Jazz Port Townsend is not the only major jazz festival this weekend in Washington. The 14th annual Jazz In The Valley
takes place July 29-31 in Ellensburg, a two hour drive east of Seattle on I-90.
This year' performers include Gail Pettis, Gary Hobbs Quartet, Lloyd Jones Struggle, John Gross Trio, Little Bill and the Bluenotes, McTuff, Sonando, The John Moawad's All Star Big Band and many more.
All the shows are located in downtown Ellensburg, with a main outdoor concert stage and jazz in the surrounding clubs and galleries (think Ballard Jazz Walk).
With a festival pass only costing $35 (individual days can be bought for $10-15), Jazz In The Valley makes a great weekend event, especially if Seattle's rainy July weather continues.
Tickets are available for purchase online through today (Tuesday, July 26) or can be bought in person at the event. Last year's event did sell out, so we recommend buying online today if you are planning on attending.
More info: Jazz In The Valley website