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Annual Jazz In The Valley Festival in Ellensburg, WA

Sun-filled days and just-cool-enough nights. A beautiful historic downtown in the center of the beautiful state of Washington. It's summertime and the living really is easy in Ellensburg, especially when the annual Jazz in the Valley festival rolls around.

All About Ellensburg Jazz in the Valley

For 15 years, locals and visitors alike have been enjoying the amazing blues and jazz acts performing all over the city. From Friday night's opening acts to Saturday's day and night-long performances to Sunday's bittersweet finales, all forms of jazz—from classic and modern to contemporary and experimental are performed to their greatest potential.

Jazz in The Valley in Ellensburg, WA is Fun for All

In addition to amazing music, the sunny days and cool evenings are the perfect accompaniment. Revelers also get the chance to check out historic downtown Ellensburg's charming buildings, businesses and mix with the friendly locals, enjoy premium local micro-brews and wines in the festival beer garden, and satisfy food cravings with dishes of the region's specialties. Kids are welcome in most venues, so the fest can be a family affair. The festival even opens Ellensburg's Children's Activity Museum on Saturday from 10 in the morning until 5 in the evening.

Ellensburg—Jazz in the Valley 2012

This year's festival takes place July 27, 28 and 29, 2012. Full festival passes are amazingly affordable at just $35, but tickets sell quickly and often sell out by the day of the show, so be sure to order yours online if you're planning a trip. This year's festival line-up is killer. You won't want to miss an act. Read on for a list of performers.

2012 Festival Performers

  • Barry Bergstrom & Eagle Wing
  • Filé Gumbo
  • Gary Scott Quartet
  • Grove for Thought
  • Hook Me Up
  • Jake Bergevin & The Javatown Swing Orchestra
  • John Moawad's All Star Big Band
  • John Moawad's All-Star Vocal Jazz Ensemble
  • J2 D + 1 Jazz Quartet
  • Linda Hornbuckle Band
  • Little Bill & the Bluenotes
  • Mel Brown B3 Quartet
  • Paul Green & Brian Butler Duo
  • Q.E.D. Trio
  • Randy Oxford Band
  • Reggie Miles
  • Savani World Jazz Quartet
  • Sidewalk Stompers
  • Son Jack Jr w/ Michael Wilde
  • Sue Orfield Band
  • The Fonkeys
  • Tom Wakeling-Steve Christofferson Quartet
  • Trombanga
  • Total Experience Gospel Choir

Buy Your Tickets and Book Your Stay!

For three beautiful, music-drenched days and nights, Ellensburg is filled with jazz fans from all over the world. Founded in 1998, the fest has grown world-famous, which means hotel rooms book up quick. Want to make the Jazz in the Valley in Ellensburg, WA one of your fun summer getaways? Make your reservations at Cedars Inn Ellensburg today. We promise you won't regret it for a minute.

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