incredible array of musical influences ranging from the blues, folk, country, jazz, ragtime, and sea shanties. He toured abroad as part of the Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 8:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:30pm PDT

The REDS
Groovy, Energetic, Trad Tunes

Performers
TR

The REDS

The REDS are a teen folk band from Olympia, WA, playing a variety of fiddle music genres from Scottish, Irish, Cape Breton, Scandinavian, Old Time and bluegrass. They are a set of two brothers (Dante and Eros Faulk - River and Sage Scheuerell). The REDS have appeared at the Bellingham... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 8:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:35pm PDT

Falon Sierra
Electric Soul Singer Songwriter

Performers
FS

Falon Sierra

Seattle, WA (alternative R&B, soul)Falon Sierra’s unique style is a combination of smooth vocals and powerful lyrics. Her work bends traditional genres in new and interesting ways, creating an alternative R&B sound blended with electric soul. With influences like Kelela and Amy... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 8:35pm - 9:10pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:35pm PDT

The Cumbieros
South American Cumbia

Performers
TC

The Cumbieros

The Cumbieros are a multi-national Cumbia band born in Seattle in 2011, made up of talented musicians coming from diverse backgrounds and countries, including Chile and the US. The Cumbieros fuse traditional and contemporary South American Cumbia with the modern sounds of ska and... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 8:35pm - 9:10pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

9:25pm PDT

Los Tremendos De Tijuana
Todo Al Cien, Saludos!

Performers
LT

Los Tremendos De Tijuana

Tocando Musica Norteña con Mucho Corazon!


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:25pm - 10:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

9:25pm PDT

Sphie
Electronic Soul

Performers
S

Sphie

Sphie is an American music artist, yogini and visionary. She intertwines an eclectic blend of soul, indie and pop mixed with operatic and electronic undertones. She has written, released and self-published five albums and has produced and directed several music videos. She also specializes... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:25pm - 10:00pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Monday, May 28
 

11:00am PDT

Eli Rosenblatt
Family Dance Party

Performers
ER

Eli Rosenblatt

Music for Humans of All AgesEli’s original songs feature his signature mix of global sounds including salsa, reggae, hip hop, American folk music and funk. His music highlights messages of love and acceptance of all people and the planet while creating interactive experiences that... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 11:25am PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Al and Cathy
Autoharp Guitar Vocal Duets

Performers
AA

Al and Cathy

Al is a guitar pro and sings the songs your grandpa sang to you. Cathy is 2005 international autoharp champion, and lives for harmony. They join together for sweet and lovely duets with maybe a little virtuosity here and there.


Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

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

11:00am PDT

Michael Trew Band
Psychedelic Folk Rock

Performers
MT

Michael Trew Band

Michael Trew is a songwriter, native to the Pacific Northwest. In early years, he spent time with teacher Chandana Dixit, exploring raaga and classical Indian music. He later formed art-rock group Autumn Electric, releasing five albums and touring nationally (2008-2015). During this... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Na Hilahila Boys
Traditional Hawaiian Music

Performers
NH

Na Hilahila Boys

Na Hilahila Boys have been playing Hawaiian music in Seattle for 14years. Patrick is from Hawaii and learned many of the songs from hismother and uncle. We love the beautiful Hawaiian language.


Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Seirm
Gaelic Songs & Tunes

Performers
S

Seirm

Seirm is a céilidh band of singers and musicians who create traditional and innovative Scottish Gaelicmusic together. The main musical program of Slighe nan Gaidheal, Washington's Gaelic language andcultural society, Seirm performs at various community events to promote interest... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Tre Paesani
Italian Latin Mandolin Cuatro

Performers
TP

Tre Paesani

Johnny Calcagno, Robert Hinrix, and Tony Mates play traditional tunes from Italy, Western Europe, and Latin America, These intricate and beautiful melodies from Sicily, Puerto Rico, and Mexico are played on mandolin and 10 stringed cuatro, and there is a story to go with each tune... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

11:35am PDT

Recess Monkey
Three Teachers who Rock!

