(Posted Wednesday) We’ve got Sasquatch (twice), Jack Johnson, Bruno Mars and Dave Matthews on the books. Now add Tim McGraw, Linkin Park and Jared Leto to the mix.
We’re talking about summer at the Gorge Amphitheatre. Concert promoters Live Nation this week announced the lineup for the third Watershed festival – think Sasquatch for country fans – and a late summer show featuring newly minted Oscar winner Leto and his band, 30 Seconds to Mars.
Watershed, set for Aug. 1-3, will feature megastar McGraw, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, the Eli Young Band, Billy Currington and Cassadee Pope, among many others. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. March 13 through Ticketmaster. It’ll set you back $175 for the three-day festival.
On Sept. 13, the Gorge will host the Grammy-winning rock band Linkin Park, Leto’s 30 Seconds to Mars (which includes his brother Shannon on drums), and the group AFI. Those tickets will range from $43.50 to $94 and go on sale Friday through Ticketmaster.
Also announced this week: A two-show date with comedian George Lopez at Northern Quest. The catch? It’s June 8, the same night Lily Tomlin is at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. However, as the folks at Northern Quest pointed out on Twitter, Lopez is doing two shows. Don’t want to choose? Head to his early show out the West Plains, then drive downtown for Tomlin’s gig at the Fox.
Either way, tickets to both of Lopez’s shows are on sale at 8:30 a.m. Saturday through the casino.
– Carolyn Lamberson, @clamberson
Return of ‘300’
(Posted Wednesday) If you haven’t yet seen any of the Oscar-winning films, you still have a chance. A number of them are playing this weekend at both the Magic Lantern and at the various mainstream theaters. And if you haven’t yet seen “Gravity,” then I suggest you see it in IMAX 3-D – unless you’re prone to motion sickness, that is.
As for new movies, look for these to open on Friday:
“300: Rise of an Empire”: The sequel to Zack Snyder’s 2006 study of Spartan indomitability, continuing Greece’s fight against the invading Persians, was directed by Noam Murro (“Smart People”). My guess is that, even with the passing of Gerard Butler’s Leonidas, you’ll still hear a few people screaming … “This is Sparta!”
“Mr. Peabody & Sherman”: The characters from Jay Ward’s classic television shows “Rocky and His Friends” and “The Bullwinkle Show” are now the stars of their own movie, thanks to director Rob Minkoff (“Stuart Little”). Let’s hope the experience doesn’t drive us to invent our own WABAC machine as a way of forgetting that Minkoff was ever born.
– Dan Webster
Win tickets to see Benatar
(Posted Feb. 28) The ’80s rock superstar Pat Benatar and husband Neil Giraldo will play the Coeur d’Alene Casino on April 27, and Spokane7.com wants to send you to the show.
Visit www.spokesman.com/ sr_contest/event/47834e556b/ to enter. One winner will be chosen on April 2.