News From Britt Hill – May 2016
The buzz around Britt’s 2016 line-up started with rumors that turned into reality. Yes, the “supreme” Diana Ross, along with her daughter, Rhonda Ross, is performing in Jacksonville this summer. Speaking of rumors, have you ever heard the gossip that Johnny Depp owns a house in the Applegate? I have heard that rumor for years and have never been able to confirm it. But I can confirm that he is going to perform on the Britt stage, along with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry (Aerosmith), as part of the Hollywood Vampires World Tour.
It really does not matter if you are a country, psychedelic rock, blues, jazz, or classic rock fan; this season covers the musical map and that map leads to the Britt hill. With three straight-up country acts—Justin Moore, Lee Brice and Hunter Hayes—this promises to be one of the strongest country lineups ever. Two worlds will collide when Les Claypool and Sean Lennon’s Delirium make for a crazy and fun psychedelic freak show. Britt favorites Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks are one of the most soulful and talented blues/rock bands touring today and will once again play our beautiful venue.
We also have a feast of music for classic rock fans. Starting with Eric Burdon and the Animals in June and ending with the Steve Miller Band in September, Britt will bring more than a half dozen classic rock bands to southern Oregon.
The Best of Britt featuring Lyle Lovett and his Large Band will take place Thursday, June 30, and is limited to only 425 tickets, with those attendees getting access to premium reserved seats. The best thing about the Best of Britt is that the proceeds from this event go directly to our education programs. We work hard year-round to provide students of all ages throughout the area with high-quality performing arts instruction through specialized summer camps, music appreciation programs, residencies and more. By attending this event, your support can provide a scholarship for a deserving student to attend one of our summer camps or help offset annual costs for instructors, travel, music rental and more.
Rumor has it…that this season’s killer line-up of shows will give concertgoers countless opportunities to experience once-in-a-lifetime moments of music on the hill that will stay with them forever. Carpe diem!