Oregon Festival of American Music
Immerse yourself in the great music, dance and comedy of WWII at the Oregon Festival of America, where you’ll enjoy 6 concerts, rehearsal access and a wealth of history and culture.
Rating (4.8)
Program No. 14988RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

Join a group of fellow Road Scholars in the quirky, artsy, progressive town of Eugene, Oregon for a journey down memory lane as the 26th annual Oregan Festival of American Music returns to a two-week format to celebrate the classic song melodies of the 1920s to ‘50s. Celebrate George and Ira Gershwins, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers, Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen, Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer and more. Each week will be packed with different concerts, artists, lectures and films!
Activity Level
Walk up to four blocks from hotel to Shedd Institue. Shuttles do not have wheelchair lifts.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Settle into your seat at six evening and matinee concerts. You may upgrade to A-level for an even better view.
  • Interact personally with some of the best traditional jazz performers of today.
  • Visit the University of Oregon’s Natural History or Schnitzer Art museums to broaden your artistic scope for the week.

General Notes

Program includes B-level seats to 6 events, including 3 pre-selected events and an evening and 2 matinees of your choice. Upgrades to A-level seating are available. Tickets for additional concerts are available at a 15-percent discount. Love to sing? You may be interested in program #14989: Singing at the Oregon Festival of American Music.
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Chuck Redd
Chuck Redd is a professional percussionist capable of wowing any audience with his jaw-dropping solos. He’s an expert on musical stylings, arranging, improvisation and technique, and his friendly demeanor and warm personality make him approachable and easy to ask questions.
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