*******KNKX will be on-site May 25-26 near the Fountain Lawn Stage*******
********Abe Beeson hosts the High School Swing Dance in the Armory from 3:15 to 6 p.m., and The New Cool Showcase on the Fountain Lawn Stage May 26 from 12:45 to 3 p.m.*******
About the Festival:
Contra and Cajun dancing; Polkas and poetry, films and fiddles; sea chanties, spoon playing and Scandinavian storytelling: the possibilities are endless, representing the arts and culture of the region over Memorial Day Weekend at Seattle Center. In 2017, the Festival featured 133 community showcases, 5,000 performers on 25 stages, 160 street performers, 90 hours of participatory dance, Kid’s Discovery Zone, and about 235,000 folks in attendance. In a truly unique 45-year tradition, performers donate their performances at the Northwest Folklife Festival. Through community outreach and an open-call process, over 1,000 artists apply to participate in the Northwest Folklife Festival, and about 850 are scheduled based on curatorial goals, time, and space available. Types of artistic participation include music, dance, storytelling & spoken word, workshops, panels, presentations and films.