May 6 Wed
ORHA Central Oregon Slide & Derby @ Deschutes County Expo Center
May 6 – May 11, 2015 all-day

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Bank of the Cascades Event Center, Deschutes County Expo, Redmond, OR
Contact: Rosie Irish 541-840-1579 or reiningrosie@gmail.com
Over $20,000 in added money and awards!
NRHA Open and Non Pro Derbies, Maturities, NRHA classes, ORHA Classes, youth leadline and youth walk jog classes

Host Hotel: Comfort Suites Redmond. ORHA Room rate $109 per night. Book your room by 4/7/15 to get this rate! 1-541-504-8900.

PRE-ENTRY DEADLINE IS 4/24/15!

 

May 19 Tue
Oregon Barrel Racing Association Finals @ Rim Rock Riders Event Center
May 19 all-day

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Experience the thrills of the Oregon Barrel Riding Finals with us.

 

May 22 Fri
Live Music: The Decemberists & Spoon @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
6:00 pm

The Decemberists and SPOON with special guest The Districts! General Admission only show. Chairs and blankets are allowed.

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The Decemberists
What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World is the seventh studio album from The Decemberists, released in early 2015—featuring songs Make You Better and The Wrong Year.

The Decemberists describe the new album as the band’s “most varied and dynamic work, both musically and emotionally.” Frontman Colin Meloy says much of the album explores far more personal, introspective topics than previous Decemberists records as “having a family, having kids, having this career, getting older — all of these things have made me look more inward.”

The Decemberists 2011 album The King is Dead produced a Grammy nomination forDown by the Water in the Best Rock Song category.

Spoon
“Spoon have spent the past two decades proving that minimalism doesn’t need to mean thinking small. Throughout their eight albums, the Austin band has stuck with a bedrock sound built on chugging guitar, crisp hooks and frontman Britt Daniel’s wryly incisive vocals.” Jon Dolan, Rolling Stone

Spoon’s eighth album is an immediate grabber on par with the group’s best work to date. It’s also the first time Spoon have worked extensively with big-name producers who’ve helped create a rich, luminous sound for their songs. Take a listen to Do Youand Inside Out off the They Want My Soul album released in 2014.

May 23 Sat
Live Music: Ryan Adams @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
6:00 pm

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Ryan Adams with special guest Jenny Lewis! Saturday, May 23, 2015. General Admission only. Chairs and blankets are allowed.

Ryan Adams’ self-titled new album was released in September 2014 on PAX-AM records. Produced by Adams himself the new record is the North Carolina -born singer/songwriters first full length since 2011′s acclaimed Ashes & Fire.

Ryan Adams is a multiple-Grammy-nominated singer songwriter whose critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums both as a solo artist and with the Cardinals have included Heartbreaker (2000), Gold (2001), Love Is Hell (2004), Cold Roses (2005) and Easy Tiger (2007) which TIME magazine hailed as “a career breakthrough.”

May 24 Sun
Crawfish Boil & Live Music Bend Oregon @ Range Restaurant and Bar
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Join us for a deep South Crawfish Boil for the whole family, featuring all you can eat crawfish, corn on the cob, potatoes and a full cash bar. Dinner will be served from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Live music will be performed by Carrie Cunningham and The Six Shooters.

May 25 Mon
Live Music: Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
6:00 pm

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Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Monday, May 25, 2015. General Admission and Reserved seating available. Low-profile chairs and blankets are allowed in the General Admission seating area.

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters will hit the road in support of their latest lullaby and….The Ceaseless Roar. Each ticket will include a copy of the group’s latest album.* With a career spanning more than 40 years and possessing a powerful wide vocal range, Robert Plant is regarded as one of the greatest singers in the history of popular music. In 2011, readers of Rolling Stone placed Plant in first place of the magazine’s list of the best lead singers of all time. Robert Plant is best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin and a successful solo career.

“It’s really a celebratory record, powerful, gritty, African, Trance meets Zep,” Plant says. “The whole impetus of my life as a singer has to be driven by a good brotherhood. I am very lucky to work with The Sensational Space Shifters. They come from exciting areas of contemporary music…I have been around awhile and I ask myself, do I have anything to say? Is there a song still inside me? In my heart? I see life and what’s happening to me. Along the trail there are expectations, disappointments, happiness, questions and strong relationships,” Plant explains, “… and now I’m able to express my feelings through melody, power and trance; together in a kaleidoscope of sound, color, and friendship.”

