Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival Performances

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We’re currently assembling the 2017 gathering. Here’s what we presented in 2016.


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.

Download the 2016 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival Program

Download the 2016 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival Program

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.

Old-Fashioned Blues Dance

Wednesday August 3, 2016, 7:30 p.m. – Fort Worden USO Hall
General Admission $20 limited to 150

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  • Jerron Paxton
  • Frankie Basile
  • Chris Berry
  • Andy Cohen
  • Ari Eisinger
  • Aaron Gunn
  • Mark Rubin
  • Ernie Vega
  • Terry Waldo

Gospel Choir “Make a Joyful Noise” with Dr. Raymond Wise

Saturday August 6, 2016, 11 a.m. Fort Worden Chapel
Free


Acoustic Blues Showcase

Saturday August 6, 2016, 1:30pm – McCurdy Pavilion, Fort Worden
Reserved Seating Tickets: $45, $35, $25

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  • Jerron Paxton, Artistic Director
  • The Fairfield Four
  • Guy Davis
  • Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes
  • Pat Donohue
  • Orville Johnson
  • Tim Williams
  • Mark Graham
  • Clay Swafford
  • Phil Wiggins

Blues in the Clubs

Friday August 5 and Saturday August 6, 2016 8pm-midnight
(Various downtown venues)

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  • Jerron Paxton
  • Frankie Basile
  • Chris Berry
  • Andy Cohen
  • Guy Davis
  • Rich DelGrosso
  • Wendy DeWitt
  • Pat Donohue
  • Ari Eisinger
  • Mark Graham
  • Aaron Gunn
  • Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes
  • Steve James
  • Orville Johnson
  • Washboard Chaz Leary
  • Cory Ledet
  • Scottie Parker
  • Mark Rubin
  • Clay Swafford
  • Valerie Turner
  • Ernie Vega
  • Elijah Wald
  • Terry Waldo
  • Lightnin’ Wells
  • Phil Wiggins
  • Tim Williams

Festival Packages

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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: $85
    Section B: $75
    Section C: $65
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