Performers
RM

Recess Monkey

Recess Monkey are three Grammy-Nominated teachers who make high energy music for the whole family. Jack, Drew and Korum have made 13 albums for families and played over 1000 shows across North America. Kids, come to the dance floor now!


Monday May 28, 2018 11:35am - 12:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:40am PDT

Elsa and Jeff Hay
Banjo Songs with Birds

Performers
EA

Elsa and Jeff Hay

Elsa and Jeff met playing old-time music together more than 10 years ago and and here now to play music for you!


Monday May 28, 2018 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:40am PDT

The Tarantellas
Italian Mandolin/Guitar Duo

Performers
TT

The Tarantellas

We are applying for the Italian Showcase promoting Festa Italiana. We did it last year. Emcee John Venables knows all about us.


Monday May 28, 2018 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

11:45am PDT

Da Oddah Guyz
Auntie's Backyard, Hilo, 1950

Performers
DO

Da Oddah Guyz

We've been jamming together for the last 12 years. We have played at the Roeder House in Bellingham, the Seattle Slack Key Festival, the Lalama Heritage Festival and private parties in the Puget Sound area.


Monday May 28, 2018 11:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:45am PDT

Damp Town Revival
Original 60's folk

Performers
DT

Damp Town Revival

Damp Town Revival features the original compositions of Alan Ehrlich. Their songs cover a wide range of topics such as immigration, aging, cyber security, homelessness, dietary advice, finding your way, losing your way and finding the right one. Their style is eclectic incorporating... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 11:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:45am PDT

High Turnover
Lyrical and Musical Delight

Performers
HT

High Turnover

Rooted in tradition and the new. High Turnover combines evolving lyricism and a myriad of influences.


Monday May 28, 2018 11:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:45am PDT

Kilmany
Scottish/Celtic Dance Music

Performers
K

Kilmany

Kilmany started playing in 1988 at the Enumclaw Highland games years ago with just a handful of musicians. It has grown and often includes social, guest dancers. Please enjoy the show!


Monday May 28, 2018 11:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:00pm PDT

The University Presbyterian Gospel Choir
Come Let Us Worship!

Performers
TU

The University Presbyterian Gospel Choir

The award-winning Gospel Choir regularly participates in worship here at University Presbyterian Church, and has performed at venues such as Seattle's Folk Life Festival and SPU's GospelFest. Our purpose is to foster a positive worshiping community and reach out to the community... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 12:00pm - 12:20pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:00pm PDT

Just Us Singers
Presents Rise Up for Justice

Performers
JU

Just Us Singers

We are life-long musicians and singers, having such with the Seattle Peace Chorus, Labor Chorus, etc. We've sung from the Tacoma ICE detention center to Figgy Pudding at Westlake Park. We met singing in the Rainier Valley Unitarian Universalist Choir. Our day jobs include bus driving... Read More →


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

12:15pm PDT

The Not-Its!
Pop Punk for Families!

Performers
TN

The Not-Its!

For more than seven years now, The Not-Its! have rocked kids and families with their up-tempo albums and live concerts that give children their first "rock show" experience. With the release of their sixth studio album, Are You Listening?, this Seattle "Kindie Rock" quintet will have... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 12:15pm - 12:40pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:20pm PDT

John Gothard
British Isles Traditional songs

Performers
JG

John Gothard

Singer and instrumentalist who has been performing traditional music for many years. Born and raised in Liverpool, England, John’s style is a mixture of songs he first heard and learned there, together with other songs he acquired over the years John is well-known in singing circles... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:20pm PDT

TONY LA STELLA, Italian Singer & Guitarist
Sinatra, Opera, Italian Pop

Performers
TL

TONY LA STELLA, Italian Singer & Guitarist

"Superstar Talent…Magnificent Tenor Voice" (American Liberty News) Tony La Stella performs OPERA, SINATRA & ROCK” named TOP MALE VOCALIST IN THE USA (Hollywood Pillin Awards) with appearances in Night Clubs, Concerts, Television, Motion Pictures, Broadway Musicals & Opera throughout... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

12:30pm PDT

Higher Vision
Gospel Group / Ensemble

Performers
HV

Higher Vision

We are a gospel choir formed in 2015. We've sang all over Washington State. We enjoy sharing our talents and spreading the Good News to all who want to hear.


