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Shore Acres State Park
Charleston, 97420 | Map It
541-269-0215 •

IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild

Aug 10 - Aug 11, 2021

IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild™

AT SHORE ACRES STATE PARK - August 10 and 11 at 6:00pm

Hunter Noack, classical pianist plays concerts “in the wild”. Photo credit: Ed Schmidt

Photo courtesy of IN A LANDSCAPE. Photo by Ed Schmidt

Founded in 2016 by classical pianist Hunter Noack, IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild is an outdoor concert series where America’s most stunning landscapes replace the traditional concert hall. We bring a 9-foot Steinway grand piano on a flatbed trailer to National Parks, urban greenspaces, working ranches, farms, and historical sites for classical music concerts that connect people with each landscape.

To meet the acoustical challenges of performing in the wild, music is transmitted to concert-goers via wireless headphones. No longer confined to seats, you can explore the landscape, wander through secret glens, lie in sunny meadows, and roam old-growth forests.


Perched on craggy sandstone cliffs high above the ocean, Shore Acres State Park celebrates two sorts of beauty: ruggedly organic and masterfully constructed.

Once the grand estate of timber baron Louis J. Simpson, Shore Acres features a formal garden inspired by the original, with plants and flowers from all over the world. Visitors find a Japanese-style garden with a lily pond and two carefully curated rose gardens that include All-American Rose Selections. For a schedule of what’s in bloom, visit the Friends of Shore Acres website.

Get here early to explore trails beyond the garden that lead to a secluded ocean cove at Simpson Beach. And on your way, stop at Sunset Bay State Park, just one mile north of Shore Acres. Sunset Bay offers overnight camping facilities and a sheltered beach. One mile to the south, Cape Arago State Park has hiking trails, picnic tables, and excellent opportunities for viewing tidepool life and the offshore colonies of seals and sea lions on Shell Island and Simpson Reef, part of Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge. All three parks are connected by a segment of the Oregon Coast Trail.

-Thanks to Oregon State Parks for sharing this information.

Hunter Noack, classical pianist.

Photo courtesy of IN A LANDSCAPE. Photo by Zach Lewis


Purchase Tickets for Tuesday, 8/10/2021 - 6:00pm Concert

Purchase Tickets for Wednesday, 8/11/2021 - 6:00pm Concert

Tickets are required to join this event due to COVID-19 restrictions on capacity.

  • Regular tickets are $30
  • Limited number of FREE tickets available for Coos County residents - SOLD OUT BOTH NIGHTS
  • Limited number of FREE tickets available for Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card holders - SOLD OUT AUG 10
  • Limited number of FREE tickets available for ages 25 and under - SOLD OUT BOTH NIGHTS

If you need assistance in purchasing tickets, email our ticketing office at


With your ticket you have two audio options to enjoy the full IN A LANDSCAPE experience:

  • Pick up your reserved, sterilized headset at check-in, or
  • Bring your own headphones. Scan QR code at check-in to listen via audio app download on a personal device. (available for iOS and Android)


No chairs will be provided. Please bring low-back chairs. (maximum measurements: 33” from top of chair to ground, 8” from seat of chair to ground.). Those with high-back chairs will be asked to sit on the outer edges to avoid blocking the view of those behind you. Please see COVID SAFETY section below for distancing requirements.

Photography used in this Event Listing are Courtesty of IN A LANDSCAPE and Credited to: Zach Lewis, Cameron Edens, Ed Schmidt, and Joey Hamilton.



Shore Acres State Park sits high on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, 13 miles southwest of Coos Bay/North Bend and US Highway 101. Take Cape Arago Highway from Coos Bay, the park is located about 4 miles west of the small fishing village of Charleston.

$5.00 per day parking fee at Shore Acres State Park. Cash only, credit and debit cards not accepted. A valid annual State Park Pass or Oregon Coastal Pass will be accepted for parking.


Please arrive 30-60 minutes prior to concert time in order to reach the site, check in, and get your headphones prior to start time.


No animals are permitted in the formal gardens, except for service animals. You are responsible for picking up after your pet.


Outside food/drink is permitted.


Restrooms will be available on site.


Smoking is prohibited at all times. FIRE DANGER IS VERY REAL, and we acknowledge this with the utmost seriousness. Help us keep the area safe!


There is a paved path from the parking lot to the concert site.


Cell coverage on Oregon’s rural roads and in remote concert locations is unpredictable. Please be aware that you may not have a signal in all locations. Please print or download directions before you leave.


This is a rain or shine event. We encourage guests to bring rain protection as needed. In the case of extreme weather or severe smoke, IAL will cancel by 9am the day of the performance and notify all ticketed patrons.


Safety is our primary concern. Face masks will be required for admittance and must be worn at all times, except when seated in your personal area. Please allow for 6’ of spacing between your group and the closest neighboring group, including staff, volunteers, and artists. IN A LANDSCAPE monitors will be roaming on-site to assist you. Please see note in “SEATING” for chair placement. COVID-19 resources for Oregon


IN A LANDSCAPE will adhere to restrictions put in place by the local State and County. If the concert is canceled due to updated COVID-19 restrictions, all guests will receive a full refund.

Shore Acres State Park
Charleston, 97420 | Map It
541-269-0215 •
(541) 269-0215
50 Central Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420

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