Bend Summer Concerts at the Les Schwab Amphitheater

Wilco

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and Speedy Ortiz

Saturday, August 8. Tickets on sale now. See our parking map.

Free download for a limited time of new album Star Wars.

Wilco have evolved from a country-rock band into an eclectic indie-rock collective that touches on many eras and genres in their music: ‘70s rock, country and folk. As a result, no two Wilco albums sound the same, much to the delight of a fans who embrace the band’s musical adventurism. Led by frontman Jeff Tweedy.

Jeff Tweedy is still trying to break your heart, and he tears it asunder with hushed brevity on Sunloathe, Black Moon and Open Mind, even as he continues his quest for self-exorcism Born Alone. Wilco was nominated for Best Rock Album in 2012 for The Whole Love.

 


 

Michael Franti & Spearhead

and Nattali Rize

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Sunday, August 23. Tickets on sale now. See our parking map.

In 2005, Franti made the film I Know I'm Not Alone about his travels through Iraq, Palestine and Israel." I made a commitment to myself years ago that I wouldn't just read about what was happening in the world," he says. "I needed to go and experience it."

It was on these trips that Franti realized people don't necessarily want to hear songs that bluntly address the ills of the world but rather songs that will offer them some escape from their difficulties." I wouldn't want to live in a society where anger is a force that gets things done," Franti says.

"I'd rather go play music in a school, prison or war zone. Those are the ways I choose to affect change." The same week his 2009 smash Say Hey (I Love You) broke and Franti's appendix ruptured and put him in the hospital close to death.

frantiposter2015.jpg It was another moment that changed his perspective on songwriting, leading to the triumphant tone of All People. "I want to make music that is timeless," Franti says. "At this point in my life when I turn on the radio and hear my song it means a lot to me. When I was a kid I would go on these long drives with my family and I still remember the songs we would listen to in the car. It means I'm part of somebody's life passages. As an artist, I cherish those moments."

Nattali Rize is known around the world for her work fronting epic roots band Blue King Brown.The ever evolving and dynamic front woman now leads out fresh as a solo artist, with a heavy Reggae influence she describes her universal sound as World Beat. Lyrical. New Era. Whether it be performing solo, unplugged, accapella or fronting an electric band, she is known for her high energy live performances. This highly anticipated new solo project dives into the next evolution of this multi-dimensional Heartist… Her new international band is a Jamaican, Pacific, global Mash up of raw energy, vibe & new talent that has been recruiting loyal souldiers and rocking dance halls and dance floors since it's burst onto the scene in June.


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Weird Al Yankovic: The Mandatory World Tour

Friday, September 4. Tickets on sale now. See our parking map.

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. See our parking map.

OMD website_Concert cubes_1.5 x 2.23_1a-19.pngBen 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 Bend and Hilton Garden Inn Bend. 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

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.

 

Food Vendors for 2015

Cuppa Yo, The Pizza Cart, Bruneau’s South Philly Cuisine, Island Noodles, Barrio, Broken Top BBQ, Parilla Satellite, Famous Kettle Korn, Dimitri's and Jumbo Tamales.

 

 

 
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