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Friday, May 22
 

11:00am

11:00am

Kapka Cooperative School
Singing Songs to Build Community

Friday May 22, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

11:00am

Spruce Street School Marimba Ensemble
African Marimba Music

Friday May 22, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by SeattlePI.com

11:00am

The Olympia Volunteer String Band with Jay Finkelstein, Caller
Contra Dance Al lStar Super Group

Friday May 22, 2015 11:00am - 11:50am
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

11:10am

Paul 'Che oke ten' Wagner
Native flutist & Storyteller

Friday May 22, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by 91.3 KBCS
  • Genre Storytellers
  • Bio International performing, Award winning Native American flutist & Coast Salish Storyteller Paul 'Che oke ten' Wagner shares the spirit & voice of the Coast Salish lands and sea with humor, wisdom and Native American flute, an uplifting cultural journey through traditional and contemporary stories.

11:30am

Rainy Camp at Folklife
With Bruce Baker

Friday May 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:50pm
Cornish Courtyard
  • Genre Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • Bio Rainy Camp is a Folk Singing camp that has been held annually since 1990. It is attended by around 100 people and has workshops throughout the weekend that are topical or instructional. In 2014, Rainy Camp brought 7 of these workshops to Folklife to showcase the material that is found in a typical camp. The workshops encourage participation.

11:40am

Coyote Sue and the Ankle Bracelet Boys
Steal your heart American Folk

Friday May 22, 2015 11:40am - 12:10pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by SeattlePI.com

11:50am

Montlake Elementary School Singers
Rhythm & Beats from 3rd Grade!

Friday May 22, 2015 11:50am - 12:20pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

12:00pm

Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots w/ Nora Scott, Caller
Lively Trad & Original Tunes

Friday May 22, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

12:20pm

Right As Rain String Band
Right As Rain Local Folkgrass

Friday May 22, 2015 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by 91.3 KBCS

12:20pm

The FieldHands
Vashon Island Americana

Friday May 22, 2015 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by SeattlePI.com
  • Genre Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • Band Members EMORY MEDIME-BOYAJIAN - PERCUSSION-VOX DORSEY DAVIS - BASS-VOX RICHARD LIPKE - LEAD GUITAR-VOX JON WHALEN - GUITAR-VOX
  • Bio Formed in 2009, writing and playing original music on Vashon Island and in the Seattle area, The FieldHands blend some of the best traits of rock, folk, americana and alternative country present in music from artists such as Wilco, Mark Knopfler, Sun Volt, Ryan Adams. Pervasive harmonies, driving guitar lines and soaring lead instrumentals punctuate good stories and strong melodies. The FieldHands incorporate local flavor and imagery in their lyrics. They write songs about love, friendship, journeys, the gravel road beneath their feet and the water that surrounds them. No strangers to the stage, the FieldHands play a good show!

12:40pm

Maplewood Orchestra
A Mix of Fun String Music!

Friday May 22, 2015 12:40pm - 1:10pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

1:00pm

1:00pm

Jaime Leopold & The Short Stories
American Quirk Folk, Country, Acid Memory

Friday May 22, 2015 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by SeattlePI.com
  • Genre Contemporary Folk Music
  • Band Members Drums., guitar. Jennifer Smieja: vocals. Aaron Lowe. Clark Salisburg: harmonica. Michael Kearsey: bass. Fred Ingran, Jaime Leopold: vocals
  • Bio Jaime Leopold was the original bass player in Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks who has become a songwriter and band leader. Jaime spent his early years in the Haight-Ashbury as a part of the youth culture movement of the day. Four years ago 'Jaime Leopold & The Short Stories" was formed playing all original music. It's collaborative effort with all band members contributing to this genre bending music. The band features Jaime on guitar and vocals, Jennifer on vocals, Clark on guitar, Aaron on harmonica, Michael Kersey on bass and Fred on drums. We call our music America Quirk: folk, country, acid memory.

1:00pm

Bonnie Birch Accordion
You'll love the accordion

Friday May 22, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by ParentMap
  • Band Members Bonnie Birch - accordion Nick Heiting - guitar
  • Program Family Fun
  • Bio Bonnie has 30 years experiend playing the accordion and fell in love with it at the age of 6. She was vacationing with her parents and saw somebody playing the accordion for a group of friends. The next day, her dad went out and got her an accordion

1:00pm

The Electrodes w/ Karen Marshall, Caller
High Energy Buzz

Friday May 22, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

1:00pm

Rivers
With Fred Maslan

Friday May 22, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Cornish Courtyard

1:00pm

Rags and Cakewalks Jaming
With Gene Silberberg

Friday May 22, 2015 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Boeing Green

1:30pm

Eckstein Middle School Wind Ensemble
Music From Around the World

Friday May 22, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

1:40pm

Golden Age Mandolins
Period Mandolin Music 1900-40

Friday May 22, 2015 1:40pm - 2:10pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by 91.3 KBCS
  • Genre Old Time Music
  • Band Members Jim Ferro 1 mandolin Mike Ballard 2 Mandolin Joy Aney mandola Alan Jacobson Mando cello Lucy Potyoikim Mando Bass Phil Hansen guitar
  • Bio The Golden Age Mandolins is an instrumental quintet made up of historian Jim Feroe (first mandolin), Mike Russell (2nd mandolin), Joy Caney (mandola ), Alan Jacobson (mando-cello), and Phil Hansen (guitar). Jim, Mike, joy, and Alan have been playing together since the mid-sixties when Jim founded the Seattle Mandolin Orchestra . The quintet is directed by Alan and together they play a wide variety of music from the early 1900s up through the 1940s including classical mandolin arrangements of Ragtime, Swing, Jazz, Show Tunes, Standards, Tangos, Italian, Greek, Spanish, and even Russian Material.

1:45pm

2:00pm

Katrina Ji & Culture Shakti
Rajasthani Folk Dance

Friday May 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Armory Court Stage
  • Genre South Asian - DANCE
  • Bio Katrina Ji toured the USA with Rajasthani Gypsy Caravan in 2014. The group included Suva Devi from the film Latcho Drom and Ustad Arba Music Group. From her experience, she has trained a group of dancers in Seattle to further preserve and share Rajasthani Folk Dance. In 2015, Katrina ji performed with Rajasthani Gypsy Caravan at the Desert Festival in Jaisalamer, Rajasthan India.

2:00pm

Paul 'Che oke ten' Wagner
Native flutist & Storyteller

Friday May 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by ParentMap
  • Genre Storytellers
  • Program Family Fun
  • Bio International performing, Award winning Native American flutist & Coast Salish Storyteller Paul 'Che oke ten' Wagner shares the spirit & voice of the Coast Salish lands and sea with humor, wisdom and Native American flute, an uplifting cultural journey through traditional and contemporary stories.

2:00pm

Noisy Waters with Cindy Holmes, Caller
Whistles, Fiddle & Flutes

Friday May 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

2:00pm

Songs of the Northwest
With Alice Winship

Friday May 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Cornish Courtyard
  • Genre Contemporary Folk Music
  • Band Members Alice Winship - Leading song circle.
  • Bio Sing along with songs about the Northwest, songs of people and places, ships and rivers, past and present. Some are funny, some are sad. You can lead a song, request a song, or pass. Lyric sheets will be provided, or bring a song of your choice.

2:20pm

2:20pm

Tangletown String Band
Bluegrass with a Modern Twist

Friday May 22, 2015 2:20pm - 2:50pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by 91.3 KBCS
  • Genre Bluegrass
  • Band Members Dan Knight (Bass), Jacques Migeon (guitar) George Naden (guitar), John Adams (Banjo), Karen Davis (fiddle), Tim Moran (mandolin)
  • Bio Tangletown String Band has been together for more than eight years and after spending our first couple of years in the basement, we mustered our courage and a couple of sets of songs and are playing to the enthusiastic approval of old friends and making some new ones. Tangletown is a collection of friends that love and work hard at their music. We play and eclectic mix of traditional bluegrass, old time music, jug band music, alt country,and some original music. We are excited at the chance to play together at Folklife.

2:30pm

2:30pm

Jiggy Crunk
Curated by SIFF Programmer Clinton McClung

Friday May 22, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
SIFF Film Center

3:00pm

3:00pm

Carl Allen
Sweet Songs From Yesterday

Friday May 22, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by ParentMap

3:00pm

The Art of B-Boying
With the Unleashed Crew

Friday May 22, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Armory Court Stage

3:00pm

Camp Songs
With Micki Perry

Friday May 22, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Cornish Courtyard

3:00pm

3:00pm

Open Old-Time Jam
With Josh Larios

Friday May 22, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Boeing Green

3:10pm

River Ridge Taiko Ensemble
River Ridge Taiko Ensemble

Friday May 22, 2015 3:10pm - 3:45pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre
  • Genre Asia - MUSIC
  • Band Members Members vary by who can be there...upwards of 24 or so could come. No more that 17 or 18 on stage at any one time.
  • Bio River Ridge Taiko Ensemble is Washington's only public school Japanese drumming group. We are currently finishing our 7th season. We perform mainly in the Thurston County area, but have performed as far afield as Tacoma, Ocean Shores, Sacramento (CA), and Anaheim (CA). All performers are volunteers receiving no class credit. The groups rehearse for 1 hour per week on Tuesday nights at River Ridge High School in Lacey, WA. All of the drums that we own were hand built by the original founding students and the director, John Theine.

3:40pm

Broken Bow Stringband
Hard-driving Bluegrass Music

Friday May 22, 2015 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by 91.3 KBCS

3:45pm

Sophisticated Mama DJ Collective
Spinning Soul, Funk, and R&B

Friday May 22, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

4:00pm

4:00pm

4:00pm

Pete Martin and Rich Levine
Texas Fiddlin & Jazz Mandolin

Friday May 22, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Back Porch Stage
  • Genre Old Time Music
  • Band Members Fiddle Rich Levine - Guitar, Pete Martin - Mandolin
  • Bio Rich Levine and Pete Martin are two well known players in the Northwest acoustic music scene. Pete is a past National Adult Fiddle champion and top 5 National Mandolin contest. He is a full time teacher of mandolin and fiddle in the Seattle area and around the world on Skype. Rich has accompanied many well know fiddlers at many fiddle competitions around the country. Thay are old friends, with the emphasis on old.

4:00pm

4:00pm

RISK- Rock Island String Kollective
All-Age String Ensemble

Friday May 22, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Center Theatre

4:00pm

4:00pm

Eckstein MIddle School Jazz Band
Big Band Band Music

Friday May 22, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Armory Court Stage

4:00pm

4:00pm

4:00pm

Fresh Cider with Tom Wimmer, Caller
Traditional New English Sounds

Friday May 22, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)
  • Genre Contra-Square Dance Band
  • Band Members Laurel Stone: fiddle. Phil Katz: melodeons. Dave Goodmanson: piano.
  • Bio Fresh Cider wraps you in the comfort of a traditional New England sound in its full breadth and glory. From old Yankee hornpipes to late 20th century tunes from the great Bob McQuillen; from Celtic tunes to those from the Shetland Islands and England; leavened by Northwest and Missouri old time tunes. Chosen to fit the flow of each dance, caller Cindy Holmes moved to the Pacfic Northwest from Hawaii in 2010, transplanting some of the spirit of aloha with her. Now living in Anacortes, she calls regularly in Bellingham, Anacortes, the San Juan Islands, and occsionally in BC and Eastern Washington.

