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Les Schwab Amphitheater Institutes New Sustainable Initiative for All Concerts
New “Take Note Initiative” reduces waste for events held in venue and is “Music to Our Environment”

Les Schwab Amphitheater is launching its new “Take Note Initiative”. The new sustainability initiative is designed to reduce waste and make the amphitheater a more environmentally friendly venue.

Take Note Initiative elements include:
  • Reusable pint program: Patrons may purchase reusable Les Schwab Amphitheater Silipints for $20 filled with beer or cider. Those who wish to refill their Silipint with additional beer or cider will receive $1 off their purchase price. These pints are meant to be brought back and used all season long at the venue’s 2016 ticketed concerts.
  • Compostable cups: Beer and cider, along with wine and mixed drinks, will also be available for purchase in compostable cups. No outside cups or pints can be used for purchased beer or cider, though they may be brought for drinking water. Wine and mixed drinks will be sold in compostable cups, though the intention of the venue is to expand the program with smaller Silipint sizes down the road, to include these beverages. In addition, all food vendors will use 100% compostable cups, plates and utensils.
  • No plastic bottles: No single-use plastic bottles will be available for purchase during any concert, although patrons can use reusable cups and bottles to fill with water from drinking fountains and hydration stations. Visitors can bring their own empty water bottles, cups or pints or stop by the concierge tent to purchase single or double-walled canteens or pick up a free compostable cup.
  • Waste disposal program: Recycling, waste management and composting will be provided by The Broomsmen, a local group that is committed to promoting zero waste events throughout the Central Oregon community.

A complete list of upcoming concerts at Les Schwab Amphitheater can be found at

Brent Nathan is leanin', cleanin', and never meanin'...unless you litter. - LES SCHWAB AMPHITHEATER
  • Les Schwab Amphitheater
  • Brent Nathan is leanin', cleanin', and never meanin'...unless you litter.

About the Les Schwab Amphitheater
Celebrating 15 years of providing Central Oregon with a beautiful outdoor riverfront venue for concerts, festivals, sporting events and more, the Les Schwab Amphitheater is Bend, Oregon’s premier music venue. Opened in the historic Old Mill District in 2002, the Amphitheater was named in honor of a remarkable Central Oregonian, Leslie Schwab. The venue accommodates approximately 8,000 patrons for some of the biggest names in entertainment, the Bend Brewfest in August, plus free concerts by local and national performers in the Bend Memorial Clinic Free Summer Sunday Concert Series.

About the Old Mill District

One of the Pacific Northwest’s most distinctive and dynamic mixed-use developments, the Old Mill District is located on 270 acres that formerly housed one of the largest sawmill operations in the world. The rich history of the land is coupled with spectacular mountain views, scenic river vistas and an extensive trail system to enjoy the outdoors. More than 55 local, regional and national retailers and businesses call the Old Mill District home. The Old Mill District – Bend’s most unique shopping, dining, living, and entertainment experience.

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