Here at Centrum, we take great pleasure in creating environments that enable transformational experiences for artists. Of course, we can’t do it on our own–it really does take a village (so to speak).
One of our favorite partners is Crossroads Music in Port Townsend. This independent music store is run by Dan and Sarai Lopez, and they are an important part of our Blues week (not to mention Centrum’s other music gatherings).
If you come to a Centrum workshop, and want to avoid airport security hassles, you can rent instruments from them. When you are at our 2008 Country Blues Festival, Dan and Sarai will be on-site here at Fort Worden to supply you with everything you’ll need to keep the music playin.’ That includes instruments, books, CD’s, DVD’s and official Centrum merchandise.
Perhaps the coolest thing they do, however, is support Centrum’s core mission. Dan and Sarai are underwriting scholarships that are making it possible for three participants from the North Olympic Peninsula to attend the 2008 Port Townsend Country Blues Festival workshops.
Thank you Dan and Sarai–we truly couldn’t do it without you.