A special thanks goes out to this year's Presenting Sponsor, Sea Lion Caves Their generous support makes it possible to present the finest lineup in the history of the festival. Be sure to either pay a visit, or just say thanks, to all of our vital sponsors.
Sea Lion Caves is a privately-owned wildlife preserve and bird sanctuary (since 1932) centrally located just 11 miles north of Florence on the beautiful and rugged Oregon Coast. Sea Lion Caves is proud to be part of the Oregon/Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve helping to protect the local marine animals and marine environment. Sea Lion Caves is America's largest sea cave and the year-round home of the Steller sea lion, but sea lions are not always in the Cave. They are wild animals and we are not a zoo so these protected animals come and go as they please, as is their nature. Winter months will usually find hundreds of sea lions in the Cave and when spring arrives, breeding and birthing time, the sea lions will move from the Cave to the rookery areas (the rock ledges out in front of the Cave) and will remain there through the summer.
Old Town Inn in Florence, Oregon, is just steps from Historic Old Town Florence, the Antique District, a variety of excellent restaurants, and the beautiful Siuslaw River. Within minutes you can be zooming around Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area on a dune buggy, playing championship golf courses, walking uncrowded ocean beaches, fishing or crabbing on the river, or hiking and playing in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world.
Make the Old Town Inn your home base for discovering the treasures of Florence and the Central Oregon Coast. Our guests consistently comment on our being impeccably clean, comfortable, and convenient; and that we have a friendly, helpful staff.
Escape to Florence, that wonderful little town on the Oregon coast! Then make the River House Inn your favorite lodging for all of your Oregon adventures. We’re in a prime location in Old Town on the beautiful Siuslaw River. We are only steps away from the unique shops and restaurants of Old Town AND we offer the finest in Oregon coast accommodations.
Most rooms have a river view. From your terrace you can watch boat traffic and river life. Then discover our spectacular ocean beaches, two 18-hole golf courses, freshwater lakes and rivers that sport some of the best fishing in the world, and explore the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area on your quad, all only minutes from the front door of the River House.
The Lodge meets Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. Special Lodge Night dinners served from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Full Menu Fridays, We have great food and live entertainment on Friday's from 7-11pm. We have something going on every day, including everything from bingo, to line dancing lesson, to a thrift store. Visit our website for more information.
We now over 40 RV spaces with power and water at our RV park on Mercer Lake Road. RV park reservations call: 541-997-9259.
The Winter Music Festival thanks Elks Lodge #1858 for its amazing support over the years!
The Kiwanis Club of Florence Oregon is a service organization comprised of caring men and women from all walks of life. Our objective is to improve the lives of children and youth in our community, by focusing on their health, education and welfare. We conduct several fundraising projects annually, which provide monetary support for children’s programs throughout our community. Our personal commitment of time and skill is what makes this possible.
The Kiwanis Club of Florence encourages members of the community to become members of the club and support our hands-on community service projects. We are an active club with many kinds of fundraising and service project activities. We have something for all desired levels of participation. Anyone interested in helping our youth succeed, will feel very rewarded as a member or volunteer of Florence Kiwanis. Visit our website to learn more.
Marianne Brisbane is a local legend. She possesses a golden touch in the local restaurant business, runs a local hostel, and contributes to many worthy causes each year. Her sponsorships have fueled the Winter Music Festival, originally the Winter Folk Festival, since its inception.
Marianne’s Bodega Wine Parlor serves food and wine in a comfortable setting featuring local and international wines along with meads and fruit wines. She provides complimentary wine tastings, event space, and custom catering.
Marianne says, “We take great care in the selection of our wines. We have local, regional, and international wines for you to savor. The Wine Store also features a wide selection of Organic wines. So, whether your favorite is an Oregon Pinot Noir, California Chardonnay, or Sparkling Wine from Spain, you will find it here.
