2016 Northwest Summer Festivals


Etienne Charles performs at the Bellevue Jazz Festival on Friday, June 3, 7:30pm, at the Meydenbauer Center.
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Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival

June 1-5
Various venues, Bellevue, WA

McTuff, Lee Oskar & Special Guests, Etienne Charles, Shemekia Copeland, and more.

(425) 453-1223, www.bellevuedowntown.com

Chateau Ste. Michelle Concert Series

June 4-September 16
Chateau Ste. Michelle, Woodinville, WA

Bob Dylan & His Band w/ Mavis Staples, Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, Festival of Jazz: Nellie McKay, Bobby Caldwell, Madeleine Peyroux Trio, Jonathan Butler and Gerald Albright, and more.

(425) 488-1133, www.ste-michelle.com

Britt Pavilion Series

June 4-September 20
Britt Pavilion, Jacksonville, OR

Eric Burdon & The Animals, Diana Ross, The Piano Guys,Gipsy Kings, Michael Franti & Spearhead, and more.

(800) 882-7488, www.brittfest.org

Yakima Blues & Brews Bash

June 11
Historic North Front Street, Yakima, WA

Rebirth Brass Band, Scott Pemberton Trio, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, and more.

(509) 576-6772, www.yakimablues.com

America’s Classic Dixieland Jazz Festival

June 23-26
St. Martin’s University, Marcus Pavilion, Lacey, WA

Yve Evans, St. Louis Rivermen, Bob Schulz Frisco Jazz Band, Joep Peeters, Grand Dominion Jazz Band, Ivory and Gold Jazz Band, Uptown Lowdown, and more.

(360) 943-9123, www.olyjazz.com

TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

June 24-July 3
Various venues, Vancouver, BC

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Hiromi: The Trio Project, Polyrhythmics, Dan Brubeck Quartet, Evan Parker w/ Torsten Mueller/Meredith Bates/Peggy Lee, Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog, and more.

(888) 438-5200 / (604) 872-5200, www.coastaljazz.ca

TD Victoria International JazzFest

June 24-July 3
Various venues, Victoria, BC

Joe Jackson, Gregory Porter, Oliver Jones Trio, Joe Lovano Classic Quartet, Jacky Terrasson Trio, Laila Biali Trio, Marianne Trudel Quartet ft. Ingrid Jensen, and more.

(250) 388-4423, www.jazzvictoria.ca

Taste of Tacoma

June 24-26
Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, WA

Geoffrey Castle, Cherie Blues, Scott Lindenmuth Trio, Brandon Willis, Stickshift Annie with Kimball & the Fugitives, and more.

(425) 295-3262, www.tasteoftacoma.com

Chinook Fest Summit

July 8-10
The Summit at Snoqualmie, Snoqualmie Pass, WA

Polyrhythmics, Happy Orchestra, Dirty Revival, Whitney Mongé, and more.

(503) 427-1676, www.chinookfest.com

Vancouver Island MusicFest

July 8-10
Comox Valley Fairgrounds, Courtenay, BC

Tal Wilkenfeld, Jim Byrnes, John Prine, Cécile Doo-Kingué, Daniel Lapp, The Ragpicker String Band, The Twenty Fourth Street Wailers, and more.

(250) 871-8463, www.islandmusicfest.com

Bite of Seattle

July 15-17
Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

Cara Francis Trio, Paul Richardson & Friends, Rik Wright’s Fundamental Forces, Michael Powers, and more.

(425) 295-3262, www.biteofseattle.com

Jazz Port Townsend

July 24-31
Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA

JD Allen, Sean Jones, George Colligan, Harish Raghavan, Matt Wilson, Akiko Tsuruga, Graham Dechter, Jeff Hamilton, Jeff Clayton, Terell Stafford, Gerald Clayton, John Clayton, Kendrick Scott, and more.

(360) 385-3102, www.centrum.org/jazz-port-townsend-the-workshop/

Jazz in the Valley

July 29-31
Downtown Ellensburg, WA

Junior Cadillac, Kim Archer Band, Pearl Django w/ Gail Pettis, Industrial Revelation, Clinton Fearon, Lenny Price & Friends, Duffy Bishop Band, and more.

(888) 925-2204 / (509) 925-2002, www.jazzinthevalley.com

Oregon Festival of American Music

August 9-13
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts, Eugene, OR

“G.I. JIVE: Good Cheer From Home, 1939-45,” celebrating the role of popular entertainment during WWII, including films, lectures, and an all-new production of the 1944 musical On The Town.

(541) 434-7000, www.theshedd.org

Jazz and Oysters

August 13
Wilson Field, Ocean Park, WA

The James Danderfer Quintet feat. George Colligan, Jacob Miller & the Bridge City Crooners, The Thara Memory Superband feat. Tahirah.

(360) 665-4466, www.watermusicfestival.com

A Case of the Blues “Reboot”

August 20
Sarg Hubbard Park, Yakima, WA

Tayla Lynn with Eric Tingstand, Aaron Crawford, Leather Soul Band.

(509) 453-8280, www.yakimagreenway.org


Posted on

May 24, 2016