Photo by Justin Briggs

March 15, 2019

Contact: Mike Gantenbein, Marketing Director, 541-690-3849,

2nd Britt Music & Comedy announcement brings more musical variety this summer

JACKSONVILLE, OR — With its second season announcement for 2019, Britt Music & Arts Festival is adding a variety of popular music artists to the summer Music & Comedy line-up with several returning artists and a couple of new bands for the Britt audiences. The first concert from this set of concerts features Jim James, of My Morning Jacket fame, co-billed with The Claypool Lennon Delirium on June 28. Two nights later, Lyle Lovett and his Large Band returns once again with his lush, country flavored big band. Britt fan favorite Michael Franti & Spearhead returns for the 14th straight season on Tuesday, July 2. Friday, July 5, Britt presents Umphrey’s McGee, an instrumentally intricate and entertaining rock band, for the first time. Later in July, the incredible dynamic duo of acoustic guitars, Rodrigo y Gabriela, bring their unique brand of guitar wizardry back to the Britt main stage. Finally in this announcement, Britt welcomes another Britt fan favorite from down under – John Butler Trio+, with rising artist Trevor Hall opening the show. Also included with this announcement, concert-only tickets for Kris Kristofferson will be made available for Member pre-sale and general public sales following the schedule below.

There will be a Member pre-sale with this announcement, before tickets go on sale to the general public at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 8th. Details below:

Mar 15-24: Members may submit orders

Mar 25: Orders processed according to membership level

Apr 1-7: Sales open to members online

Apr 8: General public sales begin

Britt has changed its announcement schedule. Instead of announcing all of the concerts in April, Britt is providing three announcements: one each in February, March and April. This announcement schedule is designed to make it easier for patrons to plan their summer entertainment. The final Britt season announcement revealing artists for the 2019 Britt Music & Comedy Season will occur on Thursday, April 11 beginning at 5:45 p.m.

Britt Music & Arts Festival is a member-supported non-profit organization and the Pacific Northwest’s longest running outdoor music and performing arts festival. Set among majestic ponderosa pines and native madrones, the vast hillside estate of gold rush era pioneer Peter Britt forms a natural amphitheater of unparalleled beauty, where internationally renowned artists perform every summer. For more than 50 years, Britt’s world-class performances, spectacular views, and casual, relaxing atmosphere have attracted thousands of music lovers from all over the West.

The 2019 concert line-up as of this announcement is:

June 13: RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles

June 21: Sublime With Rome

June 28: Jim James + Claypool Lennon Delirium Tour

June 30: An evening with Lyle Lovett and his Large Band

July 1: Best of Britt with Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers

July 2: Michael Franti & Spearhead

July 5: Umphrey's McGee

July 17: Chicago

July 18: Rodrigo y Gabriela

July 21: Trampled By Turtles with The Dead South

August 13: The Piano Guys

August 16: The Mighty O.A.R. Summer Tour with American Authors

August 18: Iration – Live From Paradise! with Pepper, Fortunate Youth and Katastro

August 21: John Butler Trio+ with Trevor Hall

Tickets are already on sale to the general public for the following events: Best of Britt (event only), RAIN, Sublime with Rome, Chicago, Trampled By Turtles, The Piano Guys, O.A.R. and Iration.

For more details on each artist, see the attached “Extras” document. Artist photos and bios are located in the Britt “2019 Press Kit” Dropbox folder. If you require access, contact Mike G. (


Inspired by its intimate and scenic hillside venue, Britt Music & Arts Festival provides diverse live performances, an incomparable classical festival and dynamic education programs that create a sense of discovery and community. Since its grassroots beginnings in 1963, the non-profit organization has grown from a two-week chamber music festival to a summer-long series of concerts in a variety of genres, including a three-week orchestra season, and year-round education and engagement programs. For more information, visit