PT Acoustic Blues Festival: July 31-August 2, 2014

Get ready to boogie as Port Townsend transforms into an acoustic blues mecca.

Centrum’s 2014 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival headliners include Maria Muldaur, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Corey Ledet, Cedric Watson, Lightin’ Wells, and many more!  Mainstage shows at Fort Worden’s 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.

2014 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Performances

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Bluesiana Dance Party with Maria Muldaur and her Red Hot Bluesiana Band
7:30 p.m. – McCurdy Pavilion – Fort Worden State Park
Tickets: $20

Come with your dancing shoes and enjoy a raucous night of Blues dance music like you’ve never heard before.  The Fort’s on-campus caterer, Bon Appetit, will serve up a major gumbo & jambalaya dinner prior to the show out on the Littlefield Green next to the pavilion starting at 6:00 p.m., so come early and make a night of it.  Beer and wine available during dinner.  The enclosed dance hall will include a beer garden as well.

Most famous for her mega-hit, “Midnight in the Oasis,” Maria Muldar has dedicated her life to the study and conservation of American country blues.  This is going to be one of the hottest parties of the year!

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Acoustic Blues Showcase Concert
1:30 p.m. – McCurdy Pavilion – Fort Worden State Park
Tickets: $43, $33 and $23

Centrum’s Acoustic Blues Showcase offers a walk through the roots and regions of traditional blues originating in the Southern USA. From the hallelujah of the gospel choir; to the intricate finger-style guitar of the Piedmont region; the fiery passion of the Delta blues; the foot stompin’ Mississippi Hill-Country blues; to Ragtime and its syncopated rhythms; Boogie-Woogie dance music; and the fast tempos of the Louisiana Creole’s Zydeco.  The blues celebrates the commonality of the human spirit. Join us on our walk and discover the styles and flavors of our blues heritage. You won’t be able to sit still in your seats.

FEATURED ARTISTS
Ethel Caffie-Austin & Delnora Roberts – GOSPEL Choir; Terry Harmonica Bean; Maria Muldaur & Chris Burns with special guest Alvin Youngblood Hart; Steve James; Mike Dowling with special guest Roger Edsell; Carl Sonny Leyland; Zydeco with Cedric Watson, Corey Ledet, Washboard Chaz & Mark Brooks.

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Blues in the Clubs
Admission $25 each night with wristband

Friday Night, August 1 – 8:00 p.m.

Terry Harmonica Bean; Mark Brooks; Daryl Davis; Rich DelGrosso; Wendy DeWitt; Sean Divine; Mike Dowling; Roger Edsall; Mary Flower; Alvin Youngblood Hart; Steve James; Orville Johnson; Judy LaPrade; Chaz Leary; Corey Ledet; Carl Sonny Leyland; Darren Loucas; John Miller; Dean Mueller; Mark Puryear; George Rezendes; Peter Madcat Ruth; Lauren Sheehan; Gayle Dean Wardlow; Cedric Watson; Lightnin’ Wells

Public House
Point Hudson Marina Room (under 21 OK)
American Legion Hall (under 21 OK)
Boiler Room (under 21 OK)
The Cellar Door
Shanghai Restaurant

Saturday Night, August 2 – 8:00 p.m.

Terry Harmonica Bean; Mark Brooks; Daryl Davis; Rich DelGrosso; Wendy DeWitt; Sean Divine; Mike Dowling; Roger Edsall; Mary Flower; Steve James; Orville Johnson; Judy LaPrade; Chaz Leary; Corey Ledet; Carl Sonny Leyland; Darren Loucas; John Miller; Dean Mueller; Mark Puryear; George Rezendes; Peter Madcat Ruth; Lauren Sheehan; Gayle Dean Wardlow; Cedric Watson; Lightnin’ Wells

Public House
Point Hudson Marina Room (under 21 OK)
American Legion Hall (under 21 OK)
Boiler Room (under 21 OK)
The Cellar Door
Shanghai Restaurant

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