St. Charles Health System Kicks off Free Concerts June 12 with the Chapmans

Bend, Oregon health system sponsors series for a second year to contribute to the well-being of the community

Online PR News – 10-June-2011 – – Bend, Oregon, June 09, 2011 -- The St. Charles FREE Summer Sunday Concerts at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, Oregon’s Old Mill District start on Sunday June 12. Title sponsor St. Charles Health System strives to provide better care at a lower cost and improve the overall health of the community. For a third year in a row, it was recognized by Thompson Reuters as one of the top performing health systems in the country.

Running most Sunday afternoons from June 12 through August 14, the free Summer Sunday Concerts have become a staple of the season in Central Oregon. Concerts feature world-class artists in a family, pet and picnic friendly environment. This year, each concert will be coupled with a highlight of one or more of St. Charles’ service lines to help educate the community about health options and the preventative screenings it has to offer.

Free Summer Sundays Concert Schedule:
Sunday, June 12 The Chapmans
Featured: AirLink Critical Care Transport and Women and Children’s Services

Sunday, June 19 Blaine Larsen
Featured: St. Charles Community Education and Sage View at St. Charles Bend (Behavioral and Mental Health Services)

Sunday, June 26 234th Army Band
Featured: St. Charles Cancer Center and Kids@Heart

Sunday, July 3 MOsley WOtta
Featured: St. Charles Emergency Department and St. Charles Immediate Care Center

Sunday, July 17 The Greencards
Featured: St. Charles Sleep Center and St. Charles Home Health Services

Sunday, July 24 Franchot Tone
Featured: St. Charles Laboratory Services and St. Charles Sleep Center

Sunday, July 31 The David Mayfield Parade
Featured: Total Joint, Stroke and Adult Rehabilitation

Sunday, August 14 Uncle Lucius
Featured: St. Charles Pharmacy and St. Charles Nutrition and Diabetic Team

Live music and health-information services will be rounded out by many other family-oriented activities, such as bouncy houses and water toys. Tumalo Creek Kayak will have stand-up paddle boards and boats for rent during concerts, and Rock'n Wall will have a mobile climbing wall set up for concert goers (cost involved). Gates open each Sunday at 1p.m. and the shows run from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Food and libations available at the event include; Boneyard Beer, Café Yumm!, Rico’s Tacos, Pono Farm and Fine Meats, and Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop.

St. Charles is sponsoring this event series to underscore the importance of music, family, community and relaxation as part of a healthy life balance. Visit or for more information.

About St. Charles Health System
St. Charles Health System, Inc., headquartered in Bend, Oregon, owns and operates the St. Charles medical centers in Bend and Redmond, leases and operates Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Prineville and provides management services for Mountain View Hospital in Madras. St. Charles is a private, not-for-profit Oregon corporation and is the largest employer in Central Oregon with more than 3,000 caregivers in Bend, Redmond and Prineville. In addition, there are more than 350 active medical staff members and nearly 200 visiting medical staff members who partner with St. Charles to provide a wide range of care and service to our communities.

About the Old Mill District
The Old Mill District is one of the Pacific Northwest’s most distinctive and dynamic mixed-use developments. Located on 270 acres that formerly housed one of the largest sawmill operations in the world, the Old Mill District offers a rich history along with spectacular mountain views and scenic river vistas. More than 49 retail outlets and businesses call the Old Mill District home, including such national retailers as Banana Republic, REI, Victoria’s Secret and the Gap. In addition, the Les Schwab amphitheater is Bend’s premier music venue, accommodating up to 8,000 patrons in its park-like locale. The Old Mill District – Bend’s most unique shopping, dining, living, and working experience.

About the Les Schwab Amphitheater
At the Les Schwab Amphitheater we believe Central Oregon is the greatest place to live, work and play. The venue is a beautiful outdoor riverfront Amphitheater built in the historic Old Mill District in 2001, and was named in honor of a remarkable Central Oregonian, Les Schwab. The venue accommodates approximately 8000 patrons for concerts and other events in a casual outdoor setting. All summer long the Les Schwab Amphitheater presents some of the biggest names in entertainment, the Bend Brewfest in August, plus free concerts by local and national performers in our St. Charles Free Summer Sunday Concert Series.

Noelle Fredland
Old Mill District
520 SW Powerhouse Drive
Bend, OR 97702