About Ignite

If you had 5 minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds?

Around the world geeks have been putting together Ignite nights to enlighten us – quickly.

100 Live In 2009

Ethan A. Maffey



I am a 32 year old music lover and Oregon native. Passionate about people and their own stories. Love to connect with groups of people at live music performances and share my knowledge of great music with everyone I meet. I work for Bend Memorial Clinic and explore Central Oregon and the Pacific Northwest any chance I get.

In 2009 I set a goal to see 100 different bands/artists perform live. I met that goal and was blessed to see some of the best and most elusive performances 2009 had to offer. I want to share with people what that experience was like... How live music can shape life... and just what went into reaching that goal. People always wish they had time to see more concerts... I want to inspire them to stop making excuses and buy a ticket!



Next Event

Ignite Bend ​15
​2018 TBA
Doors open at 6:00pm
Tower Theater - Bend, OR
Admission is always FREE

Tickets will be available two weeks prior to the event.


We're looking for sponsors for Ignite Bend! Please download a Sponsor Packet or check out the Sponsorships page for details.

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Ember Sponsors

Berg Real Estate Brokers


Home System Solutions

Wanderlust Tours

Alpenglow Vacation Rentals

The Village Baker

Anjou Spa

Spark Sponsors



Multimedia Partner

Hand In Hand Productions

Media Partner

The Source Weekly

Other Partners


Mug Revolution


Mt. Bachelor

Connexion Printing

Jill Rosell Photography


Thanks to these businesses for supporting Ignite Bend!

Ideasmith • Silver Moon Brewing • Hot Box Betty • Where To Eat Guide • Dahlia's Consigment • Sara Bella Upcycled • Hypnotherapy Healing • Humm Kombucha • Robbie Bianchi • Café Sintra • Bellatazza • Spa W