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You’re Invited to Folklife’s Winter Fireside Party!

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Bring your instruments! We’ll be jamming around the fireplace.

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 join us for a square dance featuring The Onlies and caller Gabe Strand; performances in the main venue featuring The Sojourners, Jason Dodson & Kevin Barrans of The Maldives, Ravenna Woods, and The Shivas.

The Northwest Fiddle Showcase highlights a varied line-up of some of the best fiddlers in the Northwest such as Phil & Vivian Williams, Ben Hunter (of Renegade Stringband), Karen England & Jim Newberry, The Onlies, and Paul Anastasio.

Special acoustic performances in the Vera Gallery include Baby Gramps, Vikesh Kapoor, Juliana & PAVA, Les Pamplemousses, and Orville Johnson.

And don’t miss our Fireside Tent: a cozy, outdoor heated and fire lit space for jams and conversation with musicians.nwf_winterfiresideparty14_poster_v1125

Come support Northwest Folklife and keep warm on a Seattle winter’s day!

Food and drink available in the venue. Doors at 1:30PM. Music and jammin’ until 11:00PM. Tickets $25

You can also purchase a Northwest Fiddle Tour Ticket. This ticket price includes admission to Seattle Folklore Society’s Fiddle Showcase AND Folklife’s Winter Fireside Party!

Get your tickets before they’re gone!

More than 10 fun things to do at CroatiaFest’s 10 year anniversary!

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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, tourist information and displays showcase Croatia’s rich past and dynamic present.

CroatiaFest 2013, its 10th anniversary year, celebrates All Things Croatian!  Festival-goers will find an author’s corner, Croatian costume photo booth, and photo cutout opportunities. They may trace their genealogy and learn about the varied history of Croatians across the state of Washington, in communities such as Grays Harbor, Interbay, Spokane, Everett and the Roslyn/Cle Elum area.

The Jerry Grcevich Tamburitza Orchestra travels from Pittsburgh, Penn. to perform at CroatiaFest. Grcevich, recognized as the premiere tamburitza prim player in the world, has gained fame both in the United States and in Europe through his recordings and performances over nearly 40 years. Acclaimed Pacific Northwest groups Radost Folk Ensemble, Ruže Dalmatinke Orchestra and Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble will also perform.

Expert chefs offer cooking demonstrations of some of the country’s most beloved dishes throughout the day in the west bay of Seattle Center Armory. Three inside and four outside food booths will feature authentic Croatian entrees for purchase.

Seattle Center Festál, a series of 22 celebrations presented by community organizations with support from Seattle Center, considers themes of importance to ethnic cultures in our region, revealing their common forms of tradition and expression, while highlighting their unique contributions to the Pacific Northwest and the world.

CroatiaFest is produced in partnership with CroatiaFest Committee. For more information on CroatiaFest, including a full schedule of events, visit croatiafest.org. Click on www.seattlecenter.com or call 206 684-7200 to learn more about Seattle Center Festál and other outstanding public programming offered at Seattle Center.

 

About Seattle Center Festál

Seattle Center Festál 2013 presents a series of 22 world festivals on weekends throughout the year highlighting the distinct cultures and common threads of ethnic communities in our region through traditional and contemporary art, music, foods, youth activities, workshops and more. This collection of cultural events is produced with the generous support of Coca-Cola, The Boeing Company, T-Mobile, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wells Fargo, Real Networks, and KUOW 94.9 Public Radio. Additional support is provided by 4Culture, Washington State Arts Commission, Seattle Center Foundation and the City of Seattle.

WinterGrass is coming!

This just in from our pals at WinterGrass!!!

wintergrasspic2Hot 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 (these guys are awesome!!!), Mike Marshall & Chris Thile (can’t think of any better mandolin virtuosos; and they’re performing together…wow!!!), Kathy Kallick, The Kruger Brothers (Jens was the 2013 recipient of Steve Martin’s annual $50K award to a Banjo Player who exhibits excellence in the banjo…..SWEET, and very well-deserved!) , Rushad Eggleston (I love him!), The Duhks, Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore, Matuto (one of my favorite bands last year), The Duhks, The Cleverlys (hope you saw them last year … I’m still laughing!) and more to come.