*Every ticket purchased online or at the Ticket Mill for Robert Plant, will receive a CD of his new album lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar. Ticket purchasers will receive instructions via email on how to redeem their album within 10-14 business days after your order. Ticket buyers will be emailed a link and code to redeem the download and enter their shipping address for the CD.

JD McPherson is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He is known for a retro sound rooted in the rock and roll, rhythm and blues and rockabilly music of the 1950s.

With an unaffected take on vital American music and a voice that channels the spirit of Little Richard and James Brown – JD McPherson  present traditional Rhythm & Blues and Rock N’ Roll with fresh, exciting songwriting. On Signs & Signifiers, McPherson’s  debut album he meshes the old and the new, the primal and the sophisticated, on a work that will satisfy traditional American rock ’n’ roll and R&B purists while also exhibiting McPherson’s rarefied gift for mixing and matching disparate stylistic shapes and textures.

May 30 Sat
Rescue Revolution @ Rimrock Riders Event Center, Brasada Ranch
May 30 – June 1, 2015 all-day

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Modeled after highly successful programs like the, “Extreme Mustang Makeover” and “100 Days of training for Off the Track Thoroughbreds”, Rescue Revolution took form. Highly talented professional trainers, citizen horse trainers and youth assistants are stepping forward to provide highest levels of care and training for approximately 18 rescued horses for up to maximum of 180 days.

The culminating event will be held at Rim Rock Riders Arena at Brasada Ranch,  on May 30th and 31st, 2015. The competition throughout the day with a Freestyle Finale to be performed by the the winners of the divisions. at 6pm on Saturday. This will be followed by a final contestant showcase. Horses will be available for adoption by competitive bid.

Saturday-May 30, 2015
  8:00 am-  Handling and Conditioning
11:00 am – Execution of Compulsory Maneuvers
12:40 pm-  Lunch Break
1:30 pm-    Obstacle Course
3:30 pm-    Warm Springs Foal Program Graduates Showcase
4:30 pm-    Sponsor Appreciation Celebration
6:00 pm-    All-horse presentation,
6:30 pm-    Freestyle Finale
8:00 pm-    Award presentation


Vendors, Door Prizes, Silent Auction and Raffle throughout the day.

Sunday- May 31, 2015
10 am-     Rescue Revolution Contestants’ Showcase
12-2 pm-  Adoption by Competitive Bid

The event includes Vendors , Food and Prizes, as well as a fundraising Raffle and Auction. Bring the entire family to watch these amazing trainers and horses.
Jun 5 Fri
World Series Team Roping @ Rim Rock Riders Event Center
Jun 5 – June 8, 2015 all-day

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Cheer on the professional riders at the World Series Team Roping event.

Jun 10 Wed
PRCA Xtreme Bulls @ Sisters Rodeo Grounds
6:30 pm

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PRCA Xtreme Bulls 6:30 p.m.
(Gates open at 4:30 p.m.)
Sponsored by Identity Zone
This is an all bull rides evening!

Jun 12 Fri
75th Annual Sisters Rodeo @ Sisters Rodeo Grounds
Jun 12 – June 15, 2015 all-day

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2015 Rodeo Schedule

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Central Oregon Bulldogging Shootout
12 p.m. • Free
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PRCA Xtreme Bulls 6:30 p.m.
(Gates open at 4:30 p.m.)
Sponsored by Identity Zone
This is an all bull rides evening!

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Slack, Free Admission 8 a.m.
Breakfast Concessions open 7 a.m.

Friday, June 12, 2015
— Les Schwab Family Night —
Rodeo Performance 7 p.m.
Family Night, Children 12 and Under FREE

Saturday, June 13, 2015
Rodeo parade 9:30 a.m.
Downtown Sisters
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Afternoon Rodeo Performance 1 p.m.
Sponsored by Ray’s Food Place

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Evening Rodeo Performance 7 p.m.
Sponsored by Identity Zone

Sunday, June 14, 2015
— Pepsi & Bend/Sisters Garden RV Resort Day —
Kiwanis Buckaroo Breakfast 7-11 a.m.
Cowboy Church Service 9 a.m.
Final Rodeo Performance 1 p.m.

Announcers: Curt Robinson & Wayne Brooks
Bullfighters: Rowdy Barry & Danny Newman
Rodeo Clown: J.J. Harrison
Specialty Act: The One Armed Bandit

Sisters Rodeo Grounds is located southeast of Sisters on Highway 20 (67637 Highway 20, Bend, OR 97701).

