New Britt venue will offer more than concerts

Britt Festivals' new Performance Garden will feature concerts by local bands, hands-on events for all ages and free concerts offered in coordination with Britt's Classical Festival and education programs.

The Performance Garden, located just inside the main gates at the Britt park in Jacksonville, offers a smaller, more intimate venue, seating up to 150.

Programming was provided in part by an award from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation. The inaugural lineup includes:

  • June 20: Britt Rock Camp Student Showcase (free)
  • June 29: Uke-Along (free event)
  • July 9: Sing-Along with the Rogue Suspects (free)
  • July 25: Project Trio
  • July 27: Rhythm at Britt: Shake, Rattle and Roll with the Shakerman
  • July 31: "Once Upon a Star" Classical Children's Concert
  • Aug. 7: Master Class with violinist Augustin Hadelich
  • Aug. 10: Chamber Music Concert I with members of the Britt Orchestra (free)
  • Aug. 13: Chamber Music Concert II with members of the Britt Orchestra (free)
  • Aug. 16: Improvisation Workshop with Time for Three
  • Aug. 24: Dabbling in Dance with Salsa Brava
  • Aug. 30: Patchy Sanders
  • Sept. 4: Mariachi Brittfest with Las Colibri / Mariachi Centella / Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre

The Performance Garden also will serve as the setting for the Table Rock City pre-concert music series, Classical Festival pre-concert conversations, receptions and more. It also will be available to rent for weddings and special events.

Tickets for these events are on sale to Britt members now, and will go on sale to the general public Friday, along with the full 2014 Britt lineup. For full information about Britt's 2014 season and membership, visit www.brittfest.org or call 541-773-6077 or 1-800-882-7488.

Britt's box office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 216 West Main St. in Medford.


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