It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome the most elusive of our Central Oregon seasons into the fold! NorthWest Crossing Drive, off Mt. Washington Drive, between Skyliners and Shevlin Park Roads, will come alive, as we utilize art, food, spirits, music, and family-oriented activities to usher in Spring!
Friday, April 11th (5pm - 11pm)
Saturday, April 12th (11am - 11pm)
Sunday, April 13th (11am - 5pm)
Location: NorthWest Crossing Neighborhood, Bend, OR - Mt. Washington Drive at NorthWest Crossing Drive
Art and Wine Bop with Free Concerts
Fine Artist Promenade with TRASHFORMATIONS EXHIBIT
Street Chalk Art Competition
Conscious Living Showcase sponsored by Northwest Quality Roofing and Great Northern Window and Door
Spring into Fun Family Area
FULL FESTIVAL DETAILS BELOW
PEAK 104.1 MAINSTAGE Located at the intersection of Mt. Washington Drive and NorthWest Crossing Drive.
Friday, April 11th - Art and Wine Bop from 5pm - 9pm
Bop into each of the participating NorthWest Crossing neighborhood businesses to savor fine wines, listen to top local musicians/bands and get up close and personal with selected festival artists early! Full listing of participants under Art & Wine Bop.
Friday April 11th - Free Friday Night Kick Off Concert
5pm - 2nd Hand Soldiers
7pm - Hobbs the Band
9:30pm - Larry and His Flask
Saturday April 12th
11am - Catie Curtis with Jenna Lindbo
1pm - Seth Glier
3pm - Tumbleweed Peepshow
5pm - Tim Snider Band
7pm - Redwood Son and The Revelry
9pm - Shook Twins
Sunday April 13th
11am - Five Pint Mary
1pm - Blake Noble
3pm - Tony Smiley
Get to know our performers/bands:
Performing Friday Night
2nd Hand Soldiers
2nd Hand Soldiers was formed by inspired singer Darian Mahaney and her dad John Collins AKA JC on the guitar in 2007. Band members Mackenzie, Jaren, Jarrod and Meshem all bring their influence to the unique sound of their music. You will hear the sounds of Tanya Stephens, Toots & the Maytals, Adele, Aretha Franklin, and others throughout their energetic set.
Hobbs the Band
Hobbs Magarét , a Texas Pandhandle guitar player, Patrick Pearsall a left-handed Seattle-raised bassist and local drum set phenom Kaleb Kelleher raised the tent roof off the 2012 Sisters Folk Festival in their debut performance. Their post-industrial blues rock burns up the Central Oregon night.
Larry and His Flask
Hailing from Central Oregon, 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 unique sound. Some people call what they do “folk-punk”, others call it “a bluegrass traveling cirus” .No matter what you call it, this is a band that has to be seen to be believed.
Catie Curtis, dubbed a “folk-rock goddess” by The New Yorker and treated as one by her loyal fans, is one veteran artist who has resolutely refused to coast along in comfort. Performing songs at the festival from her 13th album, Flying Dream, this work captures the way she’s embraced a season of heady change with the emotional intelligence that has been her songwriting signature.
Despite his young age of 24, Massachusetts based singer/songwriter/pianist/guitarist Seth Glier is a seasoned troubadour. Averaging over 250+ live performances a year, he has shared the stage with artists as diverse as James Taylor, Ani DiFranco, Martin Sexton, Emmylou Harris and Ryan Adams and is becoming renowned for his passionate live sets. USA Today remarks that his “exquisite tenor echoes Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel”.
Tumbleweed Peepshow is a local collaboration between three very talented singer/songwriter instrumentalists. Benji Nagel, Raman Ellis and Brent Alan perform their original songs that reflect the wide-open space and dramatic effect of their rural and mountainous home in Sisters, Oregon . As a trio, they pull at the heart-strings and create a raw, soulful, bluegrass-infused sound with real life, acoustic stories and a groove you can move to.
Tim Snider Band
Tim Snider is an energetic and intense performer! Playing the violin since the young age of three, it is no surprise he has master several different instruments including the electric violin, guitar and cajon. Using a combinations of instrument and skill Tim's music can be described as a world- fold- jazz hybrid.
