Nights For Folklife

Learn a new dance. Discover a new band. Meet new friends.
Enjoy your Northwest Folklife community.

Join us this year at Nights for Folklife!
Nights for Folklife on the Community Calendar

Proceeds from Nights for Folklife benefit Northwest Folklife and its programs. An invitation to become a Friend of Folklife will be part of the event. Levels of support begin at $50, and all current Friends of Folklife as of 4/26/17 will receive a Festival Guide by mail in May. Learn more.

“Northwest Folklife has supported us in becoming the musicians, dancers and artists that we are. Let’s support Northwest Folklife.” ~ Jabi Shriki, Musician, Friend of Folklife, Board Member.

Harvey Niebulski brings a little kitchen music to JoAnne Rudo’s annual Night for Folklife: her warm and wonderful Channukah party. Also pictured: a plate of Bernice Maslan’s delicious latkes.

You are invited to Nights for Folklife 2017! See Nights for Folklife on our Community Calendar.

Do you envision creating an arty event to benefit Northwest Folklife?

Host a Night for Folklife 2017

Nights for Folklife hosts are as creative as any artist, putting together unique events that reflect their own passions. From wine dinners to benefit shows to an intimate evening salon, each organizer makes the event their own. Events are private or public, depending on the host’s concept. Northwest Folklife can assist with promoting public Nights for Folklife, while private events are completely up to the host to promote.

Nights for Folklife FAQ:

How much does it cost to attend a Nights for Folklife event? Some of these fundraisers are ticketed, others are ‘pass the hat’ or suggested donation with all or a portion of the proceeds going to support Northwest Folklife.

How do I become a Friend of Folklife? You may become a supporter right now! Click here to learn more. Your support makes it possible for Northwest Folklife to bring artists and audiences together to play, dance, sing, taste, learn and participate … everyone together. Your support creates opportunities for artists and performers to celebrate, share and sustain the vitality of folk, ethnic and traditional arts for present and future generations.

What will Northwest Folklife provide for my Night for Folklife? Let us know your plans six -eight weeks in advance of your Night for Folklife. If it is a public event, we will explore with you how we can help promote it based on your fundraising goals, and ways we can support your event on site.  In some cases, we’ll send someone from the Folklife team to talk to your guests about Folklife!

How do I register as a Nights for Folklife host? To discuss your idea for a fundraising event benefiting Northwest Folklife, please contact Sheila Siden, Development Director, at or call 206/233-3953.