The Broken Top Bottle Shop has been bustling and beer-slinging for a year now on Bend’s west side, and this weekend the bar and restaurant will celebrate its first birthday with a whole bunch of free live music.
Tonight, things kick off with local bluesman Kylan Johnson at 5 p.m., followed by funky groove-riders The Sweatband at 6:15 p.m.
At 7:30 p.m., it’s time for Across the Great Divide, a local all-star tribute to Canadian roots-rock giants, The Band. Broken Top will also be tapping a Firkin Keg of Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA.
Saturday brings in Matt Coleman at 5 p.m., outlaw country-punks Ellison Army at 6:15 and rock originals and covers by Upstate Trio at 7:30 p.m.
Finally, the weekend wraps up Sunday with a set by local roots-soul band the Tone Red Trio at 7 p.m.
In case you missed it, Broken Top Bottle Shop has established itself as a committed live-music venue in our little burg, and for that they should be commended. And supported. This weekend brings lots of opportunities to do just that.
First anniversary celebration; 5 tonight, 5 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday; free; Broken Top Bottle Shop, 1740 N.W. Spence Lane, Bend; www .btbsbend.com.