Hayden Homes Amphitheater

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Holidays have become a staple in the US, with the average American employee taking 11 vacation days yearly. Given how precious these off days are, you want to maximize them by picking the ideal destination where you can unwind. The city of Bend in central Oregon is a fine blend of impeccable beauty and amazing outdoor adventures that offers vacationers a memorable holiday experience. If you’re a music festival enthusiast the Hayden Homes Amphitheater in Bend is the state’s biggest outdoor music venue. Here’s more on this Beaver State gem.

Hayden Homes Amphitheater In Bend

Erected in 2001, the Hayden Homes Amphitheater lies along the famous Deschutes River, offering an impeccable backdrop for showgoers. The venue’s first season kicked off in 2002 and has since hosted over a million events, ranging from music concerts, races, graduations, and craft beer festivals. Fans flock to the amphitheater yearly to experience the shows and be part of the bustling entertainment scene. In 2022, Hayden Homes Amphitheater hosted over 50 shows drawing plenty of musicians and fans alike. With an 8,000-seat capacity, there’s plenty of room to hold big crowds while offering each fan an excellent view. Parking is free, and there’s an impressive array of food carts and craft beer to keep up with your appetite.


What’s Allowed?

Every concert venue has its list of what’s permitted and what isn’t, and it’s the same with Hayden Homes Amphitheater. For most of the concerts, you can bring a 16-inch by 16-inch seat cushion, a 30-inch by 60-inch beach towel, a reusable water bottle, binoculars, clear vinyl stadium bags measuring no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches, a personal camera without detachable lenses, personal ponchos and umbrellas, and a child-carrier if you plan on bringing your toddler. The restricted items include drones, outside food and beverages, cigarettes (including E-cigars), outside chairs and blankets, laser pointers, fireworks, professional cameras and GoPros, aero-loungers, selfie sticks, strollers, and weapons. Since the Hayden Homes Amphitheater lies along the Deschutes River, organizers restrict any kind of potential polluters, including balloons, confetti, frisbees, flags, silly string, and hula hoops to help keep the river plastic-free.


Experience Annual Events

Hayden Homes Amphitheater always has tons of shows lined up. The amphitheater hosted its first show in the summer of 2002 with a performance by Lyle Lovett. Later year, concerts by Chris Isaak and John Hiatt rounded up the venue’s first season. As the amphitheater’s accolades grew, so did the number of annual concerts, with 2022 hosting 52 shows. Big names like John Legend, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, The Chicks, and Alanis Morissette have graced the Hayden Homes stage. 2023 already has an impressive lineup, with performances from The Lumineers, James Bay, GooGoo Dolls, Dave Matthews Band, Lindsey Stirling, and 3 Doors Down expected to hit the stage.


Get Season Tickets for Extra Perks

Season ticket holders get a unique premier concert experience. With the season ticket package, you enjoy the shows atop the two-story Deschutes Deck for an elevated view of the on-stage action. Additionally, you’ll also have access to a private cabana area with a sitting area furnished with comfortable seats where you can relax between shows. Other amenities you can look forward to include VIP parking, a private entrance, and in-seat food and drinks from the best seats. Season tickets are great if you want a more secluded group experience with your friends.


Go for an After-Concert Excursion

Hayden Homes Amphitheater lies at the heart of Bend, giving you ample access to various amenities. After the performances, feel free to look around the city. There are over 20 restaurants in the Bend area where you can grab a bite, including Victorian Cafe, Anthony’s, Parilla Grill, McKay Cottage Restaurant, and The Brickhouse Restaurant. For dessert, Bonta Gelato offers tasty hand-crafted gelato that is a must-try. If you’re looking for bowling action, Lava Lanes offers bowling leagues where you can go up against family and friends or other players who match your skill level. You can rent a lane and enjoy uninterrupted bowling time or try cosmic bowling for unlimited bowling. Apart from bowling, Lava Lanes also offers Karaoke nights on Fridays and Saturdays from 8 PM to midnight. If you’re with your kids, Lava Lanes has an arcade where you and your little ones can enjoy over 30 games.


Book Your Bend Vacation Rental Today

Bend offers vacationers the ultimate getaway experience. There’s so much to do and see that one holiday may not be enough. As you plan your next vacation to Bend, it’s vital to book quality accommodation that matches your needs. At Bend Vacation Rentals, we offer well-stocked homes of varying sizes, from one-bedroom to five-bedroom options that accommodate four to ten guests. Contact us today and book your preferred rental from our impressive collection of homes.

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