Your Communities. Your Traditions. Your Folklife.
Northwest Folklife aims to strengthen our communities through arts and culture. This calendar brings together our greater community’s events and gatherings. Here, you will find events ranging from cultural celebrations to music and dance performances and traditional gatherings.
Together, we can continue to celebrate the rich arts, cultures, and traditions that thrive in the greater Pacific Northwest.
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Show Your Love for Folklife
February 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm$10
Show Your Love for Folklife!
Now in year 3. Help keep the Northwest Folklife Festival happening every year. It’s the largest community-powered festival in the nation, and every year brings thousands of artists together in front of hundreds of thousands of community members.
This year, we’re proud to be returning to one of Seattle’s greatest venues, the Conor Byrne Pub, with an incredible line-up of talent, including:
Xolie Morra & The Strange Kind, Katie Kuffel, Smith & Whitaker w/Jones, and Sleeping Lessons.
$10 donation at the door for a great night of music. Plus, raffles, prizes, and more. Sponsored by the Seattle Acoustic Festival.
Proceeds from Show Your Love for Folklife will benefit Northwest Folklife and its programs. An invitation to become a Friend of Folklife will be part of the evening. Levels of support begin at $50, and all current Friends of Folklife as of 4/28/17 will receive a Festival Guide by mail in May. Learn more.
Already a Friend of Folklife? Meet up with us! Come choose a T-Shirt.
Thanks for being a part of Folklife.
‘Show Your Love for Folklife’ is our theme, in keeping with Valentine’s Day and the love everyone feels for Northwest Folklife. We grew up at the Festival as musicians. A lot of musicians have been playing together for thirty years, and the only time they play together all year is at the Festival. The Festival gives us an aggregation of different cultures in Seattle, and musical sub-cultures. It’s fantastic when you have rock in one corner and folk in another, dancers in another, and everyone doing their thing. A story gets told there in our artistic expression: the story of our collective cultures. It’s not just a bunch of diverse modalities, it’s also an anchor and opportunity for the old and new to mix together.
Northwest Folklife has supported us and many others in becoming the musicians and artists that we are, and has for 45 years! So we are giving back by putting on this fundraiser. We believe Northwest Folklife is worthy of our support and we hope people join us in giving. See you on February 11.