Fiddle Tunes Performances

fiddle tunes performance

 

Since its inception in 1977, the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes has been one of the largest celebrations of traditional music west of the Mississippi.

More than 30 faculty members from four different countries share a rich history and diverse styles of fiddle music with hundreds of participants in a weeklong, multigenerational workshop. Classes, band labs, dances, concerts, open jams, and informal and spontaneous gatherings culminate in mainstage performances that welcome thousands of audience members to experience the tapestry of North American fiddle styles.

Fiddles on the Fourth

Plus BBQ on the Green
Tuesday, July 4, 1:30pm
McCurdy Pavilion
Reserved Seating $30, $25 and $16

Featuring:

  • Denmark: Maja Kjær Jacobsen
  • North Carolina: Richard Bowman, Chester McMillian
  • New Brunswick: Claude Austin, Robin LeBlanc
  • Texas/Kansas: Tricia Spencer, Howard Rains

 

Fiddles and Fireworks

Tuesday, July 4, 7pm
McCurdy Pavilion
Reserved Seating $30, $25 and $16

Featuring:

  • Missouri: John White, Amber Gaddy, Dave Cavins
  • Mexico: Fire of Tierra Caliente
  • Virginia: Billy Hurt Jr., Martha Spencer
  • Alberta: Calvin Vollrath, Clinton Pelletier, Rhea Labrie

 

Square and Cajun Dances

Plus BBQ on the Green
Friday, July 7, 7:30pm
Littlefield Green outside McCurdy Pavilion
Tickets: $15

Square Dance:

  • The Foghorn Stringband & special faculty guests

Cajun Dance:

  • Steve Riley & Chris Stafford
    (bring a chair if you want to sit)

 

Fiddle Tunes Finale

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 Dirk Powell
  • Quebec: RÉVEILLONS! (David Berthiaume, Jean-Francois Berthiaume, Richard Forest, Louis-Simon Lemieux)

Festival Packages

Includes 3 events held at the McCurdy Pavilion:

  • Tuesday, July 4, 1:30pm and 7pm
  • Saturday, July 8, 1:30pm

Package pricing for McCurdy Pavilion Reserved Seating:

  • Section A: $90
  • Section B: $80
  • Section C: $55

Port Townsend & Fort Worden

Located just 2 hours west of Seattle, Port Townsend is the perfect place to indulge your creative side. With its maritime heritage, Victorian architecture, artist spirit, and a touch of urban chic, Port Townsend is an easily accessible base camp to the Olympic Peninsula and beyond.

 

Centrum’s home is at Fort Worden – the kind of destination that stays with you for a lifetime. Amidst the magnificent natural setting and the influence of its military past, Fort Worden is home to inspiration, education and personal transformation. People gather here to participate in arts and music events, woodworking classes, conferences, camping and outdoor activities, family reunions, weddings, and much more. Originally designed as a military base to protect Puget Sound, Fort Worden evolved into an iconic and cherished state park. The fort – featuring 100 historic structures – spans two miles of saltwater shoreline with views of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, and the San Juan Islands.

Click here for detailed instructions about traveling to Seattle to Port Townsend without a car.

Ferry
Seattle to Bainbridge
Edmonds to Kingston
Mukilteo to Clinton (Whidbey Island)
Whidbey Island to Port Townsend

Airports
Sea-Tac International Airport 
17801 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98158
Shuttle information

Jefferson County International Airport  
Airport Cutoff Road, Port Townsend, WA 98368

Bus/shuttle
Located less than two miles from downtown Port Townsend, Fort Worden is easily accessible for both locals and visitors.

General inquiries: info@centrum.org, (360) 385-3102 x117

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