(Photo Courtesy of Newberry Event)
Bringing National Live Music to South Deschutes County
July 27-29, Central Oregon’s sixth annual Newberry Event Music & Arts Festival — a fundraiser to defeat Multiple Sclerosis (MS) — is an outdoor ticketed three-day festival well-known as a great time for a good cause. It’s a fun summer getaway, with free tent camping, and RV sites available. It’s family-friendly with teen tickets and kids under 13 free. With over 20 bands on two rotating stages, the lawns, shady aspens and pines at DiamondStone Guest Lodge, adjacent to Quail Run Golf Course, create a beautiful outdoor concert venue. The theme is live music variety with many genres. Relax in lawn chairs or dance in the grass right in front of the performers.
Pimps of Joytime headlines Friday night and Lettuce headlines Saturday night with Con Brio warming up the crowd. Other artists featured will be the Shook Twins, HONEYHONEY and The Stone Foxes. Just some of the other bands this year are Five Alarm Funk, John Craige and Pat Simmons Jr. (son of Doobie Brothers Pat Sr.).
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. Enjoy homemade arts and crafts, and a silent auction of fine art and merchandise.
The goal is to raise $10,000 for MS research, benefiting the Oregon Chapter National Multiple Sclerosis Society. (Weird clue — it’s a middle latitude disease. No one raised near the equator or the poles will ever develop MS.)