News From Britt Hill – June 2015
This is always an exciting month at Britt, as the anticipation for the summer concert season gives way to great music on the Hill. It’s also a time of several other celebrations and special events.
First off, as you can see on the cover of the June Jacksonville Review, we celebrate the 2015 Britt season through Sue Bennett’s work, “Moon Music.” Sue is an accomplished artist, and as a Britt neighbor and community member, we are thrilled to finally have her as our featured artist for this year’s Fine Arts Poster. You’ll also see this work on the cover of the 2015 Playbill when you come to concerts at Britt this summer. The poster itself is available for purchase in the Britt office.
On June 4, our Arts Career Exploration (ACE) students will present a concert in the Performance Garden with the indie band Portland Cello Project. For a year, 12 Medford High School district students have been learning about Britt and arts management through job shadowing, lessons, meetings and more. They are putting all of that learning to work in the production of a concert with the Portland Cello Project, on Thursday, June 4 at 8:00pm in the Performance Garden. The ACE students are managing all aspects of the concert, from marketing to box office to production of the concert itself. Come meet the ACE students and hear this great band in concert. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and free to children 12 and under. For more information, visit the Britt website at brittfest.org.
“Taste of Summer” has become a don’t-miss annual tradition. We’re happy to partner with the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and Jacksonville Oregon Business Association on Saturday, June 6, to present this half-day of wine tasting, music, food and more! This year, we are adding an “artisan’s alley,” with 12 carefully-selected artisans showing their wares on N. 3rd Street. It’s a perfect day to celebrate all the sights, sounds and shopping that Jacksonville has to offer.
Finally, of course, we have concerts! Starting on June 20, the Britt season has a little something for everyone, with great artists in classic rock, bluegrass, country, pop and more. This month, we’re proud to present concerts by Brit Floyd—The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show, Smash Mouth and Toad the Wet Sprocket, Chicago, and a co-bill with Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss and Union Station.
For tickets, or more information on any of these events, visit brittfest.org or call us at 541-773-6077.