700 N.W. Bond Street Bend, OR, 97703
Saturday, September 24, 2022
Old St. Francis School
Live music starting at 1pm
Free to attend
All ages welcome
Live music starting at 1pmFree to attendAll ages welcome
Oktoberfest means celebration and beer - so we're serving up tasty German-style specials, a flight of German beers, our Oktoberfest lager, and live music as a backdrop to it all.
Celebrate a longtime tradition with a traditional beer. We
make this lager only once each year for our Oktoberfest celebrations – but it’s
great for drinking anytime or place! Turn up the accordion, pour a pint in the
autumn sun, and celebrate harvest season and beer.
1-3pm * Coyote Willow3:30-6pm * Mirko Pressler Band7-9:30pm * Left on Wilson
Coyote Willow is an Americana band hailing from Bend, Oregon. This exciting artistic partnership joins Tim Coffey's soulful guitar, Kat Hilst's powerful cello and the duo's rich vocal harmonies, creating a unique blend of folk, roots, blues and intricate instrumentals. Their beautiful music with grit celebrates the magical rhythms of life. The pair have shared the stage with such illustrious musicians as Robert Earl Keen, Shawn Mullins, Sean Watkins (of Nickel Creek), David Jacobs-Strain, Keith Greeninger, and Radoslav Lorkovic. The group is a regional favorite, performing multiple venues, festivals and private events throughout the Pacific Northwest year round.
The beginning of Mirko Pressler's life is reminiscent
of The Sound of Music. Mirko started to play accordion at age
two but his family had to sell his little accordion to get money to flee their
beloved country of Slovenia which had become part of Yugoslavia and came under
communist control. The family set out climbing over the Karavank Alps ending up
in Southern Austria then making their way from Austria to the United States,
eventually settling in Southern California.
Soon Mirko "Mike" had another accordion and he
continued his musical studies with some of the top accordion instructors in
America and the world. Mirko studied continental music under the instruction of
Leo Kostka, progressing to study Classical and Jazz idioms under world-renowned
instructors Tito Guidotti and Tommy Gumina. Mirko's first television
performance came in 1957 on a show called Rocket to the Stars, an
early version of today's talent shows.
In 1964 Mirko turned professional and started to tour
worldwide from Los Angeles to Sun Valley, Canada to the Grand Canyon and
beyond. Mirko has been a featured soloist and has led his own orchestra. He has
played restaurants, nightclubs, ski resorts and has been the featured performer
at many an Octoberfest, with a musical repertoire that includes American
Standards, Musicals, Light Rock and European Folk, making Mirko a favorite of
all age groups.
Mirko continues to give back to the music he loves by
tutoring, teaching and conducting studios as well as master classes.
Left On Wilson has been bringing tasty grooves since 2016. Their well crafted original material and carefully chosen covers freckle the soundscape. From catchy dance tunes, deep jams and syncopated riffing, Left On Wilson fuses genres and creates an uplifting energy that will keep your feet moving!
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