Diana Krall Cancels Britt Appearance

MEDFORD, Ore. –¬†Britt organizers regret to announce the Diana Krall’s appearance on Wednesday night has been cancelled.¬† According to Krall’s spokesperson, the singer and pianist is fighting a throat infection. Ticket holders for this concert have the following options: 1. Receive a refund. 2. Exchange tickets for another concert in the 2012 season, subject to … Continue reading »

Britt’s Classical Festival Starts

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — The Britt Festival is drawing in large crowds as it kicks off its 50th Anniversary Classical Festival. The Britt’s Classical Festival began the opening night with a champagne picnic and some food, and this opening night is special – the organization is celebrating its 50th year. The line up for this year … Continue reading »

Out & About: August 3, 2012

August 3, 2012 In the coming days, it’s a country-style barbeque, classical music in the moonlight, and a little bit of doo-wop; it’s all in this weekend’s “Out and About”. It’s a high-energy romp through the doo-wop era at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland. The Cabaret’s current musical production of “Life Could Be A … Continue reading »

Sign Language At The Britt Festival

By Ashley Hall JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — From the intimate stage setting, to the ability of patrons to bring in picnic baskets and wine, the Britt Festival is much more than a venue for musicians. Some would say it’s “an experience”, and one that people with disabilities don’t want to miss out on. Attending the Britt … Continue reading »

Rogue Valley Summer Events Bring Tourism Dollars

By Steven Sandberg MEDFORD, Ore. — The summer tourism season in Southern Oregon is booming, as several events bring thousands of visitors to the Rogue Valley and organizers say it’s a huge boost to the local economy. In just the past week, the Rogue Valley was host to several week-long events and the opening of … Continue reading »

The Britt’s Taste of Summer Draws Hundreds

By Sharon Ko JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Hundreds of people filled the streets for the annual “Taste of Summer” event. This year, the Britt brought in different vendors across Southern Oregon, like 19 different wineries, and it drew in visitors who normally wouldn’t stop by. “Just being out in the country, and feeling that old town … Continue reading »

Britt Turns 50: Making Music History

By Ron Brown JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — For more than 150 years, Jacksonville has been a symbol of Southern Oregon’s rich cultural heritage and this year marks the golden anniversary for the Britt Festival. Jacksonville is like a time machine, where the historic past blends with the present: old brick buildings, century-plus old homes and signs … Continue reading »

Britt Turns 50: Making the Festival a Reality

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — When John Trudeau and the others who helped launch the Britt Music Festival first saw this hillside, they said they could see the future. It’s hard to imagine that they could see fifty years into the future to today but with a lot of hard work by a lot of volunteers the … Continue reading »

Britt Turns 50: Expanding Performances

By Ron Brown JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — The Britt Festival was 15 years old in 1978 when one of the biggest changes took place: the opening of a new pavilion to replace the badly decaying old stage; it also marked the beginning of some much bigger changes for the Britt Festival. For the first 15 years … Continue reading »

Britt Turns 50: Looking Forward

By Ron Brown JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — With a new pavilion and summer-long music, dance and comedy programs, Britt Festival flourished under Ron McUne’s leadership. “When I took over the festival, we had about 700 members. And when I left, during the height of about 2005 or so, we had 3600 members! And a lot of … Continue reading »

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