Northwest Crossing Bend Spring Festival

Northwest Crossing Bend Spring Festival

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!

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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

Bend Live Music and Festival

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




KWPK Logo.jpgPEAK 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.


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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.

Performing Saturday

Catie Curtis
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.

Seth Glier
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
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. 

Shook Twins
 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, 

Performing Sunday

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.

Blake Noble
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." 

Tony Smiley
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.  

Artists & Trashformations Exhibit

Saturday from 11am - 6pm and Sunday from 11am - 5pm


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  for more information.  

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Festival Artists pictured below are:  Spencer Reynolds, Greg Bridges, Mandie Fleming, Paul Wisdom, Tai Vautier and Cynthia Lucas. 

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Northwest Crossing Bend Spring Festival

 2014  Best of Jury Winner - Karsten Boysen - Port Orchard, WA

 Best of Jury Karsten Boysen-River Run.jpgKarsten 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

  Friday, April 11th - Art & Wine Bop with free festival concert

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


Umpqua Bank:

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


Conscious Living Showcase


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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

Heart of Oregon Corp Corps   Sponsored by Sage Brothers 
Turf-N Central Oregon 
Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation         Sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited

N-Hance Revolutionary Wood Renewal

Bend Spay Neuter Project  Sponsored by Home Federal Bank 
AAA Oregon/Idaho 
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  
Farmers Insurance 
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
Deschutes Plumbing 

Fun Family Activities

NorthWest Crossing Art & Wine Bop 

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. 

Street Chalk Art Competition

Saturday, April 12

"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  – or you can “walk up” to compete, assuming spaces will still be available for walk ups.  

Spring into Fun Family Area 
Saturday, April 12 & Sunday, April 13
Located on the south end of Fort Clatsop
Watch as your children’s jaws drop in amazement when they round the corner to the south end of Fort Clatsop and see our Spring into Fun Family Area. Music, pony rides, ballet dancers, giant puppets, stilt walkers, arts & crafts, face painting, not to mention a kids stage, petting zoo, exotic reptiles, rock wall, bike rodeo and inflatable rides!

On the musical side of things, The Cascade School of Music will be back with their musical petting zoo and on-site free guitar lessons. The Wacky Percussion Ensemble offers a chance for your kids to play some traditional, and perhaps not so traditional, drums and percussion instruments. Be sure to check out the school’s booth space to make and decorate your own take-home instrument.

For active and adventurous kids, The Bend Endurance Academy returns with their incredibly popular Bike Rodeo, a challenging (but fun!) obstacle course of unusual ramps, rails and maybe even a seesaw. Don’t forget to stop by the Bend Endurance Academy booth to learn more about their youth development programs for cycling and more.
Back again this year, and just in time for spring, is the DD Ranch petting zoo with bunnies, chicks, pony rides and more. Yeehaw!



Food Vending
Philly Cheese Steak, Philyaw's BBQ, Real Food Street Bistro, Parrilla Satellite,  Dump City Dumplings, Famous Kettle Corn

Beer/Wine Vending
We will be offering local microbrews and regional wines, available for purchase Friday from 6pm - 10pm,  Saturday 11am-10pm and Sunday 11am-5 pm.

Policies & Contacts


Friday, April 11: 6 - 9 pm
Saturday, April 12: 11 am - 10 pm
Sunday, April 13: 11 am - 4 pm

Admission & Parking

It's FREE.
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.

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