Your Bend, Oregon Arts & Entertainment Week Starts Here – June 29, 2016


June 29, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
The Old Stone Performing Arts Center
157 NW Franklin Ave
Bend, OR 97701

The Black Lillies are a band for the ages:
Rich, rootsy tunes performed with as much heart as technical virtuosity. If you ask them, they’ll tell you they play “Tennessee music” – combining strains of swampy Memphis soul and blues with Nashville’s classic country and East Tennessee’s traditional Appalachian style – while Rolling Stone describes it as “country music with a soul-rock infusion, supported by bandleader Cruz Contreras’ smart songwriting and tight musicianship.” Either way, it’s music that stirs your soul, touches your heart and makes you want to dance.Their raucous live show has earned them festival slots and enthralled audiences at venues ranging from Bonnaroo and Stagecoach to the legendary Grand Ole Opry, where they hold the distinction of having performed more often than any other independent band. The music is breakneck, brazen and beautiful; sultry soul, honky-tonk heartache, winding jams and flat-out rock’n’roll, tied together with soaring harmonies that “bring back echoes of practically every great male/female duo of the past several decades… [the sound is] one for the ages, and, one suspects, ages yet to come,” according to Glide Magazine.

With Opening Act: Honey Don’t
Honey Don’t is the musical union of Bill Powers and Shelley Gray, perhaps better known as one-half of the Paonia, Colorado based old-time bluegrass band, Sweet Sunny South. Their music may be delivered acoustic or electric and is based in the folk tradition with bluegrass and old-time at its deepest roots. Whether it’s a sweet love song, a tribute to veterans, or a rocking boogie-woogie number, their music is always delivered in a comfortable casual way that pulls the listener in and has them hanging on every word. The band’s 2009, debut release hit the top 40 National Americana charts for several weeks topping off at #25. The cd was the #2 (out of 100) most played on Colorado Radio and one of 5 nominees in the bluegrass category for Westword Magazine’s 2010 Showcase.


June 30, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
C.E. Lovejoy’s Brookswood Market
19530 Amber Meadow Dr
Bend, OR 97702

And the beer flows on! Join C.E. Lovejoy’s for our Summer Beer Gardens on select Thursday nights in 2016 to enjoy delicious local brews, music and food in the beautiful Southwest Bend setting!

The Beer Gardens will take place from 5:00-8:00pm on the following dates: June 16th, June 30th, July 14th, July 28th, August 18th, and August 25th.

Get your 2016 collectible beer garden pint glass! Come taste the superb local brews on tap, listen to some great music, and partake in delicious food options. We’ll be firing up the Lovejoy’s barbecue for some of the events, and La Rosa Mexican Kitchen will feature their food on others.

Breweries and cider producers scheduled to participate over the course of the summer are: Boneyard Beer, Craft Kitchen & Brewery, McKenzie Brewing Co., Red Tank Cider, Silver Moon Brewing, Three Creeks Brewing Co., Wild Ride Brew Co., and Worthy Brewing. Updates may be found on the C.E. Lovejoy’s website,

No outdoor event in Central Oregon is complete without music and these beer gardens are no exception! Performances will include a local band at each event, including the sounds of: Sweet Whiskey Lips, Blondeau Band, Honey Don’t, and Downhill Ryder.


July 1, 2016 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center
3800 SE Airport Way
Redmond, OR 97756

Attention Dog Lovers! A fun event for all ages! MARK your calendars today for the 34th Annual Mt Bachelor Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show! Obedience, Rally, and Agility Trials, plus Conformation Dog Shows. Complete Shows and Trials each day.

Friday, July 1, 2016 – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday, July 2, 2016 – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday, July 3, 2016 – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
** Ending times are based on completion of events

Location: Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond, OR 97756

Cost: FREE event for Spectators, (great family fun) with indoor and outdoor events. Over 1000 competitors. Free parking, bleacher seating at Agility, and includes a Special Event with great prizes!

Please leave your family pup at home unless they are entered in the Show.

Mixed breed dogs are eligible to compete in Obedience, Rally, Agility and other performance events if they are registered with the AKC Canine Partners Program. For more information contact us through the website.


July 1, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – July 3, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Wheeler County Courthouse Lawn
701 Adams St
Fossil, OR 97830

Wheeler County is proud to announce that the 16th Annual Wheeler County Bluegrass Festival is July 1st, 2nd & 3rd, 2016. The bluegrass festival has grown steadily since it’s start in 2000. Featuring bands are: Dan Crary and Bill Evans, Great Northern Planes, and Jim Faddis with Horse and Plow. Plus many others!

The Festival takes place in the pioneer town of Fossil, the county seat, in front of the beautiful brick courthouse, now over 100 years old. Fossil is known for its peaceful and quiet atmosphere as well as the friendly townsfolk that reside in it. Everyone waves to each other here. In conjunction with the Festival, there is an annual car show that takes place along Main Street. Come check out the pretty cars and stay and listen to some sweet sounding Bluegrass music.

There’s no admission charged for attending the Festival. There’s lodging available ranging from cute B&B’s to working dude ranches and everything in between. If camping is more your style, there’s dry camping and RV parking available at the fairgrounds and dry camping at the grade school, both about a five minute walk from the courthouse, and at nearby parks. Concessions sell a variety of food and snacks.

A unique and popular part of this Festival is the “Fossil Song Contest.” As in traditional song contests, only original unpublished songs are allowed, but songs must be about some feature of the local area – the place, people, history, or even imagined events.

Fossil is about a three hour drive from Portland and two hours from Bend. Bring your instruments and your dancing clothes, stay a day or the whole weekend, and be a part of the greatest little festival in Eastern Oregon. For more information please contact Patti Jaeger, phone: (541)-763-2191 or email:


July 3, 2016 @ 6:00 am
Stryker Park
453 NE Elm St
Prineville, OR 97754

Schedule of Events: All activities are in Stryker Park in Prineville. Morning flights July 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at 6:00am. Night glow July 2nd at 8:00pm.


July 4, 2016 @ 10:00 am:
Downtown Bend


July 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Summit Saloon
125 NW Oregon Ave
Bend, OR 97701


July 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

The Old Stone Performing Arts Center
157 NW Franklin Ave
Bend, OR 97701

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