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The concert is free. Donations are strongly encouraged.

Amphitheater gates open Saturday at 10am; concert starts at 8pm.

Join us on Saturday, August 26, 2023, at 8pm for an evening with

Little River Band

Little River Band

Little River Band garnered huge chart success with multi-platinum albums and chart-topping hits in the 70's and 80's. Their worldwide album, CD, and digital downloads amassed more than 350 million. LRB continues to deliver distinctive harmonies and vocal abilities under the direction of 41-year LRB veteran, lead vocalist and bass player Wayne Nelson. To date, Wayne has contributed his talents on 24 of Little River Band's albums/CDs. LRB was honorably dubbed "the best singing band in the world" by Eagles founding member, the late Glenn Frey. Little River Band has undergone an evolution or two since its origins as an Australian rock band hungry to make it in America. Fans nostalgic for such tunes as "Reminiscing" or "Lady" can join us to hear the current incarnation for a night of fantastic music, memories and more.

Fun Fact: LRB was the first band to have Top 10 Hits for 6 consecutive years! Their song "Reminiscing" has garnered over 5 million air plays on American radio, with "Lady" following close behind with over 4 million air plays.

Visit for more information on this talented band.

Main Stage Sponsor

Consolidated Precision Products

Amphitheater Sponsor

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Concert Rules

  • Gates open at 10 a.m. Saturday to enter the amphitheater.
  • Please do not place items in fire lanes or places that are blocked off. If your items are placed in those areas, Albany Parks and Recreation will move the items to the nearest available spot of your placement.
  • Place your belongings at your own risk. Albany Parks and Recreation is not responsible for items that have been moved or lost.
  • Seating is first come first serve. 
  • This is a park setting and all seating area is on grass.
  • No outside alcohol. Coolers and bags may be inspected. Beer, wine, cider (served by Gilgamesh Brewing), and food will be available for purchase on-site.
  • Drinks and food purchased from festival vendors will be allowed inside the amphitheater.
  • Please no glass containers.
  • No pets, except service animals.
  • No bikes, scooters, or skateboards permitted.
  • No smoking or vaping.
  • Call 541-917-7777 for more information.

Wristband Information

  • Wristbands will be placed on all person entering the venue and will be required in order to enter or exit the amphitheater.
  • You will not be allowed to get a wristband for someone that is not present.
  • Once you receive your wristband you can come and go through-out the day.
  • After you receive your wristband, chairs (low back preferred) and blankets can be placed once you enter the amphitheater.
  • If the amphitheater reaches its capacity, individuals can listen to the concert from other areas in the park.

Donation Spots

Support the Northwest Art and Air Festival by securing your spot near the front of the concert!

  • Call 541-917-7777 to put your name on the list for the lottery drawing.
  • Each spot can hold up to 8 people maximum, depending on state guidelines.
  • If you are interested in these spots the donation will be $250. You will only have to pay the $250 donation if your name is drawn and you want the spot at the time of notification.
  • You will only be allowed to enter your name one time for one spot.
  • We will accept entries for the drawing now until July 21, 2023.
  • The drawing will be held on July 26, 2023.
  • Winners will be notified and have 48 hours to pay for their spot before we draw another name.

Please note: We will not know the number of spots available until the day of the drawing due to sponsor and concert requirements.

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Bubble Bee SweetSavory and Sweet Waffles and Specialty Teas
Cheesy Stuffed BurgersHamburgers, Fries, Tater Tots, and Drinks
Corndog ConvoyCorn dogs, Fries, and Drinks
Homemade Fried BreadHomemade Fried Bread, Funnel Cakes, and Drinks
Kona IceShaved Ice
Mi Cocina Mexican FoodTacos, Quesadillas, Burritos, Tamale, Nachos, Fruit Cups, Mexican Corn, and Drinks
N Reeners BBQTri-Tip, Brisket, and Smoked Chicken Sandwiches, Sides, and Drinks
N Reeners New York Style SandwichesCheese Steak, Chicken Cheese Steak, Hot Pastrami, Italian Sausage Sandwiches, Fries, and Drinks
Pucker Up Fresh Squeezed LemonadeLemonade
QualiserveLamb and Chicken Gyro Sandwiches, Falafel, Greek Salad, Garlic Fries, and Lemonade
Rice PlateYakisoba Noodles, Fried Rice, Teriyaki Chicken, Spring Rolls, Steam Buns, and Drinks
So CheesySpecialty Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Mac and Cheese, Gluten Free bread, and Drinks
Sub Zero ProductsDippin Dot Ice Cream
Summers Flower Cotton CandyCotton Candy and Lemonade
The Wurst CartCurrywurst, Bratwurst, Knockwurst, Weisswurst, Vegan Sausage, Schnitzel, Pretzel, and Drinks

Interested in applying to be a food vendor?

