Welcome to Bend Roots Revival

Learn about how Bend Roots takes shape. Visit our community partners. Apply to perform at the annual festival. Bend Roots is both an annual festival and a renaissance of creative energy rising up in Central Oregon.


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In addition to the Revival, Bend Roots hosts several local events designed to give people a voice in their community through interactive art and music. As we develop our website, more information will be posted about Church of Neil, Dead at the Doj, Chow Summer Jam, Ukes for Youth, the Roots-Rise Up Youth Camp, and the Bend Roots Teaching Collective.

Get Involved .

Because Bend Roots is both an annual festival and a community arts-outreach organization, with several events and functions, each program has a different volunteer contact:
As we illuminate each outreach-project, more detailed information will be offered about specific volunteer positions needed—from mentoring and teaching jobs at the summer art and music camp, to stage crew, sound help, and bar staff at bigger events.
The Revival is our largest volunteer effort, and because it goes non-stop for three days, there are no shortage of volunteer-shifts to fill.
Starting on Wednesday, before the event, the festival grounds get cleared and some infrastructure comes in. Thursday, the tents arrive and, after tents are up, staging moves in—eight stages, which then need to be leveled and joined.
Skilled carpenter-volunteers are quite welcome here (and also during tear-down, late-night Sunday and early Monday morning).
Lights, sound, backdrops, aesthetics and art create finishing touches on Friday, with everyone working for a smooth kick-off just before 5pm.
During the event itself, volunteers are needed to give Revivalists information and directions, to greet bands, sell merchandise, check IDs, pour beer, and monitor alcohol.
Please contact our volunteer coordinator Deanna at deanna@bendroots.net if you have questions or ideas you’d like to share.
Photo: Franchot Tone

Volunteer at Bend Roots Revival

The Bend Roots Revival is volunteer-powered–with dozens our friends coming together to fill shifts throughout the weekend. We need help setting-up and tearing down staging, infrastructure, lighting, and décor. We welcome greeters and guides to receive bands and patrons, answer questions, give directions, sell merchandise, check IDs, wristband those 21 and up, pour beer, and monitor alcohol. Listed below are email links our volunteer leads. Please reach out to them to schedule a volunteer shift at roots, or to talk about how you want to be involved. Questions about vending at Bend Roots, please talk to Mama Roots herself, Samantha Harber: sam@bendroots.net. Deanna is our Volunteer Coordinator, so if you are unsure of who to contact, she can help: deanna@bendroots.net.