Best Bend Music Festivals 2024

Bend, Oregon, is gearing up for an incredible year of live music in 2024. From long-standing favorites like the 4 Peaks Music Festival to the community-centered Bend Summer Festival, music lovers will find plenty to enjoy. Let’s dive into the biggest and most anticipated music events coming to Bend next year.

Bend Bands & Brewers Bash

Dates: June 28-29, 2024
Location: Silver Moon Brewing
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The inaugural Bend Bands & Brewers Bash is set to be a standout event in 2024. This two-day live music and beer festival features ten bands collaborating with local craft breweries to create unique beers that match their sound. Here’s the lineup for each day:

Friday, June 28:

  • 5:00-6:00 pm: One Mad Man + Boss Rambler Beer Club
  • 6:15-7:15 pm: Biscuit Brigade Organ Trio + Kobold Brewing
  • 7:30-8:30 pm: Oregon Fryer + Wild Ride Brewing
  • 8:45-9:45 pm: Billy & the Box Kid + Bevel Beer
  • 10:00-11:30 pm: Company Grand + Ale Apothecary (AlePharm)

Saturday, June 29:

  • 5:00-6:00 pm: Alicia Viani + Terranaut Beer
  • 6:15-7:15 pm: Rubbah Tree + GoodLife Brewing
  • 7:30-8:30 pm: Jeshua Marshall & The Flood + Silver Moon Brewing
  • 8:45-9:45 pm: Call Down Thunder + McMenamins Old St. Francis
  • 10:00-11:30 pm: Chiringa + Crux Fermentation Project

This unique festival promises to be a sensory delight, blending the best of Bend’s music and craft beer scenes.


Big Ponderoo Music Festival

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Dates: June 29-30, 2024
Location: Sisters, Oregon
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Just a short drive from Bend, the Big Ponderoo Music Festival offers a unique, intimate festival experience. Known for its relaxed atmosphere, attendees can enjoy great music while easily grabbing a beer or making new friends. The festival promises plenty of space to dance and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Sisters, Oregon.

Saturday, June 29:

  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Skybound Blue (Ponderoo Stage)
  • 1:00 – 1:30 pm: Skillethead (Pinecone Stage)
  • 1:30 – 2:30 pm: Shadowgrass (Ponderoo Stage)
  • 2:30 – 3:00 pm: Joanna Lee (Pinecone Stage)
  • 3:00 – 4:00 pm: The Sam Chase & The Untraditional (Ponderoo Stage)
  • 4:00 – 4:30 pm: Skybound Blue (Pinecone Stage)
  • 4:30 – 5:30 pm: Aj Lee & Blue Summit (Ponderoo Stage)
  • 5:30 – 6:00 pm: Rock Ridge (Pinecone Stage)
  • 6:00 – 7:15 pm: Hogslop String Band (Ponderoo Stage)
  • 7:15 – 7:45 pm: The Parnells (Pinecone Stage)
  • 7:45 – 9:00 pm: The Brothers Comatose (Ponderoo Stage)
  • 9:00 – 9:30 pm:Fog Holler (Pinecone Stage)

Sunday, June 30:

  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Shadowgrass (Ponderoo Stage)
  • 12:00 – 12:30 pm: Outlaw Strings (Pinecone Stage)
  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm: Aj Lee & Blue Summit (Ponderoo Stage)
  • 1:30 – 2:00 pm: Rock Ridge (Pinecone Stage)
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm: Willie Watson (Ponderoo Stage)
  • 3:00 – 3:30 pm: Joanna Lee (Pinecone Stage)
  • 3:30 – 4:45 pm: Bella White (Ponderoo Stage)
  • 4:45 – 5:15 pm: Fog Holler (Pinecone Stage)
  • 5:15 – 6:30 pm: Oliver Wood Trio (Ponderoo Stage)
  • 6:30 – 7:00 pm: The Parnells (Pinecone Stage)
  • 7:00 – 8:30 pm: Silverada (Ponderoo Stage)

Bend Summer Festival

Dates: July 12-14, 2024
Location: Downtown Bend
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The Bend Summer Festival is more than just a music event; it’s a celebration of the city’s vibrant culture. With over 75,000 visitors, the festival features fine food, local libations, art booths, and two stages of live music. It’s a fantastic way to spend a summer weekend, immersing yourself in the heart of Bend’s downtown area.

