Corona Virus Information

(Updated December 2022)

A few words about our shows and the continued prevelance of COVID-19:

We are ever grateful for our wonderful audiences, participants, volunteers and performers who we put together in our dance and concert activities. Being  mindful of the present public health crisis in our community, we don’t want to endanger the health of either. We also are mindful of our touring performers who depend on live shows for their livelihoods.

We continue to evaluate the scheduling of our shows and dances on an event by event basis, given public guidelines.

  • See page on Virtual Sings during COVID pandemic:
  • Emerald City Contra Dances resumed in September, with masks, proof of vaccination, and contact info required – see updates  here.
  • Live Concerts are continuing for Winter/Spring, with masks required for all (except performer or MC while on stage). 
    Seattle Folklore Society is very excited for the return of live music to the PNA Community Hall! We will be programming a mixture of live and online concerts, and will include a streaming/online ticket option for our live concerts when it is possible.  SFS no longer requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination. We ask  for attendeesto be mindful and not attend concerts if not feeling well. We will continue to monitor guidelines from Washington State, King County,  and the Phinney Center.

In the event a show is canceled, we will post on our website:, attempt to contact advance ticket holders by phone or email, place notices on the entry doors to the Phinney Center Community Hall, and fully refund your ticket purchases for the canceled show.  You may also have the option of credit to another concert or donating the money to the performers. If (due to COVID recommendations or State/county/PNA policy),  the hall capacity becomes more limited after ticket sales have begun, we will honor tickets in order of purchase and fully refund any sold beyond the enforced capacity.

For shows we decide to go forward: We urge that if you are sick or have reason to suspect you’ve been in close contact with someone who is ill or suspected of being ill with COVID19, please stay home. If you are in one of the high risk groups, live with someone unable to be vaccinated, or if you feel uneasy about congregating in public and endangering yourself, please stay home.
If you’ve paid for a show in advance and are staying home, please let us know with adequate time to offer your space to another ticket buyer. If we have notice before the show set-up begins, we’ll offer you a ticket to a future show at no charge — email us at or leave a message at (206) 923-8923. If we go forward with a show, we may create livestreams that you can watch and enjoy the performance at home — please consider making a donation to the artists through this donate link.

We will be monitoring the CDC, Washington State, King County, and Seattle City websites for public health information and urge you to do the same.

Our venue for our concerts also has a web page with their response information and protocols.