For Tri-Citians looking to escape the madness of the hydroplane races, a visit to Ellensburg on July 27-29 for its annual Jazz in the Valley event might be the answer.
The festival starts at 5:30 p.m. July 27, at noon July 28 and at 10:30 a.m. July 29 at various downtown sites within walking distance of each other.
Tri-City sax man Barry Bergstrom will be one of the featured musicians this year. He performs with Eagle Wing starting at 8 p.m. July 27. Also performing as street musicians will be the Sidewalk Stompers, also from the Tri-City area.
Other featured entertainers include Linda Hornbuckle, Three Guitars, Sue Orfield Band, Q.E.D. Trio, Gary Scott, Reggie Miles and Savani World Jazz Quartet.
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Passes to attend all the indoor concerts are $15 for July 27-28 and $10 for July 29. Tickets are available at www.jazzinthevalley.com/tickets.html or call 888-925-2204.