April 30, 2012

Win Tickets to the Folklife Preview with Big Sur, Denver & The Annie Ford Band



There are tens of other local music festivals now, but growing up as a kid in Seattle, there were two: Folklife and Bumbershoot, summer’s bookends. And since Bumbershoot always marked the end of summer and the beginning of school, it was Folklife, the official start of Seattle summer, that was my favorite. It didn’t hurt that for as long as I can remember, The Grateful Dead chose to set up residency at Memorial Stadium for Memorial Day Weekend, so along with the patchwork of, well, patchwork that is Folklife, there was the added bustle and color (tie-dyed, of course) of Dead Heads.

The Dead may not be there anymore, but Folklife is still free (donations suggested), a quintessential Seattle happening and, since this is a local music blog, it must be noted that Folklife has really stepped up their local booking in recent years. Folklife isn’t just your parents festival anymore. Last year’s Fest boasted sets from Pickwick, Bryan John Appleby, Hobosexual, Wheedle’s Groove — all on the weekend there’s another little gigantic Fest over at The Gorge.

To celebrate 2012′s Folklife line-up being announced and to get a sneak peek at a few of the performer’s from the “Indie Roots” Stage, Folklife is hosting a preview party this Thursday at the Tractor with Big Sur, Denver and the Annie Ford Band and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to a lucky reader. Just leave a comment, using your real email address, and we’ll pick a winner by the end of the day Wednesday.


Hit us up.

  1. Rhiannon Fox #

    I would love to win a pair of tickets to the Folklife Preview! My husband and I are super excited about going.

  2. Jordan Monez #

    I have never been to Folklife and so excited to go for the first time this year. Ready to hoot and holler at the preview show!

  3. Melissa Gran #

    I never win these things, but here it goes!

  4. Paige #

    Been going to Folklife for 30 years, and am a big fan. Pick me!

  5. Ilse #

    What a great night! I’d love to be a part of it.

  6. Theresa #

    I can’t thank the Folk Life Leaders enought for the fun that they “prepare and serve up” every year in Seattle. They are simply saying “Bon Appetite Seattle!” Thanks for all you do!

  7. katherine denison #

    thanks for the chance ;)

  8. Janell Loving #

    I love the steel guitar beginning. Absolutely perfect to put one in the dancing mood.
    Thanks – Janell

  9. J Tooley #

    Man am I ready to drink in some quintessential Seattle wonderful-ness. The Folklife event organizers are doing a lovely job–and I’m psyched about this preview party! Fingers crossed :)

  10. Tammy Haugen #

    I love living in such an artistically vibrant city like Seattle! Thank you Folklife!

  11. Sara Ying #

    I cannot wait to see Denver perform. Super excited for this Folklife. Hot damn!

  12. Julia #

    Big Sur is my favorite band, mostly because every time they play, it feels like they’re giving something of themselves away. I’m so happy that they’re playing Folklife and I hope that they play for the people who will, like me, never stop listening to them. Cheers, guys.

  13. Thanks all! Our lucky winner has been notified! Hope to see all of you square dancing tonight at The Tractor.

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