Sisters Folk Festival offers guitar raffle


Last updated 9/28/2022 at Noon

Breedlove Guitars has donated a masterclass guitar to Sisters Folk Festival for its annual fundraising raffle, held in tandem with this weekend’s Festival event. PHOTO PROVIDED

Patrons of the Sisters Folk Festival have a chance to go from spectator to player —with a brand-new Breedlove guitar.

The Sisters Folk Festival (SFF) is hosting the 2022 JAM (Journey, Adventure, Music) Silent Auction & Raffle Fundraiser, conducted in tandem with the 25th annual Sisters Folk Festival happening Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2 throughout downtown Sisters.

Proceeds will support SFF’s education outreach and programming in Central Oregon.

Local Bend company Breedlove Guitars has generously donated a masterclass custom concertina to SFF to be raffled off. The handcrafted guitar features a master-grade myrtlewood top, back, and sides; semigloss finish; an ebony fretboard and bridge; the words “25 Years” inlaid at the 12th fret to honor the 25th Annual Sisters Folk Festival; and figured walnut binding and rosette with bone nut and saddle. The guitar comes with a hardshell case and is valued at $5,000.

Only 400 raffle entries will be sold, at $25 each. They can be purchased online at or in person at the Sisters Folk Festival JAM tent (until sold out). The winner will be drawn on Sunday, October 2 at 3 p.m. from the Sisters Art Works stage. The winner need not be present to win.

In addition to the Breedlove raffle, the silent auction boasts a number of other packages up for bid.

Journey and adventure packages include: a handmade Bamboo fly-fishing rod; handmade fly boxes chock- full of hand-tied flies from local masters; golf packages; dinner for 12 at The Open Door, plus other fun packages that include Shibui Spa treatments, hydration packs, and a handmade leather portmanteau, among many other unique treasures.

Musical packages include two tickets to the 2023 Sisters Folk Festival with Private Early Access Line benefits that will also include a special edition Lange wine commemorating the 25th Sisters Folk Festival; signed and framed vintage Festival posters; registration for the 2023 Americana Song Academy; and vintage hardback festival posters.

All bidding can be done online via smartphone or other mobile device. Attendees of the upcoming Sisters Folk Festival, and the general public alike, can visit the JAM tent located at Sisters Art Works to view the packages and get registered for the auction with the help of volunteers. No wristband required. JAM tent hours are Friday from 5:30 to 11 p.m., Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5:30 p.m.

Those not in attendance can check out all the auction packages and set up an electronic bidding account by visiting The bidding will close at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 2. Winners may stop by and pick up items at the JAM tent up until 5:30 p.m. Arrangements can be made to ship items for those who are unable to take them in person.

The Festival will be held at seven venues throughout downtown, including Sisters Art Works, The Belfry, The Depot, Open Door, Sisters Saloon, Oliver Lemon’s, Village Green Park, and a “KidZone” at Fir Street Park on Saturday, October 1. Three-day all-events passes and single-day tickets are still available for purchase at Follow @SistersFolkFestival on Instagram and Facebook for updates and additional information.


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