BEND, Ore. -

The St. Charles FREE Summer Sunday Concerts at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, Oregon?s Old Mill District start on Sunday June 10.

For the third consecutive year, St. Charles Health System is the title sponsor for the event as part of its mission to contribute to the overall health of the community. St. Charles has been recognized by Thompson Reuters as one of the top performing health systems in the country.

Running most Sunday afternoons from June 10 through August 12, the free Summer Sunday Concerts have become a staple of the season in Central Oregon. Gates open each Sunday at 1p.m. and the shows run from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Free Summer Sundays Concert Schedule:

? Sunday, June 10 Poor Moon, Folk Rock

? Sunday, June 17 Harley Bourbon, Punk Grass

? Sunday, June 24 Y La Bamba, Mex-American Folk

? Sunday, July 1 MOsley WOtta, Hip-Hop

? Sunday, July 8 Portland Cello Project, Indie Orchestra

? Sunday, July 22 Farewell Drifters, Harmonic Roots

? Sunday, July 29 Paul Thorn, Americana Blues

? Sunday, August 12 The Features, Off-Kilter Pop

Live music will be rounded out by many other family-oriented activities, such as bouncy houses and delicious food vendors. Tumalo Creek Kayak will have stand-up paddle boards and boats for rent during concerts, and St. Charles Medical Center will have expert caregivers from various departments ready to answer questions and hand out important information.

At each concert, St. Charles will be collecting non-perishable food donations for Harvest of Hope. This program provides year-round grocery assistance for qualifying central and eastern Oregon cancer patients while in treatment.

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 www.bendconcerts.com or www.theoldmill.com for more information.