According to Northwest Folklife Festival, the theme of this year's event is "The Power of the Human Voice through Song." It's described as a place where “communities bring their traditions, artists showcase their talents and audiences of all ages share and participate in the magic." So why should you check it out this year?
1) Indie Roots bands are taking over the music scene. Don't miss these artists:
FRIDAY, MAY 27: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Fountain Lawn Stage: Kickin’ Up Dust Showcase featuring The Lucky Shots, The Gortexans, Johnson Country, and The Fentons
SATURDAY, MAY 28: 7:00 – 9:55 p.m., Vera Project: Next Generation: Indie Roots featuring Crow’s Share, Dark Madrona, The Banner Days, and The Bruised Hearts Revue
SUNDAY, MAY 29: 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., Vera Project: Folk, Redefined featuring Familiar Wild, Shelita Burke, Intisaar, and Aimee Wilson
MONDAY, MAY 30: 3:45 – 5:45 p.m., Fountain Lawn Stage: Treefort Music Showcase featuring Hillfolk Noir, Rabbit Wilde, and Karl Blau
2) Folklife offers the opportunity for people of all ages to participate and learn new dances:
SATURDAY, MAY 28: 2:00 - 2:45 p.m., Armory Count Stage: Hula Dance. Learn to dance the Traditional Hula with Gloria Nahalea and friends.
SUNDAY, MAY 29: 1:00 - 2:50 p.m., Fisher Pavilion: Western Swing and Country Barnburner. Join the Wiretappers, and Wylie and the Wild West for a rootin’, tootin’ barn-burner.
MONDAY, MAY 30: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Fisher Pavilion: Monday Closing Contra. Close out the festival with a major bang with these three bands with a big sound!
3) And don’t forget to enjoy the food and beer that is available all around the festival:
FRIDAY, MAY 27: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Fisher Green Beer Garden: “Fields Under Clover” singing Irish Pub Songs, tunes, and more.
SATURDAY, MAY 28: 4:15 - 5:15 p.m., Fisher Green Beer Garden: Saturday John Bartlett and Rika Rubesaat will be leading “Salty Songs and Shanties.”
SUNDAY, MAY 29: 4:15 - 5:15 p.m., Fisher Green Beer Garden: Bruce Baker, David Perasso, and Wendy Joseph.
MONDAY, MAY 30: 4:40 - 5:30 p.m., Fisher Green Beer Garden: David Perasso and David Kessler will be closing out with “The Last Pub Sing.”
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