I see today’s music section in three distinct segments:
BIG-TIME CHRISTIAN ARTISTS PLAYING AT A CHURCH IN BEND
— Southern God-rockers Third Day perform at Christian Life Center Sunday. I talked to the bassist, who was super nice.
— Crossover Christian/pop star Amy Grant does the same on Thursday. My colleague David Jasper talked to her.
CONCERTS HAPPENING IN THE OLD MILL DISTRICT IN BEND
— Portland’s “little orchestra” Pink Martini returns to Les Schwab Amphitheater tonight.
— Reggae By the River will bring Mad Caddies, Indubious and Necktie Killer to LSA’s backstage Saturday.
— Sunday’s free concert at the Schwab will feature the melodic Americana band Tumbleweed Wanderers.
— On Wednesday, Hit Explosion will kick off the Alive After 5 concert series.
SHOWS HAPPENING IN SOMEONE’S YARD
— Crawfest gathers a bunch of local and regional bands out in Powell Butte.
— L.A. power-violence band ACxDC will play a house show on Bend’s east side.
— A guy built an amphitheater on his land near Terrebonne and will host Brent Alan.
PLUS: Rock Ink & Rebels at Timbers in Redmond, a benefit for The Bethlehem Inn … and more.