Different Venue for Nov 30 Dance, New Date for Dusty Strings OT Jam

November 30 – (Updated) Change of Location for the Emerald City Contra Dance!                                                                                                                                  

(While the Phinney Center sets up for the Winter Festival, the dance moves to The Greenwood Masonic Lodge, 7910 Greenwood Ave N – not Om Culture as was previously advertised) The band is RiffRaff from Olympia: Lindon Toney, Jesse Partridge, & River Scheuerel on fiddles, guitar, mandolin, and harmonica. Caller TBA See http://seattledance.org/contra/emeraldcity for info.

December’s Dusty Strings Old-Time Jam has moved to Dec 15, 3:30-5:30pm. This way it won’t conflict with the Dusty Strings Open House on Dec 8, when the room musicians usually play in will be full of cider and cookies and other activity. The Old-Time Jam led by Molly Tanenbaum will return to jamming on the 2nd Saturday in the new year.

We will update this listing when with other “late breaking news”.

Events that missed the November Flyer Listings

This is a reminder that our monthly newsletter, the SFS Flyer, is dependent on you (the organizers, fans, and volunteers) to submit events for our Folk Calendar.  Please send short listings of folk and traditional music, dance or arts to flyer@seafolklore.org by the 15th of the previous month for inclusion (Regular contributors should set up to enter your events through our web page from the Member Events link)
Here are a few events that missed being listed for November (more may be added as received):
November 17 & 18 –  Julefest – A Nordic Christmas Celebration (Nordic Museum, 2655 NW Market St)  Nordic food, music, crafts by local artisans. $7 general admission (additional $5 allows admission to the special VIking exhibit); kids 13 & under are free. See http://nordicmuseum.org/julefest for more info

November 18 – Vintersong Nordic Holiday Concert  3:30 PM, Ballard First Lutheran Church 2006 NW 65th St (Free, doantions requested) The Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association and the Northwest Edvard Grieg Society invite you to a Nordic holiday concert to top off the Ballard Yulefest weekend and ring in the joyous season of Advent. Norwegian guest artists soprano Reidun Horvei and pianist Inger-Kristine Riber will be joined by the Seattle-Bergen String Quartet with Allion Salvador, Rachel Nesvig, Aleida Gehrels, and Zoë Kohen Ley in original arrangements of traditional yuletide favorites. Joining in on the fun is the Seattle Lilla Spelmanslag under the direction of Martha Levenson.
This extraordinary concert is a free community event, and everyone is welcome to come and celebrate. Bring your friends and family, and help spread the word about this special day of musical joy and peace.
All donations will benefit the Seattle-Bergen String Quartet’s 2018 Norway tour with Reidun Horvei and Inger-Kristine Riber. Info here

November 23 – Our Big Neighborhood at Winterfest (Seattle Center Armory) 10am – 4pm Performances by Northwest Tap Connection, Tloke Nahuake Aztec Dancers, and Anzanga Marimba Ensemble; hands-on craft activities. Presented by Northwest Folklife – see www.nwfolklife.org/obn/winterfest/ for info.

November 24 –  Old Time Music and Dance Party (Phinney Center Community Hall; potluck & jam 12:30 – 2, dance 2-4:30 PM)
Come on out to hear live music from the Open Old Time Dance Band and Seattle Collaborative Contra Band! Learn a few easy folk dances (no experience needed, all dances taught on the spot!) play some tunes and enjoy some potluck chow! All ages welcome
12:30-2 Potluck and jam
2-4:30 Dancing!
Suggested $5 donation at the door.

November 25 – Boats for Bands
 (Tractor Tavern, 1-4PM) Come celebrate Seattle’s seafaring roots at the Bands for Boats benefit concert. Enjoy great music, food, and drinks at one of Seattle’s best known music venues while supporting Northwest Seaport’s non-profit museum ships. Join us at the Tractor Tavern for a delightful afternoon of great music, good food & drink, cookie decoration, silent auction, fabulous raffle prizes, and amazing ambiance.  $30 includes it all. (Must be 21+.) More info www.nwseaport.org/

November 30 – (Updated) Change of Location for the Emerald City Contra Dance! (While the Phinney Center sets up for the Winter Festival, the dance moves to The Greenwood Masonic Lodge, 7910 Greenwood Ave N) The band is RiffRaff from Olympia: Lindon Toney, Jesse Partridge, & River Scheuerel on fiddles, guitar, mandolin, and harmonica. Caller TBA


December 1 & 2 Winter Festival and Crafts Fair at the Phinney Center (10AM-5PM both days) 120+ local artisans & makers, live entertainment on two stages, homebaked goods and lunch options, coffee, and  (new this year) a beer & wine garden. $4 ($2 PNA members, kids 12 & under free, items also accepted for Familyworks Greenwood Foodbank) More info:  www.phinneycenter.org/calendar/winter-festival-18/ Entertainment schedule here

(and heads up for another date change next month) December’s Dusty Strings Old-Time Jam has moved to Dec 15, 3:30-5:30pm. This way it won’t conflict with the Dusty Strings Open House on Dec 8, when the room we usually play in will be full of cider and cookies and other activity. The Old-Time Jam led by Molly Tanenbaum will return to jamming on the 2nd Saturday in the new year.

