Red Cross Blood Drive


The Old Stone is hosting The American Red Cross for a blood drive!

On Monday, February 6th, join us anytime between 11:30am and 4:30pm to donate blood for a good cause.  There is limited space for each time slot, so please click the button above or Go Here to schedule your appointment.

There is an Emergency Need for blood, as the winter’s extra ice and snow has caused many blood drives to be canceled, so please spread the word and donate if you can!

Finding Artistic Inspiration in the High Desert


ONDA High Desert Speaker Series Presents:

Finding Artistic Inspiration in the High Desert

featuring guest speakers:

Nancy Pobanz, Janet Matson, Deborah Ford,
Carla Fox, and Randall Tilly

Tuesday, April 25  –  7:00pm

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Our fourth and final High Desert Speaker Series event in Bend will conclude with a discussion of the many varied ways that desert landscapes inspire us, featuring a panel of award-winning artists whose muse is the high desert itself: Nancy Pobanz, Artist in Residence at the Rimrock Draw Rock Shelter archaeological site; Janet Matson, a ceramicist and member of the Clay Guild of the Cascades; Deborah Ford, photographer and executive director of PlayaCarla Fox, a metalsmith and founder of Art in the High Desert; and Randall Tillery, a landscape painter and member of Plein Air Painters of Oregon.

From the dramatic light and rich textures of the desert landscape, to the resilient spirit of the land, this talk will leave you inspired to see Oregon’s high desert through the eyes of an artist. This event will be moderated by ONDA’s Gena Goodman-Campbell.

The event will take place at Bend’s Old Stone Church. The event is free and space is limited, so please register online to save your seat. Registration opens one month prior to this event.

ONDA Series: New Hikes in Eastern Oregon


ONDA High Desert Speaker Series Presents:

New Hikes in Eastern Oregon

featuring guest speaker William Sullivan

Tuesday, March 7  –  7:00pm

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Oregon’s hiking guru will take us on a slideshow tour of a dozen new trails he discovered while researching the new third edition of his book, “100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Eastern Oregon.” Discover a colorful badlands on the Owyhee River, a new wilderness with cactus flowers on the John Day, and a viewpoint hike to a ranch at the east end of the Columbia Gorge.

We’ll even explore half a dozen little-known hot springs. As always, Sullivan spices his talk with notes on the geology, wildlife, and history of the land. This talk is sure to inspire your next trip to Oregon’s high desert!

The event will take place at Bend’s Old Stone Church. The event is free and space is limited, so please register online to save your seat. Registration opens one month prior to this event.

ONDA Series: The Secret Lives of Sage-Grouse


ONDA High Desert Speaker Series Presents:

The Secret Lives of Sage-Grouse

featuring guest speaker Stuart Garrett

Tuesday, Feb 7  –  7:00pm

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The Greater sage-grouse is an imperiled bird that lives on public lands right in our backyard. The elaborate courtship ritual and decorated plumage of this bird have captivated the minds and hearts of desert visitors throughout the western United States. But this bird has faced a number of threats in recent years that led scientists to consider its listing under the Endangered Species Act. In recent years, federal agencies have developed new protection guidelines for this bird in lieu of listing.

Local physician and conservation advocate Stuart Garrett will discuss recent attempts to protect the sage-grouse and highlight how sagebrush habitat is important to the bird’s life cycle. Don’t miss this chance to get more information on how we can protect habitat for this bird that lives on public lands in our own high desert backyard!

The event will take place at Bend’s Old Stone Church. The event is free and space is limited, so please register online to save your seat. Registration opens one month prior to this event.

ONDA Series – Ben Canales: Starry Nights, Should We Care?


ONDA High Desert Speaker Series Presents:

Starry Nights, Should We Care?

featuring guest speaker Ben Canales

Tuesday, Jan 17  –  7:00pm

*Registration is Full* – Click Here to join waiting list


As the glow of our city and mobile electronics grow, is there still any reward to a night under the stars? Join us for a compelling event that combines video shorts and information about why Oregon’s high desert is one of the best places in our country to view our night skies.

This presentation will ask questions about the anthropological value of being under the stars. You’ll leave inspired to reconnect with that childlike curiosity that draws us outside on a clear night to gaze up and explore the skies above.

The event will take place at Bend’s Old Stone Church. Registration is free, and doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Green Drinks Expo

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The Environmental Center presents:

Green Drinks Expo

January 26, 2017 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm

FREE Event – Click Here to Register


The Environmental Center is kicking off 2017 with a Green Drinks “expo” event in order to feature their Green Spot businesses that don’t have a brick & mortar location.  Come learn more about these great businesses in our community and what they’re offering here in Central Oregon!

They have a great line-up so far, including:

They’ll have beer on tap thanks to Boneyard Beer and some yummy snacks courtesy of Market of Choice. Stay tuned for more details. Please remember to carpool, bike or walk if you can… and bring your own cup!

For more information about The Environmental Center, visit their website at and their Facebook page at

Salsa Salutations



The Old Stone presents:

Salsa Salutations

featuring The SalsaNova Orchestra followed by Live DJ

Friday, December 30 – 8:00pm – 1:00am
Tickets: $35, available at
21+ Only

The Old Stone welcomes SalsaNova, an 11-piece salsa orchestra from Portland.

Following the live performance there will be a DJ taking requests and continuing the salsa vibe. There will be a full bar and food available the entire night.

The salsa style originates from Cuba but wasn’t branded until the 1960’s in Brooklyn, New York. Today it is the umbrella reference for most kinds of Latino dance varieties.