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Friday, July 12:

4:00 – 10:00 pm: Music & Food Only

Live Music Lineup

  • 4:00 – 5:00: Erin Cole Baker
  • 5:30 – 6:30: TBD
  • 7:00 – 8:00: The Jacob Joliff Band
  • 8:30 – 10:00: Bandulus

Saturday, July 13:

11:00 am – 10:00 pm: All Areas Open

Live Music Lineup

  • 11:30 – 12:30: Cascade School Of Music
  • 1:00 – 2:00: Cascade School Of Music
  • 2:30 – 3:30: Joel Chadd Duo
  • 4:00 – 5:00: Desert Wheel House
  • 5:30 – 6:30: Speedway Sleeper
  • 7:00 – 8:00: Watkins Glen
  • 8:30 – 10:00: Ants in the Kitchen

Sunday, July 14:

11:00 am – 5:00 pm: All Areas Open

Live Music Lineup

  • 11:30 – 12:30: Cascade School Of Music
  • 1:00 – 2:00: Cascade School Of Music
  • 2:30 – 3:00: Theater in the Park: Mamma Mia Preview
  • 3:30 – 5:00: Leadbetter Band

Fairwell Festival

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Dates: July 19-21, 2024
Location: Deschutes County Fairgrounds
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The Fairwell Festival brings together a diverse lineup of folk, blues, rock, country, and soul music. Set in the expansive Deschutes County Fairgrounds, this festival boasts three stages and over 36 performances. It’s a must-attend for music aficionados looking to enjoy a wide range of genres in a single weekend.

Friday, July 19:

  • Billy Strings
  • Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit
  • Colter Wall
  • J.R. Carroll
  • The War & Treaty
  • Sierra Hull
  • Giovannie & The Hired Guns
  • Katie Pruitt
  • Two Runner
  • Adeem The Artist
  • The Takes
  • Disko Cowboy

Saturday, July 20:

  • Caamp
  • Ryan Bingham with the Texas Gentlemen
  • Leann Rimes
  • Shakey Graves
  • Sam Barber
  • Richy Mitch & the Coal Miners
  • Tanner Usrey
  • Dylan Gossett
  • S.G. Goodman
  • Mipso
  • Daniel Nunnelee
  • Levi Turner
  • Angel White
  • Black Opry Revue
  • Disko Cowboy

Sunday, July 21:

  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Whiskey Myers
  • Ian Munsick
  • The Red Clay Strays
  • Larry Fleet
  • Sarah Jarosz
  • Madison Cunningham
  • Medium Build
  • Sumbuck
  • Black Belt Eagle Scout
  • The Ian Moore Band
  • Nolyan Taylor
  • Jobi Riccio
  • Disko Cowboy

Cascade Equinox Festival

Dates: September 20-22, 2024
Location: Deschutes County Fairgrounds
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The Cascade Equinox Festival is a new addition to Bend’s vibrant festival scene, celebrating the transition from summer to fall with a blend of music, art, and culture.

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Friday, September 20:

  • Clozee’Daily Bread
  • Dirtwire
  • Justin Jay
  • Kitchen Dwellers
  • The Motet
  • SOL
  • Sunsquabi
  • Wajatta (John Tejada & Reggie Watts)
  • Cliche
  • Cytrus
  • Häana
  • High Step Society
  • Wolfchild
  • Joel Chadd
  • Leadbetter Band
  • Majitope
  • Ribotto
  • Smokestack Lighting
  • Takimba
  • TEB
  • Tonyinorbit

Saturday, September 21:

  • STS9
  • Liquid Stranger
  • Barclay Crenshaw
  • Deltron 3030
  • The Floozies
  • Poolside
  • Ravenscoon
  • Shook Twins
  • Assembly of Dust
  • Dizgo
  • Late Night Radio
  • Noetik the Alchemist
  • Parkbreezy
  • Spunj
  • Billy & The Box Kid
  • DJPK
  • Fractal
  • Gonzofuze
  • The Hasbens
  • Quattlebaum
  • Skillethead

