February 2014 – July 2015

Feb 28 Fri
Taste of the Town @ Mazama Gym at COCC
6:00 pm

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Taste of the Town showcases culinary specialties from some of Bend’s best restaurants and live music from The High Street Band. Your admission gets you unlimited bite size samples of food, no-host bar, silent auction, dancing and a whole lot of fun, not to mention the opportunity to change a life by giving to scholarships! This is one of Bend’s best kept secrets–you don’t want to miss this event! The 2014 Taste of the Town event will be held on February 28 on the campus of COCC.

 

For more information contact COCC Foundation  541.318.3783 or foundation@cocc.edu.

All proceeds for Taste of the Town benefit the scholarship program at COCC. 

Jul 12 Sat
Bend Summer Festival
Jul 12 – July 14, 2014 all-day

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Enjoying 24 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.

Feb 13 Fri
Bend Oregon Winterfest @ Bend's Old Mill District
Feb 13 – February 16, 2015 all-day

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While you’re here, you may want to enjoy the Oregon Winterfest in the Old Mill District in Bend. The weekend long festival offers a packed events schedule including a massive rail jam, more snow and ice sculptures and artisan fire pits than ever before, the Snow Warriors Race, and family activities for all ages. Complimentary shuttle service between Brasada Ranch and Winterfest is available throughout the weekend.

 

Winterfest for Members @ Pickup at Brasada Ranch
Feb 13 all-day

 

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While you’re here, you may want to enjoy Oregon Winterfest at The Old Mill in Bend. The weekend long event offers a packed events schedule including a massive rail jam, more snow and ice sculptures and artisan fire pits than ever before, the Snow Warriors Race, and family activities for all ages. The event also features music from March Fourth Marching Band on Friday and Filter on Saturday.

Shuttle reservations required at least 48 hours in advance

May 22 Fri
Central Oregon Beer Week @ Over 20 Breweries in Central Oregon
May 22 – May 31, 2015 all-day

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Central Oregon has one of the largest per-capita number of breweries of any region around, so it’s only natural the region have a Central Oregon Beer Week, a week-long celebration of Bend and Central Oregon’s amazing beer culture! The final details for the week are being prepared and will be published soon.

Jun 9 Tue
Redmond Farmer’s Market @ Centennial Park
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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OREGON & LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCTS

Join the Redmond community each Tuesday for fresh local produce, artisan foods, crafts, live music and more. This year will feature Justy’s Jelly, The Village Baker from Bend, Bliss Baking – vegan bakery in Redmond, Boyco Honey. There will also be free range, organic, grass fed beef  / pork and organic chicken from Rainshadow Organics in Terrebonne and DD Ranch in Terrebonne which have no hormones or antibiotics.

This season will be full of great food and fun for the whole family. Conveniently located downtown in Centennial Park from 3:00pm to 6:00pm every Tuesday.

Follow the Redmond Farmer’s Market on Facebook for up to date information.

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

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
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.
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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.

Jun 16 Tue
Redmond Farmer’s Market @ Centennial Park
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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OREGON & LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCTS

Join the Redmond community each Tuesday for fresh local produce, artisan foods, crafts, live music and more. This year will feature Justy’s Jelly, The Village Baker from Bend, Bliss Baking – vegan bakery in Redmond, Boyco Honey. There will also be free range, organic, grass fed beef  / pork and organic chicken from Rainshadow Organics in Terrebonne and DD Ranch in Terrebonne which have no hormones or antibiotics.

This season will be full of great food and fun for the whole family. Conveniently located downtown in Centennial Park from 3:00pm to 6:00pm every Tuesday.

Follow the Redmond Farmer’s Market on Facebook for up to date information.

Live Music: Doobie Brothers & Pat Simmons Jr. @ 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 21 Sun
Bite of Bend Annual Food Festival @ Downtown Bend Oregon
Jun 21 – June 23, 2015 all-day

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Celebrate the local flavor of Central Oregon during the region’s largest food festival. The Bite of Bend is a two-day food party on the streets of downtown Bend!

2014 Bite of Bend Highlights:

  • THE BITE. Bring your appetite and feast on small plates ($1-$2 each) and libations from the best restaurants in the region.
  • TOP CHEF COMPETITION. Watch eight rock-star chefs knock each other out in a live kitchen battle.
  • BEER RUN. Run a 5k the Central Oregon way, with craft beer breaks!
  • BITE WEEK. Explore your culinary side with experiential classes, demos and chefs’ dinners all week, June 22-29

The Bite of Bend also brings Locavore Alley full of local artisans and purveyors sure to inspire your home kitchen with fresh ingredients and new tools. Live music and kids’ activities, too!

Free Sunday Concerts: Broken Down Guitars @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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Soulful Jamericana

Broken Down Guitars is a six piece band with roots in blues, folk and classic rock with a jam sensibility. They play an eclectic mix of fun, danceable music that is ever evolving and changing. Their music is filled with profound vocals and passionately inspired instrumentals to penetrate your human spirit.

