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Lay It Out Events
Bend, Or. Funk, hip-hop and punk music will dominate the Friday and Saturday night main stage shows at OnPoint Community Credit Union’s Bend WinterFest, presented byAmerican Family Insurance on February 17 and 18, 2012. Friday’s mainstage show, presented by Amalia’s, will feature Portland’s MarchFourth Marching Band with opening act Larry and His Flask. Oakland-based hip-hop act The Coup will headline Saturday’s main stage, presented by Mt. Bachelor. The Friday and Saturday night WinterFest after parties at the Century Center will feature Keys N Krates and Buck 65.
Friday’s Main stage, presented by Amalia’s, brings some of Oregon’s most energetic acts to WinterFest. Kicking it all off is raucous punk-rock band Larry and His Flask, followed by Portland-based MarchFourth Marching Band, featuring up to 30 costumed performers in a Fat Tuesday-style celebration that includes stilt acrobatics and dancers. Saturday’s Main stage, presented by Mt. Bachelor, features legendary hip-hop act The Coup. Led by producer and lyricist Boots Riley, the Oakland-based group has been creating critically acclaimed, politically charged music that has landed their albums on year-end top 10 lists of Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times.
This year’s WinterFest music continues at 11 p.m. at the Century Center on both Friday and Saturday nights. Friday night’s after party brings Toronto-based electronica act Keys N Krates, whose live sampling, instrumentation and turntable are reinventing remix. Saturday’s after party features genre-busting Buck65, whose inspirations range from Iggy Pop to William S. Burroughs. Both Friday and Saturday night’s acts promise to keep WinterFest rocking long after the sun has gone down.
For full music details and band bios, visit www.bendwinterfest.com.
Bend WinterFest takes place in the Old Mill District, located on Shevlin Hixon Drive in Bend, Oregon over President’s Day weekend. Starting with Shakespeare on the Rocks at the Old Stone Church on Wednesday, February 15 and ending on Sunday, February 19, Bend WinterFest is the largest winter festival in the Pacific Northwest and features the OMSI children’s area, Snow Warriors, Metal Mulisha, Ice Carvings, Snow Sculptures and the U.S. Cellular Rail Jam.
About Lay It Out Events
Lay It Out Events is Central Oregon’s premier event company, offering the best in consultation, design and implementation. Producers of Bend’s most popular events including Bend WinterFest, Bite of Bend, Balloons Over Bend Children’s Festival, The Little Woody and Happy Girl’s Half, Lay It Out Events is at the forefront of Central Oregon’s most successful events. For more information, visit www.layitoutevents.com.