This season the Revival is scheduled for Halloween weekend, 10/29 through 10/31. In accordance with Covid-19 protocols, we are presenting a socially distanced and virtual music festival: one you can enjoy via any streaming device from the comfort of your home. We will be broadcasting livestream coverage of the festival from seven outdoor sound stages throughout the weekend, presented by WORTHY BREWING, SILVER MOON, AVID CIDER, SPOKEN MOTO, BUNK & BREW and the BROWN OWL. Check the links at the top of this page for schedule, live stream, and more info.
What is Bend Roots?
Bend Roots is an annual festival and renaissance of creativity rising up in Central Oregon. Our culture thrives in connection with nature and the arts, and the Revival links us to both. An annual ritual down by the river which celebrates the creative talents of our community, the “Roots Fest” is an interactive showcase of music, art and culture in Bend. Proceeds from sponsorship of the event, donations, sales of merchandise and beer support art and music education projects, through camps and workshops, and at six schools in Central Oregon.
Bend Roots, FVZZ Records, and Boneyard Beer!
Bend Roots is now a project of FVZZ Records—a new, locally-rooted, non-profit record label. Like Bend Roots, FVZZ Records’ mission promotes the arts in central Oregon by supporting local musicians, local music educators, and the local music community. Hosting interactive events, providing studio grants and promotion for local artists, FVZZ Records is helping to cultivate and promote the sound of the High Desert.
In celebration of Roots’ new partnership with FVZZ, Boneyard Beer has agreed to brew us a hoppy pilsner: The FVZZ-ROOTS PILZ. FVZZ-ROOTS PILZ will be on tap for The Bend Roots Revival (10/29-31) at the Bunk & Brew, The Brown Owl, Avid Cider, and Spoken Moto. It will also be available at Boneyard’s pub and select locations around town before and after the event. Proceeds from the sales of FVZZ-ROOTS PILZ support the community projects of Bend Roots and FVZZ Records.
Thank you Boneyard and thanks FVZZ Records for your partnerships!
October 29th – October 31st
A grand celebration of culture and live music in Bend!
The BEND ROOTS REVIVAL is an authentic grassroots community event. Since 2006 Bend Roots has grown in the spirit of music education, and is designed to help cultivate the soul of our community. Now more than ever music and arts are vital to our wellbeing.
This season, seven sound stages, distributed around the town of Bend, will host 80 live-streamed performances. We are creating physically distanced environments for the bands to perform on outdoor stages, at Worthy Brewing, Silver Moon, Bunk & Brew, Avid Cider and Spoken Moto.
Revivalists are encouraged to tune-in to any performance on any stage via the live-stream feeds right here on our website. Occupancy at each venue will be limited to comply with Covid19 safety protocols.
Net proceeds from merchandise sales, sponsorship and donations at this event grow the Bend Roots Revival, and support The Bend Roots Education Project—which partners with local schools to provide art, music, and drama classes, and creates jobs for local teaching-artists.
Many thanks to our sponsors!
Thank you: Oregon Community Foundation, BIGS, Redbird Phisio, El Sancho, Silver Moon, Worthy, Skjersaa Group/Duke Warner, Cosmic Depot, Avid Cider, Spoken Moto, High Desert Music Collective, Pizza Mondo, Kebaba, Oregrown, Flipflop Sounds, KPOV, Nexus, New Colony Digital, Saginaw Sunset, Central Oregon Recording, and Desert Orthopedics.
Revenue from fundraising efforts, donations at the festival, beer sales, and merchandise sold at the Revival, support art and music education in our community through the Roots Educational Collective, and the local 501(c)(3) charitable arts organization, FVZZ Records.
This group of artists, musicians, local businesses partners, and philanthropists has grown, over the last decade, to help fund and run arts-outreach programs at Westside Village Magnet School, REALMS Middle & High School, Cascades Academy, The Tamarack Program and Skyline High School.
Other Roots Events
In addition to the Revival, throughout the year, Bend Roots organizes a series of interactive art and music events, like the legendary Church of Neil celebration and Dead at the Doj (multi-band live tributes to Neil Young and the Grateful Dead respectively), the Chow Summer Jam, and the Roots Art and Music Camp for Youth.
Browse our website to learn more about Bend Roots in the community and to see how you can get involved!