What kind of music did George and Martha Washington listen to? Well, baroque of course! No doubt, there were also folk songs and “fiddling” by guests who entertained at Mount Vernon. Well, it’s all coming back to the Olympic Peninsula. We want to provide an opportunity for you to hear this kind of music here at “Mount Vernon West”!
“Everything has a beginning somewhere and one thing leads to another, though they may not seem connected: from Bach to Baroque to Appalachian folk fiddling . Actually, those have some common elements.” Yo Yo Ma
The inaugural Washington Music Festival will take place this summer on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 2 PM. It will include various ensembles playing music reminiscent of the era when our nation began.
In celebration of its fifth anniversary and Sequim’s Centennial, George Washington Inn and Estate with its panoramic views, will provide the backdrop for this exciting event. The sunny weather on the North Olympic Peninsula attracts many visitors to its famous “blue hole”, also known as the Olympic Rain Shadow. The incredible experience will allow you to enjoy Sequim’s famous 17 year old agri-tourism event in the heart of America’s Provence which has become known as the Sequim Lavender Weekend. The setting for this inaugural music festival is a beautiful 10 acre lavender farm with a replica of George and Martha Washington’s beloved Mount Vernon as its iconic focal point.
The gate opens at 10 AM. Come early and enjoy our lavender fields and oceanfront grounds. The concert will take place between 2 PM and 5 PM. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket, relax on the inn’s front lawn and enjoy some of the finest baroque and early American folk music as it wafts through the ocean air from under the portico of George Washington Inn.
When: Saturday, July 20, 2013
Where: George Washington Inn and Estate, 939 Finn Hall Road, Port Angeles, WA
Music Genre: Baroque and early American folk music
Cost: $10 (early-bird tickets purchased online in conjunction with the Sequim Lavender Farm Faire), $15 at the gate on the day of the event. Tickets are good for entry to all farms participating in the Heritage Lavender Farm Tour, of which the inn and its lavender farm (Washington Lavender) is a participant.
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