(August 7-11, 2012) The Oregon Festival of American Music (OFAM) showcases a wide variety of interdisciplinary arts with a heavy focus on jazz and the American musical theater idiom. Each year in midsummer, the festival presents concerts and musicals centered around a theme, often focused on the songbooks of composers like Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and George Gershwin, or a specific American style, such as Ragtime, movie music or “hot” jazz.
Concerts are performed at the John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts in beautiful downtown Eugene and a number of other notable spaces, including the beautiful Silva Concert Hall at the Hult Center. Ticket prices vary widely depending on the performance and the venue.
Oregon Festival of American Music Information
- Public Transportation: Varies by venue
- Handicapped Accessibility: Depends on venue, but generally good
- Performances/Programs: Approximately 20 performances each festival
- Ticket Prices: Vary ($8-$48) depending on seating and a number of available discounts
- Group Tickets: Purchases of 8 or more tickets receive a 15% discount; purchases of 20 or more tickets receive a 20% discount
- Other Discounts: Youth (high school and younger) receive a 50% discount
- Subscriptions: Individual purchases of 4-7 tickets receive a 15% discount; 8 or more tickets receive a 20% discount. Evening and Matinee ticket packages reflect a 20% discount. ’The Whole Shebang’ package reflects a 25% discount.