centrum: Port Townsend Jazz Festival in Full Swing - 07/26/13 09:07 AM
Port Townsend Jazz Festival
 One of the many music festivals in Port Townsend’s summer schedule is in full swing this week.  Today ended the week long  Centrum workshop for students and the participants put on a wonderful hour long concert at the Fort Worden’s Commons.  What could be more enjoyable than a free concert on a beautiful sunny day with near perfect weather under blue skies!
The  big band sound  was great, and featured  many young  students from as far away as Japan.   The crowd was appreciative and some  enjoyed dancing on the grass. 
The music continues tonight with a performance at Fort … (0 comments)

centrum: Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival - 07/29/09 11:54 AM
A terrific Jazz Festival took place last week and this is another great week for music lovers here in Port Townsend.  The Blues workshops will be held all week with performances on Friday and Saturday, July 31 and August 1, both at Fort Worden and in the intimate settings of the local downtown clubs.  This is an event put on by Centrum, an arts organization located at Fort Worden State Park.
At Fort Worden the performances will be held in McCurdy Pavillion, and 3 "clubs" set up  for this occasion, with one serving beer.  There are also  3 different downtown clubs featuring performances of … (0 comments)

centrum: Jazz Port Townsend - 07/21/09 11:22 AM
This weekend in Port Townsend, July 24,25 & 26th.  What a great venue for some outstanding music!  Presented by Centrum as the culmination of a weeklong workshop for about 500 students of all ages, and experience.  Some are young teens, and some are experienced performers coming to hone their craft with some great musicians from around the world. 
This will be the 10th year I have attended and I think around 30 years for Centrum.  Main stage shows are in the McCurdy Pavilion at Fort Worden, Friday and Saturday nights with an afternoon concert on the grass on Saturday.  The performers then will … (5 comments)

centrum: Centrum For the Arts, Port Townsend - 07/05/09 01:11 PM
Incredible and unique center for the arts
Over 30 years ago some visionary citizens had an idea of a better use for the old, sprawling 1890's army base on the waterfront in Port Townsend called Fort Worden.  This was the beginning of Centrum,  a unique center for education and enjoyment of the arts, serving local citizens and visitors from all over the world. The facilities of Fort Worden include many buildings that were barracks, officers quarters, shops, hospital, theater, chapel, along with bunkers, acres of forest with trails, and a gorgeous shoreline with lighthouse.  It is also home to award winning … (2 comments)

centrum: Fiddle Tunes Festival on Fourth of July In Port Townsend, WA - 07/01/09 04:40 PM

Summer has arrived in Port Townsend just in time for our favorite  "Festival of American Fiddle Tunes".  Held at Fort Worden, and produced by Centrum, this week long workshop is taught by experts and professionals in the field.  This is the 33rd year and attendance is expected to be approximately 500 students; culminated with performances in the McCurdy Pavillion and in our downtown clubs. 
                      This Saturday, the Fourth of July we will have a Performance on the green.                         
      Workshop session                      Performance on the green             Performer
The workshops are held Monday through Friday with total immersion in the regional folk styles.
Weekend  performances are given … (3 comments)