Friends of Folklife are Northwest Folklife’s most loyal supporters who keep the magic of Folklife alive with their generous annual contributions. Friends of Folklife enjoy exclusive benefits at the NW Folklife Festival and throughout the year and can choose from a variety of giving levels to support our programs (scroll down for a complete list of benefits).
Friends of Folklife Benefits at the 47th Festival
Current Friends of Folklife at the Folkster Giving Level ($50-$249) will receive an email on May 18, 2018 with information about their benefits, including an electronic voucher to redeem their buttons.
Current Friends of Folklife at the $250+ Giving Levels will receive a paper voucher in the mail the week of the Festival. Parking passes will be included for eligible donors.
Friends of Folklife Headquarters
The Friends of Folklife Headquarters is an exclusive VIP lounge located at the Fisher Terrace and open 10:30 am – 8:00 pm, May 25-28. Alcohol will be served 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm. All Friends of Folklife are invited to:
- Pick up their Friend of Folklife buttons and other benefits
- Take a break from the crowds, enjoy snacks and refreshments, and have a prime viewing spot of the Festival
- Leave their bag, coats, and other belongings at our coat check
- Meet fellow Folklife supporters, board members, and staff
Happy Hours at the Friends of Folklife Headquarters
Make sure to stop by the Friends of Folklife Headquarters during our daily Happy Hours to enjoy our special activities:
- Friday, 5/25, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
- Saturday, 5/26, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
- Sunday, 5/27, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
- Monday, 5/28, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Friends of Folklife Giving Levels and Benefits
Our annual giving cycle is June 1st – May 31st. FoF benefits are calculated based on your cumulative giving during this period.
Folk Sustainer: $20+/month (or $240+/year)
Stage Manager: $250-$499
All of the above PLUS:
Folk Legend: $10,000 and above
For Friends of Folklife related questions, please contact Christina Kourteva, Development Director, at email@example.com or (206) 233-3953. We look forward to seeing you at the Festival!