By Eugene Magazine

Head to the coast for a weekend of music, arts, and delicious food for the 17th annual Florence Winter Music Festival. Starting Friday, January 25, Florence is welcoming 11 bands, hosted at the Florence Events Center. Each day will center around acoustic music, with bluegrass on Friday, Americana on Saturday, and gospel on Sunday.

John McEuen + The String Wizards

The festival kicks off on Friday with the North Country Bluegrass Band, followed by Chris Jones and The Night Drivers. On Saturday, the first performances start early with Katie Jane Lubiens with Adam Easley, followed by True North, Eli West, and Cabin Fever NW. Saturday evening will see headliner John McEuen, founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and who is currently on the Will the Circle Be Unbrokentour with The String Wizards. Chris Kokesh and LJ Booth will open for him.

Chris Jones and the Night Drivers

The festival’s last day, Sunday, centers around a Gospel Gathering, which will include performances from Laura Mertz’s Community Gospel Choir, Marty Adam’s Rolling River Quartet, and the University of Oregon Gospel Choir, led by Andiel Brown.

North Country

While you’re enjoying the music, check out the Florence Regional Arts Alliance Winter Festival, as well as other special events surrounding the music festival, including food and drink options.

Andiel Brown UofO Gospel Choir

Tickets are available on their website or at the Florence Events Center box office. See website for full details on the Arts Festival and other weekend activities.

Friday, Jan. 25-Sunday, Jan. 27 | Times vary | Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St., Florence | $16-$95 |