The Gorge Amphitheatre

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The Gorge Amphitheatre
"The Gorge" or "The Gorge in George"
Gorge Amphitheatre.jpg
The Gorge Amphitheatre during the Sasquatch! Music Festival in 2009
Location754 Silica Road N.W.
George, Washington
Coordinates47°06′04″N 119°59′41″W / 47.101016°N 119.994661°W / 47.101016; -119.994661Coordinates: 47°06′04″N 119°59′41″W / 47.101016°N 119.994661°W / 47.101016; -119.994661
TypeOutdoor amphitheatre
OwnerLive Nation
Former name(s)Champs de Brionne Music Theatre
Seating typeReserved, lawn
Capacity20,000
 
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The Gorge Amphitheatre
"The Gorge" or "The Gorge in George"
Gorge Amphitheatre.jpg
The Gorge Amphitheatre during the Sasquatch! Music Festival in 2009
Location754 Silica Road N.W.
George, Washington
Coordinates47°06′04″N 119°59′41″W / 47.101016°N 119.994661°W / 47.101016; -119.994661Coordinates: 47°06′04″N 119°59′41″W / 47.101016°N 119.994661°W / 47.101016; -119.994661
TypeOutdoor amphitheatre
OwnerLive Nation
Former name(s)Champs de Brionne Music Theatre
Seating typeReserved, lawn
Capacity20,000

The Gorge Amphitheatre is a 20,000-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.[1] 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.[2]


Location[edit]

The Gorge is located approximately 150 miles (240 km) east of Seattle and approximately 130 miles (210 km) west of Spokane.[3]

The 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.

Performances[edit]

Apart 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, Summer KUBE Jam, Uproar Festival, Vans Warped Tour and Watershed Festival.

Brooks & Dunn's "Only in America" video was filmed here on June 12, 2001.

Pearl Jam released a box set, featuring their entire performances from 2005 and 2006, aptly titled, Live at the Gorge 05/06.

Camping[edit]

Fans can stay in the campground for 24 hours on the day of a single show, or until 12 noon the day after a run of shows end. [4] Quiet time at the campground is supposed to be enforced from 2:00 to 8:00 am but rarely happens. Camping at the Gorge requires buying a camping ticket, which is separate from the concert admission ticket.

The campground at the Gorge sets aside spaces for one car with up to two two-person tents or a single RV. There are no RV hookups at the Gorge campground. Sites are set aside by venue staff on a first-come, first-served basis. Potable water, flush toilets, hot showers, and a convenience store are available on the grounds. The campground also has a basketball court, volleyball court, and 24-hour security.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Live Nation Announces Inaugural JamBase Live Festival Held At The Gorge Amphitheatre July 5 & 6". The Wall Street Journal. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Best Outdoor Concert Venues in America". ConcertBoom.com. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Gorge Amphitheatre 411". Toupstown.com. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Camping at the Gorge Amphitheatre". USA Today. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  5. ^ . gorgeamphitheatre.net http://www.gorgeamphitheatre.net/gorge-amphitheatre-camping/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)