Photo by Justin Briggs

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

2nd Britt announcement adds more musical variety and a visit from New Orleans

JACKSONVILLE, OR — With its second season announcement for 2018, Britt Music & Arts Festival is adding a variety of popular music artists to the summer line-up. Britt fan favorite Michael Franti & Spearhead returns Saturday, June 16 for the 13th year in a row with both an afternoon family matinee as well as their main concert that night. Ziggy Marley kicks off on June 12 with classic reggae. Folk punk rockers the Violent Femmes and rock legend Chris Isaak will also play on the main stage in June. In July, catch rising star Father John Misty and flash back to the 60’s with the Happy Together Tour, featuring the Turtles, Chuck Negron (formerly of Three Dog Night), Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Association, Mark Lindsay (former lead singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders) and The Cowsills. In September, Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown will celebrate New Orleans’ 300th anniversary at Britt with Trombone Shorty, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New Breed Brass Band, and Galactic.

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, April 6th. Details below:

Mar 16-25: Members may submit orders

Mar 26: Orders processed according to membership level

Apr 2-5: Sales open to members online

Apr 6: General public sales begin

Britt has changed its announcement schedule this season. Instead of announcing all of the concerts in April, Britt is providing 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. The final Britt season announcement revealing artists for the 2018 Britt Music & Arts Festival will occur on Thursday, April 12 at 6:00 p.m., during the private 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 12: ZIGGY MARLEY Rebellion Rises 2018 Tour

June 16: Michael Franti & Spearhead (Children’s Matinee and Evening concerts)

June 19: Violent Femmes

June 20: Chris Isaak

June 21: BEST OF BRITT with Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox (Fundraiser and Concert)

June 26: Primus & Mastodon

June 28: Trampled By Turtles with special guest Deer Tick

July 14: An Evening with Straight No Chaser

July 18: Happy Together Tour 2018

July 20: Father John Misty

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

September 7: Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown

Tickets are already on sale to the general public for the following events: Best of Britt (event only), Primus & Mastodon, Trampled By Turtles, Straight No Chaser, Free Rein Summer Tour, Dispatch with 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