4:00pm

Peace Song Singalong
With Gary Paine

Friday May 22, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Cornish Courtyard

4:00pm

HIP HOP: SEATTLE STYLE
Seattle Hip Hop as seen through the lens of Seatown's Original B-Boy Pablo D of the North City Rockers and Studio Narvaez Photography

Friday May 22, 2015 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Vera Project/Gallery: Sponsored by Seattle Weekly

4:10pm

4:30pm

Ken Iverson, Storyteller
Our Stories Carry Magic!

Friday May 22, 2015 4:30pm - 4:55pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel
  • Genre Storytellers
  • Bio I've been telling stories for over 30 years. Have been a guest teller at the Folklife Ghost Stories twice and have wind the 2nd place trophy in the Folklife Liar's Contest - twice. I tell original stories and folktales and myths in a lively way and often involve the audience in the telling of the story.

4:40pm

4:40pm

Ian Bage Band
All original country songs.

Friday May 22, 2015 4:40pm - 5:10pm
Back Porch Stage

4:40pm

Steven Arntson
New music for duet concertina

Friday May 22, 2015 4:40pm - 5:10pm
Center Theatre
  • Band Members Steven Arntson - concertina / voice
  • Bio Steven Arntson performs new music for the duet concertina and voice. His style is influenced by a wide-ranging interest in world music traditions, as well as the Western classical tradition and American folk music.

4:45pm

Ayo Dot & The Uppercuts
Hiphop, Soul and Rock

Friday May 22, 2015 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre
  • Genre Hip Hop
  • Band Members Jordan Haas: Guitar Jeff McNamara: Drums Ryan Wagoner: Bass Ayo Dot: Vocals Whitney Killian: Vocals
  • Program Cultural Focus
  • Bio Ayo Dot & The Uppercuts are an electrifying, high energy hiphop-rock band. Delivering soul-wrenching riffs and heavy bass lines with catchy choruses, A.D.U.C. draws its audience in with an amorous performance every time they hit stage. Their take on some of your favorite songs and their own originals clearly puts them in a stratosphere far removed from your everyday hip hop band. You'll be hard pressed not to bob your head to the sounds emanating from this ever dynamic crew!

4:45pm

Dez Anthony
Sample-Based Hip-Hop on SP-404

Friday May 22, 2015 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Vera Project/Gallery: Sponsored by Seattle Weekly
  • Genre Hip Hop
  • Band Members Dez Anthony - Laptop, Roland SP 404SX, USB Midi Controller
  • Program Cultural Focus
  • Bio Dez Anthony is beat-maker, DJ at KWVA Eugene 88.1 FM, and member of Flithy Fingers United Hip-Hop producer collective. Dez's production specializes in Hip-Hop, R&B, and instrumental production. He incorporates the influence of a multitude of genres, including jazz and soul as well as rock and electronic. Dez's songs and performances facilitate a strong sense of emotion and evoke various moods through the use of interesting sounds, techniques, and textures. using a combination of Ableton and the SP-404 SX. Dez's passion and love for music shine through in his sonic canvases.

4:45pm

5:00pm

5:00pm

Garfield Jazz Ensemble
Contemporary Big Band Swing

Friday May 22, 2015 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Armory Court Stage

5:00pm

Tinker's Dram with Amy Wimmer, Caller
Contradance Band

Friday May 22, 2015 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

5:00pm

What Would Pete Seeger Sing!
With Rick Harlan

Friday May 22, 2015 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Cornish Courtyard
  • Genre Traditional North American Folk Music
  • Bio Rick has been encourage to sing by Pete Seeger, for over 55 years, but I'm not alone. Anyone who hears his song won't be able not to singalong, but that's the idea, to sing OUT not just singalong! After Pete died in Journey last year, he left us to keep singing. I've been leading since then gathering called Sing Like Pete Seager Liked To. Now I'm asking the question, what would Pete Seager Sing!

5:00pm

Siren Spark
Girls Rock!

Friday May 22, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by ParentMap
  • Program Family Fun
  • Bio Siren Spark came together in January 2014. Original members Ava (bass), Laura (vocals) and Maddy (guitar) were joined by Celeste (drums) a year later. Guided by their rockin’ band coach Marian, the girls have focused on writing original songs, but also like to take on their favorites by other bands. All four girls are Rain City Rock Camp for Girls alums and range in age from 12 to 14 years. Girls rock!

5:10pm

The Klez Katz
Yiddish Soul and Jewish Blues

Friday May 22, 2015 5:10pm - 5:40pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by 91.3 KBCS

5:15pm

Sample This
Directed by Dan Forrer

Friday May 22, 2015 5:15pm - 6:45pm
SIFF Film Center

5:20pm

Diamondwolf
Red Hot Acoustic Folk Anthems

Friday May 22, 2015 5:20pm - 5:50pm
Back Porch Stage
  • Genre Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
  • Band Members Alicia Dara - Acoustic Guitar, Vocal Mic, Vocal Mic Glen Cooper - Acoustic Guitar
  • Bio Award-winning Seattle band Diamondwolf is two long-time locals in harmony. Alicia Dara has been a member of the Seattle music community for 15 years, released 5 solo records and fronts indie rock band The Volcano Diary. Glen Cooper is a local musician and improv actor. They met 13 years ago and reconnected in 2012. The CD release at the Crocodile for their first EP sold out, and they got a reputation for red-hot acoustic shows with close-harmony singing that evokes The Civil Wars and Band of Horses. Diamondwolf's passionate songs have won awards and acclaim. Debut full-length is available now.

5:20pm

Hank and Cathie
Greek and Balkan Music

Friday May 22, 2015 5:20pm - 5:50pm
Center Theatre

5:20pm

River Scheuerell and Friends
Celtic Inspired Original Tunes

Friday May 22, 2015 5:20pm - 5:50pm
Trad Stage

5:30pm

5:30pm

5:30pm

5:30pm

5:50pm

Ke Kai Malino
Traditional Hawaiian Folk Music

Friday May 22, 2015 5:50pm - 6:20pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by 91.3 KBCS
  • Genre Polynesia-Hawaii - MUSIC
  • Band Members Al Tringali, Byron Acohido, Carlton Aruda, Tiko Ka?eo
  • Bio We are independant musicians who have moved to Washington over the yers from various parts of Hawai?i. Our influences run the gamut of most of the famous musicians in Hawai?i that played Hawaiian Music. We maintain our connection to our island roots by playing the native music of the Hawaiian Islands We pay homage to the music of our culture and we hope that we do it with respect and honor.

6:00pm

Tango Argentino and Friends
With Ilana Rubin

Friday May 22, 2015 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre Latin America - DANCE
  • Band Members Anna & Vladimine, Dave & Liz, Ilana & Tony, Ina & Jon, Mette & Rasheed, Tatyanna & Jesha
  • Bio Tango Argentino, headed by Tony Fan and Ilana Rubin, started the performing group over 15 years ago as a way to promote tango in the Seattle area. Our dancers all dance socially and teach tango. Tony and Ilana have presented a program at NW Folklife every year for almost 15 years. Our program lights the rich History and passion of the Argentine tango. We hope to inspire people to give tango a try.

6:00pm

Bill Pfleging
Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter

Friday May 22, 2015 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Back Porch Stage
  • Genre Singer-Songwriter
  • Band Members Bill Pfleging - Guitar, Voice
  • Bio Bill Pfleging is a veteran of both the first Woodstock Festival, and the Vietnam War, or as one friend put it, a veteran of both war and peace. His music reflects a wide range of life experiences. Over the last several decades, Bill has performed throughout the east coast, from Key West, FL to Bangor, Maine, and west to Toronto, Canada and New Orleans, LA. Formerly a Woodstock, NY native, the singer/songwriter now calls Snohomish, WA home, and plays gigs in and around western Washington.

6:00pm

Amir Beso
Balkan Flamenco Fusion

Friday May 22, 2015 6:00pm - 6:35pm
Center Theatre
  • Genre Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
  • Band Members Amir Beso: guitar
  • Bio After Amir was seriously wooded during the war in his native Sarajevim Bosniam he relocated to Seattle where he writes, records and performs his original acoustic guitar music, an amalgam of Balkan, gypsy and flamenco influences performed with rocker's sensibility.

6:00pm

Rhapsody Project Students
Roots Music Students

Friday May 22, 2015 6:00pm - 6:40pm
Trad Stage

6:00pm

Mad Robin with Susie Kendig, Caller
Life should taste this good.

Friday May 22, 2015 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)
  • Genre Contra-Square Dance Band
  • Band Members Bass-Vocals, Fiddle-Vocals Cecily Morris, Piano Art Morris, Victor Fiore
  • Bio Mad Robin, originally from Eugene, consists of Victor Fiore on fiddle, Cecily Morris on piano, and Art Morris on upright bass. They have been providing lively and eclectic contra dance music in Oregon since 2011 and played Folk Life in 2013. Victor converted to contra fiddle in 2005 and is also seen in the Portland Mega Band. Prior to their return to Oregon in 2011, Cecily and Art have played for contra dances at the Alaska Folk Festival as well as regular weekly and monthly dances in Juneau, most recently with the Grateful Celtics and Full Circle.

6:00pm

Parody Share-ody
With Bruce Baker

Friday May 22, 2015 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Cornish Courtyard

6:00pm

Open Drum & Dance
With Carold Nelson

Friday May 22, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Rhythm Tent

6:15pm

KayaKaya
Poetic Music that Speaks Truth

Friday May 22, 2015 6:15pm - 6:45pm
Vera Project/Gallery: Sponsored by Seattle Weekly

6:15pm

6:15pm

Koshanin
Balkan & Mediterranean Fusion

Friday May 22, 2015 6:15pm - 6:45pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

6:15pm

Soyaya
African Palmwine

Friday May 22, 2015 6:15pm - 6:45pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

6:30pm

6:40pm

Percy Hilo & Friends
Meaningful Songs - Bright Vibes

Friday May 22, 2015 6:40pm - 7:15pm
Back Porch Stage

6:45pm

6:50pm

Hobe Kytr
Original & Traditional Songs of the Northwest

Friday May 22, 2015 6:50pm - 7:25pm
Trad Stage
  • Genre Singer-Songwriter
  • Band Members banjo, Hobe Kytr: guitar
  • Bio Hobe Kytr has been writing, collecting, and performing original and traditional songs of the Northwest for more than thirty-five years. Hobe first appeared at the NW Regional Folklife Festival in 1977 as a member of Timberbound, an Oregon stringband. He also appeared for a number of years with his longtime singing partner, Dave Berg. Since 1988, Hobe has been a performer at the annual Fisher Poets Gathering in Astoria, which he also is a founding member of the organizing committee. Hobe has been a resident of Astoria, Oregon since 1988.

6:55pm

BollyWorks
Energy Expression Entertainment

Friday May 22, 2015 6:55pm - 7:00pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre South Asian - DANCE
  • Bio BollyWorks, is Seattle's most authentic bollywoBollyWorks, brings the true flavors of Bollywood dance to Seattle. Owner, instructor & international performer, Arundhati has toured & performed with the biggest celebrities in Bollywood like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, AR Rehman & others. BollyWorks combines dance and fitness to give you a a great cardio workout while having fun. BollyWorks is located in Redmond and has classes for all. www.bollyworks.comod dance school. Started by international bollywood performer & instructor, Arundhati. Bollyworks brings the true flavors of Bollywood to Seattle.

7:00pm

Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners
Hot Jazz 'n Ragtime out of PDX

Friday May 22, 2015 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by SeattlePI.com

7:00pm

Lori Goldston
Solo Cello: Lyrical & Abstract

Friday May 22, 2015 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel
  • Genre Uncategorized
  • Band Members Lori Goldston cello
  • Bio Lori Goldston's voice on cello is unorthodox, driven by a restless curiosity and a busy life of collaborations. She's released albums on Sub Rosa and Mississippi Records.

