Les Schwab Amphitheater Institutes New Sustainable Initiative for All Concerts
New “Take Note Initiative” reduces waste for events held in venue and is “Music to Our Environment”

The Les Schwab Amphitheater’s Take Note Initiative is a sustainability initiative designed to reduce waste and make the amphitheater a more environmentally friendly venue. Take Note Initiative elements include a reusable pint program, compostable cups, no single-use plastic bottles for sale and a water filtration station. Recycling, waste management and composting provided by The Broomsmen at each concert.

Thanks to our sustainability initiatives the amphitheater successfully cut the total waste in half. Fifty percent of the total waste from the 2016 concert season was successfully diverted from a landfill. At the amphitheater, single use plastic water bottles and plastic drink cups are a thing of the past.

Join us for our second year of making the Les Schwab Amphitheater a community model of sustainability. All our beverage cups, plates and utensils used by food vendors are 100% certified compostable.

Bring your own re-usable canteen or water bottle to re-fill at our free water station. Water canteens are also available for purchase. Look for our colorful water filtration system and additional drinking fountains throughout the venue.

Purchase a reusable limited edition LSA Silipints for beer, cider, wine or cocktails of your choice for $20. Your first beverage is included in this price. Get $1 off each additional drink purchase. We are honoring all 2016 Silipints for the 2017 concerts season. LSA Silipints are available at the concierge tent and the bar at each concert. New this year, the program includes wine and cocktails in the new Silipint Base cup.

In 2014, Jack Johnson’s movement helped launch a sustainability program which has inspired venues across the country to follow suit, including the Les Schwab Amphitheater’s Take Note Initiative.

About the Les Schwab Amphitheater

Celebrating 15 years of providing Central Oregon with a beautiful outdoor riverfront venue for concerts, festivals, sporting events and more, the Les Schwab Amphitheater is Bend, Oregon’s premier music venue. Opened in the historic Old Mill District in 2002, the Amphitheater was named in honor of a remarkable Central Oregonian, Leslie Schwab. The venue accommodates approximately 8,000 patrons for some of the biggest names in entertainment, the Bend Brewfest in August, plus free concerts by local and national performers in the Bend Memorial Clinic Free Summer Sunday Concert Series.


About the Old Mill District
One of the Pacific Northwest’s most distinctive and dynamic mixed-use developments, the Old Mill District is located on 270 acres that formerly housed one of the largest sawmill operations in the world. The rich history of the land is coupled with spectacular mountain views, scenic river vistas and an extensive trail system to enjoy the outdoors. More than 55 local, regional and national retailers and businesses call the Old Mill District home. The Old Mill District – Bend’s most unique shopping, dining, living, and entertainment experience.