Silver Moon Brewing to Host Bend Bands & Brewers Bash

Music and beer will intersect at the inaugural Bend Bands & Brewers Bash taking place at Silver Moon Brewing in downtown Bend, Oregon. This one of a kind celebration of Central Oregon’s brewers and musical arts will take place over two-days from Friday, June 28 – Saturday, June 29 from 5:00 – 11:00pm each day.

The festival will feature a total of ten breweries collaborating with ten bands, that’s five per day, performing two-way collaborations. First, the brewers devise beers in partnership with respective bands to compose beers designed to taste like their music sounds. Additionally, someone from each brewery will perform on stage with the musical acts to complete the dual collab.

Single-day tickets are available online for $25 and two- day passes are available for $40 along with single-day VIP tickets for $55 at Bendticket/events/BBBB. (General Admission tickets will be $35 at the gate.) G.A. passes include a pint of Silver Moon beer while VIP passes include two pints and entry to the green room to hang with both bands and brewers.

Bend Bands & Brewers Bash is being organized by Brian Yaeger as he writes about both beer and music and hosts the Grand Craft Bend podcast. Yaeger has written about the overlapping of the two art forms and how bands’ commonly perform on four or more instruments akin to how brewers design beers with four or more ingredients. It doesn’t hurt that most musicians love beer as much as most brewers love music so artists from both camps are equally excited for this distinctive collaborative effort.

All ten beers will be available at Silver Moon Brewing both days of the festival and each beer will be discussed live on stage as part of each artist’s performance. And as an added bonus, at least one song will be accompanied by a brewer!

Bend Bands & Brewers Bash Line Up:

Friday, June 28*
5:00-6:00 pm: One Mad Man + Boss Rambler Beer Club
6:15-7:15 pm: Biscuit Organ Trio + Kobold Brewing
7:30-8:30 pm: Oregon Fryer + Wild Ride Brewing
8:45-9:45 pm: Billy & the Box Kid + Bevel Beer
10:00-11:30 pm: Company Grand + The Ale Apothecary

Saturday, June 29*
5:00-6:00 pm: Alicia Viani + Terranaut Beer
6:15-7:15 pm: Jeshua Marshall & The Flood + Silver Moon Brewing
7:30-8:30 pm: Rubbah Tree + GoodLife Brewing
8:45-9:45 pm: Call Down Thunder + McMenamins Old St. Francis
10:00-11:30 pm: Chiringa + Crux Fermentation Project

*Subject to change

Collab-beers include Bevel brewing a tropical cold IPA with local bluegrass-inflected Southern rock band Billy and the Box Kid, GoodLife brewing a pineapple-jalapeño lager with local reggae act, Rubbah Tree, and Grateful Dead tribute band Call Down Thunder brewing an easy-breezy Kölsch with Grateful Dead-inspired McMenamins Brewery at Old St. Francis. Looks to be a great collaboration!

Follow Bend Bands & Brewers Bash on Facebook and Instagram or visit Silver Moon Brewing online at

Silver Moon Brewing – 24 NW Greenwood Ave – Bend, OR

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