Your Bend, Oregon Arts & Entertainment Week Starts Here – August 24, 2016


August 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Sisters High School
1700 McKinney Butte Rd
Sisters, OR 97759

Sisters Folk Festival (SFF) is thrilled to announce An Evening with Darrell Scott, Wednesday, August 24 at 7 p.m. at the Sisters High School auditorium. It has been 10 years since Darrell has played in Sisters, and his many accomplishments bring back a revitalized and highly accomplished artist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

Darrell Scott became one of the more successful country songwriters of the late ’90s and early 2000s, placing songs with the biggest names in country music, including several major chart hits. Garth Brooks, the Dixie Chicks, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and many others recorded his work. At the same time, he worked consistently as a studio musician and released a series of his own solo albums. At the beginning of the 2000s, Darrell Scott was making his name as a songwriter of idiosyncratic and uncommonly soulful tunes like “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” and “Long Time Gone,” later recorded by Travis Tritt and the Dixie Chicks, respectively. His instrumental talent also earned him frequent session and touring gigs, while his own recordings landed him a devoted following. Scott recorded with Tim O’Brien numerous times and toured in 2015 behind their latest release, Memories and Moments. Scott’s newest album, Couchville Sessions, refers back to that time of growth with a bundle of songs that were written and recorded 15 years ago, but edited and completed in recent months by Scott at his home on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.

“Couchville Sessions is my mix tape of life at the time: my adult children were young, my professional/musical life rising, my marriage needing attention and wanting more and myself getting lost in it all,” explains Scott of the album’s genesis.

The son of musician Wayne Scott, James Darrell Scott was born August 6, 1959, on a tobacco farm in London, KY, and moved as a child to East Gary, IN. He was playing professionally by his teens in Southern California, later living in Toronto and Boston. He attended Tufts University, where he studied poetry and literature. Finally, he relocated to Nashville to get into the country music business.

In the first half of the 1990s, Darrell appeared on albums by John Lincoln Wright, Catie Curtis, Hypnotic Clambake, Peter Keane, Duke Levine, Suzy Bogguss, and Randy Travis, singing and playing banjo, Dobro, guitar, bass, and pedal steel. Scott has collaborated with Steve Earle, Sam Bush, Emmylou Harris, John Cowan, Verlon Thompson, Guy Clark, Kate Rusby, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Mary Gauthier, and many others. His unique music has attracted a growing fan-base, and he tours regularly with his own band.

In early 2005, Scott’s Theatre Of The Unheard won Album of the Year in the 4th Annual Independent Music Awards. He won the 2007 Song of the Year award from the Americana Music Association for his song “Hank William’s Ghost” which appears on his album The Invisible Man released in 2006.

In 2010, he was announced as part of the Band of Joy, alongside Robert Plant, and luminary musicians Patti Griffin, Byron House, Buddy Miller, and Marco Giovino,
and credited with performing vocals, mandolin, guitar, accordion, pedal, lap steel and banjo and touring with them internationally.

Tickets for SFF Presents An Evening with Darrell Scott are $25 adult/$15 youth in advance, $5 more at the door. Tickets can purchased at, or call the festival office at 541-549-4979. The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Sisters High School auditorium, 1700 McKinney Butte Rd.


August 25, 2016 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

22055 Rickard Rd
Bend, OR 97702

Nancy G Ueland, 541-383-3142

You are invited to be part of the Harmony4Women chorus, learn some acappella harmonies, enjoy some food &a get the skinny about Harmony4Women and the concert on November 19th. Use that beautiful song in your heart. Ages 10-80 for beginning & experienced women & girl singers. RSVP


August 26, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Compass Park
2500 NW Crossing Dr
Bend, OR 97701

With the waning of summer and the closing days of Munch & Music, Munch & Movies picks up with new family friendly festivities starting Friday nights in August. Come and enjoy free films in a beautiful outdoor setting!


August 27, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cindercone Clay Center
50 NE Scott St
Bend, OR 97702

Helen Bommarito, 206-915-3655,

NeighborImpact, with the support from the Clay Guild of the Cascades, is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Pottery Games Throw-A-Thon. This fun, family-friendly event includes a frenzy of bowl throwing by local artists. Potters will come together to throw hundreds of bowls that will be used during NeighborImpact’s annual Empty Bowls fundraiser in November.

“More than 750 bowls are needed for our Empty Bowls fundraiser each year as each attendee receives a bowl at the event to take home,” says Bill Kemp, Development Director at NeighborImpact. “We really could not provide such beautiful, hand-made bowls without the help of local potters.”

The Empty Bowls event raises much needed funds for NeighborImpact’s Emergency Food Assistance Program. The 2015, the Empty Bowls event raised enough money to leverage over 60,000 meals and an “empty bowl” serves as a reminder of how many individuals face hunger on a daily basis.


August 28, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

2nd Street Theater
220 NE Lafayette Ave
Bend, OR 97701

Stage Right Productions/2nd Street Theater, 541-312-9626

World Premier!
The Beatles Die on Tuesday by local playwright Clinton K. Clark
Presented by: Stage Right Productions and Dionysus

Two brothers find themselves in the past and are tested on what’s more important: Music, money, fame or family?

Tickets: or call box office 541-312-9626.

Adults: $19. Students/Seniors $16.


August 29, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Broken Top Bottle Shop
1740 NW Pence Ln #1
Bend, OR 97701

Deals on draft beer every Monday night from 6 pm – 10 pm!

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