Aug 2: Hill Country Blues and Zydeco Dance

The 2017 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival holds its first public show on Wednesday, August 2 at McCurdy Pavilion at Fort Worden. Alvin Youngblood Hart, Sunpie Barnes, Leroy Etienne, and an All-Star Blues Band will lead a Hill Country Blues and Zydeco Dance. Not to be missed! Hill Country Blues and Zydeco Dance Plus BBQ

Fiddle Tunes

July 8: Fiddle Tunes Finale

Centrum’s 2017 Fiddle Tunes Festival wraps up this weekend with a rousing Fiddle Tunes Finale, with artists and traditions from around the world. Saturday, July 8, 1:30pm McCurdy Pavilion Reserved Seating $30, $25 and $16 Featuring: Klezmer: Michael Alpert, Jake Shulman-Ment, Pete Rushefsky Louisiana: Doug Kershaw Ireland: James Carty, John Carty, Maggie Carty Rhiannon Giddens and


Program Change: Hubert Laws to Perform Friday Evening

The mainstage portion of the 2017 Jazz Port Townsend festival kicks off this Friday with featured performances by Justin Kauflin and NEA Jazz Master Hubert Laws (pictured above).  Please note that our previously-scheduled line up has changed.  Mr. Laws will perform Friday night only.  Nikki Harris has graciously agreed to move her mainstage set to


Enjoy Free Readings at 2017 Port Townsend Writers’ Conference

During the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, a rich and diverse gathering of prose writers and poets read from their work. Unless otherwise noted, all readings take place at the Joseph F. Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden State Park. All readings are free, and open to the public. Sunday, July 16, 7:15pm Alexandra Teague Monday, July 17, 7pm Erin Belieu;

Voice Works

July 1: Voice Works Vintage Vocals Concert

The intimate Wheeler Theater is home to a rich celebration of Vintage Vocals on Saturday night, from Roots, to Jazz, and R&B, and beyond. The Vintage Vocals show presents 6 pairs of artists from Denmark, Canada, the American South, and the Pacific Northwest. Saturday’s performance is the final public concert for 2017’s Voice Works gathering. Saturday, July

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. [FAGP id=13429] View