The 5th Annual NorthWest Crossing Hullabaloo, presented by Country Financial is Friday, June 29, 2012! The Hullabaloo is a celebration as unique as its name. This unofficial kickoff to summer features food, fun, music, bike races and more, all in a friendly, street festival atmosphere. It’s a party and everyone is invited!
Kids, Crit, presented by Umpqua Bank – 3:30-4:00pmKids’ Crit course is around the uniquely round Compass Park, located in the heart of NorthWest Crossing. At approximately 1/3 of a mile, participants are grouped by age, and (starting with the youngest racers first), will complete a number of laps appropriate for their age:
3 and under: 1 lap
4-5 years old: 1 lap
6-8 years old: 2 lap
9 – 11 years old: 3 laps
Participation is free but pre-registration is required at the Umpqua Bank store located on NW Crossing Drive by noon on Friday, June 29th. Download the registration form. Participants must wear a helmet and meet in Compass Park by 3:20pm. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each age category. Free ice cream from the Umpqua Bank Ice Cream Truck provides a very cool and yummy finish!
5:30pm Five Pint Mary
7:00pm 3 Leg Torso
8:30pm Storm Large
Anastacia is a singer songwriter who moves through musical genres like a fearless explorer traveling the world. Familiar sounds of Americana, folk rock, bluegrass and a hint of eastern spice, drive Anastacia’s expression of external and internal observations creating a vehicle for her storytelling. Anastacia composes her music and filters it through her long-time band members weaving a unique and unlikely combination of sounds such as banjo, saxophone, stand-up electric bass and violin. Anastacia creates an expansive atmosphere through her dynamic voice and style of delivery. Poetry and music collide to ignite an uplifting, thought-provoking, high-energy experience.
Five Pint Mary is Bend’s own hometown Celtic folk-rock band. Upbeat, loud, and rollicking, Five Pint Mary plays their own unique blend of Celtic folk rock with an edge of punk. Drawing from traditional and original Irish/Scottish/New Foundland music by the likes of the Chieftains, the Pogues, the Young Dubliners, Great Big Sea, Flogging Molly, Five Pint Mary delivers a fresh sound that is rocking and fun.
3 Leg Torso creates charming, elegant and daring modern chamber pop music infused with equal parts tradition and innovation. Since the ensemble’s humble start in 1996 with spontaneous street performances, they have been featured on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and at the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, successfully toured the east and west coasts, released four CDs (two with New York spoken word artist, NPR contributor and Duplex Planet founder David Greenberger), composed and recorded film and documentary scores as well as licensing music for film and television both in the US and internationally, written new evening length works commissioned by the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), and performed both their original compositions and their arrangements of traditional music with several symphony orchestras. Influenced by tango, Eastern European folk and other world music traditions, their cosmopolitan musical style embraces wit and humor within thoughtful, uncommon and beautiful musical arrangements.
Storm Large has been singing and entertaining audiences around the globe for more than 20 years. With her band, The Balls, she has toured all around the US, Canada, New Zealand, Spain, Iceland and Singapore. Taking a break from rock touring in 2007, she ventured into new territory and played Sally Bowles in Cabaret and fell in love with the theater. In 2008 she wrote a musical memoir, “Crazy Enough” that ran for five sold-out months at Portland Center Stage in 2009 in Portland, Ore. Following its opening success, “Crazy Enough” ran at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Festival earning rave reviews, and was a featured show at the 2011 Adelaide Cabaret Festival in Adelaide, Australia, and has a Broadway run in the works. Storm was recently in the world premiere of Randy Newman’s ” Harps And Angels” at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, and with all her free time she has performed several sold-out performances with the Oregon Symphony. She has spent most of the past year as the guest vocalist for Pink Martini, touring the US and Europe. She is also a writer and activist.
NWX Crit, presented by BendBroadband – 4:30 – 9:00pmThe 5th annual NWX Criterium, presented by BendBroadband is back with exciting races for pros, masters, juniors and amateur cyclists. This year’s NEW course provides participants with a broader view of the neighborhood and features a nice long straightaway finish on John Fremont. Visitors won’t want to miss the action and with races starting at 4:30pm and concluding at dusk, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to see some amazing athletes.
