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April 2015
Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival

34 Total Events from June 4 to June 27, 2015          

   



The Walla Walla Summer Chamber Music Festival (WWCMF) emphasizes the process of making music over the product of musical performance. Audiences are participants rather than witnesses.  34 total events include free children's concerts, open rehearsals and a host of ticketed performances set in select wineries, restaurants, galleries, museums and concert halls throughout the Walla Walla Valley.      

The musical centerpiece of the WWCMF, the Festival Series (4 events), takes place at the Gesa Power House Theatre, where the buildings proportions and acoustics are ideal for the intimate medium of chamber music.
 
The Tasting Music Series and Portrait of an Artist Series (8 events) take place in select wineries throughout the Walla Walla Valley. These events represent a shorter format compared to the traditional concert  experience, and encourage lively social interactions between performers and guests. The Tasting Music Series performances (4 events) focus on a single masterpiece from the chamber music repertoire, while the Portrait of an Artist Series performances (4 events) focus on a single performing artist from the Festival's roster. All events are one hour in length.

Don't wait too long to purchase tickets as many of the venues are small and intimate and sell out quickly.

Click here for the complete festival schedule and to purchase tickets.




20 Things to Love about Walla Walla

"And why wouldn't we love Walla Walla in April?"           

   

Terry Richard, longtime Oregonian travel writer recently posted this "20 Things to Love about Walla Walla" list.  We think it is a great list!  We hope you will too.  Click here to see the list.

Check out Terry's other recent stories about Walla Walla.

Walla Walla becomes smallest NW metro area to open Courtyard by Marriott hotel

Walla Walla has new wine AVA in Oregon


Farmers Markets Begin in May

Three markets. Three locations. Something for everyone.          

The Walla Walla Farmers Markets kick off the 2015 season on Saturday May 2nd.

The Downtown Farmers Market is located at Crawford Park, at the corner of 4th and Main.  The Farmers Market at the Fairgrounds is located at 363 Orchard Street.  Both markets are open on Saturdays from 9am-1pm. 

In addition to the Saturday markets, there is a Thursday night "Twilight Market" that will be located at Heritage Square Park on Main between, 1st and Colville Streets, from 4-7pm.

Pictured is the Tony Lucarelli family harvesting their crop just outside of College Place. Circa 1943. Photo courtesy of Joe Drazan.
The Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Tour is coming!

August 14 & 15, 2015         

 

Mumford and Sons, an internationally popular and Grammy award winning British folk rock band, has selected Walla Walla, Washington as one of their 2015 Gentlemen of the Road (GOTR) Stopovers in the United States.

About this year's upcoming Stopover tour, Mumford & Sons says, "The Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers are all about live music. We get to put them on in towns not normally frequented by touring bands in buses or splitter vans. We deliberately look for towns that have something unique, or some vibe of which they are proud, explore them and enjoy what they have to offer."

 

The four outdoor Stopovers will take place in carefully-selected and unique locations across America including Salida, Colorado; Waverly, Iowa; Seaside Heights, New Jersey; and Walla Walla, Washington.

 

Walla Walla was attractive to the band and concert producers due to its vibrant, picturesque and historic downtown; the scenic Walla Walla Valley; the proximity to park space and camping; the warm and comfortable summer weather; and performing venue options.

The Walla Walla GOTR Stopover will begin with a performance on Friday evening, August 14th featuring the Foo Fighters. A daylong festival of music will continue on Saturday, August 15 with the sounds of The Flaming Lips and more. Mumford & Sons will perform on Saturday evening.

Tickets to the two-day Stopovers are $199, with no additional service fees or hidden charges. Tickets for all Stopovers are available at gentlemenoftheroad.com

 

Upcoming Events 
There is so much going on in Walla Walla it is impossible to list everything.  Be sure to visit our website for a complete calendar.

 

 

 

April

FEAST Walla Walla
Downtown Walla Walla - 1st and Main - April 11
All your favorite Walla Walla restaurants, wineries, breweries, cideries and meaderies will tempt your tongue with their special crafted treats.

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Tour of Walla Walla
April 17-19

Annual cycling races that take place downtown and around the Valley.  Compete or sit back, watch and enjoy.

Click here for more information or to register.


Walla Walla Kennel Club Dog Show 
April 25-26 - at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds

A great way to spend the day!   
 

May

Spring Release Weekend 
May 1-3

The first releases of a new vintage are the highlights of this weekend. The Valley's winemakers are on hand to introduce their new wines and share the creative wine making process. Visitors can be the first to enjoy the new vintage and take home a selection of wines, many of which can be found only by visiting the wineries and tasting rooms themselves.

 

Gesa Power House Theatre
May 4 - Broadway, Here I Come!
May 9 - Spiffy (Student Produced Independent Films for Youth) Film Festival - all day
May 14 - Will West & The Friendly Strangers - 7:30pm
May 16 - Matt Baker's Comedy + Stunt Show - 7:30pm
May 19 - Mirari Brass Quintet - 7:30pm

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.


Main Street Studios
May 1 - Jakubi - 7pm
May 4 - Ester Rada - 7pm
May 8 - Liz Longley - 8pm

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.



Walla Walla Symphony
May 16-17 - Semi-staged performances of Bizet's, Carmen!
May 18 - Walla Walla Symphony Youth Orchestra Performance
May 20 - Celebration of Music - Annual fundraising luncheon

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.


 

 

 


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