Oregon Dressage Horse Show @ Rim Rock Riders Event Center
Jun 12 – June 15, 2015 all-day

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Join us for the Oregon Dressage Show, just across the way from Brasada Ranch.

Jun 16 Tue
Live Music: The Doobie Brothers @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
5:00 pm

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General Admission and Reserved seating available. Low-profile chairs and blankets are allowed in the General Admission seating area.

The Doobie Brothers roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven style includes their No. 1 singles Black Water (1974) andWhat a Fool Believes (1979) Jesus Is Just All Right,Rockin’ Down the Highway, Long Train RunninChina Grove, Take Me In Your Arms, Minute by Minute and many more great hits over the years.

In 2011, the band began a new chapter of their career when they filmed a CMT Crossroads special with country superstar Luke Bryan, and appeared for the first time ever on the Grand Ole Opry. That story continues with the release of their new albumSouthbound (2014) and their appearance on the 2014 CMA awards, where they performed Listen To the Music and Takin it to the Streets with long-time band member, Michael McDonald.

“Southbound mixes the reverence of a tribute album with the back-and-forth collaboration of a duets record, as the Doobies share vocals and trade instrumental duties on 12 new recordings of their own hits. “Country has changed since the days of Hank Williams,” Johnston tells Rolling Stone Country. “It’s taken on a rock tinge.”

Pat Simmons Jr. is a multi-instrumentalist from Maui, whose music is a teapot of activism and simple teachings; invoking Aloha spirit, awareness and peace. Pat uses his music to express his messages about living in balance with the environment and creating peace and love in this life. Pat plays many different musical instruments, including Djembe, Didgeridoo, wooden and steel flute, but mostly plays guitar, and the very first instrument he learned to play, the Ukuele. He has had the unique experience of growing up on tour with his father’s band The Doobie Brothers.

Jun 17 Wed
Far West Morgan Horse Show @ Deschutes County Fairgrounds Redmond, Oregon
Jun 17 – June 21, 2015 all-day

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Far West Championship Horse Show & Region 8 Morgan Championships
Held at the beautiful Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond, Oregon

This years show includes:

American Saddlebreds, Hackney Ponies, Friesians, Roadsters, Andalusians, Welsh Ponies, Carriage Driving, Dressage, Opportunity Western Dressage, Trail, Academy, Working Equitation, All-Breed Opportunity classes!

Jun 21 Sun
Sunday Free Concert Series @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
2:30 pm

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The Les Schwab Amphitheater is the perfect outdoor concert venue offering a variety of music. Come to Bend to enjoy our free Summer Concert Series every sunday for the months of June and July. Bands features include Natural Vibrations, Randy Mcallister, Cerny Brothers, The Weather Machine, The Ballroom Thieves, and Dakota Brown Band.

Jun 25 Thu
Live Music: Willie Nelson & Family and Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
5:00 pm

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An evening with Willie Nelson & Family AND Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas. General Admission and Reserved Seating available. Chairs and blankets ARE allowed in the General Admission seating areas.

Willie Nelson is recognized worldwide as an American troubadour and icon, transcended musical genres, and has remained relevant through five decades through his music, acting and social causes. At 81 years young, the Texas outlaw country legend Willie Nelson continues to play great music. The Family band included his sister, Bobbie Nelson, on the piano; drummer Paul English; harmonicist Mickey Raphael; Billy English also on drums and Kevin Smith lead bassist.

Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas The players—Jerry Douglas (Dobro, lap steel, vocals), Dan Tyminski (guitar, mandolin, lead vocal), Ron Block (banjo, guitar) and Barry Bales (bass, vocals), with Krauss on lead vocal and fiddle—are five distinct personalities who come together to form something truly unique as a band. Each bandmate has his own bustling career, but when these singular musicians come together, they’re an airtight unit devoted to the process of making music together. Indeed, their connection is so close and deep that they’ve come to think of each other as family.

Jun 26 Fri
Crooked River Roundup Rodeo @ Crook Country Fairgrounds Outdoor Arena
Jun 26 – June 29, 2015 all-day

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Nestled in the high desert among sagebrush, juniper, and miles of working ranches, Prineville, the “Cowboy Capitol of Oregon,” offers a unique glimpse into Oregon’s wild-west heritage. The first roundups in Prineville occurred annually in October beginning in 1916.

The Crooked River Roundup is the one of the oldest family entertainment events in Oregon. Thousands of people gather to enjoy PRCA bull & bronc riding, roping, steer wrestling, and barrel racing. Come experience a little dirt flying and a rough riding good time.