3:30pm – Registration opens at the Start/Finish area on John Fremont Street
4:30pm – JUNIORS – 25 minutes
5:00pm – WOMEN – 35 minutes
5:40pm – TANDEM – 35 minutes
6:25pm – CAT 4/5 MEN – 40 minutes
7:15pm – CAT 3 MEN – 45 minutes
8:10pm – PRO/1/2 MEN – 50 minutes
If you’re interested in participating, an OBRA License and helmet are required. Annual and one-day licenses will be available for purchase. Pre-registration is just $20. Day-of registration is $30 or $20 + 5 cans of food to benefit a local food bank. Race produced by Central Oregon Racing.
The Bluefish Dental Kids StageBluefish Dental is hosting our Kids Stage which this year will be full of flying canines, exotic reptiles, music and of course, a little magic! Take a few minutes to relish this kid-friendly and awe-inspiring entertainment.
4:30pm – K9 Kings Flying Dog Show, just east of the Bluefish Dental Kids Stage
5:00pm – Interactive Magic Show by Bill the Magician
5:30 – L-F7, Middle School Rock Band featuring Laurenne Ross, US Ski Team member and several MBSEF racers
6:30 – Exotic Reptile Show by Reptile Zone, LLC
7:30 – Bedtime Stories with Megan Griffith, Librarian from Seven Peaks
Win some wheels!The great folks at COUNTRY Financial have an awesome giveaway for one lucky young Hullabalooer! Enter to win a sweet youth bike, valued at $300, as well as other great prizes. Winners will be announced on the Hullabaloo mainstage prior to Storm Large’s performance. To enter, just print out and complete this handy-dandy entry form and return it to a COUNTRY Financial office near you or to their booth at Hullabaloo on June 29th. View complete contest rules.
And don’t fret! We’re giving away wheels for the grown-ups too. How does a Porsche sound? Carrera Motors is donating a 48-hour rental of one of their luxury cars for you to enjoy. And what’s more, they’re teaming up with local non-profit, Healthy Beginnings and donating proceeds from raffle tickets to the organization whose mission is to make sure kids 5 and under get a healthy start in life. Raffle tickets are just $5 each or 5 for $20. With a retail value of $750, this is sure to be a hot ticket item! Tickets are available now at Carrera Motors on Third Street and at The Garner Group located in NorthWest Crossing. Tickets will also be available to purchase by the Carrera car display at Hullabaloo. The lucky winner will be drawn on the Mainstage before 3 Leg Torso’s performance at 7pm. Winner need not be present to win.
Get it in gear and get here!As a sustainable community, NorthWest Crossing would like to encourage Hullabaloo-goers to consider alternative forms of transportation. For neighbors who bike to the festivities, there will be ample bike parking available next to Pisano’s Pizza; just be sure to bring your own lock!
The Cascades East Transit system offers bus service to NorthWest Crossing via the #3 route, which operates until the 6:00 hour.
The Green Energy Bus will also be offering FREE shuttle service, 4pm – 10pm to and from downtown Bend. Pick-up/Drop off site is 900 Wall Street at the top and bottom of every hour.
We understand that sometimes, a vehicle is necessary. Parking is available at Summit High School, as well as street parking. We ask that you be considerate of our residents and their landscaping when parking on the street, taking care not to block driveways.
And when you shouldn’t drive home, Sober Dudes will be on hand to drive you (and your vehicle) home safely! Look for them by the mainstage.
C3 Events and NorthWest Crossing are excited to launch our “Towards Zero Waste” campaign, as we work with local partners to make a huge impact on our community in terms of preservation. Come visit our “Toward Zero Waste” stations throughout the event grounds to dispose of your recycling and compost, and chat with our wonderful volunteers in green about the campaign.
(Found on the NW Crossing Event's website!)
Victoria J. Smith
Loves to Work & Play in Bend, Oregon