Nordic Seattle

Nordic Nights

At our Nordic Nights events, visitors will experience evenings of popular Nordic music, cocktails, and a range of specialty workshops and social activities. 


Beyond music, Nordic Nights will also offer extended gallery hours in support of the Museum’s two featured 2018 visiting exhibitions: Northern Exposure: Contemporary Nordic Arts Revealed, which opens in May, and The Vikings Begin, opening in late October. 

MAY 10, 6–11PM   |   NORDIC NIGHTS FEATURING iceagE AND JennY Hval

This event was produced in partnership with KEXP Radio.

Our Nordic Nights program makes its official launch with Danish punk band Iceage, who are kicking off their North American tour at Nordic Museum!  The acclaimed musicians are joined by Norway’s Jenny Hval, whose avant-garde art music was awarded the Phonofile Nordic Music Prize in 2017. Tickets are $18 for members, $20 general admission.


Tickets are on sale now!


Iceage is Elias Bender Rønnenfelt, Dan Kjær Nielsen, Johan Suurballe Wieth, and Jakob Tvilling Pless.  Beyondless, Iceage’s fourth record (and first that was recorded all-analog), was produced by the band and Nis Bysted, recorded by Mattias Glavå at Kungsten Studios Göteberg, and mixed by Randall Dunn at Avast Studios Seattle. The album was played entirely by the band with additional performances by Nils Gröndhal (violin), horns by Kasper Tranberg (trumpet), Lars Greve (saxophones), Morten Jessen (trombone), and vocals on “Pain Killer” by Sky Ferreira.


Jenny Hval is a Norwegian singer-songwriter, record producer and musician. She has released six solo albums, two under the moniker Rockettothesky, and four under her own name. In 2015, Hval released her fifth studio album, Apocalypse, girl, to widespread critical acclaim. The following year, she released Blood Bitch, which in 2017 was awarded the prestigious Phonofile Nordic Music Prize. 

MAY 17, 6–11PM   | NORDIC NIGHTS' Syttende mai parade after-party


Join us for a special Norwegian edition of Nordic Nights on Thursday, May 17, as we host Ballard’s official Syttende Mai Parade After-Party! The Museum galleries will be open for extended hours until 8pm, followed by a Norway-inspired fashion show from local Norwegian-American designer Madison Leiren and music performance by special guests! Tickets are $18 for members, $20 general admission.



MAY 24, 6–11PM   |   NORDIC NIGHTS FEATURING sóley AND Lowly

This event was produced in partnership with KEXP Radio.

Nordic Nights continues with Icelandic singer and multi-instrumentalist Sóley and Danish indie pop musicians Lowly. Read on for more info on the performers!

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! ($18/members, $20/general admission)


Born in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland, Sóley has attracted a huge international following with her fairytale song craft, noted for its dreamlike qualities and dark surrealism. Her single “Pretty Face” has gained over 22.4 million YouTube views since its release. Having studied piano and later composition at the Icelandic Art Academy, Sóley Stefánsdóttir, formerly a member of the band Seabear, released her debut solo full-length album We Sink in 2011. She will be making her second solo appearance in Seattle at the Nordic Museum, following her landmark performance at Neumos's Reykjavík Calling concert in 2014.

Self-described as “nosie pop and everything in between," Danish band Lowly orginates from the meeting of the five members at the Aarhus Conservatory of Music in 2014. Nanna Schannong (vocal, guitar), Soffie Viemose (vocal, laptop), Kasper Staub (synthesizers), Thomas Lund (bass, Moog), and Steffen Lundtoft (drums, percussion) found common ground in a playful and extremely melodic sonic universe that is impossible to put a genre tag on. Lowly will be making their Seattle debut at the Nordic Museum.



On Wednesday, May 23, get a preview of Lowly's music during their KEXP Live session at KEXP Studios! Listen live on-air or RSVP early to watch live. Check back soon for more details on how to attend.



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