Redwood Son and The Revelry
The authentic bluesy, warm, Americana sound of Redwood Son and The Revelry, leaves their audience wanting to take them along, as they float down the river, or warm themselves on the banks of it. Redwood Son's music has always been an effort to unite the laid-back vibe of sunny, southern Californian acoustic music with the immediacy and heart of 90's hip-hop.
Identical twins, Katelyn and Laurie Shook, Kyle Volkman and Niko Daoussis form this inspired quartet, featuring a wide range of instrumentation, including banjo, guitar, electric and upright bass, mandolin, electric guitar, electronic drums, face drum (beatbox), glockenspiel, ukulele, banjo drumming and their signature golden EGG. Beautiful twin harmonies, layered upon acoustic and electric instrumentation coupled with Laurie’s inventive use of percussive and ambient vocal loops, and Katelyn’s repurposed telephone microphone, set their sound apart, creating a unique and eccentric blend of folk, roots,
Five Pint Mary
Five Pint Mary is an eight-piece Celtic rock band located in Bend. Upbeat, loud, spirited, and rollicking, they play a unique blend of Celtic rock with an edge of punk. Influenced by traditional and original music played in Ireland, Scotland, Newfoundland, & America.
From Australia and New Zealand to Seattle, Blake Noble performs his unique guitar style mixed with Yidaki (Didgeridoo), while gaining an enthusiastic fan base everywhere he goes. Blake is compared to Xavier Rudd, John Butler, Tommy Emmanuel, Michael Hedges and Rodrigo y Gabriella. Seattle Weekly wrote –“ With each performance, Blake Noble reinvents the traditional image of a one-man band."
Since 2000, Tony Smiley has captured audiences with his beats. This musical savant loops his way through a unique genre of music that you won’t find anywhere else. His cosmic dance of electric melodies mixed with world beats, Mongolian throat singing and beat-boxing have earned the loop ninja a cult like following that repeatedly embarks on his musical journey.
Saturday from 11am - 6pm and Sunday from 11am - 5pm
Featuring TRASHFORMATIONS EXHIBIT
Over 50 artists from Oregon, Washington and Idaho will be at the Northwest Crossing Bend Spring Festival this year showcasing fiber, sculpture, jewelry, painting, wood, metal, paper and pottery arts. Support these artisans as they travel to Bend to introduce themselves to our community, or return to connect with a loyal fan base.
This year the NorthWest Crossing Bend Spring Festival will be the host site for the TRASHFORMATIONS exhibit! TRASHFORMATIONS is a brilliant partnership between Pak-It Liquidators, a local liquidation store and The Environmental Center, where from April 4th through April 6th this year (8am-5pm all three days), Pak-It opens their yard and store to individuals and teams of all ages, amateurs and professional artists alike, to create one of a kind sculptures, all recycled from the store. This year the sculptures will be delivered and installed in NorthWest Crossing during the festival for public viewing. The caliber sculptures will be visible throughout the festival with signage denoting materials and artist. If you are interested in participating, registration happens on site, April 4th at Pak-It Liquidators. Interested parties may email email@example.com for more information.
Festival Artists pictured below are: Spencer Reynolds, Greg Bridges, Mandie Fleming, Paul Wisdom, Tai Vautier and Cynthia Lucas.
2014 Best of Jury Winner - Karsten Boysen - Port Orchard, WA
Karsten Boysen holds Bachelor degrees in art and education, and a Masters of Fine Arts degree, all from the University of Washington. His sculptures are created from recycled steel found in scrap yards. A bend, burned steel frame of a mobile home that was destroyed in a fire inspired him to see the beauty in loss. The shapes of the steel damaged by fire created a visual foundation for his art that continues to evolve today.
The artist has numerous large public percent-for-art and private art commissions in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Arizona. He formerly instructed art at the University of Washington, the University of Alaska, Juneau; and was Washington State Arts Commission Artist-in-Residence at the Seward Park Art Studio in Seattle.
Boysen explains his art in the manner of a native Alaska artist who worked with ivory. ‘To make a bear, start with a piece of ivory and cut everything away that does not look like a bear,’” he says.
