festivals http://kplu.org en Seven great festivals to peek at for the weekend http://kplu.org/post/seven-great-festivals-peek-weekend <p>From many county fairs to a goddess festival and crafts festival, there are many events to take a look at for the weekend.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 12 Aug 2011 23:00:00 +0000 2309 at http://kplu.org Seven great festivals to peek at for the weekend Enjoy one of Seattle's hottest summertime celebration http://kplu.org/post/enjoy-one-seattles-hottest-summertime-celebration <p>The weather forecast for Friday is sunny and a high of 76 degrees! It&rsquo;s the perfect day to come out to South Lake Union for <a href="http://www.slublockparty.com/" target="_blank">the 7th Annual Block Party</a> at Denny Way &amp; Westlake Avenue, beginning at noon.</p><p> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 22:23:03 +0000 2308 at http://kplu.org Enjoy one of Seattle's hottest summertime celebration 8 weekend festivals ... almost enough to last a lifetime http://kplu.org/post/8-weekend-festivals-almost-enough-last-lifetime <p>This week features eight festivals that will keep you entertain all weekend long! Follow the links below to see what all the fun is about and bounce around to all the different events.</p><p> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 23:00:00 +0000 2158 at http://kplu.org 8 weekend festivals ... almost enough to last a lifetime 5 unique festivals to enjoy http://kplu.org/post/5-unique-festivals-enjoy <p>It&#39;s been a little damp in the Pacific Northwest these past couple of days, but that doesn&#39;t stop any fun from happening. Bring your raincoats and umbrellas and take a peek at this week&#39;s fun fests!</p><p> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 22:40:01 +0000 2093 at http://kplu.org 5 unique festivals to enjoy This weekend: Celebrate heritage with vikings http://kplu.org/post/weekend-celebrate-heritage-vikings <p>The <a href="http://www.nordicmuseum.org/">Nordic Heritage Museum&rsquo;s annual Viking Days festival</a> celebrates its 27th anniversary this weekend.</p><p>The events on Saturday and Sunday offer unique Nordic entertainment, food, arts, crafts, merchants and real live Vikings right in Ballard. Fri, 15 Jul 2011 21:40:39 +0000 2040 at http://kplu.org This weekend: Celebrate heritage with vikings Four great festivals to indulge in http://kplu.org/post/four-great-festivals-indulge <p>The sun has been shining and the heat has been rising! It&#39;s time to get outside and enjoy the wonderful season of summer. This weekend&#39;s event varies from activities in a park to annual fun festivals. Take a look at the links inside for some great times to come.</p><p> Fri, 08 Jul 2011 20:57:38 +0000 2042 at http://kplu.org Four great festivals to indulge in Four fun activites for the weekend http://kplu.org/post/four-fun-activites-weekend <p>Independence Day is coming up and there are a lot of great activities to enjoy on top of barbecues and fireworks. From Victoria, Canada to Tacoma, check out these links for the events going on this weekend. (Links inside)</p><p> Fri, 01 Jul 2011 23:00:12 +0000 1995 at http://kplu.org Four fun activites for the weekend The 27th Annual Victoria JazzFest continues this weekend http://kplu.org/post/27th-annual-victoria-jazzfest-continues-weekend <p><a href="http://jazzvictoria.ca/jazz-fest" target="_blank">The 27th Annual Victoria International JazzFest </a>is underway now through July 3 in various venues in downtown Victoria.</p><p>JazzFest presents a culturally and musically diverse program of 85 stunning performances and four workshop/clinics on 12 stages in downtown Victoria. Over 350 musicians in 66 bands from over nine of the world&#39;s most diverse countries including Australia, Cuba, Denmark, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.S. will be performing in Victoria during the Fesival.</p> Wed, 29 Jun 2011 23:00:23 +0000 KPLU 1979 at http://kplu.org The 27th Annual Victoria JazzFest continues this weekend Five fun activites for the weekend http://kplu.org/post/five-fun-activites-weekend <p>It&#39;s the first weekend of summer and the state is buzzing with events and festivals from Vancouver, B.C., to Port Orchard. Follow the link for five fun events happening this weekend.</p><p> Fri, 24 Jun 2011 22:21:59 +0000 1942 at http://kplu.org Five fun activites for the weekend Fourth annual Bellevue Jazz Festival is underway http://kplu.org/post/fourth-annual-bellevue-jazz-festival-underway <p>It may not be a time-honored tradition just yet, but the Bellevue Jazz Festival is starting to become a regular habit for jazz fans across the region.