The Concert Committee of the Seattle Folklore Society produces folk music concerts on a regular basis, about 35 a year. Our seasons run from mid-September to the end of November, then mid-January to mid-May (Saturday nights, with occasional Sundays). Most concerts take place at our partner venue, the Phinney Neighborhood Center – in the Community Hall, which seats up to 150. See our concert schedule for an idea of the range of musical acts and occasional other venues.
We choose performers mostly because we (the members of the committee) have heard them perform and liked them. We do accept applications from artists who wish to perform in Seattle. Be warned, however, that the process is uncertain and can take a long time. Almost all of the concerts that we do are for people with whom we are already familiar. Yet every once in awhile we do wind up getting intrigued by someone who sent us a CD out of the blue.
To apply to us for a concert, send us a press kit including a sample of your music, and a cover letter. We’d like to know when you plan to be in the area, whether you’ve played Seattle before (when? what venue?), and your financial requirements.
Send this to:
Seattle Folklore Society
ATTN: Concert Committee
PO Box 30141
Seattle, WA 98113
We need four months (or more) lead time to consider your application, and if accepted, to prepare publicity for the concert. We are all volunteers and we receive many requests, so our selection process can take a long time.
If you wish, you may send us email.
Here are some links to other places to play in Seattle: