Enjoying 26 years of kicking off the summer season, 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 three stages of some of the best regional and national blues, rock and jazz.
Friday, July 8th (5pm - 11pm)
Saturday, July 9th (11am - 11pm)
Sunday, July 10th (11am - 5pm)
Location: Downtown Bend
Free Concerts on 3 Stages
Fine Artist Promenade
Conscious Living Showcase
COPA Kids' Zone
Over 25 Food Vendors
FESTIVAL DETAILS BELOW
Friday, July 8
5:30pm | Jones Road
7:30pm | Chiringa
9:15pm | Larry and His Flask
Saturday, July 9
11:00am | Moody Little Sister
1:00pm | Lance Kinnaird Band
3:00pm | Taarka
5:00pm | Yak Attack
7:00pm | Dumpstaphunk
9:00pm | Blind Pilot
Sunday, July 10
11:00am | Kalimba
1:00pm | Brownish Black
3:00pm | Curtis Salgado
Friday July 8
5:30pm | Cody Ray and the New Favorites
7:30pm | Ian James Band
9:15pm | Precious Byrd
Saturday July 9
5:00pm | The Get Ahead
7:00pm | Sabroso
9:00pm | Kalimba
LOCALS ONLYS STAGE presented by
| Friday through Sunday | Wells Fargo Bank Parking Lot
Friday July 8
5:30pm | Doc Ryan and The Wychus Creek Band
7:30pm | Nice and Brown
9:30pm | Jive Coulis
Saturday July 9
11:00am | Hot Club of Bend
1:30pm | Students of String Theory
3:30pm | Nomad
5:30pm | Parlour
7:30pm | Moon Mountain Ramblers
9:30pm | Wayward Soul
Sunday July 10
11:30pm | Strings Attached
1:30pm | Third Seven
3:30pm | Tumbleweed Peep Show
Friday Night, July 8
Bend Oregon based band Jones Road brings their unique blend of Northwest alternative and rock with a hint of country to the stage.
¡Chiringa! is a four-piece Latin dance party band based in Bend, Oregon that plays a variety of classic to modern covers in their own rockified way. ¡Chiringa! puts on a most dynamic show, representing a diversity of Latin styles including cumbia, salsa, merengue, bachata, tango, samba, Latin rock and more. They aren’t even trying to be your hot LA salsa band, but take what they know and create the most authentic and accessible sound possible, never relinquishing flavor and appealing just as much to the seasoned Latin dancer as the regular booty shaker. All are invited to do their sexy dance on the dance floor.
Larry and His Flask
Larry and His Flask are a high energy, five-piece carnival of a band that incorporate rock, folk, bluegrass, soul, brass band, punk and alt-country into their own unique sound. Some people call what they do “folk-punk”, others call it “a bluegrass traveling circus” and everyone who’s seen them live rightfully call Larry and His Flask “down right WILD”. But no matter what you call it, this is a band that has to be seen to be believed.
Saturday, July 9
Moody Little Sister
There aren’t adequate words to describe the magic that Naomi and Rob bring into a living room.. Naomi’s lyrics come from a deep place withing her to touch the hearts of everyone listening, and her vocal is pure honey.
Lance Kinnaird Band
With the soulful vocals of Ray LaMontagne, the catchy lyrics of Jack Johnson, and the powerful music of Mumford and Son’s and the Revivalists, Lance Kinnaird’s “Bright Nights” incorporates everything that we love about popular alternative music. While keeping the instrumentation largely natural and acoustic, Lance’s music still manages to incorporate many of the best sounds of new music today and pulls you in with catchy lyrics that will have you singing his tunes all day long.
A modern string band that draws from jazz, bluegrass, pop, rock, songwriting, celtic, new acoustic, and classical music.
Yak Attack will make you dance. Founded in Portland, OR in 2013, the live electronica trio has been making waves in the local scene and expanding its fan base regionally in its short history. Electronic and traditional genres including house, breakbeat, downtempo, jazz, and funk, tight compositions seamlessly blended with improvisation, and frequent contributions from guest musicians define a typical Yak show.
Dumpstaphunk stands out among New Orleans’ best as one of the funkiest bands to ever arise from the Crescent City. Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, and descended from Neville family bloodlines, these soldiers of funk ignite a deep, gritty groove that dares listeners not to move. Their performances combine ingenious musicianship and complex funk and jazz arrangements with soulful melodies that are simple enough for anyone to enjoy. In Big Easy tradition, dueling baselines from Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III set off one of the dirtiest rhythm sections on the planet, while Ivan Neville lights up the Hammond B3 keys and cousin Ian Neville’s funky guitar riffs send the groove into overdrive. The band recently welcomed their newest member, Alvin Ford Jr. to the quintet, a New Orleans born and raised powerhouse drummer. Dumpstaphunk tosses around lead vocals and four-part harmonies the way Sly & the Family Stone did, but with three studio albums under their belt, Dumpstaphunk stands on the merit of their own material. Songs like “Dancin’ To The Truth” off their latest record, Dirty Word (July 30, 2013, Louisiana Red Hot Records), offer an escape into the funky sublime, sharing the true spirit of New Orleans with every note.
