NW Summer Music Festivals and Series


Brittany Davis photo courtesy of the artist

Summer Series at the Amphitheater 2023

July 13-August 17 The Volunteer Park Trust presents Summer Series at the Amphitheater, six free shows and performances on Thursday evenings, 6-8:30pm. Come celebrate all summer long! Bring a picnic, blanket, and your friends and family to enjoy the show. Food trucks will also be available at every event. Artists include Khu.éex’ with Preston Singletary, Brittany Davis, Massive Monkees, Northwest Tap Connection, Sara Gazarek, Thomas Marriott, and more! Admission is free and open to the public. Full lineup, tickets, and volunteer opportunities available at volunteerparktrust.org/summer-series-2023/.

Bellhaven Jazz Festival 

August 19 (Everson, WA) The Jazz Project presents the 12th annual Bellhaven Jazz Festival at Samson Estates Winery, for a jam-packed day of brilliant local talent on August 19. From 1-7pm, four bands perform at this year’s festival including the Bill Anschell Standards Trio, Blues Union, Brian Cunningham Quartet, and Jovino Santos Neto Quarteto. Beer and wine available for purchase; outside food permitted. Seating is provided at the pavilion, or feel free to bring a blanket and chairs and stretch out on the winery grounds to enjoy a full day of jazz, blues, and Latin music! With funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and generous sponsors, the festival is free to Jazz Project members, $20 for a day pass, $10 for students. Details at


August 25-27 (Port Townsend, WA) The eclectic and intimate three-day, all-ages music and arts festival set against the majestic backdrop of the Salish Sea at historic Fort Worden in Port Townsend, WA, returns for a third year. Produced by Seattle Theatre Group (STG) and Adam Zacks, THING celebrates a diverse lineup of international and local musical acts including Fleet Foxes, Digable Planets, Y La Bamba, Kassa Overall, High Pulp, King Tuff, and King Youngblood. The festival also showcases various speakers, comedians, podcasts, food, community workshops, and more. THING is an all-ages festival (children 12 and under are free) with opportunities for the entire family to play, celebrate, and enjoy time together. Visit thingnw.org for the complete festival schedule and tickets. 

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June 26, 2023