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“First time to the blues festival!”
Review of Centrum

Centrum
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Owner description: A performing arts center near Fort Worden.
Port Townsend, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“First time to the blues festival!”
Reviewed August 9, 2014

Summer in Port Townsend is an unending series of festivals and special events. Centrum is a main part of the calendar with their summer music workshops followed by performance weekends. We've been here a few years and loved the jazz performances in the clubs (particularly great at the now-closed Upstage). This was our first year to the Blues at the Clubs and WOW!!! We will never miss this one again! Lucked out and got a front row table at the Public House after a first set ended. Many of the venues were very crowded this year, so it may be a better idea to go and have DINNER at the location where you want to be for the first set. There were 3 separate shows. Our first stop was at the Cellar Door which was very crowded…we sat on a back bench for 1/2 of the performance before going to the Public House for the rest of the evening.

Visited August 2014
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seattle
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Blues Festival”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Wonderful Blues artists come to Port Townsend to teach classes at Centrum and spread the wealth of music and blues throughout the community.

Visited August 2014
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Eugene, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Centrum Pt. Townsend Writers' Conference”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

I've been going up to Fort Worden (Pt. Townsend, Washington) for the Centrum Writers Conference for about 20 years. The location could not be improved on: beautiful old white houses like a Hopper painting, Puget Sound just outside your dorm window. Great people, many of whom have come for years and always a generous helping of new young people to liven things up. The camaraderie is amazing -- 150 or so people who share so much -- all writers -- all lovers of good writing. Ten days and nights of heaven. The food in the cafeteria was very good, the weather absolutely perfect. Jordan Hartt and Erin Bilieu work to bring the best teachers and the most fun to the Fort every year. LOVE!

Visited July 2014
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Portland, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Centrum Fiddle Tunes on the Fourth is fantastic !”
Reviewed July 5, 2014

If you ever have a chance to see any of the Centrum events in PT , don't miss it . In June , July , August they put on outstanding performances of world famous musicians from all over the world . Check their website for dates and times >> centrum.org .

I went last night and was just blown away , as I was last year . The musicians are the top in their specific expertise and take you to a different world as they play their tunes . The venue is in an old WWII blimp hangar that has been transformed into a first class music venue ...A+ .

You can see just voice works..acapella . (blow you away with what people can do just with their voices) . Jazz ...acoustic and full band performances . This is cutting edge stuff ...it will kick your butt! Look at all of their dates and times and pick something to see ...you will not be disappointed .

Price is $25-$30 per performance or their is a package price for a weekend . You can camp there, motor home or trailer there , stay in elegant Victorian B&B , or stay in motels. This is a beautiful venue on beautiful 400 acre grounds of old Fort Worden . A wonderful fun town for a quick weekend getaway .

Visited July 2014
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Port Townsend, Washington
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10 attraction reviews
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“Disappointing”
Reviewed June 28, 2014

Excellent setting. Easy in and out. Very poorly organized concerts. Surprisingly poor performances. Exceedingly overpriced and overhyped.

Visited September 2013
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