FREE Demos will run from 3 – 6 pm
Years ago some of Bend’s whitewater crew began having little get-togethers after a long day of work and paddling. You can picture it? A little fire pit, some barbecue and beverages, combined with some Blue Grass styled funky jams? This is the Pickin’ &’ Paddlin’ movement. What started out a few friends sharing songs and stories on the banks of the Deschutes has remained true to its roots, and grown through the years. The vibe is inspiring and motivating. The event has become one of Bend’s most popular evenings.
Despite it’s humble beginnings, this event has become a huge community celebration helping raise funds for Bend Paddle Trail Alliance (BPTA). The BPTA is on a mission to establish a navigable “paddle trail” within Deschutes County, to enhance river and lake recreation opportunities and promote water safety, education and stewardship.
The Outside Games had a chance to speak with Jason Bowerman from the BPTA, and given that he is also one of Bend’s most recognized musicians, we felt it would be appropriate to have him describe the vibe and energy at the event.
“Everyone has a great time at Pickin’ and Paddlin’ from young children up through grandparents. The bands especially love the home-grown feel and intimate connection they feel with the audience, feeding on the crowd energy once the sun goes down and the dancing begins. Its no wonder that many locals say that in a calendar stuffed with events, this is the one they try not to miss each month.”
Headline Band is: The Ben Larsen Band
Openers: Skillet Head, Pete Kartsounes (solo sets)
Special Guests: CJ Neary (fiddle), Benji Nagel (Dobro)
Tickets are pre-sold in order to manage capacity. Pre-sale tickets are available through the Tumalo Creek website only and will soon be available. Bring your receipt and ID to get in. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door on a first come first serve basis. This popular event will sell out so please purchase tickets early!
Please Walk, Bike, or Carpool!
Parking is extremely limited at this popular event. Help us reduce our impact on our neighbors by taking alternative transportation. There will be additional bike racks available for your convenience. Parking alternatives: from The Pavilion or Miller’s Landing and walk past the Bend Whitewater Park and under the new tunnel (also known as The Portal to Pickin’).
*Due to OLCC restrictions, sorry, no outside alcohol*
FREE Demos will run from 3 – 6 pm
Please help spread the good word on this event, before, during and after.
Spread the Pickin’ & Paddlin’ gospel online with your personal social media networks. #SOBOGmusic #SOBOGpickinnpaddlin
Doors: 5 pm
Show: 6 pm
Location: Century Center/Goodlife Brewing
Cost: Did we mention it’s FREE?!
RUBBLEBUCKET: A BIOGRAPHICAL SOMETHING
A vessel in which workers collect waste materials on a construction site;
We need a rubblebucket for all this rubble.
A wild indie-sweat-pop band from Brooklyn, NY;
I’m jonesing for the new Rubblebucket EP ‘If U C My Enemies.’
The condition of having hard nipples, or riding a mean yes wave;
He has great Rubblebucket.
The act of uncrossing one’s arms and letting loose, while strange, new feelings and sounds flood mind and body, leading to uncontrollable dancing, possible injury and definite sweat;
We Rubblebucketed all night long.
For more things Rubblebucket go to www.rubblebucket.bandcamp.com
MOsley WOtta BIO
For more things MOWO go to www.iammowo.com
2019 Subaru of Bend Outside Games Mt. Bachelor Bike Park Event will feature:
- FREE downhill mountain biking on their Sunshine lift and it’s collection of three trails plus the skills park. This is a $19 value.
- Discounted All-Mountain Bike Park lift tickets that will allow access to the Pine Marten lift trails (snow-melt permitting) at the reduced price of $23 for adults and $15 for youth. Regular prices are $42 and $34.
- Live music on the bar deck that afternoon by the Mostest from 1 – 3 PM
- Free bike demos. The fleet of Norco endure and downhill plus kids bikes will be available for free demos. Helmet, Pads and Insurance (highly recommended) will be extra.
- Cog Wild will be onsite to do free skills clinics and lift laps with anyone doing a Saturday demo
As an extension to the 300+ miles of single track offered here in Central Oregon, The Mt. Bachelor Bike Park offers lift served access to an additional 13 miles of downhill oriented trails. Our beginner lift, Sunshine Accelerator serves as a great introduction to the bike park for all ability levels. From there, riders can progress to Pine Marten Express where a combination of machine built and single track trails provide a thrill for any adventurous spirit – from intermediate runs to advance double black diamond trails.
For more info visit – www.mtbachelor.com/summer/mountain-biking
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JD Platt Sups & K9 Kings, beers and more!
Sunday July 28th Elk Lake Resort’s Sups & Pups is an event that the whole family as well as your four legged friends will all enjoy! The day starts out with a Dog Paddleboard Race. Bring your K9 companion and try to beat last year’s champions around the spectator friendly lakefront course. Later that day bring your best choreographed routine and show Elk Lake spectators your moves in the Freestyle Paddleboard Competition. The day rounds out with one of Central Oregon’s most beloved entertainers and most avid supporters of the Humane Society of Central Oregon, JD Platt and his K9 Kings! They put on a show that your family will not want to miss! Starting at 11 a.m. there will be a BBQ Food Booth and Beer Trailer where Humane Society volunteers will be pouring beers from all of our brewery sponsors.
All proceeds from the event go to support the Humane Society of Central Oregon.
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