What is The Upstage?

The award-winning Upstage is THE PLACE to enjoy Live Entertainment.

As seen on public television and heard on National Public Radio, The Upstage hosts acts ranging from Blues to Jazz to Boogie Woogie, from Salsa to Tango and Swing, World Music, and Folk and Ethnic ensembles in addition to community events.  While Upstage awaits relocation it is using several interim venues. Please call 360 385 2216 for show information.

The Upstage is the home of quality entertainment in all performance genres. Programming includes a fine blend of local, regional, national and international acts, as well as youth and community events.

For many years, The Upstage was located in Port Townsend’s historic district. Due to issues surrounding building renovation, we seek a new home. We’ve created this site to keep fans and patrons up to date on the news surrounding our relocation and how you can help make it happen.

Who plays at Upstage? Programming is eclectic and includes a wide array of local, national, and international performing artists.  To name a few renowned, try Johnny Winter, Ray Manzarek of The Doors, John Clayton, George Cables, Pinetop Perkins, Commander Cody, the original Blues Brother Curtis Salgado, Marcia Ball, Entertainers of the Year Tommy Castro and Janiva Magness, Maria Muldaur, Duke Robillard, and John Hammond – to name a few of hundreds renowned.  Also enjoy poets, comedians, dancers, cultural icons, as well as ethnic gatherings ranging from South America to the Balkans  and the Orient.