Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival Performances

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Join us for the largest country blues gathering in the nation! Concerts feature players and music from regions where pre-war country blues were formed — Piedmont, the Delta, Mississippi Hill Country, New Orleans, Texas and more. Immerse yourself in the African – American history and traditions from which blues has grown.

Mainstage shows at McCurdy Pavilion cap off a week-long workshop for nearly 250 passionate acoustic blues students taught by artists from across the country. Club shows and a massive Saturday mainstage performances transform Port Townsend into the summer blues getaway.

Hill Country Blues and Zydeco Dance

Plus BBQ On the Green
Wednesday August 2, 7:30pm
USO Hall
General Admission $20

Tickets on sale to members April 15; general public May 1

Featuring:

  • Luther Dickinson,
  • Alvin Youngblood Hart
  • Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes
  • Leroy Etienne
  • Blues Faculty All-Star Band

Port Townsend Gospel Choir with Rev. Ann Jefferson

Saturday August 5, 11am
Fort Worden Chapel
Free


Acoustic Blues Showcase

Saturday August 5, 1:30pm
McCurdy Pavilion
Reserved Seating $46, $37, $25

Tickets on sale to members April 15; general public May 1

Featuring:

  • Meredith Axelrod
  • Henry Butler
  • Marcus Cartwright
  • Eleanor Ellis
  • Alvin Youngblood Hart
  • Maria Muldaur
  • Ben Payton
  • Kit Stovepipe
  • Happy Traum
  • Adam Tanner
  • Suzy Thompson
  • Phil Wiggins
  • and surprise guests

Blues in the Clubs

Friday August 4 and Saturday August 5
8pm-midnight, various downtown venues

Tickets on sale to members April 15; general public May 1

Featured Performers: Jerron Paxton, Alex Andrews, Meredith Axelrod, Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes, Chris Burns, Henry Butler, Marcus Cartwright, Eleanor Ellis, Leroy Etienne, Ben Fox, Aaron Gunn, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Steve James, Ethan Leinwand, Maria Muldaur, Ben Payton, Danny Phelan, Kit Stovepipe, Happy Traum, Adam Tanner, Suzy Thompson, Ernie Vega, Lightnin’ Wells  Phil Wiggins, with friends sitting in.


Festival Packages

Tickets on sale to members April 15; general public May 1

Seating is reserved at the McCurdy Pavilion performances

  • Includes Acoustic Blues Showcase and Blues in the Clubs.
  • Package Pricing for McCurdy Pavilion Seating
    Section A: $100
    Section B: $80
    Section C: $65
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