Music Festival Keeps Growing, Seeks Community Support

Posted in Community News, Festivals, Music

August 17, 2016

Three days of free live music on two stages, thousands of attendees every Labor Day weekend for five years, and six scholarships annually to local students, have kept organizers hopping at the Oak Harbor Music Festival.

The Festival, named by readers of Whidbey News Group as Whidbey’s Best Event or Festival, is headed by Cynthia Mason, President of the all-volunteer board.

Mason says, “Our community has been amazing in the way it’s come out every year to support this event. The bands love the venue so much we’re getting far more acts inquiring about coming here to our beautiful town than we can handle, even in three solid days of music on two stages. And our coordinators for behind the scenes operations, beer and wine garden, and merchandise/information booths are still looking for volunteers to help out. It takes a huge amount of work to put this festival together, but it’s all worth it when we see the smiles and love on the faces in the crowd. Plus, we get to hand out thousands of dollars to deserving students from the island when it’s all over.”

Mason encourages citizens who want to help out the festival to contact Gary Jandzinski, Operations Director, or Bill Walker, Beer and Wine Garden Director, through the festival’s web site or directly by email at

Oak Harbor Music Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission includes providing scholarships to local graduating seniors. The festival is held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday every Labor Day weekend on Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor, WA.

For more information please contact Cynthia Mason, , 360-544-2343

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