Monday May 28, 2018 12:30pm - 12:50pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:30pm PDT

Alex with Bandura
Bandura Transplanted to Northwest

Performers
AW

Alex with Bandura

Amateur musician: singing, guitar, and recently bandura have been part of most of my life. Grew up in Ukrainian émigré community in Buffalo, NY. Lived the American folk music revival in 1960's+. In Seattle since 1977. Bandura playing since 1988. Primarily self-taught with intermittent... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

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

12:30pm PDT

Brivele
Discontented Punky-Klezy Yiddishists

Performers
B

Brivele

Brivele — a little letter:Letters about love, and home—where it got lost, where it might be now. Letters foment revolution! Our songs are our letters, they've traveled through time and over borders, picking up dirt, aromas, fingerprints. They’ve been stolen, censored, and salvaged.We... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

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

12:55pm PDT

Johnny Bregar
Authentic Family Music!

Performers
JB

Johnny Bregar

Johnny Bregar is a seasoned family music performer.  He is known for engaging live concerts that delight kids and parents alike. His original songs and arrangements of familiar songs have a rootsy, jazzy, bluesy, poppy sound. He has recorded three CDs in his Ballard studio, two in... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 12:55pm - 1:20pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Pastor Pat Wright and the Total Experience Gospel Choir
Exciting Gospel Singing!

Performers
PP

Pastor Pat Wright and the Total Experience Gospel Choir

The Total Experience Gospel Choir bursts with love, joy and enthusiasm - humanity! It is hailed as one of the Pacific Northwest's finest soulful ensembles. Pastor Patrinell Staten Wright started the group as a gospel music class at Seattle's Franklin High School in 1973. Since then... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 1:00pm - 1:20pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Anika Pearl
Soulful, Rock and Pop

Performers
AP

Anika Pearl

Anika Pearl is a 15 year old musician and is also the name of the duo that she has with her Dad. She has played on stage since she was 9 years old with several different instruments as a soloist, as a member for the school orchestra and in different band configurations where she also... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Waterbound
Spirited Celtic Roots Mando/Autoharp

Performers
W

Waterbound

As Waterbound, Steve Akerman and Mimi Geibel perform a rich diversity of beautiful melodies, bringing a new twist to Celtic world roots music with their singular blend of autoharps and mandolins. From fiddle tunes, folk, Celtic, Metis, Candian and Swedish tunes, these songs grabbed... Read More →


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

1:00pm PDT

The Pazific
Latin Pop Surf Sounds

Performers
TP

The Pazific

The Pazific is a musical collective led by Seattle-based duo Alex and Jefferson Rose. Their debut release, The Fusión EP, is a wave of Seattle sound, blending the spirit of the West Coast with inspiration from around the world. With songs in English and Spanish, The Pazific’s Latin... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
KEXP Gathering Space: Sponsored by KEXP 90.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Seattle Bach Choir
Presents Sing Bach with Us!

Performers
SB

Seattle Bach Choir

The Seattle Bach Choir has been performing great classical music in Seattle for a few decades. It is an auditioned volunteer group. If you are interested in auditioning, please check in at our website, www.seattlebachchoir.org.


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

1:10pm PDT

Sandi Fernandez & The Beacon Hill-Billiies
Indie Folk Country Twist

Performers
SF

Sandi Fernandez & The Beacon Hill-Billiies

Sandi Fernandez is a singer songwriter currently based in Seattle. Her powerful raw voice and catchy melodies deliver toe tapping grooves to audiences. Influenced by 60s folk, 90s alternative, and modern indie music; her style is reminiscent of artists such as The Decemberists and... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 1:10pm - 1:40pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:15pm PDT

The Klez Katz
Klezmer Mit a Spritz!

Performers
TK

The Klez Katz

The Klez Katz are dedicated to the preservation and encouragement of the rich musical heritage of the Yiddish diaspora. Their repertoire encompasses freilach, bulgar, sher, terkishe, khosidl, theater music, folk songs and even the odd klezmer-influenced jazz tune, performed on tenor... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 1:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:30pm PDT

Imago Dei Gospel Choir
Vibrant, Soul-stirring Good Time

Performers
ID

Imago Dei Gospel Choir

This choir turns the whole park into a party! Come have a good time with the choir and its guests who bring a vibrant and soul-stirring sound and feeling to the festival. Sure to be an unforgettable good time!