The special fee-based workshops on Feb. 27 (WG calls them Intensives) include Tim & Mollie O’Brien, Darrell Scott and Vӓsen. More instructors to be announced!

Reminder for WG volunteers:  Be sure to sign up again online www.wintergrass.org and contact whoever you’ve worked with before (e.g. Dan Mortensen) if you’re volunteering.

Needing to purchase WG tickets?  You can purchase your tickets online (get them while the discount still applies). The weekend pass for youth is very reasonable, so be sure to get passes for your kids and grandkids!

Also, the Sallal Grange in North Bend is having its annual fundraising auction on Saturday October 12.  Hope you can make it to the auction …  it’s tons of fun!!!  Live 60’s/70’s music (attire of the period encouraged!), delicious food, silent and live auctions (auctioneer is radio broadcast personality Bob Rivers), etc. Proceeds help the Grange to continue its dairy drive for the Food Bank, work on Project Linus (blankets for children in distress), scholarships, supporting local food sources, and wholesome community events (monthly contra dance, monthly open mic, monthly community game night and various live concerts).  For more info:  www.sallalgrange.org    Among the great auction items will be two full weekend passes to Wintergrass!

Saturday Dec. 7 at 7:30 pm the Sallal Grange is presenting a concert by Rob Ickes and Jim Hurst. Both are award winning instrumentalists and are nominated this year for IBMA’s awards in their respective categories. They did a fabulous concert at the Grange last year!

Jam Hawaiian Style at the Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival

Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival Features A Feast for the Senses 

livealohaSeattle 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 Cultural Festival celebrates what it means to “live aloha.” Hawaiian music, hula, ono food, Hawaiian crafts, hula, music and flower making workshops honor this special culture. 2013 highlights include:

  • Two stages of live Hawaiian music and hula featuring award winning headlining Hawaiian duo Kupaoa from the island of Oahu!
  • Kanikapila Tent – bring your ukulele or other instruments and jam to Hawaiian favorites
  • Children’s activities at Live Aloha’s Keiki Korner
  • Hawaiian Storytelling Stage where you can hear stories about Hawaiian legends
  • Hawaiian workshops including:  flower making, Hawaiian language, and the art of ukulele and Hawaiian slack-key guitar
  • Musubi eating contest!
  • Hawaiian foods, snacks and marketplace

 

Seattle Center Festál, a series of 22 celebrations presented by community organizations with support from Seattle Center, considers themes of importance to ethnic cultures in our region, revealing their common forms of tradition and expression, while highlighting their unique contributions to the Pacific Northwest and the world.

Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival is produced in partnership with Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival Committee. For more information on Live Aloha, visit seattlelivealohafestival.com. Click on www.seattlecenter.com or call 206 684-7200 to learn more about Seattle Center Festál and other outstanding public programming offered at Seattle Center.

 

About Seattle Center Festál

Seattle Center Festál 2013 presents a series of 22 world festivals on weekends throughout the year highlighting the distinct cultures and common threads of ethnic communities in our region through traditional and contemporary art, music, foods, youth activities, workshops and more. This collection of cultural events is produced with the generous support of Coca-Cola, The Boeing Company, T-Mobile, Wells Fargo, Real Networks, and KUOW 94.9 Public Radio. Additional support is provided by 4Culture, Washington State Arts Commission and the City of Seattle.

 

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Lively Tibet Fest Brings You Food Experts, Group Dance, and More

Tibet Fest Features Acclaimed Artists, Tibetan Foods and Hands-on Explorations

tibetSeattle 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 marketplace illuminate Tibet’s extraordinary past and present.

In 2013, Tibet Fest features acclaimed international artists Ngawang Kechog (Denver, Colo) and Loten Namling (Switzerland), former performers of Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA), Sonam Pelmo, Tashi Dhondup (Portland, Ore), and Tashi Thsering and Tsering Dorjee Bawa (San Francisco, Calif) and the children of Seattle’s own Tibetan Language and Culture Class.

