Country Festival Planning for 2014

BROWNSVILLE, Ore. — Country music fans are getting ready to pack their camping gear and head home after a three-day music festival, but many of them are already making plans for the event next year. As are the organizers. The Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival has announced the 2014 lineup: Gary Allan, Eric Church, and … Continue reading »

Willamette Country Music Fest Sets Up

BROWNSVILLE, Ore. — One of Oregon’s smaller cities is about to grow up, practically overnight. Brownsville is getting ready to welcome 15,000 guests to Linn County and 13 special guests for the 6th annual Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival. On Friday, trucks began rolling into the 1,000-acre field delivering the stage and scaffolding. From booking … Continue reading »

Blues Benefit for Food for Lane County

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — If you’re a fan of the blues, you can enjoy your favorite music this weekend and help out a good cause in the process. The Island Park Blues Festival in Springfield is a first of its kind event here and starts Friday afternoon and continues Saturday. The headliners are Lydia Pense and … Continue reading »

Local Family Brings Back Cowboy Music

VENETA, Ore. — Old school western cowboy music is making a comeback. A local family is taking their show on the road entertaining audiences and winning awards. Their next stop: Florence. Meet the Hanson Family Singers. They’ve been performing together since they were kids. Lisa is on the violin, Theresa is on the guitar, and … Continue reading »

Out & About: May 24th-26th

There are a lot of ways to enjoy this Memorial Day weekend. Here are some ideas from 104.7 FM KDUK’s Valerie Steele: Memorial Day Weekend is a great time to get out to your local wineries; and, the Willamette Valley has plenty of them. Wineries will be hosting open houses all weekend for tastings, music … Continue reading »

Amateur Musicians Play it Again

EUGENE, Ore. — Amateur musicians are picking up their instruments, and with guidance from the Eugene Symphony they’re playing again. In its first year, 52 musicians ranging in age from 18 to 80 plus took part in the play it again series. This is the second year. After months of practice, they’re prepared for concert … Continue reading »

Oregon Bars Could Get New Restrictions

EUGENE, Ore. — New restrictions could soon be placed on patios at bars and taverns across Oregon. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is set to vote on some blanket restrictions on Thursday. The rules would limit how late alcohol can be served and amplified music be played in outdoor seating areas. This proposal surfaced because … Continue reading »

Record Store Day Boosts Business

EUGENE, Ore. — A local record store saw a major boost in business Saturday, as music fans across the country celebrated National Record Store Day. Skip’s Records had a line wrapped around the building before the store opened at 7 a.m. The owner said he got to the store around 3 and the line formed … Continue reading »

UO Marching Band Prepares for Sweet 16

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Marching Band spent this winter fighting funding, but the University of Oregon won’t have to pony up any money to get the band to Indianapolis. The NCAA pays for all the teams’ bands to travel for the tournament. The band is taking 29 students to help bring a little bit … Continue reading »

UO Marching Band Gets 5% Increase

EUGENE, Ore. — The budget battle between the University of Oregon’s student leadership and the marching band has ended for now. The ASUO considered cutting the band’s budget, but band members spoke out. So instead of a cut, OAB got a 5-percent raise compared to last year. However, going forward, the ASUO says it will … Continue reading »

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