We Are The Tide, the sophomore album from Portland-based band Blind Pilot, follows the band’s grassroots break-out debut, 3 Rounds and a Sound, which has sold over 50,000 units to date and was featured in NPR’s “Best Music of 2008” roundup. Recorded at Type Foundry in Portland, OR during the spring of 2011, the new album was produced by the band and Skyler Norwood and mixed by Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, My Morning Jacket). Blind Pilot began in 2007 when Israel (vocals, guitar) and Ryan (drums) embarked on a West Coast bicycle tour playing mostly to unfamiliar listeners at small-town venues. The band now exists as a 6-piece ensemble featuring fellow Oregonians Luke Ydstie (upright bass, backing vocals), Kati Claborn (banjo, dulcimer, backing vocals), Ian Krist (vibraphones) and Dave Jorgensen (keyboards, trumpet). In the years since its inception, the band has toured with various world-renowned musicians including The Decemberists, Josh Ritter, The Low Anthem, Laura Viers and Andrew Bird and have appeared at the Sasquatch! Music Festival, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. Additionally, multiple music placements have been confirmed in episodes of “Chuck,” “Covert Affairs” and “One Tree Hill.”
Sunday, July 10
Kalimba The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire
Kalimba, The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire is considered by some as being the best Tribute to Earth Wind and Fire in the country. Based out of the Pacific Northwest, Kalimba’s has been together since 2011 spawning from the dream of Lead Vocalist, Thomas “Chazz” Smith, started Kalimba with the vision of playing the music that he listened to growing up, Earth Wind and Fire. Since 2011, Kalimba has evolved to a 10 piece group with full horn section, performing the hits including but not limited to, Shining Star, That's the Way of the World, Devotion, Sing a Song, Can't Hide Love, Getaway, Fantasy, Love's Holiday, September, Boogie Wonderland", After the Love Has Gone and Let's Groove.
Brownish Black doesn't walk the line between garage and soul - they destroy it. The Portland-based octet started out as a three-piece garage rock band, whose raw energy pulled a handful of the city's best players into its gravitational field, yielding bigger and funkier results with each addition.
“Inspired, powerful R&B showcases Salgado’s exceptional range and muscular, soulful vocals” –Billboard
With a career spanning forty years, award-winning soul, blues and R&B vocalist/harmonicist/songwriter Curtis Salgado is a one-of-a-kind talent whose music is as compelling as his story. NPR calls him “a blues icon” with a “huge voice.” Salgado earned a reputation for high-intensity performances and a repertoire inspired by his encyclopedic knowledge of soul, blues and R&B music. He won the 2010 Blues Music Award (BMA) for Soul Blues Artist Of The Year and went on to win the award again in 2012 and 2013. In 2013 he also won the coveted BMA for B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year—the highest honor the blues world has to offer—and took the statue for Soul Blues Album Of The Year for his Alligator debut, Soul Shot. Blues Revue says Salgado’s music is “triumphant, joyful, blues-soaked R&B” and declared him to be “one of the most soulful, honest singers ever.”
Jazz and Wine Stage:
Friday Night, july 8
Cody Ray and the New Favorites
Cody Ray & The New Favorites - A Neo-Soul/R&B, Funk-Rock fusion group, founded by singer-songwriter and guitar player, Cody Ray Raymond in the spring of 2015. The New Favorites, consisting of drummer, Thene Singleton and bass player, Jesse Turcotte, bring powerful support to Raymond's unique soulful vocals and unmistakable guitar style. Jimi Hendrix and Ray Charles meets John Legend and Bruno Mars.
Ian James Band
Staying true to those before him (Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, James Taylor, etc.) IanJames believes more in creating great and timeless music rather than "What is hot now". In a time where there is so much auto-tune and studio magic, IanJames stands apart from the crowd maintaining an organic & natural take on Acoustic Soul & modern music.
Precious Byrd is a 4 piece high energy dance/rock band from beautiful Bend, OR. Featuring Corey Parnell on vocals, Casey Parnell on lead guitar, Michael Summers on drums, and grammy award winning artist Lonnie Chapin on bass. Their fantastic renditions of modern and classic hits, along with a number of high energy originals, are sure to get you on your feet.
Saturday, July 9
The Get Ahead
The Get Ahead is a new band with an old soul. Drawing from the roots of rhythm and blues, soul, jazz, and rock n' roll, The Get Ahead can send you to the dance floor before your feet even tell you where you are headed, transporting you to a whole new kind of juke joint where you can jump, moan, laugh, and grab hold of some sweet company. You are bound to get your groove on with The Get Ahead, so bring your dancing shoes, unbutton that top few, and come get loose!
Brothers Pablo and Ricardo Ojeda have been writing and playing music together for as long as they can remember. Their musical writing style has taken many forms during the evolution of their sound. From the national touring dance floor packing beats of Rubberneck, to the hypnotic passionate rhythms of Toque Libre. The Ojeda brothers have continually produced eclectic musical incarnations that meld rhythm and melody together in their own unique way.
