Bend Summer Concerts at the Les Schwab Amphitheater

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The Decemberists and Spoon

and The Districts

Friday, May 22. Tickets on sale now.

The Decemberists
What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World is the seventh studio album from The Decemberists, released in early 2015—featuring songs Make You Better and The Wrong Year.

The Decemberists describe the new album as the band’s “most varied and dynamic work, both musically and emotionally.” Frontman Colin Meloy says much of the album explores far more personal, introspective topics than previous Decemberists records as “having a family, having kids, having this career, getting older — all of these things have made me look more inward.”

The Decemberists 2011 album The King is Dead produced a Grammy nomination for Down by the Water in the Best Rock Song category.

spoon.jpg“Spoon have spent the past two decades proving that minimalism doesn't need to mean thinking small. Throughout their eight albums, the Austin band has stuck with a bedrock sound built on chugging guitar, crisp hooks and frontman Britt Daniel's wryly incisive vocals.” Jon Dolan, Rolling Stone

Spoon's eighth album is an immediate grabber on par with the group's best work to date. It's also the first time Spoon have worked extensively with big-name producers who've helped create a rich, luminous sound for their songs. Take a listen to Do You and Inside Out off the They Want My Soul album released in 2014.



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Ryan Adams with special guest Jenny Lewis

Saturday, May 23. Tickets on sale now.

Ryan Adams' self-titled new album was released in September 2014 on PAX-AM records. Produced by Adams himself the new record is the North Carolina -born singer/songwriters first full length since 2011's acclaimed Ashes & Fire.

Ryan Adams is a multiple-Grammy-nominated singer songwriter whose critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums both as a solo artist and with the Cardinals have included Heartbreaker (2000), Gold (2001), Love Is Hell (2004), Cold Roses (2005) and Easy Tiger (2007) which TIME magazine hailed as "a career breakthrough."



Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters

and JD McPherson

Monday, May 25. Tickets go on sale now.

Robert_Plant_approved_photo-extralarge_1402506022595 (Mobile).jpgRobert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters will hit the road in support of their latest lullaby and….The Ceaseless Roar. Each ticket will include a copy of the group’s latest album.* With a career spanning more than 40 years and possessing a powerful wide vocal range, Robert Plant is regarded as one of the greatest singers in the history of popular music. In 2011, readers of Rolling Stone placed Plant in first place of the magazine's list of the best lead singers of all time. Robert Plant is best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin and a successful solo career.

"It’s really a celebratory record, powerful, gritty, African, Trance meets Zep," Plant says. "The whole impetus of my life as a singer has to be driven by a good brotherhood. I am very lucky to work with The Sensational Space Shifters. They come from exciting areas of contemporary music...I have been around awhile and I ask myself, do I have anything to say? Is there a song still inside me? In my heart? I see life and what’s happening to me. Along the trail there are expectations, disappointments, happiness, questions and strong relationships," Plant explains, "... and now I’m able to express my feelings through melody, power and trance; together in a kaleidoscope of sound, color, and friendship."

*Every ticket purchased online or at the Ticket Mill for Robert Plant, will receive a CD of his new album lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar. Ticket purchasers will receive instructions via email on how to redeem their album within 10-14 business days after your order. Ticket buyers will be emailed a link and code to redeem the download and enter their shipping address for the CD.

JD McPherson is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He is known for a retro sound rooted in the rock and roll, rhythm and blues and rockabilly music of the 1950s.

With an unaffected take on vital American music and a voice that channels the spirit of Little Richard and James Brown - JD McPherson  present traditional Rhythm & Blues and Rock N’ Roll with fresh, exciting songwriting. On Signs & Signifiers, McPherson’s  debut album he meshes the old and the new, the primal and the sophisticated, on a work that will satisfy traditional American rock ’n’ roll and R&B purists while also exhibiting McPherson’s rarefied gift for mixing and matching disparate stylistic shapes and textures.



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The Doobie Brothers

and Pat Simmons Jr.

Tuesday, June 16. Tickets on sale now.

The Doobie Brothers roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven style includes their No. 1 singles Black Water (1974) andWhat a Fool Believes (1979) Jesus Is Just All Right, Rockin’ Down the Highway, Long Train Runnin, China Grove, Take Me In Your Arms, Minute by Minute and many more great hits over the years.

In 2011, the band began a new chapter of their career when they filmed a CMT Crossroads special with country superstar Luke Bryan, and appeared for the first time ever on the Grand Ole Opry. That story continues with the release of their new album Southbound (2014) and their appearance on the 2014 CMA awards, where they performed Listen To the Music and Takin it to the Streets with long-time band member, Michael McDonald.

"Southbound mixes the reverence of a tribute album with the back-and-forth collaboration of a duets record, as the Doobies share vocals and trade instrumental duties on 12 new recordings of their own hits. "Country has changed since the days of Hank Williams," Johnston tells Rolling Stone Country. "It's taken on a rock tinge.”

Pat Simmons Jr. is a multi-instrumentalist from Maui, whose music is a teapot of activism and simple teachings; invoking Aloha spirit, awareness and peace. Pat uses his music to express his messages about living in balance with the environment and creating peace and love in this life. Pat plays many different musical instruments, including Djembe, Didgeridoo, wooden and steel flute, but mostly plays guitar, and the very first instrument he learned to play, the Ukuele. He has had the unique experience of growing up on tour with his father's band The Doobie Brothers.



