Field Arts & Events Hall welcomes you to the Grand Opening Celebration of our new 500-seat theater and 300-seat waterfront events and conference center in downtown Port Angeles, WA. This weekend-long celebration features a free outdoor community stage and free performances from BANDALOOP vertical dance company, as well as ticketed indoor performances from headliners Diane Schuur, Ranky Tanky, and Unit Souzou.
5:00 PM | “sčáy ʔaʔ cə nəxʷsƛ̕áy̕əm ʔay̕c̕ɬtáyŋxʷ” – “Creations by the Klallam People” Gallery Opening and Welcoming Ceremony
Join us for the opening of the first Field Hall gallery show “sčáy ʔaʔ cə nəxʷsƛ̕áy̕əm ʔay̕c̕ɬtáyŋxʷ” or “Creations by the Klallam People,” a partnership between the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and Field Hall. We will be joined by curator Roger Fernandes and Lower Elwha Klallam Tribal Chairwoman Frances Charles for a traditional welcoming ceremony and reception.
4:00 PM | McGraw Family Foundation Room Ribbon Cutting
5:30 PM | Conference & Events Center Ribbon Cutting
6:00 PM | Founders Circle Cocktail Hour (RSVP required)
7:30 PM | Diane Schuur at 70: Extended Performance – Get tickets ($75 – $125)
On Friday, July 28th, enjoy an extended performance by Grammy-winning jazz musician Diane Schuur, kicking off her 70th birthday tour. Founders Circle Donors and their guests are invited to join us for a free cocktail hour and BANDALOOP dress rehearsal, starting at 6PM.
10:30 AM | Main Ribbon Cutting (201 W Front Street)
11:00 AM | Building Opens
11:00 AM | Community Stage Opens (Outside, sŋaʔŋáʔant cáwŋən ʔəssaqɬúŋt – Pebble Beach Park – FREE)
12:00 PM | BANDALOOP Performance (Outside – FREE)
4:00 PM | Diane Schuur at 70: Matinee Performance – Get tickets ($45-$85)
6:00 PM | BANDALOOP Performance (Outside – FREE)
7:30 PM | BANDALOOP Performance (Outside – FREE)
8:30 PM | Ranky Tanky Performance – Get tickets ($45-$85)
Community Stage Schedule
11:00 AM | The OG
12:30 PM | AntBath
2:00 PM | Sweater Weather String Band
3:30 PM | Bread & Gravy
5:00 PM | Cort Armstrong
6:30 PM | Honeyville Rascals
Our celebration truly kicks off on Saturday, July 29th when we host the ceremonial ribbon cutting outside the new Field Hall building at 10:30AM. We’ll kick off our free outdoor celebration with a vibrant Community Stage on the Pebble Beach Park lawn in front of Field Hall, featuring incredible local performers. Grab a bite at one of the onsite food trucks and enjoy a picnic on the lawn, just in time to catch the first free outdoor performance from BANDALOOP vertical dance company. Their awe-inspiring performances on the side of the building will take place 12PM, 6PM, and 7:30PM. No tickets or reservations are needed for outdoor events.
Saturday at 4PM, catch the public matinee performance from Diane Schuur inside the new Donna M. Morris Theater at Field Hall. At 8:30PM, prepare to dance to the infectious rhythms of Grammy award-winning quintet Ranky Tanky.
11:00 AM | Unit Souzou Performance – Get tickets: $10-$25
12:00 PM | Community Partner Action Stations (FREE)
12:15 PM | Storytelling in the Donna M. Morris Theater (FREE)
2:00 PM | Unit Souzou Performance – Get tickets: $10-$25
On Sunday, July 30th, enjoy free outdoor activities including the NOLS Bookmobile and a hot air balloon display by Captain Crystal’s Morning Star Balloon Co. Inside, invite family and friends to experience a high-energy and expressive blend of taiko drumming and Japanese folk dance by Unit Souzou. Unit Souzou will offer two affordable, family-friendly performances at 11AM and 2PM on Sunday. Between performances, interact with local nonprofits and arts organizations at activity stations outside and throughout the new Field Hall facility.
Field Arts & Events Hall is located at 201 W Front Street in Port Angeles, Washington. Click here for more directions, accessibility, and parking information.
Thank you Black Ball Ferry Line for sponsoring a shuttle bus for Saturday, July 29th for our Grand Opening Celebration!
The shuttle route takes 15 minutes total and will run continuously from 10:30AM to 10:30PM on Saturday, July 29th. The shuttle is free, courtesy of Black Ball Ferry, and connects several central downtown areas while extending available parking. Stops are:
1. Peninsula College (1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.)
2. Goodwill/Rite Aid (603 S. Lincoln St.)
3. Clallam County Courthouse (223 E. Fourth St)
4. Field Arts & Events Hall (201 W. Front St.)