Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival FAQ

Tuition: Cost of the 2015 workshop is $560. This includes admission to all workshop activities, and all public performances (main stage and blues in the clubs).

Registration:  Register online for the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival

Day Pass: Participants can register for a day pass to attend the 2015 workshop on any given day between Monday and Friday. The cost per day is $110. This includes admission to all workshop activities that day and evening, but does not include public performances (main stage and blues in the clubs).

Scholarships: If you think you might need financial assistance, Centrum has both a scholarship and a work-trade program. Early application is encouraged. Deadline for applications is May 1, 2015.

Gospel track: Tuition for the 2015 gospel track is $150. This includes admission to the gospel class Monday through Friday (3:30 – 5:30pm) and all evenings in Building 204 Monday through Saturday. The gospel track does include entrance to the mainstage performance on Saturday afternoon but does not include blues in the clubs. This year there will be a gospel performance Saturday before noon (as opposed to during the Saturday concert as it has been in the past).

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, who has 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.

2015 rates:

  • Dorm room with 3 meals/day: $580
  • Dorm room with lunch and dinner: $495
  • Meals only – 3 meals/day: $305
  • Meals only – lunch and dinner: $220

Transportation: Centrum will operate an airport shuttle to and from Sea-Tac airport on the first and last days of the Festival.  Round trip cost is $100, one way is $50. You can sign up for the shuttle when you register.  Read the 2015 Shuttle Guide.

Under 18: Centrum encourages young blues artists to attend the workshop. Blues participants under-18 must be accompanied by a registered chaperone. Special consideration will be made for scholarship applicants and their chaperone 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.

Chaperones: If the chaperone of an under-18 does not care to participate in the workshop, there is a no-cost option in our registration type drop down. If the under-18 is staying in the dorm, their chaperone will need to also stay in the dorm and pay for their own room and board.

Climate: Summer nights in the Pacific Northwest can be chilly. Please remember to bring a sweater, sweatshirt or jacket.