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 8 (5pm - 11pm)
Saturday, April 9 (11am - 11pm)
Sunday, April 10 (11am - 5pm)
Location: NorthWest Crossing Neighborhood
Art and Wine Bop
Fine Artist Promenade
Street Chalk Art Competition
Conscious Living Showcase
Spring into Fun Family Area
FULL FESTIVAL DETAILS BELOW
The PEAK 104.1 Mainstage
Friday April 8
7:30pm |9:15pm |
Saturday April 9
7:00pm |9:00pm |
Sunday April 10
Tim Snider - When Portland-based musician, TIM SNIDER headed to Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2012 he couldn’t know that he was about to meet his musical twin and dear friend, Caio Andreatta. From these two very diverse musicians, drawing on a musical history developed almost 7,000 miles apart, IN BRAZIL was born. While most of the album was recorded in Sao Paulo, Snider recruited a few Portland musical powerhouses to round out the sound: Max Ribner on flugelhorn and the amazing vocals of soultress, Saeeda Wright (Liv Warfield). The album will be released in the U.S. on March 10 and tour is set to launch March 30 in Snider’s hometown, Portland, OR. Snider is also booked to perform at the January 23rd Tedx Talk event at the University of Nevada Reno – he is set to perform one of his solo songs, “Hurricane," as well as "The Steeple” from In Brazil, demonstrating his use of live looping as a tool to layer and orchestrate parts.
Wilderness - Bend Oregon based Wilderness is a band dancing somewhere between the lines of rock n roll, folk, and experimental-noise-pop… If there is such a thing… Appropriately described by the Bulletin’s music editor, Ben Salmon, as a “..north-of-the-border version of Southwestern roots act Calexico, or an earthbound take on Explosions in the Sky’s celestial jams, …or Wilco indulging their ragged edge. With an experimental streak that occasionally runs the stop sign.” An energetic, and sometimes chaotic live show that’s as dynamic as it is engaging, Wilderness is just as the name implies, not only a quiet place to reflect, but the unknown, the edge, the other side of the line.
Fruition - Sharing a common love of music and life on the road, Fruition were originally brought together by the lure of adventure. For the last six years, the Portland, Ore. string infused quintet has racked up the miles playing sold out shows in their adopted hometown and garnering new fans across the country. Fruition released Just One of Them Nights in 2013 and it’s an album that finds the band tackling the many struggles and successes that come along with living a vagabond lifestyle and the search for artistic clarity.
The Moms - is the lovechild of Nashville narratives, Oregon folk roots and LA atmosphere. Their relationship began during college in Tennessee, and six years later they have found themselves as a creative duo in Los Angeles. Since the formation, MOMS has been covering ground in LA and Oregon, writing and playing in a variety of venues, festivals and backyards. “Our dream writing session is being surrounded by a million instruments. The process starts with the hum of a melody or the truth of an experience, and from there the creation madness begins. We often find ourselves writing songs outside of a specific genre, with the end goal being an honest story -- at least through our eyes."
Jacob Westfall Band - Originally from Nashville, and now residing in Portland, Oregon, Jacob Westfall is a 21-year-old singer-songwriter with a strong appreciation for the craft. Soulful vocals that are consistently compared to Michael Bublé and John Mayer support the songwriter in his performances. He wrote his first song at age nine, and on April 7th, released his first commercially available album, "What If", which was produced, recorded, and engineered by renowned Portland producers Bob Stark (Esperanza Spalding, Decemberists, The Shins), Ryan Yerdon (Puddle of Mudd, Weezer), and Steve Sundholm (Carrie Underwood, One Republic). Jacob is a career artist, and has set goals to allow him to do this for the rest of his life. Always writing, always creating.
The Junebugs - Imagine if you put R. Kelly through a banjo.
Led by frontman and beard enthusiast Moses Barrett, The Junebugs combine highenergy pop with Pacific Northwest folksy goodness to create a genrebending sound you can kick up your heels to.
The Junebugs originated on the Vancouver, BC circuit before migrating south to Portland, OR. There, guitarist Barrett picked up drummer Kyle Owen and bassist Sean Vinson, equally bearded and hailing from impressive musical backgrounds. Covering everything from Tom Petty to TLC to Lorde, the eclectic taste of the trio ranges from turnofthecentury Americana to modern Hip Hop, with a strong emphasis on vocal harmony. Their original tunes have a dreamy, sweet quality reminiscent of Neil Young and Iron & Wine, peppered with fiery banjo lines. There is something for everyone here.
Weather Machine - The Weather Machine’s sophomore full-length,Peach, was recorded over the course of two years, and showcases the band’s transition from folk-born storytelling into the realm power-ballads and effects pedals. Common threads of levity and intrigue tie the album together as the project experiments with musical identity to cover a breadth of sonic and lyrical ground. It’s not quite “tongue and cheek,” but Peach, makes the listener wonder, pitting a faux-country anthem called “Wannabe Cowboys” right up against the electronic slow-jam title track, then moving deftly along into “Breakup Song” – a tune worthy of high-kicking chorus lines. Recorded between Pacific City and Portland, OR, the album was produced by the band’s guitarist Colin Robson at Kiwanda Sound Recordings and debuts on March 24, 2015.
Excellent Gentlemen - Growing up together in New York forged a bond between these musicians that is evident in their lock-tight pockets and seemingly telepathic stage interactions. From their roots in the East coast neo-soul and hip-hop communities, these friends have forged a signature sound that is steeped in sweet soulfulness and ferocious grooves. Excellent Gentlemen plays danceable, vocal Soul R&B music. Think: 70's block parties and golden-age hip-hop records. Their music stands for positivity, love, happiness and getting sexy.
