Britt Announces Classical Lineup

MEDFORD, OR – Britt’s Music Director and Conductor Teddy Abrams announces the 2015 Classical Festival, coming to Jacksonville for three weeks this August. The Classical Festival features seven orchestral concerts with highlights including: Carmina Burana, with the Southern Oregon Repertory Singers and the Rogue Valley Chorale, the first Britt performance of Stravinsky’s epic The Rite … Continue reading »

“Weird Al” Announced for Britt Lineup

JACKSONVILLE, Ore.– The Britt Festival is announcing the first act to this year’s lineup. Britt leaders said “Weird Al Yankovic” is coming to the venue on September 2. Members can start to buy tickets for the parody songwriter act on January 27th. The general public can then purchase them on the 30th. Britt officials said … Continue reading »

Summer Events Bring in Business

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Friday night, the duo Montgomery Gentry performed for thousands at Britt fest. Shops and bars in Jacksonville benefit when the Britt festival is booming. When the smoke blanketed Southern Oregon last year, the crowds and their cash stayed away. The Britt Fesstival in Jacksonville and Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, combined with the growing … Continue reading »

New Performance Garden at Britt

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — This year five out of the ten concerts here at Britt’s performance garden are free. The performance garden is also where most pre-concert music will play before each main stage concert. At a cost of just over a million dollars, paid for largely by grants and donations, this garden also solved a … Continue reading »

Britt Fest Patrons React To Improvements

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Jacksonville’s Britt Festival has officially started after Monday night’s sold out concert. Patrons enjoyed a concert from Oh Honey, Barcelona, and The Fray, and got a first look at some of the improvements that have been made to the venue. Some of those improvements were improved handicap accessibility, new walkways, and new bathrooms. The … Continue reading »

Britt Unveils Its New Playbill for 2014

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — The Britt Festival is unveiling its Fine Arts poster of 2014 tonight at 5:30 p.m. on the Britt stage. This year’s artwork is a collage with acrylic paint by Jerry Simon of Ashland. The poster is the 30th in a series celebrating Britt through visual arts. The reception is open to select … Continue reading »

Britt Festival Tickets On Sale Now

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Tickets are now on sale for the Britt Festival in Jacksonville. People stood in line around the Medford ticket office for hours early Friday morning. Ticket sales started at 9:00 a.m., but hopeful ticket holders of all ages woke up early to be the first in line. One man who was at … Continue reading »

Britt Festival 2014 Preview

MEDFORD, Ore. – The big announcement for the 2014 Britt Festival lineup happens tonight! This is the 52nd season for the music festival in Jacksonville. Organizers say about 60,000 people attend the summer festival to hear all genres of music. Artists at the festival range from classical, country, jazz, rock, pop, bluegrass and folk genres. Watch … Continue reading »

Britt Festival Construction for Summer

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Britt Festival administrators are taking advantage of the last few months before events start to make some big changes to the venue. The main project is the addition of a new Performance Garden that will replace the Table Rock Cafe Stage. Administrators say that the addition of the new smaller second stage … Continue reading »

New Music Director for Britt

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — One of Southern Oregon’s oldest and largest performance venues has a new music director of the classical festival. Britt officials announced Teddy Abrams as the new music director and conductor on Friday. Abrams beat 130 applicants from across the nation and from Europe. Abrams spent a week at Britt this summer leading the … Continue reading »

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