Del Norte Triplicate Readers

MEDFORD, Ore. - Britt's 2012 season went on sale to the general public last week, and tickets are still available for all most of the concerts on the 2012 lineup.

Tickets can be purchased online at or by phone at (541) 773-6077.

This summer, Britt celebrates 50 seasons of concerts under the stars in Jacksonville, Ore. Special celebrations for the 50th season include the Black and White Gala on July 19, a festive all-inclusive night of wine, beer and food by local purveyors, and a performance by energetic jazz pianist Michael Kaeshammer.

On Aug. 17, the Britt Orchestra will commemorate the milestone season

with the performance of a commissioned "photochoreography" piece, which

will show photos from throughout Britt's 50-year history. The photos

will be choreographed to "The Tender Land Suite" by Aaron Copland, which

will be performed live by the Britt Orchestra.

Britt is the Northwest's premier outdoor summer performing arts

festival, and this summer's lineup includes 41 performances, with such

notable artists as Melissa Etheridge; the Dukes of September, made up of

Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs; Primus; Bush; Ziggy

Marley; Diana Krall; Brandi Carlile; Huey Lewis; Michael Franti; Natalie

Merchant and the Rogue Valley Symphony; and Kris Kristofferson.

As of Wednesday, the Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers and Michael Franti and Spearhead shows were sold out.

For a full concert listing, and more information about Britt's 2012

season, visit or call 541-773-6077 or 1-800-882-7488.

Britt's box office is now open 9 a.m.andndash;5 p.m., Monday through Friday at

216 W. Main St. in Medford.