One of the things we like the most about the Pacific Northwest are the funky street bands – the buskers. They’re everywhere that people gather from Pike Place Market in Seattle to these guys in Port Townsend on the eastern coast of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.
It’s springtime in Seattle, Memorial Day weekend, and that means Folklife Festival at the Space Needle. This celebration of acoustic music and art is a Northwest favorite featuring artists and musicians from the Pacific Northwest. There’s polished bluegrass bands, dreadlocked street buskers, artisans selling counter culture specialties, Jesus freaks, magicians, all set outdoors in the Seattle Center grounds with six outdoors stages on the green for the professionals and the sidewalks open to anyone with a banjo, washboard or bagpipes to play on (with permission from the Folkilfe administration). Continue reading