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Yakima Folklife

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Bringing music to the people, and people to the music
for over 30 years!

Brought to you by Yakima Folklife & Community Living of Yakima

2016 Silent Auction painting
by Duane Heilman

Oil on Canvas - 16

Yakima Folklife Performers

from this and past years:

Click on the underlined links below to

check out the artists' Websites or Social Media Pages. 

A Number of Strings
Above All Odds

Acoustic Snacks

Aleah Spring-Snow

Alex Wilson & Anorexic Puppies

Ali Marcus

Amanda West

AME- Artistic Music Expression

Amy Bleu

Angela Soffe

Annie Corbett

Bad Habit

Balladores del Sol

The Banner Days

Bel Canto Ensemble

Beth Whitney

Big Sur

Blackheart Honeymoon

Blue Star Creeper

Blue Tropics

Bold Horizon

Bouncing Love Monkeys

Bradford Loomis

Bram Brata 1

Brendan Wires

Bye Bye Chinook

Capt. Electra & Anorexic Puppies

Carl Allen


Celluloid Cowboys

Chad Bault

Chance Brothers

Charlie Spring

Chris Nobbs

Cleopatra's Veil

Coffee Shop Disastor


Colin Spring & the Naugahyde Nights

Coyote Ridge Bluegrass Wranglers

Crescent & Shamrock

C G Bearcatz

Crimson Theorie

Dan Maher

Dandelion Greens

Danny Weber

Dave & the Dalmatians

Dave Rawlinson Band

David Tully

Dick Weismann

Die Bruder

Dylan Jakobsen

Donnie Dunn & Friends

Dwight Smith

Eclectic Cloggers

Fae Weidenhoeft

Flora's Ghost

Frank Jones

Gabe Mintz

Garrett & Westcott

Gary Paine

Ghosts I've Met

Gone Fiddlin' Again

Grace Creek Band

Happy Hopkins

Heidi Muller

Hillary Matson

Heron & Crow 

Humphrey Hartman & Cameron

Irene Makes Three

Jacob Navarro

James & Yesenia Hunter

Jez Slowe

Jill Cohn

John Nelson

John Spitler

Jon Fickes

Jonah Sissoyev

Jonathan Nicholson

Jose Raul

Joshua English

Joshua Hope

Keelan McPhee

Kevin Morgan 

Klapa DooWopella

Kosher Red Hots

Kris Orlowski Band

L'Esprit Creole

Linda Waterfall

The Local Strangers

Mark Holt & Kim Holt-Tully

Mark Young

Matt Gervais (Curtains for You)


Micheal & Kelneren Milhelm

Mighty Ghost of Heaven

Mike and Val James

Mike Lundstrom & Friends

Mino Christante

The Moonlight Gypsies

Navid Eliot

Nightwind Collection

Not Amy

Ockham’s Razor

One Too Many

Pastel Motel

Pat Moss & the New Frontier

Pity Dog

Planes on Paper


Rockin HW

Rod Giles Band

Runaway Symphony

Rusted Soul

Rusty Prose with Hoppy Hopkins

Sam Watts (Ghosts I've Met)


Shelby Earl

Shannon Beck

Sherry Flanigan

Skweez the Weezle

Solar Demonstration Project


St. Paul de Vence

Star Anna

Stay Tuned

Stefan George

Stefan Paul George

Steve & Kristy Nebel

Steve & Shelly Hines

Steve Lefebvre

Steve & Gloria

Steve Millen

Steve Rush

Strange Jerome

Sunday Speedtrap

Tamara Lewis

Tania Opland

Terry Holder Band

The Blankers

The Dandelion Greens

The Drews

The McClellans

The New Folksters

The Rod Giles Band

The Wanderers

There She Goes

Three Times Bad

Todd Sammuson

Tom Rawson

Tracy Spring


Tuck Foster & 2nd Chance Band

Uncle Joe's Banjo Band

Wapato Indian Club Dancing

Waterbound-Steve & Mimi

Willow and The Embers

Yakama Nation Dance Troupe

Zuva Marimba

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Yakima Folklife Festival
July 8 - 10, 2016
Franklin Park
Free Admission!
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Start with the
Friday Night
Concert in the Park
6:30p - 9:00p

Christopher Paul Stelling
Centaur Midwife &
Anna Hoone

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Friday & Saturday
Downtown Yakima Venues:
Gilbert Cellers
Kana Winery
Northtown Coffeehouse
(Depot Steps)
Sports Center
Hop Nation

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Saturday Festival
at Franklin Park
11:00a - 7:00p
(Music starts at 11:45am!)

Sunday Festival
at Franklin Park
11:00a - 6:00p
(Music starts at noon!)

Fun for everyone...
Special Children's Activities
Arts & Crafts
Beer & Wine Garden

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Folklife Contra Dance
at the Broadway Grange,
7:00p - 9:30p
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

See This Year's Schedule


2014 Folklife Instrument Raffle Items
Martin LX1 with travel bag (Donated by Taylor Music ) & Kala Ukulele (Donated by Ted Brown Music)

Raffle Tickets on sale at Yakima's Sunday Market Downtown (Opening on Mother's Day) and at the Festival.

Click on the above picture to enlarge for a closer look.