Lettuce headlines Newberry Event Music & Arts Festival, July 27-29

Lettuce headlines Newberry Event Music & Arts Festival, July 27-29

Central Oregon’s 6th Annual Newberry Event Music & Arts Festival – Charity Fundraiser to Defeat Multiple Sclerosis is an outdoor ticketed three-day festival well-known as a great time for a good cause. This fun summer getaway is from July 27-29 and includes free tent camping, with RV sites also available.

The festival, sponsored in part by BendBroadband, is family-friendly with teen tickets and kids under 13 free. With over 20 bands on two rotating stages, the lawns, shady aspens & pines at DiamondStone Guest Lodge, adjacent to Quail Run Golf Course, create a beautiful outdoor concert venue. Relax in your lawn chairs or dance in the grass right in  front of the performers.

The legendary East Coast Indie funk jam band, Lettuce will highlight Saturday night. For more than two decades, Lettuce has brought a new vitality to classic funk. The La Pine stop is an Oregon exclusive performance. Con Brio from San Francisco, will warm up the Saturday crowd. Con Brio is seven musicians with a shared love for vibrant funk and psychedelic-soul sounds. They’ve become a West Coast institution with magnetic live shows. The festival brings national touring acts to Deschutes County.

Pimps of Joytime headlines Friday night, an American soul funk outfit delivering high-energy shows. Other artists featured will be the Shook Twins, critically acclaimed Idaho-born and Portland-based identical twins Katelyn and Laurie Shook, with dreamy harmonies, and L.A. based duo HONEYHONEY called alternative bluegrass folk. From the Bay area, The Stone Foxes play raw rock with blues as a filter. Just some of the other bands this year are Five Alarm Funk from Vancouver, American troubadour John Craige from L.A., The Talbott Brothers bring Americana rock, and Pat Simmons Jr. (son of Doobie Brothers Pat Sr.), is a multi-instrumentalist from Maui.

La Pine and Sunriver come together as “Newberry Country” at the foot of Newberry National Volcanic Monument, a recreation paradise. With a myriad of vendors – great food (breakfast too), local brewery beers, Kombucha, cider and distillery drinks, you’ll find everything you need for the day or weekend. You’ll also enjoy homemade arts & crafts vendors, and a silent auction  plus raffles of incredible fine art and merchandise. This is a limited ticketed fundraising festival that feels like a private party. Tickets on sale now at www.newberryevent.com.  IRS charitable donations gratefully accepted.

Reviews:   “We come from Boise each year. Front row center to some of the best musicians I’ve ever seen and heard. You don’t want to miss this one. Great people and vendors all around. Come as a stranger, leave as a friend.”

“One of the best family gatherings on the west coast! Great music, great fun, and great people. The Newberry Event set a new standard with high fidelity sound by Sonic Solutions.”

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