Free Music Festival This Weekend in Oregon Features More Than 100 Acts

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More than 100 acts will be performing at the Bend Roots Revival festival this weekend. It’s a free and family friendly event that features a wide variety of music. And bring your littles! The event will have plenty of activities for kids and families. The Bend Roots Revival takes place near the Les Schwab Amphitheater and the Deschutes Brewery Warehouse.

What is Bend Roots?

“Bend Roots” is both an annual festival and a renaissance of creative energy rising up in Central Oregon. The symbol of the Redbird, which originally emerged as an art installation where the “Roots Fest” was born in 2006, is often associated with the Revival today. She is a red-orange phoenix rising from the ash, and also landing, setting down roots. Our culture thrives in its connection to nature and the arts. The Redbird links us to both. As a ritual intended to invoke her wisdom, the Roots Revival is a grand celebration of music, art and culture in Bend.

The Revival

The Bend Roots Revival is a free, family-friendly festival featuring over 100 musical acts and educational workshops. The event takes place annually, the last week in September, and showcases all genres—from folk, country, bluegrass, blues, and hip-hop, to funk, punk, metal, jazz, and rock.

Over a decade in the making, this festival is a multi-faceted phenomenon, an authentic grassroots expression emerging from a culture contained by volcanos and expansive high desert. Home to seven stages between the Art Station and Deschutes Brewery warehouse alongside a bend in the river, Roots is a revival of creativity, and the end-of-summer party for locals in Central Oregon.

The event starts Friday, September 28, and will go until September 30. Head over to Bend Roots Revival to learn more.

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