11:15 a.m. - Noon
Red Yarn (aka Andy Furgeson) is a Texas-born, Oregon-based family performer who weaves folk-songs and puppetry into high-energy shows for all ages. With his engaging performances, this red-bearded bard reinvigorates American folklore for younger generations.
With traditional and original songs that apply an indie aesthetic to old time, blues, country and classic rock’n’roll, Red Yarn’s sound is both rooted and modern. Red Yarn’s shows are a raucous, inclusive celebration of the multicultural musical heritage of the USA. As Red rambles through the landscapes of American folklore, from the Deep Woods to the Old Barn, he introduces his “critter” friends – lovable, handmade puppets – along the way.
EN CANTO BRAZILIAN ORCHESTRA
12:10 - 1:40 p.m.
A multi-ethnic female-led sextet, En Canto is Seattle's only Forró band. Forró music is a combination of multiple Brazilian rhythms including baião, xote and arrasta-pé. The word refers to both the musical genre and the accompanying partner dance party events where it is heard.
En Canto shows are exuberant sonic journeys, the band driving the dance floor with swirling Brazilian rhythms and irresistible melodies. The sound is fueled primarily by twin accordions and tinged with the jazz backgrounds of several of the musicians. Anchored in the classics and contemporaries of their genre, they pay tribute to influences Luiz Gonzaga, Mestrinho, Dominguinhos, Sivuca and many others. The group brings the Pacific Northwest a rare link between old and new Brazil.
MARINA & THE DREAMBOATS
2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
After being diagnosed with a tumor that threatens her right arm, Marina Christopher felt a fire to launch her dream project. Writing and recording between surgeries and radiation therapy resulted in ‘Marina and the Dreamboats’, a sassy and soulful band performing songs with depth, humor, and a contagious amount of pure joy.
Marina and the Dreamboats deliver an addictive blend of jazz, soul and classic pop, and aren’t afraid to throw in a New Orleans second line for good measure.
- 2019 Hard Rock Café Seattle Battle of the Bands Grand Prize Winners.
- Bandleader Marina Christopher named 2017 Emerging Artist of the Year from Earshot Jazz Magazine.
THE WARREN G. HARDINGS
4:35 – 6:00 p.m.
The Warren G. Hardings, an award-winning dance stringband from Seattle, hearken back to their forefathers with a unique brand of uptempo bluegrass. With “strong originals and stellar musicianship” according to Country Standard Time, the G’s have rewritten the rules of stringband music charging headlong into progressive sounds.
Playing organic, handmade traditional bluegrass infused with infectious influences of Pop and Americana, they entertain with high-energy tunes you can’t help but dance to.
THE WOODS SISTERS
1:50 - 2:20 p.m.
3:55 - 4:25 p.m.
The Woods Sisters are a powerful Indie trio that bring soulful harmonies to life in the ethereal way that only siblings can. They write deep yet catchy tunes, and cover a range of crowd-pleasing classics with their own personal flair. Savanna, Ireland and Paige have been singing together for 20 years, giving them years to develop their own unique styles that blend together beautifully.
SARDIS RAPTOR CENTER
12:30, 2:30 & 4:30 p.m.
The Sardis Wildlife Center presents the Hunters of the Sky raptor show with an introduction to birds of prey. It’s a chance to see these magnificent birds up close and learn about their natural history, species identification, environmental issues and the roles raptors play in our watershed.