I have to admit: I didn't think the Northern Quest Resort and Casino's new outdoor venue would be having acts of this magnitude. Here's the summer lineup they just announced this morning.
As part of The Last Encore Tour, The Judds will perform on Saturday, June 25.
On Thursday, July 14, the Steve Miller Band takes the stage.
Willie Nelson and Family will perform Sunday, July 31.
The Beach Boys take the stage on Saturday, August 6 as a part of their 50th Anniversary Tour.
2011 Country Hall of Fame Inductee Reba McEntire performs on Friday, August 12 with special guest Sunny Sweeney.
Toby Keith will perform with special guest Eric Church as part of his Locked and Loaded Tour Presented by Ford F-Series on Thursday, August 18.
Santana, along with special guest Michael Franti, performs on Friday, August 26.
This new outdoor venue will be in the grassy area between the hotel and the parking garage. It will have a covered stage and seating for around 4,000 or 5,000. It's still under construction.
All seats will be reserved. Tickets to Keith are already on sale; tickets to the Judds go on sale today (May 4) and tickets to remaining shows go on sale May 17 at 10 a.m. Call (877) 777-5252 or go to TicketsWest.
They are calling this the Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concert series, having obviously landed a corporate sponsorship.
The Northern Quest says "people will be able to see performers in Spokane they would otherwise have to travel to Seattle or Portland to see."
To which I would say: Or at least to The Gorge.