Who we are and why we rock.

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Oregon's largest outdoor venue

The Hayden Homes Amphitheater is an independent, outdoor riverfront venue built in the historic Old Mill District in 2001. Nestled along the Deschutes River, there might not be a better spot in the Pacific Northwest to catch a show.​

Since our first season, we have hosted more than a million guests at concerts, craft beer festivals, graduations, races, and more. The Hayden Homes Amphitheater has become a destination for musicians and fans alike for its stunning natural beauty and intimate location right in the heart of Bend. Guests can walk or bike right to the venue from almost anywhere in town and are treated to shows highlighted by the gorgeous backdrop of the Cascade Mountains.

​Named one of “America’s coolest venues” by Travel + Leisure, the amphitheater regularly draws music’s biggest acts, including Kenny Chesney, Dave Matthews Band, The Chicks, Bob Dylan, ODESZA, John Legend, Phish, Jack Johnson, Brandi Carlile, and more. The summer concert lineup usually starts over Memorial Day Weekend and continues into the first week of October.​

The amphitheater, which hosted more than 50 shows in 2023, holds up to 8,000 concertgoers. There’s not a bad seat in the house within the HHA’s intimate riverfront venue. With free parking, a stellar lineup of Central Oregon’s top food carts, and some of Bend’s best craft beer, cocktails and wine on hand, a date at the amphitheater feels like a concert in the park with a few thousand of your best friends.

History of the amphitheater

The Hayden Homes Amphitheater, formerly known as the Les Schwab Amphitheater, was originally named in honor of Bend business icon Leslie Schwab, a friend and mentor of Old Mill District developer Bill Smith.​

In a nod to the region’s timber-influenced past, the artists’ dressing rooms are refurbished railcars from the mills, one of which is the schoolhouse where Les attended class in a Brooks-Scanlon logging camp. The four railcars were refurbished by local Mountain View High School shop students in conjunction with Keeton King Construction.

2001: Construction

The venue was constructed in 2001 and originally named the Les Schwab Amphitheater

2002: Our first season

Lyle Lovett graced the stage for the venue's first show on June 26, 2002.

2021: Renovation

The venue was renovated to improve accessibility and have the structural capacity to accommodate a wider variety of visiting artists.

2022: Record breaking year

We hosted 52 shows at the venue during 2022, setting a new record for the number of shows played in a season.

Awards & Recognitions

Discover the accolades that make Hayden Homes Amphitheater stand out.

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