Posts tagged: Northern Quest
A really big band has been booked into the Northern Quest Resort and Casino's outdoor venue: The Spokane Symphony, Aug. 20, 7 p.m.
They're calling this a “Sizzling Summer Concert With the Spokane Symphony” and it will feature Eckart Preu conducting the symphony in a show that ranges from the “Superman” theme to John Phillip Souza. It will be a spectrum of light classics and popular music.
Tickets are now on sale, $20 and $25, through TicketsWest.
Lynyrd Skynyrd, the band that helped make Southern rock a big-selling genre, has been booked into the Northern Quest Resort and Casino's outdoor venue, on Sept. 18, 4 p.m.
This announcement just came through. Tickets are not yet on sale and prices have not yet been announced. I'll post the ticket info as soon as I get it.
This will be the eighth — and final — concert in the Northern Concert's inaugural outdoor summer season.
Let me start this off by stipulating that I would rather be in Dante's 14th circle of Hell than be a contestant on “Survivor” (and Dante only had nine).
But here's an opportunity for the rest of you: A “Survivor” audition call, July 8 at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino.
I took this photo Saturday night at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino's tuneup concert for its new outdoor venue, this one featuring local acts Soul Proprietor and the Ryan Larsen Band.
As you can see, it's a flat expanse of lawn between the parking garage and the hotel. Folding chairs are set up and numbered (seating is reserved). There are booths and tents selling food, drink and merchandise.
The acoustics? OK, although we were distracted by the Monster Trucks roaring at the speedway next door.
As you can see, the crowd was not huge for this test-run concert. The first big test will come June 25 with the Judds, followed by the Steve Miller Band on July 14, Willie Nelson on July 31, the Beach Boys on Aug. 6, Toby Keith on Aug. 18 and Santana on Aug. 26,
Two local bands, Soul Proprietor and The Ryan Larsen Band, will play a show there on June 11, 7 p.m. Tickets are only $5, available at the Northern Quest box office, (509) 481-6700 or TicketsWest outlets.
Soul Proprietor plays funk and R&B and The Ryan Larsen Band plays country.
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.