5500 Phinney Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
ZooTunes outdoor summer concert series takes place at the Woodland Park Zoo’s serenely beautiful North Meadow area of the property. These popular summer concerts have been happening for around 30 years and have featured some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Ziggy Marley, The B-52’s, Blondie, The Doobie Brothers and many more. The concerts at Woodland Park Zoo are family-friendly, picnic-friendly and a limited amount of alcoholic beverages are available on-site, for adults 21-and-over.
6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy. N.E.
Redmond, WA 98052
Marymoor Park in Redmond, Washington, is located about 20 miles east of downtown Seattle. It features a spacious outdoor concert arena that’s lined by tall, majestic trees and green, grassy slopes. Marymoor Park can comfortably seat up to 5,000 attendees and has featured musical acts such as The Violent Femmes, Peter Frampton, Cheap Trick, Sublime with Rome, Weezer, Third Eye Blind and several others. Concert goers are allowed to bring low-back chairs, non-alcoholic beverages and food into the venue.
40601 Auburn Enumclaw Road
Auburn, WA 98092
Located on the Muckleshoot Indian Reservation, the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, Washington, first opened in 2003. Since its inception, it has become one of the most popular outdoor concert venues in the state. White River has a crowd capacity of up to 20,000 attendees, including its spacious, general admission lawn seating and about 10,000 reserved seats that are under cover. This venue hosts numerous rock festivals and concerts during its summer months, including KISW’s Pain in the Grass, Rockstar Energy’s Mayhem and Uproar festivals, and the Vans Warped Tour.
14111 N.E. 145th St.
Woodinville, WA 98072
Just north of Seattle, in Woodinville, Washington, is the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery. It features a beautifully landscaped property of about 100 acres, and a smaller outdoor amphitheatre that accommodates more than 4,000 concert goers. Since it began hosting its summer concert series in 1984, Chateau Ste. Michelle’s outdoor venue has featured iconic musicians and bands such as The Beach Boys, Peter Frampton, James Taylor, ZZ Top, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Stevie Wonder and many others.
110 9th Ave. S.W.
Puyallup, WA 98371
The grandstand at the Washington State Fair Events Center, also known as the Puyallup Fairgrounds, has been one of the state’s top outdoor concert venues since the 1980s. In its first years of hosting its annual fall concert series, iconic groups like The Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, Alabama and The Oak Ridge Boys played to almost sold-out crowds. In more recent years, Seattle’s own Heart has played the venue, as have other 1970s and 1980s groups such as Duran Duran, Kool and the Gang, REO Speedwagon and Chicago. All tickets sold for Puyallup Fair concerts include admission into the fairgrounds.
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