Posts Tagged ‘Moon Mountain Music Festival’

September 4 in GO! Magazine (updated with correct Ween link)

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Sorry folks. Absolutely no time for anything other than links this week. Today’s GO! Magazine is packed full of music articles, including:

-Country star Jason Aldean at Les Schwab Amphitheater

-Blues legends Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal at Les Schwab Amphitheater

-Singer-songwriter Brett Dennen at the Athletic Club of Bend

-Pianist George Winston at Tower Theatre

Moon Mountain Music Festival at Elk Lake

Sagebrush Rock Festival in Christmas Valley

-Pop-rockers Wendy Darling at Silver Moon Brewing in Bend and an end-of-summer, all-star jam at Angeline’s Bakery in Sisters

(Update: Oops. When I first published this post, I had the wrong link for the Ween review below. The link is now correct.)

-And you can click right here to read my review of last weekend’s Ween concert at Les Schwab Amphitheater

This week, I think non-subscribers can see most of those, so get yer click on. Or, pick up the print version of GO! Magazine to see all the pretty pictures.

A guide to upcoming music festivals (updated)

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

(Update: The look of this post did not turn out how I’d hoped. I think I’ve fixed that. More importantly, a colleague reminded me that Breedlove Guitar Co. is holding a festival later this summer, so I’ve added those details below.)

Coyote Festival

For music fans, summer means one thing: festivals, festivals, festivals. After a fall, winter and spring of crowding into dark, sweaty bars and clubs for live music, there’s something about crowding into bright, sweaty pastures for live music that just sounds so refreshing.

Central Oregon has its share of music festivals, though the number in 2009 will be smaller than in past years. More on that later. For now, let’s focus on the present.

Festival season kicks off this coming summer solstice weekend with the Coyote Festival, held at Summer Lake Hot Springs near Paisley. That’s not exactly in Central Oregon, true, but we’re going to count it because there are a whole lot of local bands playing there, and a whole bunch of people from the area are heading down for the party.

The lineup is headlined on Friday by Taarka and Larry and His Flask, on Saturday by Moon Mountain Ramblers and David Jacobs-Strain, and on Sunday by Coyo. There’ll be three stages, fire dancers, workshops, drum circles and, of course, dips in the hot springs. Kids are welcome, too, and there are activities planned for them.

Tickets to the Coyote Festival for the entire weekend cost $50 and are available at Music Makers, The Cosmic Depot, Bend’s Indoor Garden Station and Ranch Records in Bend. There are also discounted rates for kids and for single-day passes. You can find a ton of info at, or by calling 541-943-3931.

The fun doesn’t stop this weekend, though. After the jump is a list of music festivals happening within an easy drive, along with all the details you need to know.