Monday, March 5, 2018

Sheryl Crow announces additional tour dates, including stop in Bend

Posted By on Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 10:59 PM

click image MARK SELIGER
  • Mark Seliger
Sheryl Crow announced a handful of new tour dates on Monday, including a stop in Bend in July. This will be Crow's first show back in Bend since playing the Les Schwab Amphitheater in 2015.

The pop star has earned nine Grammys over the span of her career, along with five Platinum albums and more than 35 million album sales. Her single "All I Want To Do" propelled her 1993 debut album "Tuesday Night Music Club" to Double Platinum.

Crow is playing three shows with former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, who also just announced his North American tour on Monday (unfortunately, the closest he gets to Bend is a stop in Troutdale on June 26).

Touring on the tails of her ninth album "Be Myself," a collaboration between Crow and longtime producer Jeff Trott, she journeys back to her roots with an introspective look at her early work. Her single "Alone In The Dark" is pure unmitigated pop—it's catchy, enjoyable and reminiscent of Crow's early-2000s repertoire.

Crow plays the Les Schwab Amphitheater on Wednesday, July 25 at 7pm. Tickets start at $46 plus fees.

If you're looking to purchase tickets, they go on sale Friday, March 9 at 10am online at

However, if you use the code "monqui" you can purchase presale tickets on Thursday, March 8 from 10am-5pm.

Sheryl Crow
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Doors, 5:30pm. Show, 7pm.
Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend
All Ages

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Ray LaMontagne with Neko Case

Show announced for Les Schwab Amphitheater this May

Posted By on Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 4:17 PM

Just announced! Grammy Award Winner Ray LaMontagne teams up with Neko Case to tour the U.S.—making a stop in Bend at Les Schwab this May.

ans may already know of the release of LaMontagne's seventh album, "Part of The Life," May 18. However, some of you may not know, starting today through March 4 at 10 pm ET, fans who pre-order the album will be given a code to purchase tickets to the tour early. Tickets are available at:, and,
click image If you haven't heard the soulful voice of Ray LaMontagne yet, best get to researchin'. Or just check out the video below.
  • If you haven't heard the soulful voice of Ray LaMontagne yet, best get to researchin'. Or just check out the video below.

The tour begins at the Sasquatch Music Festival in the Gorge May 27. Then moves to Boise followed by Bend on May 30, then onto Berkeley and ending in Denver, Colo.

LaMontagne will showcase his seven studio albums, five of which have reached Top 10 Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart and Billboards Digital Albums chart. The 2010 album, "God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise" won the Grammy for Best Folk Album and the song off that album “Beg Steal or Borrow” was nominated for Song of The Year.

LaMontagne has worked with producers such artists such as Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and Jim James of My Morning Jacket.

click image Neko Case is a darling of the indie music scene, and we're stoked to see her this spring.
  • Neko Case is a darling of the indie music scene, and we're stoked to see her this spring.
The American singer and song-writer was born in Nashua, New Hampshire, in 1973. In his mid-20s, he found himself working in a shoe factory, married with two children. It here, while listening to Stephen Stills’ album, "Manassas," he first considered writing songs could be his true passion, according to an interview with Independent.

“I decided to give myself five years to see if I could get an audience for my music, and to tour enough without, you know, destroying things at home,” LaMontagne told Independent.

These days, LaMontagne doesn't work in a shoe factory—good for us, right?

He'll be on tour this summer with indie-rock singer, Neko Case—who, in our opinion, should really have her own show at the Schwab. Also a member of the New Pornographers, she's got pipes, rad lyrics and mad music industry cred.

Yeah, she rocks.

Ray LaMontagne with Neko Case
Wednesday, May. 30. 5pm
Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend
$45 / GA, $85/ VIP
On Sale: Friday Mar. 9, 2018 at 10am
Ticket pre-sale: Mar. 5, 2018 at 7am

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton return to Bend

Rock music icons to play Les Schwab Amphitheater

Posted By on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 3:11 PM


Steve Miller and Peter Frampton are joining forces for another summer tour—and they're making a stop in Bend.

The Steve Miller Band, an integral part of the San Francisco music scene in the late '60s, shook up American culture with their blend of psychedelic blues and Americana roots. Fun fact: Les Paul was Miller's godfather, playing a large role in his development as a musician.

