In today’s GO! Magazine, I have a column that looks at some of the newly announced shows coming to Central Oregon that should give any live-music lover assurance that spring and summer are just around the corner.
Part of that column is the lineup for Les Schwab Amphitheater’s Summer Sunday concert series, which has become one of the coolest (and most popular) things to do in Bend in the sunny months. These shows are attracting bigger and bigger crowds each year, and with good reason. They’re free. They’re family friendly. You can bring your own food and drink, and even your pet. Good times.
Anyway, the LSA crew confirmed one more date in this series after we published today’s column, so here’s the whole lineup:
June 2 — Redwood Son (West Coast Americana)
June 9 — Tremoloco (Mexican-American roots)
June 23 — Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside (throwback roots-pop)
June 30 — Marley’s Ghost (traditional country)
July 14 — Tumbleweed Wanderers (folk-rock ‘n’ soul)
July 21 — Sassparilla (blues-punk)
July 28 — Tony Smiley (one-man loop-rock)
Aug. 4 — Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole (Cajun/zydeco)
That’s a strong slate, folks. Sallie Ford is great. Tremoloco is great. Smiley and Sassparilla have lots of fans around here. Cedric Watson should bring a little flavor to Bend. And I’ve heard good things about a couple of the others. I look forward to digging in and planning my summer Sundays.
You can find more info on this and other music at Les Schwab Amphitheater by visiting the venue’s website.
(Image from bendconcerts.com)