Each year, the Oregon Festival of American Music elects a figure from American musical history to honor and celebrate. In the ... More
Oregon Festival of American Music
Each year, the Oregon Festival of American Music elects a figure from American musical history to honor and celebrate. In the past, the festival has acknowledged the work of monumental figures like Cole Porter and Richard Rogers. This festival, which exceeds a week, is an exciting opportunity to hear all sorts of American music and to learn about the figures who have helped to shape it.
The best part about OFAM is all the amazing musicians nationwide that include it on their tours. From jazz, to classical to folk--it is all here! Their festivals, especially in August, are fantastic collabortations focussed on a popular composer. Not one night stands, but artists in residence for 2 weeks, interacting with each other and spurring each other on to new heights. Dick Hyman, Dave Bruebaker, Audra MacDonald, Michael Doucet, John Pizzarelli, Winton Marsalis, Yuri Rozum.
The staff's young and working hard to give you a good experience. The facility is fine--a rennovated church that is quite the show hall, with a wonderful Steinway and good accoustics. They have a great youth music program as well.
This Magnuson Hotels affiliate is located near the University of Oregon, Oregon County Fair, Alton Baker Park, Autzen Stadium, Multnomah
Greyhound Park, McDonald Theater and Oakway Golf Course. The Red Carpet Motel offers guests a free continental breakfast served ...