This almost slipped by me, but Munch and Music starts tonight: the free music in Drake Park every Thursday evening that runs through August 12th. (The “Munch” part isn’t free, of course, but the music is.)
Enjoying its 20th anniversary, the Drake Park Munch & Music free concert series continues to be a summertime favorite. Founded by Cameron Clark, owner of C3 Events, the weekly series provides the community of Central Oregon with a great chance to strengthen their bond while enjoying the arts, outstanding food and free music.
- July 8th – Aphrodesia
- July 15th – Jerri Jheto Reggae
- July 22nd – Paula Cole
- July 29th – Orgone
- August 5th – Jah Sun
- August 12th – Crazy 8’s
Munch & Music will be serving Deschutes brews in a restricted, enclosed Beer Garden with service provided by Plum Merrymaking and Cocktails. Alcohol consumption must be limited to this area only. Any other substance, alcohol or otherwise, is prohibited in the park. Also in the Garden, serving the best trailer food on the planet, is SPORK. The Garden is the best outdoor cocktail lounge in Bend throughout the concert series.
On the south side of the park there is a kids area full of Jump-N-Fun Inflatables. Behind the stage, Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe offers rentals of kayaks and canoes to take out on the river so you can enjoy the music while paddling. Kids are encouraged to lead the dance effort at the stage too!
Note they also have a string “no dog” policy during the event as well.