Maritime Folknet connects the public with Northwest Maritime culture, both past and present, through the production of live musical events, song contests, educational and inspirational workshops, and recording projects. We invite you to experience, learn, and participate in this rich and exciting atmosphere.

Upcoming events include the Port Gamble Maritime Music Festival in August.


Postponed until 2021

The Robert Kotta memorial song writing contest is open to all, free to enter, and judged blind. This year’s postponed theme was ‘Islands’ leaving room for a wide array of tall tales. We will carry this theme into the 2021 song contest.

A stroll at Alki Beach in 1920
Image Courtesy of Seattle Municipal Archives no. 77306