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 your tickets now: Still planning your day? Click here to view the schedule for the day! You can also purchase [...]

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 open at 1:30PM, programming starts at 2PM…and will continue until 11:00PM. Let the excitement begin… Main Stage –  Featuring Square [...]

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 [...]

Northwest Folklife is thrilled to announce we’ve been invited to program a full day of free music and dance at Kirkland Summerfest! The lineup features groups from your favorite Folklife communities, including Cajun/Zydeco, Indian, Hip Hop, Latino, Old Time, and Balkan, on stage on Sunday, August 11. Folklife Stage Schedule: 11:00 – 11:50 AM: Cultural Focus Representation: Indian Dance Performance with surprise [...]

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 [...]

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! [...]

You are invited to the greatest show of talent in the Northwest! Be part of the 42nd Northwest Folklife Festival this May 24-27 in Seattle Center. Enjoy and participate in your traditions! And experience other cultures by listening to their music, trying out their dances, and hearing their stories. And it’s all FREE. The 42nd Festival features a special focus [...]

Plan Your 2013 Festival Now! The 2013 Northwest Folklife Festival schedule is now live on our website! Browse the offerings that take place over four days across more than 24 venues and stages. Design your ideal personal schedule using our handy tools, then share your calendar to Facebook or Twitter, or email to a friend. View the Schedule Now Read [...]

In honor of May Day, the globally recognized International Workers’ Day, today we are highlighting the 2013 Northwest Folklife Festival’s Cultural Focus, or theme. This year, Northwest Folklife is celebrating work. Washington Works is a multimedia program that features panel discussions, special presentations, demonstrations, film screenings, storytelling, sing-a-longs and more, all on the topic of working. The program is part [...]

Giddy Up!: Folklife Pre-Festival Party Join us for a boot-stompin’ good time for all you urban cowboys! These country-tinged bands are sure to get you swinging and excited for the Northwest Folklife Festival (May 24-27).  Be the first to have a peek at the Festival schedule! With music by: Country Lips Ole Tinder The Sumner Brothers Friday, April 26th at the Tractor [...]

Folklife is excited to be a partner in presenting these events with STG! Join us to celebrate the music and dance of Ireland this March at the Neptune Theatre. Performances, master classes, a ceili, and more. Seattle Theatre Group (STG) is presenting one of Ireland’s most renowned Irish music super-groups, Dervish at the Neptune Theatre (Mar 16), with opening performance [...]

On January 31st, Team Up for Nonprofits presents “Bands on the Big Screen” a benefit screening for Northwest Folklife dedicated to showcasing the talents of five local filmmakers working with local music.