Yes. Yes it is.
  • Yes. Yes it is.
Frampton, known for his solo work as well as a founding member of The Herd and Humble Pie, is a rock music icon. He's collaborated with legends such as George Harrison (personally, my favorite Beatle), David Bowie, Jerry Lee Lewis and more. His album, "Frampton Comes Alive!" remains one of the top-selling live albums of all time. With any luck, Frampton will serenade the audience with his Talk Box for a song or two.

Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton will be performing at the Les Schwab Amphitheater on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 6:30pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 16 at 10am, but if you use the code below, you can purchase your tickets during today's pre-sale until 5pm.

Steve Miller Band & Peter Frampton
Tuesday, Aug. 21. 6:30pm
Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend
$69/GA, $325/premium seat + meet and greet
On sale: Friday, Feb 16 at 10am
Ticket pre-sale: Thurs, Feb. 15 10am-5pm
Pre-sale code: Monqui

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Steve Martin is back!

Steve Martin, Martin Short and the Steep Canyon Rangers headed to Bend

Posted By on Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 1:33 PM


Les Schwab Amphitheater announced Monday morning that Steve Martin and his band the Steep Canyon Rangers are returning to Bend on July 6—along with fellow comedian Martin Short.

Beloved as an actor, comedian and musician—is there anything Steve Martin can't do? Word on the street is he's even a nice guy to boot.

Martin last visited Bend in 2013, along with his bluegrass band and singer-songwriter Edie Brickell.

Presale tickets go on sale Thursday, Jan. 25 at 10am at, "Local" is the super secret password. If you don't snag a presale ticket, regular tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 26 at 10am.

Steve Martin, Martin Short & Steep Canyon Rangers
Friday, July 6, 2018
Doors: 5:00 PM
Show: 6:30 PM
Les Schwab Amphitheater
$79 - $199
All Ages

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Dave Matthews Band and Jethro Tull headed to Bend

Dave Matthews Band announces 2018 summer tour

Posted By on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 11:07 AM


Tuesday, Les Schwab Amphitheater announced that Dave Matthews Band will be headed back to Bend as a part of a massive summer tour.

Dave Matthews Band announced Tuesday morning that they'll be touring extensively in 2018—ahead of a newly announced studio album. This will be their ninth studio album, the first since "Away from the World" in 2012.

Fortunately for us, one of their stops will be in Bend at the Les Schwab Amphitheater Aug. 28.

Tickets are $95 and go on sale Friday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. at

Another big name is slated to play the amphitheater this summer—progressive rock trailblazers Jethro Tull.

In November, Les Schwab announced Jethro Tull's 50th Anniversary Tour stop in Bend, happening June 8. Featuring songs spanning their massive catalog beginning in 1968, this is a show both you and your parents can enjoy—together! Tickets are currently on sale at, for $50-$79.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Say What? Coolio Cooks Up WinterFest Gig

Posted By on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 5:00 PM

OG gangsta rapper, Coolio, will be headlining next year's Oregon Winterfest. - KURT JACOBS
  • Kurt Jacobs

  • OG gangsta rapper, Coolio, will be headlining next year's Oregon Winterfest.

Book these shows now so you don't miss out!

Remember this guy? How could you not?

Coolio is firmly cemented in '90s pop culture. Not only did he give us the 1996 rap anthem and Grammy-winning "Gangsta's Paradise," but many of us who grew up in the '90s will remember his theme song to Nickelodeon's Kenan and Kel. Coolio has been confirmed to perform at the 2018 Oregon WinterFest—in the Music Chalet on Feb. 17 at 9pm.

Curious about what Coolio has been up for the past decade... or two?

You may have seen him acting in a few HBO movies, a short-lived 2008 reality show called "Coolio's Rules," and the 2009 web series "Cooking With Coolio," in which he prepared healthy comfort food on a budget—or "Ghetto Gourmet." He released a cookbook under the same name and is currently working on another with a fellow friend and bandmate.This year, Coolio released a new single titled "Kill Again," and is touring worldwide. Tickets for WinterFest are already on sale at

Just for your Michelle Pfeiffer viewing pleasure:

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Coolio headed to Bend

Popular '90s rapper to play 2018 Oregon WinterFest

Posted By on Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 2:40 PM

Remember this guy?

How could you not?

Coolio is firmly cemented in '90s pop culture. Not only did he give us the 1996 rap anthem and Grammy-winning "Gangsta's Paradise," but many of us who grew up in the '90s will remember his theme song to Nickelodeon's Kenan and Kel.

