Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2016

Downtown Medford (Oregon)

5 Venues

3 days of live music

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL three days of live music

Beginning 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 30, until the finale’s conclusion at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, October 2, 13 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]

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2016 FESTIVAL BANDS check schedule for performance times

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

FESTIVAL VENUES walk-able eateries and attractions

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