Concerts and cycling in Bend!

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Summer outdoor concerts on the Deschutes River

Summer outdoor concerts on the Deschutes River.

Phish and Melissa Etheridge in Bend tonight! So that’s why there’s so much traffic and people around town! (Well, that might not be the only reason….Bend is usually pretty crowded at this time of year with tourists). But hey, that’s a pretty good line-up for tonight — and a beautiful evening for some live outdoor music. Phish is playing at the Les Schwab Amphitheater and Melissa Etheridge at the Athletic Club of Bend. Wow, those venues are so close together, there might be a cross-fusion of music in the air around the Old Mill District!

Also happening this week and weekend is the Cascade Cycling Classic. The downtown crit race is on Saturday at 2:30…and the cyclists will also be riding along the Cascade Lakes Highway, Tumalo/Awbrey Butte area, and Prineville. It’s a pretty fun race to watch downtown. Wall Street and Bond Street will be closed off for the race on Saturday. Be prepared for parking issues…walk or ride your bike if you can.