Free Outdoor Summer Concert & Dance Series – Send us your recommendations!

There are free outdoor concerts and dances all over the greater Seattle area in the summer! Send us your recommendations (especially folk, world, and roots music) and we’ll add them to our list. Email to volunteer@seafolklore.org.
The City of Kenmore Thursday night series
6:30 – 8:30 at St. Edwards Park, starting July 12
Notable in the lineup is Vivan Leva and Friends on  playing for a Square Dance with Charmain Slaven calling,  on  July 19th.  We hope a few songs will also be in the mix! Here is a sample: Vivian Leva & Riley Calgagno, “Wishes and Dreams”

Though still in college, Leva’s musical roots run deep. She grew up going to fiddle festivals with her parents, both acclaimed roots musicians themselves who perform as the duo Jones and Leva. Her father, James, is a respected multi-instrumentalist who learned knee-to-knee from old-time legends like Tommy Jarrell and Doug Wallin, while her mother, Carol Elizabeth, picked up bygone songs from a now lost generation of singers and recorded with the pioneering bluegrass duo Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard. Leva soaked up this influence at a young age, and, at age 9, began penning songs and performing with her father at venues like the prestigious Carter Family Fold.

Hawaiian slack key guitar is featured at the August 2nd concert with Patrick Landeza  Patrick Landeza with H?lau Hula Pulamahiaikalikolehua, in the same series.  See the whole ine-up here:  KenmoreConcertSeries

Dancing til Dusk 2018 starts July 10th:  14 summer evenings of free music, dance lessons and dancing in downtown Seattle parks.

1st hour is a beginning dance lesson, no experience or partner required!

Washboard Cutups play July 10th for Dancing til Dusk.
KGB plays waltes and more for Dancing til Dusk, July 12th.

The City of Edmonds Concerts – 3 series!

2018 Summer Concerts in City Park,
3rd Ave S and Pine St  Sundays, 3 – 4pm
*Concerts cancelled at 2:30 pm in case of rain

 

July 29: Bayou Envie (Zydeco)

Aug 5: Global Heat (Neo-Soul/R&B/Funk)

Aug 12: Jazz Underground (contemporary Big Band Jazz)

Aug 19: The Gothard Sisters (Celtic music and dance)

Aug 26: Scott Lindenmuth Group (contemporary instrumental music)

 


2018 Hazel Miller Plaza Tuesday Concerts,
5th Ave S & Maple St Tuesdays, Noon – 1 pm
Concerts take place rain or shine.

July 17:  Cascade Percussion Ensemble (Baroque to Contemporary)

July 24: Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre’s production of “Stellaluna,” based on the beloved book by Janell Cannon

July 31: Choroloco (Brazilian Jazz)

Aug 7: Cosmo’s Dream (Americana)

Aug 14: The Harmonica Pocket (Kiddie Rock)

Aug 21: The Misadventures of Cap’n ARRR (Pirate Comedy)


2018 Hazel Miller Plaza Thursday Concerts, 5th Ave S & Maple St

Thursdays, 5 – 6:30 pm   Concerts take place rain or shine.

July 19: Rouge (Music of Paris and more)

July 26: Classic Klezmer Trio (Klezmer and Classical)

Aug 2: IvyLane (acoustic duo)

Aug 9: Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons (Americana Roots)

Aug 16: Maya Soleil (African music and dance)

Aug 23: Tiller’s Folly (Americana/Folk/Celtic)

Thank you to Hazel Miller Summer Concert Sponsor Hazel Miller Foundation

  


All concerts are accessible for persons with disabilities
Call 425-771-0228 or 425-771-0230 for information
Concerts program subject to change

Make Music Day is this Thursday, June 21st!

 

Come to the Phinney/Greenwood neighborhood for all day activities! Here are a few highlights of Make Music PhinneyWood (see an updated schedule at www.phinneycenter.org/calendar/makemusicday/ after June 19th)
Please help share pictures and experiences on social media #MakeMusicSeattle.

