Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Gorge Amphitheatre in George Washington

You are looking at The Gorge by George, Washington.

George is a town. The Gorge is an Amphitheatre that can seat 25,000, give or take one or two, concert goers in a scenic outdoor venue overlooking the Columbia River Gorge.

The Gorge is considered to be one of the best, and most scenic ,concert venues in the World.

Most of the World's top acts have played at The Gorge, including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Aerosmith, Shania Twain, Ozzy Osbourne, John Mayer (John Mayer is back at The Gorge this weekend, Saturday, August 28), Van Halen, Rush, The Police, The Eagles, Pearl Jam, The Dave Matthews Band (Dave Matthews will be back in The Gorge Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day Weekend), David Bowie, KISS, Coldplay, Blink 182, Britney Spears and many many more.

Pearl Jam released a boxed set of their entire performances at The Gorge from 2005 to 2006, titled Live at the Gorge 05/06.

The Dave Matthews Band released a recording recorded at The Gorge, called The Gorge.

Brooks & Dunn's Only in America video was filmed at The Gorge.

Keith Urban will also be at The Gorge, with The Dave Matthews Band, this coming Saturday, August 28. Brad Paisley shows up at The Gorge September 11, the 9th Anniversary of 9/11.

The Gorge is also home to an annual Memorial Day Weekend event called the Sasquatch! Music Festival presented by the House of Blues, with a focus on indie rock bands, with some alternative rock, hip hop and comedy acts thrown in. Headliners from past Sasquatch! Music Festivals include Jane's Addiction, Nine Inch Nails, R.E.M., Coldplay, the Beastie Boys, Beck, Ben Harper, Bjork, among others.,

Among the scenic attributes for which The Gorge is popular, concert goers also like the terraced lawn seating and the reliably good weather.

1 comment:

Betty Jo Bouvier said...

Durango, this is where my sweet girl is this weekend, camping out and I guess rocking out.