Port Townsend Acoustic Blues workshop

Early Blues and New Blues in 2022

PORT TOWNSEND ACOUSTIC BLUES – August 1 -7, 2022

Daily classroom instruction in traditional acoustic blues, its history, songs, and styles as well as technical skills, movement forward and how to play well with others in the form. Afternoons include discussions on relative topics and evenings present faculty concerts celebrating various regional styles, both traditional and moving the genre forward. Jamming happens between everything else, sometimes replacing sleep, so catch up on that now!

Proof of being “up to date” with COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for all faculty and participants attending in-person. Many classes will be available for audit online for those not able to attend in-person for whatever reason.

TUITION:
In-Person Attendance, $610
Youth & Scholarship Rate, $200
Online Audit Track, $100

Scholarships are available for those who are not able to afford the full tuition. These operate on the honor system – we ask that those who are able to afford the full tuition, do so. If the full tuition will be a significant financial burden to you, please select scholarship tuition.

ROOM & BOARD:
For in-person participants we can provide a private dorm room + meal plan, for $620
(Choose between Quiet dorm and Jam dorm)

You can just take meals, for $310

SHUTTLE (Sea/Tac – Port Townsend):
Monday August 1st shuttle departs Sea/Tac at 2:PM Pacific Time)
Sunday August 7th shuttle departs Port Townsend at 9:00AM Pacific Time – *book departing flights no earlier than noon August 7. Sea/Tac is two hours from Port Townsend, on a good day.)

  • Round Trip $110
  • One-way $55

TERMS:
In-person: Show ID + proof of being “up to date” with COVID-19 vaccinations, based on the most recent CDC guidelines. As of now, this means showing proof of the first booster shot, if qualified by age to receive the booster. Please know that masks are still being required while in the Wheeler Theater for all events. The use of masks is recommended everywhere else on the campus.

Centrum’s Covid Protocols | Centrum

HOUSING:
On campus you can stay in private dorm rooms in Buildings 203 and 225 with shared bathrooms. Linens will be provided you bring your own toiletries. Layered clothing is strongly recommended, the climate in Port Townsend can be hot and cold. Meals will be in the Fort Worden Commons. There will be late night jamming in building 204 and jamming in dorm 203. Dorm 225 will remain quiet, so folks can rest anytime.

IN-PERSON WORKSHOP:
You will have your choice of one-hour instrument classes daily Tuesday through Friday, with late afternoon ensemble playing in various styles. Evening house parties in 204 will include impromptu faculty presentations, concerts and jams as well as an opportunity for participants to present to the group. Registration includes the concluding festival celebration Friday and Saturday evenings with Blues in the Clubs, on the Fort Worden campus, and Saturday afternoon in the McCurdy Pavilion, where participants have a front row seat for the Acoustic Blues Showcase concert, and lunch with Mo-Chili BBQ on the lawn.

IN-PERSON SCHEDULE:

MONDAY August 1, 2022

  • Check-in 4:00PM Pacific Time
  • Dinner 6:00PM Pacific Time
  • Orientation: 8:00PM Pacific Time

TUESDAY August 2 through THURSDAY August 4, 2022

  • BREAKFAST: 9:00AM Pacific Time
  • 1st SESSION: 10:00AM – 11:00AM Pacific Time
  • 2nd SESSION: 11:15AM – 12:15PM Pacific Time
  • LUNCH: 12:30PM Pacific Time
  • 3rd SESSION: 1:30PM – 2:30PM Pacific Time
  • 4th SESSION: 2:45PM – 3:45PM Pacific Time
  • ENSEMBLES: 4:00PM – 5:00PM Pacific Time
  • DINNER: 6:00PM Pacific Time
  • EVENING EVENTS 8:00PM – 9:00PM Pacific Time
  • OPEN 204 JAMS: 9:00PM – 12:00AM Pacific Time

FRIDAY August 5, 2022

  • BREAKFAST: 9:00AM Pacific Time
  • 1st SESSION: 10:00AM – 11:00AM Pacific Time
  • 2nd SESSION: 11:15AM – 12:15PM Pacific Time
  • LUNCH: 12:30PM Pacific Time
  • 3rd SESSION: 1:30PM – 2:30PM Pacific Time
  • 4th SESSION: 2:45PM – 3:45PM Pacific Time
  • ENSEMBLES: 4:00PM – 5:00PM Pacific Time
  • DINNER: 6:00PM Pacific Time
  • BLUES IN THE CLUBS 7:30PM – 10:00PM Pacific Time
  • OPEN 204 JAMS: 10:00PM – 12:00AM Pacific Time

SATURDAY August 6, 2022

  • BREAKFAST: 9:00AM Pacific Time
  • LUNCH: 12:30PM Pacific Time *Mo-Chili BBQ on Littlefield Green next to the Pavilion
  • BLUES IN THE CLUBS – 7:30PM – 10:00PM Pacific Time
  • OPEN 204 JAMS: 10:00PM – 12:00AM Pacific Time (with some restrictions as gear is moved out form the festival performances).

SUNDAY August 7, 2022

  • BREAKFAST: 9:00AM Pacific Time
  • CHECK-OUT: by 11:00AM Pacific Time

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ONLINE-AUDIT:
Online participants choose between 2 classes per-hour, or toggle back and forth. There are 4 one-hour sessions daily Tuesday through Thursday. Each of the 20-artist faculty will teach ONE class in one of Centrum’s Broadcast studios.

ONLINE SCHEDULE:

MONDAY August 1, 2022

  • Orientation: 8:00PM Pacific Time

TUESDAY August 2 through THURSDAY August 5, 2022

  • 1st SESSION: 10:00AM – 11:00AM Pacific Time
  • 2nd SESSION: 11:15AM – 12:15PM Pacific Time
  • LUNCH BREAK: 12:30PM Pacific Time
  • 3rd SESSION: 1:30PM – 2:30PM Pacific Time
  • 4th SESSION: 2:45PM – 3:45PM Pacific Time

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Questions?

Contact: Mary Hilts, Program Manager at mhilts@centrum.org, or call 360.385.3102 x 116

 

 

 


Port Townsend & Fort Worden

Located just 2 hours west of Seattle, Port Townsend is the perfect place to indulge your creative side. With its maritime heritage, Victorian architecture, artist spirit, and a touch of urban chic, Port Townsend is an easily accessible base camp to the Olympic Peninsula and beyond.

Centrum’s home is at Fort Worden – the kind of destination that stays with you for a lifetime. Amidst the magnificent natural setting and the influence of its military past, Fort Worden is home to inspiration, education and personal transformation. People gather here to participate in arts and music events, woodworking classes, conferences, camping and outdoor activities, family reunions, weddings, and much more. Originally designed as a military base to protect Puget Sound, Fort Worden evolved into an iconic and cherished state park. The fort – featuring 100 historic structures – spans two miles of saltwater shoreline with views of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, and the San Juan Islands.

Click here for detailed instructions about traveling to Seattle to Port Townsend without a car.

Ferry
Seattle to Bainbridge
Edmonds to Kingston
Mukilteo to Clinton (Whidbey Island)
Whidbey Island to Port Townsend

Airports
Sea-Tac International Airport 
17801 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98158
Shuttle information

Jefferson County International Airport  
Airport Cutoff Road, Port Townsend, WA 98368

Bus/shuttle
Located less than two miles from downtown Port Townsend, Fort Worden is easily accessible for both locals and visitors.

 

 

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