JakeShimabukuroTickets are on sale now for Britt’s third annual summer fundraising event. The “Best of Britt” will be Thursday, June 26 on the Britt hill, and will feature headlining artist Jake Shimabukuro, who is widely acclaimed as an inventive master of the ukulele. Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit Britt’s music education programs.

The Best of Britt benefit is an evening of food, wine and music on the Britt hill. Tickets are $85 per person, and include a reserved seat to the concert, food from ten restaurants, and tastings from up to 20 local wineries. The evening is rounded out with an auction of Britt-themed packages, including a guitar signed by artists from the 2013 Britt lineup, special dinner and wine packages and more.

Proceeds from the Best of Britt benefit will help support Britt’s music education and engagement programs, which include summer music camps, elementary school music listening programs, workshops, college internships and the new “World of Work” program with the Medford School district.

Jake Shimabukro has won accolades from the disparate likes of Rolling Stone Magazine, Eddie Vedder, Perez Hilton and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and has earned comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. His work has gained worldwide recognition through a documentary about his life called Life on Four Strings, which won the Audience Awards at both New York City’s Gotham Independent Film Awards and the Ashland Independent Film Festival in 2013. He returns to Britt after an acclaimed performance in 2013.

Tickets for the “Best of Britt” are $85 per person, and are on sale to the general public now. Tickets can be purchased from the Britt box office at 541-773-6077, at 1-800-882-7488, or in person at 216 W. Main Street in Medford. More information about this event, or about other Britt programs, is available online at brittfest.org.

The full 2014 Britt lineup will be announced the evening of Wednesday, April 9.

Britt Festivals invites audiences and artists to celebrate the joy of live performance, the power of community, and the magic of the Britt Experience. Through on-going education and audience development programs, Britt educates new generations of listeners, helping them discover the wonder of music and performance. In addition to presenting concerts, Britt Festivals maintains a formal education program through the Britt Institute. Established in 1985, the Britt Institute hosts a wide variety of learning opportunities through a multi-faceted approach of summer camps, workshops, grade school programs, lectures and adult learning opportunities.