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Britt Kicks off 3rd Annual “Your Britt Experience” Photo Contest

June 10, 2022

Do you take photos while you’re at Britt? Here’s your chance to turn your best shots into concert tickets. It’s the 3rd Annual “Your Britt Experience” Photo Contest. Winners receive…

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Call to Artists: 2023 – 2025 Fine Arts Posters

June 7, 2022

Deadline Extended to Friday, August 12th! Britt’s Fine Arts Poster is a cherished tradition that celebrates Britt’s concert series and music through the visual arts. Britt is seeking original pieces…

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Britt Alcohol Policy Update

July 1, 2022

In January 2022, the Britt Music & Arts Festival Board of Directors voted unanimously to change its alcoholic beverage policy to close outside alcohol during all Britt Presents (Music &…

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Beverage Container Notice

June 20, 2022

To Britt patrons: We apologize! We have changed the way that we check bags when you come to Britt concerts and did not let you know ahead of time. We…

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Meet Britt’s 2022 Fine Artist

June 1, 2022

Meet this year’s Fine Arts Poster artist – Trisha Stricklin We love this year’s poster art: a beautiful oil painting of goldfinches and a violin titled “Natural Harmony”. Born and…

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Many more Britt Presents concerts announced for 60th Anniversary Season

April 7, 2022

Britt Music & Arts Festival is excited to announce several more concerts for the 60th Anniversary Britt Presents season, adding more music and comedy performances to the previously announced lineup.…

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Britt dropping COVID restrictions

March 15, 2022

At this time, in line with other outdoor venues throughout the country, Britt Music & Arts Festival will no longer require masks, COVID testing, or proof of vaccine for our…

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Britt announces first set of concerts for the 60th Anniversary 2022 Britt Presents Season

March 4, 2022

Britt Music & Arts Festival announces its first installment of concerts for the 60th Anniversary 2022 season this summer. The first of two season announcements presents a broad array of…

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Britt welcomes new President and CEO

March 2, 2022

Britt Music & Arts Festival announces the selection of a new President and CEO. The Britt Board of Directors is excited to introduce Abby McKee, who will become the new…

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Teddy Abrams Leads Oregon’s Britt Festival Orchestra Season (June 17–July 3), Featuring New Commission from Sebastian Chang & Star-Spangled Guest Artists

February 10, 2022

The Britt Festival Orchestra (BFO) announces its 2022 60th Anniversary summer season, anchoring Oregon’s Britt Music and Arts Festival with three weeks of exhilarating open-air programming in historic Jacksonville, Oregon.…

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Britt creates Britt Festival Orchestra Fund

January 5, 2022

In honor of the 60th Anniversary of the Britt Festival Orchestra (BFO) in 2022 and in recognition of Teddy Abrams being honored with Musical America’s 2022 Conductor of the Year…

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Best of Britt benefit is back in 2022, featuring the hit-filled Happy Together Tour

November 19, 2021

Who/What: Best of Britt benefit featuring the Happy Together Tour with The Turtles, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Association, The Vogues,…

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Change is coming to the Britt Festival Orchestra

October 27, 2021

The Britt Festival Orchestra (BFO) is excited to announce two new changes as it prepares for the 60th anniversary of the Britt Music & Arts Festival in 2022. Britt announces…

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Despite pandemic and wildfires, the 2021 Britt Season comes to a successful close

October 13, 2021

Overcoming multiple challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic and several weeks of wildfire smoke in the region, the Britt Music & Arts Festival has completed an outstanding season filled with…

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Teddy Abrams Named Musical America’s Conductor of the Year 2022

October 12, 2021

Teddy Abrams, Now in Eighth Season as Music Director of the Louisville Orchestra, Named Musical America’s Conductor of the Year 2022 Musical America announced today that Teddy Abrams—the galvanizing conductor…

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Britt Announces Retirement of President & CEO Donna Briggs

September 7, 2021

MEDFORD, OR — The Britt Music and Arts Festival’s Board of Directors is announcing the planned retirement of Donna Briggs, President and CEO of Britt Music and Arts Festival, effective…

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2021 Fine Arts Poster: Jenay Elder

