Central Oregon’s iconic music venue, the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, has started rolling out its star-studded 2017 summer concert line-up and it’s already filled with big-name acts set to rock the region.
The 8,000-capacity venue situated on the banks of the Deschutes River in Bend’s Old Mill District opened in 2002 and almost immediately became a must-stop for high-profile touring artists. In recent years LSA has hosted the likes of Phish, Dave Matthews Band, Death Cab for Cutie, Alabama Shakes, Ringo Starr, Weird Al and many more.
The 2017 line-up includes a diverse mix of returning and first-time acts: (Click the artist to buy tickets.)
June 11th: John Mellencamp with Jewell and Carlene Carter
June 24th: Paul Simon
June 30th: Pink Martini
July 1st: Ween
July 4th: Deftones + Rise Against
July 20th: Jack Johnson
July 21st: The Avett Brothers
July 25th: Diana Krall
August 4th: Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton
Sept. 8th: Michael Franti with Spearhead
You can buy tickets for all the shows online at BendConcerts.com or in person at the Ticket Mill, located between Anthony’s and PacSun in The Old Mill. Shows at the LSA include multiple local food vendors and local craft beer, wine and spirits. Or, you can grab a bite to eat at one of the fabulous restaurants across the river in The Old Mill. If you’re looking for the closest lodging options, the Hampton Inn is located right next to the amphitheater while the Hilton Garden Inn is on the hill that overlooks the shopping center.
In addition to the big-name acts coming this summer, LSA is also home to a free weekly concert series on Sunday afternoons in June and July. The free shows happen from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and feature family-friendly music, food vendors, bouncy houses and more. Even well-behaved pets are welcome! It’s truly a perfect way to spend a warm summer afternoon.