Dwight Yoakam announces Bend show

Honky-tonk singer-songwriter to play Oregon Spirit Distillers in August

Here’s the latest in concert announcements and music news around Bend: • Pioneering honky-tonk/rock hit-maker Dwight … Read more

Beat Lab Radio celebrates 200 shows in Bend

Bash at The Capitol to feature house producer FreeFall

Bend electronic-music mainstay Beat Lab Radio will broadcast its 200th episode Thursday on 92.9-FM, marking … Read more

Ural Thomas & The Pain headlines Cruxapalooza 7

Bend brewery celebrates sixth anniversary

Bend’s brewery birthday bashes continue this weekend with Cruxapalooza 7, which will mark the sixth … Read more

Artists bring classic sounds to Bend

Luke Winslow-King shreds at The Annex; Blair Crimmins debuts at Volcanic

Looking for something a bit more classic? Check out these two shows from “throwback” artists … Read more

Upcoming concerts

June 21 — Chris Isaak (surf/rockabilly crooner), Athletic Club of Bend, clearsummernights.com. June 21 — … Read more

The Dandy Warhols to play first show in Bend

Long-running Portland band joins Floater at Oregon Spirit Distillers

As of next year, The Dandy Warhols will have been a band for a quarter-century. … Read more

High Valley plays it loose at Oregon Spirit Distillers

Canadian duo brings rousing country singing, dancing to Bend

It would have been hard to leave Oregon Spirit Distillers in a bad mood after … Read more

Jasmine Helsley-Barnett fights for Bend’s music scene

From promotion to lobbying, local arts advocate has worn many hats

Jasmine Helsley-Barnett smiled as she rattled off her current jobs in Bend’s bustling music scene … Read more

Bend music festival returns to Stevenson Ranch June 21-24

Nahko and Medicine for the People headline 4 Peaks

Nahko Bear is finally telling his origin story, 10 years and three albums into his … Read more

Upcoming concerts

June 14 — Tow’rs (indie folk), McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend, mcmenamins.com. June 14 … Read more

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

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