You'll enjoy a lively music scene in Baker County with several award winning music festivals and live music venues throughout the county.
Covid 19 had a dramatic impact on live music and festivals in 2020 and while some festivals like the Powder River Music Review were able to continue under modified conditions, most of these festivals were cancelled in 2020. While organizers are optimistic about moving forward in 2021 visitors should check individual event websites for latest plans including new COVID policies.
The charming town of Halfway is home to several music festivals and concert series including Pine Fest, which was named Oregon’s Best Music Festival by the Oregon Festival and Events Association, in 2018,
This annual music festival is a two day celebration featuring an eclectic mix of musical styles Friday afternoon through Saturday evening with bands and musicians from throughout the Northwest and as far away as New York.
For more information including ticketing and musical guests visit the Pine Fest website
The Clear Creek Music Festival, set in the rustic beauty of Pine Valley, was founded in 2011 to provide gifted musicians ages 16 to post-college with two weeks of intensive study in voice, piano, cello, or music composition balanced by recreation in “the Alps of eastern Oregon.”
Students develop their performance skills in a stimulating, non-competitive atmosphere through daily lessons, masterclasses, chamber coaching and larger ensemble work. This festival provides time dedicated to solo repertoire as well as exploration of new works: ideal for recital preparation, and multiple public performances.
Additional information is available on the Clear Creek Music Festival website.
Named Oregon’s Best Music Festival in 2015 by the Oregon Festivals and Events Association, the Powder River Music Review is a weekly outdoor concert series in Baker City’s Geiser Pollman Park on the banks of the Powder River featuring local and regional musicians, Sunday afternoons 4:30 – 6 p.m. June through August.
For more information including a upcoming performers visit the Baker City events website.
The newest addition to the Baker County music festival lineup is the Eastern Oregon Tribute Fest the third weekend of August. Eastern Oregon Tribute Fest features two days of North America’s greatest tribute bands performing classic rock and roll from the 80’s and 90’s.
For complete festival schedule, list of bands, and ticket sales, visit their website.