The OnPoint Community Credit Union Bend WinterFest presented by Mount Bachelor announced its headlining bands, the Aggrolites and Lyrics Born, which are bringing a warm breeze from California infused with funk, soul, reggae and spoken word. They’ll be joining regional bands on the Mainstage presented by The Source Weekly for two nights of music which will prove that you can party on, even in the winter.
The Aggrolites have performed their mix of soul and reggae across the world and have played at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Warped Tour and Bumbershoot Music Fest. They toured with Flogging Molly on their 2009 Green 17 tour and have opened for The Vandals and Social Distortion. They’ll play Friday, February 18 after opening bands Derby and Tortune.
Lyrics Born is a Japanese American artist from the Bay area who’s collaborated with Chali 2na of Jurassic 5 and Tim “Herb” Alexander of Primus. He’s also one of the founding members of indie label Quannum Projects. “Funky Hit Records,” the first single off his new album “As U Were”, hit number one on both RapAttack and Rap Network charts. Lyrics Born takes the stage Saturday, February 19 after opening blues bands Moon Mountain Ramblers and Boxcar String Band.
These concerts are included in the purchase of a Bend WinterFest Button. Buttons are $6 in advance, $7 at the gate. Family 4-pack is $20 in advance, $24 at the gate. Children 5 and under are free. Buttons can be purchased online through BendTicket.com.
The music continues Sunday, February 20 in the Bendistillery-sponsored Crater Lake Lounge, which will feature local singer songwriters, great mixed drinks and a great place to get out of the cold, all located at WinterFest’s festival center. From 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. these musicians will play: Kylan Johnson, Josh Hart, JoAnna Lee and Bill Valenti. The Crater Lake Lounge will also be featuring music Saturday, February 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with: Hal Worchester, Joe Balsamo, Kim Kelley, Tim Coffey and Jerry Zybach.