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May 23, 2013 at 2:52 PM

Northwest Folklife 2013 highlights

The Northwest Folklife Festival can be overwhelming — though part of the fun is stumbling on a great act you’ve never heard of — but if you’re looking for some suggestions, here’s a day-by-day list. The festival runs Friday through Monday at Seattle Center. I’ll be emceeing the Fountain Lawn stage from 11 a.m. — 1 p.m. Sunday. See you there!

Friday:

  • Eckstein Middle School Sr. Jazz Band — 4 p.m. Armory
  • Molly & Dan Tenenbaum — 4:20 p.m. Alki Court
  • Garfield Jazz Ensemble — 5 p.m. Armory
  • Andre Feriante & the Bohemian Entourage –5:50 p.m. Folklife Cafe
  • Fin Records Showcase (Lure, Low Hums, Davidson Hart Kingsbery and Red Jacket Mine) — 6 p.m. Fountain Lawn
  • The Onlies — 7:20 p.m. Northwest Court
  • Hank Bradley and Cathie Whitesides — 8:20 p.m. Alki Court
  • Eric Barber’s MetriLodic — 8:50 p.m. Center Theatre
  • The Tallboys — 9 p.m. Armory
  • Jefferson Rose Band with Alex Kitchen — 9:30 p.m Mural Amphitheatre

Saturday:

  • Toothless Jake (formerly Artis the Spoonman) — 11 a.m. Alki Court Stage
  • “History of Radicalism & Organizing in the Pacific Northwest” — 11 a.m. SIFF Cinema
  • Woody Guthrie Sing Along for Kids — Noon Intiman Courtyard
  • Wu Jiying (Chinese zither) — 1 p.m. Center Theatre
  • “Life and Music of Jimi Hendrix” (Baby Gramps, Jefferson Rose, The Onlies, others) — 1 p.m. EMP Museum Sky Church
  • Paul Anastasio and Juan Barco (Mexican violin and guitar) — 1:40 p.m. Fisher Green Stage
  • Arab Show, with Maurice Rouman — 3 p.m. Exhibition Hall
  • Paul Cheoketen Wagner (Coast Salish stories and flute) — 3:35 p.m. Folklife Café
  • Anzanga Marimba Ensemble — 5 p.m. Mural Amphitheatre
  • Sampada Bhalerao (sitar) — 6:10 p.m. Center Theatre
  • Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble — 7 p.m. Exhibition Hall

Sunday:

  • Chiroto Marimba Ensemble — 11 a.m. Fountain Lawn
  • Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band — 11 a.m. Mural Amphitheatre
  • Vivian and Phil Williams (Northwest style fiddling from the festival founders) — 12:20 p.m. Fisher Green Stage
  • Folk, Redefined, with Adam Foly and the Overtones, The Local Strangers, The Washover Fans and Grand Hallway — 12:45 p.m. Mural Amphitheatre
  • “Rosie the Riveter” panel — 2 p.m. Lopez Room
  • Gaelic Crankie Show (storytelling on felt scroll) — 3 p.m. Center Theatre
  • Liars Contest — 4 p.m. Olympic Room
  • Baby Gramps — 4:30 p.m. Fisher Green Stage
  • Jim Page — 4:40 p.m. Northwest Court
  • Led to Sea — 5:10 p.m. Alki Court
  • Woody Guthrie Sing Along — 6 p.m. Intiman Courtyard
  • Seattle Cello Experiment — 6:40 p.m. Center Theatre
  • Bill Horist — 7:05 p.m. Folklife Café
  • Ole Tinder — 8:30 p.m. Fountain Lawn
Monday:
  • Kindiependent Show, with The Harmonica Pocket, The Not-Its!, Recess Monkey, Johnny Gregar and the Country Dawgs and Cat Doorman — 11 a.m. Fountain Lawn
  • Yang Xu (Chinese traditional music) — 11:05 p.m. Folklife Café
  • En Canto (Brazilian forró) — 1:15 p.m. Armory
  • K Records and Olympia All Ages Project Showcase — 2 p.m. The Vera Project
  • Boulevard Park — 3 p.m. Fisher Green Stage
  • American Standard Time Show, with The Crow Quill Night Owls, The Sumner Brothers, The Slide Brother, The Sojourners — 3:30 p.m. Fountain Lawn
  • Paul Anastasio’s Swing Jam —  4:10 p.m. Armory
  • IWW “Little Red Songbook” program — 5 p.m. SIFF Cinema
  • Kermit Apio (Hawaiian slack key guitar) — 5:05 p.m. Alki Court
  • Tingstad and Rumbel — 6 p.m. Folklife Café
  • The Children’s Songs of Woody Guthrie — 6:30 p.m. Center Theatre
VERA_HipHop-3-Piper-Hanson

Northwest Folklife hip-hop show at the Vera Project. By Piper Hanson.

 

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