August 24, 2021

Britt recognizes this year’s Britt Fine Arts Poster artist: Jenay Elder. In a normal year, we would recognize Jenay at an announcement gathering before the season began, but nothing is…

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More Britt Presents concerts announced for summer 2021, offering more variety

July 14, 2021

Britt Music & Arts Festival invites everyone to “Come Together” for more concerts during the 2021 Britt Presents season, offering more musical variety and a comedy act. This is the…

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The Britt Festival Orchestra announces its 2021 season, presenting three unique musical experiences

June 25, 2021

Who: Teddy Abrams, Ellen Reid, Caroline Shaw, and the Britt Festival Orchestra When: SOUNDWALK: Online Thursday, July 1 through Friday, October 15 A Magical Night at Britt: Your BFO Returns to Read…

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Britt Presents comes together for summer 2021, announcing eight amazing concerts ranging from big beards to the “Empress of Soul”

June 14, 2021

Britt Music & Arts Festival is excited to announce its first set of concerts for the 2021 Britt Presents season. In the first of two announcements, Britt invites music lovers…

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The Britt Festival Orchestra’s 2021 Season Features a Unique Musical Experience – Brush: Music in the Woodlands

June 7, 2021

The Britt Festival Orchestra (BFO) will present the world premiere of an experiential new work by the multi-faceted, Pulitzer Prize-winning musician and composer, Caroline Shaw. Under the leadership of the…

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Live Event Sector expresses concern over lack of reopening plans

April 5, 2021

OREGON – On March 31, 2021, representatives from Oregon’s live event sector attended a webinar with Governor Brown’s liaison Leah Horner and Dr. Dean Sidelinger from the Oregon Health Authority…

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Remembering Hannelore Enfield

December 22, 2020

A message from Music Director Teddy Abrams The Britt Festival Orchestra joins the southern Oregon community in mourning the loss of one of our dearest friends, Hannelore Enfield, who passed…

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Congrats Photo Contest Winners!

October 7, 2020

We’re excited to announce the “Your Britt Experience” Photography Contest winners. The photographs were judged by the Rogue Gallery. The four winners will each receive 4 tickets to Britt concerts…

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New Smoking Policy

October 1, 2020

Given the reality check of the devastating fires in our region, Britt Music and Arts Festival has chosen to be part of the solution by helping to protect, manage and…

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Please support our neighbors impacted by wildfires

September 16, 2020

The impact and losses from the southern Oregon wildfires have been devastating. Many people in our area have lost their homes, businesses, and all of their belongings. Many others have…

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Britt’s BFOnline streaming video series premieres in July and August

July 10, 2020

MEDFORD, OR – The Britt Festival Orchestra goes online this July and August as we revisit some of our favorite performances from past summers with Music Director Teddy Abrams. BFOnline…

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Britt announces Best of Britt benefit rescheduled to 2021 with ‘60s and ‘70s Happy Together Tour

June 23, 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…

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Teddy Abrams on the Jefferson Exchange

June 16, 2020

The Britt Festival Orchestra’s maestro Teddy Abrams was on the Jefferson Exchange on JPR’s News and Information channel June 2nd, 2020, talking about the issues we’re facing this year and our plans…

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Join the BrittKids Klub!

June 16, 2020

Is your child or grandchild stuck at home and needing something to do? BrittKids Klub to the rescue!  Visit BrittKidsKlub.org and download tons of FREE coloring and activity sheets featuring Scout…

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BrittVids and other Social Media Opportunities

June 16, 2020

Britt Education continues to curate BrittVids, a video series for your socially distant enjoyment. Sponsored by Southern Oregon Subaru, the series showcases musicians, artists, and storytellers sharing their craft with you…

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Sign the Petition: Help Britt Grow Our Season

June 15, 2020

Please sign our Petition Jacksonville will be without the Britt Music and Arts Festival (Britt) for the first time in 58 years due to COVID-19.  Though Jacksonville businesses and citizens…

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Message from the Britt Music and Arts Festival

June 5, 2020

Britt Music and Arts Festival understands the trauma and pain experienced by people of color throughout our history as a country. Britt condemns racism and injustice in all its forms,…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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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