Northwest Folklife

SuperFolk 2024

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SuperFolk is a comprehensive showcase of all the folk art elements. Designed to demonstrate the brilliance, depth, and breadth of folk arts, SuperFolk transcends its vast multi-generational evolution and synthesizes these elements into a weekend of multidisciplinary and inter-cultural artforms that connect traditions of the past, present, and future!

SuperFolk is collaboration and evolution combined. It’s sharing and borrowing new and old ideas. SuperFolk tests our boundaries for genre and classification, giving us permission to slide in between and betwixt dimensions that have been too often demarcated into tiny boxes. Within the realm of SuperFolk, all ingredients are good ingredients and can belong together in various interpretations and tapestries.

SuperFolk also represents a larger strategy to redefine an arts & culture ecosystem that pushes the needle forward to uplift artists through ethical pay, cross-discipline thought partnership, transformational education settings and pathways, and Artivism through coalition and movement building. Simply put, SuperFolk empowers our creative ecosystem to envision a brighter and thriving future for our artists, our communities, and our common humanity!

Friday Night SuperFolk Market  6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

On Friday night, join us at the Tacoma Arts Live Roosevelt Room for a night market and jam. Shop local with a selection of some of Tacoma's incredible craft artists. Bring an instrument and play some music with some of the SuperFolk musicians. This is a free event to kickstart the weekend's festivities at the Washington State History Museum!

Saturday Gallery Walk 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

On Saturday from 11-4pm, come to the Washington State History Museum and tour the main floor exhibits while our SuperFolk musicians perform within various galleries to punctuate themes explored in each of the exhibits!

Saturday Night Social. 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

On Saturday night, join us for the main event on the 5th floor of the Washington State History Museum, from 6-10pm. Listen and dance to live music as our SuperFolk musicians lead the SuperFolk backing band in new adaptations of their original songs. Peruse the gallery’s exhibits–Avis Marvelous, The Treaty of Medicine Creek, Usual and Accustomed Grounds, and Journeys–fantastic and thoughtful explorations of our relationship with Indigenous communities, nature, and the constancy of change and transformation, all of which are representative of the overarching themes embedded in SuperFolk! Local crafters, food vendors, and other performing artists will be in tow for the 2nd installation of our SuperFolk Party!

Date: Friday, March 1, 2024 - Saturday, March 2, 2024

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Venue/Location: Washington State History Museum

Address: 1911 Pacific Avenue Tacoma, WA 98402

Tickets: $0 – $50 available at