There might not be a better place in the Pacific Northwest to watch live music than the Les Schwab Amphitheater.
Nestled along the Deschutes River in the Old Mill District, the Amphitheater has become a destination for musicians and fans alike for its stunning natural beauty and intimate location right in the heart of Bend. Guests can walk or bike right to the venue from almost anywhere in town and are treated to shows highlighted by the gorgeous backdrop of the Cascade Mountains.
Named one of “America’s coolest venues” by Travel + Leisure, the Amphitheater regularly draws music’s biggest acts, including Dave Matthews Band, Luke Bryan, Bob Dylan, the Avett Brothers, Vampire Weekend, Phish, Jack Johnson, and more. The summer concert lineup usually starts over Memorial Day Weekend and continues into the early fall.
The Amphitheater, which is celebrating 19 years of shows in 2020, holds up to 8,000 concertgoers. There’s not a bad seat in the house on the LSA’s sloped, grassy infield and most shows guests can bring in their own low-profile chairs. With free parking, a stellar lineup of Central Oregon’s top food carts, and some of Bend’s best craft beer, cocktails and wine on hand, a date at the Amphitheater feels like a concert in the park with a few thousand of your best friends.
And for beer lovers, the Amphitheater hosts the annual Bend Brewfest, a three-day festival raising up everything we love about craft beer. The 2020 Bend Brewfest is scheduled for Aug. 13-15.