Seattle Center Festál Iranian Festival Presents Celebrated Guest Artists from Los Angeles to Vancouver, BC Seattle Center Festál presents Iranian Festival, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Saturday, June 29, in Seattle Center Armory. Explore and experience the cultural roots and  significant influences of Iran throughout the history of civilization through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, and a marketplace. [...]

For the past 12 years, nestled away in a “land of enchantment” known as Horning’s Hideout, thousands of fans have flocked to the largest String Festival in the NW – Northwest String Summit. (For more info, visit: Join the fun at NECTAR LOUNGE on Saturday, July 6th for the NORTHWEST STRING SUMMIT SEATTLE LAUNCH PARTY and premiere screening of NWSS [...]

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OUTSTANDING LINE-UP planned for KEXP & Seattle Center Concerts at the Mural KEXP & Seattle Center Concerts at the Mural returns in August with four nights of live concerts featuring some of the region’s best indie music, along with some noted national artists, free-of-charge, starting at 5:30 p.m., Fridays, Aug. 2 – 23, at Mural Amphitheatre at Seattle Center. Now in [...]

Look what’s coming up at our pals’ Dusty Strings this season! Contact 206-634-1662 for more information or go to    Dusty Strings Neighborhood SING! Every Wednesday from 12 noon – 1pm Red Room Led by Kate Power & Steve Einhorn No instrument or experience needed. Come as you are. This is a safe setting for song lovers, shy and [...]

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Check out all these bluegrass / folk / acoustic shows coming up at Nectar Lounge (412 N 36th St Seattle, WA). INCLUDING their FIRST EVER OPEN ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION!!   6/12 PATIO PICKIN’ TIME - a summertime acoustic jam. Bring acoustic instruments. Happy Hour 7-9. Jam out on the patio. Or just share in the groove. NO COVER   6/13 Arthur Lee [...]

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Join us on Tuesday, August 6 at 7:10pm Mariners vs. Blue Jays Join the Seattle Mariners for the first Northwest Folklife Night at Safeco Field! Special discounted group seating has been reserved and is available for you to purchase online. This will be a great night with friends both new and old–and hopefully a new tradition for Folklife! To order 20 or more [...]

Seattle Center Festál: Festival Sundiata Presents Black Arts Fest Seattle Center Festál:  Festival Sundiata Presents Black Arts Fest brings inspirational music, compelling art, spicy foods and other temptations to Seattle Center Armory, Mural Amphitheatre and Fisher Pavilion, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m., June 15, and 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., June 16. Festival Sundiata explores the cultural roots and contemporary [...]

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The 2013 Festival just ended, but we can’t blame you for asking: When can groups submit applications for 2014 Folklife? The 2014 application to perform will go live on September 15 at our website. I’d suggest subscribing to our eNews or “liking” us on Facebook to be sure you get the announcement! Thanks to everyone who is interested in participating!

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 page. Once a month Folklife comes to the Crossroads Mall in Bellevue to host an open evening of music, dance, and merriment! [...]