Tuition: Cost of the 2014 workshop is $550. This includes admission to all workshop activities, and all public performances (main stage and blues in the clubs).
Day Pass: Participants can register for a day pass to attend the 2014 workshop on any given day between Monday and Friday. The cost per day is $100. This includes admission to all workshop activities that day, but does not include public performances (main stage and blues in the clubs).
If you think you might need financial assistance, Centrum has both a scholarship and a work-trade program. Early application is encouraged.
Gospel track: Tuition for the 2014 gospel track is $150. This includes admission to the workshop Monday through Friday and the main stage performance on Saturday. The gospel track does not include blues in the clubs.
Room and Board: Most participants stay in private unadorned 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
Transportation: 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. Round trip cost is $105, one way is $60.
Under 18: Centrum encourages young blues artists to attend the workshop. Blues participants under-18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the week. Parents or guardians must reside on campus during the period of the workshop & festival, and are only required to pay for room and board for themselves (separate from the youth) if they do not wish to enroll in the workshop itself. Special consideration will be made for scholarship applicants and their guardians who are also encouraged to apply for a scholarship if needed. Participants under 18 years old will be required to sign a Centrum Student Contract. Questions? – please contact our Blues Program Manager, Mary Hilts, at (360) 385-3102 x116 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Climate: Summer nights in the Pacific Northwest can be chilly. Please remember to bring a sweater, sweatshirt or jacket.