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The Newsletter of Siletz Bay Music Festival
January 2022

The first change is bittersweet. Two of our board members have decided to step down or least take a hiatus from their positions on the board. Those left behind are sad but so happy for their new adventures.

Reverend Mike Grogan, who has served on the board for many years with stints as board chair, volunteer coordinator and host to meetings, lunches and rehearsals, will be taking a sabbatical, not only from Siletz Bay Music Festival but also from his position as pastor of the Lincoln City Congregational Church. He plans to spend the time recuperating from 30 years without a break with thoughtful contemplation and a goal of attending a game at every major league baseball field in the country. He looks forward to returning to ministry and other responsibilities with renewed energy in the fall. Mike will be missed but we wish him godspeed.

Bassist Greg Berton will be celebrating a significant birthday this year and his birthday gift, both to and from his wife Roseanne, Greg Bertonwill be to take a year (at least) off from his duties at Siletz Bay Music and the Cultural Center as well as the myriad other service activities he does for the community. Their plans are to spend much of the year traveling but we hope to catch him at one venue or another backing favorite local musicians. The Bertons are traveling closer to home for the time being but they are looking forward to a trip to the Baltics and St. Petersburg in May. Happy Trails to the Bertons.


Board Member
The loss of these two leaves a large void in the board membership, a void we are hoping to fill in the next few weeks. The 2022 festival is still 8 months off but there is much work to be done between now and then. We are looking for dedicated people with a love of music and / or of service to join us in the great adventure of bringing the Siletz Bay Music Festival to the stages of Lincoln City. If this is of interest to you, please contact us at or call 541-264-5828. The rewards far outweigh the effort we put in to making it happen.

Executive Director
The board could not be more proud of the job it did putting on the 2021 festival in the midst of a worldwide pandemic. It was challenging and scary at times but we did it with grace and verve. We did it. We could do it again. But we feel that it is time for this ship to have an experienced executive director at the helm. Siletz Bay Music Festival is actively seeking applicants to fill this position. Requirements are posted on the website and on Facebook and applications can be made by sending a resume and cover letter to


April 23, 5:30 PM
Swing Into Spring Fundraiser, Dinner, Auction, Entertainment
Lincoln City Cultural Center
Still a work in progress, stay tuned for details

September  2 – 11, 2022
Siletz Bay Music Festival
Lincoln City Cultural Center, Congregational Church, B’Nai Brith Camp and Doerfler Family Theatre in Newport. 
Program is still a work in progress. Details to emerge as we have them.

Photo Credits: The Photography Studio.    
For more information about Siletz Bay Music Festival please see, email,or call (541) 264-5828.

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Virtual Super Auction Time!

Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce announces the return of the Annual Virtual Super Auction happening
March 18th through March 25th
We greatly appreciate your support and donations to the Super Auction. Money raised will help us continue our mission of advocating for you while helping to grow your businesses and
strengthening our community. 
In acknowledgment of your generous donations, we will recognize your contributions on our social media pages with daily posting reaching thousands, images of your donations on the auction website with a direct link to your business, and more.
Simply click the DONATE button below to email Mellissa and coordinate your donation.

ODFW Recreation Report

ODFW Recreation Report
Jan. 19, 2022

Includes updates to fishing


Less than 2 weeks left to report your 2021 hunt 

If you’ve been telling yourself you should just get this done, you should listen. Reporting early helps you avoid that last-minute rush of procrastinators and give you some to fix any errors. Learn more about how to report. 

Winter steelhead are here: Are you ready? 

We’re approaching the peak of the winter steelhead season in some areas. If you’ve never been, or just want some pointers to be more successful, we’ve got options. 10 tips to catch winter steelhead can help you come up with a winning strategy to catch more fish. And our winter steelhead fishing videos on YouTube offers tips on gearing up and pointers from fish biologists about how to fish their local rivers.

Apply for your spring bear tag

If you plan to hunt spring bear this year, you have until Feb. 10 to apply for your tag.

It’s been cold enough for ice fishing

Ice fishing is underway at several locations including Lake of the Woods, Unity Reservoir, Yellowjacket Reservoir, Fish Lake (SW Zone) and other locations in the SE and NE zones. Early season ice can be tricky so follow these precautions when stepping onto the ice for the first time.

Take a fishing class

New to trout or steelhead fishing? ODFW has two upcoming workshops to take you from awkward to accomplished. Join us for Trout fishing 101 on Jan. 29 in Albany and/or Steelhead fishing 101 in Feb. 12 in Clackamas. Learn more and register.



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