Let the music begin.

Jazz lovers will soon be descending upon Port Angeles, WA, for Jazz in the Olympics. This festival runs April 23, 24, and 25, 2010, at several venues around Port Angeles. Traditional Jazz, Dixieland, and Gospel will be performed by ten different bands from all around the United States and Canada. The  music starts Friday afternoon at 2pm and ends Sunday night. Shuttle buses make traveling between venues a cinch.

Even the most diehard fans of jazz will need a break eventually. When that time comes, head to a nearby Washington State Winery; four Washington Wineries are located in and around Port Angeles, and the only problem will be deciding which one to visit first.

Take time to let the music fade from your ears before heading back for more. Take a leisurely tour of a vineyard before sampling its Washington Wines – the fresh air and sunshine (hopefully!) will feel good. Then head back for more music by the Dixieland Express, and the New Orleans Ale Stars, to name just two of the fantastic bands performing during the Olympic Jazz Festival.