7:00pm

Unite-One
7-Piece World-Funk-Fusion Band

Friday May 22, 2015 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

7:00pm

Rainy Camp at Folklife
With Bruce Baker

Friday May 22, 2015 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Cornish Courtyard
  • Genre Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • Bio Rainy Camp is a Folk Singing camp that has been held annually since 1990. It is attended by around 100 people and has workshops throughout the weekend that are topical or instructional. In 2014, Rainy Camp brought 7 of these workshops to Folklife to showcase the material that is found in a typical camp. The workshops encourage participation.

7:00pm

Al's Novelty Syncopators
1920's Dance Music

Friday May 22, 2015 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Armory Court Stage

7:00pm

Countercurrent with Suzanne Girardot, Caller
Irish, American, and more!

Friday May 22, 2015 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)
  • Genre Contra-Square Dance Band
  • Band Members Alex Sturbaum--guitar, feet, vocals, vocals Brian Lindsay--fiddle
  • Bio Best known as two-fifths of the Midwest contra dance sensation Gallimaufry, Countercurrent brings the energy and groove of the larger band to a tight and focused duo. Alex and Brian are both award-winning Irish musicians who have played Irish and contra dance music together for over half a decade. They met at Oberlin in 2009, and have been energizing dancers and delighting audiences ever since.

7:00pm

Skratch Lounge
Turntablist Scratch Cypher

Friday May 22, 2015 7:00pm - 8:50pm
Vera Project/Gallery: Sponsored by Seattle Weekly

7:05pm

Katrina Ji & Culture Shakti
Bollywood Dance

Friday May 22, 2015 7:05pm - 7:10pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre World-International - DANCE
  • Bio Katrina Ji & Culture Shakti will be performing Tribal Belly Dance with a little Can Can surprise thrown into the mix. We are based in Seattle WA

7:10pm

UW Raas
Garba and Dandiya Raas dance

Friday May 22, 2015 7:10pm - 7:15pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre South Asian - DANCE
  • Bio The UW Hip Hop Student Association is a student-run organization that creates events that promote the 5 elements of hip hop. Our event is a female-based dance battle.

7:10pm

The Holy Crows
Rainy day getaway Folk 'n' Roll

Friday May 22, 2015 7:10pm - 7:40pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by 91.3 KBCS

7:15pm

Trio Tsuica
Trans-Carpathian Plum Brandy

Friday May 22, 2015 7:15pm - 7:45pm
Center Theatre
  • Genre Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
  • Band Members accordion Peter Whitmore, bass, Paul Beck, violin Kathy Fors
  • Bio Trio Tsuica plays café and dance music from Romania, Hungary, and nearby countries. The group began in 2010 with three musicians on violin, accordion, and cimbalom—the hammered dulcimer’s extra-large, east-central European cousin. In need of a firm foundation, the ensemble eventually added a bassist. Since “Tsuica Quartet” just doesn’t roll off the tongue the same way, the ensemble became Portland’s only four-member trio. Tsuica is a traditional Romanian brandy distilled from plums.

7:18pm

Nalini
Classical Indian Bollywood

Friday May 22, 2015 7:18pm - 7:28pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

7:25pm

Emerson House Band
Redefining Folk

Friday May 22, 2015 7:25pm - 7:55pm
Back Porch Stage

7:30pm

Rhythms Of India Dance School
Bollywood Bhangra Performances

Friday May 22, 2015 7:30pm - 7:35pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

7:35pm

Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons
Rhapsody Project: Folk Blues

Friday May 22, 2015 7:35pm - 8:15pm
Trad Stage
  • Genre Blues
  • Band Members banjo, Ben Hunter - fiddle, bones Joe Seamons - guitar, harmonica
  • Bio After meeting at the crossroads of blues and folk music in the Pacific Northwest, Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons established themselves as a duo after their first year at the Pt. Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival in 2012. Delving deeper into their shared love of traditional and communal American musical styles, they developed their sound by adapting the arrangements of luminaries such as Blind Willie McTell to their main instruments: fiddle and banjo.

7:40pm

Prashanthi Chitre Institute of Performing Arts
Kuchipudi Classical Dances

Friday May 22, 2015 7:40pm - 7:50pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre South Asian - DANCE
  • Bio Prashanthi Chitre founder of PCIPA group has her expertise in Kuchipudi -Indian Classial Dance and Bollywood. She has been serving the puget sound area since 1999 with several dance productions of her own and training numerous students in her field of expertise. Her full bio can be read at http://www.pcipaseattle.com/about-founder.html

7:45pm

7:45pm

The Murkies
Psychedelic Solo Accordion

Friday May 22, 2015 7:45pm - 8:15pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel
  • Genre Misc. Instrumental
  • Band Members accordion, Kyle Hanson
  • Bio Kyle Hanson has been playing the accordion and writing songs and music for a long time. He started and led the Black Cat Orchestra, Spectratone International and El Pegaso with his partner Lori Goldston. He has collaborated with Mirah, David Byrne, Eric Richards; and written & produced music for dance, theater and film. The Murkies, started in 2013, is his first solo project.

7:45pm

Vaudeville Etiquette
Northwest Roots-Rock

Friday May 22, 2015 7:45pm - 8:15pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by SeattlePI.com

7:50pm

The Moonshine
Rockin' Cascadian Stringband

Friday May 22, 2015 7:50pm - 8:20pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by 91.3 KBCS
  • Genre Contemporary Folk Music
  • Band Members harmonica, lead harmony Sara - banjo, lead vocal Rachael - Autoharp, Michael - Guitar, Vocal, vocal Elwood- Stand up bass, vocal Susanna - fiddle
  • Bio Taking the magic of the five piece stringband as their foundation and journeying through the wilds of all music that has shaped them, The Moonshine is original and dynamic. With deep roots into Old-time, Indie Rock, Roots and Blues traditions, this music is an adventure! Hailing from Portland, Oregon, The Moonshine began crafting a style all their own in the winter of 2012, applying traditional stringband techniques to an eclectic palette of influences and the unconventional songwriting of Michael Gerard Levasseur. In support of their debut release, “And Now... The Moonshine,” the band has been touring the far and wide from the West Coast & Cascadia to the great beyond.

7:55pm

Katrina Ji & Culture Shakti
Rajasthani Folk Dance

Friday May 22, 2015 7:55pm - 8:10pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre South Asian - DANCE
  • Bio Katrina Ji toured the USA with Rajasthani Gypsy Caravan in 2014. The group included Suva Devi from the film Latcho Drom and Ustad Arba Music Group. From her experience, she has trained a group of dancers in Seattle to further preserve and share Rajasthani Folk Dance. In 2015, Katrina ji performed with Rajasthani Gypsy Caravan at the Desert Festival in Jaisalamer, Rajasthan India.

8:00pm

Archana Bennur
South Indian Classical Music

Friday May 22, 2015 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Center Theatre

8:00pm

The MoodSwings Jazz Band
All Women! All Fun!

Friday May 22, 2015 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Armory Court Stage

8:00pm

Folichon Cajun Band
Folichon: Cajun for Fun

Friday May 22, 2015 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

8:10pm

UW Raas
Garba and Dandiya Raas dance

Friday May 22, 2015 8:10pm - 8:15pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre South Asian - DANCE
  • Bio As students from the University of Washington, we strive to showcase the Indian folk dance Raas. Raas originates in the Indian state of Gujarat, and is made up of two dance forms - dandiya and garba. Raas is typically danced during the Indian festival Navratri, which celebrates the triumph of good over evil.

8:25pm

Timberbound
NW Logging & Fishing Ballads

Friday May 22, 2015 8:25pm - 9:00pm
Trad Stage

8:30pm

Ben von Wildenhaus
Global Guitar Noir

Friday May 22, 2015 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel
  • Genre Misc. Instrumental
  • Band Members Ben von Wildenhaus, guitar, Vocal
  • Bio His mostly instrumental, highly deliberate compositions of surf-inspired guitar hooks, twitchy loops, and piano tinkles make for something akin to a macabre soundtrack for a (dream) collaboration between Pedro Almodovar and Quentin Tarantino. Von Wildenhaus offers a tantalizing alternative to CMJ's borough-spanning frenzy, a sonic k-hole from which recovery may not be possible, or even desired. - SPIN

8:30pm

Five Pint Mary
Irish American Folk Rock

Friday May 22, 2015 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by 91.3 KBCS

8:30pm

Wild Rabbit
Folk-stomp Americana

Friday May 22, 2015 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by SeattlePI.com

8:30pm

Funky 2 Death
Original Funk and Soul Music

Friday May 22, 2015 8:30pm - 9:05pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

8:30pm

8:30pm

8:30pm

DAHLIA MOON a.k.a. Dana Sanders
Belly Dance

Friday May 22, 2015 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre World-International - DANCE
  • Bio Dahlia is one of Seattle's most beloved Middle Eastern dance and Improvisational Tribal Style dance performers and instructors. With over 20 years of experience under her belt, she is known for her unfaltering ability to translate music into physical form. In addition to working with Arabic music, Dahlia is also a certified instructor in Amy Sigil's unique and contagious format and is now Washington State's exclusive Hot Pot/UNMATA ITS Satellite instructor in Levels 1-4.

8:30pm

8:30pm

Deidra
Belly Dance with a Twist

Friday May 22, 2015 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre World-International - DANCE
  • Bio Deidra is a fusion bellydancer from Seattle who likes her dance with a little twist of the unusual

8:30pm

Indigo
BellyDance Folk/Fusion

Friday May 22, 2015 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

8:30pm

Portland Bellydance Guild, presenting multiple performers
The Portland Bellydance Guild

Friday May 22, 2015 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre World-International - DANCE
  • Bio The Portland Bellydance Guild is a membership organization with a mission to increase public awareness and appreciation for dance and music rooted in, or inspired by, the Middle-Eastern diaspora. We are proud to present a specially curated performance lineup of our professional members in the Tribal/Fusion belly dance genre.

8:30pm

Raq Steady Eddie
Hip Hop Fusion Belly Dancer

Friday May 22, 2015 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre Hip Hop
  • Bio Raq Steady Eddie is a martial artist who has always danced. He melds classical belly dance elements into a modern hip hop fusion for you to enjoy today!

8:30pm

Savannah Demers
Unapologetic Fusion

Friday May 22, 2015 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre World-International - DANCE
  • Bio Savannah is new to the western washington dance scene, and honored to be performing at folklife for the first time.

8:30pm

The Tribal Kind
Improvisational Tribal Bellydance

Friday May 22, 2015 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre World-International - DANCE
  • Bio The Tribal Kind.... an improvisational tribal style bellydance troupe with a playful, modern edge.

8:30pm

TriBellas
Fusion Belly Dance

Friday May 22, 2015 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre International Folkdance Band-Performance
  • Bio TriBellas is a Seattle/Tacoma fusion belly dance trio known for their slow serpentine movements & quick-striking abilities! Members - Christina, Janice and Juwana create unique and dynamic choreography by exploring new ways to infuse their extensive dance backgrounds in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tango, salsa, lyrical and more with belly dance to showcase fusion and captivate audiences with mezmerizing sensuality!

