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  • Repeats every week until Tue Dec 30 2014 .
    Tue, Dec 23rd 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Fri, Dec 26th (All day)
  • Tue, Dec 30th 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Sat, Jan 10th 7:00pm
    City of Florence Oregon Official Website

    Jacob Weber is an 18-year-old aspiring country singer/songwriter from Morton, Washington. See him in concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 10. Jacob will be performing an intimate solo act concert, telling the stories behind the songs he’s written. Here’s a chance to get up close and personal with a rising star.

    Listeners will hear his recently released a song called “Evergreens,” which has received hundreds of thousands of shares and views on Facebook, and thousands on YouTube. This is a song about how the term “country” is most often used to refer to the cowboy of the south, but that the term has a much different meaning in the Pacific Northwest. His songs sounds country with a little bit of an alternative rock and folk twist to them.

    The song was inspired by a near-death experience of falling trees with his father. Jacob's grandfather was a logger and his father is a logger. Jacob started working with his father during summers at the age of six. He says he loves logging but that the work is hard on your body and extremely dangerous. He has had multiple family members and friends who have died in logging accidents.

    Jacob has also released a song called “They Went into the Woods” that is dedicated to Cole Bostwick and Tyler Bryan, two loggers killed in accidents. All of his songs are original and very personal to him. He says his inspiration comes from all that’s around him: the people, places and conversations he hears.

    “I don't write music just for people to listen, but to make people think,” he says.

    This will be Jacob Weber's first ever appearance in Florence. Come enjoy some original music by a young man who bills himself as "The Pacific Northwest Cowboy." If you'd like to hear a preview of his music, click here.
     

  • Mon, Jan 12th 11:00am
  • Repeats every day until Sun Jan 18 2015 .
    Sat, Jan 17th (All day)
    City of Florence Oregon Official Website

    The 13th Annual Winter Folk Festival will be held at the Florence Events Center  on January 17-18, 2015.

    We are proud to announce that the headliner for the 2015 Winter Folk Festival is Tom Paxton. Tom has become a voice of his generation, addressing issues of injustice and inhumanity, laying bare the absurdities of modern culture and celebrating the tenderest bonds of family, friends, and community. Tom will appear on the FEC main stage on Saturday, January 17, at 7:30 p.m.

  • Sat, Jan 17th 7:30pm
    City of Florence Oregon Official Website

    Tom Paxton will headline the 2015 Winter Folk Festival on Saturday, January 17 at 7:30. Tom has become a voice of his generation, addressing issues of injustice and inhumanity, laying bare the absurdities of modern culture and celebrating the tenderest bonds of family, friends, and community.

    In describing Tom Paxton’s influence on his fellow musicians, Pete Seeger has said: “Tom’s songs have a way of sneaking up on you. You find yourself humming them, whistling them, and singing a verse to a friend. Like the songs of Woody Guthrie, they’re becoming part of America.”

  • Sun, Jan 18th (All day)
    City of Florence Oregon Official Website

    The 13th Annual Winter Folk Festival will be held at the Florence Events Center  on January 17-18, 2015.

    We are proud to announce that the headliner for the 2015 Winter Folk Festival is Tom Paxton. Tom has become a voice of his generation, addressing issues of injustice and inhumanity, laying bare the absurdities of modern culture and celebrating the tenderest bonds of family, friends, and community. Tom will appear on the FEC main stage on Saturday, January 17, at 7:30 p.m.

  • Sat, Feb 7th 1:30pm
    City of Florence Oregon Official Website

    Last year’s Jazz Kings tribute to the Jazz Age was such a hit! It was such a gas to do and so much great material from that hot, sassy and fascinating period of American popular music had to be left out, Jesse and the band felt they just had to do a follow-up version. 

    This year’s show gives a special nod to the many fantastic female vocalists of the period, including Helen Kane, Annette Hanshaw, Bessie Smith and Ida Cox; but we’ll also look take on early sides by Hoagy Carmichael, Bing Crosby and the Rhythm Boys and more. Look for such gems as “Dangerous Dan McGrew," “That’s My Weakness Now," “Body And Soul," “I Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl,"“River Boat Shuffle,"“Wild Women Don’t Have The Blues," “Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight," and, of course, "Avalon!"

  • Sat, Feb 7th 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    City of Florence Oregon Official Website

    Crabs are crackin’ again to benefit food share

    The ever-popular Florence Crab Crack will take place on Saturday, February 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Florence Events Center. Tickets are $25 per person and the deadline to purchase tickets is January 25. There will be no ticket sales at the door.Guests will enjoy fresh Oregon Coast crab with all the trimmings including pasta, coleslaw, French bread, BJ’s ice cream, sodas and coffee. A no-host bar will be available.

    A beautiful array of items will be up for bid at a silent auction to be held during the event. Proceeds from the Crab Crack will benefit Florence Food Share, the local food pantry that provides resources to those facing hunger in the Florence/Mapleton area. Currently Food Share serves 650 households made up of approximately 1875 individuals. The support of the many sponsors for this event has made it possible for all proceeds to go directly to Florence Food Share.

    Limited seating is available. Tickets may be purchased from Bob MacDuffee who can provide additional information or arrange group seating. Bob can be reached at 541-997-9599.