Central Washington State Fair
1301 S. Fair Ave.
Yakima, WA 98901
Dates: Friday, Sept. 25 to Sunday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
The Central Washington State Fair is an annual 10-day event in Yakima, Washington. Each year, the state fair features an outdoor concert series with a variety of country and rock music performers. For 2015, the state fair’s U.S. Cellular Concert Series will have performances by The Beach Boys, Blue Oyster Cult, Parmalee, Loverboy, Three Dog Night and many more. All concerts are free to attend and included with your paid fair admission ticket. Each concert also has a limited number of reserved seating options available for an additional $8 and $12.
The Puyallup Fair / Washington State Fair
110 9th Ave. S.W.
Puyallup, WA 98371
Dates: Friday, Sept. 25 to Sunday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
The Puyallup Fair, also known as the Washington State Fair, has annual outdoor concerts in the fair’s grandstand arena. For 2015, the Columbia Bank Concert Series is featuring live performances by Kool & The Gang and En Vogue, pop music sensation Jason Derulo and the award-winning American rapper Pitbull. Reserved seating options are available for all outdoor concerts, and admission to the fair is included in the ticket price. For an additional ticket price, a few of the annual concerts also offer a pre-show party where concert attendees can enjoy dinner, drinks and dancing prior to the start of the show.
DB In The Park / Volunteer Park
1247 15th Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98102
Date: Sunday, Sept. 27 at 12 p.m.
The 12th annual Decibel Festival will be held at a variety of Seattle locations, including the outdoor venue at Volunteer Park. This electronic music festival will feature interactive multimedia art and live music performances. Festival-goers can expect live DJ sets by Christian Martin, J. Phlip and a lineup of special mystery guests that have yet to be announced. This event is free and for all ages.
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DB Boat Party 1 And 2 / The Islander Cruise Ship
1611 Fairview Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98102
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26 and 27 at 1:30 p.m.
The 2015 Decibel Festival will also have two outdoor music events aboard the Seattle-based party boat, The Islander Cruise Ship. These events will be for adults 21 and over and will cost $35 in advance, or $40 the date of the show. DJs spinning aboard the DB party boat will include M.A.N.D.Y., System of Survival, Doza, DJ Tennis, Roman Flugel, Andy Warren and Gingko. Drinks and food will be available and dancing is, of course, always encouraged.
Mural Amphitheatre At Seattle Center
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, WA 98109
Date: Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015 at 1 p.m.
The Modern Sky Music Festival originated in China and is now coming to Seattle. This all-ages event will take place at the Seattle Center’s outdoor Mural Amphitheatre, and both general admission and VIP ticket packages are available for purchase. Bands scheduled to perform at this music festival include The Black Lips, Gang of Four, Ariel Pink, New Pants, Hedgehog, Miserable Faith and more. In addition to live band performances, the Modern Sky Music Festival will feature a beer and wine garden, a specialty food market with menu items from local restaurants and a catered buffet for VIP ticket holders.
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