The Music Event of Summer, CMA Fest Airs August 16

Filmed during CMA Music Festival June 8-11 in Nashville, the special features many of today’s most exciting country music stars, as they hit the stage during the four-day celebration of America’s music. The annual event is unlike any other, with meet-and-greets in Fan Fair X, live music on 11 stages, hundreds of artists and celebrities, and a guest list of 88,500 avid singing-and-dancing-till dawn fans.

BBQ Competition and Spirits Tasting Comes to Redmond

John Stafford with Crafted-Life stopped by Central Oregon Daily to talk about the Oregon Crafted Swine & Spirits BBQ Festival, featuring 20 teams competing for cash prizes is happening in Redmond at American Legion Community Park, Saturday and Sunday July 22-23 from noon to 6pm each day. The $10 admission includes five BBQ tasting tickets and $15 Spirits Package includes the BBQ tasting along with ten drink coupons.  More info HERE.

The Great Outdoors: Protecting Oregon Desert Lands

The Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) is a group dedicated to protecting Oregon’s wildlands, and this year, they are celebrating 30 years of keeping the desert landscape safe. Brian Jennings gives us a look at the thousands of acres the group oversees everyday.

The Great Outdoors, sponsored by Camp Abbot Trading Company in Sunriver. 

Redmond’s Second Annual Bacon & Brew Fest July 28th

Karen Sande, Redmond Chamber of Commerce Events Director, stopped by Central Oregon Daily to talk about the 2017 Bacon & Brew Fest happening July 28th in downtown Redmond.  The event is a chance to taste great beer, “pig out” on bacon and bid on some incredible items with all proceeds going to support free community events throughout the year, such as Music on the Green, annual parades and holiday decorations.  Tickets are $40, which include four drinks and lots of food!  RSVP’s are required.

Bend Your Ear: Central Oregon School of Ballet Presents Sleeping Beauty

Donna visits with ballet dancer Elizabeth Voiles at Strictly Organic Coffee.  Elizabeth and her husband Josh will be dancing the lead roles in the Central Oregon School of Ballet production of “Sleeping Beauty” July 22 at Bend High.  Elizabeth talks about what the audience can expect at the performance and gives some background on the classic ballet.