America's Coolest Music Venues

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Brad Reynolds

Fine-tune your concert experience by sampling one of these cool outdoor arenas or intimate clubs.

Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend, OR

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On the banks of the Deschutes River in Bend’s Old Mill District, Les Schwab offers concertgoers scenic water views from picnic blankets on a grassy knoll. Those paddleboarding or kayaking during concerts can even pause for a listen. The 2014 lineup includes The National, Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson, and Steely Dan; Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, and Norah Jones have played previously. There are also free concerts by local and national performers as part of the annual Bend Memorial Clinic Free Summer Sunday Concert Series, and Bend Brewfest sets up here every August. The artist dressing rooms are in the schoolhouse where Les Schwab (founder of Les Schwab Tires) once attended class. bendconcerts.com

America's Coolest Music Venues

Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend, OR

On the banks of the Deschutes River in Bend’s Old Mill District, Les Schwab offers concertgoers scenic water views from picnic blankets on a grassy knoll. Those paddleboarding or kayaking during concerts can even pause for a listen. The 2014 lineup includes The National, Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson, and Steely Dan; Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, and Norah Jones have played previously. There are also free concerts by local and national performers as part of the annual Bend Memorial Clinic Free Summer Sunday Concert Series, and Bend Brewfest sets up here every August. The artist dressing rooms are in the schoolhouse where Les Schwab (founder of Les Schwab Tires) once attended class. bendconcerts.com

Brad Reynolds
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