July 2 Singing and July 4 Fiddle Tunes Concerts


Fort Worden State Park will be filled with music over the July 4 weekend, as Centrum presents three major concert events associated with the popular Voice Works and Festival of American Fiddle Tunes gatherings.

Vocal Roots and Honky Tonkin’: A Day-Long Concert and Dance Event

Saturday, July 2, 2011
1:30pm-9:30pm, McCurdy Pavilion & Littlefield Green

A day-long concert and dance celebration of traditional styles, including bluegrass, country duets, traditional Southern, and more. Beginning with a concert in McCurdy Pavilion, and then finishing with the dance on Littlefield Green, your ticket includes both activities.

Reserved Seating – $35/$20; 18 & Under – Free.
Tickets on sale now.

McCurdy Pavilion

  • Jenny Lester (Canadian bluegrass)
  • Mary Sherhart (traditional Balkan)
  • Cliff Perry and Laurel Bliss (timeless country duets)


  • World Harmony Chorus (the harmony of Africa, Europe, and the Americas)
  • Pharis Romero (old time songs from the North)
  • Alice Gerrard (Southern mountain)

The evening continues after a brief intermission with a dance on the lawn at Littlefield Green.

On the Lawn at Littlefield Green

  • Lisa Mann and her Really Good Band (Northwest blues)
  • Meschiya Lake with Casey MacGill and the Blue Four Trio (Vintage swing)
  • Reeb Willms (old time country)
  • Courtney Granger with the Caleb Klauder Band (Honky Tonk/Cajun)

Old Time Glory
 – The Fourth at the Fort

Monday, July 4, 2011
1:30 PM, 
McCurdy Pavilion

Traditional sounds of the Americas — from Mexico to Kentucky to the Canadian Magdalen Islands — on the mainstage at McCurdy Pavilion.

Reserved Seating – $36/$25/$17; 18 & Under – Free.
Tickets on sale now.

  • Hank Bradley (American, Greek, and European fiddle traditions)
  • Bertrand Deraspe and Alain Turbide (Quebecois and Acadian tunes from the Magdalen Islands)
  • Alice Gerrard and Rick Good (Old time and bluegrass fiddle and banjo)


  • Michael Doucet (Groundbreaking Cajun fiddle, National Heritage Fellow)
  • Trio Chicontepec (Huastecan traditions from the Gulf of Mexico)
  • Eddie Bond and Kirk Sutphin (Round Peak fiddle music from North Carolina)

Fiddles and Fireworks

Monday, July 4, 2011
7:00 PM, McCurdy Pavilion

An all-star showcase featuring old time, bluegrass, Kentucky, and Cape Breton styles.  Plus, stay for the fireworks – a Port Townsend tradition!

Reserved Seating – $34/$24/$16; 18 & Under – Free.
Tickets on sale now.

  • Paul David Smith and Jimmy McCown (Tradition bearers of old time Kentucky)
  • Bobby Hicks and Adam Masters (Legendary bluegrass)


  • Bruce Green and Don Pedi (Sound and spirit of traditional mountain music)
  • Andrea Beaton and Troy MacGillivray (Scottish fiddle from Cape Breton)

Fireworks on the bluff at Fort Worden begin at approximately 10:00 PM.