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Hear Brandi Carlile perform at Les Schwab Amphitheater, 8/5.

Hear Brandi Carlile perform at Les Schwab Amphitheater, 8/5.

Thursday 4

Rodrigo y Gabriela

ACOUSTIC GUITAR—Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero met when they were 15 years old, and have been making beautiful music together ever since. Their acoustic guitar work bounces between genres effortlessly, with their love of Latin, blues, rock and even a little metal. Their live shows have to be heard to be believed. // 7pm, Athletic Club of Bend, 61615 Athletic Club Dr., Bend. $39-$86.

Thursday 4

Quick & Easy Boys

MUNCH & MUSIC—Drake Park is in its 26th year of hosting the Munch & Music Summer Concert Series. Each year the lineup and food is different, but one thing stays the same: A good solid time that us Bendites love to have. The music of the Quick & Easy Boys is a mix of pop and rock with a hint of attitude. How can you not love it? // 4:30-9pm, Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd., Bend. No cover.

Thursday 4 - Sunday 7

"The Little Mermaid"

MUSICAL—Watching a rehearsal for this show was a treat. The cast and crew behind this show are oozing with talent and seeing "Under the Sea" and "Part of Your World" come to life is a magical experience. This show is perfect for the whole family, but be sure to remind kids that breathing underwater is mostly impossible. // 7:30pm evening and 2pm matinee, Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $30-$35.

Friday 5

Ghost Tree Invitational

GOLF & GRUB—This is an event that those who know about look forward to all year. It's an opportunity to drink, play and be classy, with a golf tournament followed by fine dining and socializing. Grab a martini and some plaid pants and let's get fancy! // 7am tournament, 4pm dinner, Pronghorn Resort 65600 Pronghorn Club Dr., Bend. See for ticket prices and details.

Friday 5

Trace Adkins

COUNTRY MUSIC—Trace Adkins is an American country singer who's had a long career in music but recently made a bit of a comeback with his hit single, "Jesus and Jones." If you're going to the County Fair you should go by the stage and get your country kicks fix. // 7pm, Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond. $7-$22. Kids 5 and under get in free.

Friday 5

COMAG Metal Arts at the Oxford

LOCAL ARTS—The diverse group of metal artists that make up the Central Oregon Metal Arts Guild is coming together to display their wide range of styles and techniques. See the work of gemstone cutters, jewelry designers, sculpture artists, blacksmiths and more at this annual breathtaking show. // 1-9pm, The Oxford Hotel, 10 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend. Free entrance.

Friday 5

Brandi Carlile

MUSIC—Brandi Carlile's unique blend of country, folk and rock earned her a Grammy nomination recently, and she's only getting bigger from here. No matter what genre she waltzes through, her vocals always have that gorgeous country tinge that could make any song just a little bit heartbreaking. // 5pm. Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend. $39-$69.

Saturday 6

Deschutes River Clean-Up

VOLUNTEER—Celebrate Stream Stewardship Day at the 20th annual Deschutes River Clean-Up, where volunteers come together for a day of stewardship. Coordinated by the Watershed Council, this event works to keep our local river beautiful while protecting the wildlife and fish that call it home. // 10am-2pm, Riverbend Park, 799 SW Columbia St., Bend. Free to participate.

Monday 8


ROCKERS—It is pretty cool when musicians don't stick with just one genre of sound. The fusion of different cultures of food and partners is a real and beautiful thing, and when you extend that concept to music...well, hey! You've got the Greyhounds, who use blues, jazz, R&B, rock and everything else you can swing your hips to—basically, these guys know how to bring it. // 8pm, Volcanic Theater Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $8.

Tuesday 9

Jackson Browne

MUSIC—Jackson Browne was so iconic in the 70s that the number of newborns being named Jackson went up 2,000 percent. While that figure is completely made up, the staying power of Browne is not. "Running on Empty," "Before the Deluge," "These Days" and "Doctor My Eyes" are still masterful pieces of songwriting, period. // 6:30pm, Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend. $42-$95.


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