Seattle Office of Film + Music

The Many Things To Do At The Northwest Folklife Festival
May 24, 2013, 2:14 pm
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While Sasquatch is taking the headlines this weekend, the 42nd annual Northwest Folklife Festival is taking over the Seattle Center Campus with art, dance, music, and fun for the entire family. Best of all, its free.  The four day long festival boasts an enormous amount of activities to participate in.  The laid-back atmosphere can give you a sense that, while there are an overwhelming amount of options available, experiencing Northwest Folklife is not to be rushed.  The open grounds of the Seattle Center will carry you on to what ever sparks your interest.  This year, the musical options are plentiful and more diverse than ever.  While you plan you weekend, consider these options:

Fin Record’s Showcase (Friday, 6:00pm) – Ballard Label, Fin Records will have a few of their bans perform including, Lures, Low Hums, and Red Jacket Mine

The Soul of Seattle (Saturday, 6:30pm) – Feel rhythm and groove of homegrown soul music

Northwest Fiddle Traditions (Sunday, 11:40am) – Join two of the Northwest’s premier fiddle players, who also help found NWFolklife, for some down home rustic music

Vamos! – A Latin Dance Party (Sunday, 6:30pm) – Get your dancing shoes on and move your hips to Latin vibes

You Can’t Fake Fresh- NW Live Hip Hop (Sunday, 7pm) – Hip hop at Northwest Folklife? Yup!

and much much more!

(don’t forget about the drum circles!)

For more information check out the full schedule on the Northwest Folklife website.

October 6, 2009, 1:51 pm
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Seattle PI
How about some live blues guitar as you enjoy the panoramic view from a state ferry aboard the Puget Sound? The performances will be acoustic, with no drums or brass, and held every Saturday on either the Wenatchee or Tacoma, which both serve the Bainbridge run. The ferry system teamed up with a booking agent at the The Triple Door, which has helped by booking musicians and groups to perform. There is no cost to the ferry system and no plans yet to expand to other routes. Saturday’s performance starts at 11:25 a.m. aboard the ferry leaving Seattle. It will end during the return trip at 12:20 p.m. Future acts will be scheduled between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. or 3:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. aboard either of the two ferries on the Bainbridge route. Performances will last for one or two round trips.