8:45pm

The Passenger String Quartet
Neoclassical, Avant-Garde

Friday May 22, 2015 8:45pm - 9:15pm
Center Theatre
  • Genre Misc. Instrumental
  • Band Members Andrew Joslyn - Violin Alina To - Violin Seth May-Patterson - Viola Rebecca Chung - Cello
  • Bio The Passenger String Quartet is an avant-garde, experimental neo-classical group, formed by Northwest composer/violinist Andrew Joslyn. The group is in high demand as studio session musicians, tours & performs original compositions, as well as backs a wide variety of regional, and national touring groups from David Bazan, DJ Spooky, Suzanne Vega, to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Ivan and Alyosha, Kris Orlowski, Doug Martsche, and many more. It features Alina To (Violin), Seth May-Patterson (Viola), Rebecca Chung-Filice (Cello), and Joslyn (violin/composer).

9:00pm

The SpeakEasy Band
Prohibition Era Music 1919-34

Friday May 22, 2015 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Armory Court Stage

9:00pm

The New Iberians Zydeco Blues Band
Stumptown Zydeco

Friday May 22, 2015 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

9:00pm

Sista Hailstorm & Julie C
Hip Hop from the Womb

Friday May 22, 2015 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Vera Project/Gallery: Sponsored by Seattle Weekly

9:20pm

The New Triumph
Energetic Jazzy Latin Funk

Friday May 22, 2015 9:20pm - 9:55pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

9:30pm

Seattle Cello eXperiment
An eXperiment in Cello

Friday May 22, 2015 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Center Theatre
 
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11:00am

Hamilton International Middle School Performing Arts Showcase
Middle School Music Ensembles

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:00am - 11:25am
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

11:00am

Anne Rutherford
Happily Ever After Starts Now

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:00am - 11:25am
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by ParentMap
  • Genre Storytellers
  • Program Family Fun
  • Bio Anne Rutherford has been telling stories professionally since 1999 to all kinds of audiences throughout the Northwest, including inside collapsing tents and on stage with biting ants. She is also 2-time winner of the NW Folklife Liar's contest, so don't believe everything she tells you.

11:00am

11:00am

Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band
Western Cowgirl Harmony Trio

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
Back Porch Stage

11:00am

Kaze Daiko
Japanese Drum Youth Group

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by SeattlePI.com

11:00am

Larry Murante
Contemporary Singer Songwriter

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by 91.3 KBCS

11:00am

Paul Kara Ross
Ancient Pueblo and Xiao Flutes

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel
  • Genre Native American - MUSIC
  • Band Members Paul Kara Ross -flutes
  • Bio Paul Kara Ross is a Seattle area multi-instrumentalist specializing in Native American, Celtic and New Age music. Paul currently plays Native American, Pueblo (Anasazi and Mojave), Xiao, Kaval, and Shakuhachi flutes, Irish uilleann pipes and whistles, bouzouki, classical guitar, and several types of electric basses as solo instruments. Paul has had the honor of playing the first Phi Zeta flute created, an instrument designed off of the Fibonacci Spiral or Golden Ratio Equation. Paul has four albums available on line, two Native American albums and two Irish Christmas albums. His newest album "Empty" focuses on the sounds of the Phi flutes, a brand new experimental instrument.

11:00am

The Cabin Project
Orchestral Indie Pop

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
Vera Project/Gallery: Sponsored by Seattle Weekly

11:00am

The Top Star Fiddlers
Fiddlers Ages 6-16

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
Center Theatre

11:00am

MOBROLL
MOBROLL "Spoke & Word" Rides

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
Cornish Playhouse: Sponsored by KCTS9

11:00am

Bridgetown Morris Men
Morris with Energy

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:00am - 11:50am
Armory Court Stage

11:00am

Renegade Rose Morris
Fun Dances to Great Tunes

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:00am - 11:50am
Armory Court Stage

11:00am

Two Rivers Morris
Two Rivers Morris - Oregon

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:00am - 11:50am
Armory Court Stage

11:00am

Breathing Life into your Stories w/ Rhyme, Rhythm & Beats
With Ken Iverson

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:00am - 11:50am
Armory Loft - Music Workshops

11:00am

Thai Dance Episode III : Souls of E-Sarn
With Pothjanaporn Kanokkaew

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:00am - 11:50am
Armory Loft - Dance Workshops

11:00am

Portland Megaband with Erik Weberg, Caller
Big Contra Energy

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:00am - 11:50am
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

11:00am

Bulgarian Voices of Seattle Women's Choir
Songs from Our Homeland

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by KCTS9

11:00am

Dunava
A Cappella Balkan Harmonies

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by KCTS9

11:00am

11:00am

Medena Pitka
Bulgarian Music and Dance

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by KCTS9
  • Genre Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - DANCE
  • Band Members Alexander Eppler
  • Bio Medena Pitka, also known as Honey Bread, is a program of The Bulgarian Cultural and HeritageCenter of Seattle (BCHCS) that organically interweaves knowledge of traditional Bulgarian rituals and celebrations and practical knowledge of Bulgarian proverbial lyrics, rhythms, songs and dance. It introduces children to our traditional folklore in a way in which learning means learning by doing. The overall aim of the program is to stimulate children's growth by prodiving a cultural environment where they will learn to sing in Bulgarian, dance the Bulgarian way, laugh to Bulgarian jokes and hopefully, create their own folklore.

11:00am

Radost Folk Ensemble
Joyful Balkan Dance since 1976

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by KCTS9

11:00am

Seattle Cheta
Bulgarian Dance and Music

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by KCTS9
  • Genre Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - DANCE
  • Band Members Alexander Eppler
  • Bio The performance group, Seattle Cheta at The Bulgarian Cultural and Heritage Center of Seattle (BCHCS) was established in April 2014 for participation in the Verea Bulgarian Folk Festival in Chicago. The name is a combination of 'SeattleCheta' - people from Seattle and "Seattle Cheta" - a team/ brigade, with connotation to the heroic Bulgarian Enlightenment. We take joy in bringing back to life old traditional Bulgarian songs and dances, among which Koledarski Pesni and Koledarski Yambolski Buenek, performed by our men.

11:00am

Ubre-Debre
Bulgarian Showcase

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by KCTS9

11:00am

Anga Kala Kathak Academy
Kathak - Indian Classical

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:00am - 1:50pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre Southeast-East Asia - DANCE
  • Bio Anga Kala Kathak Academy students will be showcasing KATHAK - the classical dance of Northern India. Anga Kala Kathak Academy is a premier Kathak School in Pacific North West and North East Ohio under the artistic direction of Antara Datta.

11:00am

Arpan
Indian Classical Bharatanatyam

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:00am - 1:50pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre South Asian - DANCE
  • Bio ARPAN is a performing arts organization that is dedicated to the promotion of Folk and Classical traditions of India. This includes dance, music, folklore, traditions and values. It strives to bring together like minded artistes who value the traditions passed down through the ages unadulterated by the vagaries of the modern world.

11:00am

Arpan Arts
Classical Indian Dance

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:00am - 1:50pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre South Asian - DANCE
  • Bio Arpan Arts is a Redmond-based classical Indian dance school. We perform in a variety of venues and are dedicated to promoting classical Indian arts within the Seattle community.

11:00am

Douglas Ridings
Solo Odissi Dance

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:00am - 1:50pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre Southeast-East Asia - DANCE
  • Bio Douglas Ridings has trained and performed with Dr. Ratna Roy and her group The Urvasi Dance ensemble since 2005. He has performed internationally as a soloist including The International Odissi Festival in Bhubaneswar, India.

11:00am

Indonesian Cultural Association
Indonesian Traditional Dances

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:00am - 1:50pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre Southeast-East Asia - DANCE
  • Bio ICA was formed 2 years ago performing traditional dances from different provinces of Indonesia. We teach Indonesian dances to children and adults. We have performed at schools, Tacoma Dome in 2014 for Asian Pacific CC New Year fest, Bellevue College, Tacoma College, Puyallup Fair and New England Indonesian Fest in Boston (2014)

11:00am

Milana Natyam
Unity in Contrast

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:00am - 1:50pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre Southeast-East Asia - DANCE
  • Bio These dancers have come together to celebrate the ancient dance traditions learned from their revered masters, and honed by the stage. We delight in presenting starkly contrasting dance forms that are united in their elemental expression of the soul.

11:00am

Mohini Dance School
Mohiniyattam by Mohini School

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:00am - 1:50pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre South Asian - DANCE
  • Bio Smitha Vijayan, a Mohiniyattam performer from Kerala, India founded the Mohini Dance School in Redmond, WA in 2013. This dance form is characterized by gentle footwork and graceful swaying movements symbolic of the paddy fields of Kerala swaying in the gentle breeze. This year alone, Smitha and her students have performed at 5 different venues. We look forward to performing at the Northwest Folklife Festival in 2015 and continue to increase awareness about this classical dance form of India.

11:00am

Urvasi Dance Ensemble
Classical Odissi Dance India

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:00am - 1:50pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre South Asian - DANCE
  • Bio Urvasi Dance Emsemble specializes in a rare form of classical odissi dance from India.It is considered one of the top 30 international troupes in the style. Urvasi was the first international troupe to perform at the prestigious mukteswar festival, live broadcast by BBC.

11:00am

YAVANIKA - Veiled Perspectives
Dance for Social Change

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:00am - 1:50pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre South Asian - DANCE
  • Bio A choreographer whose mission is to create positive changes in the society by changing one perspective at a time, Joyce brings to her work an integration of physiology, kinesiology, technique, storytelling, rhythm structures, and varied learning methodologies.

11:00am

11:00am

Shape Note Singing Mini-Convention
With Jack Lofton & Kathy Vlach. Sacred Harp.

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:00am - 1:50pm
Cornish Courtyard
  • Genre Sing-Along
  • Bio First and foremost, we are not a choir. We sing for ourselves and for each other with no director, no rehearsals and we don't try to sound pretty! The tradition of shape note singing is as old as the United States itself. There has been a shape note singing group in some form or other in Seattle since the mid-1970's. The stage performance is not so much a performance as it is a singing demonstration. If you like what you hear or see, come join us!

11:00am

HIP HOP: SEATTLE STYLE

Seattle Hip Hop as seen through the lens of Seatown's Original B-Boy Pablo D of the North City Rockers and Studio Narvaez Photography


Saturday May 23, 2015 11:00am - 8:00pm
Vera Project/Gallery: Sponsored by Seattle Weekly

11:30am

Judith Alexander
World Folklore for Fun & Wisdom

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:30am - 11:55am
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by ParentMap
  • Genre Storytellers
  • Program Family Fun
  • Bio As a school librarian, I knew that sharing stories with children was what I would miss when I retired. So I began to tell stories, joined the Seattle Storytellers Guild,attended storytelling festivals, and took workshops with Margaret Read MacDonald among others. Now, living part-time in Seattle, and part-time in Munich, Germany, I love sharing stories with people of all ages -- folk tales from around the world, but especially from Appalachia and stories from Native American cultures.

11:40am

Hamilton International Middle School Chamber Orchestra
Chamber Orchestra Hamilton Int

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:40am - 12:05pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

11:40am

11:40am

Brother for Sale!
Two Amazing Young Musicians

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:40am - 12:10pm
Back Porch Stage
  • Genre Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • Band Members fiddle, guitar, mandolin Kaj Litch, Tashi Litch, vocals
  • Bio Tashi and Kaj Litch are two young up and coming musicians from Orcas Island, playing a wide range of lively original and traditional music from Celtic to Choro, Bluegrass to Jazz on fiddle, guitar, mandolin and voice. They have played with Brandi Carlile at Benaroya Hall, opened for the Doe Bay Music Festival, and play a number of festivals each summer. If you have not seen these two rising artists yet, you will want catch them while they are still local folk.

