The Folklife Experience

Make your visit to the 2014 Northwest Folklife Festival the best ever!
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Venue/Programming Changes at the 2014 Festival

Trad Stage (#7 on back cover map) – This is a brand new stage! The Trad Stage will highlight some of the best traditional musicians of the Northwest, pulling some of the programming from past year’s much-loved Northwest Court Stage. You can expect to see North American and European traditional musicians from a variety of genres including Irish, Québécois, Old-Time, and more.

Cornish Playhouse (#3) – Formerly the Intiman Theatre, this is a brand-new venue for Folklife and will be one of our main theatre-style stages highlighting music and dance showcases.

Discovery Zone (#24) – Explore the bigger-than-ever-before Discovery Zone, a family-friendly hands-on activities area with performances, workshops, and activities that are fun for people of all ages.

International Fountain Pavilion (#10) – Located west of the Fountain Lawn Stage and directly east of the Alki Court, this will be Folklife’s home to the Visual Arts. Look for our Cultural Focus Art Exhibition as well as featured poster art designers.

Northwest Rooms – Music and Dance Workshops have moved from the Northwest Rooms and EMP Learning Labs to the Armory Lofts (3rd Floor of the Armory), as the NW Rooms are now home to our partner KEXP.

Narrative StageWill now be held in the JBL Theatre inside of the EMP Museum.

All Ages | All Day – This programming moved to Monday (formerly on Sunday) and will be held in the EMP Museum’s Sky Church. The programming this year will highlight the vibrant Hip Hop community of the Northwest.

Armory Improvements! - Two workshop spaces (#16 and #18) are now located on the 3rd floor, in the Seattle Center’s newly refurbished conference rooms.