Photo by Justin Briggs

April 12, 2018
Contact: Mike Gantenbein, Marketing Director, 541-690-3849,

Britt’s final Season Announcement brings big variety and big names

JACKSONVILLE, OR — Britt Music & Arts Festival has announced the remaining concert schedule for 2018, doubling the number of shows that have previously been announced while bringing big variety and big names. Britt is excited to announce concerts with 80’s sensation Boy George & Culture Club (Sept. 11), rising alt-pop stars Portugal. The Man, rocker and Grammy award winner Peter Frampton (Aug. 27), the laid-back songwriter Jason Mraz (Sept. 6), country star Jake Owen (Sept. 13), plus the hilarious antics of Jeff Dunham and his suitcase full of characters (June 24), to name a few. Fans of the fiery guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela will be pleased that they are returning (Sept. 12), and Britt fan favorite, Brandi Carlile, returns for her 8th visit to Britt (Aug. 24). In addition, there is a Bob Marley theme winding throughout the summer, kicking off the season with Ziggy Marley (June 12), featuring Stephen Marley on the Free Rein Summer Tour (Aug. 16), followed by The Original Wailers performing Bob Marley’s compilation album “Legends” in its entirety (Sept. 1). From reggae to country music to classic rock, folk and comedy – there is something for everyone in the 2018 Britt Season. See the full 2018 season line-up at

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 11th.

Details below:

Apr 13 – May 6: Members may submit orders

Apr 16: Orders processed according to membership level

May 7 – May 10: Sales open to members online

May 11: General public sales begin

Tickets are already on sale to the general public for the following events: Ziggy Marley, Michael Franti (both shows), Violent Femmes, Chris Isaak, Best of Britt, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, Primus & Mastodon, Trampled By Turtles, Straight No Chaser, Happy Together Tour, Father John Misty, Free Rein Summer Tour, Dispatch with Nahko & Medicine for the People, and Voodoo Threauxdown with Trombone Shorty.

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