- Black Violin hits the Tower Theatre April 2.
Book these shows now so you don't miss out.
King Louie's Blues Revue
Phew, this is one heck of a funky show set for the Riverhouse Jazz series. The Portland-based brass band features three sets of smooth R&B, with bluesy vocals including "Oregon's King of Soul" Andy Stokes, gospel queen LaRhonda Steele and songstress Lisa Mann. They're joined by a full band sure to get you up on your feet. Stokes' bumpin' dance moves as well as his Marvin Gaye-esque voice are almost enough to convince anyone that this is a show not to be missed. // 6:30pm each night. Riverhouse on the Deschutes, 3065 N Hwy 97, Bend. $48. bendticket.com
A unique fusion of R&B, hip-hop, pop (with a bit of classical fiddle) and bluegrass thrown in! Black Violin is breaking molds in all the right ways with their genre-bending music. They've performed everywhere from festivals to SXSW to President Obama's inauguration. Even "The New York Times" commented on their unique collaborative style, saying "sometimes they play with the intense seriousness of orchestral soloists; at others they fiddle as if at a hoedown; at still others they strum the violin and viola like guitars." A show that will definitely inspire. // 7:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St, Bend. $22-47. towertheatre.org
The Avett Brothers
Women, men, children — heck, even your grandmother probably wept when The Avett Brothers announced their return to Oregon this summer. Tears of joy ran into American-sized puddles (read: they were large) for this Grammy-nominated folk rock band that has been winning the hearts of all, everywhere. Although one would think otherwise, only two of the seven touring band members are related; but nonetheless their sound is gloriously harmonious. // 5:30pm. Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin-Hixon Dr, Bend. $43. bendconcerts.com