Tibetan food expert, Yangchen Lakar, and Himalyan Super Food owners will demonstrate Tsampa making process and audience members will be able to taste Tsampa, the staple food of Tibet, known sometimes as the national food of Tibet. Visitors may also join in a group dance and decorate prayer flags.

Seattle Center Festál, a series of 22 celebrations presented by community organizations with support from Seattle Center, considers themes of importance to ethnic cultures in our region, revealing their common forms of tradition and expression, while highlighting their unique contributions to the Pacific Northwest and the world.

Tibet Fest is produced in partnership with Tibetan Association of Washington. For more information on Tibet Fest, visit washingtontibet.org. Click on www.seattlecenter.com or call 206 684-7200 to learn more about Seattle Center Festál and other outstanding public programming offered at Seattle Center.

 

About Seattle Center Festál

Seattle Center Festál 2013 presents a series of 22 world festivals on weekends throughout the year highlighting the distinct cultures and common threads of ethnic communities in our region through traditional and contemporary art, music, foods, youth activities, workshops and more. This collection of cultural events is produced with the generous support of Coca-Cola, The Boeing Company, T-Mobile, Wells Fargo, Real Networks, and KUOW 94.9 Public Radio. Additional support is provided by 4Culture, Washington State Arts Commission and the City of Seattle.

Do you love glittering costumes and delicious food? BrasilFest is August 18!

High Spirits and Lively Movement Energize Seattle Center Festál BrasilFest

brasilWatch 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 celebrates the unique diversity of this South American cultural melting pot, exploring its African, Portuguese and indigenous roots through  classical guitar, Brazilian dances, samba rhythms and the percussive beats of traditional folk music. This year, it recognizes its 15th annual festival with a visual art display, “History of 15 Years of BrasilFest,” representing the Brazilian culture, arts, and entertainment in Seattle.

Featured artists in 2013 include:  Onda Verde, Seattle Brazilian Jazz Ensemble, Fofinho, Samia and Friends, Eduardo Mendonça & Show Brazil!, Batucada Yemanjá, Dora Oliveira, SWOJO – Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra, ChoroLoco, Grupo Amoroso, Capoeira FICA, and VamoLá.

Seattle Center Festál, a series of 22 celebrations presented by community organizations in partnership with Seattle Center, considers themes of importance to ethnic cultures in our region, revealing their common forms of tradition and expression, while highlighting their unique contributions to the Pacific Northwest and the world.

BrasilFest is produced by Brazil Center, Show Brazil Productions, Brazil Arts & Education and the Ethnic Heritage Council. For more information on BrasilFest, visit brasilfest.org . Click on www.seattlecenter.com or call 206 684-7200 to learn more about Seattle Center Festál and other outstanding public programming offered at Seattle Center.

 

About Seattle Center Festál

Seattle Center Festál 2013 presents a series of 22 world festivals on weekends throughout the year highlighting the distinct cultures and common threads of ethnic communities in our region through traditional and contemporary art, music, foods, youth activities, workshops and more. This collection of cultural events is produced with the generous support of Coca-Cola, The Boeing Company, T-Mobile, Wells Fargo, Real Networks, and KUOW 94.9 Public Radio. Additional support is provided by 4Culture, Washington State Arts Commission and the City of Seattle.

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Polish Festival is Back & Bigger Than Ever

Polish Festival at Seattle Center, Saturday, July 13, 2013, from 11am until 9pm

Come celebrate Polish culture and traditions with live performances of Polish folk groups, piano and jazz artists, modern dance, poster exhibit, workshops, food demos, children’s activities, participatory dance and more! Highlights include Folk Fashion Show with regionally inspired costumes from Poland. Food vendors will serve plenty of authentic delicious Polish food. The beer garden will be well stocked with a variety of imported Polish beer. Also available will be information about local Polish-American organizations and travel attractions to Poland. This year’s festival offers even more attractions than before and moves to a central location at the Seattle Center Armory and Fisher Rooftop

WHAT:    Polish Festival Seattle

WHEN:   Saturday, July 13, 2013, 11am- 9pm

WHERE:  Seattle Center (Armory & Fisher Rooftop), 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109

WHO:    Polish-American community in the Pacific Northwest

Free Admission 

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Folklife at Kirkland Summerfest on Sunday, August 11

The Bucharest Drinking Team at the Northwest Folklife Festival. Photo by Piper Hanson.

