Northwest Folklife Virtual 2020 & 2021

Northwest Folklife Virtual 2020 & 2021

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Participatory dance festival during a Pandemic? No problem.

Participatory dances and workshops are an essential part of every Northwest Folklife event, and the virtual Northwest Folklife Festival is no different! There's a variety of dances, jams, singalongs, and workshops to attend...”


Folklife is a historical music & arts festival based in Seattle that started in 1972. When the pandemic struck in 2020, Punch Drunk worked with Folklife to create a safe virtual festival while keeping the dynamic, participatory nature of live music and dance intact.

50th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival on FOX13

50th annual Northwest Folklife Festival - Fox13

Scope of Work

  • Design and management of multi-tiered Zoom workflow for differing levels of participation from musicians and audience
  • Live broadcast from Punch Drunk Studios
  • Pre-production & asset review
  • Turnkey studio with cameras, lights, sound, and all equipment needed for live streaming and capture
  • Multiple days of production & streaming

2021 Live Stream Video Recordings

Behind the Scenes & Screenshots