Focus on Jenise Harper

Jenise Harper Jenise Harper is co-chair of PLPA’s Booking Committee, moving to that position after a year as the organization’s secretary. Her narrative, posted below, looks at how she is spending her “pandemic time” with a humorous flair.

A 30-day cruise of Australia and New Zealand, the South Pacific and Hawaii, was cancelled. A trip to Colorado to celebrate with our children was postponed indefinitely; we’re waiting for a new date when we all feel safe enough to gather for a family reunion. The last half of PLPA’s season fell prey to the virus. Little did we know when we were listening to the nostalgic sounds of The Lonely, enjoying memories of yesteryear, it would be a significant wait until the PLPA concert season could renew itself. The High Kings, Will Martin, Birch Pierra and the Gin Joints — all dates were cancelled and they’re working with our organization to reschedule sometime in the future.

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PLPA Featured in the Port Ludlow Voice

Port Ludlow Performing Arts was featured in the July 2020 issue of the Port Ludlow Voice. Not only did the publication’s Art Director Jay Syverson create this amazing cover featuring past PLPA performers, we were also given a two-page spread to offer a look back in time at the history of our organization (see HISTORY link on this website).

PLPA works closely with the Voice to promote its concerts, programs, and education outreach. The all-volunteer Voice staff puts together this monthly magazine to promote all Port Ludlow activities, and is especially responsive to helping arts organizations publicize their activities. For more information or to look at current and past issues, check out

Focus on Cheri Gerstenberger

Cheri Gerstenberger Cheri Gerstenberger is the driving force behind Port Ludlow Performing Arts informative and attractive program, and also the lady with the beautiful smile who serves you wine and beverages during our concert season (along with her hubby Chuck). Here’s how the Gerstenberger duo has been spending the last few months.

“Typically, this time of year, I would be feverishly working on the 24-page annual program for PLPA. Due to concerts being canceled and the uncertainly of the future, the decision was made that PLPA not produce a program for this year.

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