Coolio has been confirmed to perform at the 2018 Oregon WinterFest—in the Music Chalet on Feb. 17 at 9pm.

Curious about what Coolio has been up for the past decade... or two? You may have seen him acting in a few HBO movies, a short-lived 2008 reality show called "Coolio's Rules," and the 2009 web series "Cooking With Coolio," in which he prepared healthy comfort food on a budget—or "Ghetto Gourmet." He released a cookbook under the same name and is currently working on another with a fellow friend and bandmate.

This year, Coolio released a new single titled "Kill Again," and is touring worldwide.

If you missed "Cooking With Coolio"—here's him teaching viewers how to make a tasty caprese salad in true Coolio style.

Cookin' With Coolio #1 — Coolio Caprese Salad

Coolio at Oregon WinterFest

Old Mill District

Sat., Feb. 17. 9pm.


Purchase tickets at

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Jazz drummer Ari Hoenig stops in Bend

Book this show now so you don't miss out: Ari Hoenig Trio Nov. 11

Posted By on Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 3:02 PM


Prepare for a night of smooth jazz from one of the most respected contemporary artists in the jazz world on Sat., Nov. 11.

Ari Hoenig, jazz drummer virtuoso, was born into an accomplished musical family. His father is a conductor and classical music singer, his mother a violinist and pianist. He picked up piano and violin at four years old, and the drums followed at 12 years old. By the age of 14, Hoenig was playing in jazz clubs with other budding musicians.

I don't know about you, but the only talent I was practicing throughout the single digits of my childhood was busting out the moves with my Ribbon Dancer™.

The trio—consisting of Hoenig on drums, Gilad Hekselman on guitar and Orlando le Flemming on bass—has toured extensively in Europe, Japan and South America. This will be their only performance in Oregon (take that, Portland!) so take advantage of this rare opportunity to enjoy a solid night of jazz from this talented trio.

Ari Hoenig Trio

Sat., Nov. 11. Doors: 6:30pm, Show: 7:30pm

Deschutes Brewery, Mountain Room

901 SW Simpson Ave.


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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Pepper, Tribal Seeds, Phillip Phillips & Govt Mule

Posted By on Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 4:30 PM

More than just your American Idol, Phillip Phillips. - JASON TANG
  • Jason Tang
  • More than just your American Idol, Phillip Phillips.


Pepper and Tribal Seeds

Sept 13

ROCK — On their latest album, "Ohana," Pepper reconnects with their Hawaiian roots. The band, which originally formed in Kona, Hawaii, relocated to Southern California in 1999 and has since taken the mainland by storm. Pepper infuses rock with reggae, ska and dub to create relaxing, yet upbeat jams. "Ohana" means family in Hawaiian. According to the band, the songs on this album come together to form their own Ohana. They wanted to convey the Ohana they feel for each other through the music. Enjoy an upbeat, chill evening with Pepper and Tribal Seeds this September. Cash-only bar. // 5:30pm. Century Center, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $37/adv at

Phillip Phillips

Sept 19

POP — Best known for winning the 11th season of "American Idol," Phillip Phillips, pictured above, has gone on to be one of the most successful show winners. His first single after winning the TV talent show went on to appeal to a broad audience outside of just the "Idol" fanbase. Phillips blends jam-rock, folk and Americana as a singer-songwriter to create songs with massive appeal. His raspy voice is reminiscent of Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons. Don't fault him for his "Idol" roots, Phillips stands on his own as a musical powerhouse. // 6:30pm. Athletic Club of Bend, 61615 Athletic Club Dr., Bend. $39/general, $87/dinner.


Gov't Mule with Warren Haynes

Sept 21

ROCK — Fans of Cream, the Allman Brothers, and psychedelic blues can rejoice at the recent announcement of Gov't Mule with Warren Haynes. In addition to being one of the original band leaders of Gov't Mule, Haynes also had a stint as the second replacement for Duane Allman in the Allman Brothers. Gov't Mule debuted in 1995 and has since continued to churn out albums packed with southern rock and blues influences. Get ready to rock out. Cash-only bar. // 6:30pm. Century Center, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $40. Onsale Friday at

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Gung Ho For Shows:

Modest Mouse, Matisyahu and Oregon Eclipse Festival

Posted By on Wed, May 10, 2017 at 4:00 PM


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July 16

REGGAE – Matisyahu, who blends reggae with rap and rock, holds a special place in the heart of Bendites. The artist spent two years living in Bend in the late '90s and with his commercial success has become a living local legend. Last fall, Matisyahu played a surprise show at Crow's Feet Commons and now returns to the same location this summer. Whether you saw him for the first time between lightning strikes at the Athletic Club of Bend in 2007, at the Domino Room last winter or this will be your introduction, you'll appreciate the lyricist's performance time and time again. // 6pm. Crow's Feet Commons, 875 NW Brooks St., Bend. $28/adv. at

Oregon Eclipse Festival

August 17-23

PARTY – In case you've been hibernating, the biggest event of the entire summer takes place in the sky above our fair state. Among the options is The Oregon Eclipse Festival, celebrating the total solar eclipse with an extended week of music and camping in the Ochocos. The lineup includes two nights of The String Cheese Incident, two nights of STS9, Bassnectar, Beats Antique, March Fourth Marching Band, as well as dozens of other bands, DJs and performers. The eclipse itself takes place on August 21, but the music and party continue days before and days after for a full week of dancing and camaraderie. // Big Summit Prairie, Ochoco National Forest, Antelope, OR. Prices vary. <<< Sold Out, for now! >>>

Modest Mouse

September 22

INDIE ROCK – Indie rock lovers rejoice! For fans of the long-running, iconic Pacific Northwest rock band, you'll be able to catch them in our own backyard. Though best known for their radio-friendly hit, "Float On," Modest Mouse has been in the indie rock scene for 22 years and six studio albums. The band has consistently contributed catchy, relatable odes to the human condition throughout their career. Even if "The Good Times Are Killing Me," there's no excuse to miss the kings of indie rock in Bend. // 6:30pm. Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend. $42.50 GA.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017


T.I, Paul Simon and the Initial Sisters Folk Festival Lineup

Posted By on Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 3:00 PM

You too can hustle with T.I when he comes to Bend on May 23.
  • You too can hustle with T.I when he comes to Bend on May 23.

T.I — On the Hustle Gang Tour

May 23

RAP— It's a feat to release an album when you're incarcerated but, hey, that ain't no thang for T.I, a man known for not only his rap skills and crazy-fun dancehall like collaborations, but also his acting chops. Having won two Grammys and been in American Gangster, T.I, real name Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., has worked with the likes of Justin Timberlake (who could forget "My Love?") Rihanna, Kanye West and Lil Wayne and had the hit song "Blurred Lines" hit the top of the charts. If you're really into his rap game, purchase the "Grand Hustle Package" for a photo-op with the rapper — Just don't make any sudden moves. // 7pm. Midtown Ballroom, 51 Greenwood Ave, Bend. $35 GA, $285 Grand Hustle Package.

An Evening with Paul Simon

June 24

OLDIES BUT GOODIES — You may know him as one-half of the ‘60s duo Simon and Garfunkel, but Paul Simon has had a distinguished solo career since he penned “Mrs Robinson”, “Sound of Silence” and “Bridge over Troubled Water” all of which made it to number one on the U.S. Singles Charts. Having been named both the 100 Greatest Guitarists and 100 Greatest Songwriters by “Rolling Stone” Simon has been an influential folk musician in his 50+ career. Now at the age of 75, fans can expect to hear the 12-time Grammy winner, play both notable hits and newer material from his most recent album, “Stranger to Stranger.” // 7:30pm Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend. $54.50-119. ! SOLD OUT !

Sisters Folk Festival

September 8-10

FOLK (Duh!) — It's the 22nd anniversary of the Sisters Folk Festival where "All the town's a stage." A three-day extravaganza, bluegrass enthusiasts will rejoice in the announced initial lineup which features multi-award winning singer Claire Lunch, Billy Strings and Grammy-nominated Robbie Fulks. Dustbowl Revival is sure to enthuse veteran festival goers, as are The Lil Smokies and The East Pointers. Bringing diverse sounds to the fest, nine-piece Hawaiian swing band Kahulanui joins the stage, as does Afro-Cuban act Battle of Santiago. There's too much to list but the fest is sure to sell out and more acts are due to be announced. Volunteer possibilities are also available. // Three days. Sisters, various locations. $150 adult passes, $50 18 and younger.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

GUNG HO FOR SHOWS: The Tedx lineup is here

This year's theme explores what makes us human

Posted By on Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 4:00 AM


Book tickets this Friday so you don't miss out!

