Why You Should Support Northwest Folklife This Thursday at Bands on the Big Screen
Local music fans take note: a perfect brew of music and film is on tap at the SIFF Cinema Uptown this Thursday night. Team Up is presenting Bands on the Big Screen, a benefit film screening that will showcase videos of well-known and well-loved local musical acts, made by five talented directors with local roots.
“The cause?,” you ask. Yes, this is a benefit, like all of our events. This week, we are raising funds for a fantastic local nonprofit that many locals have grown up with. You guessed it: Northwest Folklife!
We are teaming up on Thursday to support an organization that has been tastemakers of culture in Seattle for over 40 years by hosting the largest free music and arts festival in the nation, the Northwest Folklife Festival.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Northwest Folklife:
- Northwest Folklife supports year-round programs. They put out a CD every year with great performances from the past year’s Festival called “Roots & Branches,” manage a music education after-school program in partnership with Dusty Strings, produce concerts and dances, and team up with other nonprofits throughout the year to help communities find innovative ways to present their culture through music and art
- The Northwest Folklife Festival has been taking place each and every year in Seattle Center since 1972. That makes the 2013 event the 42nd Festival!
- The Festival attracts over 6,000 performers and 800 volunteers each year.
- Last year’s festival featured 149 hours of workshops and jams and 504.25 hours of performances and presentations, for a grand total of 653.25 hours of entertainment!
- If you went to Folklife 24 hours a day, it would take the entire month of February to see it all.
Local Bands Rock the Big Screen
Thursday’s event has got some serious Seattle cred. The filmmakers, Jon Jon Augustavo, Brad Curran, Hayley Young, Stephan Gray and Tyler Kalberg work with artists from indie-pop band Pickwick to hip-hop storytellers Macklemore and Ryan Lewis — and we are reminded that our moody, caffeine-addicted, water-logged town is home to some of the most fresh, honest, and relevant music being made today.
One Night Only
If you love the Seattle arts scene, you need to be a part of this one-night only event. Tickets are going fast! The $15 admission price includes the 90 minute screening, and a post-screening Q&A session with the directors.
Thursday // January 31st // SIFF Cinema Uptown // 7 PM // $15 // Tickets: http://bit.ly/BandsOnScreenbenefit show, charity, fundraising, music, Philanthropy, seattle