Hayden Homes Amphitheater Information

Hayden Homes Amphitheater

About The Amphitheater

The Hayden Homes Amphitheater is located at 344 SW Shevlin-Hixon Dr, Bend, OR 97702. Opened in 2002 under the name of the Les Schwab Amphitheater, the venue’s mix of nature and live music means it’s now one of the most popular in Oregon.

With space for 8,000 fans, shows at the Hayden Homes Amphitheater feel lively yet intimate. Concert tickets are always in demand, with crowds coming from all over Oregon and beyond — especially at the height of summer. Traditionally, the venue’s concert season runs between Memorial Day Weekend and the fall.

The Hayden Homes Amphitheater is an outdoor venue built in the Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon. The venue was named after Les Schwab, a graduate of Bend High School who went on to become a Central Oregon businessman. When the venue opened in 2001 it held space that could accommodate 8,000 people for concerts in a comfortable and casual outdoor setting.


Geographically, the venue is known for being built on the west bank of the Deschutes River and sitting at an elevation of 3,600 feet above sea level. The venue has also been known for an estimated 27 million dollars of revenue from 125,000 visitors according to a 2015 research study on how the venue impacts Central Oregon’s economy. 75% of out of town visitors come to Bend specifically for concerts held at the venue, who stayed in hotels for an average 3.4 nights.

For many out-of-towners, the Hayden Homes Amphitheater has easily placed the humble town on the map of entertainment in the Western US.

Popular Events

The venue’s popularity and local impact have allowed it to host free tournaments most Sundays throughout the summer as well as welcoming famous artists and musicians including Phish, Coldplay, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews Band, and Bob Dylan. The venue also hosts nationally recognized events including the Bend Brewfest and has been featured as one of four finalists in Sunset Magazine’s 2016 “Best Outdoor Music Venue” awards for delighting music lovers all year round.

A mix of musical genres appears here every year. In the past, performances have included acts like:

  • Ringo Starr
  • Willie Nelson
  • Jack Johnson
  • The Roots
  • Dave Matthews Band
  • Bob Dylan
  • Brandi Carlile.

Amphitheater history

The Hayden Homes Amphitheater opened in 2002 as the Les Schwab Amphitheater, named after a local business person. Construction began in 2001 as the city aimed to make use of the riverside plot on which the venue now stands.

Straight away, it began to attract fantastic performances from world-class acts. Its reputation grew quickly, with the gorgeous natural setting adding to its appeal for concert-going fans.

In 2016, it was a finalist in national awards for best outdoor music venue. Soon after, it underwent renovations, attracting even more prominent stars to its stage. These included improved seating, better lines of sight, and up-to-date tech.

The venue gained its current name — the Hayden Homes Amphitheater — in 2021, in honor of a local home-building company.

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Ticket Policies:
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Hayden Homes Amphitheater Seating Chart:
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