2017 Northwest Summer Festivals


Mavis Staples photo courtesy of ANTI Records.
The vocalist performs at the TD Victoria International JazzFest this summer.

Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival

May 31-June 4
Various venues, Bellevue, WA

Catherine Russell, The Corey Harris Band, Radio Raheem, The Rumba Kings, and more.
(425) 453-3110, www.bellevuedowntown.com

Chateau Ste. Michelle Concert Series

June 1-September 15
Chateau Ste. Michelle, Woodinville, WA

Elvis Costello, John Legend, The Moody Blues, Santana, Chris Isaak, Lyle Lovett, 2Cellos, Diana Krall, David Sanborn, Herb Alpert & Lani Hall, Allen Stone, Chicago, The Gipsy Kings, Pink Martini, and more.
(425) 488-1133, www.ste-michelle.com

Britt Pavilion Series

June 17-September 17
Britt Pavilion, Jacksonville, OR

Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’, Pink Martini, The Temptations & The Four Tops, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Diana Krall, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Michael Franti & Spearhead, John Butler Trio, and more.
(800) 882-7488, www.brittfest.org

America’s Classic Dixieland Jazz Festival

June 22-25
St. Martin’s University, Marcus Pavilion, Lacey, WA

Evergreen Classic Jazz Band, Joe Smith & the Spicy Pickles, Ivory&Gold Jazz Band, Grand Dominion Jazz Band, Uptown Lowdown, High Sierra Jazz Band, Tom Rigney & Flambeau, and more.
(360) 943-9123, www.olyjazz.com

TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

June 22-July 2
Various venues, Vancouver, BC

Ziggy Marley, Branford Marsalis, Emmet Cohen, Ingrid & Christine Jensen with Ben Monder, Jacob Collier, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Dálava, Donny McCaslin and more.
(888) 438-5200, (604) 872-5200, www.coastaljazz.ca

TD Victoria International JazzFest

June 23-July 2
Various venues, Victoria, BC

Mavis Staples, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, Elvin Bishop, Tommy Emmanuel, Cyrus Chestnut, Tierney Sutton, and more.
(250) 388-4423, www.jazzvictoria.ca

Taste of Tacoma

June 23-25
Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, WA

The Stacy Jones Band, Marina & the Dreamboats, Blues County Sheriff, Blue Laces, and more.
(425) 295-3262, www.tasteoftacoma.com

Drayton Harbor Music Festival

July 9-15
Blaine Performing Arts Center, Blaine, WA

Greta Matassa, Camille Bloom, Amanda Taylor, student showcases, and more.
(360) 820-8312, www.draytonharbormusic.org

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival

July 14-16
Cathedral Park, Portland, OR

Manuel Valera Trio, Shirley Nanette, Renato Caranto, Joe Powers, and more.
(503) 709-3366, www.jazzoregon.com/cpjazz

Vancouver Island MusicFest

July 14-16
Comox Valley Fairgrounds, Courtenay, BC

Emmylou Harris, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, DakhaBrakha, The Legendary Soul Stirrers, and more.
(250) 871-8463, www.islandmusicfest.com

Bite of Seattle

July 21-23
Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

Darren Motamedy, Michael Powers, Geoffrey Castle, Scott Lindenmuth, Stickshift Annie with Kimball & the Fugitives, Paul Richardson, and more.
(425) 295-3262, www.biteofseattle.com

Jazz Port Townsend

July 23-30
Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA

Wycliffe Gordon, Jon Hamar, Kendrick Scott, Dee Daniels, John Clayton, Matt Wilson, Jeff Hamilton, Terell Stafford, and more.
(360) 385-3102, www.centrum.org

Jazz in the Valley

July 28-30
Downtown Ellensburg, WA

D’Vonne Lewis’ Limited Edition, Happy Orchestra, Pearl Django with Gail Pettis, Marina Christopher Trio, and more.
(888) 925-2204, (509) 925-2002, www.jazzinthevalley.com

Oregon Festival of American Music

July 21-August 12
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts, Eugene, OR

“The Sweetest Melody: Giants of the Classic Songbook,” a celebration of the best songs of Broadway, Tin Pan Alley, and Hollywood during the 1920s through ‘50s.
(541) 434-7000, www.theshedd.org

Jazz and Oysters

August 19
Veteran’s Field, Long Beach, WA

Tom Grant, Easy Rider Brotherhood.

DjangoFest NW

September 20-24
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, Whidbey Island, WA

Tom Grant, Easy Rider Brotherhood.
(360) 221-8268, www.wicaonline.org


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May 25, 2017

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