We've had an embargoed announcement in the can for a bit now, but given that it's up on the Les Schwab Amphitheater's website, we figure we can let the cat out of the bag: Ray LaMontagne is coming to Bend on September 6.
LaMontagne most recently released the excellent God Willing and the Creek Don't Rise, another installment in the songwriter's smooth indie-Americana.
Also announced on the website is a return appearance by Ben Harper -- who hasn't been at the amphitheater for about five years -- to support his soon-to-be-released record, Give Till It's Gone. That show, slated for August 26, is likely to be one of the more anticipated concert of the summer for Bendites.
Finally, the Amphitheater also announced today that Garrison Keillor's hit public radio show, "A Prairie Home Companion," will be making a stop in Bend on August 25.