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Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe’s Pickin’ & Paddlin’

July 25 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$10

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe’s Pickin’ & Paddlin’ @ Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe

Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm

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.”

Concert line-up:

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

 

Details

Date:
July 25
Time:
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$10
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://tumalocreek.com/pickin-paddlin/?fbclid=IwAR0aZwxuHAb48YtX2jdgNsk8I-L3AfUtRrjj-TLFLHFixTQIRwWJi7HlnoQ

Venue

Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe
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