11:40am

Salmonberry Jam - Jean Geiger and Cathy Britell
Autoharp, Banjo, Old-Time Harmony

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:40am - 12:10pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

11:40am

Vivian & Phil Williams
Northwest Fiddling

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:40am - 12:10pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by 91.3 KBCS
  • Genre Old Time Music
  • Band Members Vivian Williams: fiddle. Phil Williams: guitar.
  • Bio Vivian has won over fifty fiddle contest, including the Smithsonian in Washington DC. She is the major expert on the fiddle dance music of the Pioneer West, who owns Voyage Recordings, which has over sixty CDs and nine books in press and have been performing forever 59 years. They are recipients of the Folk Alliances "Best of the West" award and many more.

11:45am

Calum MacKinnon's Northwest Scottish Fiddlers
Scottish Fiddlers and Friends

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:45am - 12:15pm
Center Theatre

11:45am

La Famille Leger
Music of French Canada

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:45am - 12:15pm
Trad Stage

11:45am

The Meadow Roads
Americana/Soul with Harmony

Saturday May 23, 2015 11:45am - 12:15pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by SeattlePI.com

12:00pm

Pongo Teen Writing
Pongo Teen Poetry!

Saturday May 23, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Cornish Playhouse: Sponsored by KCTS9
  • Genre Spoken Word-Poetry
  • Program Cultural Focus
  • Bio Eli Hastings is an author, therapist and assistant director of Pongo Teen Writing; in all capacities he works with the power of story to heal trauma. He will present Pongo mentors reading youth poetry and their dynamic responses in the form of original poetry.

12:00pm

Sound and Fury Morris Dancers
Capers and kilts!

Saturday May 23, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Armory Court Stage

12:00pm

Tiddley Cove Morris
Traditional, Contemporary Dance

Saturday May 23, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Armory Court Stage

12:00pm

Vancouver Morris Men
Traditional English Folk Dance

Saturday May 23, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Armory Court Stage

12:00pm

Playing the Bones
With Rick Fogel

Saturday May 23, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Rhythm Tent

12:00pm

Ben Schreiber and Scotty Leach with Michael Karcher, Caller
Energetic Dance Tunes!

Saturday May 23, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

12:00pm

Fabulous French Country Dances
With Eileen Little and Foie de Joie

Saturday May 23, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Armory Loft - Dance Workshops
  • Genre Western Europe - DANCE
  • Bio Eileen Little and Arthur Hixson teach and play French traditional dances. Eileen Little is a very well known instructor in the Seattle area. The group, Feu de Joie, specializes in the French dance tunes and uses the traditional instruments of cornemuse, vielle a roue and fiddle.

12:00pm

Old Time Jam
With Rabbit Stew String Band

Saturday May 23, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Boeing Green
  • Genre Old Time Music
  • Bio We are three Seattle musicians with a shared love of music, dance, and having a fine old time. With fiddle (Alex MacLeod), banjo (David Pearlstein), and guitar (Beth Clemetson) we play traditional American music from the late 1800s and early 1900s -- a genre known as "Old TIme." Dancing is the almost inevitable partner to this music, and we're often joined by one of many talented Seattle area square dance callers. Old Time music was, and is, community music played at community events -- we'd love to bring some music and dance to your next celebration!

12:00pm

Jiggy Crunk
Curated by SIFF Programmer Clinton McClung

Saturday May 23, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
SIFF Film Center

12:00pm

Hawaiin Slack Key Guitar
With Kory Tideman

Saturday May 23, 2015 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Armory Loft - Music Workshops

12:00pm

12:05pm

Interactive Jump Rope Show and Workshop
By Rene Bibaud of Ropeworks

Saturday May 23, 2015 12:05pm - 12:45pm
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by ParentMap

12:20pm

Hamilton Vocal Jazz
Vocal Jazz ensemble

Saturday May 23, 2015 12:20pm - 12:45pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

12:20pm

12:20pm

12:20pm

Telynor
European Music, etc

Saturday May 23, 2015 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by 91.3 KBCS

12:20pm

Wren
Pure vocals, original PNW folk

Saturday May 23, 2015 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel
  • Genre Contemporary Folk Music, Singer-Songwriter
  • Bio PNW singer-songwriter Wren, a self-titled 'song poet,' weaves of a mix of the haunting and the sweet with her all-original songs sung against classical guitar finger-picking. Her music has been called "deeply authentic" and features songs about transformation, love, and the soul of wild lands. Her first album "Bone Nest" was released in 2012, and she is currently recording her 2nd album, which is partly inspired by her time living in Galicia, Spain. Her Seattle band includes Anna Boyd on fiddle and Ariana Taylor-Stanley on keyboard.

12:25pm

12:30pm

Memphis Radio Kings
Wine and bullets

Saturday May 23, 2015 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by SeattlePI.com
  • Genre Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
  • Band Members Charlie Beck- Vocals and Guitar, Tim Jones- Guitar, Harmonica, Theramin and Vocals, Tony Leamer- Drums, Percussion and Vocals
  • Bio Memphis Radio Kings are wine and bullets. They are melody and hooks, rhythm and enthusiasm, aggression and restraint. They are thought provoking lyrics, sweaty live performances, and quiet moments that make you cry, or laugh. They are 4 guys who don’t care about record labels, genre labels or the other things that most bands care about. They are perfect pop songs, a Telecaster that cuts you in half, and rhythms that make you want to dance, fight, or both. With three full-length albums, an EP and hundreds of live shows, they are experienced but never jaded, always grateful.

12:30pm

Pacific Northwest Northumbrian Pipers
Trad Music from NE England

Saturday May 23, 2015 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Center Theatre

12:50pm

Katrina Ji & Culture Shakti
Rajasthani Folk Dance

Saturday May 23, 2015 12:50pm - 1:00pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre South Asian - DANCE
  • Bio Katrina Ji toured the USA with Rajasthani Gypsy Caravan in 2014. The group included Suva Devi from the film Latcho Drom and Ustad Arba Music Group. From her experience, she has trained a group of dancers in Seattle to further preserve and share Rajasthani Folk Dance. In 2015, Katrina ji performed with Rajasthani Gypsy Caravan at the Desert Festival in Jaisalamer, Rajasthan India.

12:50pm

Calum MacKinnon's Next Generation
Passing on Celtic Traditions

Saturday May 23, 2015 12:50pm - 1:20pm
Trad Stage

1:00pm

Late Summer Travelers
String band with Belly dancers

Saturday May 23, 2015 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by 91.3 KBCS

1:00pm

The Desert Kind
Folk-Rock from Portland Oregon

Saturday May 23, 2015 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Back Porch Stage
  • Genre Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • Band Members Chris Bigley- Vocals, Electric Guitar Elwood Johncox- Upright Bass, guitar, harmonica Ben Cartwright-Dobro, kick drum, Pedal Steel, vocals
  • Program Indie Roots
  • Bio The Desert Kind manages to both acknowledge the roots of folk music and blend in modern sounds that will satisfy bearded hipster crowds. The sound of The Desert Kind resonates in the rising mountains and twisting roads of the pacific northwest echoing emotional struggles and passions penned by artists like Woody Guthrie and Roy Harper. The songs are culled from day to day struggle of common people live and thrive in the complex and sometimes complexly simple world. A blend of Americana country and folk ballads, singer, Chris Bigley's lyrics emerge from a root which is common to all people but remains unnoticed until it is given the grace of poetic verse.

1:00pm

The Rusty Cleavers
Backyard Clatter Bluegrass

Saturday May 23, 2015 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Vera Project/Gallery: Sponsored by Seattle Weekly

1:00pm

Kukeri Parade
Kukeri Parade

Saturday May 23, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by KCTS9
  • Genre Parade Group-Marching Band
  • Bio Kukeri is a plural for kuker which means a mummer. Mummer's games are traditional Bulgarian rituals for fertility, regeneration and awakening of the earth, performed by unmarried men around New Year and before Lent. The kukeri reinforce the connection between the people and the land. Through their dance and stumping moves, they chase away the old, the cold and evil, and clear the path for regeneration, fertility and the warmth brought by the spring. Traditionally, the kukeri wear costumes and scary masks made from animal furs and skins, and heavy bells on the belt to produce a loud noise. The Kukeri Parade at Folklife is performed by men from the Bulgarian community in Seattle.

1:00pm

Youth Poet Laureate
Seattle Youth Poet Laureate

Saturday May 23, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Cornish Playhouse: Sponsored by KCTS9
  • Genre Spoken Word-Poetry
  • Program Cultural Focus
  • Bio Performers are writers ages 14-19 who have applied and been selected as either Finalists or Seattle Youth Poet Laureate.

1:00pm

Basque Festival Dances
Elise Overgaard

Saturday May 23, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Armory Court Stage

1:00pm

Choro Tocando, The Bones of Brazilian Choro: How “the Kitchen” Cooks
With KTzinha & Paul Korsmo

Saturday May 23, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Rhythm Tent

1:00pm

Learn to Waltz
With Joseph McKinney

Saturday May 23, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Armory Loft - Dance Workshops

1:00pm

Cooper, Iglitzin & King with Erik Weberg, Caller
Dance Music

Saturday May 23, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

1:00pm

Read and Destroy
Music Inspired by Books

Saturday May 23, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

1:00pm

Open Irish Traditional Music Session
With Ming Chen

Saturday May 23, 2015 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Boeing Green

1:05pm

The Warren G. Hardings
Bad President. Fun Band.

Saturday May 23, 2015 1:05pm - 1:35pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre
  • Genre Bluegrass
  • Band Members Gabriel Marowitz - Mandolin Lee Callender - Fiddle Andrew Knapp - Bass Steve Werner - Banjo Garrett Lamp - Guitar
  • Bio The Warren G. Hardings are at the forefront of a fresh wave of Cascadian newgrass. There’s an abandon to their music that unites the carefree folk music of a time long gone with the red-hot roots music movement that’s sweeping the nation. Though the music they create has obvious nods to a rural American past, the songwriting is as fast-paced as Seattle city traffic, and owes more to the fierce politics of the Northwest than any kind of old-timey nostalgia. The Warren G. Hardings have been playing to hungry crowds all over the Northwest for the past several years, ever since meeting at underground bluegrass jams.

1:10pm

The Freshest Kids
Directed by Israel

Saturday May 23, 2015 1:10pm - 2:45pm
SIFF Film Center

1:15pm

Lowlands
Story Focused Indie Folk

Saturday May 23, 2015 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by SeattlePI.com
  • Genre Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
  • Band Members Tom Rorem- Electric-Acoustic Guitars Ben Jahn- Bass William Mapp- Drums Alex Huth- Keyboards Steve Miller- Electric Car
  • Bio Based in Seattle Wa since 2010, Lowlands has been formed, destroyed, and reformed in the last 4 years. In recent months a rebuilding has happened. New songs written by band leader Tom Rorem have been formed and forged into new likeness. Along with fellow fellow bandmates they have created epic soundscapes of emotional highs and lows that speak the human experience. Accompanied with a Decemberist type story telling quality, each song draws out different musical influences. From folk to soul, indie rock to rock and roll Lowlands is an all in one package that delivers in all aspects.