Art & Wine Bop 5pm to 9pm .This event will feature festival artists, live music,and wine tasting inside participating NorthWest Crossing restaurants and retailers. Musicians will play live music 5:00-9:00pm in the cozy confines of these neighborhood businesses. Starting from 5pm and ending at 11pm, the first block of NorthWest Crossing Drive at Mt. Washington, on the Peak 104.1fm Mainstage, will be a free concert featuring 2nd Hand Soldiers at 5pm, Hobbs the Band at 7pm and Larry and His Flask at 9:30pm. The festival food court and bars will be open from 5pm – 11pm.
Locations/Entertainment for the Art and Wine Bop:
The Garner Group:Artist: Sharon Poteet- Photography
Musicians: The Quons
Little Bite Cafe:
Artist: 541 Threads
All Mixed Up:
Artist – Adrienne Press – Jax Hat
Musician: Andy Warr
Artist: Bart DeGraaf- Painting
Sara Bella Upcycled:
Artist: Kate Carder -Fiber
Musician: Miguel de Alonso
Sunny Yoga Kitchen:
Artist: Cynthia Brown-Grochowski
Musician: Christina Griggs
Artist: Greg Bridges– Surf and Stand Up Boards
Musicians: Grit and Grizzle
Tooliani’s Italian Bistro & Pizzeria:
Artist: Mitch Maciona– Glass
Musicians: Hilst and Coffey
Dr. Jeanne Young and Kimberly Klein:
Artist: Catherine McElroy - Painting
Musician: Evan Young
Greg Welch Construction:
Artist: Rick Hibbard- Metal
Jem Raw Chocolate:
Artist: Tai Vautier –Jewelry
Musicians: Laurel Brauns and Julie Southwell
THE CONSCIOUS LIVING SHOWCASE PRESENTED BY GREAT NORTHERN WINDOW AND DOOR AND NORTHWEST QUALITY ROOFING
Our Conscious Living street has become one of the more popular streets of our festivals. We love hosting businesses and non-profits that raise our quality of life here with their products and services. Spend some time talking with these people throughout the weekend and we guarantee you will leave with an increased awareness of the good that exists in your backyard. For vending information click here.
Bend Spay Neuter Project Sponsored by Home Federal Bank
Central Oregon Veterans Outreach Sponsored by Sunwest Builders
Cascade Breath LLC
Brilliant Environmental Building Products
Enagic Kagen Water
Green Savers USA
Bend Area Habitat For Humanity / Restore Sponsored by Pro Build
Bend Electric Bikes
Sunlight Solar Energy
Chimps Inc. Sponsored By Bend Equine Medical Center
All Natural Pest Elimination
Great Northern Windows
Home Heating and Cooling
Budget Blinds Of Central Oregon
Solar Light and Energy
ACC Spray Foam
Oregon Adaptive Sports Sponsored by Bend Broadband Vault a Green Data Center
Take Shape For Life
It Works April - Haldy
Clean Air Lawn Care
Natural Approach Chiropractic
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon Sponsored by Miller Lumber
Trout Unlimited Sponsored by Subaru of Bend
Friday, April 11, 5-9pm
Kick off the weekend with the NorthWest Crossing Art and Wine Bop in Northwest Crossing! From 5-9pm, there will be foot stomping in the street, beautiful wine sampling throughout the businesses in the neighborhood, and hand-selected, festival artists will be featured.
Philly Cheese Steak, Philyaw's BBQ, Real Food Street Bistro, Parrilla Satellite, Dump City Dumplings, Famous Kettle Corn
We will be offering local microbrews and regional wines, available for purchase Friday from 6pm - 10pm, Saturday 11am-10pm and Sunday 11am-5 pm.
Friday, April 11: 6 - 9 pm
Saturday, April 12: 11 am - 10 pm
Sunday, April 13: 11 am - 4 pm
Admission & Parking
High Lakes Elementary School, Merchant parking lots (Enter off Mt. Washington at High Lakes Loop or Ordway Avenue)
Mt. Washington Drive to High Lakes Loop or Ordway Avenue in the NorthWest Crossing Neighborhood to access parking. Parking is available in the merchant lots accessed by both of these streets as well as the High Lakes Elementary School parking lot.
For accommodations please contact C3 Events, 389-0995 or firstname.lastname@example.org.