Kalimba The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire
Kalimba, The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire is considered by some as being the best Tribute to Earth Wind and Fire in the country. Based out of the Pacific Northwest, Kalimba’s has been together since 2011 spawning from the dream of Lead Vocalist, Thomas “Chazz” Smith, started Kalimba with the vision of playing the music that he listened to growing up, Earth Wind and Fire. Since 2011, Kalimba has evolved to a 10 piece group with full horn section.
Locals Only Stage:
Friday July 8
Doc Ryan and The Wychus Creek Band
Doc Ryan's music comes from the soul of Western America. With shades of blues, country and Americana his music comes from the depths of an American landscape .
Nice and Brown
Future Funk, Party Rock, and Edgy Soul.
Jive Coulis, pronounced ˈJīv Kü-ˈlē, is a three piece rock, blues, and funk band. Their repertoire consists of mostly original songs with a mix of classic rock, funk and jam covers.
Saturday, July 9
Hot Club of Bend
The Hot Club of Bend features an international lineup of musicians collaborating in the tradition of Gypsy Jazz, Hot Swing, Bossanova, and Blues. Hailing from the heart of Cascadia, this group brings energy and innovation to the stage with every performance.
Students of String Theory
All experienced performers in various musical genres, members of Nomads organized originally to focus their shared passion for the music of the Middle East, Mediterranean and Balkans.They developed their cohesion playing for local belly dance groups and through regular rehearsals and jam sessions. The band’s performances feature many authentic instruments like: the violin, oud, rababa, bouzouki, guitar, baglama, clarinet,darbuka and drums.
Parlour members are Linda Quon (vocals), Mark Quon (vocals,/guitar), Mike Potter (mandolin), and Susan Bonacker (fiddle). Parlour performs music that can be described as roots-oriented folk revival.
7:30-9pmMoon Mountain Ramblers
The Moon Mountain Ramblers have always stayed on the creative edge of acoustic music. This increasingly popular group (voted best band by readers of local paper, The Source Weekly, in 2004, 2008, 2009 and best wedding band in 2012), has consistently been one of the hardest working and most successful bands in Oregon for a decade. Even in Bend, which has a strong and fast-growing music scene that brings in plenty of tough outside competition, the band continues to sell out the hottest venues in town.
American Roots/Soul inspired group out of Bend, OR - Formed for the Make A Band event - The band's first public performance was November 21, 2015
A 6-piece band built from strong roots in the gorgeous Central Oregon landscape they call home, Wayward Soul blends styles from Bluegrass and Country to Funk and RnB, weaving their music into the subtle tones of the world around them. This eclectic group of musicians each bring their own sense of style to the mix, creating a sound that is truly their own.
Sunday, July 10
Strings Attached is a central Oregon band dedicated to playing groovy tunes you never hear bands play, but are openly thrilled when we do. Hal Ketchum to Weezer. Badfinger to Poco. Everly Bothers to the Cars. Eagles to Taylor Swift (?!). Strings Attached is Scott Wegner (guitar/like-a-bird-vocals), Dave Jones (guitar/mandolin/vocals), Phil Pierce (perfect bass).
Local musician Billy Mickelson draws out the cello's natural darkness and weaves it into a half-cello music, half-blak metal creation. Haunting and one-of-a-kind.
Tumblewood Peep Show
Tumbleweed Peepshow is a collaboration between three adept and artistic songwriters/instrumentalists. Their original songs reflect the wide-open space and dramatic effect of their rural and mountainous home in Sisters, Oregon.
Stroll through the more than 150 fine artists and craftspeople as they fill the street with their handwork, design and artistry. Traveling to Bend from all over the state, region and country, these fine artists bring color and life to the Bank of the Cascades Bend Summer Festival Presented by Hayden Homes and The Source Weekly!
It's an ideal place to find that special gift or one-of-a-kind piece that will bring you (or someone you love) happiness for years to come.
Featuring the Central Oregon Aerial Arts presented by:
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A sampling of this year's artists bringing pottery, photography, fiber arts and clothing, 2D fine art, 3D fine art and sculpture, home and garden adornments, jewelry and more.
Handmade functional stoneware pottery and decorative Raku pottery
Wheel-thrown and altered high-fire porcelain, underglazes, crystalline glazes.
Hand made ceramic art work, using alternative firing techniques.
Cinder Cone Clay Center artist focused on handbuilt organic clay forms ranging from decorative wares to sculpture using black mountain and porcelain clay bodies.
Ceramic wall sculptures and functional hand-carved pottery
I use cone 6 clay, fired to a vitreous state for functional items. Forming methods: hand built with slabs & wheel thrown. Glazing includes dipping, waxing, and painting with brushes & tubes.
I create functional and decorative ceramic art. I make various mugs, coffee brewing equipment, vases, and bowls on the potters wheel. I also make highly textured hand built pieces from clay slabs.
The bulk of my work is under the title "Mr. Ferguson's Greeting Cards". The collection consists of over 150 different designs for all occasions. I have also introduced a variety of woodblock canvases.
My work consists of mixed media collage pieces ranging from 12x12 inches to 30x40 inches. My work is completed on gallery wrapped canvas using charcoal, acrylic paint, paper and embroidery thread.