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2015 Performance Lineup

About Halfshell

Music on the Half Shell is an all volunteer, non-profit organization. Its mission is to provide the residents of Douglas County with the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of music, from country to classical, not otherwise available without paying a substantial fee and traveling to a major city. The Music on the Half Shell Committee strives to provide music of the highest quality in a family atmosphere and beautiful setting.

Both cash and in-kind donations have made it possible for MOTHS to accomplish this mission for the last 23 years. In 2010, close to 60,000 people, of all ages, from all walks of life, attended the Tuesday evening eight concert series to hear the likes of Sly & Robbie, Robben Ford, Acoustic Alchemy, Vieux Farka Toure, Hawiian World Music, Brave Combo, Jonatha Brooke and Susan Tedeschi

Sponsorship from corporate and individual contributions, grants, audience donations, concessions and merchandise sales together with thousands of volunteer hours, have made Music on the Half Shell what it is today; a weekly event that truly brings people from all walks of life together to listen to quality music, socialize and feel a sense of pride and comradery in the great community in which they live.

A Brief History

Dick Nichols was a member of the City of Roseburg Parks commission for over 30 years, and it was his long-time vision to have outdoor concerts in a park in Roseburg. He lobbied the Parks Commission to build a band shell and improve an area next to the river, and he kept lobbying until he won the support of the Parks Commission, the City Staff, and the City Council. Then, Dick went out and recruited a few people to help put on some concerts. The original committee consisted of Dick, his wife Mo, Clint Newell, Jim Macke, and City Parks Director Jerry Hastler.

The first year was 1992, and Dick raised $6,000 through sponsorships for six concerts. With miscellaneous donations from “passing the hat,” the total budget was $10,000. That was 23 years ago. Since then, Music on the Half Shell has grown into one of the region’s most respected musical venues. We’ve all had the opportunity to see groups like Spyro Gyra, Lyle Lovett, Robert Cray, The Dixie Chicks, and many more…for free!

In 1993, the organization spun-off from the City and formed a private, charitable non-profit corporation. Thus, Music on the Half Shell, Inc. became official. Several people were added to the committee at that point. Sponsorship levels were created and the series expanded to seven concerts as the revenue increased. By 1994, MOTHS had established solid community support and continued to expand. In 1995, the series expanded to its current eight-concert format.

Music on the Half Shell had been fortunate in obtaining grants for capital expenditures such as: lightning equipment, stage equipment, and a dressing-room trailer. Vehicle donations have also been helpful. Today, MOTHS has a total annual operating budget of approximately $120,000. Widespread sponsorship support has allowed all of this to happen. Other communities like Medford, Coos Bay, Springfield, Albany, and Longview, Washington have come to Roseburg, in hopes of building similar venues in their respective towns. We are all proud of what Music on the Half Shell has become, and we will continue to enjoy its evolution.

Half Shell Committee

  • Clint Newell
  • Lani Kimoto
  • Lindsay Kennaday
  • Micah Watters
  • Ross Adams
  • Rachelle Carter
  • Dave Darrow
  • Aaron Dunbar
  • Dan & Sanna Hern
  • Sarah Kammeyer
  • Kelly Leonard
  • Dick & Mo Nichols
  • Sharon Shearer
  • Charley Thompson
  • Dennis Troy
  • Ron West
  • Shawn Ramsey-Watson
  • Connie Williamson
  • Dwight & Lucy Wood

 

