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A Message for the Centrum Blues Community

A Message for the Centrum Blues Community

October 12, 2011 Dear Centrum Blues community: I am writing to let you know that Daryl Davis will be the new Artistic Director for the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival and Workshop.  Please visit our media page for a press release detailing the announcement.  We are grateful for Corey’s leadership over the past three years, and


Save the Date: The 2012 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival

Make plans now to attend the 2012 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival, taking place at Fort Worden State Park from July 29 through August 5, 2012. Featuring master class instruction and workshops in country and acoustic blues, the 2012 festival also includes mainstage performances by festival artists at McCurdy Pavilion, as well as intimate club

Last Minute Ticket Information for 2011 PT Acoustic Blues Festival

Pavilion Tickets Tickets for the Down-Home Country BluesFest on Saturday, August 6, 1:30 PM are available only in person at the McCurdy Pavilion Box Office on Saturday beginning at 12:30 PM. Club Passes Saturday club passes (wristbands) are available at the McCurdy Pavilion Box Office on Saturday from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM or at any club

Blues Concert for Kids & Free Fridays at the Fort

  Concert for Kids Centrum’s annual Concert for Kids series concludes this Friday, August 5th, with a performance from longtime Centrum artist Lauren Sheehan.  The Concert for Kids begins at 11:00 a.m. at the Fort Worden Chapel, and is FREE for children ages 3 and up. Adult tickets are $5, and are available ONLY at

Don’t Miss Blues in the Clubs Beginning Friday

Blues in the Clubs is perhaps the signature experience of the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival. On Friday and Saturday night, the artist faculty head to numerous venues in Port Townsend's historic downtown and uptown districts to play sets in all sorts of interesting combinations. One Club Pass each night gives you access to all

Concert Preview:
Saturday’s Down-Home Country Blues Fest

For the 20th year in a row, Centrum is proud to present the “Down-Home Country BluesFest,” an eclectic gathering of traditional blues artists, in concert at McCurdy Pavilion on Saturday, August 6 beginning at 1:30 p.m. Reserved Seating – $33/$24/$18; Patrons under 18 admitted FREE. Tickets on sale now. The 2011 lineup features a diverse