For the 2017 festival, we have found two extremely experienced and talented stage performers, along with busking acts scattered throughout the downtown area. The following performers will be appearing on the main stage, which is sponsored by Kittitas Valley Healthcare:

 Alex Zerbe

As a performer with over 15 years of professional experience, Alex Zerbe has appeared on three national television shows, performed in 14 countries, and has sung in over 12,000 showers! Alex is a master of physical comedy, juggling, and magic. Laughter is the best medicine, so if you feel a cold coming on or just need a smile to brighten your day, watch Alex’s hilarious demo video. For more information, visit

Peter Irish

Peter Irish is known the world over as perhaps the greatest juggler in the world….with his feet! Pete’s feet have won him 6 World Championships in the game of Hacky Sack, as well as an “Innovation in Juggling” award. Pete has been traveling the world for nearly 20 years performing his award winning, unique brand of variety entertainment, for venues of all types, and people of all ages. Pete is a master of several amazing and hilarious skills and arts. He has studied with monks to learn Yoga with a flaming chair balanced on his face. He has studied with kung fu masters to become a Hacky Sack world champ and juggles flaming balls of fire with his feet. Pete’s feet learned tricks in the circus above the audience on a balance board, spinning a hubcap in his mouth while juggling knives with his hands. Combining these experiences with crowd interaction and participation, crazy stunts and world champion level skill equal a fun and exciting comedy show for the whole family.

For more information, visit or watch Peter’s promo video. 


Busking Acts 2017

  • Darren Smackri – Instrumental / Drummer
  • These Guitars Say Sorry – Singer / Guitarist
  • Blue Country Fire – Acoustic / Vocalist
  • Pamela Thomas – Instrumental / Vocalist
  • Hollie Caskey – Acoustic / Vocalist
  • PK Dwyer- Acoustic / Vocalist
  • The Bruce Marshall Project – Instrumental / vocalist
  • Wine Tasting – Acoustic / Vocalist
  • David Parker- Instrumental / Accordion
  • Latona Family Band- Instrumental / Vocalist
  • Rockin’ B Cloggers- Clogging
  • Robber’s Roost- Instrumental / Vocalist
  • Colors- Acoustic / Vocalist
  • David L. Douglas- Instrumental / Vocalist

For Further Information

Ellensburg Downtown Association
(509) 962-6246

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