Now in its fourth year, the Bend Roots Revival is possibly the biggest free music festival / celebration / revival / clambake in Central Oregon; spanning four days this coming weekend (the 24th through the 27th), the Revival will take over the westside at 14th and Galveston—both Parrilla Grill and the Victorian Café are heavily involved—and will present no less than 70(!) local acts and workshops across eight performance areas.
Here’s a bit about the Revival in their own words (emphasis mine):
The Bend Roots Revival, now in it’s 4th year, is a 4-day celebration of our local performing arts community. The annual event is a project of 106.7 KPOV Bend Community Radio.
As a project of KPOV Bend Community Radio, all Revival performances and workshops are free and open to the public. This event is underwritten by pure community giving and effort, and hosted by The Victorian Café and Parrilla Grill.
Bend Roots a grassroots organization based in Bend, Oregon. Our mission is to help educate, connect, nurture and promote performing artists (of all ages and skill levels) in our area.
Many workshops are offered throughout the weekend and Sunday is focused on kids and families. This year we are pleased to announce that Victor Johnson will be performing and helping out with the Kids Music Workshop. Victor is a renowned kids music performer and Putamayo recording artist who has made a career of kid’s songs. Based in the Dalles, he is a bright light for sure, and a neighbor our performing arts community can learn from.
Check out the schedule on their site; it’s pretty eclectic and simply huge. Whatever music you’re into, I’m willing to bet you’ll find something to like at the Revival.