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 guests!
Each year, the Northwest Folklife Festival has a Cultural Focus, or theme, which allows us to program a “festival within a festival” with expanded opportunities to get to know a community of the Northwest. For 2014, the Cultural Focus is India! Get a head start on familiarizing yourself with the art and dances of Southeast Asia with this great opening showcase.

12:10 – 1:00 PM: Br’er Rabbit
Br’er Rabbit is an indie roots band based in Bellingham, WA. Combining each member’s unique influences ranging from Leadbelly to The Lumineers, blending three distinct vocal styles, and adding copious amounts of foot-stomping, they demonstrate a sound and presence that’s at once original and familiar, appealing to audiences of all generations and genres.

1:20 – 2:10 PM: Los Flacos
Los Flacos performs a blend of the spiciest traditional sounds of Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean. Using a variety of instruments, some indigenous to the Americas and others of European and African origin, they create their own renditions of the songs of Latin America.

2:30 – 3:20 PM: Hip Hop demonstration with 206 Zulu
206Zulu is a Seattle-based group that empowers local communities through creativity and the arts. Their work to organize the Northwest hip hop community has inspired a generation  to get involved in social action, civic service, cultural creativity, and self-education. This showcase lineup features Sista Hailstorm, DJ Zeta Barber and Suntonio Bandanaz.

3:40 – 4:30 PM: Bucharest Drinking Team
Borrowing stylistically from great Balkan brass bands like Fanfare Ciocarlia and Boban Markovic, the Bucharest Drinking Team mixes in a liberal shot of Romanian folk music and a penchant for 80s disco from behind the Iron Curtain to bring you a high-proof Eastern Bloc Party, complete with dancing and music!

4:50 – 6:00 PM: Cajun/Zydeco Dance with  MaryLee Lykes + Zydeco Rex
MaryLee Lykes began teaching dance in Seattle17 years ago….and hasn’t stopped since! She teaches extensively on a local, national, and international level.
Zydeco is a musical genre evolved in southwest Louisiana by French Creole speakers which blends Cajun music, blues and rhythm and blues. Zydeco Rex is one of the region’s newest zydeco bands keeping the tradition going strong!

 

About Kirkland Summerfest

Kirkland’s largest festival of music, art, food, and culture – a weekend festival transforming downtown Kirkland and Marina Park into a lively arts destination with Music (featuring more than 50 performances), Dancing, Street Performances, Family Entertainment, Amazing Art, and an incredible selection of food.

Kirkland Summerfest at a glance: Friday, August 9

  • Summerfest kicks off 2013 bigger than ever with an opening night special theatrical presentation of The Tempest in the ever-popular Shakespeare in the Park at 7pm at Marina Park. Admission is free.

Saturday, August 10

  • Live music, artists in action, food trucks, robotics demonstrations, TechZone, Moss Bay Cardboard Boat Regatta, bouncy toys, Touch-A-Truck, Young Artists Exhibition, beer and wine gardens. Festival opens at 11am. Admission is free.

Sunday, August 11

  • Live music, Northwest Folklife performers, Artists in Action, Rotary Duck Dash, Bot Battles, TechZone, bouncy toys, Touch-A-Truck, Young Artists Exhibition, beer and wine gardens. Festival opens at 11am. Admission is free.

Kirkland Summerfest is a Seafair Sanctioned Community Event and is presented by the Kirkland Events Foundation. More information at www.kirklandsummerfest.com  

 

Festival Hours

Friday, August 9 – 4pm – 10 pm featuring Shakespeare in the Park (7 pm)

Saturday, August 10 – 11am – 11pm

Sunday, August 11 – 11am-6pm

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Iranian Americans Got Talent: Festival Has Guests From LA to BC

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.

