Totally Tubular Times Still Ahead at Hayden Homes Amphitheater in Bend, Oregon.

September may signal the end to summer, but the excitement doesn’t stop, especially at Hayden Homes Amphitheater. Eighties sensation Rick Springfield, entertainer, performer and creator of some of the finest power-pop, is set to sing hits “I’ve Done Everything For You,” “Jessie’s Girl,” “Affair of the Heart,” and others Thursday, Sept. 7 when his I Want My ’80s Tour stops in town with very special guests The Hooters and Tommy Tutone. Want more action? Make it along weekend and enjoy all the area has to offer with our insider tips below:

Rick Springfield at Hayden Homes Amphitheater Sept. 7, 2023

Out on the Town:

Lady Bird Cultural Society –  one of the many ways to elevate and revamp your dining experience in Bend. Cozy up in the posh, Chinoiserie cocktail lounge for eclectic cocktails, shareable appetizers and wonderful conversation.

Dear Irene  – the newest creation from Chef Jonny Becklund. He designed the space in a way that elicits a magnetic energy drawing folks back to explore the ever-changing innovative offerings, inspired by the highest quality seasonal Northwest bounty.

Latino Fest – Central Oregon’s most important Latin American heritage celebration. Latino Fest features a variety of music, cultural booths, ethnic eats and massive amounts of fun for all ages in Madras at Sahalee Park September 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. .

Silver Moon Brewing – one of Bend’s original breweries is more than just a pub. This year they also won Source Weekly’s Best Open Mic, Best Locals Day, and Runner Up for Best Indoor Music Venue. Loads of suds and fun to be enjoyed here.

Lady Bird Cultural Society in the Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon

Lady Bird Cultural Society Photo: Gwen Shoemaker

Out on the Trail:

Riley Ranch Nature Reserve – 184 acre relatively untouched space offering open meadows, juniper and pine forests, lava flows, cliffs and 35 acres of canyon floor along the Deschutes River. There is a 1.5 mile soft surface trail above the canyon as well as 1.25 miles of rugged trail along The Canyon Loop.

Tumalo State Park – embark on a familiar trail experience in a new format with  Wild Land Guiding Co. Yoga, Hike and Brew. Their tours take you along the river and through the park by way of a grounding yoga class followed by a guided hike with bits of history and Central Oregon culture, all tied together with a refreshing brew or kombucha at the finish.

Smith Rock State Park – the awe-inspiring geological formation 30 miles north of Bend is a must-see on the Bend Bucket List. The 650 acre park is home to wildlife, geology, welded tuff rock faces, lore and so much more.

Smith Rock State Park in Terrebone, Oregon

Smith Rock State Park

Out for the Night:

Hampton Inn & Suites – comfortable accommodations mere walking distance from retail therapy, wine tasting and art gazing in the Old Mill District, or the main gate of the Hayden Homes Amphitheater. Take advantage of the trail along the Deschutes River right out the front door, or spend the day soaking in the whirlpool.

Residence Inn by Marriott – an upscale extended-stay hotel in the Old Mill District. There’s a variety of floor-plan options: studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units, all with kitchenettes. Guests can enjoy a beautiful bar and breakfast area, beautiful views of the Cascade mountains, and are less than a five-minute walk from the amphitheater.

Campfire Hotel – the perfect home base for epic outdoor Oregon adventures. This 100-room boutique hotel motor lodge provides edgy, affordable, and fun accommodations while keeping community, design, and value at the forefront.

Hampton Inn & Suites in the Old Mill District in Bend, OR

Hampton Inn & Suites in the Old Mill District Photo: Miguel Edwards

Check out the full Hayden Homes Amphitheater lineup here, and find more ideas on how to rock the perfect trip to Bend at

This campaign is supported in part by a grant from the Bend Cultural Tourism Fund, a Visit Bend Project.