“Looking for a light lunch or appetizer? We have it. Made perfectly here in our kitchen for you to enjoy in our comfortable relaxing venue surrounded by fine art and spectacular views.
“Finally, we have the perfect space for you to hold your meeting or special event. Whether you have a book group, anniversary, birthday party, or company meeting we offer a great space in Old Town. We can help you with food options and wine pairings. We can also offer non-alcoholic options for your event.
Throughout our website, you will find an abundance of information about our practice, procedures we provide, and dentistry in general. Please explore and learn as much about dentistry and our services as you desire. We believe our patients should have as much information as possible in order to make important, informed decisions regarding their oral health and treatment options.
Our patients are our most important asset, and we strive to develop long-lasting, trusting relationships with all of our patients. Your referrals are welcome and appreciated.
We would like to welcome you to our office. We take great satisfaction in helping you maintain optimal oral health. Our practice is devoted to comprehensive and preventive patient care.
Florence Dental Clinic was voted Best of Florence in the Dental Clinic category, presented by the Siuslaw News Readers Choice Awards. Dr. Brian Holmes received the Best Of award in the Dentist category.
The Ladies of Elks have been steadfast sponsors of the Festival’s annual Pie Sale. Many local folks come to the FEC during Festival weekend for the sole purpose of enjoying a piece of fresh-baked pie. We love seeing those folks each year!
Our vision is a mix of sophistication and warm family-friendly atmosphere where healthful, local, organic foods are coupled with local and regional wines for a taste of Naples here in the Pacific Northwest. The trattoria, which means café in Italian, emphasizes warmth and plenty in Italian dining coupled with a casual environment.
Outdoor seating is available café-style in view of the Siuslaw River and Florence bridge. For a more romantic, quiet outdoor setting, tables are available on our back patio in the shade of our cherry tree. Inside, we offer river view dining as well as seating in the cozy, warm ambiance of our full-service bar featuring premium wines, contemporary and classic cocktails, and locally brewed beer.
First Community Credit Union has been serving Oregonians since 1957, and with more than $1.7 billion in assets and 87,000 members, today they are among the strongest credit unions in the nation. Contributing to the economic success of the communities they serve, First Community employs 300+ Oregonians in 25 communities throughout the state. They support and encourage staff involvement in their local communities through paid volunteer hours at local events and organizations.
Supporting its communities through innovative and ethical banking practices is at the heart of First Community’s philosophy. As a federally insured, not-for-profit financial institution, First Community is dedicated to helping members and communities prosper through solutions that result in financial success, as well as personalized service that focuses on transparency, simplicity, and trust.
Brian Johnston is another local businessperson who invests in his community, and we appreciate his consistent investment in the Festival. As you know from driving Highway 101, Brian keeps a great inventory of vehicles on his sparkling lot, and the folks there are friendly to boot. Thanks, Brian!
From Brian: “At Johnston Motor Company, we know many people find shopping for a new or used crossover, SUV or truck to be an exciting endeavor. That's why we try to make the process as clear and simple as possible so it can remain enjoyable every step of the way. If you're searching for the latest Ford models or a reliable used vehicle, then come to our location in Florence. We offer many attractive F-150, Escape, Explorer, Bronco Sport and Ranger options, and our team will put in the extra work to make sure you find the right vehicle to fit your needs. Our dealership is in a convenient location that's close to many surrounding communities in Oregon, which means it makes sense for you to pop in and give us a try. See us today and let us help you find the automobile that is right for you.”
Laurel Bay Gardens provides award-winning commercial and residential landscaping, an extensive selection of native and other eco-friendly plants, a garden center with home and garden décor, barks, proprietary soils and soil amendments, and a highly trained staff of nursery and landscape experts.
We will help you create outdoor spaces for relaxation or entertaining with beautiful plants, patios, water features, fire pits, outdoor lighting, and irrigation systems.
