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Centrum: The Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Join us for the largest country blues gathering 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.

Hill Country Blues and Zydeco Dance Plus BBQ On the Green
Wednesday August 2, 7:30pm
McCurdy Pavilion
General Admission $20

- Alvin Youngblood Hart
- Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes
- Leroy Etienne
- Blues Faculty All-Star Band

Port Townsend Gospel Choir with Rev. Ann Jefferson
Saturday August 5, 11am
Fort Worden Chapel

Acoustic Blues Showcase
Saturday August 5, 1:30pm
McCurdy Pavilion
Reserved Seating $46, $37, $25

- Meredith Axelrod
- Henry Butler
- Marcus Cartwright
- Eleanor Ellis
- Alvin Youngblood Hart
- Maria Muldaur
- Ben Payton
- Kit Stovepipe
- Happy Traum
- Adam Tanner
- Suzy Thompson
- Phil Wiggins
- and surprise guests

Blues in the Clubs
Friday August 4 and Saturday August 5
8pm-midnight, various downtown venues

Featured Performers: Jerron Paxton, Alex Andrews, Meredith Axelrod, Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes, Henry Butler, Marcus Cartwright, Eleanor Ellis, Leroy Etienne, Ben Fox, Aaron Gunn, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Steve James, Ethan Leinwand, Ben Payton, Danny Phelan, Kit Stovepipe, Happy Traum, Adam Tanner, Suzy Thompson, Ernie Vega, Lightnin' Wells  Phil Wiggins, with friends sitting in.

Location Fort Worden Commons, 200 Battery Way, Port Townsend, WA, 98368
Contact 360-385-3102
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