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.
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.
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.
|Clint Newell Auto Group||Benefactor|
|Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians||Benefactor|
|Jim & Jane Raztlaff||Benefactor|
|Lauren Young Tire Center||Benefactor|
|TerraFirma Foundation Systems||Benefactor|
|The Bruce Family||Benefactor|
|The Ford Family Foundation||Benefactor|
|The Umpqua Life||Benefactor|
|Umpqua Economic Development Partnership||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|
|Dole Coalwell - Attorneys||Sponsor|
|Douglas County 4H Leaders Association||Sponsor|
|FCC Commercial Furniture||Sponsor|
|Harvard Dental Group||Sponsor|
|Julee K Richards M.D., PC/ Brad Seely M.D.||Sponsor|
|Kathy & Norm Smith||Sponsor|
|Lithia Roseburg Auto Center||Sponsor|
|Oregon Coach Crafters RV Repair||Sponsor|
|Park Medical Group||Sponsor|
|Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards||Sponsor|
|Southern Septic Service||Sponsor|
|Subway on Harvard, Diamond Lake, Stephens St & by Costco||Sponsor|
|TeSoAria Vineyard & Winery||Sponsor|
|Aller Robertson Mahan, PC||Co-Sponsor|
|Brix Grill, Chill & Gather||Co-Sponsor|
|Cascadian Coffee Company||Co-Sponsor|
|Corri & Lysie Geffen||Co-Sponsor|
|Dan & Joan Seitz||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|
|Henry Estate Winery||Co-Sponsor|
|Jeffrey Kobernik, DMD & David White, DMD||Co-Sponsor|
|Jeffrey Pugh, Attorney at Law||Co-Sponsor|
|Kruse Farms, Inc.||Co-Sponsor|
|Lone Rock Timber Management Co||Co-Sponsor|
|Misty Oaks Vineyard||Co-Sponsor|
|Napa Auto Parts - Roseburg & Sutherlin||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|
|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|
This venue provides an opportunity to be part of one of Roseburg's biggest success stories and dto receive widespread community recognition.
Benefactor $4,000 and Up
Major Sponsor $2,250 - $3,999
Sponsor $1,000 - $2,249
Co-Sponsor $500 - $999
Friend $100 - $499
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!
Delicious kettlecorn for a good cause!
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)
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.
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.
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.