Rumi poetry, puppet shows and face painting will provide a glimpse into this culturally opulent culture. The festival’s featured guest, Ali Rouhfar, a Persian Calligraphy artist, will exhibit some of his pieces and introduce this unique Persian writing to the general public by demonstrating the techniques he applies to create such masterpieces.

The 2013 Iranian Festival also features:

  • Traditional Persian tea house
  • Bazaar featuring ethnic goods, art and more
  • Renowned Vancouver, BC musician Amir Haghighi
  • Louisa Shafia, chef and author of “The New Persian Kitchen”
  • Meghan Sayers, author of “Love and Pomegranates”
  • Los Angeles based comedian Tehran “SoParvaz” Von Ghasri
  • Iranian Americans Got Talent – Top five contestants will perform at the festival and the professional judges will pick the top three.

Seattle Center Festál, a series of 22 celebrations presented by community organizations with support from Seattle Center, considers themes of importance to ethnic cultures in our region, revealing their common forms of tradition and expression, while highlighting their unique contributions to the Pacific Northwest and the world.

Iranian Festival is produced in partnership with Iranaian American Community Alliance. For more information on Iranian Festival, visit www.iaca-seattle.org.  Click on www.seattlecenter.com or call 206 684-7200 to learn more about Seattle Center Festál and other outstanding public programming offered at Seattle Center.

 

About Seattle Center Festál

Seattle Center Festál 2013 presents a series of 22 world festivals on weekends throughout the year highlighting the distinct cultures and common threads of ethnic communities in our region through traditional and contemporary art, music, foods, youth activities, workshops and more. This collection of cultural events is produced with the generous support of Coca-Cola, The Boeing Company, T-Mobile, Wells Fargo, Real Networks, and KUOW 94.9 Public Radio. Additional support is provided by 4Culture, Washington State Arts Commission and the City of Seattle.

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Northwest String Summit Launch Party feat. POLECAT and more

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: http://www.stringsummit.com)

Join the fun at NECTAR LOUNGE on Saturday, July 6th for the NORTHWEST STRING SUMMIT SEATTLE LAUNCH PARTY and premiere screening of NWSS Documentary “Turn Left at the Peacock” as we celebrate and gear up for this magical annual event that keeps bluegrass, newgrass, and jamgrass fanatics returning year, after year, after year.

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Saturday, July 6th

Nectar and The PBJ Present:
NW STRING SUMMIT LAUNCH PARTY

and Premiere Screening of NWSS Documentary “Turn Left at the Peacock”

musical performances by:
POLECAT
The Giraffe Dodgers feat ALLIE KRAL

Betty and the Boy

$7adv / $10dos

Click HERE for more info, or visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/142621619259968/

tickets: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3622204&pl=nectarlounge

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POLECAT

Bellingham, WA (Stomp-Grass / Americana / Rock)

www.polecatmusic.com

New album “Fathoms” hype from What’s Up Magazine:

http://www.whatsup-magazine.com/2013/05/polecat-new-fathoms-album-released-this-month/

BIO:

Formed in Bellingham, Washington in March 2010, Polecat has quickly established itself throughout the West, with three records and over 300 shows in three years. Their unique instrumentation is comprised of Karl Olson (drums), Jeremy Elliott (electric guitar and vocals), Aaron Guest (vocals and 12-string guitar), Cayley Schmid (fiddle), and Richard Reeves (upright bass). This enables them to seamlessly blend genres including bluegrass, country, celtic, rock, and world music into their sound. “The core audience of Polecat is, well, everybody. There is a sense of mass appeal attached to Polecat for it’s unique take on bluegrass, as well as an acknowledged respect for their honest approach to their genre” (H. Nightbert, What’s Up! Magazine, June 2010).

