What began as a couple of kayakers creating tunes on the back deck after a long day on the river, has grown into Pickin’ & Paddlin’ 2017, a cult-classic community celebration to raise funds for Bend Paddle Trail Alliance (BPTA) whose mission is to establish a navigable paddle trail within Deschutes County to enhance river and lake recreation opportunities while promoting water safety, education, and stewardship. Come enjoy live music and boat demos on the back lawn at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe. Tickets are $5 (children 12 and under are free) and all proceeds go directly to BPTA. No dogs please.
We pre-sell tickets in order to manage capacity. Pre-sale tickets are available through the Tumalo Creek website only. Bring your receipt and ID to get in. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door on a first come first serve basis. This popular event will sell out so please purchase tickets early!
Pickin’ Schedule: 4-7pm Kayak, Fishing Kayak, Canoe and Paddleboard Demos, 5-9:30pm Live Music
Pete Kartsounes Stringband: Pete Kartsounes is an award winning songwriter and flatpicking guitar master. A world traveler, collector of songs and a veteran performer of the Colorado jamgrass scene, Pete has recently relocated to Bend, and we are pleased to welcome him to the Pickin’ and Paddlin’ stage with his fine Portland based string band for his debut performance in his new hometown.
Ryan Richard (Bend Whitewater Park Waveshaper) & friends
Appaloosa: Local country and americana band
The T-Sisters: Hailing from the Bay Area of California the T-Sisters music blends beautiful sibling harmonies and folk sensibility with West Coast country and rock influences for a truly uplifting and original vibe.
Parking is extremely limited at this popular event. Help us reduce our impact on our neighbors by taking alternative transportation. There will be additional bike racks available for your convenience. Parking alternatives: from The Pavilion or Miller’s Landing and walk past the Bend Whitewater Park and under the new tunnel (also known as The Portal to Pickin’).
More soon to be announced…
Sponsor Information: In the height of the summer Pickin & Paddlin draws hundreds of engaged members of our community who are invested in supporting local businesses and improving this beautiful place we call home. To learn more about sponsoring see the BPTA Pickin’ & Paddlin’ sponsorship flier.