NW Summer Festivals


Anat Cohen photo by Shervin Lainez.

Chateau Ste. Michelle Concert Series
June 13–September 21
Chateau Ste. Michelle, Woodinville, WA

Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Chicago, Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan, Norah Jones, Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo, Elvis Costello & The Imposters and Blondie, Diana Krall, and more. (425) 488-1133, ste-michelle.com.

Britt Pavilion Series
June 13–September 15
Britt Pavilion, Jacksonville, OR

Chase Rice, Third Eye Blind, Little Rover Band, Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Mandolin Orange,Taj Mahal Quartet & Marc Cohn ft. Blind Boys of Alabama, John Butler Trio with Trevor Hall, The Beach Boys, Diana Krall, and more. (800) 882- 7488, brittfest.org.

BECU ZooTunes
June 16–August 28
Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, WA

Cody Johnson, Whitey, John Prine, B-52’s, Feist, Rhye, Taj Mahal, Marc Cohn, Blind Boys of Alabama, Wood Brothers, and more.zoo.org/zootunes

Blaine Harbor Music Festival
(formerly Drayton Harbor)
July 7–13
Blaine Performing Arts Center,
Blaine, WA

Greta Matassa, Nick Biello, Greg Hopkins and the Festival Big Band, student showcases, and more. (360) 820- 8312, blaineharbormusicfestival.org.

Vancouver Island MusicFest
July 12–14
Comox Valley Fairgrounds,

Colin James, Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, Robben Ford, Bobby Rush, Asani, Black String, Morgan Davis, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer,Adonis Puentes, Pia Salvia, and more.(250) 871-8463, islandmusicfest.com.

BLUES ON Festival
July 13
Old Town Tacoma, WA

Little Bill & the Blue Notes, Nick Mardon Blues Trio, Lady A’s Back-Porch Blues, Stacy Jones Band, and more.bluesontacoma.com.

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival
July 19–21
Cathedral Park, Portland, OR

Chance Hayden, Tyrone Hendrix, Karen Lovely, Dina y los Rumberos, Devin Phillips Trio, and more. (503) 709-3366, jazzoregon.com.

Bite of Seattle
July 19–21
Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

Michele D’Amour and the Love Dealers, Darren Motamedy, E. Pruitt & Brandon Willis, Hurricane Hitch, Scott Lindenmuth Group, MichaelPowers with Ronnie Bishop, and more. (425) 295-3262, biteofseattle.com.

Jazz Port Townsend
July 21–28
Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA

Anat Cohen and Marcello Gonçalves, Equal Time, Brothers of Brass ft. Terell Stafford and Marquis Hill, Geoffrey Keezer and Gillian Margot, Centrum All Star Big Band, directed by John Clayton, and more. (360) 385- 3102, centrum.org.

Jazz in the Valley
July 26–28
Downtown Ellensburg, WA

Jacqueline Tabor, Ecstasy in Numbers, Mark DuFresne, Bob Bruya Project, Mel Peterson, Orville Johnson, Michael Powers, and more. (888) 925-2204, jazzinthevalley.com

Oregon Festival of American Music
July 24–August 3
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts,
Eugene, OR

A two-week celebration of the Age of Swing featuring six matinee concerts, a mid-festival jazz party, an all-new production of the 1955 musical comedy Damn Yankees, films, talks, and more. (541) 434- 7000, theshedd.org

Vancouver Wine & JazzFestival
August 23–25
Esther Short Park, Vancouver, WA

Marcia Ball, Reggie Houston, the Triveni Ensemble with special guest Bobby Torres, the Lao Tizer Trio, Claudia Villela, John Jorgenson Gypsy Jazz, and more. (360) 906 0441, vancouverwinejazz.com

DjangoFest NW
September 18–22
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts,
Whidbey Island, WA

Pearl Django and Hot Club of Troy, Richard Smith and Rory Hoffman, Aurore Voliqué with Angelo Debarre, Mathieu Chatelain, Gismo Graf Trio with Simon Planting and Ludovic Beier, and more. (360) 221-8268, wicaonline.org


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July 1, 2019