2017 lineup released, exploring what makes us human

What does a COCC prof who summited 10 Teton peaks in a single day, the founder of the controversial anti-racism band, "The Slants," an avant-gardening inventor, the CEO of a tech company and a "Daditude" coach have in common? They're all speakers at this year's TEDxBend event, happening May 13. This highly anticipated event features 18-minute presentations exploring this year's theme: Us Humans, and just what makes us human.

A jam-packed event, TEDxBend will be a full-day extravaganza, with options to attend half-day or full-day sessions. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 7 at 5pm at and usually sell out fast — so don't miss out on "ideas worth spreading."

Here are some speakers we're excited about:

Frank Patka

It's rare to boast that your speaker is a convicted drug lord who held a group of hostages at gunpoint in order to settle a debt. But Patka is exactly that, and after serving six years in prison, a counselor urged him to share his story. A public speaking journey ensued. Patka regularly dives into thematic topics exploring the need to invest in people and the community — no matter how risky they may seem.

Patti Dobrowolski

A TEDx veteran, we're especially excited to hear Patti Dobrowolski's design-fueled talk, sure to be both stimulating and a bellyful of laughs. She weaves her masters of psychology education with her love of drama therapy and art into visual goal setting which she advocates will change your life. Founder of "Up Your Creative Genius," which specializes in creative visual processes, she regularly consults for Fortune 100 companies and is an advocate that "imagination changes everything."

Michael Welp

Truth be told, we did a double-take when we read that Michael Welp, PhD, is the cofounder of White Men As Full Diversity Partners — a group which focuses on supporting a future of full racial inclusion by "engaging white men to become more passionate advocates." His book, "Four Days To Change: 12 Radical Habits to Overcome Bias and Thrive in a Diverse World," came from his interracial team-building work for Outward Bound in South Africa. Expect a riveting talk stemming from his diversity work rooted in past experience.

Matt Clifford

You mean you can upcycle organic bananas to reduce food waste and give better snacking options? Matt Clifford does exactly that with his certified B-Corp Barnana, a dried fruit snacking company that tries to tackle food waste in a fun and tasty way, while giving communities healthier options. We're excited to hear this Forbes 30 Under 30 professional spread his sustainability message in his entrepreneurial way.

Tedx 2017 Bend Speakers

Ysanne Spevack — Exploring the five senses, Spevack blends her love of writing about food with the art of composing.

Kevin Grove — An eccentric engineering prof blending science with his love of the outdoors, Grove once skied Mt Bachelor, Broken Top and all of the three Sisters in one day — which took 19 hours, to be exact.

Dr. David Geier — An advocate for educating parents and youth about preventing youth sports injuries, Geier is probably the only double board certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, who regularly vlogs on his Youtube channel.

Simon Tam — Controversial frontman of the anti-racism and first all-Asian American dance rock group, The Slants.

Jasun Wellman — Inventor of avant gardening. You'll have to see his talk to figure out the "avant" part of gardening.

Daniela Papi-Thornton — Addressing local and global challenges, Papi-Thornton is an educator at Oxford's Said Business School: her work in Cambodia fueled her rethinking of the way she teaches social entrepreneurship.

Ron Fritz — The CEO of Tech Soft 3D, Fritz is fascinated with the importance of coming of age rituals and the lack of rights of passage ceremonies in our society today.

Gail Lovelace Menasco — A comedic one-woman show, local Bend storyteller Menasco explores emerging tech creations that create the human collective and consciousness.

Christopher Veal — Exploring male vulnerabilities and coaching fathers, Veal is the founder of Daditude Coach.

Paul Hessburg — An advocate for carefully planned forest restorations, Hessburg recently realized his book, "Making Transparent Environmental Management Decisions."

Barbara McAfee — A voice coach, singer and speaker, McAfee explores using the power of voice to live your best life in her book, Full Voice: The Art & Practice of Vocal Presence."

Anyssa Bohanan — The self-proclaimed "next Oprah," Bohanan is a reporter for Central Oregon Daily.

Alicia Malone — Immersed in film as reporter, critic, writer and TV host, Malone brings arts and entertainment to the scene and is releasing her book on Hollywood actresses this coming August.


Sat., May 13

Bend High School

230 NE 6th St., Bend

Tickets on sale April 7, 5pm

Are you a local musician? TEDxBend is seeking talent for the locals stage during the event. Visit the TEDxBend website to get started.

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