Pickin’ & Paddlin’ featuring Polecat

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Date(s) - 07/30/2014
4:00 pm - 9:00 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 the Bend Paddle Trail Alliance and their efforts to transform the Colorado Bridge Dam into Oregon’s first whitewater playpark. 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 Parks & Rec to construct a safe passage for tubers and a whitewater play park in place of the mill-era dam below the Colorado Bridge. The BPTA has promised to raise $900K through grants, fundraising and private donations to fund the whitewater features of the project. Currently they have $300K more to go and they need your help. All funds raised at Pickin’ & Paddlin’ go towards this cause. Please support the sponsors of this event listed at the bottom of the page.

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$5 and children 12 and under are free
Pint glasses are $10 and come with two drink tickets for those 21 and older

The July 30th event features Polecat from Bellingham WA, Burnin’ Moonlight and Space Heaterz.

Demos from 4 – 7 p.m.
The opener begins playing at 5 p.m. and the headliner is done by 9 p.m.

Special thanks to Deschutes Brewery and Cascade Lakes Brewing for donating the kegs for this event.

Special thanks to our 2014 Pickin’ & Paddlin’ Sponsors:


Deschutes Brewery

Cascade Lakes Brewery


Bend Radio Group

Bedell Guitars/Two Old Hippies

Bank of the Cascades




Eclipse Engineering

Rebound Physical Therapy

Alaska Legacy Lodge LCC


Edward Jones

Wright Design Studio

Wall Street Suites


Sun Country Tours


Shelter Studio

Hydro Flask

The Skjersaa Group at Duke Warner Realty

Humm Kombucha



Bowerman Guitars


Atlas Cider