1:15pm

1:30pm

Syren
Canadian Celtic Music

Saturday May 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Trad Stage
  • Genre British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Band Members Bodhran Melody Benbow - Vocals, Bodhran Terry James - Percussion, Fae Wiedenhoeft - Vocals, guitar, mandolin, Penny Whistle
  • Bio With a rich and seamless vocal blend that is rivaled only by rare sibling harmonies, Melody and Fae come to their collaboration and their repertoire as though they were born to it. Accompanying themselves with guitar, mandolin, penny whistles, and traditional percussion, the women of Syren bring a delightful and challenging range of song from Old Scots jigs and reels, to mystical Irish love songs, to passionate ballads of their own composition. Hearing the Syren song is an enchanting experience and a musical must for fans of traditional Celtic music!

1:30pm

Slow/Beginner Old-Time Jam in D
With Josh & Cam Larios

Saturday May 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Armory Loft - Music Workshops
  • Genre Old Time Music
  • Bio Bring an instrument suitable for playing in the key of D and play some old-time tunes at a beginner-appropriate pace.

1:40pm

Canote Brothers
Twin Brother Tunes & Harmonies

Saturday May 23, 2015 1:40pm - 2:10pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by 91.3 KBCS

1:40pm

Sarah Comer
NW Fiddle Tunes, Old & New!

Saturday May 23, 2015 1:40pm - 2:10pm
Back Porch Stage
  • Genre Old Time Music
  • Band Members Sarah Comer - Fiddle David Cahn - Guitar
  • Bio Sarah grew up surrounded by masters of the old time music tradition and loves being able to pass that tradition on to her students. She's performed everywhere from living history museums to Benaroya Hall, has taught for Pierce College and the Washington Old Time Fiddlers' Association, and leads the Dusty Strings Dance Band. David Cahn has toured with Rodney Miller and appears on two of his CDs which include several of David's original tunes, and has taught at the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, The Festival of American Fiddletunes, Pinewoods, Augusta, and many other camps around the country and abroad.

1:45pm

1:45pm

The Student Loan Stringband
Groovy, quirky, lively!

Saturday May 23, 2015 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre
  • Genre Bluegrass
  • Band Members banjo, Fiddle Mark Gerolami - Vocals, guitar, Guitar Chad Kimbler - Vocals, Julio Appling - Vocals, mandolin, Upright Bass Liz Chibucos - Vocals
  • Bio This progressive bluegrass quartet from Portland, OR puts on a groovy, quirky, and lively genre-buster of a show. The Student Loan recently released their fourth studio album, 'Moonlit Toasters,' in June 2014. Produced by guitar-slinging extraordinaire Scott Law, this album marks a new stage of style and creativity for the band whose diverse sound transcends genre, fusing elements of jazz, blues, rock and jam with traditional bluegrass instrumentation. Along with regular appearances around the west coast of the US, the band has toured overseas to 16 different countries for the U.S. State Department's cultural exchange programs, performing and teaching workshops.

2:00pm

The Native Sibling
Brother-Sister Folk Duo

Saturday May 23, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by SeattlePI.com

2:00pm

2:00pm

FANGA, the World's Most Popular Hand-Drum Song
With Simone LaDrumma

Saturday May 23, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Rhythm Tent

2:00pm

Portland ECD with Kalia Kilban, Caller
Betsy-Erik-Mark from Portland

Saturday May 23, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

2:00pm

Crankie Fest!
19th Century Moving Panoramas

Saturday May 23, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Center Theatre
  • Genre Storytellers
  • Bio Sue Truman stitches crankies from felt has performed in the US and Europe. Her website thecrankiefacory.com, the 'go to' site for crankies. Dejah Leger creates paper-cut crankies, has performed in US, Canada and Europe.

2:00pm

RingSide
Head2Head Slam with Poets & MCs

Saturday May 23, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cornish Playhouse: Sponsored by KCTS9
  • Genre Spoken Word-Poetry
  • Program Cultural Focus
  • Bio RingSide Slam is a new head-to-head poetry slam in Seattle. Nikkita Oliver (K.O.) & Nikki Etienne (Momma Nikki) came together seeing a need for a different kind of slam. One that would combine the elements of Hip-Hop & Poetry, while giving all the power back to the audience. The AUDIENCE will be the judge & each artist goes head-to-head in a single elimination. Poets VS MCs, Poets VS Poets, MCs VS MCs, battling round after round until there is a winner.

2:00pm

Great Young Fiddlers!
With Stuart Williams & Students and Sherry Nevins, Caller

Saturday May 23, 2015 2:00pm - 3:20pm
Armory Loft - Dance Workshops

2:00pm

Barbershop A Cappella Singing Workshop
With Ted Chamberlain

Saturday May 23, 2015 2:00pm - 3:20pm
Cornish Courtyard
  • Genre Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • Bio The Chorus of the Seattle SeaChordsmen Barbershop Chorus will present an audience participation workshop of American Barbershop Music, similar to the ones we have done the past 3 years.

2:00pm

Music of the Movement
With Steve Sneed, Ijeoma Oluo, Zithri Ahmed Saleem, and Aaron Dixon

Saturday May 23, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
EMP JBL Theatre (Narrative Stage)

2:00pm

Seattle Swing Dance CLub
West Coast Swing Dance Demo

Saturday May 23, 2015 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Armory Court Stage

2:00pm

Filipiniana Dance Company
Philippine Song & Dance Group

Saturday May 23, 2015 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre Southeast-East Asia - DANCE
  • Bio We are a non-profit dance company with 42 years of public service. We aim to offer the best Filipino entertainment to the surrounding Pacific Northwest.

2:00pm

2:00pm

FACES Dance Ensemble
Filipino Folk Dances & Songs

Saturday May 23, 2015 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre Southeast-East Asia - DANCE
  • Bio Formed by Filipino-American City Employees of Seattle (FACES), this song and dance group has performed extensively at most government functions, civic programs and other activities.

2:10pm

Sempre Sisters
Upbeat Fiddle & Cello Sister Duo

Saturday May 23, 2015 2:10pm - 2:40pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel
  • Genre Contemporary Folk Music
  • Band Members Charlotte Marckx violin, Olivia Marckx cello
  • Bio With tap-your-feet rhythms and fiery fiddling, Sempre Sisters is sure to impress. Two musical award-winning teenage sisters, drawing on rich traditions of fiddling present infectiously feel-good music that is brimming with youthful enthusiasm. Frequent pe

2:15pm

The Drunken Maidens
Untraditionally Traditional

Saturday May 23, 2015 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Trad Stage
  • Genre British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Band Members bodhran, Fiddle. Cat Fox, Guitar Helen Gilbert, Liz Savage, mandolin, Vocal, vocal Elaine Bradtke, Whistle, Whistle Tink McCoy
  • Bio Lori Bellamy, Liz Savage, Helen Gilbert and Elaine Bradtke were brought together through their love of ancient British dance and folk music. Joining forces as The Drunken Maidens they walk on the tipsy side of life with tight harmonies, good Scotch and dark tea. The Maidens have been working hard to build a repertoire of traditional folk songs and strong female harmonies with the intent to add original works and instrumental pieces over time. Their journey together has already been filled with adventure won't you join them for the ride?!

2:20pm

Smoky Mokes Ragtime Ensemble
Rags and Cakewalks Early 20th C

Saturday May 23, 2015 2:20pm - 2:50pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by 91.3 KBCS

2:20pm

The Beautiful Strangers
Soulful, roots-rocky Americana

Saturday May 23, 2015 2:20pm - 2:50pm
Back Porch Stage

2:25pm

Renegade Stringband
Northwest Bluegrass

Saturday May 23, 2015 2:25pm - 2:55pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

2:30pm

The Ramblin' Years
Country-Fried Rock'n'Roll

Saturday May 23, 2015 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Vera Project/Gallery: Sponsored by Seattle Weekly

2:30pm

Bridgetown Morris Men
Morris with Energy

Saturday May 23, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
McCaw Promenade

2:30pm

Renegade Rose Morris
Fun Dances to Great Tunes

Saturday May 23, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
McCaw Promenade

2:30pm

2:45pm

2:50pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

Corwin Bolt and the Wingnuts
Oldtime. Newtime. Ragtime. Blutime.

Saturday May 23, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Back Porch Stage

3:00pm

The Whiskey Archives
Country Punkygrass Americana

Saturday May 23, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by 91.3 KBCS

3:00pm

Introduction to the Autoharp for Old-time, Celtic, and Modern Folk Music
With Cathy Britell

Saturday May 23, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Armory Loft - Music Workshops

3:00pm

Join the Jamtown Howdy Band
With John Hayden

Saturday May 23, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by ParentMap
  • Band Members and props for the audience!, just me...singing, uke
  • Program Family Fun
  • Bio Join the Howdy Band - that's right, you are the band! original & folk songs feature movement and rhythm play-along for all ages. We'll provide Jamtown fairly traded world instruments. Jamtown John will play ukulele & hand drums.

3:00pm

Rhythm Tent - Drum and Percussion Classes
With Kerry "Shakerman" Greene

Saturday May 23, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Rhythm Tent
  • Genre World-International - MUSIC
  • Bio Inter-Active classes enpowering people of all backgrounds by sharing the magic of drumming and percussion.

3:00pm

The Fixations with Charlie Fenton
Driving, Gutsy Northern Tunes

Saturday May 23, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)
  • Genre Contra-Square Dance Band
  • Band Members Laurie Andres: accordion. Cathie Whiteside: fiddle. Sandy Bradley: guitar.
  • Bio The Fixations feature the accordion-playing, fiddling, and guitar-playing of three masters of contra dance music. They are colleagues going back decades. Sandy and Laurie began touring the country playing for dances in the 70s. Cathie began her dance fiddleing in 1980 at the encouragement of Sandy and Laurie. Collectively they have performed ad taught at dance and music festivals nationally and internationally for many years.

3:00pm

Hip Hop Fellow
Directed by Kenneth Price

Saturday May 23, 2015 3:00pm - 4:20pm
SIFF Film Center

3:00pm

Arts Corps' Massive Break Challenge
Massive Break Challenge

Saturday May 23, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by KCTS9

3:05pm

Pickled Okra
Old-Fangled, New-Fashioned Music

Saturday May 23, 2015 3:05pm - 3:35pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

3:15pm

Samuel Becerra- South in the North Project
Music from Ancient Mexico

Saturday May 23, 2015 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Center Theatre

3:15pm

Jonathan Warren and the Billygoats
Psycho Billy Folk Grass

Saturday May 23, 2015 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Vera Project/Gallery: Sponsored by Seattle Weekly

3:30pm

Olivia and Rene
South American-Influenced Duo

Saturday May 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

3:30pm

The Mama Rags
Rock & Roll Revival

Saturday May 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by SeattlePI.com

3:30pm

The Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society
With Pam Kelley Elend

Saturday May 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Cornish Courtyard

3:30pm

Sound and Fury Morris Dancers
Capers and kilts!

Saturday May 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
McCaw Promenade

3:30pm

Tiddley Cove Morris
Traditional, Contemporary Dance

Saturday May 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
McCaw Promenade

3:30pm

Vancouver Morris Men
Traditional English Folk Dance

Saturday May 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
McCaw Promenade

3:30pm

3:30pm

Introduction to Traditional Appalachian Clog Dance
The Eclectic Cloggers

Saturday May 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:50pm
Armory Loft - Dance Workshops
  • Genre Traditional American DANCE
  • Bio The Eclectic Cloggers is a Seattle dance group that performs a high-energy style of traditional Appalachian step dancing. This percussive dance form comes from the eastern mountain region of the United States, where it began as a mix of Irish, Scottish, and English step dances with Africian and Native American influences. Since 1982, the Eclectic Cloggers have performed at festivals and community events throughout the Northwest. The cloggers will be kicking up their heels today to the driving and energetic music of the Old-Time band called "Moonshine and Turpentine."