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Please email your application and/ or questions to:
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Become a sponsor

On the balloon field:
No smoking No dogs No drones

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6:45amBalloon Lift-off sponsored by CoEnergy Propane
12:00pmArt and Food Vendor Booths Open
12:00pm – 10:00pmFestival Stage Wine, Cider, Microbrew Stand sponsored by Gilgamesh Brewing
12:00pm – 8:00pmRed Robin Family Zone open
1:30pm – 9:30pmPerformances on the Festival Stage with breaks
7:00pm – 9:00pmNight Glow Sponsor Reception (by invitation only)
Begins at duskNight Glow sponsored by EC Electric
6:45amBalloon Lift-off sponsored by CoEnergy Propane
9:00amCar Show Opens
10:00amArt and Food Booths Open
10:00am – 6:00pmRed Robin Family Zone open
10:00amSeating opens in the Amphitheater
11:00am – 10:00pmFestival Stage Wine, Cider, Microbrew Stand sponsored by Gilgamesh Brewing
11:30am – 6:30pmPerformances on the Festival Stage with breaks
5:15pm – 7:30pmSponsor Dinner (by invitation only)
8:00pmLittle River Band on the Consolidated Precision Products Main Stage in the Amphitheater
6:45amBalloon Lift-off sponsored by CoEnergy Propane


Visitors to the Northwest Art & Air Festival pay $10 to park daily at Timber-Linn Memorial Park or the Linn County Expo Center. Parking fees will be charged on both days.

Parking space is available at Expo Center just north of the park at the intersection of Dogwood Avenue and Timber Street, and in the fields at the south end of the park adjacent to Price Road.

Handicapped accessible and VIP parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the west end of the footbridge outside the main festival entry.

Traffic leaving from the south parking area will be routed westbound on Highway 20, while those parked to the north will be routed onto Dogwood, then Goldfish Farm Road to go east or Timber Street to go west.


Get directions from Google Maps

Sponsor Hotels

NWAAF hotels comfort

Comfort Suites Linn County Fairground and Expo

100 Opal Ct, Albany, OR 97322


NWAAF hotels hiexp

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Albany, an IHG Hotel

105 Opal Ct, Albany, OR 97322


NWAAF hotels phoenix

Phoenix Inn Suites

3410 Spicer Dr SE, Albany, OR 97322


Festival Stage sponsored by

Friday, August 25

1:30 – 3:30pm Performer TBD
Break 3:30 – 5:00pm
5:00 – 6:00pm CJ Mickens Band (all genres)
Break 6:00 – 7:00pm
7:00 – 8:30pm CJ Mickens Band (all genres)
8:30 – 9:00pm Night Glow (approximately, weather permitting)
9:00 – 9:45pm CJ Mickens Band (all genres)


CJ Mickens Band

When Las Vegas native CJ Mickens performs, everyone stops and watches... and 7 million did when he performed on Season Two (Top 32) of American Idol. In 2012, he won Portland Idol, which added to his collection of musical wins, such as 3 Gold Medals in a row at the NAACP ACTSO Music Program, and winning the Pacific NW Harmony Sweepstakes with his acapella group, Rezonate. His original music is available on iTunes and world-wide platforms. What sets CJ’s hot dance cover band apart is how he draws everyone in with his infectious dancing, strong vocals, and energetic stage presence.

Saturday, August 26

11:30am – 1:00pm Adrian Wulff and The Night Country (covers)
Break 1:00 – 2:00pm
2:00 – 4:00pm Double DT Band (classic rock)
Break 4:00 – 4:30pm
4:30 – 6:30pm Outlaw Shine (country/line dancing)

...then join us at the Main Stage at 8:00pm!

The Friday Night Glow is full of joy and amazement for the entire family: brilliantly-colored balloons tower over the crowd, lighting up the night sky.

Half a dozen balloons participate in one of the Festival’s most popular events, the Night Glow on Friday only at dusk, weather permitting. Balloon pilots and crews set up the colorful fabric envelopes in open area on the east side of Timber-Linn Park, inflate them with hot air while tethered to the ground, and illuminate them in a series of patterns.

Please understand that weather makes a big difference on how the timing of the Night Glow will go. Depending on wind, the balloons might not be able to inflate for very long. We usually luck out and the winds cooperate but it is in mother natures hands.

Seating area opens at 1pm to put blankets and chairs down.

Please note: The night glow happens on Friday night only. (weather permitting)

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  • Gates open after balloon liftoff, approx. 8 a.m.
  • Awards at 3:00 p.m.
  • Registration is at the event only; $25 entry fee
  • For more information, call Albany Parks & Recreation at 541-917-7777.

Download 2023 registration form

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Benefitting the ABC House

Bring a suggested donation of a new, unwrapped board game or a shelf-stable, individually-wrapped, low-sugar snack to benefit ABC House, a child abuse intervention center serving Benton and Linn counties.

Learn more about the ABC House

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Presented by the Willamette Chapter of the  Studebaker Drivers Club

Learn more about the club

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Become a sponsor

Join artists from throughout the Northwest as they sell their wares. Work will include wood, metal, jewelry, pottery, porcelain, stained glass, fused glass, fiber, oil, watercolor, and collages.

