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Voice Works Polka Dot Dinner & Dance: Sat. 5:30 pm!

Voice Works Polka Dot Dinner & Dance: Sat. 5:30 pm!

Voice Works is Centrum’s week long celebration of singing.  As you’d expect, we invite anyone to spend a week here at Fort Worden living and learning with some of the finest singers, songwriters, and musicians you’ll find anywhere. The Voice Works Honky Tonk Polka Dot Dance is a longstanding and beloved tradition, and the intimate faculty


Reeb Willms & Caleb Klauder on Prairie Home Companion 6/13/15

Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion is one of public radio’s most popular shows, and our very own Reeb Willms and Caleb Kaluder will be the featured musical guests (with their “Country Band”) on the June 13, 2015 broadcast. Willms and Klauder will be coming to Centrum shortly thereafter to serve as part of the Voice


Moira Smiley and Music for a Three-Layer Brain

Moira Smiley is a singer and composer who travels the world as a soloist and musical director. She’ll be joining us at Voice Works – Centrum’s latest gathering of singers, June 23-28, 2015. Expect four days and five nights of intense fun, singing instruction, repertoire building, and merry music making with some top drawer vocalists like Moira. A

Voice Works 2014

Photos from 2014 Voice Works at Centrum

The 2014 Voice Works gathering was simply inspiring. We were deeply impressed by the level of fearlessness and artistry that the participants and faculty brought to Fort Worden. We can’t wait to do it again next year! Roz Powell  took some terrific photos of all of you during the week, so grab a cup of coffee, and take


Honky-Tonk Polka Dot Dance and Concert!

Get your dancing shoes on and polka dot attire ready for the first summer dance of 2014!   “It’s on” for Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the McCurdy Pavilion @ Fort Worden State Park.  Featuring plenty of space for dancing and indoor beer garden.  All ages welcome.   Click here for more information and performers’ list! Tickets: $20

Cactus Blossoms

Who are The Cactus Blossoms?

Country music has a long-held appreciation for sibling bands, and it seems there’s no sweeter sound than two brothers harmonizing over a sad country tune. The Cactus Blossoms play country music the way the best always have: with an ear for universal truth in commonplace stories and for real emotion in simple melodies and beautiful harmonies.