Showcases Produced in Partnership with Underwood Stables, Seattle Living Room Shows, Hearth Music, and more

 

Seattle, WASH. (May 5, 2015) – The Northwest Folklife Festival’s Indie Roots program returns for its fifth consecutive Festival, packed with live music showcases programmed in partnership with Northwest Folklife and local community curators such as Seattle Living Room Shows, Hearth Music and Underwood Stables. Indie Roots musicians integrate the traditional elements of folk and Americana music – banjos, acoustic guitars, Appalachian harmonies, or country twang – but with a more modern, pop-sensible sound. This year there are nine showcases and over 30 bands performing throughout all four days of the Festival, on four different stages including the Fountain Lawn Stage, Vera Project Stage, Folklife Café and on the new Back Porch Stage.

 

Indie Roots programming and showcases line-up for 2015 Northwest Folklife Festival includes:

 

FRIDAY, MAY 22

 

Hearth Music Showcase

Featuring Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners, Vaudeville Etiquette, Wild Rabbit

7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Fountain Lawn Stage

 

SATURDAY, MAY 23

 

New Generation Roots Show

Featuring Max’s Midnight Kitchen, The Desert Kind

12:20-1:30 p.m., Back Porch Stage

 

Kinfolk: New Sounds of the Northwest

Featuring Scarlet Parke, Pepper Proud, Whitney Monge

5:00-6:50 p.m., Folklife Cafe

 

Seattle Living Room Showcase

Featuring The Native Sibling, St. Paul de Vence, The Mama Rags, and Lonesome Shack

1:00-4:00 p.m., Fountain Lawn Stage

 

Heavy Harmonies

Featuring Eurodanceparty USA, YVES, Prom Queen, and Powers

7:00- 10:00 p.m., Vera Project

 

SUNDAY, MAY 24

 

Folk, Redefined

Featuring Melville, Mindie Lind, Tomo Nakayama, and OK SWEETHEART

3:00-6:00 p.m., Vera Project Stage

 

Underwood Stables

Featuring Caleb and Walter, Lowman Palace, Cahalen Morrison, and The Ganges River Band

6:00-9:00 p.m., Fountain Lawn Stage

 

MONDAY, MAY 25

 

Homespun Indie

Featuring The Elk Tribe, Hallstrom, Joy Mills Band

1:00-3:00 p.m., Vera Project Stage

 

Ear To The Ground: Indie Roots Show

Featuring COHO, Low Hums, Tango Alpha Tango, and Ravenna Woods

3:30-6:30 p.m., Fountain Lawn Stage

 

All Indie Roots programming is sponsored by KEXP 90.3 FM – kexp.org

 

About Northwest Folklife Festival

The annual Northwest Folklife Festival is the largest community-powered arts and culture festival in the United States. Drawing nearly 250,000 people over just four days, Northwest Folklife has programmed over 5,000 performers from more than 65 different genres of music, from Hawaiian to Hip-Hop and dance performances representing cultures from Ireland to India. We believe everyone is a bearer of folk arts, and we encourage communities to share their cultural traditions, in the hope that interaction with new audiences will enrich the community as much as the audience.

 

The 2015 Northwest Folklife Festival is sponsored in part by: Western Washington Toyota Dealers, American Music, Mediterranean Inn, Belltown Inn, MarQueen Hotel, The Frankfurter, Car2Go, The Naked Grape, Inn at Queen Anne, Bath Fitter, Geico, Renewal by Andersen, Ben & Jerry’s of Greenlake, Pacific Continental Bank, EMP Museum, Caffe Ladro, Pacific Science Center, Hostelling International at the American Hotel

 

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Michelle Sanders Communications

Michelle Sanders Leyva

206-595-1151

michelle@michellesanderspr.com