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Florence Winter Music Festival Information

What is the Florence Winter Music Festival (WMF)?

The Florence WMF is a family-friendly music festival with concerts in a beautifully appointed 400-seat theater. Genres include bluegrass, Americana, and folk music.  Enjoy the Winter Arts Festival, pie sale, two nights of jamming, and see and hear great music.

Where is the Florence WMF being held?

The Florence WMF takes place at the Florence Events Center (FEC) located at 715 Quince Street in Florence, OR.  The FEC is a soft seat theater with abundant free parking, plenty of jamming space, and is located near the merchants and restaurants on Bay Street.  All lodging is a short drive away.

How do I purchase tickets?

Tickets can be purchased through the FEC website by clicking here http://www.eventcenter.org/general/page/box-office.   Seating for Friday and Saturday nights is reserved seating; all other shows are general admission.  You will receive a ticket confirmation email immediately after your ticket purchase.  At the time of purchase, you will designate whether to print your tickets at home or have them held at Will Call.  Ticket options appear below.

2019 Winter Music Festival Ticket Options

Ticket Type

Early Bird (discounts valid up to midnight October 15, 2018)

Regular Price (effective October 16, 2018, and after)

2-Day Pass

$70

$80

3-Day Pass

$85

$95

Friday Night Bluegrass

$25

$28

Saturday Afternoon Americana

$17

$19

Saturday Night Headliners

$35

$40

Sunday Gospel

NA

$16

The 2-Day Pass is good for Friday night, Saturday afternoon, and Saturday night, and includes reserved seating for Friday and Saturday nights.  Saturday afternoon seating is general admission

The 3-Day Pass is good for ALL shows beginning Friday night.  Please be advised the seating for the Sunday afternoon gospel show is general admission.

Doors open one hour before showtime.  Shows begin at 7:00 PM on Friday, 11:30 AM for the Saturday daytime session, 7:00 PM on Saturday night, and 1:00 PM on Sunday afternoon.  Formal jams will be held at the ICM Restaurant located at 1498 Bay Street in Historic Old Town (http://www.icmrestaurant.com) and kick off at 9:00 PM on Friday and Saturday nights.  Informal jams are welcome most anywhere you choose to start one.

Where are the events located in the FEC?

Shows are held in the FEC theater.  Click here for the FEC floor plan (http://www.eventcenter.org/general/page/floor-plans). Click here for the theater seating chart (http://www.eventcenter.org/general/page/florence-events-center-theatre).

 

Where do I park and how much does it cost?

Parking at the FEC is free.  Adjacent street parking is available for overflow parking.

How long does the Florence Winter Music Festival last?

A Florence WMF weekend is 3 days long. People begin gathering for the weekend as early as Thursday and some stay through Monday. For those with not quite as much time or devotion, single day ticket options are readily available. The first show begins at 7:00 PM on Friday, Saturday around noon, and at 1:00 PM on Sunday.  The festival ends in the later afternoon on Sunday.  The Winter Arts Festival opens at 11:00 AM on Saturday and closes Sunday afternoon.  Saturday’s pie sale lasts until the last slice is enjoyed. 

What times are the shows?

Show times are fixed, as noted below.  There is a 30-minutes break between each show.    Browse the Arts Festival, have a piece of pie, enjoy sumptuous food choices from the on-site caterer, and come on back for more great music.

Friday: Shows begin at 7 PM

Saturday:  Shows run from 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM, and from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

 Sunday: Shows start at 1:00 PM and end no later than 4:00 PM.

The Friday and Saturday jams are located at the ICM Restaurant at 1498 Bay Street in the heart of the historic district.  Jams start at 9:00 PM and end at 11:00 PM.

What type of music is played at the Festival?

Styles of music at the Florence WMF include bluegrass, Americana, singer-songwriter, folk, and gospel.  Jam sessions are sure to reflect this diversity of styles with young and old alike participating.  Don’t’ leave home without your instrument! 

Are workshops available and do they cost extra?

Currently, the Florence WMF does not offer workshops.  We understand that many attendees want the opportunity to learn from touring artists.  As the festival continues to grow it is our plan to add workshops in the future.  Stay tuned! 

 

Do I have to buy additional tickets to see certain shows?

Your weekend pass (3-Day Pass) gets you into ALL shows.  Your 2-Day Pass is good for all shows EXCEPT the Gospel show on Sunday.  Single day tickets also are available for Friday Night Bluegrass, Saturday Afternoon Americana, Saturday Night Headliners, and the Sunday Gospel Gathering.  Please remember that if you plan to only attend the events on Saturday, a separate ticket is required for Saturday afternoon and another ticket for the Saturday night shows. 

Access to the Florence Regional Arts Alliance Winter Arts Festival, the pie sale, and jams is free to all!  Come and enjoy!

What is the seating policy?

Seating for Friday and Saturday night shows is reserved; all other seating is general admission.  Seating choices are made at the time of your ticket purchase, whether online, on the phone, or at the box office.

What is your refund policy?

The Florence WMF does not issue refunds. Exceptions, of course, are made for medical or family emergencies. 
No refund requests of any kind will be processed, responded to or otherwise acknowledged from the third week in January through the second week in February. We simply do not have the capacity during this time to work on refunds. Please respect this.

 

I've never been to Florence before. Where can I get information on the city?

When planning your trip to the Florence WMF this year, the best place to find information about all things Florence is at www.florencechamber.com.  As the City of Florence’s premier online address, this is your definitive city guide for What to Do, Where to Go, What's New and What's Happening in and around town.

I'm planning on coming in my RV. Is there an RV park nearby?

The Oregon Coast is a mecca for the recreational vehicle enthusiast, and Florence is no exception.  RV parking in and around Florence is plentiful, affordable, and convenient and daily rates begin at $36.  A quick online search will give you the options you want.

Are there any good restaurants in the area?

In addition to on-site catering at the FEC, there are many restaurants within a short drive from the FEC.  The FEC is close to dining and shopping on Bay Street, the city’s historic downtown.  It’s only a few more blocks to Highway 101, home to more restaurants and several grocery stores.  This is our recommended dining list.  While it may be added to, these are the folks who have agreed to tangibly support the festival in one way or another.


As festival time approaches continue to check back to this page for updates.