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Halfshell Sponsors

Anvil NW Benefactor
Cascade Community Credit Union Benefactor
Clint Newell Auto Group Benefactor
Mitchell & Watters CPA's Benefactor
The Bruce Family Benefactor
The Ford Family Foundation Benefactor
Architrave Family of Companies Major Sponsor
City of Roseburg Major Sponsor
DCIPA, The Physicians of Douglas County Major Sponsor
Evergreen Family Medicine Major Sponsor
Fotan Web & Graphic Design Major Sponsor
Fred Meyer Corporation Major Sponsor
Homeowners of Winchester Ridge Major Sponsor
John Erickson Major Sponsor
Paul & Lory Utz Major Sponsor
ROMTEC Inc. Major Sponsor
Roseburg Disposal Major Sponsor
Roseburg Honda Major Sponsor
Roseburg Women's Health Care - William Hollander MD, Mary Powell MD, Amy Zastrow MD, Karen Roberson NP and Kirstin Carhart CNM Major Sponsor
TeSoAria Major Sponsor
U.S. Bank Major Sponsor
Umpqua Bank Major Sponsor
Windmill Inn of Roseburg Major Sponsor
Brooke Communications Media Sponsor
Douglas County News Media Sponsor
Jefferson Public Radio Media Sponsor
KEZI 9 Media Sponsor
KLCC Media Sponsor
KLSR-Fox Media Sponsor
KMTR - 16 Media Sponsor
KPIC/KCBY/KVAL Media Sponsor
The News Review Media Sponsor
American Home Lending Sponsor
AmericanWest Bank Sponsor
ATRIO Health Plans Sponsor
Becker Vineyard & Winery Sponsor
Bigfoot Beverages Sponsor
Comspan Communications, Inc Sponsor
Douglas County Cultural Coalition Sponsor
Dutch Bros Sponsor
FCC Commercial Furniture Sponsor
Gary Leif Photography Sponsor
Girardet Vineyards & Winery Sponsor
Gray Family Foundation Sponsor
Harvard Medical Park Sponsor
Henry Estate Winery Sponsor
Joe's Towing Sponsor
Julee K Richards M.D., PC/ Brad Seely M.D. Sponsor
Lithia Roseburg Auto Center Sponsor
Melrose Vineyards Sponsor
Napa Auto Parts of Roseburg & Sutherlin Sponsor
Oregon Coach Crafters RV Repair Sponsor
Reggie & Rene's Trading Post Sponsor
Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards Sponsor
Roseburg Radiologists Sponsor
Southern Septic Service, Inc Sponsor
Subway on Harvard, Diamond Lake, Stephens St & by Costco Sponsor
TMS Call Center Sponsor
Tom Thumb Mini-Storage Sponsor
Umpqua Bank Sponsor
Umpqua Dairy Sponsor
Aller Robertson Mahan, PC Co-Sponsor
Amerititle Co-Sponsor
Barrett Drywall, Inc Co-Sponsor
Blac-N-Bleu Bistro Co-Sponsor
Brix Grill & Chill Co-Sponsor
Bruce Tower Co-Sponsor
Cardinal Services Co-Sponsor
Chuck's Texaco Co-Sponsor
Dan & Joan Seitz Co-Sponsor
Dana & Luann Basque Co-Sponsor
David Seibel Co-Sponsor
Dole, Coalwell, Clark, Mountainspring & Mornarich Co-Sponsor
Douglas County Cultural Coalition Co-Sponsor
Douglas County Fair Grounds Co-Sponsor
Dr. & Mrs. Janet Bitter Co-Sponsor
Dr. Howard & Marjorie Feldman Co-Sponsor
First Choice Health Insurance Co-Sponsor
Hanson Jewelers Co-Sponsor
Hawks & Company Realtors Co-Sponsor
Hometown Drugs Co-Sponsor
Infostructure Co-Sponsor
Ingram Books Co-Sponsor
Jeffrey Kobernik, DMD & David White, DMD Co-Sponsor
Jeffrey Pugh, Attorney at Law Co-Sponsor
Jhana McCullum Co-Sponsor
Kruse Farms, Inc. Co-Sponsor
Lauren Young Tire Center Co-Sponsor
LBP Stammtisch Co-Sponsor
Lone Rock Timber Management Co Co-Sponsor
Lysie & Corrie Geffen Co-Sponsor
Neilsen & Associates Co-Sponsor
NW Lifestyles/Alex & Vicki Nielsen Co-Sponsor
O'Tooles Pub Co-Sponsor
Old 99 Brewing Co. Co-Sponsor
Oregon Tax Specialists, Inc. Co-Sponsor
Paul L. Bentley, Architect AIA, PC Co-Sponsor
Prints Charming Co-Sponsor
Riverview Terrace Co-Sponsor
Rob Paul & Linda Sims Co-Sponsor
Ron West Co-Sponsor
Sherms Thunderbird Co-Sponsor
Slight & Friel CPA's Co-Sponsor
The Coen Palm Group A member of D.A. Davidson & Co. Co-Sponsor
Tom & Janice Wimberly Co-Sponsor
Tom & Jo Anne Nelson Co-Sponsor
Tom Baker Family Co-Sponsor
Umpqua Insurance Agency, Inc. Co-Sponsor
Value Clean Laundromat/ Umpqua Aqua Co-Sponsor
Watkinson Laird Ruvbenstein, PC Co-Sponsor
Wicks Emmett, LLP Co-Sponsor

Sponsor Benefits

This venue provides an opportunity to be part of one of Roseburg's biggest success stories and dto receive widespread community recognition.

