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Picks 6/29-7/6



Friday 1


COUNTRY—As the first country band to appear on both Wheel of Fortune and The Price is Right, Lonestar, knows how to win fans AND the Showcase Showdown. Catch them the night before the La Pine Rodeo begins, and stick around town the next day for more music, food, and fun. // 6pm, La Pine Rodeo Grounds, Third & Walker St., La Pine. $25.

Friday 1

John Doe Rock 'n' Roll Band

ANONOMUSIC—If rock and country ever mated, their offspring would be John Doe. His face reflects a well-lived life and his lyrics follow suit: "Help me. Won't you help me?" and "I am the aching in your heart." // 7pm, McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St., Bend. No cover.

Saturday 2


TUBE-ULAR—Race in a tube to 10 Barrel Brewing Company on Galveston, where you'll find a block party with food, drinks, music and games. The top three tubers will receive cash prizes. If fashion is more your thing, dress for the best costume contest. Check 10 Barrel's Facebook page for more information. // 1-8pm, 10 Barrel Brewing Co. 1135 NW Galveston Ave., Bend. Free admission for block party, $10 for the race.

Saturday 2 & Sunday 3

Widespread Panic

JAM BAND—Widespread Panic has been touring almost constantly for the past 30 years, selling out Red Rocks more than any band in history. They blend psych rock with prog, jazz fusion, blues and Southern fried rock, making their shows a hodgepodge of brain bending musical craftsmanship. // 6pm, Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Rd., Bend. $45 each night.

Saturday 2 & Sunday 3

Wake of the Dead

TRIBUTE BAND—If you didn't score tickets to Widespread Panic—or didn't get your fill at Les Schwab Amphitheater—you're in luck! Wake of the Dead, a tribute band from Chico, will be covering some of the world's greatest jam bands, including Widespread Panic, The Grateful Dead, and Phish, at VTP. Come check out some familiar sounds from an unfamiliar band. // 10pm both nights, Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $8 adv., $10 door for each show.

Sunday 3

Built to Spill

ROCK MUSIC—Built to Spill has never made a bad album, and their latest, "Untethered Moon," is their best work in more than a decade. Some of their modern classics, including "Perfect From Now On" and "Keep It Like a Secret," only get better with time. This tour is not to be missed. // 9pm, Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $20-$25.

Monday 4

July 4th Pet Parade

FESTIVE PETS—Begin Independence Day with a Bend tradition of dressing up four-legged friends and parading them downtown. Unfortunately, cats, rabbits, and aggressive dogs should be left at home, but stuffed animals are more than welcome! The decorating party begins at 9 am on Wall Street in front of the Bend-La Pine School Education Center. // 10am, Downtown Bend, through Wall and Bond Street. Free.

Monday 4

Old Fashioned July 4th Festival

CELEBRATE—After the Pet Parade, continue the fun with an old-fashioned, family-friendly Fourth festival. Kids and adults alike can partake in classic entertainment, such as the three-legged race, a pie-eating contest, live music from local bands, and the ever-popular Fish Fling. Break out the red, white, and blue and celebrate! 11am-4pm, Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd., Bend. Free.

Monday 4


INDEPENDENCE—Worthy Brewing is hosting an event worthy of your time. Parallel 44 Presents is, well, presenting Elektrapod and Broken Down Guitars. There is sure to be some funky, fresh music delighting your earballs, as if you needed another reason to go enjoy music, brews and food. This event is part of the Heart and Soul Summer Concert Series. // 6-10pm, Worthy Brewing. 495 NE Bellevue Dr., Bend. No cover.

Tuesday 5

k.d. lang, Neko Case & Laura Veirs

PEAK SUMMER NIGHTS—This show would be un-missable if it were only Neko Case playing. Adding k.d. lang and Laura Veirs to the lineup solidifies this as one of THE Bend shows of 2016. For the past 15 years, Case has been making some of the best avant-rock/alt-country in history. If you're not yet familiar, now is the perfect chance to experience her genius. // 7pm, Athletic Club of Bend, 61615 Athletic Club Dr., Bend. $44.

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