Winter Music Festival features favorites in returning year

Pretty Gritty

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

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

The festival began on Thursday with a Kiwanis Kids Concert and continued on Friday morning with jam sessions at the Lighthouse Inn and at The River House Inn, along with a free concert at Oregon Pacific Bank.

Performers at the festival included Saturday headliner Karla Bonoff, Friday headliners Appalachian Road Show, Growling Old Men, Pretty Gritty, Mary Flower and True North Duo.

There were also instructional workshops and jam sessions during both 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, Attorneys At Law 
  • Johnston Motor Company 
  • Kiwanis Club Of Florence
  • Ladies Of The Elks 
  • Laurel Bay Gardens 
  • Lighthouse Inn 
  • Nosh Eatery 
  • Old Town Inn
  • Oregon Pacific Bank 
  • PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center 
  • Quality Inn 
  • River House Inn
  • Sea Lion Caves
  • Stitch And Sole 
  • W.G. Peterson Woodworking, Inc. 
  • Whales Watch Vacation Rentals 
  • And media partners: KCST, KLCC, KRVM, KXCR, Siuslaw News and Florence Area Chamber Of Commerce.

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