We already know that Death Cab for Cutie is kicking off the 2011 Bend Summer Concerts series at Les Schwab Amphitheater, and over the weekend, word came from Marney Smith, the amphitheater’s manager, of two more dates:
May 29 — The Decemberists, Rodrigo y Gabriela (and possibly another support act to be announced)
July 2 — Ween
I believe more details, such as ticket prices, on-sale dates, etc., are coming later today, and I’ll add them here when I get them. You can also keep up with the info at the amphitheater’s website.
The Decemberists show means two of Memorial Day weekend’s three nights are officially booked, leaving only Saturday night to fill (if it can be filled at all). Given that all the Memorial Day acts so far have been bands traveling to or from the Sasquatch music festival in Washington, and considering (1) which Sasquatch bands can headline the Schwab and which can’t, and (2) who’s playing what night up there at the fest, I think we can narrow Saturday’s potential headliners down to: The Flaming Lips, Wilco, Modest Mouse and Foo Fighters.