Robbie Robertson on the Power of ‘The Weight’ During the Pandemic. Powerful stuff here folks.
In 1968, the Band recorded “The Weight,” a song full of images and characters that Robbie Robertson said he had been storing in his imagination for years. Robertson admits in his autobiography, Testimony, that he struggled to articulate to producer John Simon what the song was even about, but it’s become the Band’s most well-known classic, and it still echoes loudly today. Playing for Change, a group dedicated to “opening up how people see the world through the lens of music and art,” recently spent two years filming artists around the world, from Japan to Bahrain to Los Angeles, performing the song. Robertson takes part,…
Necessary social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic have limited performance art and devastated the music communities and economies of the Pacific Northwest. But artists are a resilient bunch.
During this time, many musicians are streaming performances online (with tip jars and donation options often available). You can also donate directly to the COVID-19 Oregon Musicians’ Relief Fund set up by the Jeremy Wilson Foundation.
Here is an active listing of upcoming concerts in the region. If you would like your event added, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, contact us at Facebook, or tweet us at @opbmusic. Please include the date and time of the show and a link…
Summer Meltdown is Aug 6 -9, 2020 and the lineup has been announced save one – the winner of the Meltdown Showdown Contest, which is now accepting applications! Bend bands get your application in and represent at one of the Northwest best summer music festivals.
GRiZ, Greensky Bluegrass, Big Wild, Jai Wolf, The Disco Biscuits, Galactic, Opiuo, and a very special performance from EOB, the incredible new project from Ed O’Brien of Radiohead. These are just the headliners, lots more performances from regional and local bands!
Tickets and information at https://summermeltdownfest.com
Wednesday March 11th at McMenamins Old St. Francis School in Bend.
Local favorite Blackstrap will serve up their fun mix of music in Father Luke’s Room from 7-10pm. Free and always a good time.
More INFO HERE.
Saturday Feb 29th, 4pm – 8pm at LOGE Camps Bend.
We’re celebrating the awesome competitors of VertFest this weekend! All are welcome with live music and smores by the fire.
$1 off beer, cider and wine until 6pm and FREE S’mores building supplies. Just show your VertFest bib!
Come for the drinks and sweet treats and stay for music starting at 6pm! Derek Deon will be performing until 8.
Bring a friend, a fido, and the whole family!
Sunday Feb 23, at the Tower Theater in Bend. More INFO HERE.
Tickets are available by calling 541-317-0700, in person at the Tower Theatre Box Office or online at:
All Ages | Reserved
Doors at 7:00 PM | Show at 8:00 PM
Wednesday Feb 19th is an opportunity to see some truly original and inspiring music in Bend. If you have ever seen Bela Fleck you know what we are talking about. This should be a remarkable musical experience. More INFO HERE.
Presented by Sionna Productions
With one eye on using the banjo to showcase America’s rich heritage and the other pulling the noble instrument from its most familiar arena into new and unique realms, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn’s second album Echo in the Valley is simultaneously familiar and wildly innovative.
“Some of the most interesting things in the world come together in strange and unique ways and show our diversity,” reflects Béla, a fifteen-time Grammy award winner who is…
Parallel 44 Presents The 5th Annual Apres Ski Concert Series at The Commons. A truly fantastic lineup of Free Monthly Friday Concerts is revealed and again, it’s aim is clear; to satisfy your body & soul ! As always, these concerts are 100% free, all ages are most welcome and none of it would be possible without the strong, loyal support of our heroic sponsors – Deschutes Brewery, Mt Bachelor, Dr. Jolly’s, Crow’s Feet: A Mountain Collective & Tumalo Cider Co
Friday Feb 7th features the Polyrhythmics
With an abundance of snow and riding now we can properly celebrate Apres Ski and what better way than to get downtown and be with the community who loves winter in Bend.
Tonight Friday Jan 17th.
Parallel 44 Presents The 5th Annual Apres Ski Concert Series at The Commons. Another Winter approaches, and another truly fantastic lineup of Free Monthly Friday Concerts is revealed and again, it’s aim is clear; to satisfy your body & soul ! As always, these concerts are 100% free, all ages are most welcome and none of it would be possible without the strong, loyal support of our heroic sponsors – Deschutes Brewery,…
The last of the season tonight Sept 26th at Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe. What began as a couple of kayakers creating tunes on the back deck after a long day on the river, has grown into Pickin’ N’ Paddlin’ 2019, a cult-classic community celebration to raise funds for Bend Paddle Trail Alliance (BPTA) whose mission is to establish a navigable paddle trail within Deschutes County to enhance river and lake recreation opportunities while promoting water safety, education, and stewardship.
SEPTEMBER Throwback! We decided to host the second Pickin’ in September and make it a mellow throwback to the earlier days. Concert-goers can look forward to a more intimate experience.
Come enjoy live music and free boat demos on the…