2016 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival

Join Centrum for one of the the largest country blues gatherings  in the nation!

The Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival performances feature players and music from regions where pre-war country blues were formed — Piedmont, the Delta, Mississippi Hill Country, New Orleans, Texas and more. Immerse yourself in the African – American history and traditions from which blues has grown.

Mainstage shows at McCurdy Pavilion cap off a week-long workshop for nearly 250 passionate acoustic blues students taught by artists from across the country. Club shows and a massive Saturday mainstage performances transform Port Townsend into the summer blues getaway.

Festival Public Events

Old-Fashioned Blues Dance

Wednesday August 3, 2016, 7:30 p.m. – Fort Worden USO Hall
General Admission $20 limited to 150

  • Jerron Paxton
  • Frankie Basile
  • Chris Berry
  • Andy Cohen
  • Ari Eisinger
  • Aaron Gunn
  • Mark Rubin
  • Ernie Vega
  • Terry Waldo

Gospel Choir “Make a Joyful Noise” with Dr. Raymond Wise

Saturday August 6, 2016, 11 a.m. Fort Worden Chapel
Free


Acoustic Blues Showcase

Saturday August 6, 2016, 1:30pm – McCurdy Pavilion, Fort Worden
Reserved Seating Tickets: $45, $35, $25

  • Jerron Paxton, Artistic Director
  • The Fairfield Four
  • Guy Davis
  • Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes
  • Pat Donohue
  • Orville Johnson
  • Tim Williams
  • Mark Graham
  • Clay Swafford
  • Phil Wiggins

Blues in the Clubs

Friday August 5 and Saturday August 6, 2016 8pm-midnight
(Various downtown venues)

  • Jerron Paxton
  • Frankie Basile
  • Chris Berry
  • Andy Cohen
  • Guy Davis
  • Rich DelGrosso
  • Wendy DeWitt
  • Pat Donohue
  • Ari Eisinger
  • Mark Graham
  • Aaron Gunn
  • Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes
  • Steve James
  • Orville Johnson
  • Washboard Chaz Leary
  • Cory Ledet
  • Scottie Parker
  • Mark Rubin
  • Clay Swafford
  • Valerie Turner
  • Ernie Vega
  • Elijah Wald
  • Terry Waldo
  • Lightnin’ Wells
  • Phil Wiggins
  • Tim Williams

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