Sunday, September 22:

  • Jungle
  • Marc Rebillet
  • John Craigie & Shook Twins
  • Neil Frances (Duo Set) Wreckno
  • Free Creatures
  • Goodnight Texas
  • Goopsteppa
  • Karina Rykman
  • Late Night Radio
  • Living Roots
  • Madeline Hawthorne
  • Ryan Montbleau Band
  • Sugarbeats
  • Talking Dead
  • Willdabeast
  • Zack Darling
  • Blackstrap Bluegrass
  • Call Down Thunder
  • Feathered Indians
  • Smokovich
  • Stealhead
  • Sunsei
  • Tyler Spencer

Sisters Folk Festival

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Dates: September 20-22, 2024
Location: Deschutes County Fairgrounds
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The Sisters Folk Festival offers an immersive experience in music and community. Known for its intimate, multi-genre performances, the festival takes place on seven stages throughout the charming town of Sisters, from small-town cafes to 1,400-person tents.

Performing Artists:

  • Aoife O’donovan
  • Hawktail
  • Chris Smither
  • The Mammals
  • Fantastic Cat
  • Väsen
  • Balla Kouyaté & Mike Block Band
  • Chris Jacobs
  • Sistastrings
  • Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms Country Band
  • Kittel & Co
  • Kyshona
  • Melissa Carper
  • Jourdan Thibodeaux Et Les Rôdailleurs
  • Luke Winslow-King & Roberto Luti
  • Las Guaracheras

Performing Artists Continued:

  • Carsie Blanton
  • The Langan Band
  • Viv & Riley
  • Peter Mulvey
  • The Pairs
  • Gabe Lee
  • Cassandra Lewis
  • Paul Mcdonald
  • Michaela Ann
  • Tropa Magica
  • The Lowest Pair
  • Beth Wood
  • Lizzie No
  • San Miguel Frasher
  • Allison Groot & Tatianna Hargreaves
  • Jenner Fox & Jeremy Elliott
  • Glitterfox

Venues:

  • Sisters Art Works – Capacity 1,350
  • Village Green – Capacity 1,300
  • Oliver Lemon’s – Capacity 400
  • Sisters Saloon & Ranch Grill – Capacity 300
  • The Belfry – Capacity 200
  • Sisters Depot – Capacity 200
  • The Open Door – Capacity 200

Why Bend, Oregon is the Ultimate Music Festival Destination

Bend is not just a hub for outdoor activities. It’s also an emerging hotspot for live music. The city’s blend of stunning natural beauty, vibrant cultural scene, and welcoming community creates an unparalleled festival experience. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, the music festivals in Bend offer a unique opportunity to enjoy great music in a spectacular setting.

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Tips for Enjoying Music Festivals in Bend

Plan Ahead: Tickets for major festivals like 4 Peaks and Bend Summer Festival sell out quickly. Make sure to book early!

Stay Hydrated: Summer festivals can get hot. Bring plenty of water and stay hydrated.

Explore Locally: Take some time to explore Bend’s local breweries, restaurants, and outdoor activities between sets.

Be Prepared: Whether camping or just attending for the day, pack essentials like sunscreen, hats, and comfortable shoes.

2024’s Best Bend Music Festivals

2024 promises to be an unforgettable year for live music in Bend, Oregon. With a lineup of fantastic festivals like 4 Peaks, Big Ponderoo, Bend Summer Festival, Fairwell Festival, Bend Bands & Brewers Bash, Cascade Equinox Festival, and the Sisters Folk Festival, there’s something for everyone. Mark your calendars, gather your friends, and get ready to experience the best live music Bend has to offer.

Don’t forget to book your local Bend accommodations! Make attending the festival even more enjoyable and exciting with a vacation rental. Dance the day and night away to then come home to a fabulous, relaxing vacation rental. Find your Bend, Oregon Vacation rental and get your tickets for the best 2024 music festival season!