3 days of live music

Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2016

5 venues

Downtown Medford (Oregon)

(866) 448-1948

info@somusicfest.org

15 bands from all over U.S.

over 100 hours of music

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL three days of live music

Beginning 12:30 p.m. Friday, September 30, until the finale’s conclusion at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, October 2, 15 bands will perform a total of 95 sets of dance-able music at five distinct venues, all within seven blocks in downtown Medford. More than 100 hours of musical entertainment, from jump jive, blues, doo wop, rockabilly, swing, zydeco, R&B, funk, and rock ‘n’ roll to jazz of all styles, are performed by the nation’s top festival bands from the east coast to the west. SOMF has attracted bands from 27 states, [read more]

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SOMF MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAM enriching our community youth

Our Legacy Youth Sponsor provides the funding for two bands to perform at more than 30 local elementary and middle school assemblies, four days prior to the Festival. Over 12,000 students learn about music through interactive entertainment. The rest of the year, SOMF’s Music Education programs supplement Jackson and Josephine County School’s music and orchestra programs, at all grade levels, providing classroom instructors, private music lessons, and musical instruments. SOMF’s Instrument Donation Program has collected more than 200 instruments since [learn more]

Every musician starts with a used instrument. SOMF’s Leave a Legacy campaign encourages individuals to donate their used instruments. Most schools offering band and/or orchestra programs simply do not have enough instruments to meet the demand of students exhibiting musical talent or a desire to play an instrument. Music instruments donated by our local community and Festival attendees help provide instruments to students exhibiting musical talent who may not be able to afford their own instrument. Without these generous donations, many students’ talents would never have been realized. SOMF’s annual Instrument Donation drive, has collected over 200 used and new instruments since its inception. Each instrument’s condition is assessed by [learn more]

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE follow the bands

Wally's Warehouse Waifs

Wally’s Warehouse Waifs

“America’s Most Entertaining Jazz Band…” Purveyors of Classic Jazz from Ragtime and the 20’s through the Swing Era and beyond. (more…)
Midiri Brothers

Midiri Brothers

The Midiri Brothers have made music, both jazz and classical, the focus of their lives since graduating (more…)
Young Bucs

Young Bucs

Whether it’s Gene Chandler’s “Duke of Earl” or “Little Darlin”, made famous by The Diamonds, (more…)
High Sierra Jazz Band

High Sierra Jazz Band

From the base of the Sierra California Foothills, High Sierra Jazz Band was formed in 1976. (more…)
Tom Rigney and Flambeau

Tom Rigney and Flambeau

After fifteen years as the leader and electrifying violinist of The Sundogs, fiddler/composer Tom Rigney steps out (more…)
Dave Bennett

Dave Bennett Quartet

If anyone can channel Benny Goodman, it’s Dave Bennett. In the early days of jazz, the clarinet joined with trumpet and (more…)
Carolyn Martin's Swing Band

Carolyn Martin’s Swing Band

Singer Carolyn Martin has been described as “… a winning throwback to the days where emotion was measured and (more…)
Cornet Chop Suey

Cornet Chop Suey

With a high-energy front-line and a powerful rhythm section they have at least a century of songs in their repertoire, (more…)
High Street Jazz Band

High Street Jazz Band

High Street started out in the early 90's as a quartet playing mostly jazz standards and performing mainly at (more…)

Gator Nation

Formerly known as Gator Beat, Gator Nation is the West Coast’s premiere Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans R&B band,  (more…)
Gino and the Lone Gunmen

Gino and the Lone Gunmen

A 3-piece band performing a rockin’ mix of ROCKABILLY, SWING, BLUES, COUNTRY, and Vintage ROCK and ROLL. (more…)
Wally's Warehouse Waifs

Wally’s Warehouse Waifs

“America’s Most Entertaining Jazz Band…” Purveyors of Classic Jazz from Ragtime and the 20’s through the Swing Era and beyond. (more…)
Twice As Good 2XG

Twice As Good 2XG

Twice As Good is the professional name of the music duo formed by Paul Anthony Steward (Son, born 1984) and (more…)

Gator Nation

Formerly known as Gator Beat, Gator Nation is the West Coast’s premiere Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans R&B band,  (more…)
Carolyn Martin's Swing Band

Carolyn Martin’s Swing Band

Singer Carolyn Martin has been described as “… a winning throwback to the days where emotion was measured and (more…)
Cornet Chop Suey

Cornet Chop Suey

With a high-energy front-line and a powerful rhythm section they have at least a century of songs in their repertoire, (more…)
Wally's Warehouse Waifs

