3 days of live music

Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2016

5 venues

Downtown Medford (Oregon)

(866) 448-1948


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…)
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 Bennet Quartet

If anyone can channel Benny Goodman, it’s Dave Bennett. In the early days of jazz, the clarinet joined with trumpet and (more…)
Cornet Chop Suey

Howiee’s – 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…)
Young Bucs

Howiee’s – Young Bucs

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

Inn at the Commons Grand Ballroom – 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
Young Bucs

Howiee’s – Young Bucs

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


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



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



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



 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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