Last summer, Live Nation, the biggest concert promoter in the country, took over operations at what is now the Hayden Homes Amphitheater in Bend. Formerly known as Les Schwab Amphitheater, Live Nation has taken booking to a whole new level for Bend concerts. This summer, Hayden Homes Amphitheater in Bend will host some of the biggest music and comedy acts in the nation, right here in our own backyard.
Bend Concerts at Hayden Homes Amphitheater
In the past, when we wrote about the upcoming concert season at the Amphitheater, it wasn’t hard to include all of the shows in one blog. This year, Live Nation is testing the limits of our bank accounts by booking a HUGE lineup in both quantity and level of success. Rather than list out the close to 50 shows you’ll have the chance to see in Bend during your summer vacation, we’re just going to highlight a few of our can’t miss picks for the summer concert season.
Sunset Lodging’s Summer Concert Picks
An Evening with Bob Dylan
This one obviously needs no introduction — it’s Bob Dylan! The important thing to know about this concert is that it’s a phone-free show, which means they will place your phone in a locked bag you always keep on you and there will be designated zones for cell phone use.
July 19 and 20
We’re big country music fans at Sunset Lodging, so we’re definitely looking forward to seeing Kenny Chesney for two nights in July!
Alanis Morrisette and Garbage
You won’t want to miss your chance to see two of the biggest female voices in alternative rock and pop music take the stage in Bend. If you owned “Jagged Little Pill” on CD or cassette, it would probably be “ironic” if you didn’t see Alanis when she’s in Bend.
Jim Gaffigan – The Fun Tour
If you love to laugh, you won’t want to miss seeing comedian Jim Gaffigan at the Hayden Homes Amphitheater. Gaffigan is one of our favorite stand up comedians, always getting us to giggle with his jokes that are on the more wholesome side than most stand ups.
August 9 and 10
We’ve been big fans of The Chicks ever since “Goodbye Earl” was stuck in our brains back in 1999. The country trio incorporates pop and rock into their country sounds for a fun evening of music and singing along at the top of your lungs.
If you haven’t heard the pop-country vocals of Maren Morris, you’ve been missing out! This time around Maren Morris will be performing solo, but she’s also a member of the country supergroup The Highwomen with Brandi Carlile and Amanda Shires.
Ziggy Marley – Tribute to His Father
Finally the show reggae fans across the world have been waiting for! Ziggy Marley pays tribute to his father, the incredible Bob Marley, on this tour. That means the odds are good that you’ll be able to groove to a Marley singing “Three Little Birds” in person!
Nine Inch Nails
It definitely feels like the ‘90s are having a comeback with the lineup at Hayden Homes Amphitheater this year, in a very good way! Industrial rock lovers will rejoice at the chance to see pioneering band Nine Inch Nails along the Deschutes River in September.
Electronic music lovers, now is your chance! Catch Odesza touring behind their fourth album “The Last Goodbye.” You’ll want to get there early to catch openers Sylvan Esso (we know you have “Coffee” on a chill coffeehouse playlist somewhere), Elderbrook and Nasaya.
This is only a small fraction of the Bend concerts that will be happening at Hayden Homes Amphitheater this summer! Visit Bendconcerts.com for the full lineup, purchase tickets and plan to see your favorite band when vacationing in Central Oregon this summer!
Book Your Summer Concert Lodging in Sunriver
Whether seeing Darius Rucker live is the primary reason for your trip to Central Oregon, or just an added bonus, you’ll find a variety of great vacation rentals nearby in Sunriver. Make the most of your concert vacation experience by filling the day time with hikes, sunbathing at SHARC and quality time spent with friends and family. If you need help finding the perfect vacation rental in Sunriver, we can help! Our reservations staff is trained to help you reserve the homes that work best for your specific needs.
What concerts will you be attending at Hayden Homes Amphitheater in Bend this summer? We can’t wait to join other music lovers at the Amphitheater soon!