KAREN: Hi, this is Karen Malanga, Principal Broker at RE/MAX Key Properties and CEO of Pinecone Lending. I’m here with Stacy Koff, and we’re excited to talk about the sustainability factor that she puts into the 4 Peaks Music festival. Sustainability is really important to Stacy and her crew. Can you explain? Everyone coming gets a Silipint?

STACY: That’s right. This year everybody walking through the door gets a Silipint.

KAREN: And they need to hang onto it, because they can use it for refills.

STACY: Yes, definitely you can refill it at all the bars, and all of the vendors will refill your Silipint. You can bring one from previous years if you want to just collect them all because you’ve been there for 12 years. That’s great. Every kid, too, gets a little Half-Pint, I think it’s called. We have wine ones and cocktail ones.

It is really important to have the sustainability factor. We were up for the Environmental Center’s Sustainability Award last year, and we’re hoping to have that again this year with even more of a push by giving everybody a free Silipint. That helps.

If you want to bring your cups and plates and sporks or forks or spoons, the vendors will honor that too. So we really are a no-waste event in the venue.

KAREN: I think that’s really important for people to consider, too, because not all music festivals are the same. I think it’s a really nice part of what you’re trying to accomplish with your festival. Not only do you have – what is it, 30 great bands? How many?

STACY: About 25 if you include artists at large and the locals this year. Actually, artists at large – yeah, C.J. Neary, Maxwell Friedman, and then we have The Mostest and MO WO from Bend.

KAREN: Can you go over your headliners, too, so we can get a little blurb out for them?

STACY: Yeah, the most important part of the festival, I guess. People come for the bands.

KAREN: The music. I mean, the Silipints are great, but the bands are super important.

STACY: And we give them to the bands too, so that’s a great thing, and they get to take them home and use them wherever they go.

The Wood Brothers, I’m really excited about. They were up for a Grammy this year. Rising Appalachia is closing it out on Sunday. We’ve got Billy Strings, who’s just an incredible bluegrass virtuoso. And Los Lobos, of course, everybody’s excited about them, as well as mainstays Poor Man’s Whiskey, Andy Frasco and the U.N. – I could go on and on.

KAREN: Poor Man’s is always great.

STACY: They’re fun. They’re going on hiatus. This is it.

KAREN: Are they?

STACY: This is your last chance to see Poor Man’s in Central Oregon.

KAREN: No.

STACY: Yes.

KAREN: Well, that’s another reason to buy tickets for 4 Peaks.

STACY: There you go.

KAREN: What day?

STACY: They are both days. They’re Friday night, late, in the tent, and Saturday on the mainstage for your twilight set.

KAREN: That’s perfect. It’s a goodbye o Central Oregon for them.

STACY: It is.

KAREN: For those of you that haven’t heard Poor Man’s Whiskey, they’ve been playing here for years, and they are incredible.

STACY: They’re really fun. They really helped me start this festival, so they’ve been a mainstay for 12 years.

KAREN: Wow. Stacy, how can people buy tickets?

STACY: https://4peaksmusic.com has all the information, and then Silipint news as well. If you’re local, you can go down to the Cosmic Depot and get tickets there. There’s a pretty good savings right now. Yeah, 4peaksmusic.com for everything 4 Peaks.

KAREN: [laughs] Thank you so much.

STACY: Thank you for having me.

KAREN: You bet.

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