Gung Ho For Shows: Vampire Weekend

The Father of the Bride tour is coming to Bend, and it might be a life-changing event
The summer is winding down for 2019, but that doesn't mean summer 2020 isn't already starting to heat up.  Les Schwab Amphitheater has officially announced its first show for next season, and well, it's a big one: Vampire Weekend is making a stop in Bend for the band's Father of the Bride Tour 2020.

Gung Ho For Shows: Robert Plant and The Sensational Spaceshifters

Former frontman of Led Zeppelin announces Bend stop on North American tour
If  Led Zeppelin came on the radio back in the day, my dad would make sure to let everyone in the car know that they were indeed "the greatest rock band of all time." Lucky for Central Oregonians, one of the pieces to the Zeppelin puzzle will be making his way to Bend.

Gung Ho for Shows: The Roots Live in Bend

The Grammy award winning group performs at Les Schwab Amphitheater
Deep breaths. The legendary Roots crew is coming to Bend this summer.

Gung Ho for Shows: Sisters Saloon Summer Concert Series

Enjoy some summer nights on the patio
The snow is finally starting to melt and the sun is creeping out—which means we can all start to slowly daydream about those warm summer days. Now, what's a better pairing with that season than some live music?

Gung Ho for Shows: Muse Women's Conference

Four-day conference highlights local women, internationally recognized creatives and activists
The seventh annual Muse Women's Conference is headed to downtown Bend Feb. 28 through March 3 for a weekend of talks from creatives and activists looking to spur social change.

Gung Ho for Shows: 4 Peaks Music Festival 2019

The initial lineup is here!
One of Central Oregon's favorite music festivals is ready for another great showing of bands in 2019! The 4 Peaks Music Festival just announced their initial lineup for the this coming June – trust us, it's a good one!

Gung Ho for Shows: Sisters Folk Fest Winter Concert Series

Book these shows now so you don’t miss out
You’re going to want to clear your calendar for these later winter nights, because these shows, brought to you by the people at Sisters Folk Fest, are some of the highlights of the season. Hopefully by then, instead of needing hot cocoa, you’ll just let that sweet folk music warm you up!

Q&A: Andy Dunnigan of The Lil Smokies

Montana bluegrass headed back to Bend this weekend
With roots in traditional bluegrass, The Lil Smokies have blossomed into a leading player in progressive bluegrass circles. The quintet from Montana powers stellar songwriting and beautiful harmonies with the force of a rock band.

Weekend Picks

Live music to get you through the weekend of Oct. 20-21
Friday, Oct. 19 THE STEEL WHEELS AMERICANAGracing us from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, The Steel Wheels bring their own brand of bluesy folk, bluegrass and fiddle music to the stage.

Pick's Picks: Bend Roots

A few picks for bands to check out at Bend Roots, with a little help from the fest's founder
Bend Roots Revival founder Mark Ransom was gracious enough to offer his take on what bands to highlight during this year's festival. I have a few of my own picks included as well, but with insider knowledge from the king of Bend Roots, you may discover your new favorite local band.


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An Evening with Keith Harkin

An Evening with Keith Harkin - The Domino Room

Mon., Sept. 16, 7-10:30 p.m.
Beats & Rhymes: Local Hip Hop nite

Beats & Rhymes: Local Hip Hop nite - The Capitol

Tue., Sept. 17, 9:30 p.m.
3 of We

3 of We - Crux Fermentation Project

Sat., Sept. 21, 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
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