Deschutes County Fair
Wednesday 2- Sunday 6
FUNTASTIC FAIR — Celebrating 95 years, this is THE family summer event. A slew of world-renowned acts hit the stage. Country legends Montgomery Gentry and folk-songstress Melissa Etheridge wow crowds while kids enjoy carnival rides, petting zoos, bucking rodeos, spectacular talent shows, 4-H competitions and more. // All day from 10am. Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond. Kids and seniors, $7. Adults, $12. Kids under five free.
SINGER/SONGWRITER — This week we talk to singer/songwriter James McMurtry about Americana music and how the genre came to be. McMurtry finds himself anchored with the genre title, but blends in folk and rock to create a sound that reminds us of Bob Dylan. His latest album is a beautiful collection of songs mostly about relationships. // 7-10pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $16.
Cascade Lakes Relay
Friday 4 - Saturday 5
RUN — Be a part of something bigger than yourself by partaking in this annual 200-mile relay race stretching from the depths of Diamond Lake, all the way through the backcountry to Bend. Heat, altitude and steep terrain make this a challenging course, so choose your teammates wisely! A rockin' party finishes off the event in Riverbend Park. // 7am - 9pm. Starting in Diamond Lake and finishing at Riverbend Park in Bend.
Steve Miller Band with Peter FramptonFriday 4
ROCK — Ready for Miller-mania? See one of classic rock's musical greats, the Steve Miller Band, joined by renowned guitarist Peter Frampton for one stellar show. With an accredited 30-million records and a 40-year rockin' career, be prepared to hear your classic rock faves such as "Fly Like an Eagle" and "Jetliner." // 5pm. Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend. $65 - $375.
2nd Annual Brokedown SoakdownFriday 4 - Sunday 6
SOAKING AND SONGS — Local rockers Broken Down Guitars host this festival, which offers a full weekend of live music, camping, yoga and hot springs soaking. This year's lineup includes BDG, Fortune's Folly, Elektrapod, Jive Coulis, Signal Bath, Wayward Soul and more. // Starting at 3pm on Friday. Summer Lake Hot Springs, 41777 Oregon 31, Paisley. $60, includes three days and two nights camping and hot spring soaking.
Annual Sneak PeekFriday 4 - Sunday 6
THEATER — Fancy fun or serious plays? Curious about the upcoming theatrical season of CTC? Then see what's instore for the 39th season with short snippets of upcoming shows. With a new kids theatre addition, Cascades Theatre for Children, this is something the whole family can enjoy. // 7:30pm, Fri. & Sat., 2pm, Sun. Cascades Theatrical Company, 148 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $10 suggested donation.
Sunriver Summer Stampede
HORSE BENEFIT — Horses are beautiful and majestic creatures. Sunriver Stables partners with Three Sisters Equine Refuge for a family fundraiser to benefit rescue horses. Head to Sunriver and watch the running of the horses, enjoy pony rides, take a carriage ride, sample local wine and beer, and take a selfie with a horse. Stick around for horse training demos and more. // 4:30-7pm. Sunriver Stables, 57215 River Rd., Sunriver.
Dinner on the Range — Ghost Tree InvitationalSaturday 5
PARTY — Have you purchased your tickets for the party of the summer? This year, Ghost Tree hosts Dinner on the Range at Pronghorn to benefit children's charities. Once inside, your ticket gets you UNLIMITED food and beverages. Dance to live music from Precious Byrd and bid on silent auction items. // 5-10:45pm. Pronghorn Resort, 65600 Pronghorn Club Dr., Bend. $125/individual dinner ticket, $1,600/corporate table.
The WailersSaturday 5
REGGAE — The Wailers are music royalty. Not even just reggae at this point; they've carved their place in musical history. The band, famously fronted by Bob Marley, may he rest in peace, has toured the world, performing for millions of people. In 1999, BBC named "One Love" Song of the Millennium. Don't miss this chance to see The Wailers live! // 7pm. Century Center Courtyard, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $25.
The Other Side Screenings - 72-Hour Filmmakers Scramble
FILM — Eleven Central Oregon-based teams attended a no-budget filmmaking workshop and then were tasked to create a film in just three days. All films are based around the theme, "The Other Side." Now, the public has the opportunity to see their work screened at The Workhouse. See how different teams interpret this theme with no budget. // 7:30-10pm. The Workhouse, 50 SE Scott St. Suite 6, Bend. $5.