KPTZ listeners and volunteers enjoyed a festive Friday night, June 1, at Fort Worden’s USO Hall, with long sets of funk music from opening local act Lowire and Seattle-based headliner Polyrhythmics. Thanks to all who came out in support of your party station, KPTZ!
One highlight of the evening was the preview of KPTZ’s new brew, the KPTZ Fortifier APA (American Pale Ale), to be made and marketed by Port Townsend Brewing Company. A portion of each keg or bottle sold will go to the station’s capital campaign, just kicking off to raise funds for KPTZ’s planned move in 2 years into Building 305 on the Fort Worden campus.
Event admissions, along with our sponsor New American Funding and a host of KPTZ Board members and volunteers, made this event happen. If you missed dancing with us that evening, stay tuned for KPTZ’s Party on the Pier at the other summer bookend, Labor Day weekend.
KPTZ's Party at the Fort fundraiser will feature live music by critically acclaimed Seattle funk maestros, Polyrhythmics. Local favorite Lowire will get the evening started at 7pm on Friday June 1 at Fort Worden’s USO Dance Hall.
This exciting concert is another example of KPTZ’s effort to broaden our cultural impact by offering live musical performance to complement our robust broadcasting schedule.
KPTZ has teamed up with PT Brewing Company to craft our very own special release beer, the KPTZ Fortifier APA (American Pale Ale). This new brew will also be unveiled at our June 1 event. Proceeds from every keg sale and every draft or bottle sold will contribute to KPTZ's capital campaign for relocation and expansion of our studio and transmitter to Fort Worden over the next two years.
1:00 - Jeanie Murphy, “Banjo Tunes, Tunings, and Lore”
2:00 - Tom Jay, “A Word and a Poem”
2:30 - Linda Dowdell, Vince Wingerter, Christa Holbrook, and Brendan Chambers of KCPT’s “Daddy Long Legs”
3:15 - Peter Newland, Tarboo Ridge Coalition
4:30 - Bill Mawhinney, reading a short story by Herman Hesse
This Friday afternoon, Phil Andrus brings another 3-hour Tossed Salad filled to overflowing with a variety of local talents. The overflow - Can’t Wait for Salad - starts at 12:40, when Amanda Milholland speaks about the Artisan Food Festival scheduled for this Saturday's Farmers Market.
This is followed by:
1:00 - Chris Stuart and Janet Beazley, waves of bluegrass
2:00 - Al Bergstein, Olympic Peninsula Environmental News
2:30 - Katie Penhallegon, Sharla Erich, and Julie Edwards, of the Port Townsend Chamber Orchestra
3:00 - John O’Connor, folk singer from coast to coast
3:45 - Debra and George Kay, Quimper Electronic Systems
4:30 - Deborah Kate Hammond, reading work from Ada Limon
(First airdate: May 22, 2018) MILES VOKURKA: LEADING THE BOYS & GIRLS OF THE BAND. Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Miles Vokurka, new Conductor of the Port Townsend Summer Band. Band members include teenagers and teenagers at heart who are drawn together by their love of music. The first concert of the season is Memorial Day (May 28) down at the Legion Hall on Water Street. Summer concerts in the gazebo at Chetzemoka Park are a long-standing tradition. Miles picks up the baton from retiring conductor Karl Bach. He promises to continue the tradition of rousing marches and will also add some newer touches ranging from Oklahoma to The Beatles.