Meet the Artists

Olisa Spyc-E Enrico

Born and Raised in Seattle, Washington, Olisa Enrico AKA Spyc-E is a passionate creative who explores the imperfections of humanity through music and theater. Her specialty is improvisational songwriting, rhythmic poetry and youth development. Viewers are asked to support artist by making direct donations. To support Olisa, please donate… LEARN MORE

Sunday, May 24 - 8:45pm | Music

Rell Be Free

In full effect Rell Be Free is an eclectic musician, underground educator, and multifaceted entrepreneur continually expanding his original and high energy platform. Viewers are asked to support artist by making direct donations. To support Rell Be Free, please donate directly on Cash App: $FreeMunny or Venmo: @rellbefree LEARN MORE

Sunday, May 24 - 8:45pm | Music

Sarah Comer

A gifted storyteller, Sarah has brought new life to old tales at the annual Bonfires Beaver Pelts and Boogeymen Halloween storytelling event, Pioneer Days, and most recently her one-woman show Telling Stories, where she explored common themes in folktales and the ways storytelling has changed – and in other ways stayed the same – across the centuries. LEARN MORE

Sunday, May 24 - 6:45pm | Music

Sera Cahoone

Sera Cahoone has earned great praise from KEXP, NPR series Tiny Desk Concert, First Listen and Songs We Love. Her work has been featured on UPROXX, ELLE and KEXP. To support Sera Cahoone, please donate directly to her through Venmo User @-Sera-Cahoone LEARN MORE

Sunday, May 24 - 8:20pm | Music

Shad and Niwako

Shad is a guitarist and vocalist for the Mermelada tango orchestra and has been playing with them for 4 years. Prior to this, Shad played with the Bandoneon Massacre tango orchestra in Champaign, IL. By day, Shad is a software engineer. By night, Shad loves to play music with others, and has been in many other pop bands and choirs throughout the… LEARN MORE

Saturday, May 23 - 6:15pm | Participatory Dance

Sing-a-long Maritime Chanteys with Wayne Palsson

Wayne has been singing chanteys and maritime songs for 20 years. He focuses on songs with rich tones reflecting the fishing and maritime trades. Wayne hosts the NW Seaport Monthly Chantey Sing and sings in the local group Strikes A Bell. LEARN MORE

Saturday, May 23 - 5:05pm | Workshops

Sing-Along with STRUM hosted by Uncle Rod

STRUM was started just over 7 years ago by Chontel Klobas and Uncle Rod at the Ballard locks. We got permission to play there for 6 weeks. 6 years later, we have grown to over 100 members and perform various sing-alongs of 4 to 20 players, all over the Sound and beyond. The relationship with the Ballard locks is wonderful as we play every Wednesday… LEARN MORE

Sunday, May 24 - 5:05pm | Workshops

Sistas Rock the Arts

Multigenerational musicians and performers   LEARN MORE

Saturday, May 23 - 8:30pm | Music

Smokey Brights

Fronted by husband and wife duo Kim West (keys and vocals) and Ryan Devlin (guitar and vocals,) Smokey Brights is a rock band out of Seattle. West and Devlin’s songs are made eminently danceable by Nick Krivchenia (drums) and Luke Logan (bass.) Viewers are asked to donate directly to artists or causes of their choosing. To support Smokey… LEARN MORE

Saturday, May 23 - 8:25pm | Music

Songs of the Heart, Native American Flute by Peter Ali

Peter Ali has inspired and comforted many through his music and sharing for more than a decade. Hearing the call of a Native American Style flute on the wind at a low point in his own life Peter found his way towards healing through purchasing and teaching himself to play his first flute. Peter comes from a unique blending of cultures. His Mother… LEARN MORE

Saturday, May 23 - 4:10pm | Workshops

Squirrel Butter

Based in Seattle, Squirrel Butter performs traditional and original music influenced by Appalachian, early country, jug band, and blues artists from the late 1800s through 1950s.   LEARN MORE

Saturday, May 23 - 7:25pm | Music

Steve Brady

Steve makes his living as a piano technician. When not working, he enjoys dancing Argentine tango, and playing piano with the Seattle tango band Mermelada. LEARN MORE

Saturday, May 23 - 6:15pm | Participatory Dance

Sue Truman

Sue Truman discovered crankies, a centuries-old art form, in 2011 and it has been her passion ever since. She has performed and taught workshops on both US coasts and Canada. LEARN MORE

Sunday, May 24 - 6:45pm | Music

Tacoma Refugee Choir

The Tacoma Refugee Choir is not your typical choir. Since 2016, this thriving community has united people across all cultures, colors, and religions, finding new ways to inspire love & hope using the transformative power of music. Viewers are asked to support artist by making direct donations. To support Tacoma Refugee Choir, please make… LEARN MORE

Saturday, May 23 - 11:00am | Music

Tango Dance with Ilana Rubin and Tony Fan

Tango History and Passion. Join Ilana and Tony for a participatory Tango dance.  LEARN MORE

Saturday, May 23 - 6:15pm | Participatory Dance

The Geoducks

As nine year olds, Hank, Henry, and Diego created their band to spend time together and share their love of music.  Soon, this trio, wielding their clarinet, fiddle and mandolin, discovered busking and the joy of reaching an audience. Whether in ferry lines, at farmers' markets, or out on the lawns each year at Folklife, the Geoducks put together… LEARN MORE

Sunday, May 24 - 7:10pm | Music

The Hydrant

The Hydrant is a platform conceived by the Youth Rising Cultural Focus Committee that serves as a creative think tank and platform that amplifies the voices, stories, and impact of emerging leaders in the arts community. Acting as a hub, The Hydrant connects young creators to one another, to mentors, new inspirations,… LEARN MORE

Saturday, May 23 - 11:00am | Music

Trio Guadalevin

Named for the ancient river gorge that divides the city of Ronda in Andalusia. Trío Guadalevín explores the deep roots that bind the Americas with Southern Europe, the Maghreb and West Africa. These roots stretch across the ocean and intermingle Indigenous, African, Arabic and European cultural expressions.   LEARN MORE

Sunday, May 24 - 6:20pm | Music

Urvasi Dance Ensemble

Urvasi Dance Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Ratna Roy performs classical Odissi dance in the tradition of Guru Pankaj Charan Das and the temple dancers of the Puri Temple in Odisha. The Odissi dance style is characterized by the unique sculpturesque quality, the separation of the upper torso from the lower half of the… LEARN MORE

Saturday, May 23 - 11:00am | Performance Dance

WB Reid & Bonnie Zahnow with Michael Karcher, Caller

WB & Bonnie have played for contra dances many decades Viewers are encouraged to donate directly to artists or causes of their choosing. Please consider contributing to:  https://www.scholarshipjunkies.org/relief  LEARN MORE

Saturday, May 23 - 7:05pm | Participatory Dance