Photo by Justin Briggs

February 16, 2018
Contact: Mike Gantenbein, Marketing Director, 541-690-3849,

Britt announces first group of concerts for the 2018 season

JACKSONVILLE, OR — Britt Music & Arts Festival announces its first group of concerts in 2018 season lineup, coming to the outdoor amphitheater on the Britt hill in scenic Jacksonville, Oregon this summer. The first of three scheduled season announcements presents a wide variety of musical artists, including the funk-rock of Primus, a capella choruses of Straight No Chaser, stylized folk of Trampled By Turtles and indie rock band Dispatch with special guest and Britt fan favorite, Nahko and Medicine for the People. In addition, the Free Rein Summer Tour with Rebelution and Stephen Marley was previously announced Monday, February 5.

With this announcement, there will be a Member pre-sale before tickets go on sale to the general public at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 9th. Details below:

Feb 16-25: Members may submit orders

Feb 26: Orders processed according to membership level

Mar 5-8: Sales open to members online

Mar 9: General public sales begin

Britt has changed its announcement schedule this season. Instead of announcing all of the concerts in April, Britt has scheduled three announcements: one each in February, March and April. The new announcement schedule is designed to make it easier for patrons to plan their summer entertainment, based on patron requests. Two more Britt season announcements revealing artists for the 2018 Britt Music & Arts Festival will occur on March 16 at 10:00 a.m. and Thursday, April 12 at 6:00 p.m., during the annual Season Announcement party.

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 2018 concert line-up as of this announcement is:

June 26: Primus & Mastodon

June 28: Trampled By Turtles with special guest Deer Tick

July 14: An Evening with Straight No Chaser

August 16: Free Rein Summer Tour 2018 with Rebelution, Stephen Marley, Common Kings, and Zion I

August 23: Dispatch with special guest Nahko & Medicine for the People

For more details on each artist, see the attached “Extras” document. Artist photos and bios are located in the Britt “2018 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