Tuesday, July 8, 2008

4 Peaks Music Festival: Band Schedule, Kids' Activities, Live Art and more

(Bend, OR) The bands are finalized, the schedule is updated and the festival is right around the corner. The two day music fest is full of fun events for the whole family with 20 rockin' bands performing on two stages, live artists working on-site and tons of kids' activities including hoola-hooping and story telling. It is going to be an awesome show that you won't want to miss. Here's the info:

:: THE BANDS – Two Days, Two Stages, 20 Bands.
The 4 Peaks Music Festival has finalized its line-up and full schedule, featuring two stages of performances by local acts and national touring bands. The official roster promises great shows for all ages:

(Hot Buttered Rum performing at last year's 4 Peaks Music Festival.)

Friday, July 25
Rockin' A Ranch Stage (Main)
12:35-1:25 State of Jefferson
2:35- 3:25 Brent Alan
4:45- 6:15 Blue Turtle Seduction
7:35- 9:20 Hot Buttered Rum
9:45- 11:00 Zilla

Tumalo Stage (Mini)
11:00-12: 00 Opener TBD
12:15-12:35 North Channel
1:25- 2:25 The Mostest
3:35- 4:40 Acorn Project
6:25- 7:25 Poor Man’s Whiskey
9:20-9:35 Poor Man’s Whiskey

(Poor Man's Whiskey performing at last year's 4 Peaks Music Festival.)

Saturday, July 26
Rockin' A Ranch Stage (Main)
10:00- 10:50 Blackstrap
12:10- 1:15 Moon Mountain Ramblers
2:30- 3:45 Flowmotion
5:00- 6:25 Poor Man’s Whiskey
8:05- 10:00 Tea Leaf Green
10:30- 11:30 Everyone Orchestra

Tumalo Stage (Mini)
11:00- 12:00 Rising Tide
1:25- 2:20 The Grain
3:55- 4:55 Izabella
6:35- 7:55 Delta Nove
10:05- 10:25 The Erins

:: ART
Internationally recognized music interpretative painters VORCAN will be making a stop at this year’s festival. Formed in 2006, VORCAN is a collaboration between two prolific artists, Vort and Cank, who started an art production company and abstract art consulting firm called in Philadelphia. They began collaboratively painting live music of all genres in a variety of venues and events throughout Philadelphia and New York City. Using the music and environment as inspiration, Vort and Cank, create fine art using collaborative imagery. VORCAN has painted over 250 events in The United States and across Europe.

“I can't wait to paint Zilla again at 4 Peaks Music Festival,” says VORCAN’s Chris Cank, “When we painted Zilla before, as the band played musicians throughout the festival began to join in. First Steve Kimock, and then Anahata, Sasha Butterfly Rose, and Lynx. There were other musicians joining in to become the Sonic Bloom Orchestra. The outcome was a waterfall of an incredible soundscape never to be replicated in history.”

Check out VORCAN's art here.

Local artist Chris “Buffalo” Folsom, known for his larger-than-life metal sculpture creations, will also be working on-site at the festival. Folsom, whose work includes strikingly graceful animal sculptures such as his piece titled “Momma Bear and Cubs in Traffic Circle” located in a Madras roundabout, will provide festival-goers with the opportunity to watch first hand as the artist creates innovative and original work.

More about Buffalo Folsom Sculpture.

There are plenty of fun, hands-on activities for the kids and the whole family to enjoy during the festival. Continuing from last year, kids are welcomed to create festival prayer flags which are hung on site at the festival. Fun stations for the kids to play in will be provided by local Bend businesses. such as Gigglybops, Kids Central and others. Storytelling, juggling, poi workshops, water balloons toss contests and black light mural paintings will also be available for kid’s entertainment. Parents and adults can settle in and relax at The Dragon Lounge and have some maté tea, soda, iced coffee, beer, wine, or cocktails while their children have fun hula-hooping with the best, Molly Hogan, and enjoying the kid friendly environment. Here’s the schedule:

Friday, July 25
11am- 4pm: Prayer Flags! Make your mark on the Festival by creating your own prayer flag. There will also be mask making, chalk art and fun crafts for the kids.
12 pm: Juggling & Poi Workshop with Planetary Poi and the Spinsters
1 pm: Kids Central leads Child's Play with Todd LaFrenz and Gigglybops
3 pm: Stilting for the kids, made easy with Mike Reuse from Fireflight

Saturday, July 26
11 am - 4 pm: Prayer Flags! Masks! Paintings and crafts
12 pm: Wand Making Workshop
1 pm: Kids Central leads Child's Play with Todd LaFrenz and Gigglybobs
2 pm: Hula Hoops Workshop with Molly Hogan
3 pm: Hoops Jam takes the dance bowl in the amphitheatre
4pm: Kids Parade through the Venue!


The newest Festivarian newsletter is up with spotlight on bands Zilla and Hot Buttered Rum.

For more information, details and tickets click here or visit Ranch Records on NW Wall St. in downtown Bend.

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