Rev. Ann Jefferson To Lead Gospel Track at 2017 Blues Festival

The Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival is excited to welcome Rev. Ann Jefferson to lead the Gospel Track for 2017! Daily classes start on Monday July 31, 2017 and run through Friday August 4, 2017 from 3:30-5:30pm. Your tuition includes entry to the main stage performance on Saturday August 5, 2017. African American gospel music has spread beyond the Black

Fiddle Tunes

Jake Sulman-Ment & Pete Rushefsky Round Out Klezmer Faculty at Fiddle Tunes

Klezmer musicians take note – we have just added Jake Shulman-Ment and Pete Rushefsky to the 2017 faculty at Fiddle Tunes. They will be joining Michael Alpert, leading klezmer workshops and band labs, making this is a great year to dig deep into klezmer  music. JAKE SHULMAN-MENT – NEW YORK violin Jake (pictured above) is among


2017 Jazz Port Townsend Update: Piano Full

A quick update on registrations for 2017 Jazz Port Townsend. At this time piano is full with a waiting list – to add your name to the piano waiting lists click here. We are still accepting applications for other instruments and voice, although applications will only be accepted while there are still openings. Visit our Jazz Port



Mark Doty on New Poems: Unscrew The Locks From the Doors

Centrum is excited welcome poet Mark Doty back to the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference in 2017. His Conference workshop will focus on writing new poems: UNSCREW THE LOCKS FROM THE DOORS: Writing New Poems Walt Whitman, early in the “language experiment” he called LEAVES OF GRASS, calls on his readers to open the locked doors

Voice Works

Pharis Romero wants to hear you sing at Voice Works

(Pictured above: From Left Indigo, Pharis, Sy and Jason. The Romeros stand in front of their newly re-built banjo shop. The previous shop burned in 2016.) Story and Photos by Bonnie Obremski “Singing is such a naked thing to do,” said Pharis Romero as she chopped onions for a soup beside Sy, her one-year-old son, who was

Young Artists

2017 Water World Photos Are Up!

We have posted photographer David Conklin’s photos from the 2017 Water World workshop!. Water World is a collaboration between Centrum and the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, that is filled with activities and projects that expand and enhance elementary students’ experience of the marine world through the lenses of both science and art. View all photos.