3:35pm

3:35pm

Mariide
From a Cascadian Point of View

Saturday May 23, 2015 3:35pm - 4:00pm
Trad Stage
  • Genre Maritime
  • Band Members Mariide Widmann, guitar
  • Bio Mariide has ran the open mic at Last Exit Cofee House and Satrbaucks and is known as a Seattle Parks Busker.

3:40pm

The Onlies
Young Trad Wonders

Saturday May 23, 2015 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Back Porch Stage
  • Genre Old Time Music
  • Band Members banjo, guitar, mandolin Leo Shannon - fiddle, mandolin Sami Braman - fiddle, Riley Calcagno - fiddle
  • Program Family Fun
  • Bio The Onlies play original and traditional fiddle-driven music, with Celtic, old-time American, and Canadian roots. Members Leo Shannon, Riley Calcagno, and Samantha Braman are Garfield High School (Seattle) juniors who’ve literally played together since they were two years old. Singing and playing fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, and piano, they have developed a strong fan base throughout the Pacific Northwest, performing concerts, dances, restaurants, and pubs from Port Townsend to Ojai, CA.

4:00pm

Shahrazad Dance Ensemble of Seattle
Middle East Folkloric Dance

Saturday May 23, 2015 4:00pm - 4:25pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre Greater Middle East-North Africa - DANCE
  • Bio Shahrazad Dance Ensemble, founded in 1978, has studied with leading teachers from various cultures of the Middle East, and presents folkloric versions of Egyptian Saidi dance, khalegy from the Gulf States, Turkish and Moroccan dances.

4:00pm

A Tit-Bit of Tango
With Patty Leverett

Saturday May 23, 2015 4:00pm - 4:25pm
Armory Court Stage
  • Genre Latin America - DANCE
  • Bio Each of the Tango bands will fill out their own application for this event. Tango instructors participating in the demos will submit info to MC to announce them.

4:00pm

4:00pm

GEMS
Electro Drum Synth Explosion

Saturday May 23, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Vera Project/Gallery: Sponsored by Seattle Weekly

4:00pm

Canote Brothers
Twin Brother Tunes & Harmonies

Saturday May 23, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by ParentMap

4:00pm

Afro Cuban & Puerto Rican Music
With Arturo Rodriguez

Saturday May 23, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Rhythm Tent
  • Genre Africa - MUSIC
  • Band Members None
  • Bio Learn to bring your inner music out. I will introduce to traditional music and songs.

4:00pm

Introduction to Native American flute
With Peter Ali

Saturday May 23, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Armory Loft - Music Workshops

4:00pm

Heliotrope with Morna Leonard, Caller
Eclectic Contras - Old & New

Saturday May 23, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

4:00pm

Te Fare O Tamatoa
Tahitian Culture Through Dance and Music

Saturday May 23, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Cornish Playhouse: Sponsored by KCTS9

4:00pm

History of Northwest Hip Hop
With Larry Mizell Jr, Fatal Lucciauno, and Dr. Daudi Abe

Saturday May 23, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
EMP JBL Theatre (Narrative Stage)
  • Band Members Larry Mizell Jr. Fatal Lucciauno King Khasm TBA
  • Program Cultural Focus
  • Bio This panel will discuss and analyze the timeline of Northwest Hip Hop with an emphasis on the city of Seattle. Panelists will discuss the culture, music, and impact that Northwest Hip Hop has had and continues to have.

4:00pm

Draze
Where Rap Meets African Music

Saturday May 23, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre
  • Genre Hip Hop
  • Band Members DJ, Drum set, guitar, Key board, marimba, Percussion
  • Program Cultural Focus
  • Bio Hip Hop MC and musician Draze was born in Seattle, WA. The son of two African music legends, Dumisani Maraire, Sr. and Lora (Sukutai) Chiorah-Dye, he moved to Zimbabwe at the age of six. In his African homeland, he was immersed in the spirit of traditiona

4:00pm

4:00pm

Otieno Terry
Soulful RnB, Funk, and Hip Hop

Saturday May 23, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

4:00pm

4:10pm

Piper Stock Hill
Maritime Songs of Newfoundland

Saturday May 23, 2015 4:10pm - 4:35pm
Trad Stage

4:15pm

Lonesome Shack
Haunted Boogie

Saturday May 23, 2015 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by SeattlePI.com

4:20pm

Squirrel Butter
Mighty tasty on your grits!

Saturday May 23, 2015 4:20pm - 4:55pm
Back Porch Stage
  • Genre Old Time Music
  • Band Members Charlie Beck, banjo Charmaine Slaven, guitar-fiddle-feet
  • Bio Squirrel Butter, husband and wife duo of Charlie Beck & Charmaine Slaven, have been performing together since 2005. Sharing a deep love of traditional music, they explore the genres of old-time, early bluegrass, blues, country, & cajun, adding their uniqu

4:25pm

The Rouge & Noir Tango Orchestra
Argentine Tango 1920-1960's

Saturday May 23, 2015 4:25pm - 5:15pm
Armory Court Stage

4:30pm

4:30pm

Singing Around the Piano
With Cathy Ross

Saturday May 23, 2015 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Cornish Courtyard

4:35pm

George Sadak
Egyptian Percussionist

Saturday May 23, 2015 4:35pm - 5:05pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

4:35pm

4:45pm

Broadside and the Handsome Cabin Boys
Plundering Land and Sea

Saturday May 23, 2015 4:45pm - 5:10pm
Trad Stage

4:45pm

School of Rock - Seattle
Music Lessons Done Differently

Saturday May 23, 2015 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Vera Project/Gallery: Sponsored by Seattle Weekly

4:45pm

House of Tarab Arabic Music Ensemble
Golden Age Egyptian Music

Saturday May 23, 2015 4:45pm - 5:20pm
Center Theatre

4:45pm

Coolout Network Presents: The Emerald Street Boys Story
With Georgio Brown and Special Guest James Croone

Saturday May 23, 2015 4:45pm - 5:25pm
SIFF Film Center

5:00pm

Scarlet Parke
Singing what you're thinking

Saturday May 23, 2015 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

5:00pm

5:00pm

Circle of Song
With Barbara Dunn

Saturday May 23, 2015 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Armory Loft - Music Workshops
  • Genre Singer-Songwriter
  • Bio Join in singing songs that are calimg for the soul and energizing for the spirit! This singing workshop will inspire creativity, improvisation and ocassional wild abandon.

5:00pm

Rhythm In Motion
With Na'tan Collins

Saturday May 23, 2015 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Rhythm Tent

5:00pm

Somali Youth and Family Club
Dhanto Dance

Saturday May 23, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by ParentMap
  • Genre International Folkdance Band-Performance
  • Band Members 12 members
  • Program Family Fun
  • Bio The Somali Youth and Family Club is an ethnic organization that serves Ethnic minority organization. Our performers are all Somali and they all usesd to dance Dahnto when they were in Somalia. There is no single performer they are group of people and the

5:00pm

5:00pm

Cajun Jam
With John Hurd

Saturday May 23, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Boeing Green
  • Genre Cajun-Zydeco
  • Bio Everyone welcome! Fiddle, guitar, accordion, 'tit fer, slide, bass, etc. We'll play Cajun standards, maybe dip into some Creole style tunes, whatever people want to play. Only rule: just one 'tit fer at a time please!

5:10pm

Jafra Dabke Team
Palestinian Folk Dance "Dabke"

Saturday May 23, 2015 5:10pm - 5:20pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre Greater Middle East-North Africa - MUSIC
  • Bio Jafra Dabke Team is a group of young Arab-Americans set out to promote and preserve the Palestinian culture through the teaching, showcase and performance of the traditional folk dance known as Dabke.

5:10pm

5:15pm

Demo by NW Tango Professionals
With Patty Leverett

Saturday May 23, 2015 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Armory Court Stage
  • Genre World-International - DANCE
  • Bio The African rhythms of Canyengue infused the Cuban rhythms of Habanera to eventually evolve into the Argentine Milonga (lively cousin of the Tango) - follow the musical & stylistic evolution with us into the Milonga we still dance today!!

5:20pm

Shanghaied on the Willamette
Songs Plundered from Land & Sea

Saturday May 23, 2015 5:20pm - 5:45pm
Trad Stage
  • Genre Maritime
  • Band Members Jonathan Lay: guitar, harmonica. Gordy Euler: banjo, mandola, fiddle.
  • Bio Shanghaied on the Willametter is the lively musical duo of Jonathan Lay and Gordy Euler. We perform songs and tunes 'plundered from land and sea', including traditional Celtic, English, and Old-Time American music, with an emphasis on songs of the sea and

5:25pm

DAHLIA MOON a.k.a. Dana Sanders
Belly Dance

Saturday May 23, 2015 5:25pm - 5:40pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre World-International - DANCE
  • Bio Dahlia is one of Seattle's most beloved Middle Eastern dance and Improvisational Tribal Style dance performers and instructors. With over 20 years of experience under her belt, she is known for her unfaltering ability to translate music into physical form. In addition to working with Arabic music, Dahlia is also a certified instructor in Amy Sigil's unique and contagious format and is now Washington State's exclusive Hot Pot/UNMATA ITS Satellite instructor in Levels 1-4.

5:30pm

Emma Lee Toyoda
Nouveau Indie Folk Rock

Saturday May 23, 2015 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Vera Project/Gallery: Sponsored by Seattle Weekly

5:30pm

Bluefish Tango
Classic Tango & Milonga Dances

Saturday May 23, 2015 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Armory Court Stage

5:30pm

5:35pm

5:40pm

Pepper Proud
Northwest Folklore

Saturday May 23, 2015 5:40pm - 6:10pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel
  • Genre Singer-Songwriter
  • Band Members Pepper Proud - Guitar & vocals
  • Program Indie Roots
  • Bio ~From the heart of Greenbrier Valley and those Eastern Appalacian Rolling Hills- Pepper Proud was raised surrounded by a thriving arts community in Lewisburg, West Virginia. Her musical adventure began with devotion for the Performance Arts- participating

5:45pm

Jafra Dabke Team
Palestinian Folk Dance "Dabke"

Saturday May 23, 2015 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre Greater Middle East-North Africa - MUSIC
  • Bio Jafra Dabke Team is a group of young Arab-Americans set out to promote and preserve the Palestinian culture through the teaching, showcase and performance of the traditional folk dance known as Dabke.

5:50pm

5:50pm

6:00pm

Pine Top Pickers
Southeast meets Northwest

Saturday May 23, 2015 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Back Porch Stage

6:00pm

The m9
Explosive Romani-Style Brass

Saturday May 23, 2015 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by SeattlePI.com

6:00pm

The Art of Didgeridoo
With Pamela Mortensen

Saturday May 23, 2015 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Armory Loft - Music Workshops

6:00pm

Tazi Baba / This Baba
Mary Sherhart & Bogdan Darev

Saturday May 23, 2015 6:00pm - 6:50pm
SIFF Film Center

6:00pm

Two Scoops Combo!
Piano Pounding Madman Songster

Saturday May 23, 2015 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)
  • Genre Blues
  • Band Members Cutts Peaslee-Drums, Eric 'Two Scoops' Moore-Piano, Guy Quintino-Accoustic Bass, Hank Witherspoon-Saxophone, Vocal
  • Bio Eric “Two Scoops” Moore has played piano since the age of 5. For 6 years, he toured internationally with Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson. While playing on a Blues Cruise, Eric met Amy from Seattle. They got married on Valentine’s Day 1996 and Eric moved here. Eric has released 8 CDs and won 6 awards for piano playing and 2 for songwriting from the Washington Blues Society. He writes some of the funniest lyrics you've ever danced to! Eric’s songs are on two of CAR TALK’s CDs. His song “Big Buffet” has gotten steady radio play for the past 19 years!

