September 19 -23, 2018
Sponsor tickets on sale May 1st!
Presented by Whidbey Island Center for the Arts
The 2018 Lineup!
The eighteenth annual
This September will mark the 18th annual DjangoFest Northwest. We’ve watched it grow from humble origins into five days of concerts and workshops, featuring dozens of world-class artists and thousands of attendees, making it the largest festival of Gypsy Jazz in North America! This coming DFNW promises to once again bring together the world’s best and brightest musicians, a constellation of stars featuring both old friends and new.
We are saddened to share with you that festival Artistic Director Nick Lehr has joined Django Reinhardt to djam with the angels. He will be sorely missed by all of us who loved him.
Schedule of Events
DjangoFest Northwest is one of the longest established Gypsy Jazz festivals in North America and this year’s lineup, along with the workshops, is one the best yet - guaranteed to be an exciting and informative time for everyone!
And, as always, numerous impromptu Djams spring-up wherever one turns, as the entire village of Langley (Djangley), on beautiful Whidbey Island, (a short ferry ride from Seattle) gets into the full swing of things. Please come join us for another unforgettable musical experience, guaranteed to put a tap in your foot and a grin on your face!
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Hello DjangoFest campers,
We have good news for you! We have been in conversation with the Port of South Whidbey, owners of the Fairgrounds, and they are excited to welcome back the festival and campers. They have a new manager and are making improvements in the campground, though all improvements may not be complete by this September. A DjangoFest Fairgrounds Committee has been formed, with camper Fritz Funk joining to ensure the “voice” of the campers is part of the strategic planning. The City of Langley is also on board, working to support special permitting for such issues as the noise ordinance and fire-pit issues. It’s all a work in progress, but definitely heading in a positive direction. Stay tuned; more details to come!
The DjangoFest Northwest team