Details on our 2014 workshop are under development. Stay tuned for more information. Below is information from our 2013 gathering.
Cost of the 2013 workshop is $550. This includes admission to all workshop activities, and all public performances (mainstage and blues in the clubs).
If you think you might need financial assistance, Centrum has a scholarship and work-trade program. Early application is encouraged.
Tuition for the 2013 gospel track is $180. This includes admission to the workshop Monday through Friday from 1:30-3pm and the mainstage performance on Saturday. The gospel track does not include blues in the clubs.
Room and Board
Most participants stay in private dormitory rooms at Fort Worden. If you stay in a dorm, you are required to purchase a meal ticket. There are a limited number of double rooms, that is, rooms with two twin beds. All rooms come with linens, blankets, and towels, but you should plan on bringing soap and personal toiletry items.
Meals are served at the Fort Worden Commons by Bon Appetit, who maintains a passion for fine locally-grown food in a socially-responsible manner.
Once you’ve registered for the workshop, you will have the opportunity to register for room and board through Centrum. This year you will have the opportunity to choose between the jam wing and the quieter wing. In the jam wing participants can jam in the common area between 8:00am and 10:00pm.
- Dorm room with 3 meals/day: $565
- Dorm room with lunch and dinner: $485
- Meals only – 3 meals/day: $305
- Meals only – lunch and dinner: $225
Centrum will operate an airport shuttle to and from Sea-Tac airport on the first and last days of the Festival. Please read our 2014 Summer Shuttle Guide to learn how you can sign up for this service.
Under 18 Participants
Centrum encourages young blues artists to attend the workshop and provides an evening dorm counselor as well as daytime check-ins. Participants under 18 years old will be required to sign a Centrum Student Contract.
Summer nights in the Pacific Northwest can be chilly. Please remember to bring a sweater, sweatshirt or jacket.