NW Summer Festivals


Valerie June photo by Jacob Blickenstaff

Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival
May 30–June 3
Various venues, Bellevue, WA
Deva Mahal, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Curtis Stigers with the Full Circle Big Band, Carlos Cascante y su Tumbao, Darelle Holden, and more.
(425) 453-3110, www.bellevuedowntown.com/events/jazz-and-blues-festival 

Upstream Music Fest
June 1–3
Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA
Miguel, Valerie June, The Flaming Lips, The True Loves, High Pulp, Lori Goldston, Noel Brass, Jr., Skerik Band, SassyBlack, and more.

Chateau Ste. Michelle Concert Series
June 10–September 15
Chateau Ste. Michelle, Woodinville, WA
Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’, Chris Botti, Jethro Tull, Chris Thile, Ben Folds, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Chris Isaak, Lyle Lovett, Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, The Gipsy Kings, Béla Fleck, Yes, John Fogerty, Sheryl Crow, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Rodrigo y Gabriela, and more.
(425) 488-1133, www.ste-michelle.com

Britt Pavilion Series
June 12–September 14
Britt Pavilion, Jacksonville, OR
Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Cyril Neville, & Walter Wolfman Washington, Arlo Guthrie & Janis Ian, Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown ft. Galactic, Ziggy Marely, Father John Misty, Brandi Carlile, and more.
(800) 882-7488, www.brittfest.org

TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival
June 22–July 1
Various venues, Vancouver, BC
Kamasi Washington, Macy Gray, Bonobo, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Thumbscrew, Julian Lage, Dan Weiss Starebaby, Ken Vandermark, and more.
(888) 438-5200, (604) 872-5200, www.coastaljazz.ca

TD Victoria International JazzFest
June 22–July 1
Various venues, Victoria, BC
Macy Gray, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Al Muirhead, Jamison Ross, Allison Au, Ellen Doty, Ghost-Note, Morgan James, GoGo Penguin, Julian Lage, Vincent Herring, and more.
(250) 388-4423, www.jazzvictoria.ca

Taste of Tacoma
June 22–24
Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, WA
Indigo Jazz Band, Blue Mountain Spanish Sound, Michael Powers, Scott Lindenmuth, and more.
(425) 295-3262, www.tasteoftacoma.com

Drayton Harbor Music Festival
July 8–14
Blaine Performing Arts Center, Blaine, WA
Greta Matassa, Camille Bloom, Nick Biello, student showcases, and more.
(360) 820-8312, www.draytonharbormusic.org

Vancouver Island MusicFest
July 13–15
Comox Valley Fairgrounds, Courtenay, BC
Arlo Guthrie, David Amram, Eve Goldberg, Shakura S’Aida, Dustbowl Revival, Josh White Jr., and more.
(250) 871-8463, www.islandmusicfest.com

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival
July 20–22
Cathedral Park, Portland, OR
Reggie Houston, Norman Sylvester Band, The Quadraphones, Tahira Memory, and more.
(503) 709-3366, www.jazzoregon.com/cpjazz

Bite of Seattle
July 20–22
Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
Michael Powers, Scott Lindenmuth, Stickshift Annie with Kimball & the Fugitives, Paul Richardson, and more.
(425) 295-3262, www.biteofseattle.com

Jazz Port Townsend
July 22–29
Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA
Jazzmeia Horn, Terrell Stafford, Dave Stryker, Jeff Hamilton, John Clayton, Jean and Marcus Baylor, Tamir Hendelman, Donald Vega, Katie Thiroux, Matt Wilson, and more.
(360) 385-3102, www.centrum.org

Jazz in the Valley
July 27–29
Downtown Ellensburg, WA
D’Vonne Lewis’ Limited Edition, Happy Orchestra, Bill Anschell, Duende Libre ft. Chava Mirel, and more.
(888) 925-2204, (509) 925-2002, www.jazzinthevalley.com

Oregon Festival of American Music
August 1–11
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts, Eugene, OR
“In the Hands of the Muses: Tributes to Songbook Masters & Mentors,” celebrates the creators and practitioners of the Great American Songbook through personal tributes.
(541) 434-7000, www.theshedd.org

Jazz and Oysters
August 18
Nahcotta Boat Basin, Ocean Park, WA
F.J. Marx Quartet, Eugenie Jones, 45th Street Brass, Ilwaco High School Jazz Band.

Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival
August 24–26
Esther Short Park, Vancouver, WA
Artists TBD.

DjangoFest NW
September 19–23
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, Whidbey Island, WA
Tcha Limberger, Cyrille Aimée, Adrien Moignard, Gonzalo Bergara, Jason Vieaux, and more.
(360) 221-8262, www.wicaonline.org


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May 31, 2018