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.

Due to current circumstances all events are virtual until it is safe to do otherwise. Keep up to date as we plan our Spring events by following our Facebook page or checking this website from time to time. We hope to have more events to announce soon.

2021 Kotta Songwriting Contest


The Robert Kotta memorial song writing contest is open to all, free to enter, and judged blind. The 2021 theme is ‘Islands’ leaving room for a wide array of tall tales. Deadline to enter is June 15th!

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