It’s been a busy couple of weeks for show announcements in Central Oregon. Take a look:
• The earliest bird: Discounted holiday tickets are on sale for the 11th annual 4 Peaks Music Festival, slated for June 21 through 24 at D.M. Stevenson Ranch. The tickets cost $165 and are available through Jan. 2, or until they sell out. Other holiday discounts on RV tickets ($140), young adult tickets ($70), vehicle impact fees ($20) and two-axle passes for non-RV trailers ($40) are also on sale through Jan. 2. Visit 4peaksmusic.com or Cosmic Depot for tickets. The festival lineup will be announced in late winter, according to the ticketing page.
• Winter blues (and folk): Sisters Folk Festival’s Winter Concert Series kicks off Jan. 23 with Idaho folk-rocker Josh Ritter and The Royal City Band, with guest Nicki Bluhm. The series continues Feb. 12 with Irish supergroup We Banjo 3 (originally slated to play the canceled 2017 festival) and March 14 with festival favorite Darlingside.
All shows start at 7 p.m. at the Sisters High School auditorium. Series passes cost $60 or $35 for ages 18 and younger, plus fees. Individual show tickets are also available, and cost $30 or $15 for ages 18 and younger (Jan. 23); $20/$10 (Feb. 12); and $25/$10 (March 14), plus fees. Visit sistersfolkfestival.org/winter-concert-series for tickets and more information, or call 541-549-4979.
Also, early-bird tickets for the festival itself, slated Sept. 7 through 9, will only be sold via lottery this year, with 500 tickets available (the same as in previous years). The lottery system was adopted to give “everyone a fair shot” to purchase the passes, a news release said. People can register for the lottery through noon Dec. 15, with winners notified at 5 p.m. the same day. Winners will then have until Dec. 31 to purchase the discounted tickets, the release said. Early-bird tickets cost $125 plus fees, while regular tickets will cost $150 plus fees. Visit eventbrite.com or sistersfolkfestival.org to register.
• Give them liberty: Bend PyratePunx will bring seminal California hardcore punk band T.S.O.L. to The Capitol on April 1. T.S.O.L. (short for True Sons of Liberty) formed in Long Beach in 1978, and its politically charged tunes were a major influence on horror punk and deathrock. Tickets cost $15 plus fees in advance and are available at ticketfly.com. Visit thecapitolbend.com for more information.
• More Storm: The Tower Theatre added a second date for Pink Martini singer Storm Large’s Holiday Ordeal show, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28. Tickets cost $32, $42 or $57 plus a $3 theater preservation fee, and go on sale Friday (tickets are on sale now for theater members). Visit towertheatre.org or call 541-317-0700 for more information.