Get ready for a weekend packed with Summer fun!
The 2022 First Interstate Bank Summer Festival will feature live music, family fun and more.
Saturday & Sunday | Bond Street Between Franklin & Greenwood
Stroll through the more than 100 fine artists and craftspeople as they fill the street with their handwork, design and artistry. Traveling to Bend from all over the state, region and country, these fine artists bring color and life to the First Interstate Bank Bend Summer Festival! A sampling of this year’s artists bringing pottery, photography, fiber arts and clothing, 2D fine art, 3D fine art and sculpture, home and garden adornments, jewelry and more.
Saturday, July 9
From humble beginnings in 2008, Broken Down Guitars was always led by the talented and driven singer/songwriter/guitarist Stacie Lynn Johnson, known for her soulful, powerhouse vocals and passionately inspired melodies. With the addition of Aaron “Mystic” Chambers’ lyrical skills on the mic and percussion, the sound spun in a fresh direction, and adding a new male/female vocal dynamic for Stacie and Mystic to intertwine.
Milo Matthew demonstrates versatility unlike any other bassist. By using a drum pad, effects pedal, and a looping machine Milo can provide his own rhythm, bass line, keys and lead guitar turning him into an unstoppable one man show. Milo’s styles range from Jazz to blues, rock, pop, funk and even folk. Milo performs his own originals as well as as adding his unique flavor to 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s to the Present cover songs. It’s very rare to see Milo play the same song the same way, which makes every performance fresh and new!!!
17-year-old Maxwell Friedman is living proof that some musicians are indeed “born with it.” At an incredibly young age, in less than a decade since he started playing, his ferocious and inspired keyboard playing, and his tasteful and clever compositions are already becoming legendary while his skill, knowledge, taste, phrasing, artistry and professionalism are already on-par with many accomplished players on the national scene who, without hesitation, call him their peer. In 2019, the band released its debut album, “Beyond Neblar – Live in Bend” and they toured the West Coast in support of its release, including high profile support dates with Greyboy Allstars, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and The New Mastersounds. Now that the “pandemic pause” is nearing its end, the band has finally begun work on their first studio album, which they expect to release in early 2022.
Raised on James Brown and Sam Cooke, frontman Anthony Briscoe combines a style of emotional impact reminiscent of Prince in his vocal expressions and proudly steals the spotlight with his ballet-trained dancing. Psychedelic-jazz guitarist Nick Quiller dominates the fretboard with a limitless imagination that explores the soundscape from high to low. Bassist Brandon Storms blends slap and pop bass lines with deep synth, and pitch bent solos that parallel guitar leads, while drummer Conrad Real glues together a foundation through impeccable groove and powerful chops, his finesse, intensity, and strength are evocative of Chris Coleman and John Blackwell.
Sunday, July 10
Every so often you will encounter a great performer. Someone who gets on stage, and then seems to just open up like a stadium roof, as if to better draw their audience into the dark canyon within. This ability is usually not acquired through the kinds of contrived musical efforts that are practiced or taught. It’s a particular talent that certain performers just have. Jess Ryan has this talent in spades, and to witness her perform is to feel the full force of unbridled human expression. Together, with four other extremely talented musicians, the five-piece band deliver a driving, twang-inflected, psych-infused rock with the kind of emotional power, passion, and intensity that can only come from deep within the heart.
The Soul Collective
Saturday & Sunday | Oregon Avenue
This area will feature apparel and wearable items in a unique and exclusive area. The perfect place for festival goers to explore clothing, accessories, and home goods that exhibit the influences of rich textiles from vintage to global.
Oregon Lifestyle Marketplace
Saturday & Sunday | Minnesota Avenue
Come live your best life on Minnesota Avenue!
Join us in presenting the full spectrum of the Oregon Lifestyle! From local handmade goods, specialty food products and award-winning wine. The Oregon Lifestyle area will showcase what is so unique and compelling about our little slice of heaven in the Pacific Northwest.
Applications are open now!
The Bend Family Play Zone
Saturday & Sunday | TBD
More details coming soon!
Want to join the fun? Applications are open now!
Kids Summer Sprint
A PacificSource Kids Rock the Races event
Join us on Saturday, July 9 for an exciting PacificSource Kids Rock the Races event! Kids between the ages of 3-10 will have a blast on this fun summer themed course at Troy Field.
Saturday, July 9 | Noon | Troy Field
Ages 3 to 4 — 12:00pm
Ages 5 to 7 — 12:10pm
Ages 8 to 10 — 12:20pm
About PacificSource Kids Rock the Races
Does your kid want to join in on the fun? Are you hoping to instill your love for running and the outdoors? Not only is this race series a chance for little ones to be a part of the “Big Kid” races, but it’s also a great way to teach children how to lead a healthy lifestyle.
The races are non-competitive — everyone receives a finishers ribbon and a punch card for earning more prizes! Run multiple races, earn more prizes! Learn More >>>
Food and Libations
Applications Open Now for 2022 Food Vendors
Local favorites serving up deliciousness all weekend long.
We are currently full for Bend Summer Festival food vendors, please fill out an application to join the waitlist.
Bend Business Showcase
Saturday & Sunday | Bond Street (Oregon Ave. to Greenwood Ave.)
Discover local businesses in industries spanning from healing and wellness, nutrition, tiny homes, home improvement, insurance agents, banks, recreational vehicles, sporting goods, nonprofits, lawyers and financial consultants. The Bend Business Showcase offers one-on-one face time with various industry professionals, allowing you to make more informed decisions when researching and seeking products and services for your lifestyle!