In Bend, the Latino population is under-served and underestimated. By celebrating the vibrant music and dance so much of the world enjoys, the business partners underwriting this event acknowledge the contributions of Latinos in our community and our region.

20% of the ticket revenue will benefit Volunteers in Medicine: Clinic of the Cascades and the Latino Community Association.


For more info about SalsaNova, visit their Facebook page at

Learn more about the organizations here: and


Johnny Nicholas & Scrappy Jud Newcomb


Johnny Nicholas and Scrappy Jud Newcomb
An Evening of Texas Blues Roots Music

with Kinzel & Hyde opening

Saturday, January 21, 2017
7:00PM doors/8:00PM show
Tickets $10 in Advance/$15 at Door

All Ages Show

Here’s the real deal, folks: Texas songwriting and blues roots music at its best…

Johnny Nicholas is an amazing talent. For four decades Johnny’s consummate musicianship and vocal skills have graced live music scenes across the country and abroad. Johnny Nicholas was a lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist with the nine-time Grammy Award winning band Asleep At The Wheel. He has performed with the likes of Howlin’ Wolf, BB King, Muddy Waters, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Pops and Mavis Staples, Delbert McClinton, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and Jimmie Vaughan and regularly plays the blues from his Hilltop Cafe near Fredericksburg, Texas. The common thread between all these influences is that of a true storyteller and troubadour, a living connection to the roots of American music that started in the Mississippi Delta and continues to flow down the river of traditional and contemporary sounds that emanate from Johnny Nicholas.


Johnny can wow a festival crowd of thousands or a small room of devotees. There are mysteries within this history, but remember that true history is written in the uncharted depths of a passionate spirit striving to fathom the mysteries and the joy of life and love. Here’s what you need to know about Johnny Nicholas, the rest and best is all in his music.


Scrappy Jud Newcomb is a Mississippi boy who hit Austin in the late eighties as a young guitar virtuoso, and has since evolved into a pillar of the local scene, as well as an all-around good citizen.

Newcomb is the Austin version of the big hair guitar god. He can play anything with anybody at any time, and when it comes his turn you’ll want to hear every phrase, every nuance, every lick. He’ll close his eyes and slip somewhere far away, and the beauty will just pour from his fingers like praise from a mother’s lips. Scrappy Jud Newcomb, tallest Texan ever to step out of Mississippi.


With openers: Kinzel & Hyde




Award winning Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame Inductees and three time winners of the Best Traditional Act, Kinzel and Hyde will take listeners on a tour of blues and roots music that will blow you away! Well known for their humor and storytelling, they perform Delta Blues, Cajun, Gulf Coast, Classic Country, Jazz, Folk, Roots and Swing music.

Regarded as “Guardians of Traditional Blues” they appear on 15 Blues CDs and their music is aired on XM radio station “Bluesville”, NPR “Blues on Stage. The pair is in the “Muddy Awards Hall of Fame” with the Cascade Blues Association, and provided subject matter and soundtracks to important documentary film “Portland Mojo: How Stumptown Got The Blues” which is in national syndication (Criminal Records, dist.).

Stu Kinzel has been a mainstay musician since 1976 performing over 18 times at the Waterfront Blues Festival. He has been a regular on the northwest festival circuit since 1980 with acts like Johnny & the Jokers, Sheila & the Boogiemen and is a noted vocalist, slide, and finger style Guitarist.

LynnAnn Hyde is a regular performer at harmonica exhibitions on the West Coast, a former Hohner Harmonicas Artist Endorser and is also endorsed by Baldoni Accordions. They are on Ruf Records newest release “Blues Harp Women ” a compilation several legendary female harmonica players including Big Mama Thorton.

Central Oregon Wedding and Event Show at the Riverhouse

You’re Invited!



The 2017 Cascades Wedding Show

at the Riverhouse Convention Center

Saturday, January 14th – 10am

Tickets: $10, use promo code OLDSTONE to get $5 off!


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Moon Mountain Ramblers Official CD Release Party


Moon Mountain Ramblers

CD Release PARTY

Saturday, January 28, 2017

7:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Show

Tickets: $8 Advance / $10 at the Door

All Ages Show

Bend’s own Moon Mountain Ramblers are excited to announce the release of their fifth full-length album, “A Little After Midnight.” To celebrate the occasion, they will be hosting the official CD Release Party on Saturday, January 28 at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.) at the Old Stone Performing Arts Center in Bend. ($8 in advance, $10 at the door). The Moon Mountain Ramblers have always stayed on the creative edge of acoustic music.

This increasingly popular group (voted best band by readers of local paper, The Source Weekly, in 2004, 2008, 2009 and best wedding band in 2012), has consistently been one of the hardest working and most successful bands in Central Oregon for more than a decade. With tasteful flavors of bluegrass, jazz, latin, rock, swing and more, MMR can most closely be labeled as an Acoustic Americana, Jamgrass Band. They have had the honor of sharing the stage with many great acts including the David Grisman Band, the Del McCoury Band and Asleep at the Wheel.

Similar to their other albums, the Moon Mountain Rambler’s “A Little After Midnight” exhibits a myriad of musical styles. This album has the live, high intensity feel of one of their shows captured in a studio setting. Featuring 13 new original compositions, the album offers something for everyone – from the bluegrass feel of the title track to the hot club jazz of “Roma” and swingin’ “Get it While It’s Hot.” This album is also the Rambler’s first featuring the banjo, performed by Matthew Hyman. Recorded at String Theory Music and Dale Largent Recording as well as mixed, mastered and produced by the Ramblers, this album is truly a homegrown effort and sure to be a fan favorite. CD artwork courtesy of Jason Chinchen and photo courtesy of Ben Moon.

To learn more about the band, visit