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Northwest Folklife 2019

Past event
Suggested donation: $10 per person, per day ($20 per family)

Friday, May 24, 2019 - Monday, May 27, 2019

Northwest Folklife

Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

A community-powered celebration of the music, arts, and heritage that make up the brilliant cultural tapestry of the greater Pacific Northwest. With over 5,000 performers on 20+ stages, 200 vendors, 500 volunteers, and upwards of 250,000 attendees, this remains one of the largest access-for-all festivals in the nation. The festival is more than a celebration of the diversity of the Pacific Northwest, it’s a chance to engage directly with the many communities that make up our region.

Here are a few of the shows you can expect (there are dozens more!)

Friday, May 24, 2019

• 12:40pm – 1:10pm Maplewood K-8 School Orchestra
• 1:30pm – 2:00pm Eckstein Middle School Wind Ensemble
• 2:21pm – 2:51pm Vancouver Fiddle Philharmonic
• 4:45pm – 5:15pm Ukestra Seattle

Saturday, May 25, 2019

• 6:10pm – 6:45pm Seattle Koto Club
•6:15pm – 6:45pm Seattle Iranian Choir
• 8:25pm – 9:00pm Bulgarian Voices of Seattle

Sunday, May 26, 2019

• 11:45am – 1:15pm Jack Straw Youth Programs Showcase
• 12:30pm – 1:00pm CelloX
• 1:15pm – 1:45pm Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band
• 3:30pm – 4:00pm Sempre Sisters
• 3:40pm – 4:10pm Anzanga Marimba Ensemble
• 5:00pm – 5:35pm All Star Opera
• 5:00pm – 5:50pm Seattle Labor Chorus

Monday, May 27, 2019

• 11:00am – 11:30am Indian Classical Sitar Ensemble
• 11:40am – 12:10pm The Geoducks
• 11:45am – 12:15pm Seattle Mandolin Orchestra
• 6:50pm – 7:15pm Neon Brass Party

About Northwest Folklife

Northwest Folklife is a community-powered celebration of the music, arts, and heritage that make up the brilliant cultural tapestry of the greater Pacific Northwest. With over 5,000 performers on 20+ stages, 200 vendors, 500 volunteers, and upwards of 250,000 attendees, this remains one of the largest access-for-all festivals in the nation. The festival is more than a celebration of the diversity of the Pacific Northwest, it’s a chance to engage directly with the many communities that make up our region.

We are committed to access for all regardless of background or income and therefore continue to operate without tickets or gates. Each year, Northwest Folklife depends on donations from generous individuals, foundations, government, and corporate partners in order to meet operating expenses, produce the annual Festival, and maintain year-round programs and events. It’s not easy to sustain, and we need your support. Everybody is a bearer of and participant in Folklife, and we are committed to make certain everyone is able to come and celebrate with us.

Tickets: We suggest a donation of $10 per person, per day (or $20 for family/groups), but gladly accept donations of any amount!

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