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July 3, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Pop, Electronic, Rock and Americana all on tap at KEXP’s Concerts at the Mural

Starr Anna will perform on Aug. 22 at the Mural Amphitheatre. (Hillary Harris)

Starr Anna will perform on Aug. 22 at the Mural Amphitheatre. (Hillary Harris)

A wide variety of genres and local acts will be featured at KEXP’s Concert at the Mural, which kicks off at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug 1 with performances by TacocaT, Kithkin and a special guest at the Seattle Center’s Mural Amphitheatre.

The full schedule of performers:

8/1 – Donor Appreciation Night
Special Guest
TacocaT
Kithkin

8/8 – Decibel Festival Night
Yppah
Katie Kate
IG88

8/15 – Rock Show
A Place To Bury Strangers
Battleme
Wimps

8/22 – Swingin’ Roadhouse
Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires
Star Anna
Mark Pickerel and His Praying Hands

The free all-ages concert series features picnic style seating on the lawn with food and beverage available along with a beer and wine garden for guests 21 and up.

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May 24, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Friday at Folklife 2013: A day to play

Logan Adolf  of Tacoma played rock 'n' roll on his banjo with no accompaniment, working for donations at Seattle Center Friday. By Alan Berner/The Seattle Times.

Logan Adolf of Tacoma played rock ‘n’ roll on his banjo with no accompaniment, working for donations at Seattle Center Friday. By Alan Berner/The Seattle Times.

Despite its 2013 cultural focus on the labor history of Washington State, the 42nd annual Northwest Folklife Festival was not about work but mostly about play on opening day.

Taking advantage of lighter crowds and mostly sunny weather Friday, festival-goers celebrated the first day of the four-day festival at Seattle Center by browsing arts and crafts booths, sampling ethnic foods, listening to live music and dancing to contra tunes at Warren’s Roadhouse at Fisher Pavilion. (View a photo gallery here.)

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May 24, 2013 at 2:41 PM

Get to the Folklife Festival the easy way

What’s the easy way? Depends on where you’re coming from. Folklife has put together a really great web page detailing all possible options: Driving and parking; public transportation; and biking. Note that there’s a special Folklife shuttle operating Saturday, Sunday and Monday from Northgate and from Renton to Seattle Center. The fare is $2.50. The page

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May 24, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Go outside! Festival season is here; and we’re there

The clouds are parting, if only intermittently, and summer is at least a possibility. That means it’s time to listen to music in a big crowd outdoors.  And we’ll be there for it all, at the Gorge for Sasquatch! (complete coverage here) and Seattle Center for the Folklife festival (here). Check back with…

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