(Photos courtesy of bendoregonfestivals.com)
The Music Chalet kicks off the weekend on Friday, February 16 at 5:30pm
The OnPoint Community Credit Union Oregon WinterFest is excited to announce Coolio will be headlining night two of live music in the Oregrown Music Chalet, Saturday, Feb. 17. The Grammy Award-winning rapper is headed to Bend for Oregon’s biggest party of winter!
Coolio is firmly cemented in ’90s pop culture. Not only did he give us the 1996 rap anthemand Grammy Award-winning “Gangsta’s Paradise,” but many who grew up in the ’90s will remember Coolio’s theme song to Nickelodeon’s “Kenanand Kel.” He’s appeared in many memorable movies over the years, from “Space Jam” to “Half Baked,”and is currently touring worldwide as a musician.
Oregon WinterFest has a solid lineup this year, including all-female AC/DC tribute band Hell’s Belles headlining Friday night at 8:30pm. These women are self-described fanatics, rocking hard with highly skilled precision.
Local musical acts based in Central Oregon round out the rest of the lineup this year, including Victory Swig, Larryand His Flask, Downhill Ryderand Precious Byrd.
Oregon WinterFest Oregrown Music Chalet Stage Schedule:
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16
Victory Swig, Friday 5:30pm
Larryand His Flask, Friday 7pm
Hell’s Belles, Friday 8:30pm
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17
Downhill Ryder, Saturday 5:30pm
Precious Byrd, Saturday 7pm
Coolio, Saturday 9pm
Entrance to all concerts in the Oregrown Music Chalet at Oregon WinterFest is included with a festival pass. Passes are now on sale online at BendTicket.com for $10 each. Passes will also be available at the door for $12 each.
2018 Oregon WinterFest Special Events:
Whole Foods Wine Walk Stroll the stores in the Old Mill District while sipping on hand-selected wines from Whole Foods Market! More than 10 stops on the tour will feature reds, whites, rosés,and dessert wines. A ticketand commemorative tasting glass gets you the key to this popular prelude to a weekend full of Oregon WinterFest fun! Friday 5-9pm | $22 in advance
Royal Run 5kand 10k Feature a beautiful run through the Old Mill Districtand along the Deschutes River with a mixture of paved pathsand groomed trails. As always, there will be a fun, wintry twist to this year’s race. Saturday Noon | $20 5k in advance; $30 10k in advance
Kids Hot Cocoa Run This interactive fun run for kids ages 3-10 revolves around kids favorite winter treat: hot cocoa. Run from station to station building the perfect cupand at the finish take that yummy delicious sip! Sunday Noon | $15 in advance
For a full explanation of all levels of ticketingand to purchase your 2018 Oregon WinterFest tickets, click here.
About Oregon WinterFest
OnPoint Community Credit Union Oregon WinterFest is Oregon’s biggest party of the winter! Three days of live music, food, brews, fire pits, ice sculptures,and enough entertainmentand beer to keep you warm no matter the weather. Produced by Lay It Out Events, held in the Old Mill District,and in benefit of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon. February 16-18,2018.
About OnPoint Community Credit Union
OnPoint Community Credit Union is the largest credit union in Oregon, serving more than 315,000 membersand with assets of $4.4 billion. Founded in 1932, OnPoint Community Credit Union’s membership is available to anyone who lives or works in one of 13 Oregon (Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Lane, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washingtonand Yamhill)and two Washington counties (Skamaniaand Clark)and their immediate family members. | www.onpointcu.com | 503-228-7077 or 800-527-3932.
About Lay It Out Events
Lay It Out Events is Central Oregon’s premier event company, offering the best in consultation, designand implementation. Lay It Out Events produces more than twenty festivals, races,and contract events each year, including Oregon WinterFest, Cascades Wedding Show, Bite of Bend, Balloons Over Bend, Happy Girls Run series,and The Little Woody series. Committed to giving back to the community, Lay It Out Events donates a portion of each event’s proceeds to charity. Through our beneficiaries, we raise awarenessand much-needed funds for vital nonprofit groups across the Northwest. As a result, we have given well over $225,000 to local charities over the past 10 years. www.layitoutevents.com