May 11, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sara King Cole, Marketing Director, direct: 541-690-3849
JACKSONVILLE, OR — The 2016 schedule for Britt’s performance garden includes a free childrens’ concert series, and concerts with local and regional bands and ensembles, and special events. The Performance Garden offers a smaller, more intimate venue, and is located just inside the main gates at the Britt Park.
The expanded Free Children’s Concert Series includes seven concerts at 10 a.m. These concerts are fun and engaging programs, created by Gabriel Globus-Hoenich and Jenifer Knippel. The Free Children’s Concerts are sponsored by Southern Oregon Subaru, and will be presented August 1, 3, 7, 9, 10, 15 and 16.
In addition, Britt will present several evening concerts at the Performance Garden:
June 25: The Villalobos Brothers
July 24: Moody Little Sister / skybound blue
July 29: Peia & Shai
August 28: Britt Guitar Workshop Faculty Concert
September 2: Wild Honey
September 10: Fogline / Blowing Smoke
September 23: T Sisters / Hollis Peach
The Performance Garden also serves as the setting for the Best of Britt benefit on Thursday, June 30, and the Britt Orchestra 2016 Opening Night Gala Dinner on Friday, August 5. It’s also the site of pre-concert activities including the pre-concert music series before most Britt mainstage concerts, Britt Orchestra pre-concert conversations and various receptions.
The Performance Garden is also available to rent for weddings and special events. Contact the Britt office for more information.
Tickets for these events are on sale this Friday, May 13 at 9 a.m., along with the full 2016 Britt lineup. For full information about Britt’s 2016 season and membership, visit www.brittfest.org or call 541-773-6077 or 1-800-882-7488. Britt’s box office is now open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday at 216 W. Main Street in Medford.
Inspired by its intimate and scenic hillside venue, Britt Music & Arts Festival provides diverse live performances, an incomparable classical festival and dynamic education programs that create a sense of discovery and community. Since its grassroots beginnings in 1963, the non-profit organization has grown from a two-week chamber music festival to a summer-long series of concerts in a variety of genres, including a three-week Classical Festival, and year-round education and engagement programs. For more information, visit www.brittfest.org.