Funding for the festival took a hit after losing three major donors, so they asked the community to help support them.
The donations came in, continuing more than just the three-day live music festival, but youth music programs as well.
“We’re running bands in here a week before and going out to 30 schools, reaching 15,000 kids and teaching them about music and hopefully getting them interested,” explained President and Executive Director Dennis Ramsden.
“Every year we reach more than 12,000 kids, we benefit kids with their own instruments. The opportunities are limitless and I want to make it bigger,” shared Director of Operations Larkin Hastings.
The Southern Oregon Music Festival will run September 29th to October 1st of this year.
If you’re interested in helping the music festival, visit somusicfest.org.