Wally’s Warehouse Waifs

“America’s Most Entertaining Jazz Band…” Purveyors of Classic Jazz from Ragtime and the 20’s through the Swing Era and beyond. (more…)
Tom Rigney and Flambeau

Tom Rigney and Flambeau

After fifteen years as the leader and electrifying violinist of The Sundogs, fiddler/composer Tom Rigney steps out (more…)
Twice as Good 2XG

Twice As Good 2XG

Twice As Good is the professional name of the music duo formed by Paul Anthony Steward (Son, born 1984) and (more…)
Bob Draga With Friends

Bob Draga With Friends

Clarinetist Bob Draga has joined forces with three talented West Coast musicians to form the hottest  new quartet  (more…)
Bob Draga With Friends

Bob Draga With Friends

Clarinetist Bob Draga has joined forces with three talented West Coast musicians to form the hottest  new quartet  (more…)
Carolyn Martin's Swing Band

Carolyn Martin’s Swing Band

Singer Carolyn Martin has been described as “… a winning throwback to the days where emotion was measured and (more…)
Dave Bennett & The Memphis Speed Kings

Dave Bennett & The Memphis Speed Kings

Dave has put down his clarinet for a bit and joins drummer Hal Smith, guitarist Gino Meregillano and bassist Joe Jazdzewski (more…)
Young Bucs

Young Bucs

Whether it’s Gene Chandler’s “Duke of Earl” or “Little Darlin”, made famous by The Diamonds, (more…)
Carolyn Martin's Swing Band

Carolyn Martin’s Swing Band

Singer Carolyn Martin has been described as “… a winning throwback to the days where emotion was measured and (more…)

Gator Nation

Formerly known as Gator Beat, Gator Nation is the West Coast’s premiere Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans R&B band,  (more…)
Gino and the Lone Gunmen

Gino and the Lone Gunmen

A 3-piece band performing a rockin’ mix of ROCKABILLY, SWING, BLUES, COUNTRY, and Vintage ROCK and ROLL. (more…)
Tom Rigney and Flambeau

Tom Rigney and Flambeau

After fifteen years as the leader and electrifying violinist of The Sundogs, fiddler/composer Tom Rigney steps out (more…)
Twice As Good 2XG

Twice As Good 2XG

Twice As Good is the professional name of the music duo formed by Paul Anthony Steward (Son, born 1984) and (more…)
Bob Draga With Friends

Bob Draga With Friends

Clarinetist Bob Draga has joined forces with three talented West Coast musicians to form the hottest  new quartet  (more…)

FINALE

The Festival's finale at the Inn at the Commons Grand Ballroom includes performances by Carolyn Martin's Swing Band, Bob Draga & Friends, The Midiri Brothers, Cornet Chop Suey, Tom
Tom Rigney and Flambeau

Tom Rigney and Flambeau

After fifteen years as the leader and electrifying violinist of The Sundogs, fiddler/composer Tom Rigney steps out (more…)
Carolyn Martin's Swing Band

Carolyn Martin’s Swing Band

Singer Carolyn Martin has been described as “… a winning throwback to the days where emotion was measured and (more…)
Carolyn Martin's Swing Band

Carolyn Martin’s Swing Band

Singer Carolyn Martin has been described as “… a winning throwback to the days where emotion was measured and (more…)
Gino and the Lone Gunmen

Gino and the Lone Gunmen

A 3-piece band performing a rockin’ mix of ROCKABILLY, SWING, BLUES, COUNTRY, and Vintage ROCK and ROLL. (more…)
Young Bucs

Young Bucs

Whether it’s Gene Chandler’s “Duke of Earl” or “Little Darlin”, made famous by The Diamonds, (more…)

KOBI-TV Studio C – FINALE

The Festival's finale at KOBI-TV Studio C includes performances by Gator Nation, Gino and the Lone Gunmen, Dave Bennett & The Memphis Speed Kings, Twice as Good 2XG, and

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2016 BANDS see Festival Schedule for performance times and venues

Membership Levels and individual tickets

COUNT BASIE

$125

 One (1) 3-Day Festival Ticket
 Acknowledgement in program
 $50 Tax Deductible

DUKE ELLINGTON

$210

 Two (2) 3-Day Festival Tickets
 Acknowledgement in program
 $60 Tax Deductible

JOE 'KING' OLIVER

$325

 Two (2) 3-Day Festival Tickets with preferred seating
 Acknowledgement in program
 $175 Tax Deductible

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