Monday May 28, 2018 1:30pm - 1:50pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:35pm PDT

Brian Vogan and his Good Buddies
Great Music for Families!

Performers
BV

Brian Vogan and his Good Buddies

Brian Vogan and his Good Buddies play original tunes crafted by children's music educator and songwriter Brian Vogan. Their diverse themes and music styles will delight the entire family! From learning your ABCs, receiving lessons on how to fly, discovering facts about prehistoric... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 1:35pm - 2:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:40pm PDT

Jori Chisholm
Incredible Bagpipe Music

Performers
JC

Jori Chisholm

Jori Chisholm is a well-known Seattle-area bagpiper and bagpipe teacher and frequent performer at NW Folklife. Jori is one of the world's most active bagpipe teachers and he teaches pipers around the world through his educational website BagpipeLessons.com. He travels internationally... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 1:40pm - 2:10pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:45pm PDT

Olivia and Rene
Beautiful Melodies from Brazil!

Performers
OA

Olivia and Rene

Hailing from Portland, OR, Olivia and Rene have played festivals and house concerts across the Pacific NW. Olivia Duffy and Rene' Berblinger fell in love with Brazilian choro, a rich genre of intricate melodies and playful syncopation. Their expressive and joyful music is grounded... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 1:45pm - 2:15pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

1:50pm PDT

Higher Vision
Gospel Group / Ensemble

Performers
HV

Higher Vision

We are a gospel choir formed in 2015. We've sang all over Washington State. We enjoy sharing our talents and spreading the Good News to all who want to hear.


Monday May 28, 2018 1:50pm - 2:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:50pm PDT

Imago Dei Gospel Choir
Vibrant, Soul-stirring Good Time

Performers
ID

Imago Dei Gospel Choir

This choir turns the whole park into a party! Come have a good time with the choir and its guests who bring a vibrant and soul-stirring sound and feeling to the festival. Sure to be an unforgettable good time!


Monday May 28, 2018 1:50pm - 2:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:50pm PDT

Pastor Pat Wright and the Total Experience Gospel Choir
Exciting Gospel Singing!

Performers
PP

Pastor Pat Wright and the Total Experience Gospel Choir

The Total Experience Gospel Choir bursts with love, joy and enthusiasm - humanity! It is hailed as one of the Pacific Northwest's finest soulful ensembles. Pastor Patrinell Staten Wright started the group as a gospel music class at Seattle's Franklin High School in 1973. Since then... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 1:50pm - 2:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:50pm PDT

The University Presbyterian Gospel Choir
Come Let Us Worship!

Performers
TU

The University Presbyterian Gospel Choir

The award-winning Gospel Choir regularly participates in worship here at University Presbyterian Church, and has performed at venues such as Seattle's Folk Life Festival and SPU's GospelFest. Our purpose is to foster a positive worshiping community and reach out to the community... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 1:50pm - 2:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 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

2:00pm PDT

High Class Brass
Lively Brass Music

Performers
HC

High Class Brass

High Class Brass is a premier Brass Quintet in Seattle, WA. Members of the group have played together for over 10 years, performing a diverse repertoire of brass music including classical quintet compositions, jazz, pop, and marches. We play for our love of music and enjoyment of... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 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

2:15pm PDT

En Canto
Brazilian Social Dance Band

Performers
EC

En Canto

A Seattle-based multi-ethnic, female-led six-piece formed in 2011, En Canto’s world pop music—a combination of forró, samba, and choro-inspired originals and reimagined covers of classic Brazilian hits. Playing primarily in North American venues, En Canto currently channels its... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 2:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:15pm PDT

The Salamanders
All-ages Rock and Roll!

