One of the musical treats of the monthly First Friday Gallery Walk in downtown Bend is Night Under the Covers, a gathering of local artists who play other folks’ songs based around a theme.
Past themes include everything from Nirvana to the British Invasion to Johnny Cash. The music happens in the common area outside Hola!, where a nice little scene has coalesced around the event over the past few years.
Tonight, Night Under the Covers’ inspiration will hit close to home: bands and musicians from the Northwest. The schedule was still being refined at press time, but the lineup should include locals such as Paul Gratton, Lauren Kershner, Kurt Silva, The String Rats and The Quons doing tunes by big names like Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Vedder, Brandi Carlile, Judy Collins, The Decemberists and Death Cab for Cutie.
Central Oregon talent doing songs you know by heart for free. Pop in there, eh?
Night Under the Covers; 6 tonight; free; Hola!, 920 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-728-0069.