Is Dave Matthews playing in Bend this summer?

Friday, January 10th, 2014, 2:44 pm by Ben Salmon

In early December, the Facebook profile for Bend’s Les Schwab Amphitheater posted this:

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Today, someone sent me a fan-made graphic that is apparently making the rounds on message boards and social media and is purported to show the Dave Matthews Band’s 2014 summer tour dates. (Visit the source,, to read about where these dates were “culled,” as well as some tweets on the topic by DMB violinist Boyd Tinsley.)

Note August 26.


August 26 is not exactly “the 4th weekend of August,” but it’s pretty darn close, and — if these two things are connected — it’s possible Matthews’ camp was discussing a range of days with the Schwab. Also, I have to believe that the number of artists big enough to convince the Schwab to reschedule the Bend Brewfest is fairly small. However, Dave Matthews qualifies as “big enough,” in my opinion.

Anyway, I asked Marney Smith, the manager of Les Schwab Amphitheater, about this and she couldn’t confirm anything, but said the venue and the company that books it, Portland-based Monqui Presents, is “working hard on the 2014 concert season.”

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4 Responses to “Is Dave Matthews playing in Bend this summer?”

  1. Kevin D says:

    This would be so great! I saw them in 1998 at the polo ground in Syracuse New York! Haven’t been able to make it to the gorge yet!

  2. dmb fan says:

    boyd hasn’t even looked at the dates and these are only rumors but hope you guys get your show!

  3. Heather Anne Chapman says:

    Yes,! I’m there with all my family…. ;-) Have lived here 27 years …. It’s so awesome.

  4. mke says:

    DMB posted thier schedule yesterday. It’s true

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