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The WMF is a family-friendly music festival with concerts in a state-of-the-art, 400-seat theater. The WMF spotlights Bluegrass, Americana, and Folk music. The fun begins on Friday evening and continues through Saturday and features performances by musicians known worldwide.
The WMF spotlights foot-stompin’ Americana, blazing-hot Bluegrass, as well as heartwarming traditional and new Folk. Our diverse lineup includes everything from artists just making their mark on the music scene to Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriters. There’s sure to be something for everyone. And, the ticketing format allows you to select the concerts you want to attend.
The WMF is held at the Florence Events Center located at 715 Quince Street in Florence, OR. The FEC is a soft-seat theater with state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems. The facility offers plenty of space to accommodate jam sessions, workshops, merchandise sales, and all things Festival related. The FEC is within walking distance to charming Bay Street in Old Town and lodging is nearby.
Mask Policy: Concert attendees are required to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. Masks must cover the nose and mouth and must be worn for the duration of the performance and at any time while inside the performance venue or in a place that doesn’t allow for social distancing. Wear a mask other than when taking bites of food or sips of a beverage.
Vaccination Policy: All Festival attendees ages 5 and older are required to show 1) proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result* taken within 48 hours of arrival, AND 2) a photo ID. Once proof of vaccination or negative test result has been confirmed, attendees will receive a non-transferable “well wristband.” Wristbands confirming vaccination and/or a negative COVID-19 test are valid for succeeding concerts, workshops, and other festival-related activities. In order to be fully vaccinated, you must have received your last vaccination dose no later than two weeks (14 days) prior to attending a WMF concert or activity. Children 2-5 years of age and older are required to follow WMFs mask policy and to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours prior to the event. Children under the age of 2 are not permitted at the indoor Winter Music Festival concert at this time. *A negative COVID-19 test result is only valid if it was performed by a licensed healthcare provider or laboratory. At-home test results are not accepted. You may present a printout or a digital proof. The test sample must have been taken within 48 hours of the Festival and confirmation needs to state the date the test was performed, the type of test (NAAT or antigen), the result, your name (must match ID), and your date of birth. By purchasing a ticket to our events and entering the Florence Events Center, you voluntarily assume all risk and liability for any damage or injury to person or property, including exposure to or infection with COVID-19. Please stay home if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have exhibited symptoms of COVID-19, or had contact with a person who has or is suspected to have COVID-19 within the past fourteen (14) days.
Refund policy: Should you test positive, or exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 at any time in the 48 hours prior to the show date, please contact the Box Office for a refund.
The Winter Music Festival reserves the right to revise its policies due to prevailing health guidelines.
At this time, no on-site rapid testing is planned. Please plan ahead to ensure compliance with the policies noted above. Vaccine and testing resource information is available here: www.LaneCountyOR.gov/coronavirus
The WMF is a 2-day festival on Friday, January 28 and Saturday, January 29. Many folks begin gathering as early as Thursday and some stay through Monday. Shows begin at 7PM on Friday and 1PM on Saturday. The last show is over Saturday evening around 9:45PM.
Tickets can be purchased through the Florence Event Center website: www.aftontickets.com/wintermusicfestival. Both Friday and Saturday night performances are reserved seating only; all other shows are general admission. At the time of purchase, you will designate whether to print your tickets at home or have them held at Will Call. You will receive a ticket confirmation email immediately after your ticket purchase.
Doors to the FEC open one hour before showtime.
Yes. Tickets can be purchased at the door, subject to availability. The box office opens at 9:00AM on Friday and remains open until after the last show starts at 8:30PM; on Saturday it opens at 11:00AM and will remain open until 9:00PM. We strongly encourage advance ticket purchase to ensure you have a seat before traveling to the venue.
Every seat in the theater is a great seat. Click here to see for yourself
The WMF is pleased to offer LiveStream Passes for Friday night, Saturday afternoon, and Saturday evening performances as well as a 2-Day LiveStream Pass. The WMF has partnered with the FEC and this year’s Festival will be beamed to LiveStream Pass holders to watch on their smart TVs, laptops, tablets or phone. The WMF LiveStream Pass offers music lovers a chance to see and hear their favorite artists at the Winter Music Festival from home or just about anywhere. All performances will be available for less than the in-person ticket.
Step-by-step instructions for purchasing your LiveStream Pass:
Parking at the FEC is free. Adjacent (free) street parking is also available.
Yes, yes, yes! Jam sessions are sure to reflect the diversity of styles with young and old alike participating. We have dedicated space for jamming at the FEC. The room will be clearly marked and available as soon as the doors open on Friday morning and close at 11PM on Friday and Saturday nights. The Lighthouse Inn is also hosting jam sessions. Don’t leave home without your instrument!
Exhibitors: This year the WMF is pleased to welcome Nechville Banjos to the Festival. For over 35 years, Tom Nechville has led the "Banjo Revolution", striving to bring out the best in banjo sound through innovation and education. He holds patents on helical head tension, built-in capos, and an adjustable neck attachment, which have helped players simplify maintenance and solve sound and playability issues. His passion for the banjo has taken him around the world, presenting workshops on design and playing, sponsoring major festivals, and helping thousands of players find the sound they were after. Tom leads Nechville Musical Products in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and now is expanding in Oregon with Nechville West in Sisters, Oregon. www.nechville.com (612-275-6602).
Food Vendors: As in years prior, the WMF is pleased to have the Ladies of the Elks selling their delicious pies beginning at 10:30AM on Saturday and continuing until the last slice is sold. The FEC’s fabulous in-house catering will be offering food, beverages, beer, and wine throughout the Festival. Watch our Facebook page in the coming weeks for updates on other activities that will be happening at the FEC during the WMF.
Yes, we are riding the coattails of the very popular 2019 workshops straight into 2022! Click here for information on this year’s workshop. Know one thing for sure — the workshops this year will be great! Be ready to learn from touring professionals.
Workshops are free to anyone who has a ticket to any show during the Festival. Don’t have a ticket? Workshop tickets are available on a walk-up basis.
Workshops happen in Room 1 on the flat floor, located just inside the main entrance on the left. Here’s a floor plan of the entire FEC building. https://www.eventcenter.org/general/page/floor-plans
Your weekend pass (2-Day Pass) gets you into ALL shows so you won’t miss a minute of music. Single-day tickets are also available and include the Americana Pass (Saturday afternoon), the Bluegrass Pass (Friday evening), and the Headliners Pass (Saturday evening).
Access to vendors, the pie sale, and all jams are free to all. Come and enjoy.
Friday and Saturday night shows are reserved seating only; seating for all other shows is general admission. Reserved seating selections are made at the time of your ticket purchase whether online, on the phone, or at the box office.
The WMF does not issue refunds. Exceptions, of course, are made for medical or family emergencies subject to the discretion of the WMF.
If you want to explore our beautiful area while you’re here for the Festival, the best place to find information about all things Florence is here https://florencechamber.com. The Florence area is home to miles of beaches, impressive sand dunes, temperate rain forests, lakes and rivers, and many thousands of acres of National Forest and National and State Parks. The Florence Area Chamber of Commerce is your definitive guide for Where to Stay, Eat, Shop, and Play.
The Oregon Coast is a mecca for the recreational vehicle enthusiast and Florence is no exception. RV parking in and around Florence is plentiful and convenient. An online search for “RV Parks in Florence Oregon” will yield a wealth of information.