Get ready to rock: Outdoor summer concerts in Bend, Oregon

2018 Summer Concerts in Bend, Oregon

If you’re looking for warm summer nights, amazing sunsets, local libations, and awesome music, Bend is definitely the place to be. 

It’s going to be a rockin’ season with some incredible musical performances lined up at these popular outdoor spots in town:


Clear Summer Nights | Athletic Club of Bend

Enjoy summer nights, great music, and delicious food at this intimate venue.

This year, Chris Isaak , Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, and Rebelution (with special guests: Stephen Marley, Common Kings, Zion I, and DJ Mackle) are among the season’s line-up.

  • Where you can buy tickets:
  • What you can bring: Low back chairs (lawn seating only), blankets
  • What you can’t bring: Your dog
  • How you find the venue:


Munch & Music | Drake Park

FREE concerts in the park every Thursday evening throughout the summer (July 12 – August 16). Fun for the whole family, including: local artisans, outstanding food, and free music on the stage.

  • Where you find event info:
  • What you can bring: Low back chairs (lawn seating only)
  • What you can’t bring: Your dog
  • How you find the venue:


Les Schwab Amphitheater

Ranked among the nation’s “Best Outdoor Concert Venues“, LSA is known for its mix of headline acts, scenic riverside venue, and good times.

This year brings a plethora of big name acts and diverse musical genres, including: Michael Franti, Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss, Amos Lee, Brandi Carlisle, Pixies, Portugal. The Man, Jackson Browne, The Decemberists, Ray LaMontagne with Neko Case, Jethro Tull, Slightly Stoopid, Primus and Mastodon, Steve Martin and Martin Short, Sheryl Crow, Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton, Dave Matthews Band, and The Head & The Heart with Blind Pilot. (Now THAT’S a line-up!)

  • Where you can buy tickets:
  • What you can bring: Each concert has specific restrictions, so be sure to check the event listing before attending. You can bring low back chairs to most shows, but for all shows, bring an empty or sealed water bottle or re-usable container
  • What you can’t bring: Your dog, blankets
  • How you find the venue:

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