Greg Brown with Love Over Gold at The Belfry
7 – 9:30pm
Greg Brown was born in the Hacklebarney section of southeastern Iowa and raised by a family that made words and music a way of life. His seasoned songwriting, storytelling, and music are deeply rooted in that place. He moves audiences with warmth, humor, a thundering voice and his unpretentious musical vision. $32 on-line
Location: 302 E. Main Street, Sisters, Oregon
October 10 – October 13
Bend Film Festival
5pm – 11pm
We are people who believe that art is best channeled through creative genius; not commercial interests. We also believe that film festivals are best experienced in a relaxed atmosphere where the next venue is a block from the last and the words “velvet rope” apply to fashion choices; not exclusive access ordeals.
Our contribution is to provide brave and talented independent filmmakers exposure, opportunity and, well, CASH. The creation of film without the burden of box office concerns is a luxury BendFilm cultivates for filmmakers. One of our favorite pursuits toward that end is creating new ways to add cash to the BendFilm awards. For those who demonstrate mastery in the craft of film making, BendFilm salutes them and then provides capital that will help them to continue their work.
Additional motivators include the cultural betterment and economic stimulation of our home: Central Oregon. There is no better proof that our efforts are appreciated than to stand on Wall Street during the festival and watch the enthused expressions on fellow Bendite’s and out-of-town faces. It’s a rush that keeps us on task during the less fun times of creating this event.
Finally, we are a group who believe that by supporting film education, we are cultivating generations who will understand the value of independent art from an early age. Arts education programs are drying up in Oregon schools. We see access to arts education for all as a vital component for a well rounded mind and population.
As you’ve read this far, you are probably of like mind. We are thrilled by the outpouring of positive commentary we receive. Thank you for your interest and whatever support you provide to independent film.
Location: Bend, OR
Anniversary Kick-Off Party & Wine Tasting with Naked Winery at Desperado
5 – 8pm
Featuring wine tasting with Naked Winery, Old Gringo Boots, Toby & Max jewelry, & Central Oregon Artist Barbara Slater.
Location: 330 SW Powderhouse Dr., STE 120, Bend, OR
Bend Community Contra Dance at the Boys and Girls Club
7 – 9pm
Kick-off Dance of the 2013-14 Contra Dance Year.
A great line-up:
* Erik Weberg will be calling!
* High Country Dance Band — one of our local groups — will provide LIVE music.
Location: 500 NW Wall St. Bend, Oregon 97701
Brews & Bands with Ted Brainard at Broken Top Bottle Shop
7 – 9pm
bass, fiddle & mandolin
Location: 1740 NW Pence Ln #1, Bend, OR 97701
Marc Cohn at the Athletic Club of Bend
6 – 11pm
The Peak 104.1 – Today’s Best Music welcomes MARC COHN, live at ACB on October 14th during the Butch’s Place LLC PEAK Summer Nights Finale, Presented by Northwest Brain and Spine! Tickets on Sale Thursday, September, 19th, at Newport Ave Market (charge by phone 541-382-3940). Marc will be performing as a duo, with a support act still to be named. We cannot wait!
Location: 61615 Athletic Club Drive Bend, OR 97702
Ramblin Jack Elliott w/ Special Guest Nell Robinson at the Tower Theatre
7 – 9pm
One of the last true links to the great folk traditions of this country, with over 40 albums under his belt, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott is one of the country’s legendary foundations of folk music. In the tradition of roving troubadours Jack has carried the seeds and pollens of story and song for decades from one place to another, from one generation to the next. They are timeless songs that outlast whatever current musical fashion strikes today’s fancy. ‘Nobody I know—and I mean nobody—has covered more ground and made more friends and sung more songs than the fellow you’re about to meet right now. He’s got a song and a friend for every mile behind him. Say hello to my good buddy, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott.”
Johnny Cash, The Johnny Cash Television Show, 1969.
Reserved Seating: $28.50, $43
Location: 835 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97701
Whitewater Ramble at McMenamins
7 – 10pm
All ages welcome. FREE live music. Described as High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass, Whitewater Ramble (WWR) uses a simple recipe to craft its sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana. For over ten years, WWR has been captivating audiences across the U.S. with an engaging stage presence and insightful and poignant lyrics.
Location: 700 NW Bond St Bend, OR 97701