Since its inception in 1977, Centrum’s Fiddle Tunes Festival at Fort Worden State Park has been one of the largest celebrations of traditional music west of the Mississippi.
Artist faculty members from four different countries share a rich history and diverse styles of fiddle music with hundreds of participants in a weeklong, multigenerational workshop. Classes, band labs, dances, concerts, open jams, and informal and spontaneous gatherings culminate in mainstage performances that welcome thousands of audience members to experience the tapestry of North American fiddle styles.
Fiddles on the Fourth
- Old Time and Danish from Iowa
Dwight Lamb and Bill Peterson
- Western Swing from Colorado
Junior Daugherty and Sean Pyrtle
- Buckdancing from Tennessee
Thomas Maupin with Daniel Rothwell and Casey Miekel
- Glorious Cape Breton
Dawn Beaton and Troy MacGillivray
Swing and Cajun Dance
- Washington and Missouri
James Mason and John Stewart
Walter Mouton, Jason Frey, and Mark Latiolais
- Old Time from Virginia – Reed Island Rounders
Betty Vornbrock, Billy Cornette, Kirk Sutphin
- East Coast Irish
Winifred Horan and friends
- Wondrous Quebec
Stephanie Lepine, David Simard
- Sunny California – Thompsonia
Suzy, Eric, and Allegra Thompson
Fiddle Tunes Finale
- Down East from Maine
Don and Cindy Roy
- Old Time from West Virginia – The Modock Rounders
Jesse Pearson, Cody Jordan, Kim Johnson
- Texas – Last of the Tejano Fiddlers
Belen Escobedo, Virginio Castillo, Ramon Gutierrez
- Western Canada
Patti Kusturok, Jeremy Rusu
Includes 4 events held at the McCurdy Pavilion:
- Wed, July 4, 1:30pm and 7pm
- Fri, July 6, 7:30pm
- Sat, July 7, 1:30pm
Package pricing for McCurdy Pavilion Reserved Seating:
- Section A: $102
- Section B: $80
- Section C: $56
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.
Jefferson County International Airport
Airport Cutoff Road, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Located less than two miles from downtown Port Townsend, Fort Worden is easily accessible for both locals and visitors.
General inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org, (360) 385-3102 x117