</p><p>The Festival enters its fourth year featuring more than 35 jazz shows in downtown Bellevue, including free shows in clubs and restaurants. Ticketed concerts in the Meydenbauer Theatre include the Charles Lloyd Quartet with Zakir Hussain, Regina Carter, Chris Potter Underground, Tierney Sutton, and the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra plus the Bellevue Jazz Festival Rising Stars.</p><p>You&#39;ll find a complete schedule and ticket information at<a href="http://www.bellevuejazz.com/"> BellevueJazz.com</a></p><p>The Bellevue Jazz Festival is sponsored by KPLU. Wed, 01 Jun 2011 21:57:35 +0000 KPLU 1762 at http://kplu.org Fourth annual Bellevue Jazz Festival is underway Fortieth Folklife ushers in summer (unofficially, of course) http://kplu.org/post/fortieth-folklife-ushers-summer-unofficially-course <p>More than 200,000 people are expected to visit the Seattle Center over the Memorial Day Weekend for the 40th annual Folklife Festival.</p><p>About 1,000 music, dance and other events are scheduled over four days, starting Friday, at indoor and outdoor sites. The festival also includes food and craft booths. Fri, 27 May 2011 18:36:18 +0000 Gary Crawford 1691 at http://kplu.org Fortieth Folklife ushers in summer (unofficially, of course) Only a few spots left: Red, White & Blues Weekend in Portland! http://kplu.org/post/only-few-spots-left-red-white-blues-weekend-portland <p><strong>There are only a few spots left </strong>to join <em>All Blues</em> host John Kessler for KPLU&#39;s &quot;Red, White &amp; Blues Weekend&quot; 2011 at the 24th Annual Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland July 1-4, 2011.</p><p><strong>If you have been waiting to book your spot, the time to act is now as we are almost at capacity!</strong></p><p><a href="http://1.kplu.org/redwhitebluesweekend.html">KPLU has put together&nbsp;a&nbsp;specially-priced listener package</a> which reflects a 25% discount compared to retail prices.&nbsp;</p><p>A world-class blues lineup will perform against the backdrop of the Willamette River with a view of the glacial peaks of Mt. Hood, including: <strong>Buddy Guy</strong>, <strong>Robert Cray</strong>, <strong>Maceo Parker</strong>, <strong>Lucinda Williams</strong>, <strong>Ivan Neville&#39;s Dumpstaphunk</strong>, <strong>Chubby Carrier</strong>, <strong>Black Joe Louis and the Honeybears</strong>, <strong>and many, many more</strong>!</p><p><strong><a href="http://1.kplu.org/redwhitebluesweekend.html">Book your reservation now!</a></strong></p><p> Mon, 23 May 2011 13:39:00 +0000 KPLU 1600 at http://kplu.org Only a few spots left: Red, White & Blues Weekend in Portland! Cheeseheads unite! Festival returns to Pike Place for 7th year http://kplu.org/post/cheeseheads-unite-festival-returns-pike-place-7th-year <blockquote><p><em>&quot;A corpse is meat gone bad. Well, and what&#39;s cheese? Corpse of milk.&quot; </em></p></blockquote><p>~ James Joyce</p><p>If, after digesting that quote, you still have a thing for cheese, by all means, read on.</p><p>The Seattle Cheese Festival is this weekend. Cheese makers from all over the world will be coming to Pike Place Market for this festival featuring delicious yellow and white tidbits of tastiness. Fri, 13 May 2011 17:50:44 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1253 at http://kplu.org Cheeseheads unite! Festival returns to Pike Place for 7th year Giant Magnet attracts Chinese troupes for final year of fest http://kplu.org/post/giant-magnet-attracts-chinese-troupes-final-year-fest <p>The final Giant Magnet Children&rsquo;s Festival is underway in Seattle. It&rsquo;s the 25<sup>th</sup> year of the event which aims to introduce young audiences to the world - it&#39;s people, customs and cultures.&nbsp;&nbsp; Thu, 12 May 2011 20:11:17 +0000 & KPLU News Staff 1578 at http://kplu.org Giant Magnet attracts Chinese troupes for final year of fest KPLU's Red, White & Blues Weekend http://kplu.org/post/kplus-red-white-blues-weekend <p><strong>Join us for KPLU&#39;s &quot;Red, White &amp; Blues Weekend&quot; 2011 at the 24th Annual Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland July 1-4, 2011.</strong></p><p><a href="http://1.kplu.org/redwhitebluesweekend.html">KPLU has put together&nbsp;a&nbsp;specially-priced listener package</a> which reflects a 25% discount compared to retail prices.&nbsp;</p><p>A world-class blues lineup will perform against the backdrop of the Willamette River with a view of the glacial peaks of Mt. Hood.&nbsp; This year&#39;s artists include&nbsp;Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Maceo Parker, Lucinda Williams, Ivan Neville&#39;s Dumpstaphunk, Chubby Carrier, Black Joe Louis and the Honeybears, and many, many more.</p><p> Tue, 10 May 2011 22:35:00 +0000 KPLU 1277 at http://kplu.org KPLU's Red, White & Blues Weekend