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By Mark Teckenbrock
Seward Music and Arts Festival 

Seward celebrates art and music

 

Heidi Zemach | For The LOG

Dancers do the Luna Dance at last year’s arts festival.

The Seward Music and Arts Festival is set for this weekend with musicians and performers from all over the state along with artisan booths and food vendors. The festival begins this year on Friday, Sept. 28 and wraps up on Sunday, Sept. 30. The event is an exciting capstone to the summer that appeals to Alaskans and remaining travelers alike.

The festival remains committed to youth involvement, education, and creative inspiration, as well as a low environmental impact philosophy. The Seward Arts Council promotes a family friendly festival with children’s activities and artist projects throughout the weekend, including The Seward Mural Society’s Community Mural Project.

The festival is at the Alaska Railroad Cruise Ship Terminal Dock Building — a heated indoor venue. Visitors will enjoy a full food court, beer garden and art show in addition to over 20 live musical acts and dance performances.

Times

Friday, Sept. 28, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission

Seniors, 62 and older, $2 daily, $5 festival pass.

Family, 2 adults with children, $14 daily, $26 festival pass. Kids under 12 free.

Adult, 19 and older, $6 daily, $15 festival pass.

SAC Members, $2 daily, $5 festival pass, $4 family price.

Teens, 13-18, $2 daily, $5 festival pass.

Activities and Vendors

• Kids area with creative projects: (Special Guest Workshops, and other creative projects)

• Original Alaska arts and craft booths.

• Full Food Court and Beer Garden

• Art Show

• Seward Mural Society will have artists painting a new Community Mural Project.

For information see http://www.sewardfestival.com

ss=plus_one>Schedule

Friday, Sept. 28 -

5-5:45 - Superfrequency

6-6:45 - Rick Brooks

7-7:45 - The Barroom Roses

8-8:45 - Art In Motion

9-10 - Orion Donicht

10:15-11:15 - Woodrow

11:30-12:30 - Ghost Hands

12:45-1:45 - Historian

Saturday, Sept. 29 -

11:30-Noon - Seward Kids Dancers

12:15-1 - Hawkins Wright

1:15-2:15 - In The Belfry

2:30-3:15 - Jackie Schafer And The Standard Deviations

3:30-4:15 - Luna Dance Circle

4:30-5:15 - Tomodachi Daiko

5:30-6:15 - Tammy Whynot And The Divorcees

6:30-7:30 - Melissa Mitchell and Rik Neilsen

7:45-8:45 - The Super Saturated Sugar Strings

9-9:45 - Feeding Frenzy

10-11 - Nervis Rex

11:15-12:15 - Pros and Cons

12:30-1:30 - DJ Clint Samples

Sunday, Sept. 30 -

12-12:45 - Janessa Jacqueline

1-1:45 - Michael Howard

2-2:45 - Kaleido World Dance And Percussion

3-3:45 - Seth Boyer

4-4:45 - SJ Stephens

4:45-5 - Burning Bush

 

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