Play your heart out in Port Townsend this month beginning with an Independence Day celebration with Centrum’s Festival of American Fiddle Tunes. Artistic Director Suzy Thompson, husband and longtime musical partner Eric and daughter Allegra fill Fort Worden with their music, inspiring hundreds of musicians from around the nation to join in.

Festival of American Fiddle Tunes Artistic Director Suzy Thompson

Over the past three decades, Suzy has been a leading force in many influential roots music groups. A renowned flatpicker, Eric’s playing is exceptional for its purity of tone, speed, and soulfulness. Allegra was raised on a steady diet of American roots music, everything from Delta Blues to Appalachian fiddle tunes. She currently plays bass and sings old fashioned Bluegrass, Old-Time, Honky-Tonk, and Cajun music.

Rock out this summer at Port Townsend Main Street Program’s Concerts on the Dock, in downtown Port Townsend Thursdays July 10 through August 28 at the Pope Marine Park/City Dock Civic Plaza. Local vendors and a Beer, Wine and Cider Garden will contribute to the festive atmosphere. Seating opens at 4:30 pm, concerts begin at 5 pm and end at 7:30 pm.

Port Townsend Concerts on the Dock

“Concerts on the Dock are a favorite way to celebrate summer in Port Townsend. The blend of bands will appeal to many tastes, and there’s lots of danceable music lined up. Bring a picnic, or grab food to go from one of our local businesses,” says Dominic Svornich, Main Street’s festival coordinator.

2014 is shaping up to be an epic year for Jazz Port TownsendWashington’s longest-running summer jazz festival. Artistic Director John Clayton has worked with Centrum to assemble a truly outstanding collection of jazz artists from around the country.

Jazz Port Townsend - The Clayton Brothers

Listen to talented artists NEA Jazz Master Bill Holman, clarinetist/saxophonist Ken Peplowski, pianist Benny Green, in addition to Jeff Hamilton, Wycliffe Gordon, Ingrid Jensen and Geoffrey Keezer. Jazz Port Townsend includes main stage performances at Fort Worden, as well as Jazz in the Clubs July 25 and 26 from 10 pm to 1 am at various venues around Port Townsend.For more information or to buy tickets, go towww.centrum.org.

Key City Public Theatre presents Shakespeare in the Park with two plays over four weekends. Experience both comedy and tragedy outdoors this summer. “The Trojan Women” runs August 1 through 10, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6 pm. In the aftermath of war, what happens to the women and children left behind?

Shakespeare in the Park in Port Townsend

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” runs August 15-24, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6 pm. Three overachieving actors attempt to perform all 37 of Shakespeare’s play in one fast-paced, witty and physical performance!

Visit us this summer and enjoy everything Port Townsend!

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Enjoy the thrill of classic cars in Port Townsend on June 28, 2014 at the 11th Annual Rakers Car show!

The Rakers Car Club was started in 1957 by Port Townsend High School students Vic Olson, Gary Ried, Glen Benton and Jim Seastone. Raker members usually hung out at Joe’s Corral or CUSAKS, both of which were eatery stops along the normal cruising circuit. Club meetings were usually held at the designated local quarter-mile strip out by West Hastings or, on occasion, in a building on Washington Street, the site of the Bishop Victorian Hotel.

The Rakers Car Club disbanded in the late 1960s, when many members had either gone into the military, moved away, married, or started a family. By April 2001, the original members had finished raising their families, retired, or rekindled their passion for cars — and the Rakers Car Club was reborn. Membership is currently approaching 100 with members located in Washington and Idaho.

Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles from all years welcome. Dash Plaques for first 175 entrants and Trophies Awards in many categories.

Vehicle Registration begins at 7:30 am until 9:30 am
Pre-Register by June 1: $15 / After June 1 or Day of Show: $20

Registration: 7:30 am / General Public: 9:30 am, Awards: 3:00 pm

Memorial Field Rules Apply: No Pets, No Alcohol, No Tobacco
Rakers Car Club requests: No Bicycles, No Tents and No Pop-ups, please.

Spectator Admission: $5, age 13+, 12 & under Free & Active Duty Military with ID and family FREE

If you would like a Registration/Entry Form please email Gayle Thorne: gaylethorne66@gmail.com
General Information:  Rich Stapf, 360-301-1199 CHAIRMAN or Rick Crawford, 360-531-0423, leaknlaul@cablespeed.com