The Gorge Amphitheatre, George

The Gorge Amphitheatre is a 27,500-seat outdoor concert venue near the Columbia River in George, Washington managed by Live Nation. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Gorge is considered one of the most scenic concert locations in the world. It is a nine-time winner of Pollstar Magazine's award for 'Best Outdoor Music Venue' and was voted as one of the 'Best Outdoor Concert Venues in America' by ConcertBoom.LocationThe Gorge is located approximately east of Seattle and approximately west of Spokane. Opened in 1985, this venue offers sweeping and majestic views of the Columbia River as it skirts the foothills of the Cascade Range southbound, as well as extreme eastern Kittitas County and extreme western Grant County. It is also known for its spectacular views of the Columbia Gorge canyon. Originally, the land was planned to be used for growing grapes for wine.PerformancesApart from drawing big name performers, The Gorge has also played host to an array of popular music festivals, including Area Festival, Creation Festival, Dave Matthews Band Caravan, H.O.R.D.E. Festival, Honda Civic Tour, Identity Festival, Lilith Fair, Lollapalooza, Ozzfest, Paradiso Festival, Rock the Bells Festival, Sasquatch! Music Festival, Uproar Festival, Vans Warped Tour, Pain in the Grass, and Watershed Festival.
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  • Superb location. Plan on camping to make the experience even better. Local camp grounds are close and so is the rock climbing and mt. biking. Views. views, views!  more »
  • Beautiful scenery and a magical venue to see live music! Would definitely recommend staying at The Gorge Oasis Campground  more »
  • First timer here!! My good friend told me it was breathtaking and it did just that. Took our breath away!! We saw Jack Johnson and the Avett Brothers!! So GREAT!! We walked up over the hill and when w...  more »
  • I was just here the other day for the John Mayer concert. I had tickets out on the lawn which was awesome! Tons of space to find an area and sprawl a blanket out. The view was gorgeous as well, the river and sunset in the background couldn't have been more perfect! The view of the stage and screens were also awesome! The speakers and sound were very well done, everything was crystal clear. There was ample porta potties with hand washing stations and hand soap. Also lots of different food vendors to choose from. The organization to get into the area, getting parked and through the security was also very well put together. All of the security and staff were very helpful and polite- dare I say even- happy! Though I don't live anywhere near WA I'll definitely try to plan another trip with a concert in mind!
  • Unfortunately I don't live near the Gorge Amphitheatre like I have in the past. This is absolutely the best outdoor Amphitheater and this entire Pacific Northwest. Even if a concert isn't great, the scenery is absolutely breathtaking. If you ever get a chance to see a concert at the Gorge, you'll not ever experienced anything as you will after coming here.
  • One of the most picturesque venues for a concert. Was able to check an item off my bucket list getting to see DMB here! There's not much to say other than it's worth the drive and the view can't be beat.
  • This has to be one of my favorite places to watch a concert. The beauty is unparalleled to any other venue I've been to. Each year the amenities get better and better which is good to see! ENJOY!
  • Wow what an amazing venue for a concert! I attended the G-n-R Not in this Lifetime tour here and it was spectacular! A great show in a perfect outdoor setting! There was a big draw for this act and it was well suited for the task. Getting to and from is always a little tricky at these outdoor venues, it's just what you expect. However, that being said, I found in this case it took less than 15 minutes to park and walk in, and about the same time to walk out and actually get on the road back to a hotel for the night. I expected to be stuck in traffic for an indeterminate length of time, but parking was well organized, efficient and free! Major bonus points! There is of course a camping area to spend the night on site if you are so inclined to do so.

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