A free, end of summer music festival featuring folk, rock, R&B, country, blues, jazz and more on the north end of Whidbey Island. Funds raised at the festival go to a scholarship for students interested in pursuing a career in music.
SARATOGA ORCHESTRA of Whidbey Island, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, was formed in 2007 as an expansion of the Saratoga Chamber Players founded by Whidbey Island’s legendary violinist and arts supporter, Michael Nutt. Previously known as Saratoga Chamber Orchestra, the name is derived from the beautiful Saratoga Passage that flanks the east side of Whidbey Island and the stand of trees known as the Saratoga Woods.
Drawing upon Shakespeare’s timeless exploration of the human spirit, Island Shakespeare Festival will strive to reflect, renew, and redefine the diversity of the human experience through performances, workshops, and educational opportunities