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Willie Nelson & Family and Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas

Thursday, June 25. Tickets on sale now.

Willie Nelson is recognized worldwide as an American troubadour and icon, transcended musical genres, and has remained relevant through five decades through his music, acting and social causes. At 81 years young, the Texas outlaw country legend Willie Nelson continues to play great music. The Family band included his sister, Bobbie Nelson, on the piano; drummer Paul English; harmonicist Mickey Raphael; Billy English also on drums and Kevin Smith lead bassist.

Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas The players—Jerry Douglas (Dobro, lap steel, vocals), Dan Tyminski (guitar, mandolin, lead vocal), Ron Block (banjo, guitar) and Barry Bales (bass, vocals), with Krauss on lead vocal and fiddle—are five distinct personalities who come together to form something truly unique as a band. Each bandmate has his own bustling career, but when these singular musicians come together, they’re an airtight unit devoted to the process of making music together. Indeed, their connection is so close and deep that they’ve come to think of each other as family.




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Death Cab for Cutie with special guest Built to Spill

Thursday, July 9. Tickets on sale now.

Death Cab For Cutie has announced details of its new studio album. Entitled Kintsugi, the band’s eighth LP (and first since 2011’s Codes and Keys) will arrive in late March 2015.

The album’s title references a “Japanese style of art where they take fractured, broken ceramics and put them back together with very obvious, real gold,” explains DCFC bassist Nick Harmer. “It’s making the repair of an object a visual part of its history.” If you’re wondering, yes, all this is a reference to the recent departure of founding member and producer Chris Walla.

Adds frontman Ben Gibbard, “This is an opportunity for the band to become something it could only become by losing a founding member. It’s our goal to make records that rank amongst the best work we’ve ever done. I completely respect and understand why people love Transatlanticism or We Have the Facts… or Narrow Stairs. And I would hope that as we move forward, people listen with as little prejudice as they can and try to hear the music for what it is and not what they want it to be.”

Built To Spill are gearing up to release their eighth studio album this spring. Warner Bros. confirm to Stereogum that the new album will be titled Untethered Moon, and it will be out in April 2015. This is the band’s first album since 2009’s There Is No Enemy.



Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

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A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Lovett has been touring in support of Release Me since its release in February 2012.

Release Me is quintessential Lyle, mixing a smart collection of originals and songs written by some of his favorite songwriters that show the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents and the diversity of his influences.



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Two nights with Phish!

Tuesday-Wednesday, July 21-22.

Tickets on sale April 2.







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Weird Al Yankovic

Friday, September 4. Tickets on sale now.

Mandatory Fun recently won a Grammy in the category of Best Comedy Album!  The album features parodies of some of the biggest hits of the past year, including Pharrell Williams’ Happy (Tacky), Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines (Word Crimes), Lorde’s Royals (Foil), Iggy Azalea’s Fancy (Handy) and Imagine Dragons’ Radioactive (Inactive).

Mandatory Fun made chart history which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 200 album chart. It’s the first time that Al has ever had a #1 album – in fact, it’s the first time a comedy album has topped the Billboard chart in over 50 years (and the first time a comedy album has debuted at #1 in history!)



Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

Sunday, September 6. Tickets on sale now.

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Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals are reuniting for their first tour in seven years. "The Innocent Criminals are a family," Harper said of the band's return to touring. "We've remained very close over the years and it seemed like we couldn't wait another minute. We've all come full circle in our own ways and it is time we pick up where we left off. It's creatively time for us to do this.”

The Innocent Criminals – percussionist Leon Mobley, bassist Juan Nelson, drummer Oliver Charles, keyboardist Jason Yates and guitarist Michael Ward. Founding members Mobley, Nelson and Charles have been integral parts of Harper’s sound for more than 20 years, first playing gigs at the tiny Mint nightclub in Los Angeles and supporting Harper’s 1994 debut, Welcome to the Cruel World. Yates and Ward became ICs a decade later and helped expand and refine the band’s sound.

 “The new music we’re writing honors the old IC sound, but is light ages ahead of where we were back then,” explained Harper. “I can’t wait for fans to hear it and give us that stamp of approval that only Innocent Criminal fans can give.”



Hotels in the Old Mill District

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Walk to and from a Les Schwab Amphitheater concert this summer! Stay at one of our two hotels in the Old Mill District the Hampton Inn & Suites and Hilton Garden Inn. Check out our local Tourism Guides to plan your trip to Bend.




Bend Summer Concerts


Local's Deal

The first 300 General Admission tickets for select concerts bought with cash at the Ticket Mill pay a flat $5 service fee. (Please note service charge varies depending upon method of purchase.) Not available for all shows.


Tickets for all Les Schwab Amphitheater shows are available for purchase at the Ticket Mill and at Les Schwab Amphitheater. (The Ticket Mill is located next to Anthony's in the Old Mill District.)

Thank You to our 2015 Bend Summer Concerts Sponsors

Thank You to our Bend Summer Concerts Sponsors

Bud Light, Hayden Homes, BigFoot Beverages,  BendBroadband, Naked Winery, Bendistillery, The Source, The Bulletin, Mt. Bachelor Village and Old Mill District.