The Maude Kerns Art Center presents two festivals in July this year at Eugene’s Alton Baker Park: July 4th Music and the Vineyard with Freedom Festival Fireworks and the 29th Annual Art and the Vineyard July 6th, 7th, and 8th. Comcast is the Title Sponsor of both events.
July 4th Music and the Vineyard with Freedom Festival Fireworks: Gates open at 3:30pm. Music and the Vineyard features entertainment on the Main Stage, Oregon wineries, a beer garden, international food booths, and family-friendly activities, including races and games, a texting contest, and various Independence Day entertainment booths. The music line-up includes the alternative group My Father’s Ghost, unique jazz performer Halie Loren and Band, and the folk-funk sensation, the Laura Love Band with Orville Johnson. Music and the Vineyard is open through the Freedom Festival Fireworks. Admission is $7; children 6 – 11 years are $1; under 6 years are free. A Four-Day Discounted Pass that includes admission to the Art and the Vineyard Festival (July 6 – 8) is $20.
July 6th, 7th, and 8th Art and the Vineyard Festival: Look for over 130 artists in the Artists’ Marketplace, over 30 artists in Art For Your Garden, and stellar performing artists on the Main Stage and Youth Stage. Headlining on the Main Stage are the popular covers group The Blue Valentines (Friday), indie pop singer Audrianna Cole (Saturday), and the Albany Swing Band (Sunday). Over 20 Oregon wineries offer wine tasting and the fine art of food preparation is demonstrated in the International Food Court. The Youth Art Arena features art activities for the young at heart, and artist demonstrations take place throughout the festival. Hours are 11:00am – 9:30pm on Friday and Saturday, and 11:00am – 6:30pm on Sunday. One-day admission is $7; children 6 – 11 years are $1; under 6 years are free. A three-day pass is $15.