YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS

Learn more about Folklife's year-round activities, including our "Roots & Branches" CD series, our year-long cultural focus, and other events.

FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL

For over 40 years Northwest Folklife has produced the annual Northwest Folklife Festival, a celebration of musical and artistic traditions at Seattle Center that is now the nation's largest free community arts festival.

NORTHWEST STORIES

Watch the latest in our ongoing series of profiles of the communities that participate in Northwest Folklife. Past Northwest Stories include the Total Experience Gospel Choir, the All-Age Music & Arts scene, and the Subversive Square Dance Society.
Posted on Jan - 13 - 2014

We’re counting down the days until our Winter Fireside Party; a benefit for Northwest Folklife on January 25, 2014 at the Vera Project on Seattle Center grounds. We’ll be featuring some of your favorite Northwest performers on three stages! Doors [...]

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Posted on Sep - 14 - 2013

Northwest Folklife invites musicians, dancers, community groups, artists, storytellers, and instructors to participate in the 43rd annual Northwest Folklife Festival, which will take place May 23-26, 2014, at Seattle Center. If you or your group is based in the Northwest [...]

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Posted on Feb - 4 - 2014

Northwest Folklife is excited to be back at Bellevue Crossroads for the second Cultural Dance Series! The series begins in February and runs through July every third Saturday of the month. Join us to learn some dance steps, enjoy some [...]

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Posted on Jan - 23 - 2014

We’re counting down the days to our first annual Winter Fireside Party this Saturday, January 25th at the Vera Project. We’ll have a limited number of tickets available at the door so if you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, order [...]

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Posted on Dec - 3 - 2013

Join us for our very first annual Winter Fireside Party; a benefit for Northwest Folklife on January 25, 2014 at the VERA Project on Seattle Center grounds! Enjoy a full day and evening of string bands, indie-roots, blues and gospel [...]

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Posted on Nov - 22 - 2013

Do you love music, arts, and culture? Are you interested in learning what it takes to program the largest free community arts festival in the nation?   Folklife is now seeking a Programming Intern for the 2014 Folklife Festival (May [...]

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Posted on Nov - 1 - 2013

Roots & Branches, a series of recordings from Northwest Folklife, presents live performances mined from four decades of Festival performances. The 2013 Roots & Branches disc features some of the dynamic musical traditions that make Folklife the premier community arts [...]

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Posted on Sep - 14 - 2013

If you have interest in supporting Northwest Folklife this Fall, consider hosting or participating in a Night for Folklife! Last year, Nights for Folklife raised nearly $12,000 to support the Festival you love.

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Posted on Jun - 1 - 2013

Mark your calendars for the 3rd Saturday of every month (through October), when we’ll be partnering with the Crossroads Mall in Bellevue to put on dances for all ages and abilities! Read more here and RSVP at our Facebook event [...]

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Posted on Feb - 7 - 2013

We are excited to have as part of our newly refreshed website a Community Calendar. Members of the public are encouraged to post their public events to share with the Folklife community. Performances, workshops, dances, storytelling hours and other arts [...]

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Posted on Dec - 15 - 2012

Folklife is all about traditions: creating new ones and appreciating the older ones. That’s why I’m so pleased to be a part of the Roots & Branches CD series. It continues a long tradition of sharing music with the public, [...]

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