Pickin’ & Paddlin’ August Featuring the Rainbow Girls

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Date(s) - 08/26/2015
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe


What began as a couple of kayakers pickin’ tunes on the back deck after a long day on the river, has grown into a huge community celebration in to raise funds for Bend Paddle Trail Alliance and our efforts to transform the Colorado Bridge Dam into Oregon’s first whitewater park. Highlights include kayak, canoe and stand up paddle board demos throughout the late afternoon, local and regional acoustic, bluegrass and Americana acts in the evening, microbrews from Bend’s best breweries, food carts, non-profit information tables and more.

With the passage of Bond Measure 9-86 in November of 2012, the majority of funding was secured for Bend Park & Rec to construct a safe passage for tubers and the west coast’s first whitewater park in place of the mill-era dam below the Colorado Bridge. BPTA has committed to raising $1.13M through a combination grants, fundraising and tax deductible private donations to help build four state of the art, adjustable surf waves as part of Bend Park and Recreation’s safe passage project. Currently we have just $125K left to raise and we need your help. All funds generated by Pickin’ & Paddlin’ go towards this cause.

Please consider sponsoring these events. In the height of the summer Pickin’ & Paddlin’ draws over 500 engaged members of our community who are invested in supporting local businesses and to improving this beautiful place we call home. Learn more about sponsoring Pickin’ & Paddlin’ 2015 by downloading this flier, or contacting geoff{at}tumalocreek.com. Please also consider supporting BPTA’s 125 FOR 125 Campaign by donating directly from BPTA’s homepage or by downloading the 125 FOR 125 brochure here.

More information and our initial line up:

$10 and children 12 and under are free
Pint glasses are $10 and come with two drink tickets for those 21 and older
Demos from 4 – 7 p.m.
The opener begins playing at 5 p.m. and the headliner is done by 9 p.m.
Please don’t bring your dogs.
Parking has become a big issue… ride your bike, walk, carpool. John Flannery will be circling the parking lot between 8:30 – 11:00 to offer free rides home.

Special thanks to Deschutes Brewery and Cascade Lakes Brewing for donating the kegs for this event. Also thank you to Oblivion Brewery, Silvermoon Brewery and Nikasi for also donating.


About Rainbow Girls:

Rainbow Girls is a group of female musicians who write and perform original material with roots in folk, americana, gypsy, funk, soul, and rock n’roll.  In addition to their soaring harmonies, these ladies switch back and forth amongst a multitude of instruments including, but not limited to: acoustic and electric guitar, accordion, harmonica, banjolele, bass, keys, ukelele, kazoo, djembe, and drum kit.

About Tone Red:

The diaspora of Moon Mountain Ramblers come together in a completely new form… with a beautiful, soulful, charismatic woman at the front: Crystal Pizzola. She’s got red hair, she sings like a banshee, and they always put on a rockin’ show.

About Sweet Harlots:

One of the first acts to ever play an official Pickin’ & Paddlin’ event, the Harlots have been a mainstay of the Bend music scene for seven years. Mixing the genre-bending songwriting of Laurel Brauns with the airy and light violin of Julie Southwell, and the grounding cello of Amy Mitchell, this is an opening act that will be easy on the ears for those looking for a mellow introduction to a big night.


Special thanks to our 2015 Pickin’ & Paddlin’ Sponsors:


Deschutes Brewery

Cascade Lakes Brewery

92.9 / Bend Radio Group



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