The Britt Festivals in historic Jacksonville is renowned for its beautiful atmosphere and high-caliber performers that draw visitors from around the country each summer.

The Britt Festivals in historic Jacksonville is renowned for its beautiful atmosphere and high-caliber performers that draw visitors from around the country each summer.

Readers' Choice voters' pick for Best Venue for Live Music, the Northwest's oldest outdoor music festival marked its 48th season with some 54,000 in attendance for 37 shows between June and September.

"The Britt hillside is a very special place to hear music," said Sara King Cole, the festival's marketing director. "It's just beautiful and you have this intimate experience with the artist and the community. People come out before the show to enjoy a picnic and a glass of wine. The whole experience makes it very special."

Other favorites: 4 Daughters Irish Pub and Shenanigans, both of Medford