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Thu, Mar 07




Join us at Open Space on Thursday, March 7th, 2024 for an epic gathering featuring Watkins Glen with special guest Jarrod Donatelli.

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Mar 07, 2024, 7:00 PM

Bend, 220 NE Lafayette Ave, Bend, OR 97701, USA

About This Event

Join us for an exciting evening of live music and community with Watkins Glen, a hybrid tribute to the Allmans/Dead/Band/Feat at Open Space Event Studios in Bend on Thursday, March 7, 2024 (moved from 1/19/24). This special show will feature our dear friend Jarrod Donatelli from Fractal joining us on percussion. It's always extra amazing when Watkins Glen adds a second drummer, especially with Jarrod, who'll celebrate his birthday at this show! Get ready to boogie all night in the midst of this incredible exploratory tapestry of smoldering groove, enchanting song, and captivating light. Doors open at 7 PM. The band plays two long sets starting around 8 PM. All ages are welcome.

About Watkins Glen:

Named after the largest Rock concert of the 70s, Watkins Glen is an Oregon-based Improvisational Rock band that strives to create truly magical musical moments via the adventure of wanderlust-driven improvisation while delivering a living, breathing tribute to the enduring legacies and song-books of four legendary American Rock n' Roll bands: The Allman Brothers Band, The Grateful Dead, The Band & Little Feat, and also playing a variety of their own original music. Band leaders “Brother Gabe” Johnson & Evan Mullins have gathered some of the very finest players from the Northwest music scene with the intention of creating one of the most authentic, inventive, and energetically compelling improvisational Rock bands in the West. Over just a few short years, Watkins Glen has developed a strong reputation for delivering inspirational performances, writing thoughtful and experiential set lists, and whipping audiences into a frenzy with their scorching improvisational "magic carpet ride" live jams. Highlights of their history so far have included high-profile appearances at Cascade Equinox Festival, 4 Peaks Music Festival, The Golden Road Gathering, Sisters Folk Festival, Juan de Fuca Festival, US Fest, Bend Summer Festival, Bend Fall Festival, The Commons Après Ski Concert Series, Bend Roots Revival, and multiple performances w/top-notch national acts Melvin Seals & JGB, Pink Talking Fish, MarchFourth, Dogs in a Pile, Scott Pemberton and more.

Watkins Glen core personnel:

"Brother Gabe” Johnson (Maxwell Friedman Group, Elektrapod) – Guitars, Vox

Evan Mullins (Elektrapod, The Silvertone Devils) - Keys, Vox

Mark Karwan (American Babies, Jenner Fox) - Bass, Vox

Kyle Pickard (The Cutmen, Shady GroOove) - Drums, Vox

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