Corona Virus / COVID-19:
Seattle Song Circle is flourishing during COVID-19. We started video conferencing in February and moved from a dozen people singing together in person to 3 times that from all over. By the end of July, participants came in from Alaska to Maryland, from Australia to UK and Denmark. And the weekly sing extended past 11 PDT. The Seattle Song Circle is meeting via Zoom Conferencing, at this link: https://zoom.us/j/358495231 .
SFS new page of virtual sings with events most every day of the week.
The Emerald City Contra Dance is cancelled through at least the end of June, and will update status of future dances on Seattledance.org The organizers note “We look forward to resuming the dances, but that won’t happen soon. Based on the most recent announcement by Gov. Inslee and his phased approach to reopening, the dance is a phase 4 activity. While we don’t know when phase 4 will happen, it’s highly unlikely to be before July, and may be as late as fall. We will keep you posted when we get more information.” (In the meantime, the Thursday night contra dance has been organizing Stay-at-Home virtual dances – see the webpage for more info)
Many Spring SFS concerts have been cancelled or postponed. Check the Concert Schedule for the latest updates. We hope to begin our Fall season in mid-Septmeber, following guideines from the state, but will reevaluate as necessary. (Fall season will be announced soon, with at least tentative dates. Ticket sales will begin 30 days before each concert instead of our usual 60, as we do not yet know how the Fall season will be affected).
Ticket buyers for cancelled concerts can receive refunds or credit to a future concert of your choice. (If you purchased tickets through Brown Paper Tickets, please contact them directly first. Email firstname.lastname@example.org ) You may also choose to have your ticket donated to the performers. Please continue to check our website for updates on concerts and other events. You can also sign up for the concert notification list to receive e-mail updates and news.
If there are any questions, email us at email@example.com or leave a message at (206) 923-8923.
Please consider making a donation for the artists who have had their concerts cancelled through the SFS donate link:
You may find the donate button on our website home page. If you would like to donate to help compensate musicians who lose income from cancelled SFS events, click the”Donate” button and select “Concert” or “Emerald City Contra Dance”. You may leave then leave a note to direct it to a specific performer or band. Alternatively proceeds will be divided up between dance bands whose date was cancelled or concert performers who did not receive adequate compensation.
Our Corona Virus Information page has more information.
Thanks to Seattle audiences for your support and appreciation of live music.
Streamed Events: We will try to help spread the word about on-line and virtual concerts – check the latest posts below. Please send us word of events that should be pulicized!
The Northwest Folklife Festival presented From Home to Home May 23-25. Many of the offerings are available as an archive. https://www.nwfolklifestreaming.org/
Upcoming Seattle Folklore Society Concerts and Events
Full list of our events
- Streamed concerts and other events – July update (7/6/2020) - (Please send us your events and we will continue updating our web listing! Check earlier posts for archived concerts. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ) July 8 (5pm PDT) – Faculty-Artists of the Mike Block String Camp will be performing LIVE online, presented by the Vero Beach International Music Festival, and serving as a scholarship fundraiser for our … Continue reading Streamed concerts and other events – July update
- Up From The Streets: New Orleans: The City of Music – “Virtual” Film release May 15th (5/11/2020) - Filmmaker Michael Murphy is presenting his new award-winning film, Up From The Streets: New Orleans: The City of Music, in an effort to raise money for Louisiana musicians who have lost income amid the Covid-19 pandemic. A celebration of the music and culture of New Orleans over the decades, it features performances by Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Neville Brothers and Preservation Hall, archival footage of Louis … Continue reading Up From The Streets: New Orleans: The City of Music – “Virtual” Film release May 15th