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Live Music in Redmond

Live Music in Redmond

Not every venue is capable of hosting live shows, but some businesses are getting the music going
Concerts are beginning to happen on a smaller scale in Bend again, but what about our neighbors to the north in Redmond? Virtually, things heated up last week as Music on the Green kicked off on June 24 with a performance from Olivia Knox.

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From Canceled Shows to Online Debuts

Alicia Viani's debut album is ready to have its moment
In February 2019, I spoke with Central Oregon artist Alicia Viani about getting ready to record her debut album in Nashville. Since then, a lot has happened.

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Reviving Live Music

Excited to make its return to the stage, The Old Revival has tried to make the most of its time away
Things are still far from normal, but at least live music is back in some capacity in Central Oregon. It's probably been months since many of us have been to a concert that wasn't being viewed over our computer or phone screens.

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Phase 2unes

New reopening guidelines mean a shot of live music for Central Oregon—by Central Oregonians
With a little more leeway following Deschutes County's approval for Phase Two reopening, people are starting to see live music popping up once again. But some of the new guidelines might only work for certain venues, and they might only work for specific artists as well.

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Bandcamp is a Platform for the People

The music hosting site and publication will once again waive fees to support artists and then the NAACP Legal Defense Fund
There are plenty of streaming services out there to choose from, but Bandcamp is the best when it comes to supporting independent artists and the music that helps them survive. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Bandcamp has set aside days where they waive their company's share of purchase fees to the artist.

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Triple Whammy

Eric Leadbetter helps bring joy to the music scene, food industry and hospital workers with the St. Charles Meal Mission
Eric Leadbetter’s son was born on April 1. From there he and his wife Briana were stuck quarantining at the hospital for the next five or so days due to COVID-19. 

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LIVE! From the Volcanic Theatre Pub

Four bands will kick off Volcanic's upcoming live-streamed concert series—a hybrid between streaming and in-person shows
On Friday night, the first concert the Volcanic Theatre Pub has had in months will take place. Thing is, no one will be in the building except the artists, crew and Volcanic workers.

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No Sisters Folk Festival in 2020

We'll have to wait til next year to celebrate the beloved music festival
The 24th annual Sisters Folk Festival was slated for September 11-13, but  with uncertainty stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, SFF is postponing the event until September of 2021. It's the second time the festival has been forced to cancel in the past several years.

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The High Desert is Calling, and It Wants Its Local Music

A compilation album, bringing together Central Oregon musicians
Bend Roots Revival and Bend Music Collective have brainstormed a project to bring the music community back together after a time of long isolation. The idea?

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  • Re: Reviving Live Music

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    • on June 19, 2020
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