The Staxx Brothers - are a high energy American band, hailing from Seattle, Washington, that has spent the last seven years crafting an incredible new sound they've branded Hard Ass Soul. It's quite simply the most danceable and hip shaking brand of rock & roll to hit US streets since Motown left Detroit. Where modern Rock most often has forgotten its Roll, The Staxx Brothers make it back to the juke joint, and take you back to the black church, dragging modern rock by its collar right back to its birthright - with an epic flare that matches any of the classics.
Miguel D’alonso - plays instrumental Latin Jazz on Guitar and Violin. He also plays Oud and other Middle Easter instruments like the Baglama and Bouzouki. This multi-instrumentalist and composer begging performing at the age of 12 playing Latin American folk instruments from most regions of the Continent. He is an Ethnomusicologist who did his musical studies in Mexico, France, Germany, and Canada. The music he plays is characterized by extensive use of Latin percussion, lively rumba flamenco rhythms, and his own brilliant soloing techniques. In California, he plays with his “In Tempo Band” for festivals like the Festival of the Arts, the Sawdust Arts Festival, and the Orange County Fair, among others. In Bend, he is a member of the Middle Easter Band Imzady who this time, will accompany him for his appearance at the Bend Spring Fest.
Levi Weaver - Levi Weaver is not the kind of artist who likes to sit still for very long. To borrow a line from Willie Nelson, one of his favorite songwriters, he just can’t wait to get on the road again. The multi-instrumental singer/songwriter, who recently packed up his house and bought an RV for his family to travel the country with him in, readily admits to his inherent wanderlust. Weaver’s perpetual on-the-move lifestyle helps fuel the churn of the core concepts explored on his latest and most affecting album, Your Ghost Keeps Finding Me (Rock Ridge Music).
Mbrascatu - is a fusion of the cobbled streets and cafés of the Old World and the creative melting pot of Portland. The band is a group of talented musicians that draw from very different musical backgrounds to create a unique blend of sounds encompassing European and American roots.
Since the formation of the band, back in 2010, Mbrascatu, has performed extensively throughout the Pacific Northwest delighting many at the hottest music venues, outdoor festivals, bars, clubs and local radio stations.
(Tom Boatright, Tai Vautier, Peter Roussel)
Bend OR USA
"Award winning high desert contemporary designs by Terrasteel Furniture of Bend bring new life to the custom lifestyle connoisseurs in Central Oregon. Justin & Kirk's philosophy of "If you can dream it, we can build it." feature artisan blending of exotic hardwood species. Handcrafted right here in Bend, Oregon. TerraSteel was recognized with a High Desert Design Award in 2014 and bring their passion to every detail."
Mill City, OR
Silver and gold-filled jewelry created with torch brazing, lost wax casting, and wire sculpture showcasing gemstone cabochons and faceted stones or coins with accents of hand engraving and crystal.
Randal Scot Smithey
Tom creates his own paint with oils and resins and pigments. He adds luminescence and metallics. His paintings have vivid color, surface textures and light refraction.
Discipline :Upcycled Art
Tease recycles knit shirts and wool sweaters into hip, eco-friendly fashions, skirts, shrugs, scarves, and other accessories.
Debra creates hand fabricated precious metal jewelry that celebrates nature and Nordic myths and magic.
Patricia Sadler Trainor
Bend OR USA
Terrasteel Furniture Design brings a contemporary Pacific Northwest selection of custom and production crafted furniture. They create a range of furniture from modern to traditional.
Event will feature festival artists, live music, and wine tasting at participating restaurants and retailers. Musicians will play live music from 5-9pm in the cozy confines of these neighborhood businesses.
Artist: Joseph Balsamo
Musician: Andy Warr
Artist: Lisa Sipe & Tease Recyclewear
Artist: Dori Kite
Musician: Bobby Lindstrom
Artist: Tamara Adams
Musician: Rob Fincham
Artist: RELIC Workshop
Musician: DJ Marc
Artist: Jax Hats
Musician: Miguel de Alonso
Artist: Giardini Photography
Artist: Randy Smithey
Musician: Coyote Willow
Artist: Tai Vautier
Musician: Franchot Tone
Artist: Spoke Bracelet
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 right in your backyard.
Interested in becoming a vendor? Click here to learn more.
Friday, April 8 | 5-9pm | NorthWest Crossing Drive
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.
"Pull your best Picasso” by entering the Street Chalk Art Competition (for both adults and kids) and qualify to win one of 6 cash prizes (including $400 prize for the chalk mural voted “best” in the adult category). The space is free, chalk will be provided (although you can bring your own), your images must be appropriate and feature “spring theme”-- you can pre-register with email@example.com – or you can “walk up” to compete, assuming spaces will still be available for walk ups.
*Free Spaces and Chalk*
Adult Competition 18 and Up
Student Competition 8-17
School Spirit Competition
The Chalk Box (for kids under 8 years)
Entertainment and activities include: Spring Arts and Crafts workshops from local artists, live music, magic and dance performances and workshops (see schedule below), face painting, shay feathers, petting zoo and pony rides from DD Ranch.
Plus, giant puppets, Bend Endurance Academy Bicycle Obstacle Course and the Cascade School of Music, Musical Instrument Petting Zoo.
Saturday, April 11
11:00am | Fe Fanyi West African Drum Workshop
11am | MoMuLa (Movement.Music.Laughter)
Join us for "Hoppy Hour" on Saturday between 2-4pm and Sunday from 1-3pm for specials, games and giveaways from our Friends at Deschutes Brewery.
Here's what's on tap:
A selection of red and white wines will also be available.
Festival Dates & Hours:
Admission & Parking
Free Parking at 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, (541) 389-0995 or firstname.lastname@example.org.