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.
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.