Come to Port Townsend for a taste of the Piedmont, with concerts and club shows Wednesday, Friday & Saturday – July 29-August 1.
The Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival is a weeklong gathering at Centrum at Fort Worden – and it is one of the largest celebrations of traditional blues in the nation. Concerts 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.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Rag, Blues & Zydeco Dance
7:30 PM – USO Building
Featured Artists: Alice Stuart, Andy Cohen, Beareather Reddy, Dean Mueller, Gene Taylor, Jay Summerour, Jerie Choi, Jerron Paxton, Leroy Etienne, Orville Johnson, Phil Wiggins, Sunpie Barnes, Terry Waldo and friends.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Acoustic Blues Showcase
1:30 PM – McCurdy Pavilion – Fort Worden State Park
Featured Artists: Artistic Director Jerron Paxton; Alice Stuart; Andy Cohen; Beareather Reddy; Cyd Smith; Gene Taylor; Jerie Choi; Lightnin’ Wells; Michael Jerome Browne; Samuel James; The Sherman Holmes Project with Brooks Long and Cora Harvey Armstrong; Terry Waldo; Tom Feldmann; and special guests.
Blues in the Clubs: July 31-August 1, 2015
Friday and Saturday Night – 8:00 PM
Blues in the Clubs is a moveable feast of great music in various downtown venues, with each venue operating on a first-come, first-seated basis. Your wristband is an all access pass, and we encourage you to move around throughout the evening to gain the full benefit of the clubs experience. Venue hosts will help direct you to available seating or standing room options
Venues: American Legion Hall, Cellar Door, Cotton Building, Key City Public Theatre, The Boiler Room, and The Public House
Featured Artists: Alice Stuart, Andy Cohen, Beareather Reddy, Brooks Long, Cyd Smith, Daryl Davis, Dean Mueller, Gene Taylor, Jay Summerour, Jerie Choi, Jerron Paxton, John Miller, Lauren Sheehan, Leroy Etienne, Lightnin’ Wells, Mark Puryear, Mary Flower, Micah Kesselring, Michael Jerome Browne, Orville Johnson, Pat Donohue, Paul Asbell, Phil Wiggins, Rich DelGrosso, Samuel James, Steve James, Sunpie Barnes, Terry
Harmonica Bean, Terry Waldo, Tom Feldmann, Valerie Turner and special guests