Britt heats up for summer concerts
Tickets for Britt Festivals summer concert season at the Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville will be available to the general public starting Friday, April 13. Tickets can be purchased online at the box office, 216 W. Main St., Medford, online at brittfest.org or by calling 541-773-6077 or 800-882-7488. Britt’s box office is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Britt's festivities kick off Saturday, June 4, with the annual Taste of Summer celebration in downtown Jacksonville. From noon to 4:30 p.m., visitors can look for wine tastings, live music, art, food, street performers and family activities at the free event.
Concerts begin Thursday, June 16, with Slightly Stoopid, joined by Zion I, The Grouch, Eligh and Grammy-winning band SOJA.
Electric blues rockers Eric Burdon and the Animals, with openers The Weight, will follow on Friday, June 17; then rock band Chicago on Tuesday, June 21; and Mississippi rock band 3 Doors Down on Wednesday, June 22.
On Thursday, June 30, the festival will host its Best of Britt benefit — a gala of food and wines from local restaurants and wineries, a silent auction full of concert packages, topped off with a concert with Lyle Lovett and his Large Band. All-inclusive tickets for this event are available, as well as tickets to the concert only.
That is just some of the excitement awaiting visitors in June. Here's the remainder of the 2016 Britt Festivals season:
July 2: ZZ Ward / JJ Grey & Mofro / Allen Stone
July 3: Trio Case, k.d. lang and Veirs
July 5: Diana Ross / Rhonda Ross
July 7: Brian Regan / Dan Cummins
July 14: Nahko & Medicine for the People
July 21: Grace Potter
July 22: The Claypool Lennon Delirium
July 23: Hollywood Vampires (Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Joe Perry)
July 28: The Piano Guys
July 29-30: Britt Orchestra performs at Crater Lake National Park
July 30: Justin Moore
Aug. 5: Britt Orchestra w/ Ray Chen
Aug. 6: Britt Orchestra w/ Jeremy Denk
Aug. 8: Britt Orchestra's Shakespeare and Song
Aug. 13: Britt Orchestra's Mahler’s Resurrection
Aug. 14: Britt Orchestra's Symphony Pops w/ Halie Loren
Aug. 19: Britt Orchestra w/ Yefim Bronfman
Aug. 20: Britt Orchestra's Crater Lake Piece & Orchestra Showcase
Aug. 22: Fitz and the Tantrums
Aug. 24: Gipsy Kings
Aug. 25: Hunter Hayes
Aug. 26: Buena Vista Social Club presents Omara Portuondo & Eliades Ochoa
Aug. 27: Rising Appalachia
Aug. 30: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
Sept. 1: Steve Miller Band w/ Curtis Salgado
Sept. 3: Michael Franti & Spearhead
Sept. 9: Colvin & Earle
Sept. 12: Tedeschi Trucks Band
Sept. 14: Lee Brice
Sept. 15: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band — 50 Years of Dirt
Sept. 16: Get the Led Out — The American Led Zeppelin
Sept. 17: Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally
Sept. 20: Gavin DeGraw / Andy Grammer