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Florence Winter Music Festival

January 24, 2020 - January 26, 2020

Three days! Nine bands! Food and drink! Arts Fest! Jam sessions! Performance workshops!

A complete festival overview, with artist profiles and ticket prices, is available at WinterMusicFestival.org. Sea Lion Caves is this year’s Presenting Sponsor.

Friday Bluegrass–sponsored by The Old Town Inn:  Canadian mandolin master John Reischman and the Jaybirds at 7:00 p.m. and Kathy Kallick Band at 8:30 p.m. Kallick, a Grammy and IBMA award winner, was described as “jaw-dropping awesome” by the Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival. Friday’s shows are sponsored by The Old Town Inn in Florence.

Saturday Afternoon Americana–sponsored by The Waterfront Depot:  Saturday afternoon’s performances start with the soulful passion of blues and rock melded with the honesty of folk as presented by Mr & Mrs Something at 1:00 p.m., the deft finger work and smooth vocals of Nashville’s sought-after guitarist Jim Hurst at 2:15, and the multi-award-winning country/folk/bluegrass music of the Greg Blake Band at 3:45.

Saturday Evening Americana–sponsored by The River House Inn:  Starts at 7:00 with Circus No. 9, a hot band that represents everything that’s good about the new generation of acoustic music, blurring the lines between bluegrass, jazz, and rock. Headliner Livingston Taylor takes the stage at 8:30. Taylor deftly blends a range of musical genres—folk, pop, gospel, jazz—fusing it with upbeat storytelling and hit songs he’s written for his brother James.

Sunday Folk Music–sponsored by Bodega Wine Parlor:  Features True North Duo’s songwriting workshop at 10:30 a.m. At 1:00 p.m. the wildly creative Tyler Stenson, twice-named Portland’s performer-songwriter of the year, brings his “elegant folk” music as heard on SiriusXM’s Coffee House Radio to the stage. At 2:30 festival favorite True North’s Kristen Grainger and Dan Wetzel, performing as a duo, deliver their trademark powerhouse of intelligent, memorable songs and lush instrumentals and vocals, to wrap up the weekend.

In harmony with the music is the free Florence Regional Arts Alliance Winter Arts Festival. The group has assembled renowned local and regional artists and craftspeople to fill more than 20 booths with two- and three-dimensional art in a wide variety of media, personal care items, edibles, and adult potables. In addition to selling their works, select artists will demonstrate how their art or craft is created.

The Florence Winter Music Festival is produced by the 501 (c) (3) nonprofit Friends of the Florence Events Center, an all-volunteer membership organization that helps fund capital improvements and performance grants at the venue. To join, call the Florence Events Center at 541-997-1994.


January 24, 2020
January 26, 2020
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Florence Events Center
715 Quince St.
Florence, OR 97439 United States
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