The 2021 concert season can’t get here soon enough. After a year with no shows, the Les Schwab Amphitheater is ready to rock and roll like never before in 2021. Five concerts have already been booked and the Amphitheater is looking to host a great lineup of shows this upcoming summer.
Here’s the current list of concerts for 2021:
Rebelution with Steel Pulse, The Green,
Keznamdi, and DJ Mackle
Thursday, August 12, 2021 | General Admission $37.50 + service fees.
Seventeen years into an effervescent career, California reggae band and touring juggernaut Rebelution remains abundantly creative. Its members are as focused and committed as they are easygoing and laid-back. “Free Rein”, the band’s sixth studio album, while still rooted in the Jamaican inspiration that Rebelution’s songs and sounds have always paid homage to, takes experimental leaps and new adventures too, welcoming old fans and new audiences alike. Ever expanding, the Rebelution phenomenon continues to spread good vibes on tour, and in the studio.
Joining Rebelution in Bend in 2021 are U.K. reggae legends Steel Pulse, who have been pioneers in the genre for more than four decades. The Green, Keznamdi and DJ Mackle round out this stellar August reggae lineup.
Primus – A Tribute To Kings + special guest Battles
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 | General Admission $50.50 in advance + service fees/ $56 day of the show + service fees.
Primus will pay homage to prog-rock legends Rush next summer with A Tribute to Kings, a cross-country tour that’s set to feature the Bay Area trio playing Rush’s classic 1977 album, “A Farewell to Kings,” in its entirety, in addition to their own music.
“A little over one year ago, Ler Lalonde and I started kicking the idea around of Primus performing a series of shows featuring an iconic Rush album from our youth,” Primus bandleader Les Claypool said last summer. “Being that ‘A Farewell to Kings’ was the first Rush record I ever heard, and that it contains my all-time favorite Rush tune, ‘Cygnus X1,”’ the choice narrowed quickly.”
“The ‘Tribute to Kings’ tour will be just as it is implied,” Claypool added, “A respectful and loving tribute to three spectacular musicians, songwriters, legends and friends.”
The experimental rock group Battles is set to open the show.
Dave Matthews Band
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 | General admission $115 + service fees.
Dave Matthews Band heads to Bend next September – the Les Schwab Amphitheater is home to the band’s only Oregon show in 2021 – as part of its 35-date summer tour. The jam band favorites released their latest studio album in 2018, “Come Tomorrow,” their seventh album to debut No. 1 on Billboard’s album chart, an industry record.
The socially conscious rockers are partnering with The Dreaming Tree Wines and DocuSign this tour in an effort to plant one million trees. Concertgoers can contribute an optional donation of $2 per ticket to go toward The Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Trees campaign, whose goal is to plant a billion trees around the world by 2025. Trees will be planted across the globe in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, China, and Africa.
Luke Bryan with Morgan Wallen and Runaway June
Thursday, September 30, 2021 + Friday, October 1, 2021 | General admission $99.75 + service fees.
Country superstar Luke Bryan is headed to Bend for two nights as part of his Proud to Be Right Here 2021 Tour. As a four-time Entertainer of the Year for the Country Music Association (twice) and the Academy of Country Music (twice), Bryan has achieved a rare place in the business, garnering the admiration of both his peers and the public. The industry voters for the Nashville-based CMA recognized him as one of the music industry’s few talents capable of filling a stadium on a regular basis. The fans, who pick the California-based ACM’s Entertainer, view him as a talented, good-natured guy who – when they see him at those stadium dates – is still one of them. Bryan rolls into Bend having recently released his seventh studio album, “Born Here, Live Here, Die Here,” in 2020.