BEND 101 – February 16

Our programming is centered around connecting you with your surroundings and furthering your relationship with our community. You will learn about the history of Bend and it’s growth over time, hear from city officials and local non-profits, and understand all of the ways you can get involved to give back to our community. Our seasonal program will emphasize arts and culture, including how our community has grown intentionally to allow space for community members to express their creativity.

There will be time to socialize and indulge in bites and beverages.

  • Damon Runberg—State Economist, Business Oregon
  • Kelly Cannon-Miller—Executive Director, Deschutes Historical Museum
  • Eric King—City Manager, City of Bend
  • Michael Gesme—Professor of Music at Central Oregon Community College
  • Cameron Clarke—Owner, C3 Events
  • Marney SmithDirector of Bend Concerts
  • Ray Solley—Executive Director, Tower Theatre
  • Brian Ladd—Principal Broker, Cascade Hasson, Owner of Ladd Group
5:30 pm Check In & Networking
6:00 pm Programming begins
7:30 pm Networking

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Erin Cole-Baker and Erin Zurflu

are a Central Oregon based duo making harmony driven music. The duo first met in a summery backyard music session in 2006 and their harmony rich sound quickly became a staple in the local scene. The two played at Sisters Folk Festival, drove across the US in a VW bus, and toured France together. After a few years of the duo being on hiatus for med school, raising families and Erin Cole-Bakers solo career (where she enjoyed, among many important gigs, performing in support of “Joseph,” they have recently begun making music again. Cole-Baker’s new songs, lush vocals and reverby-jazzmaster guitar paired with Zurflu’s sister-like harmonies, acoustic guitar and bass make for a close-your-eyes dreamsound.

Cecilia Grace Clark

Cecilia has been writing and recording music since she was 13 years old. Her writing has spanned the distance from calls to action about the environment, to matters of the heart. At 15, and during the first year of covid, she covered Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” recording the song and video in her home living room (garnering praise and attention from local media). The song, arranged by Erin Cole-Baker, features Canadian Juno award winning musician, Laila Biali (Sting, Suzanne Vega) on piano, and Nashville’s award winning songwriter, Craig Carothers. At 16 she performed a Phoebe Bridgers cover, opening for “Joseph,” at Munch and Music. Most recently she wrote and recorded the song, Wasted Love, with help from Portland music producer/engineer, Bob Stark, and Erin Cole Baker. She’ll be attending Western Washington University this fall, and continuing to explore her role as an artist in Fairhaven College’s “Music and Society” program.


Feb 16 2023


5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


$15 for Everyone




Tower Theatre
835 NW Wall St

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