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Join us for the Grand Opening of the new Nordic Museum on May 5-6! You may find a schedule of all the events of the Grand Opening below:
Schedule of Events
SATURDAY, MAY 5
GRAND OPENING RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY
Join us as we officially open the new Nordic Museum! The ribbon cutting ceremony will feature remarks by one representative from each of the Nordic countries, the Secretary General from the Nordic Council of Ministers, and other local and international figures.
GRAND OPENING MUSICAL PERFORMANCES
Following the Grand Opening ribbon cutting ceremony, enjoy an afternoon of Nordic choirs, choruses, and traditional folk musicians performing in the Great Hall and on a special outdoor stage ! Choirs, instrumentalists, storytellers, youth musicians, and folk performers will all be featured. Over the course of the weekend, visitors will see more than 30 performers, representing all five Nordic countries, including Norway’s Vokal Nord; Fóstbræður, the Icelandic Male Chorus; Norwegian singer Eva Vea; Swedish Grammy nominated artist Petra Stahl; Voices of Reykjavik; and Migrasong, a performance focusing on the history of emigration from Norway; as well as beloved local performers.
This event was produced in partnership with KEXP Radio.
In celebration of the Grand Opening and launch of the Nordic Nights program on May 10, Nordic Museum presents internationally acclaimed recording artist Chelsea Wolfe for a special Saturday night concert in the Great Hall! Joining Chelsea are Icelandic post-punk band Mammút, Finnish singer-songwriter Mikko Joensuu, and Danish grunge-rockers Baby in Vain. Tickets are $18 for members, $25 general admission.
TICKETS TO THE Grand opening concert are SOLD OUT.
SUNDAY, MAY 6
GRAND OPENING ACTIVITIES
The celebration continues on Sunday with extended hours. The musical program begins at 9am and lasts through 5pm with even more Nordic choirs, choruses, and traditional folk musicians performing on both indoor and outdoor stages.
GRAND OPENING participatory dance
After the Sunday Grand Opening festivities, join our Nordic dance community for a participatory dance with three local musical groups (Nordic Exposure, Barneleikarringen Jam, and Hale Bill and the Bopps, in that order) playing traditional and newly composed music for dancing throughout the evening.
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