Let There Be Music

Summer Concert Season Is Back At These Outdoor Venues

Whether you are a PNW native or have just moved here, if you enjoy music, there are plenty of opportunities to experience some incredible outdoor concerts and festivals during our sacred summer months.  From venues set on the Columbia River, to the most beautiful of wineries, here’s a glimpse into what the music scene is like here in the summertime.

The Venues

The Gorge Amphitheatre
Location: George, Wa.
Seats: 27,500

Considered one of the most scenic concert locations in the world, the Gorge sits near the Columbia River and offers sweeping views of the river and the Columbia Gorge canyon to concert-goers. The Gorge also offers a campground that is a wildly popular option for festival-attendees. If camping isn’t your thing, consider staying in Sunland Estates or Cave B Estate Winery. There is reserved seating near the front of the stage; however, most of the 27,500 seats are located in the sprawling lawns at the Gorge.

Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
Location: Woodinville, Wa.
Seats: 4,300

Washington state’s oldest winery, Chateau Ste. Michelle, is celebrating its 35th Summer Concert Series. By summer’s end, the picturesque outdoor amphitheater will have hosted 25 concerts ranging from pop and jazz to rock and classical music. Although there are reserve seats available, the general admission seating on the lawn makes for a perfect date night or night out for a group. The winery allows you to bring in blankets, low-back chairs and picnic baskets with non-alcoholic drinks. Food and wine can be purchased on-site.

Marymoor Park
Location: Redmond, Wa
Seats: 5,000

Marymoor Park is located in King County, county-owned and the largest, oldest and most popular park. The summer concert series, Concerts at Marymoor, provides an intimate outdoor concert experience. Outside beverages are not allowed in, but concert-goers are able to bring their own food, blankets and low-back chairs. Reserved seating is available, and there is general seating on the lawn. Parking is available on-site for $5 and is free for seasonal parking pass holders. Marymoor Parks spans more than 640 acres and is located next to the Clise Mansion.

Hayden Homes Amphitheater
Location: Bend, Or
Seats: 8,000

The Hayden Homes Amphitheater is an independent, outdoor riverfront Amphitheater built in 2001. Since their first season in 2002 we have hosted over one million guests at our venue for ticketed and free concerts. All summer long the Amphitheater presents some of the biggest names in entertainment, and the second largest brewfest in the northwest every August. They are part of the Old Mill District, which incorporates shopping, dining, outdoor recreation, businesses and residences.


The Calendar

July 16
The Lumineers
The Gorge Amphitheatre

Everybody's favorite folk/rockers The Lumineers are back on the road and bringing their energetic tracks to the stage!


July 25th
David Gray White Ladder: The 20th Anniversary Tour
Chateau Ste. Michelle

David Gray celebrates White Ladder’s 20th anniversary with an expanded edition. Spawning classic hit singles ‘Babylon’, ‘Please Forgive Me’ and ‘Sail Away’, White Ladder sold over 7 million copies worldwide.  

July 29-31
Watershed Country Music Festival
The Gorge Amphitheatre

The Watershed Country Music Festival is held every year at the Gorge Amphitheatre, and is one of the best Country music festivals in the country, definitely the best in the state, plus it is at one of the best music venues in the country, so it cannot be missed!

August 4th
Amos Lee
Hayden Homes Amphitheater

Amos Lee’s Dreamland full band tour goes coast-to-coast with a stop at the picturesque Hayden Homes Amphitheater along the Deschutes River in Central Oregon.


August 10
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
Marymoor Park

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats are a mix of soul and rock, and are known for balancing ecstatic live shows with engrossing and rich records.  They supply the zeal of a whiskey-chugging Pentecostal preacher to songs about this world’s shared woes.

August 12th-13th
The Head And The Heart
Marymoor Park

The Head and The Heart’s self-titled breakout debut produced instant classics including “Rivers and Roads,” “Down In The Valley” and “Lost In My Mind” and is now Certified Gold. Their next two albums, 2013’s Let’s Be Still and 2016’s Signs of Light, settled into Billboard’s Top 10 albums chart.

August 27th-28th
Steve Miller Band
Chateau Ste. Michelle

Steve Miller has been an enlivening presence on the American music scene for more than half a century.  Miller’s Greatest Hits 1974-78 received the RIAA Diamond Award with sales of more than fifteen million copies. It is among the 25 best-selling albums of all time.

September 2nd-4th
Dave Matthews Band
The Gorge Amphitheatre

The Dave Matthews Band have been wowing audiences with their live performances since the early 90’s.   Known for jamming and creating exceptional sets at all their performances, each one a little different at every venue. 

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