Jun 23 Tue
Redmond Farmer’s Market @ Centennial Park
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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OREGON & LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCTS

Join the Redmond community each Tuesday for fresh local produce, artisan foods, crafts, live music and more. This year will feature Justy’s Jelly, The Village Baker from Bend, Bliss Baking – vegan bakery in Redmond, Boyco Honey. There will also be free range, organic, grass fed beef  / pork and organic chicken from Rainshadow Organics in Terrebonne and DD Ranch in Terrebonne which have no hormones or antibiotics.

This season will be full of great food and fun for the whole family. Conveniently located downtown in Centennial Park from 3:00pm to 6:00pm every Tuesday.

Follow the Redmond Farmer’s Market on Facebook for up to date information.

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

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SOLD OUT EVENT!

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 27 Sat
NWX Saturday Farmer’s Market @ NorthWest Crossing
10:00 am – September 19, 2015 @ 2:00 pm

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A ripe selection of the region’s best organic artisans in produce, meats, baked goods, skincare and other lifestyle products available for you to explore. The participating vendors, musicians and restaurants this season personify our superior quality of life in Bend. They are masters of their craft, and we are looking forward to kicking it up a notch at NorthWest Crossing.

Jun 28 Sun
Free Sunday Concerts: Tubaluba @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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Jambalaya Brass Rock

Tubaluba captures the spirit of New Orleans, and conveys it through their brass street band rhythm and style they call, Jambalaya Brass Rock.

Tubaluba combines the staple musical provisions of jazz and soul with the trinity of funk, R&B & rock ‘n’ roll into a unique concoction designed to make you feel like you’ve been transported into the middle of a raucous 2nd line parade surrounded by vocals, piano, drums and a mess of horns.

Jun 30 Tue
Redmond Farmer’s Market @ Centennial Park
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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OREGON & LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCTS

Join the Redmond community each Tuesday for fresh local produce, artisan foods, crafts, live music and more. This year will feature Justy’s Jelly, The Village Baker from Bend, Bliss Baking – vegan bakery in Redmond, Boyco Honey. There will also be free range, organic, grass fed beef  / pork and organic chicken from Rainshadow Organics in Terrebonne and DD Ranch in Terrebonne which have no hormones or antibiotics.

This season will be full of great food and fun for the whole family. Conveniently located downtown in Centennial Park from 3:00pm to 6:00pm every Tuesday.

Follow the Redmond Farmer’s Market on Facebook for up to date information.

Jul 1 Wed
NWX Hullabaloo @ NorthWest Crossing
Jul 1 all-day

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The Hullabaloo is a celebration as unique as its name. This unofficial kickoff to summer features food, fun, music, bike races and more–all in a friendly, street festival atmosphere. It’s a party and everyone is invited!

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.

NWX Saturday Farmer’s Market @ NorthWest Crossing
10:00 am – September 26, 2015 @ 2:00 pm

Green-Rooster

A ripe selection of the region’s best organic artisans in produce, meats, baked goods, skincare and other lifestyle products available for you to explore. The participating vendors, musicians and restaurants this season personify our superior quality of life in Bend. They are masters of their craft, and we are looking forward to kicking it up a notch at NorthWest Crossing.

Jul 5 Sun
Free Sunday Concerts: Cloverdayle @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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Modern Country

Cloverdayle is best known for their energy-fueled and compelling live shows. Chad and Rachel Hamar have a relentless determination to bring their brand of country music to the masses.

Over the last few years they’ve been immersed in writing and recording songs along with moving from Portland to Nashville. Cloverdayle’s highly anticipated second full length album Off The Grid was released in May 2015.

Jul 6 Mon
Live Music: Sheryl Crow @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
5:00 pm

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All ages show. Chairs and blankets allowed.

After over two decades of making records, Sheryl Crow has entered a new phase of her recording career with Feels Like Home released in 2013. Her decision to release an all-country project might surprise some, but a closer look at her music suggests that the genre has always been close to her heart. On her 1993 Tuesday Night Music Clubalbum, the closing cut No One Said It Would Be Easy had a country influence as well as her album Wallflower in 2005.

Get ready to also enjoy Sheryl Crow classics If It Makes You Happy, My Favorite Mistake and Every Day Is A Winding Road.

Jul 7 Tue
Redmond Farmer’s Market @ Centennial Park
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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OREGON & LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCTS

Join the Redmond community each Tuesday for fresh local produce, artisan foods, crafts, live music and more. This year will feature Justy’s Jelly, The Village Baker from Bend, Bliss Baking – vegan bakery in Redmond, Boyco Honey. There will also be free range, organic, grass fed beef  / pork and organic chicken from Rainshadow Organics in Terrebonne and DD Ranch in Terrebonne which have no hormones or antibiotics.

This season will be full of great food and fun for the whole family. Conveniently located downtown in Centennial Park from 3:00pm to 6:00pm every Tuesday.

Follow the Redmond Farmer’s Market on Facebook for up to date information.

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.