Join Bend Concerts in making the Les Schwab Amphitheater a more sustainable venue

The 2016 Bend Concert Summer Season kickoff is almost here! On Friday, we’ll welcome Grammy-Award Winning Alabama Shakes on the Les Schwab Amphitheater Stage. Together we will celebrate the soulful sounds floating beneath beautiful Bend skies and across the Deschutes River. At the same time, we’ll introduce a new program that takes us another step into the direction of a brighter future.


Our Take Note Initiative offers concert goers the opportunity to reduce waste and make the amphitheater a more environmentally friendly venue. Purchase a reusable LSA Silipint filled with the beer or cider of your choice for $20. Once purchased, the pint is your coupon to receiving $1 off each additional beer and cider purchases. Even better, you can bring your pint back for use at all 2016 LSA Ticketed Concerts. Please visit the Bend Concerts website for additional specifics.

Our reusable pints program begins with beer and cider purchases. We hope to expand the Silipint and other drinkware alternative options for mixed drinks or wine in the future. The initiative also eliminates the sale of single use plastic water or soda bottles from the venue, in exchange for compostable drinkware for all beverage purchases. That’s right, we are skipping all plastic products in 2016!

Chances are, you’ll want to wet your whistle with all of the music-listening, neighbor-greeting and friend-meeting that’s bound to occur. A new water filtration system will soon be installed which will be perfect for self-fill opportunities. You can bring your own empty container, pick up a compostable cup or purchase 18oz single-wall or double-wall canteens at the concierge tent.

Our goal is to continue moving towards a zero waste event. And to achieve it, we’ve called on The Broomsmen to assist with recycling, waste management and composting at the event. With their help, leftover pizza will become our soil of the future.

All are invited to join us in making the Les Schwab Amphitheater a more sustainable venue.

Hold On. Here we go.