Blues, Davis, Guy

Everything You Need to Know: The 2016 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival

Join the fun as Centrum transforms Port Townsend into a blues mecca again in 2016! August 3-6 we celebrate the culmination of a week of learning in community with passionate tradition bearers in acoustic blues. Artistic Director Jerron Paxton has gathered an amazing community of musicians who were either born into blues traditions or became bearers of

Fiddle Tunes

Peter McCracken - 1979

Centrum Announces the Peter McCracken Heritage Fund for Traditional Music

In recognition of the 40th Anniversary of the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, Centrum board president Carla Main, executive director Robert Birman and Fiddle Tunes’ Artistic Director Suzy Thompson are pleased to announce the creation of a permanently-restricted endowment fund for Centrum, named in perpetuity in honor of Peter McCracken, longstanding Program Manager at Centrum.



2016 Jazz Combos – Big Band

BIG BAND–Clarence Acox Performs Friday noon outside the Commons Last First Instrument Big Band Bays Willie Alto 1 Stevens Matthew Alto 2 Miller Joseph Alto Alternate Torgelson Andrew Tenor 1 Tuncel Miles Tenor 2 Mogul Simon Tenor Alternate McElman Duncan Bari Sax 1 Bainbridge Kyle Bari Sax Alternate Esler David Trumpet 1 Karner Brett Trumpet



Free Literary Readings from the 2016 Port Townsend Writers’ Conference

During the 2016 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 Sunday, July 17, 2016, 7:15 p.m. Sayantani Dasgupta; Jonathan Evison Monday, July 18, 2016, 7:00 p.m. Joy Passanante; Sam Ligon Tuesday, July

Voice Works

Young Artists


Scholarship Deadlines for Youth Programs

Explorations Scholarship Deadline: January 25,2016 Notifications the week of February 1 Explorations is Centrum’s immersive, week-long program for middle schoolers.  Students are introduced to the world of arts and ideas, creative risk-taking, and personal development. It’s a total learning environment that challenges the mind and body in equal measure. Each day features four workshop sessions where