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Britt’s 2020 Season postponed until 2021

May 7, 2020

Britt’s 2020 Season postponed until 2021 Like so many performing arts organizations and businesses, Britt is now faced with the challenge of carving our path in an uncertain world.  Today, Governor Brown issued a mandate canceling all large gatherings, including concerts or large sporting events, through at least September 2020. Due to this mandate, and…

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Britt Presents third announcement postponed until further notice

May 1, 2020

MEDFORD, OR – Due to frequently changing circumstances created by the spread of COVID-19, Britt Music & Arts Festival has postponed its third and final 2020 Britt Presents Season Announcement until further notice. The announcement had previously been rescheduled for Friday, May 8, 2020. Over the coming weeks, Britt will monitor local, state, and federal…

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Stick Figure tour rescheduling to 2021

April 21, 2020

MEDFORD, OR – Popular reggae artist Stick Figure has informed Britt Music & Art Festival that the 2020 Stick Figure Once In A Lifetime Summer Tour has been postponed to 2021. Their Britt concert will be rescheduled to a new date in 2021, which will be announced shortly. All of the bands will still be…

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2020 Britt Festival Orchestra Season Update in Light of Ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic

April 17, 2020

After careful consideration, Britt Music & Arts Festival’s Board of Directors, staff, and musicians of the Britt Orchestra Committee have agreed the 2020 BFO Season cannot proceed as we had planned. All previously scheduled performances between July 31 – August 16, 2020 have been canceled. The Britt staff and BFO musicians will explore a variety…

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Britt Music and Arts Festival 2020 Postponements

April 3, 2020

MEDFORD, OR – Due to quickly changing circumstances surrounding the spread of COVID-19 and resulting artist schedule changes, Britt Music & Arts Festival has decided to postpone its third 2020 Britt Presents Announcement, originally scheduled for April 9, 2020, to be held on May 8, 2020.   As previously announced, the Annual Season Announcement Party has…

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Britt Music and Arts Festival Operations Update

March 17, 2020

MEDFORD, OR – Britt Music and Arts Festivals has made the decision to limit staff presence in the administrative offices as much as possible until further notice.  This means that most staff members will be working remotely, with full access to phones, information, and technologies to continue serving our patrons and partners.  For now, only…

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COVID-19 message from the President and CEO of Britt Music and Arts Festival

March 13, 2020

MEDFORD, OR – As the third Britt Season Announcement is upon us, Britt Music and Arts Festival acknowledges and shares the public’s concerns about protecting against the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The safety and health of staff, patrons, volunteers and media is a top priority for Britt Music and Arts Festival.  Today, the Britt Music…

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Second Britt Presents announcement brings more music and comedy this summer

March 13, 2020

JACKSONVILLE, OR — In the second season announcement for 2020, Britt Presents is adding a variety of popular music artists and a comedian to the summer series line-up with several favorite returning artists. Britt Presents is excited to bring comedy back to the Britt Pavilion with Blue Collar Comedy Tour favorite, Ron White, on June…

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Britt announces first set of concerts for the 2020 Britt Presents season

February 14, 2020

MEDFORD, OR — Britt Music & Arts Festival announces its first set of concerts for the 2020 Britt Presents season this summer. In the first of three announcements, Britt presents a variety of musical artists including the classic country of Tanya Tucker, who was awarded two GRAMMYs this past January, modern bluegrass-inspired acoustic jam band…

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2020 Best of Britt benefit features ‘60s and ‘70s hitmaker-filled Happy Together Tour

March 6, 2020

Who/What: Best of Britt benefit featuring the Happy Together Tour with The Turtles, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, The Association, Mark Lindsay, former lead singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Vogues, and The Cowsills When: 5:00 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2020 Where: Britt Pavilion, 350 First St., Jacksonville Tickets: $135 includes…

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Do a weekend in San Francisco… Teddy Abrams will be there! April 17-19

February 12, 2020

Build your own San Francisco package… The San Francisco Symphony brings together two composers—one past and one present—for an inspired pairing of audience favorites. Guest conductor Teddy Abrams leads the orchestra in the West Coast premiere of Philharmonia Fantastique by the internationally renowned Bay Area composer Mason Bates. A fixture as a DJ in the…

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The 2020 “Britt Presents” Season to be announced in February, March & April

September 18, 2019

The 2020 “Britt Presents” Season is warming up as we plan for another summer of great concerts under the stars. The concert series will be announce in three waves: Feb. 14th, Mar. 13th and Apr. 9th! –

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James T. Decker, Principal Trombone

January 30, 2020

HOMETOWN: Lubbock, TX PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: I have performed in a variety of professional ensembles, ranging from orchestras in Honolulu, New Mexico and New York to fine brass quintets, trombone quartets and various commercial groups. It’s this variety that I draw upon to give me the energy and inspiration for each performance. BACKGROUND/EDUCATION: I hold undergraduate and graduate degrees…

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Teddy Abrams Leads Oregon’s Britt Festival Orchestra Season

January 23, 2020

January 23, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mike Gantenbein, Marketing Director, 541-690-3849, mike.g@brittfest.org Teddy Abrams Leads Oregon’s Britt Festival Orchestra Season, Celebrating Beethoven’s 250th Birthday with Stellar Guest Artists and a World Premiere by Caroline Shaw Who: Teddy Abrams and the Britt Festival Orchestra When: Tuesday, July 28 – Sunday, August 16, 2020 Where: Britt…

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Britt Website Receives Significant Upgrade

January 16, 2020

January 16, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mike Gantenbein, Marketing Director, 541-690-3849, mike.g@brittfest.org Britt Website Receives Significant Upgrade MEDFORD, OR –  Britt Music & Arts Festival announces the redesign and significant upgrade of their website that will improve the ability of Britt patrons and fans to purchase tickets and learn about various operations of the…

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2020 Britt Festival Orchestra Season announcement January 23rd

January 14, 2020

The 2020 BFO Season is going to be exciting this year, as we celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday. Return to this page after 10:00 AM on Thursday, January 23rd to find out about the exciting programs we’re planning for this summer!

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Membership offers a lot of benefits

November 20, 2019

The higher the level, the more fun your Britt Experiences will be. The 2020 Membership drive is on now. You can check out the benefits on our Member Benefits at a Glance.

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Congratulations to Shawn Roberts – the 2019 Raffle Winner!

November 20, 2019

She won a pair of reserved seats to all of the Britt concerts in 2020, plus reserved parking for all of the shows. She’s going to be very popular with her friends!

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Does your business want to sponsor a concert in 2020?

November 20, 2019

Now is the time to become a business partner. Check our Business Partner page for details about becoming a Britt Business Partner.

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Thanks for a great 2019 season!

November 20, 2019

From RAIN to The Australian Pink Floyd Show – it was an amazing season filled with Britt Experiences. We’ll be back next year with another great line-up. Announcements will be made in February, March and April (dates TBD). Read more here.

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Be a part of what's new with Britt Music & Arts Festival. Whether it's news about the season line-up, a new grant we've received, an announcement for our latest fundraising event or a recap of a successful season, we want to share it with you. Media questions can be directed to Marketing Director Mike Gantenbein or by phone at 541-690-3849.

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