Aside from their self-titled E.P. and full length albums ‘Fire on the Hill’ and ‘Fathoms’, one of the best aspects of Polecat is their live show. Their music celebrates life, love, and good times, and it reflects on the faces of the players and their audience. Polecat has shared the stage with several nationally acclaimed acts, including The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Infamous Stringdusters, Sam Bush Band, The Hackensaw Boys, The Moondoogies, Fruition and Trampled by Turtles.

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The Giraffe Dodgers w/ Allie Kral (of CORNMEAL)

Portland, OR (Newgrass/ Progressive Bluegrass)

https://www.facebook.com/giraffedodgers?fref=ts

BIO:

Born on a steamy summer night in Portland, OR in 2011, The Giraffe Dodgers came together with the goal to progress the acoustic music we all know and love into a hybrid of bluegrass, funk, jazz and folk. Mandolin player Ben Larsen and guitarist Austin Moore began playing music together in 2006.

Over the past few years they have grown together musically in a number of setting culminating with the Giraffes, their most recent project. Bass wizard Rowan Cobb expressed interest in working with the two early in 2011 and after a few exciting jams, drums were on the mind. Drummer Forest Carter, known for his tasty fills and impeccable good looks was the obvious first choice and thus the Giraffe Dodgers were born.

The Giraffe Dodgers music focuses on instrumental newgrass (a term coined by Sam Bush and Bela Fleck in the Newgrass Revival), the song writing of Ben Larsen, and the instrumental composition of Austin Moore. They also play a range of covers from the likes of Paul Simon to traditional melodies arranged for an electric style band. The Giraffe Dodgers are sure to get your feet moving, your heart warming and your face smiling!

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Allie Kral
Portland, OR (Bluegrass / Jamgrass Fiddle)

http://www.cornmealinthekitchen.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Allie-Kral/187862124576639?fref=ts

BIO:

Best known and revered as the fiddler for the jamgrass band Cornmeal – Allie has also shared the stage with the likes of: Moe., Tea Leaf Green, Railroad Earth, Warren Haynes, Big Head Todd, Great American Taxi, Hot Buttered Rum, Trampled By Turtles, Green Mountain Grass, New Monsoon, Leftover Salmon, among many others!

Most recently, Allie has teamed up with The Giraffe Dodgers to bring even more energy, enthusiasm, virtuosity and smiles to an already explosive newgrass outfit…

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Betty and the Boy

Eugene, OR (Folk / Minimalist / Acoustic)

www.bettyandtheboy.com

BIO:

Betty and the Boy originally started as a modest duo with a solid belief in performing original music compositions. Meeting in a small town in Montana and relocating their music to Eugene, Oregon, Bettreena Jaeger and Josh Harvey combine their contrary influences to write and perform their minimalistic melodies on street corners and stages across the Northwest.

With banjo, guitar, mandolin and a variety of other sounds played by new friends living in the Eugene area (Jon Conlon on bass, Michelle Whitlock on violin and Nanci McDonald on cello), these songsters will steal your heart with memorable and haunting ballads about love and loss. Spare, meditative, and poetic, their songs scintillate with grit. Betty and the Boy have given voice to the quirky edges of youth, honing ragged emotion into their artful and spunky new tunes.

 

 

 

 

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They aren’t kidding! OUTSTANDING lineup planned for KEXP & Seattle Center Concerts at the Mural

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 its 6th year, the Friday evening concerts continue the KEXP and Seattle Center tradition of starting the summer weekends off with a blast of engaging, all-ages culture.

The 2013 Line-up:

Friday, Aug. 2 – No Depression Night

JD McPherson

Rose Windows

River Giant

Friday, Aug. 9

Cloud Cult

Deep Sea Diver

Chastity Belt

Friday, Aug. 16

Mudhoney

The Grizzled Mighty

Dude York

Friday, Aug. 23 – Decibel Festival Night

Lusine

Natasha Kmeto

Vox Mod

 

KEXP and Seattle Center share a commitment to innovative and culturally diverse programming. The outdoors concert series offers a blend of musical styles for Seattle Center neighbors, downtown workers, music lovers and families. Seattle Center contributes the concert space, sound, lighting, and technical and event expertise. KEXP provides the “music that matters.”