Jun 28 Sun
Sunday Free Concert Series @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
2:30 pm

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The Les Schwab Amphitheater is the perfect outdoor concert venue offering a variety of music. Come to Bend to enjoy our free Summer Concert Series every sunday for the months of June and July. Bands features include Natural Vibrations, Randy Mcallister, Cerny Brothers, The Weather Machine, The Ballroom Thieves, and Dakota Brown Band.

Jul 4 Sat
Fourth of July Bend Oregon
Jul 4 all-day

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Bring your families out to The Ranch to celebrate Independence Week. Live music, plenty of family activities, the Brasada Country Fair, and Chef Ryan’s signature BBQ will make this an Independence Day weekend to remember. More information to come soon

For more information, contact Brasada Adventures at 541.526.6870 or by emailing adventures@brasada.com.

Independence Day All American BBQ @ Range Restaurant & Bar
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Come enjoy the country fresh Independence Day All-American BBQ with live music from the Aaron Crawford Band. More details to follow.

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For more information, contact Brasada Adventures at 541.526.6870 or by emailing adventures@brasada.com.

Jul 5 Sun
Sunday Free Concert Series @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
2:30 pm

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The Les Schwab Amphitheater is the perfect outdoor concert venue offering a variety of music. Come to Bend to enjoy our free Summer Concert Series every sunday for the months of June and July. Bands features include Natural Vibrations, Randy Mcallister, Cerny Brothers, The Weather Machine, The Ballroom Thieves, and Dakota Brown Band.

Jul 9 Thu
Live Music: Death Cab for Cutie @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
5:00 pm

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General Admission only. Chairs and blankets are allowed at this concert.

Death Cab For Cutie has announced details of its new studio album. Entitled Kintsugi, the band’s eighth LP (and first since 2011’s Codes and Keys) will arrive in late March 2015.

The album’s title references a “Japanese style of art where they take fractured, broken ceramics and put them back together with very obvious, real gold,” explains DCFC bassist Nick Harmer. “It’s making the repair of an object a visual part of its history.” If you’re wondering, yes, all this is a reference to the recent departure of founding member and producer Chris Walla.

Adds frontman Ben Gibbard, “This is an opportunity for the band to become something it could only become by losing a founding member. It’s our goal to make records that rank amongst the best work we’ve ever done. I completely respect and understand why people love Transatlanticism or We Have the Facts… or Narrow Stairs. And I would hope that as we move forward, people listen with as little prejudice as they can and try to hear the music for what it is and not what they want it to be.”

Built To Spill are gearing up to release their eighth studio album this spring. Warner Bros. confirm to Stereogum that the new album will be titled Untethered Moon, and it will be out in April 2015. This is the band’s first album since 2009’s There Is No Enemy.

Munch & Music Series @ Drake Park
5:30 pm

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Enjoying its 24th anniversary in 2014, the Drake Park Munch & Music free concert series continues to be a summertime favorite. The weekly series provides the community of Central Oregon with a great chance to strengthen their bond while enjoying the arts, outstanding food and free music.

Jul 10 Fri
Bend Summer Festival
Jul 10 – July 13, 2015 all-day

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Enjoying 25 years of success, the Bank of Cascades Bend Summer Festival draws 75,000 visitors for a weekend like no other. Festival features fine artists and craftspeople, artisans and performers, and five stages of some of the best regional and national blues, rock and jazz.

Friday, July 10th (5pm – 10pm)
Saturday, July 11th (11am – 10pm)
Sunday, July 12th (11am – 5pm)

Bend Live Music and Festival

Free Concerts on three stages

Fine Artist Promenade

Conscious Living Showcase

Kids Street of Fun

 
Over 30 food vendors
 
Gourmet Food, Wine and Jazz on Minnesota Avenue
Jul 12 Sun
Sunday Free Concert Series @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
2:30 pm

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The Les Schwab Amphitheater is the perfect outdoor concert venue offering a variety of music. Come to Bend to enjoy our free Summer Concert Series every sunday for the months of June and July. Bands features include Natural Vibrations, Randy Mcallister, Cerny Brothers, The Weather Machine, The Ballroom Thieves, and Dakota Brown Band.

Live Music: Lyle Lovett and His Large Band @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
5:00 pm

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An evening with Lyle Lovett and his Large Band! All ages show. Chairs and blankets are allowed.

A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Lovett has been touring in support of Release Me since its release in February 2012.

Release Me is quintessential Lyle, mixing a smart collection of originals and songs written by some of his favorite songwriters that show the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents and the diversity of his influences.