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Aug 2: Hill Country Blues and Zydeco Dance

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

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

July 29: Jazz Port Townsend Saturday Mainstage Previews

The Saturday Jazz Port Townsend festival mainstage performances are highlights of a Port Townsend summer. Washington’s longest-running summer jazz festival takes to the mainstage at Fort Worden State Park’s 1200-seat McCurdy Pavilion (pictured above) for afternoon and evening shows. Jazz Port Townsend Saturday Afternoon Saturday, July 29, 2017, 1:30pm McCurdy Pavilion Reserved Seating $54, $40, $30

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;

Faculty Update: Luther Dickinson

We regret to announce Luther Dickinson is not able to join us for the 2017 Centrum Port Townsend Acoustic Blues week, due to a health issue that has to be attended to. We all wish him healing and look forward to when he can join us another year. The faculty are all gearing up for

2017 Jazz Port Townsend Update: Drums Full

A quick update on registrations for 2017 Jazz Port Townsend. At this time all drum positions are full with a waiting list – to add your name to the drum 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

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