Florence Winter Music Festival 2022 is coming | Local News
“We’re back,” said Kirk Mlinek, president of the Florence Winter Music Festival. “Once again, music fans can warm up their winter with searing bluegrass, heartwarming traditional and new folk, and Americana on the go.
This year’s headliner is Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Karla Bonoff.
“After carefully going through the known facts and the many uncertainties, our organizing committee has determined that our wonderful festival is ready for a relaunch for 2022 with incredible music, performance workshops, jam sessions, food and performances. drinks, ”Mlinek said.
The festival, which annually draws participants from all western states, this year will feature two days featuring six bluegrass, folk and American music groups by Grammy Award winners and nationally touring groups.
The annual event is in its 20th year, with the exception of the season interrupted by COVID last year. The concerts will take place at the Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. in Florence. It is produced by a dedicated team of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers from the non-profit Florence Arts, Culture & Entertainment association.
The Friday, Jan. 28 lineup includes Growling Old Men at 7 p.m. and Appalachian Road Show at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 29, with Pretty Gritty at 1 p.m., Growling Old Men at 2:15 p.m. and Mary Flower at 3 a.m. : 30 pm Saturday night’s opening act is festival favorite Kristen Grainger and True North at 7 p.m. and headliner Karla Bonoff at 8:30 p.m.
The festival kicks off with a free mini-concert for True North Duo audiences on Friday, January 28 at 5:00 p.m. at the Oregon Pacific Bank main branch, 1355 Highway 101 in Florence.
Mlinek said this year’s festival experience will include more workshops, room for music-related vendors, more space for jams, and food options, all to please. Visit WinterMusicFestival.org for schedules, artist profiles, early bird ticket prices and more.
FACE has made COVID-19 safety a top priority of the festival and as such attendance and participation in all Winter Music Festival activities will require full proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test result within 72 hours after the first entry into the festival venue. No on-site test will be available. All national or local mask requirements and other protocols will be followed.
“We believe the Florence Events Center is the best concert venue on the Oregon Coast because of its exceptional acoustics, state-of-the-art sound and light systems, and superb 455-seat theater.” , added Mlinek. “Our old performers agree.”
For more information on Florence Arts, Culture & Entertainment (formerly Friends of the Florence Events Center), its many events, or how to become a member or volunteer, contact President Rachel Pearson at 541-997-1994.