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IN A LANDSCAPE: Alvord Desert 5:30pm Sat, 9/15

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Alvord Hot Springs

36095 E Steens Rd

Princeton, OR 97721

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All are welcome to join us tonight at Alvord Desert for the IN A LANDSCAPE concert. A few headphones are still available for on-site registration, but the concert can also be enjoyed free of charge without the headphones. Please come!

***See detailed information below on directions, pre-ordering dinner and breakfast, and a host of useful information. If you have not been to the Alvord desert, this is an extremely remote area with no services of any kind. Please plan ahead and travel safely.***

Paul and Tonya Davis Family are generously once again hosting IN A LANDSCAPE in one of Oregon’s most spectacular landscapes. Hunter Noack will perform live on a nine-foot Steinway concert grand piano on the dry lakebed near Alvord Hot Springs. Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford and local poet Elizabeth Davis will read landscape and cowboy poems as part of the program.

The performance will take place on the lakebed itself, approximately 200 meters from the end of the Alvord Hot Springs access road. You will need to drive from the Alvord Hot Springs parking lot down the access road and onto the lakebed for the concert. There is a $5 access fee per car, payable to Alvord Hot Springs for use of the access road.

***Please plan to arrive to the Hot Springs parking lot by 5 pm at the latest so that you are settled by concert time.***

Pre-register for your dinner at the ticketing link above to ensure that you will be served dinner. There will be limited quantities of food available for walk-up orders.

At 4000 elevation, the Alvord Desert is a dry lakebed that sits in the rainshadow of Steens Mountain. The nearest community (23 miles south) is Fields Oregon, pop. 86. The Hot Springs will remain open to the public ($5 entrance fee) until 9pm. CLICK HERE to see updated weather forecast.



IN A LANDSCAPE is a 70-minute outdoor classical music concert.


GPS coordinates

42°32'38.8"N 118°32'03.1"W

4x4 vehicles recommended.

Alvord can be reached via the Fields-Denio Road (East Steens Road) from either the north (via Burns), or the south (via Fields). From the north, drive approximately 41 miles south on the dirt Fields-Denio Road from Highway 78. From the south, drive 23 miles north (12 miles paved) to reach the signed Alvord Hot Springs.

The nearest gas station is 23 miles south in Fields, Oregon. We recommend you fill your tank in Burns or in Fields. *There is no fuel on site.*

For those who plan to drive onto the lakebed, there are two access roads to the lakebed: One private access road at the Alvord Hot Springs and one public access road 4 miles south of the Alvord Hot Springs. The public BLM access road is always open. 4x4 vehicle is required.


A limited number of campsites at the Alvord Hot Springs are available. To reserve one of these campsites, call or email the Alvord Hot Springs directly CLICK HERE.

You are also welcome to camp at no charge on the southern half of the lakebed, which is operated by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). If you camp on BLM land there are NO FACILITIES. No registration required. There is a $5 fee for the access road to the lakebed. We ask that you respect the land by adhering to a Leave No trace policy on the Davis property and on BLM public land.

All-Wheel-Drive vehicles recommended. Parking at the hot springs is limited.

Absolutely NO FIRES are allowed in the Alvord Desert. Please plan accordingly. FIRE DANGER IS VERY REAL and we acknowledge this with the utmost seriousness. Fires, open-flame barbeques, and fireworks are strictly prohibited. Smoking is strictly prohibited except in specific areas. Help us keep the area safe!


Yes. Dinner is available from Jupiter Cookhouse who will have a foodtruck on the lakebed near the concert site. Your SAFEST OPTION is to pre-order your dinner. Limited quantities will be available for walk-up orders.

You may also purchase beer, ice, and snacks at the Alvord Hot Springs store.

***Sunday breakfast is also available for pre-order at the ticket link above. Wake up to hot coffee and breakfast prepared for you!***


A limited number of chairs will be provided. First come, first served. We suggest bringing your own chairs or desert-friendly blankets.


Steens Mountain elevation is 9,733 feet and can bring in dramatic weather patterns quickly – please be prepared for anything. Last year we had snow one week before the concert. Check Weather Bug for Fields, Oregon, for weather updates.

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Alvord Hot Springs

36095 E Steens Rd

Princeton, OR 97721

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