Bill Maher and American Idol Live! added to 2014 Britt Festival lineup

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The Britt Festival, Southern Oregon’s summer concert series under the stars, announced an truly epic lineup of big names from across the musical spectrum including rock, pop, folk, bluegrass, country, classical and much more. This year’s schedule now includes shows by sardonic comic Bill Maher from HBO’s Real Time and American Idol Live!

The soul-inspired pop band Fitz and the Tantrums, folk legend Joan Baez, singer-songwriter Tori Amos, country rockers Montgomery Gentry, comic Brian Regan, reggae artist Matisyahu, indie darlings The Head and the Heart, blues/rock act Tedeschi Trucks Band, classic rocker Peter Frampton and pop/rock sensation The Fray are among the acts coming to Britt in the 2014 season.

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The current lineup is:

June 7: Taste of Summer (celebration in downtown Jacksonville)
June 16: The Fray / Barcelona / Oh Honey
June 21: Mavis Staples / Marc Cohn
June 22: Fitz and the Tantrums
June 23: Gavin DeGraw / Matt Nathanson / Mary Lambert
June 24: (afternoon) Franti Soulshine Yoga
June 24: (evening) The Soulshine Tour featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead, SOJA, Brett Dennen and Trevor Hall
June 26: Best of Britt benefit featuring Jake Shimabukuro
June 26: Jake Shimabukuro
June 27: Leftover Salmon featuring Bill Payne of Little Feat / Eight Dollar Mountain
June 28: Joan Baez
July 5: Pink Martini with singer China Forbes
July 16: Amos Lee
July 17: Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
July 18: Tedeschi Trucks Band
July 19: Tori Amos
July 26: Tommy Emmanuel / Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours
August 1: Britt Orchestra / Opening Night
August 2: Britt Orchestra / Andrew von Oeyen
August 8: Britt Orchestra / Béla Fleck
August 9: Britt Orchestra / Augustin Hadelich
August 15: Britt Orchestra / Storm Large / Julio Elizalde
August 16: Britt Orchestra / Symphony Pops / Time for Three
August 17: Britt Orchestra / Closing Night
August 19: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue / Galactic
August 20: American Idol Tour
August 21: Peter Frampton's Guitar Circus with Buddy Guy
August 22: Montgomery Gentry
August 23: Brian Regan
August 27: Matisyahu / Ozomatli / Makua Rothman
August 28: The Beach Boys
August 29: Bill Maher
August 31: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
September 2: The Head and the Heart
September 5: Rodney Carrington
September 6: Jennifer Nettles
September 7: The Avett Brothers
September 11: Creedence Clearwater Revisited

The Britt says that more may still be added.

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About Britt


Britt Festivals, a non-profit organization, is the Pacific Northwest's premier outdoor summer performing arts festival. Located in the historic 1850s gold rush town of
Jacksonville, Oregon, Britt presents dozens of summer concerts, featuring world-class artists in classical music, jazz, blues, folk, bluegrass, world, pop and country music. Britt's performance venue is a naturally formed amphitheater set among majestic ponderosa pines and native madrones on the beautiful hillside estate of 19th century photographer Peter Britt. Viewing a map of the facility will give you a clearer picture of how we have combined stadium seating within this natural setting. Tens of thousands of music lovers travel from all over the West to enjoy Britt's world-class performances, spectacular scenery and casual, relaxing atmosphere. Britt is a convenient day's drive from Seattle or San Francisco, and is located just five miles west of Southern Oregon's largest metropolitan area, Medford, and only 15 miles north of Ashland and the world-famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Oregon's only National Park, Crater Lake, is a scenic two-hour drive from Britt.