6:00pm

Victory Chicken String Band with Joanne Stodden, Caller
Tasty tunes to make you crow!

Saturday May 23, 2015 6:00pm - 6:55pm
Armory Loft - Dance Workshops

6:00pm

Sophisticated Mama DJ Collective
Spinning Soul, Funk, and R&B

Saturday May 23, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

6:00pm

6:20pm

6:25pm

Red Eagle Soaring
Indigenized GREASE

Saturday May 23, 2015 6:25pm - 7:00pm
Center Theatre

6:30pm

Colonels of Truth
High Energy Bluegrass Music

Saturday May 23, 2015 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by 91.3 KBCS
  • Genre Bluegrass
  • Band Members Banjo Bass Dobro Fiddle Guitar Mandolin
  • Bio The Colonels of Truth are a high energy bluegrass band playing the Seattle scene. Their 6 members come from a wide background of different musical styles which they bring to their arrangements. They play a mix of traditional, modern, and original tunes.

6:30pm

6:40pm

The Mighty Dreadful Duo
The Not So Dreadful Duo

Saturday May 23, 2015 6:40pm - 7:15pm
Back Porch Stage
  • Genre Bluegrass
  • Band Members 2, 2 instruments
  • Bio With by her Baroque background and Celtic experience, Kelly Erb pulls her bow with the strength of ten highlanders. Clayton comes from choral stock, singing for the lord and picking the strings for himself. Together they combine power bluegrass instrument

6:45pm

Kef
Balkan Dance Music

Saturday May 23, 2015 6:45pm - 7:15pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by SeattlePI.com

7:00pm

Klyntel (Kly-N-Tel)
Seattle Soul R&B Local Neo Sou

Saturday May 23, 2015 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

7:00pm

Moncai
Energetic Celtic Folk Music

Saturday May 23, 2015 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Trad Stage

7:00pm

YVES
A Taste of Future Past.

Saturday May 23, 2015 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Vera Project/Gallery: Sponsored by Seattle Weekly

7:00pm

Veselka Ukrainian Dancers
Dynamic, Captivating, Vibrant

Saturday May 23, 2015 7:00pm - 7:35pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - DANCE
  • Bio Veselka is a dynamic Ukrainian dance school based out of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Since 1971 Veselka has contributed to Victoria's cultural life through annual performances and special events. Over the past 43 years we have touched the lives of over 2000 students ranging from 4-30 years of age. Veselka's repertoire consists of dance from the regions of Poltava, Hutsulia, Volyn, Podillia and Boiko. The dozens of performances we stage each year reap high praise and appreciation from our varied audiences.

7:00pm

Seattle Skandia Spelmanslag
Scandinavian Folkdance is Fun!

Saturday May 23, 2015 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Armory Court Stage

7:00pm

Dirty Cello
Cello Like You've Never Heard

Saturday May 23, 2015 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

7:00pm

Emerald City Songwriter Circles
Anyone can come play an original song

Saturday May 23, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Armory Loft - Music Workshops

7:00pm

Liars' Contest
Seattle Storytelling Guild

Saturday May 23, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel
  • Genre Storytellers
  • Bio Open to all, the Liar's Contest invites storytellers young and old to spin a tall tale in 8 minutes or less for a panel of judges. Prizes for the best whoppers told! Sign up starting at 6 PM.

7:05pm

Rabbit Stew String Band with Dean Wenick, Caller
Put a little pepper on it!

Saturday May 23, 2015 7:05pm - 8:00pm
Armory Loft - Dance Workshops

7:10pm

7:25pm

7:30pm

Bucharest Drinking Team
Balkan Party Express

Saturday May 23, 2015 7:30pm - 8:05pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by SeattlePI.com

7:45pm

Grace Love and the True Loves
Fresh Seattle Soul

Saturday May 23, 2015 7:45pm - 8:15pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

7:45pm

7:45pm

Eurodanceparty USA
Untz! Untz! Untz!

Saturday May 23, 2015 7:45pm - 8:20pm
Vera Project/Gallery: Sponsored by Seattle Weekly

7:50pm

Porterbelly Stringband
Shake a Leg, Gal

Saturday May 23, 2015 7:50pm - 8:20pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by 91.3 KBCS

7:55pm

Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble
Dance and Music of Croatia

Saturday May 23, 2015 7:55pm - 8:25pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - DANCE
  • Band Members accordion, cellovich, guitar, prim, stand up bass, tambura, violin
  • Bio Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble, founded in 1975, perform music and dance of Croatia. Anacortes, home of Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble, is located on Fidalgo Island in Washington State. One-quarter of the residents are descended from immigrants from another fishing village: Vela Luka, on the Island of Korčula. The performers in Vela Luka represent four generations of Croatian Americans who have introduced their culture’s extraordinary choreography, music, and instruments to audiences all over the world. Forming a cross-cultural link between the Puget Sound region and Croatia, Vela Luka strives to preserve Croatian folkways and culture for generations to come.

8:00pm

Johnny Taylor
Stand Up Comedian. Writer.

Saturday May 23, 2015 8:00pm - 8:25pm
Center Theatre
  • Genre Spoken Word-Poetry
  • Bio Johnny Taylor is comedian and writer, originally from Sacramento. You can buy his debut album 'Tangled Up In Plaid' on Stand Up! Records, on itunes.

8:00pm

Sprida Ut
Cold N'th music warming hearts

Saturday May 23, 2015 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Armory Court Stage

8:00pm

Wild Hair with Marlin Prowell, Caller
Cut loose and dance!

Saturday May 23, 2015 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

8:00pm

Parallels in Motion: From the Village to the Streets
Featuring TRIBE-olution (b-boy Jsqwerl , b-boy/MC Mozes Lateef Saleem, Manimou Camara, Dora Oliveira, Lensa Gibbs, and members of Global Heat); with special guests Yirim Seck, Sohoyini Drum & Dance; Capoeira Eastside; Fenix Capoeira, MC Kama, and Shape S

Saturday May 23, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by KCTS9

8:00pm

Alexandra Bradbury
Cheerfully Subversive

Saturday May 23, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Cornish Playhouse: Sponsored by KCTS9

8:00pm

Renaissance the Poet
Hip Hop & Spoken Word

Saturday May 23, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Cornish Playhouse: Sponsored by KCTS9
  • Genre Hip Hop
  • Band Members Renaissance the Poet: Voice
  • Bio Renaissance the Poet is an artist from Seattle who has been performing for over ten years and has set fire to over 200 stages. With a voice and a presence that commands attention, Renaissance enraptures audiences with his meticulously, calculated rhythms

8:00pm

Sarah Laslett & Tim Kennedy
Torch Songs for the Revolution

Saturday May 23, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Cornish Playhouse: Sponsored by KCTS9

8:00pm

Seattle Labor Chorus
Workin' It Out - In Harmony

Saturday May 23, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Cornish Playhouse: Sponsored by KCTS9
  • Genre Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • Band Members Directed by Janet Stecher
  • Bio We are the musical voice of labor in Seattle- a chorus of about 40 singers from all walks of life who serve the labor community in song. We appear at rallies, protests, union meetings and on stages around the Seattle area to inspire and educate in four-pa

8:10pm

The Tallboys with Tony Mates, Caller
Refreshing old-time music!

Saturday May 23, 2015 8:10pm - 9:00pm
Armory Loft - Dance Workshops
  • Genre Old Time Music
  • Band Members Charlie Beck - Banjo Joe Fulton - Fiddle John Hurd - Bass Charmaine Slaven - guitar-feet
  • Bio Based in Seattle, The Tallboys are a hard-working group of musicians well-rooted in traditional stringband music. Their dynamic performances range from busking, concerts, honky-tonk & square dances, and entertaining at weddings and parties. Their long running dance series at the Tractor Tavern is regarded as one of the best in the world for vibrant traditional square dance. Joe Fulton plays fantastic driving fiddle, influenced by early Appalachian & Mid-western players. Charlie Beck plays dynamic clawhammer & 3-finger style banjo, and is also a great songwriter. Charmaine Slaven holds the rhythm with solid guitar back-up and energetic flatfoot dancing.

8:20pm

Byzantine Blue
Byzantine Blue

Saturday May 23, 2015 8:20pm - 8:55pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by SeattlePI.com

8:30pm

Albert Kirchner
I love ribs.

Saturday May 23, 2015 8:30pm - 8:55pm
Center Theatre
  • Genre Spoken Word-Poetry
  • Bio Albert Kirchner is a lovely weirdo who can be seen performing all over our city. He writes and co produces his own monthly show 'Flight Space 7' which is held at Scratch Deli on Capitol Hill, the first Saturday of every month.

8:30pm

8:30pm

Oly Mountain Boys
Pacific Northwest Bluegrass

Saturday May 23, 2015 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by 91.3 KBCS

8:30pm

Down North
Alt-Soul & Rock

Saturday May 23, 2015 8:30pm - 9:05pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

8:35pm

Powers
Get in the Van, Man.

Saturday May 23, 2015 8:35pm - 9:10pm
Vera Project/Gallery: Sponsored by Seattle Weekly

8:45pm

Pena Flamenca de Seattle
Flamenco Music and Dance

Saturday May 23, 2015 8:45pm - 9:15pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre World-International - DANCE
  • Bio La Pena Flemenca de Seattle is a diverse community of flamenco aficionados and emerging professional musicians and dancers united by their love of the music and dance of the Gypsies of southern Spain. The group has been working together in Seattle for alm

9:00pm

Evan Morrison
First Comic Sitting

Saturday May 23, 2015 9:00pm - 9:25pm
Center Theatre
  • Genre Spoken Word-Poetry
  • Bio Evan Morrison is a hard working comedian from Seattle, Washington. You can see him regularly at The Comedy Underground, Punchline Fridays, and Tacoma Comedy Club.

9:00pm

Contra Quartet with Lindsey Dono
Powerfully Unique Contra Band

Saturday May 23, 2015 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

9:00pm

Mäd Fiddlu
Swedish Tunes Freshly Wrapped

Saturday May 23, 2015 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Armory Court Stage

9:20pm

Love City Love Arts Collective
Rural Urban Alien Earth Music

Saturday May 23, 2015 9:20pm - 9:55pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

9:25pm

9:30pm

Ana Montes and Flamenco Danzarte
Flamenco Dance & Percussion

Saturday May 23, 2015 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
  • Genre World-International - DANCE
  • Bio Ana has been dancing since she was 5 years old, starting with ballet. She studied flamenco in Sevilla and Madrid, Spain, for many years and performed in Spain professionally for 7 years. She is known for her powerful and charismatic presence, graceful arm

9:30pm

Wilfred Padua
Comedian and Writer

Saturday May 23, 2015 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Center Theatre
  • Genre Spoken Word-Poetry
  • Bio Wilfred Padua is a comedian and writer from Seattle Washington. He co produces his own show 'Boring Time' each and every month. Follow him on twitter for show dates!
 
Sunday, May 24
 

11:00am

Lietutis Lithuanian Folk Dance Group
Traditional Lithuanian dances

Sunday May 24, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

11:00am

Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band
30 Years of Band Music and Fun

Sunday May 24, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

11:00am

Fiddlin' Frenzy
Old-Time Fiddle with New Ideas

Sunday May 24, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
Back Porch Stage

11:00am

11:00am