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Bend Roots Revival is the bastion of the Central Oregon local music scene. Before the fest this weekend, let this guide to local music get you started


  • Keely Damara

Bend Roots Revival boasts a rich history. What started as a few bands jamming in the Parrilla Grill and Victorian Café parking lots has evolved over the years.

The festival, which features primarily local talent, celebrates the Bend music scene, as well as the local partners that allow music to thrive in the community. Outgrowing its original location, the fest now takes place on seven stages around the Deschutes Brewery.

One of the coolest things: You can listen to music from nearly every genre, performed by local musicians. You can also see musicians collaborating outside of their primary bands, take a banjo lesson or watch local students perform. Bend Roots is the ultimate end-of-summer block party.

This year, Bend Roots Revival serves as the anchor for our local music guide. We speak to a young band leader and master of the keys. We also bring you deets on the local metal scene, and we check in with a songwriter about her writing inspirations.

Use this guide to plan ahead for this awesome weekend music festival and to learn about the local music scene— the performers, the venues... and our Pick's Picks for Bend Roots Revival.

We've got it all for you in this local music guide:

Born With It
Find Yourself

So Metal

Pick's Picks

Local Venues 101

Your Fav Bands

Bend Roots Revival
Fri., Sept. 28-Sun., Sept. 30.
Deschutes Brewery Lawn
Along Shevlin-Hixon Drive
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Anne Pick

Music Writer | The Source Weekly

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