The Annual SFS Picnic is August 13th at Magnuson Park

SFS Annual Picnic Invitation
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Please come to the Seattle Folklore Society’s annual potluck
picnic. Bring your instruments, your voices, and a big pot of
your favorite family recipe. The picnic is a great time to meet
our board members and each other, talk about SFS, and join in
some singing.
The picnic is Sunday, August 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. This year,
we are holding it at Warren G. Magnuson Park, Shelter 2. The
park address is 7400 Sand Point Way NE. Shelter 2 is below
Kite Hill, near the E4 Parking lot at the end of Shoreline Drive.
Look for our SFS Park Permit signs. Please bring potluck food,
and in keeping with park regulations, non-alcoholic beverages.
You can download a map of Magnuson Park from the City at:
http://www.seattle.gov//Documents/Departments/
ParksAndRecreation/Reserve/Picnic/Magnuson.pdf.
All of us on the SFS board are looking forward to seeing you at
the picnic!

The SFS Fall Season is up, some tickets are on sale

Our concert season will start on September 16, with Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands – award winning west coast bluegrass from an internationally renowned  singer, songwriter, fiddler, and bandleader with a high power band. The season continues with fine traditional Irish music by button accordion player John Whelan & fiddler Dale Russ, and blues from Steve James (Sept. 30), Alice Stuart (Sunday October 8).  Americana, old-time, bluegrass, contemporary songwriting, and more – view the whole season on our concert link! Tickets for each concert go on sale 60 days prior.

Free Seattle Summer outdoor concerts and dances

Downtown Seattle’s Out to Lunch (OTL) 2017 summer concert series is bigger than ever, with music every day of the week, and not just at lunch! This free, outdoor series brings live, lunchtime music to 12 downtown locations from July 5 to Sept. 1. All concerts take place from 12-1:30 p.m., except on Mondays, when you can find late afternoon entertainment to downtown venues from 4:30-6 p.m.
See more info here:  https://downtownseattle.org/events/out-to-lunch/

Free Summer outdoor dances

Dancing til Dusk continues free evenings of music, dance lessons, and dancing until August 29 in various downtown locations! See the rest of the summer schedule here:  http://www.danceforjoy.biz/dancingtildusk/august.html
Tuesdays are in Westlake Park; Thursdays are in Freeway Park. The series culminates Aug 29 with the Valse Café Orchestra – Waltz and more for a Ball Blanc. 

SFS Annual Picnic scheduled for Sunday, August 14th

SFS Annual Picnic Invitation Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Please come to the Seattle Folklore Society’s annual potluck picnic. Bring your instruments, voices, and a big pot of your favorite family recipe. The picnic is a great time to meet our board members and each other, talk about SFS, and join in some singing.

The Picnic is Sunday, August 14th from 5 to 8 PM. Jack Aldrich has once again graciously opened his home to us. Jack’s address is in Seattle’s Maple Leaf neighborhood. (Call 206-782-0505 for address)

All of us on the SFS board are looking forward to seeing you at the Picnic!

Music at the Phinney Farmers Market

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Friday, July 29th, SFS is proud to sponsor a special concert featuring The Onlies from 5-7 PM at the Phinney Farmers Market. The Onlies play original and traditional fiddle-driven music, with Celtic, old-time American, and Canadian roots. Talented musicians, singers, and composers Leo Shannon, Riley Calcagno, and Sami Braman have just graduated from Garfield High School (Seattle), and have played together since they were two years old. Be sure to see them this summer before they head off for college and other life adventures!
(extra tips for the band encouraged, and CDs may be available for sale)
Come to the Phinney Farmers’ market every Friday from 3:30 to7:30pm in the parking lot of the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N. Kick off your weekend with fresh local produce, dinner from a variety of food trucks, and music from 5 to 7pm. Check out the performers’ schedule at http://phinneycenter.org/market/
The Phinney Farmers Market continues through September 30th. Support our local farmers and our local musical talent!

Friday March 25th, The Whateverly Brothers at the Couth Buzzard

(This date was incorrectly listed in the March SFS Flyer.) The Whateverly Brothers are known for their broad-spectrum folk and wide-ranging repertoire. From doowap to Celtic to singer-songwriter to sea shanties, they give each song a special treatment. Band members: Dan Roberts, Chris Glanister, Rob Kneisler. Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe. 7:30 – 9:30, free (donations encouraged). Info: fremonster1@yahoo.com, https://facebook.com/The-Whateverly-Brothers, or buonobuzzard.com