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20th Season of Riverbend Live! Announced

Maceo Parker highlights the 2016 season of Riverbend Live!

Riverbend Live!, the weekly summer music festival in Winston, Oregon turns 20 this year, and the organizers dug into their bags and pulled out an amazing lineup for their anniversary season, highlighted by the legendary funk and soul saxophonist Maceo Parker.

Winston’s annual tradition continues this year with a 5-week season beginning Friday, July 1st at the outdoor theatre at Riverbend Park. Each concert will start at 7pm. You are invited to bring your blanket or lawn chair, but no pets.  There will a variety of food booths, or if you prefer, bring your picnic basket. To learn more, visit www.riverbendlive.org.

The full season includes:
Jul 1 – Maceo Parker
Jul 8 – Liz Vice
Jul 15 – California Honeydrops
Jul 22/23 – Youth Theater's presentation of Beauty and the Beast Jr.
Jul 29 – Dave Stamey and Chris Issacs

JPR is proud to sponsor this year's Riverbend Live!

As FM Network Program Director and Music Director, Eric oversees many aspects of JPR's broadcast day. He still hosts the occasional Open Air or classical music shift, and is the driving force behind JPR Live Sessions - our popular series of live in-studio music performances and conversations.