Photo by Justin Briggs

April 11, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Mike Gantenbein, Marketing Director, 541-690-3849, mike.g@brittfest.org

Britt’s final Music & Comedy Season Announcement offers wide variety and popular artists

JACKSONVILLE, OR — Britt Music & Arts Festival has announced the remaining concert schedule for 2019 at its annual Music & Comedy Season Announcement Party on Thursday, April 11, unveiling 16 more concerts for the summer festival, with wide variety and big names. Highlights of the announcement include 90’s pop icon Alanis Morissette (June 23), singer-songwriter Jackson Browne (Aug. 7), rising country star Brett Young (Aug. 25), classic California surf band The Beach Boys (Sept. 7), alt-rockers Third Eye Blind (June 16), and popular 90’s band Cake (Aug. 22). In addition, a wide variety of musical styles are represented in this batch of shows. For folk lovers, The Wood Brothers and Colter Wall (Aug. 24), and rising Americana stars, Mandolin Orange (July 6) will perform. If you love 80’s pop, the Lost 80’s Live Tour (Aug. 29) will fill an evening of synth pop with bands A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, The Motels and more. Country fans have many choices, including Dwight Yoakam (July 7) and Chase Rice (June 14). The variety continues from down under with Australia’s Little River Band (June 19) and the Australian Pink Floyd Show (Sept. 15). Diana Krall (Sept. 13) returns with her jazzy, sultry vocals, plus an offshoot from the Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule (Aug. 30) takes the Britt stage. Blues fans can catch returning legend the Taj Mahal Quartet plus Marc Cohn featuring the Blind Boys of Alabama (Aug. 17). From reggae to country music to classic rock, folk, blues, pop and jazz – there is something for everyone in the 2019 Britt Music & Comedy Season.

“The diversity of our 2019 line-up reflects the diversity of our audience,” says President & CEO Donna Briggs.  “Once again, we are offering rich and relevant entertainment for everyone.”

See the full 2019 season line-up at brittfest.org/performances.

With this announcement, there will be a Member pre-sale before tickets for the newly announced shows before they go on sale to the general public at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 10.

Details below:

Apr 12 – May 6: Members may submit orders. Orders processed according to membership level.

May 6 – May 9: Sales open to members online

May 10: General public sales begin

Tickets are already on sale to the general public for the following events: RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles, Sublime With Rome, Jim James + Claypool Lennon Delirium, Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, Kris Kristofferson and the Strangers, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Umphrey’s McGee, Chicago, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Trampled By Turtles, The Piano Guys, O.A.R. with American Authors, Iration, and the John Butler Trio.

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. (mike.g@brittfest.org).

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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 www.brittfest.org.

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