JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — On Friday the Britt Arts & Music Festival made its second big announcement for the 2020 concert season lineup, adding to the five dates announced in the second week of February.
Now the season will include Blue Collar Comedy Tour favorite Ron White, and the return of Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals with his eclectic mix of blues, folk, soul, reggae, and rock music.
Britt Festival tickets
- Mar 13-23: Members may submit orders
- Mar 23-26: Orders processed according to membership level
- March 27: Sales open to members online
- March 30: General public sales begin
Hawaiian-based reggae band Iration also returns with their "Coastin’ Summer Tour" with Tribal Seeds and special guests. Indy pop artist Fitz & The Tantrums will be on the main stage, and the horn-powered classic rock band Chicago returns.
"The 2020 Britt Presents season continues to expand and many more concerts will be announced with the third Britt Presents Season Announcement, beginning at 6:00 p.m. on April 9," Brit said in a statement.
There will be a Member pre-sale with this announcement — before tickets go on sale to the general public Monday, March 30 at 10:00 a.m.
Here's the summer lineup as it has been unveiled so far:
- June 9: Tanya Tucker with special guest Aubrie Sellers
- June 14: Stick Figure - Once in a Lifetime Tour
- June 25: Ron White
- June 30: Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
- July 9: Best of Britt / Happy Together Tour
- July 23: Trampled by Turtles / Caamp
- August 20: Iration – Coastin’ Summer Tour with Tribal Seeds
- August 24: Fitz & The Tantrums
- August 30: An Evening with Pink Martini
- September 4: An Evening with Chicago
- September 18: Michael Franti & Spearhead / Bombargo
Tickets are already on sale to the general public for the following events: Best of Britt with the Happy Together Tour (benefit only), Tanya Tucker, Stick Figure, Trampled By Turtles, Pink Martini and Michael Franti & Spearhead. In addition, the full Britt Festival Orchestra Season is on sale.
With events curently being canceled left and right due to precautions over COVID-19, Britt also released a statement on the subject and outlined the steps it will be taking for the time being:
Today, the Britt Music and Arts Festival’s Board of Directors, out of an abundance of caution and in line with other performing arts organizations, made the difficult decision to cancel the Annual Season Announcement Party. Instead, we will be offering our 2020 Season Announcement as a virtual, social media driven event. The time and date will remain the same. Britt will begin the announcement on Thursday, April 9, 6:00 PM. Please tune into the Britt Facebook page or our website at brittfest.org to see a video presentation of our third season announcement and to see the Performance listings. It is going to be a great Announcement with many of your favorite performers coming to the Hill this summer!
Given that our first concert of the Season is not until June 9, we are confident that the Britt Season will go on as planned. Throughout these rapidly-evolving circumstances, Britt will continue to closely monitor updates provided by the CDC and Oregon Health Authority including all reported cases, locally, regionally, and nationwide. For now, the Shows will go on!
In the unlikely event that Britt and its artists are forced to cancel concerts due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, Britt will offer patrons three options for their purchased tickets. The first is a full credit valid through the 2020 and 2021 Britt seasons. The second, a donation of the value of the tickets to Britt, which is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. The third option, if they are unable to return this season or next, Britt will provide a refund for the tickets to the canceled performance.
While at this time the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 coronavirus in Jackson County is low, Britt’s administrative office is taking precautionary action so that our doors can remain open.