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 music, as well as the opportunity to hear from artists in a cozy and intimate setting. Guests are invited to [...]

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 23-26, 2014)! The Programming Internship is central to the programming Northwest Folklife has to offer. This Intern plays a key [...]

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 festival in the nation including: Badger Pocket, Renegade Stringband, Shelby Earl, Juliana and PAVA, Soul Senate, Les Pamplemousses, J. Wong, [...]

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So Many Ways to Take in Croatian Culture at Seattle Center Festál:  CroatiaFest Seattle Center Festál presents CroatiaFest, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Sunday, Oct. 6, in Seattle Center Armory. Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Croatia through live performances, foods, hands-on activities, and a lively marketplace. Acclaimed dance ensembles and musicians, intricate costumes, art exhibits, [...]

This just in from our pals at WinterGrass!!! Hot off the press!!!  See the attached flyer for a list of some of the headline bands at Wintergrass 2014 February 27 – March 2, 2014) !  More to come!  Please share with everyone you know! How’s  this for an AMAZING lineup for 2014:   Dailey & Vincent, Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott, Vӓsen [...]

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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 region, including Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Western Montana, this is a great opportunity to share your music [...]

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.

Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival Features A Feast for the Senses  Seattle Center Festál presents Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, in Seattle Center Armory, Mural Amphitheatre and Fisher Roof. The festival provides a feast for the senses as visitors journey through the sights, sounds and tastes of Hawaii. The Live Aloha Hawaiian [...]

Tibet Fest Features Acclaimed Artists, Tibetan Foods and Hands-on Explorations Seattle Center Festál presents Tibet Fest, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Aug. 24 and 25, in Seattle Center Armory. Tibet’s ancient and modern history is woven into the two-day festival, which seeks to preserve this centuries-old culture. Live performances, visual arts and crafts, hands-on activities, traditional foods, games, and a lively [...]

High Spirits and Lively Movement Energize Seattle Center Festál BrasilFest Watch a demonstration of the elegant and powerful capoeira martial arts, see glittering costumes and eat authentic food while learning about a remarkable and varied culture at Seattle Center Festál:  BrasilFest, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, in Seattle Center Armory, Mural Amphitheatre and Fisher Pavilion rooftop. BrasilFest [...]

Seattle Center Festál Indigenous Cultures Day Highlights Native Cultures from Across the Globe   Update! Download the festival program now! Did you know? Urban Indian was the Cultural Focus at the 2008 Northwest Folklife Festival.  Tracy Rector of Longhouse Media and Native Lens developed the relationship with Seattle Center to create the first Indigenous Cultures Day.  Tracy was a member [...]

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Plan Ahead, Stick Around and Enjoy Saturday’s Festivities Saturday, July 27 presents a myriad of arts, sports, entertainment and family activities at Seattle Center. The events will generate street, garage and grounds congestion as well as lane and street closures. Please encourage Seattle Center visitors to plan ahead, map out available arrival and departure routes and expect heavier than usual [...]

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