Health & Safety Info for the 2021 Concert Season

Les Schwab Amphitheater Rolling Out Vaccine & Testing Requirements

Concertgoers Must Bring Proof of Full Vaccination or Proof of a Negative COVID-19 Test to All Shows

Committed to bringing concerts back in the best ways, today Les Schwab Amphitheater announced that it will be rolling out protocols for concertgoers, performers and staff at the venue.

Attendees of shows in the 2021 concert season will need to bring proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test result collected within 72 hours of the show for each show they are attending. (Note, concertgoers for the My Morning Jacket show on Oct. 3 will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test 48 hours before the show.)

The Les Schwab Amphitheater has been following public health updates closely, communicating with public officials including the Bend City Council, and using several COVID-19 safety techniques since the start of the 2021 concert season.

“Our goal has always been to bring entertainment and music to Central Oregon, but to do so safely,” Marney Smith, Director of the Les Schwab Amphitheater said. “We’re committed to finding the best way for shows to continue and we are confident this is the right move to ensure the rest of our concerts happen in a safe way, for everyone involved.”

COVID-19 safety policy for the Les Schwab Amphitheater includes the following best practices:

  • Concertgoers 12 and older at the Les Schwab Amphitheater must bring proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result they have received in the 72 hours preceding the show.
  • Adult concertgoers’ proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test result must match the name on their ID.
  • Screenshots or other digital copies of either a negative COVID-19 test result or full COVID-19 vaccination is acceptable for entry if the name on the digital proof matches the name on the concertgoer’s ID.
  • Concertgoers 11 and younger – those not eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine – can attend shows at the Les Schwab Amphitheater without proof of a negative test. Concertgoers between the ages of 5 and 11 will need to be masked at all times, regardless of social distancing, when not eating or drinking.
  • These protocols will apply to all shows on and beyond Aug. 29 until further notice.

Note, starting Friday, Sept. 17, the Les Schwab Amphitheater will be partnering with Curative, an essential health services provider, to offer COVID-19 testing available via a mobile testing van located next to the Amphitheater in the westside parking lot of the Old Mill District at no cost to concertgoers. PCR test results are delivered electronically within 24-48 hours upon receipt of the sample at the lab. Rapid antigen test results are delivered electronically within 15-30 minutes.

Additionally, all vendors and staff at the venue are fully vaccinated, and the Les Schwab Amphitheater has placed extra sanitation stations around the venue, offers free masks at the concierge tent, and is now cashless at all points of sale.

Upcoming Les Schwab Amphitheater shows requiring proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test:

  • Lake Street Dive on Sept. 17
  • NEEDTOBREATHE on Sept. 18
  • Pink Martini on Sept. 19
  • Brandi Carlile (rescheduled for Sept. 20)
  • Foreigner on Sept. 21
  • Lord Huron on Sept. 26
  • Luke Bryan on Sept. 30 & Oct. 1
  • My Morning Jacket on Oct. 3 (Proof of vaccination OR proof of a negative test within 48 hours of show.)
  • 311 on Oct. 7
  • Flogging Molly & Violent Femmes on Oct. 15
  • Jimmy Eat World & Taking Back Sunday on Oct. 16

We have paused our reusable cup program this year, but we encourage you to bring empty, reusable water bottles to fill at the free water-filtration stations located throughout the venue.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit or stop by the Ticket Mill, located at  450 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 408 (between Lush and Tumalo Art Co.). The Ticket Mill is open Monday – Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.


  1. Lord Huron

    September 26
  2. Luke Bryan

    September 30
  3. Luke Bryan

    October 1
  4. My Morning Jacket

    October 3
  5. 311

    October 7


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