Sunriver Music Festival celebrated its 35th season in August, and with record ticket sales for its seven concerts in Bend and Sunriver, the cause for celebration continues.
According to Pam Beezley, the festival’s executive director, concert ticket sales were up 15 percent over 2011, which itself had set a new record.
The season launched with two concerts at Bend High School that “provided us with more seating and the opportunity to grow our ticket revenue," Beezley is quoted in a press release. “Both concerts were well attended."
Another contributing factor: The James and Marion Miller Foundation matched new and increased donations. A $25,000 goal for new and increased donations was met and exceeded in early August.
This was the fourth season of holding three festival concerts in Bend along with the traditional offerings in Sunriver.
For more information on the festival, visit www.sunrivermusic.org.