The Bend music scene is used to seeing artists fall in love with the city and return year after year (and sometimes multiple times in one year). While not in the same league as annual visitor Michael Franti, who just played his 10th show at Les Schwab Amphitheater in as many years, California reggae-rap-rock hybrid Slightly Stoopid is getting there. The band, which hasn’t missed a year since debuting at Les Schwab in 2016, returns to the venue Saturday in support of its ninth studio album, last year’s “Everyday Life, Everyday People,” a laid-back groove-fest featuring guests such as rapper Chali 2na, UB40’s Ali Campbell, G. Love and Sly & Robbie’s Sly Dunbar. Speaking of guests, plenty of them are on this bill including one-time Bendite Matisyahu, who is still touring behind his improvisation-heavy, 2017 album “Undercurrent.” Tribal Seeds and HIRIE, Central Oregon favorites both, round out the bill.
Slightly Stoopid, with Matisyahu, Tribal Seeds, HIRIE: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, gates open at 4:30 p.m.; $38 plus fees in advance, $40 at the gate, $125 for merch package; Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; bendconcerts.com or 541-312-8510.