Outstanding customer service has been the foundation of Laurel Bay Gardens’ success throughout our 25 years. It begins with active listening and ends with outstanding follow-through in every aspect of a project or product sale. In between are the hallmarks of accurate bidding, transparent estimates, quality products, the hard work of a knowledgeable staff, and creativity in design and problem-solving.
Laurel Bay Gardens has outlasted many competitors over the last 25 years because our bidding is accurate and has no hidden fees or surprise upgrade costs. We include appropriate site preparation costs and refuse to use inferior products that lead to later problems.
Other distinctions that set us apart include the level of investment we make in quality plant stock, custom soil amendments, staff training and equipment, and our commitment to serving each customer’s needs with creativity, not cookie-cutter solutions. We create designs and recommend plants and hard goods (rock, stone, block, fencing) for each customer’s unique personality and sense of style.
Located in Old Town Florence with a beautiful view of the historic Siuslaw River Bridge, Nosh Eatery is a premier dining destination in this quaint tourist town. Owner Kady Sneddon creates seasonal menus that highlight local fare while speaking to your comfort food cravings. All food in the Nosh kitchen is scratch-made with love, even the salad dressings! Nosh has excellent vegan, vegetarian & carnivore options alike, with gluten-free & dairy-free items too making Nosh an inclusive dining destination for all.
Nosh also caters for events large & small, offering custom menus for each event.
The folks at Oregon Pacific Bank truly live the community involvement creed outlined below. You need look no further than OPB to find the type of civic minded commitment that helps make Florence the gem that it is. Several excerpts from the bank’s website appear below.
Established on December 17, 1979 and headquartered in Florence, Oregon, we have grown to include full service branches in Coos Bay, Roseburg, and Eugene, as well as a Trust office in Medford. Staffed by local decision makers, we specialize in offering holistic financial services to our local families and business owners. We are committed to aiding the growth and development of the communities we serve by investing local deposits directly into the lives, homes, and businesses of our friends and neighbors.
We are proud to contribute to the social and economic success of the communities we serve. We have over 100 local employees working out of our various locations, many who have been part of our team for over a decade. We promote a culture of caring, encouraging our staff to be involved in worthwhile community endeavors. Taking this to heart, almost all of our employees are currently involved in the community in some way. In addition to general volunteer time, many of our employees serve in leadership positions on numerous influential community organizations. Aside from volunteer hours, Oregon Pacific Bank supports numerous community organizations through sponsorships and donations.
PeaceHealth's presence in the Siuslaw region dates to 1979, when Western Lane Hospital District contracted with PeaceHealth to provide management services for publicly owned Western Lane Hospital. PeaceHealth already owned and operated Sacred Heart Medical Center in nearby Eugene, along with three other hospitals in Alaska and Washington.
By the late 1980s, however, community leaders recognized that the 1956 hospital was no longer adequate to meet residents’ needs. Florence civic leaders approached PeaceHealth with a request to build and operate a new facility.
PeaceHealth's governing board agreed and local leaders launched a fund-raising campaign to build the new hospital.
Aiming at $500,000, they succeeded in raising $1.2 million from local residents. The doors of Peace Harbor Hospital opened on July 14, 1989. In the mid-90s PeaceHealth formed Health Associates of Peace Harbor, a multi-specialty medical group known today as PeaceHealth Medical Group Florence.
PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center in Florence is a critical access hospital and Level III trauma center providing general medicine, women’s health and childbirth services, emergency, general surgery, orthopedics, mental health, rehabilitation, foot care and diabetes care services to the local community.
Among the many accreditations and accomplishments, PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center in Florence received a 2020 Medicare 4-star (out of 5) overall rating on a variety of patient care, patient experience and quality criteria and was selected for a 2019 Leader in Patient Safety Improvement Award by the Oregon Patient Safety Commission.
As Stitch & Sole likes to say, “We’re not just a shop, we’re a shopping experience! We feature fashionable comfort shoes and great clothes you want to wear every day!”
