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Siuslaw News | Winter Music Festival Features Returning Year Favorites

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February 2, 2022 — The 19and The annual Florence Winter Music Festival, presented by FACE (Florence Arts, Culture & Entertainment) took place January 28-29 at the Florence Events Center.

The event was one of the first large-scale gatherings held in two years at the FEC and all attendees were required to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test to enter.

The festival kicked off Thursday with a Kiwanis Kids concert and continued Friday morning with jam sessions at the Lighthouse Inn and River House Inn, as well as a free concert at the Oregon Pacific Bank.

Festival performers included Saturday headliner Karla Bonoff, Friday headliners Appalachian Road Show, Growling Old Men, Pretty Gritty, Mary Flower and True North Duo.

There were also educational workshops and jam sessions on Friday and Saturday at the FEC.

Sponsors included:

  • 1285 Restobar
  • Best Western Pier Point Inn
  • Bodega Wine Parlor
  • Elks Lodge #1858
  • First Community Credit Union
  • Florence Dental Clinic
  • Hanawalt Ferguson, lawyers
  • Johnston Motor Company
  • Florence Kiwanis Club
  • Elk Ladies
  • Laurel Bay Gardens
  • Lighthouse Inn
  • Nosh-Restaurant
  • old town hostel
  • Pacific Bank of Oregon
  • Peace Harbor Medical Center
  • Quality hostel
  • river inn
  • Sea lion caves
  • Seam and sole
  • WG Peterson Woodworking, Inc.
  • Whale Watching Vacation Rentals
  • And media partners: KCST, KLCC, KRVM, KXCR, Siuslaw News and the Florence Region Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, visit wintermusicfestival.org.