  • Different Drummer, a multi-genre chamber ensemble comprised of violin, cello, double bass and percussion,   invites listeners to an open rehearsal in the Heart of Phinney Park 10am – 1pm
  • The Greenwood Library features storytimes in the morning, instrument making and Junk Jam Band with Seattle ReCreative 3-5pm, an Instrument Petting Zoo with Music Center of the Northwest 4-5:30pm, and a Rounds Singing workshop for adults (all ages welcome) led by Sandy Buchner aka Zelda Starfire 6-7:15. Workshop participants have a chance to show off with a short performance at 7:20 in the Library Courtyard! https://www.spl.org/…/greenwood-br…/greenwood-branch-events…
  • A-1 Piano will have a piano on the street for passersby to do impromptu concerts.
  • Seattle Song Circle hosts an open sing (5-7pm) and the Ukestra  performs and leads a “strum -a-long” (concert 7-7:45, hosted jam for singers and all instruments 7:45 – 8:30pm) on the lawn of the Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave N.
  • An open jam of northern dance tunes (French Canadian, Irish, New England & beyond) will be hosted by Brad, Valerie, & friends,  and a participatory dance by Sarah Comer’s Open Old Time Dance Band and the Seattle Collaborative Contra Band will take place in the Greenwood Hardware parking lot. (Jam session  5-7:15/  Easy Dances for All! 7:30 – 9pm )
  • Salmon Bay Community Lending hosts 2 participatory jams: Jazz from 6-7:30 & Tango 7:30 – 9. Bring your instrument; lead sheets provided! There is also an open kids musicmaking area.
  • Betsy Alexander teaches a free “Fiddling from Scratch” workshop 6pm at Illuminations Learning Studio (7720 Greenwood Ave N ) for all ages of the fiddle curious. Loaner instruments are available for both children and adults for the workshop.

Watch for these performances (subject to change):

All-ages performances in the Screening Room of Naked City Brewery
(8564 Greenwood Ave N) Happy hour prices 3-5pm
The Temporaries 3:15-4:00
Little Sara and the Night Owls 4:15 – 5:00PM

Heart of Phinney Park (67th & Greenwood, east or west corners):
Steve Church -folk, blues, & jazzy originals 3:30 – 4:00pm
Do Peterson Band – classic soul & folk 5pm
Strawberry Rocket – original rock trio 6pm
Phinney Ridge Orchestra 8:00
Phinney Ridge Youth Orchestra 8:30

The Phinery (6500 Phinney Ave N)
Phinney School of Music 5-5:30 pm

Starbucks (outside) 5-6pm
Ken Elia – Solo classical guitar and arrangements of pop/rock/jazz

Phinney Books: Mathew Benham – Jazz Guitaist 6-8 pm

3 Wishes Clothing:   TBA

Couth Buzzard (in front of the store):
Jim Page – Seattle’s great songwriter and activist shares stories and songs starting at 3pm and throughout the evening.

Stage Door Cafe:
Stewart Hendrickson – solo fiddle, mostly Scandinavian 4pm

Johnson & Johnson Antiques (6820 Greenwood Ave N):
Cedron and N’Shama Sterling – Music that Touches the Heart – 7-9pm

Beats & Bohos (7200 Greenwood Ave N):
Kelly Blanchard & Blue Star Creeper  7 – 8pm

Makeda Coffee:
Abby London 6pm
Ethos 7pm
The Lost Boy presents the Kewl Kidz 8pm

Verity Courtyard (8533 Greenwood Ave N):
Abraham Neuwelt – percussion & handpan 3:30 – 5:30
SaeMonae – solo rap 7pm
Phoebe Kinks – indie alternative band 7:30 pm
Moon Candy – all-women country rock band 8pm
Jav DaHart – solo songwriter a mix of hip hop, pop, rock and poetry 8:30pm

Emerald City Contra moves to Om Culture for (Dec. 1st) one night only

Just another reminder – the Friday night contra dance moves to Om Culture – 2210 N Pacific St , only for Dec. 1st! (This is a once-a-year move, while the Phinney Center gets set up for Winter Fest) The band is Contra Sutra – Dave Bartley (guitar, mandolin), Ryan McKasson (fiddle) and Marni Rachmiel (flute, saxophone) with special guest percussionist Julie Bennett from Olympia. Susan Petrick calls the dances. Admission to tonight’s dance is $12/$10 members/ $7 students. http://seattledance.org/contra/emeraldcity

Family Dance – November 5th, January 14, February 11, & March 11

Coming on Sunday, Nov 5 –
One-time change in schedule to the  FIRST SUNDAY
2:30 – 4:30 in Rm 7 of the “Blue Building”
Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney Ave N,  Seattle

music by  Bonnie Zahnow, WB Reid, Terry Wergeland and their students – the Musical Socks
calling from Abi Hobart of Bellingham and Amy Carroll – SFD organizer

Future dances on:

Jan 14
Feb 11
Mar 11
And in May at the Northwest Folklife Festival

Come join the fun!

Simple dances for kids under 10 and their families
For more information, see http://seattledance.org/family

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.