Blues, blackberries and Butoh planned on Peninsula

Entertainment is breaking out all over this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula, with everything from blues to blackberry pies and chamber on tap.

• The Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival will host public performances today and Saturday.

Free Fridays at the Fort will present Jayy Hopp and Andrew Alli from noon to 1 p.m. today at Fort Worden Commons.

Blues in the Clubs at Fort Worden venues will be from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. tonight. Admission is $25 with wristband.

On Saturday at 1:30 p.m. will be the Acoustic Blues Showcase Concert on Littlefield Green outside the McCurdy Pavilion. Admission is $27, $40 and $48.

From 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday will be Blues in the Club, with admission $25 with wristband.

For information, see

The Joyce Daze Wild Blackberry Festival will offer pies made with the wild, sweet berries in the area, along with a pie contest, vendors, music, a parade, a salmon bake and Extreme Slug Racing on Saturday.

The festival in Joyce on state Highway 112 will begin at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast and continue until 3 p.m.

For more information, see or on Facebook.

Departure Festival begins at 10 a.m. today and continues until 3 p.m. Sunday at the Lake Leland Amphitheater.

The three-day music festival will feature Wookiefoot, Dustin Thomas, Raye Zaragoza, Tim Snider and Wolfgang Timber, Jus Wright and The Shift, as well as storytelling by Johnny Moses.

Tickets are limited to 1,200. They can be purchased at

• Port Townsend Vineyard Winery, 2640 W. Sims Way, will present Swinging at the Vineyard with the Tess Teel Trio outdoors from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

• Concerts in the Barn will feature the Hava Trio at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday inside and outside the barn at 7360 Center Road, Quilcene.

The farm will open to audiences at noon; the barn will open at 1 p.m. The performances are free but this year attendees are encouraged to make contributions of $20 for lawn seating and $30 for barn seating.

The Hava Trio consists of violinist Elisa Barston, cellist Amy Barston and pianist Jessica Choe. They will perform programs that include works by Beethoven, Amy Beach, Nadia Boulanger, Mozart and Brahms.

For more information, see

Peppino D’Agostino will perform at Concerts in the Woods in Coyle on Saturday and at the Palindrome Events Center in Port Townsend on Sunday.

He will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, 923 Hazel Point Road in Coyle.

Admission is by donation.

Concert information is at or 360-765-3449.

He also will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Rainshadow Recording – Palindrome Events Center, 1893 S. Jacob Miller Road in Port Townsend.

Tickets can be purchased at https://peppino.brown

Concert information can be found at centrum [email protected] or 360-301-0291.

A native of Italy, D’Agostino was listed as one of the 50 transcendent superheroes of the acoustic guitar by Guitar Player in 2017. His CD, “Every Step of The Way,” was awarded by Acoustic Guitar’s People’s Choice Awards with a bronze medal for Best Acoustic Album of All Time. His signature Seagull acoustic guitar has been voted among the 10 best signature guitars by Guitar Player magazine.

• Salish Sea Butoh Festival will begin Sunday in Port Townsend and run through Aug. 14.

Events will be at Fort Worden State Park and the Cotton Building.

The festival will bring avant garde artists from Japan, Germany and New York City for dance workshops and public performances with live music celebrating the global art form of Japanese Butoh.

For information, see .

• The Keg and I, 1291 Chimacum Road, Chimacum, will present rock and blues from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. For information, call 360-344-2955 or see

Finnriver Farm & Cidery, 124 Center Road, will present the Jean Lenke Quartet performing classic jazz from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

• At Digging Deeper, Cyndi Ross and Marty Kaler will present “Novel Small Fruits for the Home Garden” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road.

For more information, visit

Members of the Port Ludlow Art League will have artwork on display at Artfare from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The fair is at Port Ludlow Brokers, 40 Teal Lake Road.

The fair features live music by David Berger, food from local restaurants as well as the league’s artwork.

For more information, visit

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