April is International Guitar Month!

International Guitar Month in April inspires the world to strum and pick their way through chords to sweet serenity. Whether you play guitar or your talent is in listening, the month is wide open to ways to celebrate. Guitars bring joy whether we play them or listen to the music they produce.

Have a listen to the tracks below from Independent Artists to celebrate International Guitar Month, and once you’re in love with the tunes, head over to their websites to grab some music and cool merch, check out tour schedules and get to know the artists!

Jonathan Soucy can be found Here.
Sugarcane Jane can be found Here.
Rich Krueger can be found Here.
Cory Lavery can be found Here.

Join KBOG in supporting Independent Artists!

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“Tales from the Cemetery” & “Grand Stories from the GAR” April 13th

Plan a Saturday at Bandon’s History Museum. There are two programs that day; one at 11:00 am, the second at 2:00 pm, each program lasts about an hour. Museum volunteer, Jim Proehl, will explore and present some of Bandon’s history by telling the stories of those buried in the Bandon GAR cemetery…. It’s not the deaths, but the lives that are explored in this program at The Bandon History Museum. These programs are generously sponsored by The Beverage Barn and Sunrise Carpet Cleaning & More. Find out more about the Museum Here.

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Celebrate Earth Day in Bandon on April 20th!

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Circles In The Sand – April 20-22

A unique walk on the beach. Labyrinth master artist Denny Dyke creates walkable art which is a sandy path through an entire pattern with no wrong turns or dead ends. The path is further enhanced with detailed designs and is open for all to enjoy. Subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, rain and/or high winds.We create walkable ephemeral art in the form of labyrinths on the beach, and each Dreamfield is an original never to be drawn again.  Everyone is welcome to walk the sandy path and it is a free public venue. We appreciate everyone who helps us to support our public work. Our adopted home beach in Bandon, Oregon with Face Rock Viewpoint being the location for most of our public venues.  We draw several times a year for different school groups and classes.  Always promoting art, community awareness and ecology. Find out more Here.

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The Steven Graves Band at the Wild Rivers Music Festival Concert Series in Brookings on Saturday, April 27th!

The Steven Graves band is a veteran roots touring band based in Santa Cruz CA, has just released their 8th CD, “How Long”! The new CD leans more heavily toward the roots rock realms and even explores elements of gospel, soul and R&B. Even so, there’s plenty of Americana, Country and Jam/Dead influences present throughout the CD and like all of Steven’s music is woven together by finely crafted songwriting and extraordinary musicianship. This mostly original Americana band grooves with soul, consciousness and an old-school Classic Rock and Southern Rock edge. A bit Dead, Eagles, Pink Floyd and more….yet uniquely the Steven Graves Band. Steven shares: “My music is mostly all original and while defined as Americana or California Country we bring in many styles from gospel, R&B and even reggae. It’s all woven together with high energy, catchy hooks, great harmonies and socially and spiritually conscious lyrics.” Come on down to dance, boogie or just enjoy this highly accomplished and original touring band!
Stagelights Wild Rivers Music Festival Concert Series Presents The Steven Graves Band
Saturday, April 27th, 2019
SHOW: 7-9 PM
Chetco Grange Hall
97895 Shopping Center Ave., Brookings, OR
$20 tickets at Eventbrite
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Good Earth Community Garden Plant Sale May 3-4!

The eighth annual Good Earth Community Garden Plant Sale will be held on Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th at the Old Town Marketplace, 250 First Street, SW in Bandon.  There will be a large variety of locally grown, organic starter plants available including tomatoes, lettuces, strawberries, herbs, and much more.

The plant sale is a fundraiser for the Bandon Good Earth Community Garden which provides 41 raised beds for Bandon residents and the necessities to grow healthy, organic food.  Silent auction items will also be available for bidding.  For more information, please contact (541) 373-0910.