Taj Mahal To Headline 2011 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival


We have some great news to share with all of you.

The legendary Taj Mahal will be returning to Centrum in August to headline the 20th Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival. He performed a number of solo shows at Centrum in the 1990s, but this will be his first appearance at the Blues Festival.

Taj Mahal will join us midweek for a special concert at McCurdy Pavilion on August 3. In addition to the concert appearance, he will be a featured guest at a meet-and-greet, open exclusively to registered workshop participants, earlier in the day.

Listen to Taj Mahal’s “Havin’ A Real Bad Day”

Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal is one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. Though his career began more than four decades ago with American blues, he has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the world. What ties it all together is his insatiable interest in musical discovery. Over the years, his passion and curiosity have led him around the world, and the resulting global perspective is reflected in his music.

Concert tickets will go on sale to members April 15; the general public May 1.

Taj Mahal’s appearance is made possible by the Richard and Anne Schneider Director’s Creative Fund