Sean Watkins & the Bee Eaters will play on the patio at Sisters Saloon on Friday, August 23.
Sean Watkins & the Bee Eaters will play on the patio at Sisters Saloon on Friday, August 23.


The  Sisters Saloon & Ranch Grill outdoor patio will host Sean Watkins (of Nickel Creek) & The Bee Eaters on Friday, August 23. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. The show is open to all ages. The show also features special guests Coyote Willow.

Tickets are $15 in advance at www.bendticket.com and will be $20 at the door if available.

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sean Watkins has long been known for his work as one-third of the Grammy Award-winning Nickel Creek and, more recently, for helming, with sister Sara, the itinerant, genre-hopping Watkins Family Hour ensemble.

In the last year he has more assertively – and impressively – taken on the role of solo artist. “What To Fear” is a follow-up to 2014’s acclaimed “All I Do Is Lie,” which had been Watkins’ first solo effort in nearly a decade, 10 years that had been jammed with collaborative projects and a herculean amount of touring.

On his own, Watkins displays tremendous warmth and soulfulness as a singer, a refreshing candor and humor as a lyricist, and prodigious skill as an arranger. And he doesn’t merely stick with the familiar: On “What To Fear,” he bolsters an acoustic lineup with a rock rhythm section, bringing drama and drive to these new tracks while keeping intact the emotional intimacy of all the stories he is telling.

Sisters saloon is located at 190 E Cascade Ave. in Sisters.