Performers
TS

The Salamanders

The Salamanders are an all-original rock and roll group from Missoula, Montana. We formed six years ago and have been performing for crowds of all sizes in Western Montana. We recently released our second album, Bubbles, which won a Parents' Choice Gold Award and has been well received... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 2:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:20pm PDT

The Drunken Maidens
Traditional Songs, Rich Harmonies

Performers
TD

The Drunken Maidens

The Drunken Maidens, an all-female acoustic band, specialize in tight vocal harmonies which are inspired by performers such as Sweet Honey in the Rock, Mediaeval Baebes, Great Big Sea & the Wailin’ Jennys. In addition to their voices, the band incorporates guitar, melodeon, fiddle... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 2:20pm - 2:50pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:30pm PDT

Earl Tom Parker
Country Blues with Soul

Performers
ET

Earl Tom Parker

Earl Tom Parker is a country blues and folk band with deep grooves and soulful melodies. After decades of playing in Seattle bands, Earl Tom Parker celebrates the songwriting chops of Tom Parker and his 2016 EP, Tommy Town. Supported by electric guitar and keys, Earl Tom Parker sings... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:45pm PDT

Starr McMullen & Friends
New Traditional American Fiddling

Performers
SM

Starr McMullen & Friends

Starr McMullen is a well known Northwest and National Fiddle Champion who in 2017 won 9 championship titles in seven states (Texas, California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Idaho and Colorado). Her fiddle music includes reels, polkas and hornpipes that have been played in the U.S... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 2:45pm - 3:15pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:50pm PDT

Maggie Bennett
Folklorist Ballad Singer

Performers
MB

Maggie Bennett

Folklorist Ballad Singer


Monday May 28, 2018 2:50pm - 3:25pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:55pm PDT

Sheri Roberts Greimes
Original Rocking Country Blues

Performers
SR

Sheri Roberts Greimes

Soulful singer and powerhouse vocalist, Sheri Roberts Greimes is a favorite in the Pacific Northwest.Having overcome a serious health issue in 2012, Sheri has come back to the stage. Sheri takes everyday as a chance to share her songs with music lovers everywhere! Sheri released her... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 2:55pm - 3:25pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Pachanga Alert!
Conscious Latin American grooves

Performers
PA

Pachanga Alert!

"Pachanga means party - and while not all of the music we do is party music - coming together in convivencia and consciousness is indeed a cause for celebration!" Pachanga Alert! performs a lively blend of music from México, Cuba, Venezuela, Argentina & Colombia. Drawing on cumbia... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

SeaStar
Award Winning Celtic Folk

Performers
S

SeaStar

Since 2007, SeaStar's music has been described as both "timeless" and "authentic". From dusty Americana postcards, to Celtic anthems with hints of bluegrass and old-time, to passionate ballads, and award winning story songs, Fae Wiedenhoeft and her band takes their audiences on a... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Thornton Creek Elementary School
Traditional Songs for Ukulele

Performers
TC

Thornton Creek Elementary School

Performers are 2nd and 3rd grade ukulele students from Thornton Creek Elementary Schoo. We have a ukulele tradition in the school which goes back some 10 years, and which includes a variety of music genres that can be played and performed by these students.


Monday May 28, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Exhibition Hall Sponsored by Seattle Globalist 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

3:30pm PDT

ROSCOE'S GONE
Southern String Band

Performers
RG

ROSCOE'S GONE

Roscoe's Gone members have played southern string music for more than 30 years, and have lived and performed in the South in local bands and fiddlers conventions, and like to make up southern fiddle tunes from time to time.


Monday May 28, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:35pm PDT

Nick Vigarino
Lightinin' Slide Delta Funk

Performers
NV

Nick Vigarino

“That slide is naaasty!!” - Bo Diddley“You shouldn’t miss this experience. It’s cut and dried…this guy kicks ass.” - Musician Magazine (NY, NY) “Vigarino radiates an unpredictable fervor with slashing slide guitar, powerful vocals, funky licks, modern lyrics, and his... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 3:35pm - 4:05pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:40pm PDT

McPage & Powell
6 Piece Acoustic Joy!

