Mainstage Performance Schedule

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Get ready to take a musical journey August 3-4, 2007.

At it’s core, The Port Townsend Country Blues Festival is a weeklong workshop where people from all over the world come to live and learn with the finest blues musicians this planet has to offer. On the weekend, we turn on the lights and the renowned artist/faculty take to the stage for mainstage performances in Fort Worden State Park’s WWI-era McCurdy Pavilion, and for club performances in Port Townsend’s historic downtown and uptown districts.

Now in its 15th year, the Port Townsend Country Blues Festival is one of the few gatherings in the U.S. whose focus is on acoustic, pre-war blues. Thanks to the guidance and artistic direction of harmonica legend Phil Wiggins, we’ve assembled a truly outstanding lineup of internationally known performers along with the finest blues artists in the Northwest.

Friday, August 3, 7:30 pm
McCurdy Pavilion
Reserved seats $16 (kids free)
Purchase tickets (sales begin May 1)

National Heritage Fellow Concert:
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the National Heritage Award
1) Eddie Pennington 2) Henry Gray 3) John Cephas and Phil Wiggins

Saturday, August 4, 1:30 pm
McCurdy Pavilion
Reserved seats $20
Purchase tickets (sales begin May 1)

Club Sampler Set–one tune each by:
1) Steve James 2) Lauren Sheehan 3) Eric Freeman 4) John Miller 5) Eleanor Ellis 6) Terry "Harmonica" Bean 7) Allen Holmes 8) Andra Faye 9) Elijah Wald 10) Del Rey 11) Lightnin’ Wells 12) Erwin Helfer

Plus Full Sets by:
1) Shirley Powell 2) Cheick Hamala Diabate 3) Paul Rishell and Annie Raines 4) Gaye Adegbalola 5) Robert "Wolfman" Belfour