High Valley kicks off Bend Radio Group shows

Canadian country duo to play Oregon Spirit Distillers

The Northwest is taking over Nashville. Just check out the lineup for the first Bend … Read more

Tribal Seeds, Uncle Kracker are coming to Bend

Munch & Music lineup also announced

As the summer concert season gets underway, promoters are still announcing shows. Read on for … Read more

Michael Franti stays human in Bend

‘Soulrocker’ returns to Les Schwab with new album, documentary

It’s time for your Michael Franti fix, Bend. The rapper, rocker, peace advocate and now … Read more

Slocan Ramblers, True North play Pickin’ & Paddlin’

Concert series returns to Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe

Pickin’ & Paddlin’, the long-running outdoor concert series and fundraiser for the Bend Paddle Trail … Read more

4 Peaks gives Bend musicians chances to shine

Blackstrap Bluegrass, ¡Chiringa!, more get leg up from festival sets

In 2007, the 4 Peaks Music Festival launched with local band Blackstrap Bluegrass — then … Read more

Anatomy of a Song: Dustin Byers, ‘Walk a Mile’

Artist: Dustin Byers Featured song: “Walk a Mile” Multi-instrumentalist Dustin Byers is best known on … Read more

Pato Banton returns to Bend

British reggae singer brings spirituality to The Capitol

Everything comes back to community and spirituality for Pato Banton. In the reggae genre, this … Read more

Review: Michalis Patterson balances dark, light on ‘Recycled Experiences’

Bend songwriter and world traveler plays release show at Volcanic

Bend songwriter Michalis Patterson toured the world before his 21st birthday. He’s visited 13 countries … Read more

Careaoke for a Cure returns to Silver Moon

Bend to belt it out for third annual American Cancer Society benefit

Careaoke for a Cure, a benefit for the American Cancer Society, returns to Silver Moon … Read more

Cascades Rock Ensemble returns to Volcanic Theatre Pub

Student musicians perform showcase in Bend

Central Oregon is a great place to live if you’re a musically inclined kid thanks … Read more

Upcoming concerts

June 7 — Pato Banton (roots reggae), The Capitol, Bend, thecapitolbend.com. June 7 — Lande … Read more

Slightly Stoopid plays Les Schwab for third time

Reggae-rock group will release ninth album in July

California’s Slightly Stoopid hasn’t missed a Les Schwab Amphitheater season since it played its first … Read more

Jethro Tull celebrates 50 years in Bend

Flute-slinging prog rockers to play Les Schwab Amphitheater

Ian Anderson is on the record as not being a fan of nostalgia. It comes … Read more

Ray LaMontagne, Neko Case focus on new music in Bend

Songwriters deliver rocking sets to kick off Les Schwab season

How much you enjoyed Ray LaMontagne’s series-opening concert at Les Schwab Amphitheater on Wednesday night … Read more

Peter Yarrow joins ‘Lonesome Traveler’ at Tower

Rescheduled concert brings folk music history to Bend

Peter Yarrow saw “Lonesome Traveler” toward the end of its off-Broadway run in April 2015, … Read more

Anatomy of a Song: Bobby Lindstrom and Ed Sharlet, ‘Rise Up Sisters’

Artists: Bobby Lindstrom and Ed “The Whistler” Sharlet Featured song: “Rise Up Sisters” Upcoming shows: … Read more

Atlas Cider becomes Avid Cider, celebrates 5 years

MarchFourth to headline two-day carnival at Bend cidery

Atlas Cider Company officially becomes Avid Cider Company this weekend (the new moniker was announced … Read more

Nellie McKay sings standards at Volcanic

Quirky jazz-pop singer brings ‘Sister Orchid’ tour to Bend

British-American singer, pianist, writer and actress Nellie McKay isn’t your typical chanteuse. Growing up in … Read more

Bend Song Exchange moves to Fat Tuesdays

First show in new venue will benefit Saving Grace

Non-Profit Tunes, the Bend Song Exchange’s monthly benefit shows for Central Oregon nonprofit organizations, has … Read more

Dead at the Doj resurrects jams in Bend

Fourth annual event benefits High Desert Martial Arts

Dead at the Doj will once again bring some “American Beauty” to High Desert Martial … Read more

Americana Project students cut a ‘Path’ into music

Educational program culminates in CD release at Belfry

Since 2000, the Sisters Folk Festival’s Americana Project has given Sisters High School students first-hand … Read more

Upcoming concerts

May 31 — Maxwell Friedman Group (funk/jazz/fusion), McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend, mcmenamins.com. May … Read more

King Black Acid plays first Bend show in 15 years

Re-energized Portland cult band brings new music to Volcanic

Daniel Riddle needs to create music. This should be obvious to anyone who has followed … Read more

Upcoming concerts

May 24 — J Meast, Savage Watson, Amity Kane, Just Joe, Ese Chango, Stevee Hutch … Read more

Larry and His Flask kick off tour at Volcanic

Roots-punk band plays West Coast, Europe ahead of new album

The Flask is back in (and out of) town. The roots-punk quintet and elder statesman … Read more

The Pitchfork Revolution ‘On Tap’ for Memorial Day

Bluegrass band plays new food-truck pod in Bend

Bendites (well, most Bendites) like to listen to their live music anywhere and everywhere, including … Read more

Immersion Brewing turns 2 in Bend

Company Grand, Just Cuz, more play anniversary party

Immersion Brewing will mark its second anniversary this weekend. The pub, known for its brew-it-yourself … Read more

Keith Greeninger, Dayan Kai return to Sisters

Folk festival regulars get back to nature at The Belfry

Singer-songwriters Keith Greeninger and Dayan Kai have collaborated for close to 20 years, criss-crossing the … Read more

Ray LaMontagne kicks off Les Schwab shows

Amphitheater slates busiest season yet in Bend

It’s easy to peg Ray LaMontagne as a retro artist. Almost everything about the Maine … Read more

Lettuce to headline Newberry Event

Cold War Kids at Oregon Spirit Distillers also announced

This week in show announcements, it’s fusion and funk and indie rock (oh my). Read … Read more

The Posies play anniversary show at Volcanic

Seattle alt-rockers celebrate 30 years with tour, album reissues

Thirty years ago, as grunge was taking over Seattle, The Posies were the odd band … Read more

Six years of Metalfest in Bend

Event unites underground bands from Northwest, beyond

Change is inevitable, especially in the music world, and especially in Bend, where the population … Read more

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