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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Wintergrass Music Festival
February 25, 2016 - February 28, 2016
Wintergrass Music Festival is a 4-day indoor festival that celebrates American Acoustic Music featuring 33 national and international bands that perform in 5 venues ranging is size from 80 people to 2000 people. Festival goers are able to jam throughout the hotel for the entire festival. People of all ages can play in the hallways, elevators and special Jam Suites.
Wintergrass offers over 60 music workshops, adult Intensives, and youth education programs ranging from PintGrass (4-6 year olds) Kindergrass, the Youth Academy (7-13 years old), the Youth Orchestra (Middle School), the Youth Advisory Teacher in Training Program (14 and older), the Rhapsody Songsters (high school and college) and an Accredited Teacher Education Program. There are close to 50 vendors showcasing instruments, music accessories, luthiers, sustainable products including beverages and clothing .
Tickets are available at reduced prices for students, seniors, military, parent passes, with scholarships available for students who are inspired to learn more about acoustic music. ALL children under 12 are admitted for free.