Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: July 10-16, 2016

 

2016 Drayton Harbor Music Festival presents live jazz, chamber and choral performances, July 10-16, Blaine, WA

 

 

Blaine, Washington, June 23, 2016 – The 2016 Drayton Harbor Music Festival (DHMF) is back July 10-16 with your favorite big band sound and jazz repertoire. This year, DHMF will mix things up by bringing Carnegie Hall and Estonian choir music for one night in Blaine during the Sunday evening kick-off concert. This first festival event features the Calidore String Quartet and Ellerhein Girls Choir, two acts that promises to amaze and delight audiences.


During festival week, the DHMF offers free daily concerts in downtown Blaine and by-donation evening concerts at the Performing Arts Center. The festival also brings world-renowned faculty to teach visiting and local students each day for music camp and to perform for the community at night.


Since 2002, Blaine’s music festival has charmed audiences near and far with live performances by distinguished performers, including the Pacific Northwest’s premier jazz vocalist, Greta Matassa, and saxophonist Nick Beillo. Prominent trumpeter Greg Hopkins will also be showcasing his talents during the Big Band Benefit on July 14, at the Blaine Pavilion. Join in for this evening of music, dinner and dancing to support the arts in the community. Visit website for event tickets and complete festival schedule.


Registrations are still open for DHMF camp (July 10 to 16) students, aged 12-19, with experience in all musical styles and instruments including, voice, violin and trumpet. Students who attend this music camp experience an intense and rewarding week of instruction from DHMF music faculty.

 

For more festival information or to register for camp, visit www.draytonharbormusic.org.


About the Drayton Harbor Music Festival
The 15th annual Drayton Harbor Music Festival, previously known as the Blaine Jazz Festival, is a week of exciting ensemble classes and concerts in Blaine, Washington; a town nestled between the Canadian border and the Pacific Ocean (35 miles south of Vancouver, Canada and 110 miles north of Seattle). The Pacific Arts Association, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts in the community, organizes the festival with the support of donors, sponsors and volunteers.

 

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 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: Eloisa Townsend

Email: eloisa.paa@gmail.com

Phone: (360) 820-8312

Media Visits: Complimentary media visits for journalists on assignment or with approved credentials. If you are unable to accept a courtesy visit, a press rate can be negotiated.

 

Pacific Arts Association

PO Box 434, Blaine, Washington, 98231

Web: www.draytonharbormusic.org

 

 Calendar Listing

 

 

CALENDAR LISTING:

Event Name: 2016 Drayton Harbor Music Festival

Event Date: July 10 to 16, 2016

Event Location: Blaine Performing Arts Center, 975 H St And G St. Plaza, Blaine,  WA

Admission: Free

Web: www.draytonharbormusic.org

Contact: Eloisa Townsend, eloisa.paa@gmail.com, (360) 820-8312

Description: The 2016 Drayton Harbor Music Festival (DHMF) is back July 10-16 with your favorite big band sound and jazz repertoire. This year, DHMF will mix things up by bringing Carnegie Hall and Estonian choir music for one night in Blaine during the Sunday evening kick-off concert. This first festival event features the Calidore Quartet and Ellerhein Girls Choir, two acts that promises to amaze and delight audiences. During festival week, the DHMF offers free daily concerts in downtown Blaine and by-donation evening concerts at the Performing Arts Center. The festival also brings world-renowned faculty to teach visiting and local students each day for music camp and to perform for the community at night.

 


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