Concert week is July 21 – 28, OCMF release – We are excited to announce details of our concert week events to celebrate 40 continuous years of the Oregon Coast Music Festival. The 2018 festival includes six performances held at local venues starting on Saturday, July 21, and ending Saturday, July 28.  The Festival is widely recognized for its quality, unique venues and legacy of bringing 80 plus top quality classical musicians from across North America to spend a week on the Oregon Coast and play beautiful music for our community. The festival opening concert on Saturday July 21 is a partnership with the Bay Area Concert Band at Mingus Park. The Concert Band begins its concert  at Noon. The Bay Area Concert Band, Stephen Simpkins, conductor, has been a regular opener for the Festival. Bring the family, a picnic, and join the free concert. Enjoy an afternoon of splendid music performed by distinguished local musicians. On Sunday, the festival hosts a Jazz concert in the Boat House of Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, in Charleston. This intimate venue alongside the bay begins at 2 pm for a performance of the Darrell Grant Jazz Trio and Vocalist Danielle Barker. Darrell Grant has an international reputation as a pianist, composer, and educator, and has performed extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe in venues ranging from clubs and concert stages to major jazz festivals. Three orchestra performances of the festival are under the Musical Direction of Maestro James Paul who will celebrate his 27th year with the festival. Maestro Paul conducts two classical concerts and Associate Conductor Adam Stern conducts the POPs concert. In addition to the orchestra performance events, the festival provides three free admission interactive seminars at the Coos Bay Public Library on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon. The seminars, led by Associate Conductor Stern, provide insight and background about the music and performance scheduled for the following day. Orchestra Concert I begins at 7:30 Tuesday, July 24 at Marshfield High School Auditorium with a theme “Once upon a time” to feature several favorite stories told with music. On Thursday, Associate Conductor Adam Stern conducts the orchestra for a themed Pops concert in Marshfield Auditorium, “There’ll always be an England.” The event includes medleys from Oliver, the Beatles and others and begins at 7:30 pm in the Marshfield Auditorium. The Festival Concludes with “Concert Favorites” on Saturday night, with James Paul leading the 80 plus orchestra to wrap up the week. A casual pub venue for 21 and over is provided on Wednesday July 25 at the Liberty Pub in North Bend featuring Speaker Wave, begins at 7 pm.  The Speaker Wave band provides a suite of sounds, characterized as west-coast vibe with coastal inspired lyrics. For more details, visit the OCMA web Tickets are available on the web, at the front desk of the Coos Art Museum, and at Off the Record in North Bend. Tickets will also be available at the door of each performances, but please come early to purchase. Additional information is available by calling 541-267-0938 or through an email query to