New VIP Food Truck, Premium Features at Bend Concerts

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By Nancy Patterson

If you prefer sofas over lounge chairs and dedicated seats over general admission, then the VIP experience at Hayden Homes Amphitheater is for you. Each premium concert ticket includes a dedicated seat on the Deschutes Deck or private ten-person cabana, along with plenty of space to lounge.

With a private bar, VIP food servers, and newly installed big screens on the stage, there’s no better place to enjoy Bend concert tunes than premium seating. Here, we’ll explore the perks of VIP concert tickets at Hayden Homes Amphitheater!

Hayden Homes Amphitheater VIP Seating

Fans of the summertime Bend concert series, you are in for a treat. This year, Hayden Homes Amphitheater upgraded its VIP and premium concert experiences. In 2021, the amphitheater added two VIP options for concertgoers: the Deschutes Deck and Private Cabanas.

Now, in 2024, Live Nation and Hayden Homes Amphitheater have added some additional perks to the VIP and premium experiences, including new food menus and more drink options.

Before heading to a Bend concert, it’s crucial to understand how the venue works. Start by visiting our guide to Hayden Homes Amphitheater, including their Take Note initiative, which focuses on sustainability.

woman sits in the vip area of bend concerts at hayden homes amphitheater

Premium Concert Experience

When you arrive at Hayden Homes Amphitheater, you can skip the general admission lines and head straight to the VIP/ADA entrance, accessible from the VIP parking lot. From there, you’ll show your ticket once to the VIP deck or cabana agent, who will provide you with a designated wristband.

Then, find your seats or get settled on one of the comfy chairs and sofas, and enjoy the experience! VIP ticket holders can access all of the general admission areas and amenities, including nearby food carts and drink stands.

However, there is a lounge menu from which you can order. In-seat service means no waiting in line, and everything is on one tab. Plus, the Private Cabanas and Deschutes Deck offer additional food and drink options exclusive to VIP ticket holders.

two people cheers their cocktails on the deck of a concert venue

Hayden Homes Amphitheater VIP Concert Tickets

As a premium ticket holder, you’ll get access to more than just cushy seating and VIP entry. The Hayden Homes Amphitheater VIP concert ticket perks include access to the following:

  • Exclusive food menus from a dedicated food truck
  • Specialty cocktails from a private lounge-area bar
  • Spirits, beer, cider, and seltzers 
  • Wines by the bottle chilled table-side
  • Various wines by the glass, including bubbles!
  • Dedicated restrooms
  • In-seat food and drink service
  • VIP parking pass

Deschutes Deck

Take your summer nights at Hayden Homes Amphitheater to the next level—literally! The Deschutes Deck, otherwise known as the VIP Deck, offers an elevated concert experience. With two levels of box seats, the Deschutes Deck allows concertgoers to relax and enjoy the show from above.

The Deschutes Deck, aka the party deck, is one of the hottest spots to be during a concert. On this double-tiered deck, you’ll find plenty of comfy outdoor sofas and chairs, pub tables, a standing area, a private bar, and dedicated seating. However, you probably won’t spend too much time in your chair—the Deschutes Deck is great for mingling and dancing!

Private Cabanas

For a more intimate yet similarly exclusive concert experience, the Private Cabanas are the way to go. Situated along the lawn area, the covered outdoor cabanas allow groups of ten to gather in their own cabana suite.

VIP Food Truck

This year, the Bend Concerts introduced a new and exclusive food truck, Sound Bites. Available only to VIP ticketholders, Sound Bites offers elevated snacks, plates, and desserts delivered straight to your seat.

Food Menu

On the Sound Bites menu, choose from a range of savory plates, including honey mustard popcorn chicken, Birria short rib grilled cheese, and loaded hushpuppies with corn salad. Lighter fare includes grazing boards and chopped wedge salad.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with treats like sweet plantains in hot fudge and various warm, fresh-baked cookies.

VIP Cocktails

With virtually no wait times, you can start enjoying a premium cocktail upon arrival. Start with a refreshing Aperol Spritz or Spicy Passion—a tropical passionfruit margarita with a kick! Looking for the margarita line-up? Check out options like the Smoke Show with mezcal or a Pineapple Margarita with orange liquor and Mi Campo tequila.

Skip the long lines with the VIP bar.

If you prefer wine or bubbly, jump straight to the ‘wine’ page on the menu for a wide variety of pours. Celebrate your night out with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Champagne, chilled at your table. Or, go for a bottle of Oregon’s Lingua Franca Pinot Noir to sip as you soak up the tunes.

How to Get VIP Tickets at Hayden Homes Amphitheater

Now, it’s time to start planning your Bend concert VIP experience! Premium ticket sales are available through Live Nation. Get your VIP tickets at Hayden Homes Amphitheater by contacting local Northwest Premium Sales for Live Nation.

Want more food and drink at the Bend concerts? Check out our extensive guide to eating and drinking at Hayden Homes Amphitheater, including all food trucks for the Bend concerts 2024.

See the full line-up of concerts in Bend, Oregon in 2024 at Hayden Homes Amphitheater.

This article is brought to you with the generous support of the Old Mill District, whose sponsorship helps us continue to bring you valuable content.


  • Nancy Patterson

    Nancy Patterson is a food writer, recipe developer, and content creating connoisseur. In addition to Eat Drink Bend, she owns recipe site Fed & Fancy, creating simple yet elevated everyday recipes.

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