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2017 Performance Lineup



Important Information

All city of Roseburg Park regulations apply to patrons of the concerts. The following regulations are of significance to the concert patrons and may be variations from usual Roseburg Park policy.

  • No dogs or other animals, except guide dogs, will be allowed after noon.
  • Skates, skateboards, rollerblades, bicycles and scooters are not to be ridden after 5 pm in the concert site area.
  • Amplified music and excessive noise are prohibited.
  • No fireworks may be set off during concerts.
  • Alcohol may be consumed during concerts but may not exceed 12% by volume.
  • Dancing is allowed in designated areas.
  • Smoking is not allowed in the park or in the concert area.
  • No patron may prevent others from enjoying the concert to its fullest.
  • Security officers may remove patrons from the concert when it is deemed that they are unwilling to abide by the regulations and/or when their actions are unlawful or pose potential harm to themselves or others.
  • Use of photographic or recording equipment is prohibited. If in use, the equipment may be confiscated.
  • Stakes and/or tarps are not allowed, and will be removed.
  • Conventional outdoor chairs are allowed behind the blanket area. Any type of chair seat in the blanket area must touch the ground and not obstruct views.

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
  • Dave Darrow
  • Dan & Sanna Hern
  • Jim & Maureen Darrow
  • Chelsea Domenico
  • Sarah Kammeyer
  • Kelly Leonard
  • Kevin Mathweg
  • Sarah McGregor
  • Dick & Mo Nichols
  • Charley Thompson
  • Mike Watters
  • Connie Williamson
  • Dwight & Lucy Wood
  • Andrea Zielinski

Halfshell Sponsors

Anvil NW Benefactor
Clint Newell Auto Group Benefactor
Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians Benefactor
Jim & Jane Raztlaff Benefactor
Lauren Young Tire Center Benefactor
Roseburg Disposal Benefactor
TerraFirma Foundation Systems Benefactor
The Bruce Family Benefactor
The Ford Family Foundation Benefactor
The Umpqua Life Benefactor
Umpqua Economic Development Partnership Benefactor
Umpqua Health Benefactor
Watters & Fryer, CPA's Benefactor
City of Roseburg 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 Honda Major Sponsor
Roseburg Women's Health Care - William Hollander MD, Mary Powell MD, Amy Zastrow MD, Karen Roberson NP, Sarah Kent CNM Major Sponsor
The News Review Major Sponsor
US Bank Major Sponsor
Windmill Inn of Roseburg Major Sponsor
Becker Vineyard & Winery Sponsor
Brandborg Winery Sponsor
Dole Coalwell - Attorneys Sponsor
Douglas County 4H Leaders Association Sponsor
Dutch Bros Sponsor
FCC Commercial Furniture Sponsor
Harvard Dental Group Sponsor
Julee K Richards M.D., PC/ Brad Seely M.D. Sponsor
Kathy & Norm Smith Sponsor
Leif Photography Sponsor
Lithia Roseburg Auto Center Sponsor
Melrose Vineyards Sponsor
Oregon Coach Crafters RV Repair Sponsor
Park Medical Group Sponsor
Prints Charming Sponsor
Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards Sponsor
Southern Septic Service Sponsor
Subway on Harvard, Diamond Lake, Stephens St & by Costco Sponsor
TeSoAria Vineyard & Winery Sponsor
Umpqua Bank Sponsor
Umpqua Dairy Sponsor
Abacela Winery Co-Sponsor
Aller Robertson Mahan, PC Co-Sponsor
Banner Bank Co-Sponsor
Barrett Drywall Co-Sponsor
Bigfoot Beverages Co-Sponsor
Brix Grill, Chill & Gather Co-Sponsor
Cardinal Services Co-Sponsor
Cascadian Coffee Company Co-Sponsor
Corri & Lysie Geffen Co-Sponsor
Dan & Joan Seitz Co-Sponsor
David Seibel Co-Sponsor
Douglas County Fair Grounds Co-Sponsor
Dr. Howard & Marjorie Feldman Co-Sponsor
First Choice Health Care Co-Sponsor
Freed Estate Winery Co-Sponsor
Girardet Wine Cellars Co-Sponsor
Hanson Jewelers Co-Sponsor
Henry Estate Winery Co-Sponsor
Jeffrey Kobernik, DMD & David White, DMD Co-Sponsor
Jeffrey Pugh, Attorney at Law Co-Sponsor
Joe's Towing Co-Sponsor
Kruse Farms, Inc. Co-Sponsor
Lehne Farms Co-Sponsor
Lone Rock Timber Management Co Co-Sponsor
Mark Wilson Co-Sponsor
Misty Oaks Vineyard Co-Sponsor
Napa Auto Parts - Roseburg & Sutherlin Co-Sponsor
NW Lifestyles Co-Sponsor
Oregon Pacific Bank Co-Sponsor
Oregon Tax Specialists, Inc. Co-Sponsor
Paul L. Bentley, Architect AIA, PC Co-Sponsor
Poppy Layne Clothing & Accessories Co-Sponsor
Randy & Kelly Moore Co-Sponsor
Robb Paul & Linda Sims Co-Sponsor
Sherms Thunderbird Co-Sponsor
Slight & Friel CPA's Co-Sponsor
Sutherlin Veterinary Hospital Co-Sponsor
The Coen Palm Group A member of D.A. Davidson & Co. Co-Sponsor
The Scoreboard & Oakland Tavern Co-Sponsor
TMS Call Center Co-Sponsor
Tom & Janice Wimberly Co-Sponsor
Tom & JoAnne Nelson Co-Sponsor
Umpqua Sand & Gravel Co-Sponsor
Value Clean Laundromat/ Umpqua Aqua 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 - $999
Friend   $100 - $499


Special Thanks To

Backside Brewery
Bay Cities Ambulance
Delfino Winery
Insterstate 5
Oran Mor Artisan Mead
Season Cellars
The Roseburg Parks Department
The Roseburg Police Department
Umpqua Symphony Association


Media Sponsors

Brooke Communications
Jefferson Public Radio
KMTR - 16


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

The Chill Mobile Shaved Ice

IdleYld Lodge Snack Shack

Serving a rice and blackbean Yld Bowl, a Curry Bowl and a Honey Garlic Bowl, with chicken or beef options. We also have rice and asian slaw side, ice cream novelties, water and available.

Brave New World Fusion

Fusion of new world items. South, Central and North American foods. Grilled cheese, Cuban Quesadilla, Burritos, Peruvian Saltado and an Argentinian style Cheese Steak. Sides include slaw, potatoes, and beans and rice and a couple different sauces.

Wrappin and Rollin

(All plant based food)
Yum bowls, Veggie wraps, Vegan tacos, Vegan buffalo wings, Salads, Soups (chili, curry), Fruit/Veggie Smoothies, Kombucha, Sparkling juices and Water

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
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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 the parking garage downtown.

Check back for times that the shuttle runs, but a good bet would be 6pm to 10pm.

Just check the Directions page for a map.

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.

Zip. Zilch. Nada.

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.

The Merch Booth

That's right. The Lost & Found is located in the merch booth. The one where we sell band and Halfshell merchandise. Usually to the left of the stage.