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Summer concerts are back! Join Centrum in July and August for our biggest concert events: Jazz Port Townsend, Acoustic Blues, and Fiddle Tunes. Most notably, the performances will be live, in-person at Fort Worden for Jazz and Blues, with Fiddle Tunes producing four consecutive online concerts.

Jazz Port Townsend



Jazz On Littlefield Green


Pavillion lawn
1:30 PM
$25 – 18 and under free


It would be hard to overstate how pleased we are to be presenting our first public concert in 18 months. Even so, we are taking precautions to minimize risks. The audience will sit on the grass outside the McCurdy Pavilion in carefully measured and distanced segments. And they’ll be listening to Live Jazz. And not just any Live Jazz. The concert will feature John Clayton, Artistic Director and bass; Dick Oatts, alto sax; Terell Stafford, trumpet; Wycliffe Gordon, trombone; Dawn Clement, piano; Miles Okazaki, guitar; Marion Hayden, bass; and Carl Allen, drums. Please join us as we celebrate the return of live music to Centrum and Fort Worden State Park. It’s bound to be an emotional day.


Acoustic Blues



Acoustic Blues on the Green


Pavillion lawn
1:30 PM
$25 – 18 and under free


Join us in celebration of gathering (according to governor’s guidelines) for a live in-person outdoor concert on Littlefield Green! The Acoustic Blues workshop itself is online this year but a few faculty artists on the West Coast are traveling to Port Townsend to offer one in-person live performance from a stage built just inside Fort Worden State Park’s McCurdy Pavilion doors – for YOU our beloved audience – on the green!

There will be ‘pods’ for you and your party to sit in with distance guidelines according to Covid-compliance. Assisted listening devices are available upon request and a sign-language interpreter will be on stage during performance. If there are mobility challenges or other things we can help with please let us know – come celebrate with us!

Artists include:

Suzy Thompson and Del Rey with Matt Weiner

Carl Sonny Leyland

Ben Hunter

Cary Morin


Fiddle Tunes


Thomas Maupin buckdance workshop, Fiddle Tunes

From Denmark to New Brunswick to British Columbia, from California to the Blue Ridge to Louisiana, enjoy a splendid panoply of fiddle and banjo music with this series of shows. Be it the deeply rooted traditions of Denmark, the French-speaking family bands of Claude Methé and Robin Leblanc, or the soulful singing of Laurie Lewis and Tim O’Brien, this is international roots music at its finest.

Concert 1: I Miss Fort Worden!


July 2nd, 2021
4:00 PM
$5 or $15 for all 4


Aaron Jonah Lewis – Michigan
Virtuoso banjo and fiddle

Peter Uhrbrand and Ole Mouritzen – Fanø, Denmark
300-year musical tradition specific to Fanø Island

James and Vivian Leva – Virginia
Father-daughter team whose music is deeply rooted in Appalachian tradition.

Concert 2: Fiddles and Fireworks


July 3rd, 2021
4:00 PM
$5 or $15 for all 4


Claude Methé and Family – Quebec
Fiddler, singer, composer Claude Méthé showcases his family band

Paul Brown – North Carolina
Master of the stunningly rich traditions around Mount Airy, NC

Liz Knowles – Maine
The fire and finesse of Irish fiddle music

Concert 3: Coast to Coast


July 4th, 2021
4:00 PM
$5 or $15 for all 4


Robin Leblanc and Family – New Brunswick
Marvelous young Acadian fiddler with his musical family

April Verch and Joe Newberry – North Carolina
Ottawa Valley singer-songwriter and step dancer meshes with banjoist, guitarist and singer

Laurie Lewis – California
Internationally renowned as a singer, songwriter, fiddler, bandleader, and musical mentor

Concert 4: Blue Ridge, Bayous, and a Dash of Nash


July 5th, 2021
4:00 PM
$5 or $15 for all 4


Kevin Wimmer – Louisiana
Cajun, jazz, western swing, and blues fiddle are his milieu

Allison DeGroot and Tatiana Hargreaves – British Columbia and North Carolina
At the forefront of the up and coming generation of old time, bluegrass and new acoustic musicians

Tim O’Brien – Tennessee
Grammy winning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from West Virginia


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