6165 Athletic Club Dr., Bend
Don’t miss out on the Clear Summer Nights series here. These are awesome outdoor shows that will truly make your summer memorable. This year’s lineup includes Sublime, Kris Kristofferson, Shakey Graves and the John Butler Trio.
302 E Main Ave., Sisters
The Belfry is a great stop to see some live folk, rock and country music on a friendly indoor stage. There’s a good mix of local and traveling acts that come through here, making it one of Central Oregon’s live music gems.
190 NW Oregon Ave., Bend
Things get wild at The Capitol! From hosting improv shows and karaoke, to its long list of DJs and electronic shows, to its many arcade and pub games, there’s a little bit of everything going on here at this bar made for good times and good shows.
869 NW Wall St., Bend
Located in the heart of downtown Bend, this space is a perfect destination for those cool summer nights. Just up from Mirror Pond, The Commons provides a sanctuary amongst the hustle and bustle. With a mix of bigger shows outside and cozy open mics inside, the energy at these shows is something special to behold as the community gathers together for a night of pure enjoyment – and the bands that perform fit right in with that vibe.
344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend
If you’re visiting Central Oregon in the summer, there’s a good chance the Les Schwab Amphitheater—a huge outdoor venue—will be putting on a show while you’re here. Located in the heart of the Old Mill District and on the Deschutes River, with mountain views, it truly is a summer paradise. Plenty of big names stop here: Portugal The Man in 2018 and The Roots in 2019.
700 NW Bond St., Bend
Not only does McMenamins Old St. Francis School host movies throughout the year in its theatre room, but if you look down the hall from there you’ll find Father Luke’s Room, a great spot for a variety of shows. It’s a great chance to see some local acts but it also brings in a lot of unique artists from around the country. Trust me when I say you’ve never seen an old Catholic school rocking like this before.
51 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend
The Midtown Ballroom and Domino Room is a hub for sweet shows, and is the largest indoor venue in Bend. The Ballroom is the largest space, and the Domino Room is located next door, with a 21+ bar that overlooks the stage & floor. The Annex is reserved for small shows or private events. You’ll find nights of comedy, rock and the most hip-hop shows in Central Oregon here.
740 NE 1st St., Bend
Oregon Spirit Distillers provides a great patio to catch some singer/songwriters and bigger shows outside and inside, near downtown Bend. Their summer concert series is always worth checking out and this year features some country, folk and funk.
310 SW Industrial Way, Bend
This is not your typical coffee shop. A mechanic’s shop turned into a food truck, music and motorcycle haven – Moto is always having great artists on the ticket. You’ll hear some folk artists who will blow you away, some garage rockers to keep things lively and maybe even a little jazz to smooth things out from time to time. Indoor as well as outdoor shows, depending on the weather.
17600 Center Dr., Sunriver
The Summer Concert Series at Sunriver Resort is an awesome chance to get away and enjoy some great views and live outdoor music at the same time. Bring the whole family for some food, drink and catch some local acts in one of the best environments around.
13300 U.S. Hwy. 20, Sisters
There isn’t an atmosphere you can find that quite matches that of The Suttle Lodge. Located outside of Sisters in the Deschutes National Forest sits the lodge. Head through the giant doors to the lobby where you can enjoy an intimate show as you look out the windows to see Suttle Lake—or enjoy a summer show lakeside. From breathtaking folk acts to some harder indie rock, this spot is truly unique.
835 NW Wall St., Bend
The Tower Theatre offers everything from special movie nights, sought-after speakers, classical music, comedy, plays and high-energy concerts. This year alone they’ve had two notable acts from America’s Got Talent: Recycled Percussion and Puddles the clown. You can enjoy just about any type of show in their comfortable theater seating.
70 SW Century Dr., Bend
If you’re looking for the most casual yet simultaneously the most edgy venue in Bend, then you’ve gotta check out the Volcanic. You get a good mix from a lot of alternative and up-and-coming acts, varying from rock, folk to reggae and more. Relax and find a spot on one of the couches or stand up and show off your sweet moves.