The Oregon Coast Music Festival , the longest running music festival on the Oregon Coast, is coming back this month and better than ever! This year’s festival line-up features artists from a variety of genres in venues throughout the Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston area ranging from American standards, modern folk, musical theatre, blues, indie, classical, jazz and so much more. Ticket prices to these concerts range from $10- $50. and many events are free with donations gladly accepted.
The concert schedule below is supplemented with Noon Lectures with Adam Stern on July 22nd, 24th, and 26th and a Youth Interpretive Workshop on July 25th at 10am.
Saturday, July 13th at 12 p.m.~ OCMA Festival Outdoor Kickoff at Mingus Park The 2019 festival will kick off this Saturday, July 13th at noon with a performance by the Bay Area Concert Band in beautiful Mingus Park. Bring a blanket, a chair and enjoy the music! No ticket required, donations gladly accepted.
Tuesday, July 16 at 7 p.m.~ John Craigie at OIMB Boathouse, Charleston Renowned for his eloquent Americana style, engaging live shows, and off-the-cuff clever observations, John Craigie carries on the legacy of classic singer-songwriters, while blazing a trail of his own. His music speaks loud to both audiences and fellow artists. Event is sponsored by 7 Devils Brewery.
Wednesday, July 17, at 7 p.m. ~ Delta Bluesmen David Pinsky & Phil Newton at Liberty Pub, North Bend (21 and over) This acoustic/electric duo has been a big part of the Southern Oregon Blues scene for more than 30 years. David’s propulsive guitar, welded with Phil’s harmonica chops, provide a steady groove reminiscent of the 60’s Chicago style duets. $10 Admission
Thursday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. ~ River Whyless at Front Street Provisioners, Coos Bay This Asheville, North Carolina folk-rock quartet will mesmerize audiences with exceptional songwriting and vocal talents as well as a special blend of violin, guitars, drums, harmonium, cello, banjo, toy piano and vocal harmonies. Event is sponsored by 7 Devils Brewery. .
Thursday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. Sarah Shook and the Disarmers at 7 Devils Public House, Coos Bay. Inspired by artists such as the Sex Pistols, Elliott Smith and Hank Williams, Sarah Shook sings with confidence, control, and at times, a hint of menace. The Disarmers match her on every track, coloring the tales of resilience and empathy with as much urgency as ever as well as a broader sonic sweep. This event is free and sponsored by 7 Devils Brewery.
Saturday, July 20, 2019 ~ Che’s Lounge the Band at Shore Acres State Park, Charleston Join the celebration of the return of the Shore Acres outdoor concert and picnic! Che’s Lounge, a local favorite, combines elements of Funk, Jazz, Soul, and New Americana with expressive songwriting and masterful vocals, bass, guitar, keyboard and percussion. Event is sponsored by Friends of Shore Acres, Christine Moffitt. Admission is free.
Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 2 p.m. ~ Jazz at the OIMB Boathouse with Aaron Johnson Trio The Aaron Johnson Trio will perform a range of classical Jazz compositions as “Bernstein and Beyond: from West Side Story to Gershwin’s New York”. This event is sponsored by Blair Holman & Ginny Tabor and features a catered reception at Intermission by Black Market Gourmet.
Sunday July 21 at 2 p.m. ~ Salute to Children’s Musicals at Dolphin Playhouse, Coos Bay From the Wizard of Oz to Mary Poppins and Beauty and The Beast, the Dolphin Players Salute presents a family-friendly tribute to musical theatre classics and new works featured on Broadway and in film. This performance is free, donations gratefully accepted. For reservations or more information, contact the Dolphin Playhouse at 541-808-2611, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Monday July 22 at 7 p.m. ~ Salute to Children’s Musicals at Dolphin Playhouse, Coos Bay.
July 23rd at 7:30 p.m. ~ Orchestra Concert I: “World Premiere Night” at Marshfield High School Auditorium, Coos Bay The one-and-only Festival Orchestra, an 80-piece professional orchestra comprised of elite regional, national and international musicians will be led once again by renowned conductor, Maestro James Paul. The program will feature selections by Mozart, Runestad and Stravinsky. Concert I tickets are $20-$25.
Wednesday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m. ~ Sarah Shook and the Disarmers at 7 Devils Public House, Coos Bay. This event is free and sponsored by 7 Devils Brewery.
Thursday, July 25th, 7:30 p.m.~ Pops Concert: “Youth Has No Age” at Marshfield High School Auditorium, Coos Bay
Music for, by, and about children, featuring music from the films The Wizard of Oz and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, a medley from the musical Annie, and Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf narrated by Maestro James Paul. Additional youth interpretive workshop provided at rehearsal by Assistant Conductor Adam Stern. Tickets are $20-$25. Click here for tickets.
Saturday July 27th 2019 at 7:30 p.m. ~ Orchestra Concert II: “Musical Magic” at Marshfield High School Auditorium, Coos Bay. Maestro James Paul and the Festival Orchestra will close out the 2019 Oregon Coast music festival with an evening of musical magic featuring works by Brahms, Sibelius, Faure and Copland. Listening to these talented musicians perform under the direction of a world-class conductor is a special opportunity for South Coast residents and visitors to experience classical music as it was intended to be heard. Concert II Tickets are $15- $25.
Tickets to many of these events will be available for purchase at Off the Record in the North Bend Bi-Mart Shopping Plaza. 2227 B Newmark Ave, North Bend, OR 97459 – (541) 751-0301. For detailed info and tickets visit www.oregoncoastmusic.org or call 541-269-0938.
Be sure you leave time between performances to enjoy our area’s attractions and state parks, beaches, delicious seafood, sand dunes, fishing and more!