Seattle Ukulele Players Association


Neil Diamond on Ukulele!

Northwest Folklife Festival 2017

Get ready for this year's Northwest Folklife Festival with a retrospective of Neil Diamond. SUPA will perform at the Exhibition Hall stage on Monday, May 29, from 3:30-4:00pm. SUPA performers, please be sure to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to showtime.

We're part of the Ukenalia! showcase, so be sure to come early and hear the Thorton Creek Elementary group (3:00), and stay for The Seattle Castaways (after SUPA).

Be sure to visit the Northwest Folklife Festival Web site for more information and details of the entire music festival at the Seattle Center.

Songs
Here's the current version (version 6 with edits made April 23): Neil_Diamond_NWFL2017_version_6.pdf.
Our song list includes the following (links are to YouTube videos):
  1. Kentucky Woman
  2. Song Sung Blue
  3. Cracklin Rosie
  4. I am, I said
  5. Sweet Caroline
  6. Hello Again
  7. Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show
  8. Play Me
  9. I'm a Believer
  10. Red Red Wine
  11. Thank the Lord for the Night Time
Exhibition Hall
The performance this year is in the spacious Exhibition Hall.
Attire
If you're inspired, take a cue from Neil Diamond (i.e., billowy polyester and rayon from his halcion days)! Dress any way you like, but anything evocative of Neil or SUPA works well (aloha shirts, SUPA t-shirts, etc.).
Arrival
Please arrive at the Hall at least 30 minutes prior to the show.
Parking
The best option is probably the main garage between Mercer & Roy Streets, but you might find free street parking in the neighborhoods nearby, if you don't mind the walk. Traffic can get pretty busy around the Center that weekend, so give yourself extra time to get to parking and for walking through the crowds to the Center House. Most of the lots offer discounts with 3 or more people in the car.
Performers Buttons
Be sure to locate a SUPA Folklife Committee member to get a performers button which gives you access to the performers lounge (drinks and snacks) as well as the ability to coat-check your instrument(s) in several locations on the grounds. We should have enough, but otherwise they're on a first-come, first-served basis.