Performers
MA

McPage & Powell

Mary McPage and Jevon Powell have been making music together for 15 years. Through love, loss & everything that life has thrown at them their musical partnership has endured. McPage and Powell is an acoustic music experience. Purely acoustic music. No place to hide... No electric... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 3:40pm - 4:10pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:45pm PDT

Simba Youth Marimba Ensemble
Youth Marimba Group Rocks!!

Performers
SY

Simba Youth Marimba Ensemble

Simba has been together as a group for about 10 years. The common thread of the group is most of the members are alumni of the Spruce Street School with a continued passion for the marimba. Simba has been performing at multiple events throughout the Northwest including festivals... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 3:45pm - 4:15pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:45pm PDT

SUPA: Seattle Ukulele Players Association
Ukulele Hits the Road!

Performers
SS

SUPA: Seattle Ukulele Players Association

Seattle Ukulele Players Association (or SUPA) is a non-profit organization that has been in existence since 2003. We are a group of enthusiastic players from all backgrounds with a wide range of playing skills. We meet monthly to play in a song-circle, which is often preceded by a... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 3:45pm - 4:15pm PDT
Exhibition Hall Sponsored by Seattle Globalist 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:45pm PDT

The Moving Hats
Beer Should be Served!

Performers
TM

The Moving Hats

The Moving Hats formed for a St Patty's Day gig that turned out to be much more fun than expected. We all bring a different set of skills, and we're excited about the energy and tradition we create when we work together!


Monday May 28, 2018 3:45pm - 4:15pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

Madcap Pusher
Alt- Rock/Post Grunge

Performers
MP

Madcap Pusher

Originating in the Georgetown area of Seattle Washington, Madcap Pusher, a quartet made up of founding member and lead guitar player Christopher Rogers, vocalist and guitarist Carlton Harris, bass player Micah Schlede and drummer Dylan Purchase formed for a one-off gig. Recognizing... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery Sponsored by CityArts 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:15pm PDT

Malke and the Boychiks
Old-fashioned Klezmer with Verve

Performers
MA

Malke and the Boychiks

Malke and the Boychiks is composed of four experienced klezmer musicians with an exquisite taste for the best material from the heyday of the genre in the 1920s and 30s. Trumpeter Peter Lippman founded the first klezmer band in Seattle, back in 1980: the Mazel Tov Klezmer Band in... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 4:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

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

4:25pm PDT

Cosmo's Dream
Pacific Northwest Americana

Performers
CD

Cosmo's Dream

Americana trio Cosmo’s Dream sings original tales of foggy-mountain megamalls, trailer-park guns and guitars, big black cats, Iditarod sled dogs, rising rivers, grandmas online, dark days ahead, beautiful beer, and Superman’s dilemma. This Tacoma-based trio, which features Gen... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 4:25pm - 4:55pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:30pm PDT

Anzanga Marimba Ensemble
Powerful African Marimba Sounds

Performers
AM

Anzanga Marimba Ensemble

Anzanga celebrates 30 years as a performing group with multiple appearance at the Folklife Festival. In fact, the groups' first large public appearance was 30 years ago on the Mural Stage. Since then Anzanga has toured internationally and has produced 5 recordings. The music is very... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:30pm PDT

Brad Bordessa
Hawai'i Roots, Singer-songwriter Tendencies.

Performers
BB

Brad Bordessa

With an eclectic blend of Hawaiian music and pensive originals, Hawai‘i Island recording artist Brad Bordessa sings of living a heartfelt life in the midst of modern chaos. Weaving stories with his audacious ‘ukulele sound, Brad’s authentic style is at home in both ballads and... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Exhibition Hall Sponsored by Seattle Globalist 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:30pm PDT

El Fin del Mundo
Greek, Balkan, Original Tunes

Performers
EF

El Fin del Mundo

El Fin del Mundo is Hank Bradley, Cathie Whitesides and WB Reid. They play music that’s out-of-this- world fun to play: Greek, Serbian, the El Fin del Mundo Rag, Hank’s songs from his latest CD. Each with decades of musical experience performing at Georgia's Greek Restaurant and... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

4:45pm PDT

DATENITE
Moody Synth, Lush Harmonies

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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

5:00pm PDT

Amy Denio and Friends
World soul!

