It may not be the season yet, but Central Oregon’s festivals are heating up with initial lineup announcements. This week, it’s all about Sisters:
• Multiple Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn will headline the 23rd Sisters Folk Festival on Sept. 7.
The festival organization announced Cockburn this week. More artists will be announced in an initial lineup to be revealed in early March, according to an email from festival creative director Brad Tisdel. This year’s festival will take place Sept. 6 through 8 at various venues in Sisters.
Cockburn, known for his thoughtful lyricism and mix of blues, jazz, folk and rock, launched his solo career in 1970 with his self-titled debut album. He found acclaim in the U.S. with his 1979 album, “Dancing in the Dragon’s Jaws.” He most recently released “Bone on Bone” in 2017.
• Though dates have not yet been revealed, the Sisters Rhythm & Brews Festival has its headliners for its second year. They include gospel/blues guitarist Mr. Sipp The Mississippi Blues Child, country-blues songwriter The White Buffalo, blues-rockers The Eric Gales Band and young guitar shredder Christone “Kingfish” Ingram. Visit sistersrhythmandbrews.com for more information, and stay tuned for more artist announcements and festival dates.