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Have You Heard? Live Music Returns To The Region

The namesake half shell in Roseburg.

Venues big and small are quickly prepping for a compacted summer chock full of shows. We've compiled a list for you of what has been announced.

As vaccination numbers in Oregon and California continue to rise, and restrictions on large gatherings ease, venues throughout the region are rapidly mobilizing their forces to get some semblance of a summer concert season organized.

Though this list is changing by the hour, here's what we know so far.

Ashland Folk Collective announced a bunch of shows at Fry Family Farm in Medford, including three straight nights in mid-June with John Craigie that have already sold out.
July 17: Anna Moss & The Nightshades
July 24: Steve Poltz
July 31: Tony Furtado Trio
August 5: The Lowest Pair / David Jacob-Strain
August 19 & 20: Shook Twins
August 28: Jacob Jolliff Band

Dunn Ranch Center in Ashland is staging a concert season this summer with shows every Thursday.
June 17: The Brothers Reed
June 24: Paul Turnipseed Quartet
July 1: JD Berlingeri
July 8: The Fret Drifters
July 15: Eight Dollar Mountain
July 22: Clayton Joseph Scott
July 29: Phoenix & Friends
August 5: Maddy Joy & Josh Larson
August 12: Vince Herman and Friends
August 19: Rutendo Marimba
August 26: Alice DiMicele

Britt Music and Arts Festival: The first 'pop' shows will have been announced, with additional concerts to be announced later in the month. The City of Jacksonville agreed to an extended concert season for Britt this year, allowing a few shows to happen as late as mid-October. Bring a jacket!
August 3: Gladys Knight
August 4: Keb' Mo' and Band
August 12: Trampled by Turtles
August 17: ZZ Top
August 24: Fitz & The Tantrums
August 28: Pink Martini featuring China Forbes
August 29: Rebelution + Special Guests
September 1: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo

Elsewhere in the region, The Les Schwab Amphitheatre in Bend has been dropping show announcements every couple of days.
August 12: Rebelution
August 13: Mt. Joy and Trampled By Turtles
August 15: Dirks Bentley
August 17: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats with Delta Spirit
August 18: Primus
August 20: Atmosphere with Cypress Hill
August 21: Old Dominion with Caitlyn Smith
August 26: Dirty Heads & Sublime with Rome
August 29: Modest Mouse
September 4: Brandi Carlile
September 5: Brandi Carlile
September 6: Death Cab For Cutie with Deep Sea Diver
September 8: Dave Matthews Band
September 12: John Legend with The War & Treaty
September 17th: Lake Street Dive with Allison Russell
September 18: Needtobreathe
September 21: Greatest Hits of Foreigner
September 26: Lord Huron with Allison Ponthier
September 30: Luke Bryan with Runaway Jane
October 1: Luke Bryan with Runaway Jane
October 3: My Morning Jacket with Durand Jones & The Indications
October 7: 311

Roseburg's Music on the Half Shell will host six concerts this year in Stewart Park.
July 6th - MarchFourth Marching Band
July 13th - LeRoy Bell
July 20th - The Four Freshman
July 27th - Curtis Salgado
Aug 3rd - Tony Coleman's Tribute to the Three Kings
Aug 10th - Portland Jazz Allstars

Riverbend Live! in Winston has announced a 5-concert season to begin July 2nd at Riverbend Park.
July 2nd – Marc Broussard
July 9th – Ron Artis II & The Truth
July 16th – Dave Stamey and Chris Issacs
July 23rd/24th – Riverbend Live! Youth Theater presents Firebringer
July 30th – The Daddies

No official announcement yet from Redding's Cascade Theatre.

We will endeavor to keep you updated as best as we can with daily on-air concert announcements.

As FM Network Program Director and Music Director, Eric oversees many aspects of JPR's broadcast day. He still hosts the occasional Open Air or classical music shift, and is the driving force behind JPR Live Sessions - our popular series of live in-studio music performances and conversations.