Performers
AD

Amy Denio and Friends

Seattle's Avant Goddess Amy Denio is a composer, improviser, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist with a 4 octage range who has produced more than 50 recordings with groups worldwide. Strongly influenced by 'world soul', (Balkan/Latin/Americana) her performances are spellbinding. She was... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 5:00pm - 5:45pm PDT
KEXP Gathering Space: Sponsored by KEXP 90.3FM 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

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

5:45pm PDT

Ecco Chamber Ensemble
Socially Conscious Chamber Music

Performers
EC

Ecco Chamber Ensemble

The Ecco Chamber Ensemble, a trio composed of soprano Stacey Mastrian, flutist and composer Sarah Bassingthwaighte, and guitarist and composer Mark Hilliard Wilson, works to build concerts around the intersection of art and social change. Their focus is on programming classical music... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 5:45pm - 6:15pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:45pm PDT

VamoLá! Brazilian Drum & Dance Ensemble
Hot Brazilian Drum & Dance

Performers
VB

VamoLá! Brazilian Drum & Dance Ensemble

VamoLá is a Drum and Dance Ensemble from Seattle. They combine live Brazilian music with energetic dancers in stunning Brazilian costumes. They perform many types of Brazilian music and dance from around the country of Brazil. They'll even be teaching how to dance Samba Reggae (pronounced... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 5:45pm - 6:20pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:45pm PDT

Zakuska
Tasty Balkan Treats

Performers
Z

Zakuska

Zakuska plays for Folkdancing groups in the Puget Sound area. We play and sing a wide variety of traditional dance tunes primarily from Balkan countries including: Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia, Albania, Greece and Turkey. One of our passions is to keep Balkan folk dance music alive... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 5:45pm - 6:20pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

MISTA CHATMAN
Urban Ragga Dub MC

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MC

MISTA CHATMAN

rom the mountainsides of eastern WA to the sandy beaches of Jamaica (and many places in between), Reggae music ambassador MISTA CHATMAN remains livicated to entertaining the masses with his booming, ragga styled mic chatting.


Monday May 28, 2018 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, 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

6:20pm PDT

Lauren.Napier
Poetic Punk Folk

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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

6:30pm PDT

Mahonyera Mbira Ensemble
Mbira Music of Zimbabwe

Performers
MM

Mahonyera Mbira Ensemble

Mahonyera Mbira EnsembleThe Seattle-based ensemble Mahonyera performs traditional mbira music of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. Three to four mbira players perform complex interlocking patterns on the 22-24 key mbira dza vadzimu and are accompanied by hosho (gourd shakers) and vocals... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 6:30pm - 7:00pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:35pm PDT

Filthy Femcorps
All Woman Street Band

Performers
FF

Filthy Femcorps

From Seattle, founded, managed and staffed by women, we are a hot bag full of fierce badass women who aren’t afraid to be weird, genuine, raw, sweaty, confident, honest, loving and real. We are a feminist organization by definition, in that we are an organized activity in support... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 6:35pm - 7:10pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:45pm PDT

Irie Lights
We Feeling Irie

Performers
IL

Irie Lights

When Jamaica meets Seattle, you get the Irie Lights. Nkrumah Miller the lead vocalist and sonof legendary Jamaican dancehall artist Johnny Ringo, came to Seattle in his teens. He had hisfirst shows in Jamaica and continued to follow his roots in the US playing clubs and venues inthe... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 6:45pm - 7:15pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:55pm PDT

Brittany Jean
Washington's Own...Brittany Jean

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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

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

7:25pm PDT

"Pakava IT"
Pakava It' came into being literally in the streets of Moscow. The innumerable boulevards and parks of the enormous metropolis were the first stage of the orchestra. Mad rhythm and mad dissonances of the Russian capital where the socialist past and the bourgeois future the ignorance of the new riche and lively modern culture desperate chase for luck and unbelievable human warmth exist next to each other shape the music of Pakava. Pakava It ' unites 5 to 20 musicians with most different musical backgrounds. Everything is represented: from jazz and classical period over Ska up to the

Monday May 28, 2018 7:25pm - 8:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:25pm PDT