Blues Paxton will perform this weekend at the Centrum Acoustic Blues Festival. Performances by various artists will be hosted Saturday at Fort Worden State Park, 200 Battery Way, and both Saturday and Sunday at various venues throughout downtown Port Townsend as part of Blues in the Clubs. (Centrum)                                 Blues Paxton will perform this weekend at the Centrum Acoustic Blues Festival. Performances by various artists will be hosted Saturday at Fort Worden State Park, 200 Battery Way, and both Saturday and Sunday at various venues throughout downtown Port Townsend as part of Blues in the Clubs. (Centrum)

Blues Paxton will perform this weekend at the Centrum Acoustic Blues Festival. Performances by various artists will be hosted Saturday at Fort Worden State Park, 200 Battery Way, and both Saturday and Sunday at various venues throughout downtown Port Townsend as part of Blues in the Clubs. (Centrum) Blues Paxton will perform this weekend at the Centrum Acoustic Blues Festival. Performances by various artists will be hosted Saturday at Fort Worden State Park, 200 Battery Way, and both Saturday and Sunday at various venues throughout downtown Port Townsend as part of Blues in the Clubs. (Centrum)

Blues to be heard throughout Port Townsend

The blues masters participating in the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival at Fort Worden will grooveafter hours tonight and Saturday in downtown Port Angeles as part of Blues in the Clubs, organized by Centrum.

PORT TOWNSEND — The blues masters participating in the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival at Fort Worden will groove after-hours tonight, Aug. 5, and Saturday in downtown Port Angeles as part of Blues in the Clubs, organized by Centrum.

Performances will be from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Blues in the Clubs is a “movable feast of great music” in various downtown venues, with each venue operating on a first-come, first-seated basis, according to centrum.org.

“It is important to offer music downtown to spread the reach of this music and share in celebration of the faculty who have been teaching at the fort all week,” said Mary Hilts, Acoustic Blues Festival program manager, this week.

“This is an ongoing partnership with Centrum and downtown merchants to reach a wider audience.”

Entry to participating venues is granted to those wearing an official wristband purchased through Centrum.

The wristband is an all-access pass, allowing the bearer to move around throughout the evening to gain the full benefit of the clubs experience.

Venue hosts will help direct participants to available seating or standing room options.

Wristbands are $25 each per night and can be purchased by phone at 800-746-1982 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Tickets also are sold at the Centrum office, 223 Battery Way, Monday through Friday from noon until 4 p.m.

Here is the schedule:

Tonight

American Legion Hall, 209 Monroe St., all-ages show

• 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. — Scottie Parker and Aaron Gunn.

• 9:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. — Corey Ledet, Kirk Harwood, Mark Rubin, Orville Johnson and Rich DelGrosso.

• 10:30 t0 midnight — Wendy DeWitt, Harwood, Dean Mueller, Johnson and Johnny Ward.

The Boiler Room, 711 Water St., all-ages show

• 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. — Ari Eisinger.

• 9:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. — Chris Berry.

• 10:30to midnight — Elijah Wald.

Key City Public Theatre, 1128 Lawrence St., all-ages show

• 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. — Lauren Sheehan.

• 9:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. — Pat Donohue and Mark Graham.

• 10:30 p.m. to midnight — Jerron Paxton and Phil Wiggins.

Old Whiskey Mill, 1038 Water St.

• 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. — Tim Williams.

• 9:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. — Terry Waldo.

• 10:30 p.m. to midnight — Clay Swafford.

The Cotton Building, , 607 Water St., all-ages show

• 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. — Steve James.

• 9:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. — Jimmy “Duck” Holmes.

• 10:30 p.m. to midnight — Guy Davis and Chaz Leary.

The Cellar Door, 940 Water St., Suite 1

• 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. — Ernie Vega and Valerie and Ben Turner.

• 9:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. — Lightnin’ Wells.

• 10:30 p.m. to midnight — Andy Cohen.

Saturday

American Legion Hall, all-ages show

• 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. — Swafford.

• 9:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. — Rubin, Harwood, Johnson and Graham.

• 10:30 to midnight — Wendy DeWitt, Harwood, Mueller and Johnson.

The Boiler Room, all-ages show

• 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. — Lightnin’ Wells.

• 9:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. — Vega.

• 10:30 to midnight — Scottie Parker.

Key City Public Theater, all-ages show

• 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. — Jimmy “Duck” Holmes.

• 9:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. — Steve James.

• 10:30 p.m. to midnight — Davis.

The Whiskey Mill

• 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. — Andy Cohen.

• 9:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. — Paxton.

• 10:30 p.m. to midnight — Waldo.

The Cotton Building, all-ages show

• 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. — Williams.

• 9:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. — Corey Ledet and Leary.

• 10:30 to midnight — Pat Donohue and Rich DelGrosso.

The Cellar Door

• 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. — Wald.

• 9:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. — Chris Berry and Aaron Gunn.

• 10:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. — Ari Eisinger.

For more information, visit centrum.org.

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Features Editor Chris McDaniel can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56650, or [email protected] peninsuladailynews.com.

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