Melvin Seals & JGB / Poor Man’s Whiskey / The Mother Hips / Hot Buttered Rum / Fruition / Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers / Everyone Orchestra / Dead Winter Carpenters / Tyler Stenson / The Pitchfork Revolution / Alison Harris and The Barn Owls / Huckle / Jed
Make sure you see:
Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers
Nicki Bluhm played Bend’s Alive After 5 series in the Old Mill last year and showcased her heartfelt ‘70s-inspired folk music. Her sophomore album Driftwood was one of 2011’s best.
What to expect:
Beautiful views, relaxed setting, cool people, and awesome music.
When to show up: Gates to the campground will open at noon on Friday, June 22, and the music starts at 1:30 p.m. You can camp until Sunday morning, June 24.
While alcohol in non-glass bottles is okay in the campground, no outside alcohol is allowed inside the venue. A local beer vendor will be on site and you should support them. After all, they won’t be charging $9 for a pint of Pabst like The Gorge does.
What to bring:
Camp stove/grill: No fires allowed at 4 Peaks
Your best camping meals: Get gourmet! It will increase the fun.
Tent/Sleeping Bag/Air Mattress/etc.: It’s a camping festival, so that means real outdoor living and sleeping.
Layers of clothes: It’s June in the High Desert and it gets cold at night. Be prepared for rain too.
Hand wipes: The term is “Whore’s Bath” and with no showers at 4 Peaks, you better get good at taking one.
Facial Hair: It’s a camping festival, so don’t show up cleanly shaven (ladies that goes for you, too).
Tobacco pipe: no campfires allowed, so one five inches from your face is the best you can do.
Paper straw hat: Your facial hair and tobacco pipe will be lonely without one.
Trash bags: No dumping onsite means “pack out what you pack in.”
Jumper cables: It happens at every camping festival… someone runs their battery down listening to music.
Lots of water: Hydration is key at a music festival. Man cannot live on beer alone.
Cash: See previous info on beer vendor. Plus, you’ll probably want to buy some merch from the bands. You’ll also have to pay an extra $20 if you bring an RV, trailer or large bus.
• Camping Chair
• Refillable water bottle
• Blanket: Waterproof if possible
• Toilet paper
What NOT to bring:
Inflatable beach balls:
This isn’t a Nickelback concert.
Your four-legged friend: Bend loves their dogs… but 4 Peaks is not the place for them and you will be turned away if Fido is in your vehicle.
Firewood: Fires are not allowed at 4 PeaksGlass bottles: All glass bottles are prohibited, so stick to cans.
Your non-ticketed friends: No one will be allowed on site without their own ticket.
Intolerance for bad weather: If it rains, just go with it. Whiskey stomping in the mud is a beautiful thing.
4 Peaks Music Festival
June 22 to 24
$80 festival pass
$20 RV/trailer/bus parking permit
19449 Tumalo Reservoir Rd.