Seating for Concerts at the Mural is on a first-come basis. Folding chairs and blankets are allowed. Large coolers/ice chest, umbrellas, pets, video, and audio recorders are not allowed. A beer garden begins at 5 p.m. for people 21 years of age and older with a valid ID, and fresh foods will be available on-site. In addition, Seattle Center Armory food merchants will be open for food and drink.

Support for KEXP & Seattle Center Concerts at the Mural is provided by Coca-Cola, T-Mobile, Vulcan, Inc.– A Paul G. Allen Company, Whole Foods, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Clif Bar, Hotel Max, Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union, 4Culture, and the City of Seattle.

The 2013 concert series is subject to change. For concert updates as well as information on other public programming at KEXP and Seattle Center, visit www.KEXP.org or www.seattlecenter.com.

 

About Seattle Center

Seattle Center serves as an extraordinary arts, civic and family gathering place in the core of our region. The more than 30 cultural, educational, sports and entertainment organizations residing on the 74-acre campus, together with a broad range of public and community programs, offer nearly 5,000 events attracting 12 million visitors each year. At Seattle Center, our purpose is to create exceptional events, experiences and environments that delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities. Activities at the Center generate $1.15 billion in business activity and $387 million in labor income.

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Summer at Dusty Strings Music School

Look what’s coming up at our pals’ Dusty Strings this season!

Contact 206-634-1662 for more information or go to www.dustystrings.com

 

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 bold,  who wish to sing in a voice-centered group setting. We sing in the oral tradition, as well as using songs on the page. If you have a group-friendly (easy) song you would like to share, please bring 20 copies.

Kate & Steve are the house band and accompany on guitars, banjos and ukuleles.

Suggested Donation: $5 (All Proceeds go to Solid Ground, “Building Community to End Poverty”

Dusty Strings Music School, 3406 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Contact (206) 634-1662 or www.dustystrings.com

 

Dusty Strings Family Open Mic

Unplugged, All Ages

Thursdays 6:30-8:30

July 11 through August 8 (if it’s popular, we’ll resume in September, so please show your support by showing up at the Open Mic!)

Red Room

Emcees, Kate Power & Steve Einhorn

Sign-ups at 6:00, One Song Per Turn

All Genres and Styles Welcome

Suggested Donation: $5 (All Proceeds go to Solid Ground, “Building Community to End Poverty”)

Dusty Strings Music School, 3406 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Contact (206) 634-1662 or www.dustystrings.com

 

Dusty Strings Free 4 All

A free monthly series…

3rd Sundays ~ 1:00-2:00PM

June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15

Learn to Play Uke! with Steve Einhorn (ukes to lend)

Hammered Dulcimer Introduction with Rick Fogel

Folk Harp Introduction with Molly Bauckham

Bodhran: Intro to the Irish Drum with Kate Power

A fun hour of musician introduction that could change your life.

No experience or instruments needed.

Free!

Dusty Strings Music School, 3406 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Contact (206) 634-1662 or www.dustystrings.com

 

Dusty Strings Music for Kids

Summer Kid Classes & Camps

Jam with the Composers – Ages 5-8

Contemporary Recorder 1 for Kids – Ages 8 – 13

Music for Everyone – Ages 2 – 5

Music Together – Ages 6 months to 4

Uke Sprouts for Kids – Ages 7-10

Build A Band – Ages 5 -12

Guitar Girl Songwriting Camp – Ages 11 – 15

Private Lessons available for Kids – Ages 4 & up

Dusty Strings Music School, 3406 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Contact (206) 634-1662 or www.dustystrings.com

 

Dusty Strings Jams

Neighborhood Sing! Every Wednesday 12-1

Old Time Jam – 2nd Sundays 1:30-3:30

Ukulele Jam – 3rd Sundays 2:30 – 4:00

Bluegrass Jam – 4th Saturdays 3:30-5:30

$5 Suggested Donation goes to Jam Leader

Dusty Strings Music School, 3406 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Contact (206) 634-1662 or www.dustystrings.com