Located at 1723 Highway 101, Peterson Woodworking has been Coastal Oregon’s custom cabinet leader since 1967. All wood types, door styles and countertops (granite, quartz, solid surface, and laminate) are available.
Jane Hanawalt and Laurel Ferguson provide legal services in the areas of:
Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning;
Real Estate; and
Trust Administration and Probate Proceedings
Thanks, Jane, and Laurel, for your support!
The Best Western Pier Point Inn is your ideal "home away from home" while exploring Florence and all that the central Oregon coast has to offer. Our staff are dedicated to creating a memorable stay by providing our guests with exceptional service and accommodations. We are uniquely situated high above the Siuslaw River overlooking the river and the historic coastal town of Florence, Oregon.
You can take a leisurely stroll along the Siuslaw River and visit the boutique shops of historic Old Town Florence. We are close to the beach, kayaking, bike riding, golfing and sightseeing boat rides. To start your day of adventure on the coast, enjoy our full hot breakfast “Grab and Go” offerings.
We offer meeting space for up to 100 people, small business room, and meeting facilities. Our Fitness Center is available on a reservation basis. We are a 100% Non-Smoking facility and we offer a limited number of Pet Friendly Rooms available by reservation.
The Inn is located on Highway 101 in Florence, Oregon. Only one short block from Florence’s historic Old Town/Waterfront District complete with marina, seasonal open-air market, outstanding restaurants, art galleries, shops, boutiques and the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum.
Florence, Oregon is a great place to visit. It is the gateway to the magnificent Oregon Sand Dunes, a short drive from sparkling clean ocean beaches, waterfalls, lakes, rivers, championship golf courses, horseback riding, Sea Lion Caves, and Heceta Head Lighthouse, perhaps the most photographed lighthouse in America.
Formerly known as the Hotel Ragan, the Inn has been in continuous operation since 1938 and has always been family-owned. In summer 2019 we took over operations and have been upgrading, renovating and working hard to make your stay a great value.
• Our wonderful historic hotel features a large knotty-pine paneled lobby with fireplace and lots of antiques.
• We offer three stories of unique, quaint guest rooms at competitive rates.
• We are 100% Non-Smoking.
We thank you for your interest in our hotel. For more information or to make a reservation, Click the Book Now! button on our website or call (541) 997-3221.
Travel should be all about connecting with your people, while getting the value you deserve. The Quality Inn Hotel in Florence provides you with an affordable stay that lets you relax and focus on what really matters. You can depend on us for comfortable rooms and all the amenities you expect: free hot breakfast, free WiFi, and, of course, genuine service from people who are professional, responsive and friendly. We’re committed to ensuring you get your money’s worth.
Our hotel is located near the Heceta Head Lighthouse and Heceta Beach and situated close to the Florence Municipal Airport. We are within walking distance of a bevy of terrific restaurants and local attractions.
Whales Watch Vacation Rentals could be your home away from home. Feel the beach fog envelop you, hear the river jetty fog horn, see the lighthouse light, hear the gulls chatter, and the Sea Lions bark, escape the noise of the city for the sounds of nature. Enjoy your visit to the coast with everything you may need from barbecues and beach toys, to books, games and puzzles for those storm watchers. All of our rentals are child-friendly.
At Whales Watch Vacation Rentals, we understand that it just doesn't feel right to leave your 4-legged family member behind. Fortunately, you don't need to worry about pet sitters or kennels when you vacation at one of our homes – we love wet noses, sandy paws, and wagging tails. We have miles of sandy beach for your best friend to run on, and a vacation on the coast should include the whole family. We also offer some unique guest services from pre-stocking your vacation rental with groceries, firewood delivery, helping your wedding party or family reunion group find the perfect houses for their stay.
The WMF thanks our media partners for their coverage of the Festival. The positive exposure they give our event provides the community with an introduction to the Festival. As one of the many happenings in our community, we are indeed grateful for their willingness to include us in their coverage and for helping us make the Winter Music Festival a success.