Munch & Music, a staple of the Bend music scene, returns this Thursday for its 31st performance. The free music series has always been a welcome addition to the weekly music line-up when other venues were inactive mid-week – although this Thursday deserves a shout-out as it’s packed with high-quality live music in the center of the Oregon (Phutureprimitive at High Desert Music Hall, Marchfourth at Sisters Artworks, and Khruangbin at Hayden Homes Amphitheatre).
This week, Munch & Music will host The Yachtsmen. The band brings together experienced musicians from across the Portland area, including those from other tribute bands such as the Journey Wheels in the Sky tribute and a fan-favorite excellent gentleman. BoatersThe music captures the energy of the golden age of yacht rock of the 70s and early 80s and is sure to have the audience stripping down and loosening a few buttons. Essentially, the Drake Park scene will be the best beach show of the summer without all the messy sand and shirtless brothers.
In addition to the music, there are local food vendors, so show up hungry. There is also a local artisan market for those looking to shop. The Deschutes Brewery will be the beverage provider with its range of beers and a weekly cocktail special. A children’s area is also in place with bouncy houses and child-friendly activities.
Munch & Music is every Thursday until August 11. The schedule for this year is as follows:
July 14: Deep Sea Diver with Les Gold
July 21: The Brothers Comatose w/Beyond the Lamplight
July 28: Stone in Love with Superball
August 4: Storm Large with Wyelow
August 11: Precious Byrd with Company Grand
Munch and music
July 7-August. 11, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
777 NW Riverside Blvd.