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2018 BEND FALL FESTIVAL LINEUP

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5

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REDWOOD SON

FRIDAY, OCT. 5 at 5PM
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REDWOOD SON

Roots/Americana

Classic country western lyrics flecked with feel-good Americana roots, influenced by southern rock, funk and blues.

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WATKINS GLEN

FRIDAY, OCT. 5 at 7PM
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WATKINS GLEN

Rock/Jam

Named after the biggest rock concert of the ’70s, Watkins Glen is the love child of keyboardist Evan Read-Mullins and guitarist and local music icon Gabe Johnson. The talented rock outfit pays tribute to four legendary American bands: The Band, The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band and
Little Feat.

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DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND

FRIDAY, OCT. 5 at 8:30PM
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DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND

Jazz/Funk

Celebrating over 40 years since their founding in 1977, New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band has taken the traditional foundation of brass band music and incorporated it into a blend of genres including bebop jazz, funk and R&B/soul.

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COSMONAUTICAL

FRIDAY, OCT. 5 at 5:30PM
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COSMONAUTICAL

Classic Rock/Shoe Gaze

Are you read to rock? Patterson Colson and Mackenzie Hatfield create innovative and driving rhythms while David von Schlegell and Jaren Brown weave their guitars into a medley of shoe gaze, classic rock, new wave — even some elements of punk and thrash metal.

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HUTCH & GENTRY

FRIDAY, OCT. 5 at 7:30PM
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HUTCH & GENTRY

High Desert Americana

David Hutchins, Jason Chinchen and Darin Gentry explore American roots music — from ragtime and blues to high mountain old time music.

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THE ROOF RABBITS

FRIDAY, OCT. 5 at 9:00PM
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THE ROOF RABBITS

Punk Rock

This band doesn’t adhere to Elmer Fudd’s signature catch phrase, “ Shhh. Be vwey vwey quite, I’m hunting wabbits.” Instead they rock the stage with independent punk rock.  Independent punk rock with a fun and eclectic sound. This band is based in Bend and prides itself as being original, outrageous and a damn good show.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6

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BILL KEALE

SATURDAY, OCT. 6 at 11AM
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BILL KEALE

Hawaiian Music

Bill Keale’s smooth vocal style adds something special to his intricate slack key guitar playing. His acoustic folk songs usher in the sounds of Hawaii, along with his interpretation of Aloha.

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SECOND SON & THE RAINDOGS

SATURDAY, OCT. 6 at 1PM
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SECOND SON & THE RAINDOGS

Country/Folk

Micah Peterson and his band Second Son deliver soulful country tunes, harkening back to the great storytellers of our time, à la Leonard Cohen and Townes Van Zandt.

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HUTCH & GENTRY

SATURDAY, OCT. 6 at 3PM
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HUTCH & GENTRY

Roots/Blues

David Hutchins, Jason Chinchen and Darin Gentry explore American roots music — from ragtime and blues to high mountain old time music.

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STRIVE ROOTS

SATURDAY, OCT. 6 at 4:30PM
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STRIVE ROOTS

Roots-infused power groove

Strive Roots serves upbeat reggae and ska with generous side of hard rock! Aiming to feed the spirits of their audience, Strive Roots inspires fans throughout the Pacific Northwest. Let yourself go to their funky, soulful jams.

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DARIN JONES & THE LAST MEN STANDING

SATURDAY, OCT. 6 at 7PM
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DARIN JONES & THE LAST MEN STANDING

Northwest Country

Jones, a proud Pacific Northwest native, plays music that echoes of ‘70s southern rock and the country twang ‘90s alt rock. Bellowing, vibrato-laden vocals add a rich dynamic to this country outfit. His band will not only grab your attention —but will demand it for the duration of their set.

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THE DEAD SOUTH

SATURDAY, OCT. 6 at 8:45PM
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THE DEAD SOUTH

Outlaw Bluegrass

This group of ragtag, Canadian outlaws play a signature blend of bluegrass and classic folk. Nostagically old school while somehow remaining palpably fresh and playing live shows with a punk rock fortitude. Expect pickin’ and some old fashioned boot stompin’.

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CASCADE SCHOOL OF MUSIC

SATURDAY, OCT. 6 at 12:00PM
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CASCADE SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Variety

Enjoy a performance by the students of Cascade School of Music.

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COYOTE WILLOW

SATURDAY, OCT. 6 at 2:30PM
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COYOTE WILLOW

Roots/Folk

This cello-fired acoustic group from the Pacific Northwest lends rich vocals and intricate guitar playing to their signature blend of folk, blues and rock.

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HECKTIC WEEK

SATURDAY, OCT. 6 at 4:30PM
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HECKTIC WEEK

Groove/Folk

This high-energy duo brings their groovy, blues-infused sound to country, folk and rock originals.

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REDBIRD THE BAND

SATURDAY, OCT. 6 at 6:30PM
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REDBIRD THE BAND

‘Mericana Fusion

Original music rooted in classic rock, blues, punk and grunge —think Pearl Jam, Jason Isbell and The Clash love triangle.

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RIDER BY MY SIDE

SATURDAY, OCT. 6 at 8:30PM
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RIDER BY MY SIDE

Folk/Bluegrass

You may know husband and wife duo Gregg and Kristin Morris from their band Organic Music Farm. RiderByMySide was born after their daughter Ella joined them on fiddle, rounding out a sound that encompasses everything from traditional folk to bluegrass to country soul.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7

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HECKTIC WEEK

SUNDAY, OCT. 7 at 11:30AM
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HECKTIC WEEK

Groove/Folk

This high-energy duo brings their groovy, blues-infused sound to country, folk and rock originals.

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ACOUSTA NOIR

SUNDAY, OCT. 7 at 1:30PM
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ACOUSTA NOIR

Folk/Americana

This one-man band shaped by punk, rock ‘n’ roll, roots and various traditional folk styles plays renditions of obscure covers and a handful of dark, acoustic originals. Previously a singer for a metal band, Joshua Esterline’s rowdy solo shows pack a punch.

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BROTHERS GOW

SUNDAY, OCT. 7 at 4:00PM
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BROTHERS GOW

Rock/Funk

This funky San Diego-based band plays modern rock infused with retro-electronic jams. Groovy, syncopated rhythms power their sound, elevated by subtle harmonics provided by keyboardist Alex Mello, who joined the crew earlier this year.

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APPALOOSA DUO

SUNDAY, OCT. 7 at 11:30AM
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APPALOOSA DUO

Folk/Americana

Husband and wife duo Dottie and Eli Ashley specialize in their own brand of “high desert Americana.” Performing all your favorite country/folk covers alongside originals with socially charged and poetic lyrics, reminiscent of the great singer-songwriters of the ‘60s and ‘70s.

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SING PUBLIC ROCK CHOIR

SUNDAY, OCT. 7 at 1:00PM
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SING PUBLIC ROCK CHOIR

Community Choir

These folks may not be rock stars —but they sure put on a good show! The Sing Public (ROCK) Choir is a fun, feel-good community choir that sings everything from Bill Wither’s, “Lean on Me” to the Violent Femmes’, “Blister in the Sun.”

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STRING OF FIRE

SUNDAY, OCT. 7 at 3:00PM
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STRING OF FIRE

Celtic/Bluegrass

Made up of String Theory Music students, this acoustic sextet plays bluegrass with a Celtic bent.