(subject to change)

Anderson, HopeCrystal and Stone Jewelry and Hangers
Anderson, ShelbyIcefox CrochetFiber Art
Ang, LyleLiving Stones CreationsJewelry-Rocks
Baker, Tracey and JuddPhoenix ResinRisin & Wood Mixed Media
Baum, ElizabethLiz Tree Ice DyesWearable Art
Bee, KerrianneHiveheart HomeBeewax Items
Brunson, ShannonParty Perfection OregonFacepainting
Burnop, AlisonBad Metals LLCMetalwork
Butman, IsaacMisty Sky CraftsJewelry
Cessnun, SummerLilys Fun WorldKids Items
Clayton, LessaLessa Clayton ArtPainting & Drawing
Crabtree, PaulColorburst StudiosJewelry
Crist, SamanthaPup Hut Dog BakeryGourmet Dog Treats
Crouch, Pat and MikeIrishhawk Trading CompanyJewelry & Moon Chimes
Deily, JenniferDeily Family LLCPainting
Dutchuk, AmberJoyful Jewels NWJewelry
Fink, MarlanaLittle Miss Marie BoutiqueWearable Art
Fox, SusanCirces PlunderJewelry
Griffin, DianeOakville RottweilersPet Supplies
Hagan, KelsiMoonlit CrystalsJewelry
Henry, KimberlyPetals by KimberlyArt on Glass & Canvas
Hite, DougIdle Time WoodworkingWoodworking
Hoffert-Hay, MadelineHoffert-Hay ArtAcrylic Painting
Humphrey, TeriThe Avenue Home BoutiqueUpcycled Home Decor
Johnson, ChuckCharles Johnson PhotographyPhotography
Kirchhoff, EmmaDapper Bear Candle CompanyCandles
Klumph, BreAnnHenna by BreHenna
Kunihiro, KrisKunihiro PotteryCeramics
Ladd, ErichLadds LeatherLeather Items
Marchbanks, DruDesigns by DruJewelry
Martin, MaxineWorthy Arts 6Jewelry & Bodycare
Matney, AnneArt of ProCRAFTinatingJewelry
McAlary, WayneRippled Prints LLCWoodworking
Merritt, BarbaraNorthwoods Glass ArtGlass
Montoya, RhondaMoon River LavenderLavender products
Moon, Anne-MarieAnnies JammiesJams
Oakes, TonySekao BonsaiBonsai Trees
Olson, JanaJewlery by JanaJewlery
Olson, KathleenK6 Creations LLCPaper Art
Parsons, JaneTotally BentUpcycled Art
Pasak, BrandonOmega Fire StudiosCeramics
Peek, David & PennyCool ShoesLeather
Peterson, BobOregon RocksRock Jewelry
Peterson, KatDoodads by KatJewelry & Textiles
Pham, HungHungphamartsPaintings
Portrey, AdamOne Link at a Time LLCGaming Items
Ranzoni, KatySew Totally CrazyWearable Art
Redfern, CarrieJoy Road JewelryJewlery
Renteria, MarilynTreasured TumblersTumblers
Reynolds, MaeganEarthy Little ScentsCandles
Sauve, JimUSAviation ArtPrints
Scheffel, MarthaFabric Items
Shaw, TeresaTeresas PeacesAcrylic Art
Slade/Stewart, Renee/RiRasa Clay WorksCeramics
Spehar, Chaum & AprilNorthwest GoodsJewelry
Steingrobe, BarbaraPaintcrazy DesignsPainting
Strader, GarrettGarrett Strader GlassGlass
Strader, JulieHood River JewelersJewelry
Sumner, DarrellLast Chance CafeGourmet Nutcones
Sumner, LynnPurely Magical Skin Care LLCSkin Care
Szramek, JakeJake ToysWood/Toys
Taylor, KaitlynnPerfectly Taylored DesignsJewelry
Thomsen, TimClear Impressions GiftsGlass
Trisdale, JenniferJAT DesignsJewelry
Vergin, UteUV KeramikPottery
Vogt, LysandraSkyz Dark CreationzResin Art
Wampler, BrendaTrendy Threads & TreasuresFiber Art
Wedro, SharonCrystal Creations by SharonJewlery
Widberg, NedTundra Designs JewelryJewlery
Wolford, JustinFenrir CreationsWood
Wood, TamiBeaver State GlassGlass
Yee, LindaLMY PotteryCeramics

Interested in applying to be an art vendor?

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Please email your application and/ or questions to:
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Important Dates 

Missed the deadline? We accept applications up to the festival date!

End of March

Postmark deadline for application submission

End of April

Notification of artist acceptance

First week of June

Booth space fees due
(no cancellation refunds after this date)

Show Hours

  • Friday: Noon–8pm
  • Saturday: 10am–8pm

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Join us Friday, noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. for some fun kid activities!

  • Cornhole and other games
  • Paint the car
  • Home Depot kits
  • Craft kits to go!
  • Scavenger hunt

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