Performing Arts

Many Central Oregon performing arts, concerts, theater, and events are scheduled throughout the Bend, Sunriver, Redmond, and Sisters areas. Also search our Arts & Culture pages for information about museums, libraries, and organizations.

Concerts, music, theatre, museums, art galleries, festivals, libraries, churches, performing arts, art hop, libraries, museums, musicians. Summerfest, Winterfest, Cascade Festival of Music , Sunriver Music Festival, BendFilm, Obsidian Opera, 2nd Street Theater, the Sisters Folk Festival, The Tower Theatre, the Pinckney Center for Performing Arts. Need we say more?

Some of the best & most entertaining live theater is available in Bend. Click here to learn more.

In Central Oregon, music fills the air throughout the year. World renowned musicians perform at music festivals in Bend, Sunriver, Redmond, and Sisters. The Cascade Festival of Music offers a great variety of classical, jazz, pops and chamber music while Sunriver Music Festival, features outstanding classical and ethnic music. Thursdays in the summer, free lively evening performances of Munch 'n Music in Bendís famous Drake Park and Redmondís Music on the Green are excellent family activities. Come Sundays, big name entertainers and locals perform at the new Les Schwab Amphitheatre in Bend and at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center in Redmond.

The Western community of Sisters presents the annual Folk Festival and Jazz Festival each fall. The music plays on with the Starry Night concert series in winter.

Sunriver sparkles during the holidays with Jazz Trax Christmas concerts. Enjoy fall through spring with performances by the Central Oregon Symphony.

The newest event as of September 2004, the BendFilm Festival, is a celebration of independent cinemas, and sure to become one of Bend's signature events.