  • Sponsor's names are included on 750 concert posters and 30,000 informational flyers.
  • Hospitality tent reception followed by a personal recognition and sponsorship gift that is presented at a concert.
  • Public relations value that lasts all summer.
  • Sponsors will be listed in a full page ad in local area newspapers at the end of the season.
  • A minimum 150,000 gross commercial impressions for the major sponsor and benefactor categories.
  • All sponsors are listed on a sign displayed during the concerts. Major Sponsors and Benefactors have additional signage opportunity with 2'x4' kiosk.
  • Major Sponsors and Benefactors receive a parking pass in a reserved area. Benefactors receive signed reserved parking.
  • Major sponsors and Benefactors mentioned in TV and radio promos for one concert.
  • Sponsors listed on Music on the Half Shell's web site and are linked to sponsors' websites.
  • Benefactors receive a designated area for their business in the kiosk.

 

Sponsorship Classifications

Benefactor $4,000 and Up
Major Sponsor $2,250-$3,999
Sponsor $1,000-$2,249
Co-Sponsor $500-$1,099
Friend $100-$499

 

Special Thanks To

Douglas County Fair Grounds
Fire District No. 2
Rotary Club of Sutherlin
The Roseburg Parks Dept.
The Roseburg Police Dept.

 

Please show our sponsors your appreciation by using their products and services!

Without their generosity, Music on the Halfshell wouldn't be able to bring you these FANTASTIC shows!

Halfshell Vendors

Rolling Thunder BBQ

Serving Tri-Tip Sandwiches, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Pulled Chicken Sandwiches, BBQ Nacho's, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Hot Dogs, French Fries, Chicken Strips, Hand Dipped Corn Dogs and Strawberry Lemonade.

Half Shell Special at every concert!

Roseburg Firefighters

Delicious kettlecorn for a good cause!

Umpqua Dairy

Ice cream by the scoop

Arctic Hawaiian Shaved Ice

A taste of the islands!

Booster Juice

Smoothies, coffee, espresso and healthy snacks.

Come and Enjoy our premium fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed juices, sandwiches, and frozen yogurt. "Squeeze More Out Of Life"

IdleYld Lodge Snack Shack

Serving 3 different kinds of pastas with your choice of our homemade marinara, alfredo, or bacon cheese sauce. If you wish, add some of our homemade meatballs, grilled chicken breast or sausage. We also have meatball subs, green salads, ice cream novelties, water, soda, coffee, tea, and sports drinks available.

Maui Vegetarian

Since 2001, we've been on a mission to share our passion for good health and good food with others. Whether you decide to pick up one of our cookbooks showing you how simple delicious, 100% plant-based meals are to make, peruse this site to check out the videos and articles, stop by our café in Eugene, or visit with us at a cooking class, you will be sure to feel more excited about healthy food and living.

Old Soul Pizza

Old Soul Pizza is a product of our families interest in providing a local, unique pizza. We love to cook, experiment with fresh, local ingredients and hope to bring a little soul to everyone.

Everyone has a story, everyone has a soul, we just want people to embrace life and enjoy soul warming food.

Jill's Sugar Buzz Bakery

Cupcakes and Cookies

Specializing in custom designed cakes that bring personality to your party! Also making delicious gluten, dairy, and egg free cakes!! Love to make each cake different specifically for you! Please call 541-440-0051! Cakes made by order. Please plan to schedule your order within 2 weeks of pickup. Prices vary depending on size, design, and flavor. Please send a message or call to get an estimate on your cake or dessert.

Contact Half Shell

Questions or need more information?

Have you tried the F.A.Q? If not, there are answers to some of the most common questions there, otherwise contact us in one of the ways below.

Music on the Half Shell Committee

P.O. Box 2010
Roseburg,OR 97470
Need Directions?

541.677.1708

info@halfshell.org

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

And answers to them too!

The concerts start at 7:00pm. It's always a good idea to get there early to find a good spot and get settled before the fun starts.

To add the current year's schedule to your calendar, you can use the link to the right... It should download a .ics file that will import into pretty much any calendar you use.

The Music on the Half Shell has gotten so popular over the years that people started placing blankets in the park to hold their place on Monday evening. That obviously wasn't a great idea because the park is there for kids to play in and the public to use, so the rules are that you can place a blanket in the park at 5am the day of the concert. At 5am, any blankets that are already in the park are removed, so please don't fudge on your way to work at 4:30am. :)

Parking gets pretty tight around the park. There is designated parking across from the park next to Legion Field and in the paved parking lot connecting the YMCA to the softball fields along Stewart Parkway.

There are also free shuttles from several locations around town. Just check the Directions page for more information.

There are a number of food vendors at the concerts. From kettle corn to BBQ to ice cream and everything in between. For a full list of vendors, just check out the Vendors page.

You are also welcome to bring your own dinner, including a bottle of your favorite wine or a few beers. Please drink responsibly and clean up after yourself though. The park belongs to the City of Roseburg and we don't want to leave a mess.

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The mission of Music on the Half Shell is to provide free concerts to the public in Roseburg, Oregon featuring quality artists who would normally perform at distant venues for a substantial admission fee.