Check out this week’s notable concert announcements for Central Oregon:
• The Eli Young Band will bring Texas country and rock to Oregon Spirit Distillers on Sept. 7.
The group, which formed in 2000 and released its sixth and most recent studio album, “Fingerprints,” in 2017, will join the four previously announced country shows in KSJJ 102.9-FM’s concert series. Tickets cost $30 (admission is free for kids ages 3 and younger) and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at The Growler Guys in Bend or bendticket.com (plus fees).
• Virtuoso bassist Tal Wilkenfeld will headline the seventh annual Newberry Event Music and Arts Festival to Defeat MS.
The festival, which will take place July 26-28 at DiamondStone Guest Lodges in La Pine, is a fundraiser for the Oregon chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Other artists announced include: Pink Floyd tribute Pigs on the Wing, Sol Seed, Dodgy Mountain Men, Vokab Kompany, The Rad Trads, Dead Horses, Lounge on Fire, Petty Thievery, Idle Poets, Pat Simmons Jr., Pete Kartsounes, The Leadbetter Band, Mission Blues, Natty Red, Broken Down Guitars, The Tortilla Chips, J Brothers, Newberry Family Band and South County Hipsters.
Tickets cost $120 plus fees for the full festival, $70 plus fees for a two-day pass, $15 for the full festival for ages 14-17 or free for ages 13 and younger, and are on sale now at newberryevent.com/tickets.
• Folk/surf rock project The Blank Tapes (AKA L.A. multi-instrumentalist Matt Adams) will play the first show in a new, free concert series, Big Lawn Music, at The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse on May 31.
The shows will be hosted outside from 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays from May 31 through Aug. 30, with the exception of Aug. 26, which is a Monday. Visit thesuttlelodge.com for more information. The rest of the shows are as follows:
June 7 — Maita (indie-folk)
June 14 — Megan Diana (jazz/pop/Americana)
June 21 — Jacob Miller with Joshua Thompson (singer-songwriters)
June 28 — My Evergreen Soul, Tay and the Janglahdahs (folk/psych rock)
July 5 — Summer Cannibals (garage/punk)
July 12 — Low Bar Chorale (community chorus)
July 19 — Loch Lomond (Portland indie rock with Bend ties)
July 26 — Jenny Don’t and the Spurs (country)
August 2 — Austin Miller and Kelli Schaefer (singer-songwriters)
August 9 — Bear Clouds and Lighters as Guns (indie rock)
August 16 — Alela Diane and Weezy Ford (indie rock)
August 23 — Cosmic Evolution (jam band)
August 26 — Muzicka (Slovakian folk)
August 30 — Alex Crowson with Jeffrey Silverstein (folk)