Arts and Entertainment

Three different series offer outdoor concerts

Melissa Etheridge plays the Tulalip Amphitheatre Aug. 17. - Courtesy photo
Melissa Etheridge plays the Tulalip Amphitheatre Aug. 17.
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TULALIP — Just one of several concert series in north Snohomish County, the Summer Sunset Concert series at Tulalip Amphitheatre offers some big names in country music, blues, gospel, soul and good old rock and roll. Combined with the cities of Marysville and Arlington’s outdoor concerts, many styles of live music are available for your outdoor music listening pleasure.

Starting July 9, six concerts are booked almost weekly at the Tulalip Amphitheatre.

Tickets vary in price for each act; most are $40 to $60 except Spike & the Impalers, which start at $20. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Tulalip Resort Casino Rewards Club desk located on the casino floor or on-line at Tulalip Amphitheatre is located north of the Tulalip Casino, at 10400 Quil Ceda Blvd. in Tulalip.

What began with a bingo hall established by the Tulalip Tribes in 1983, the Tulalip Casino Resort has evolved into a world-class resort destination which includes 192,000-square-feet of gaming, six dining venues and the 3,000-seat Tulalip Amphitheatre.

The newest addition is the 370-room luxury hotel with a 14,000- square-foot, full-service spa, making it handy to spend the night for some music, dinner and all kinds of fun. For reservations at the hotel call 866-716-7162 or visit The hotel is offering special concert packages starting at $199. Concert packages must be booked by telephone at 866-716-7162.

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Tulalip line-up:

Gary Allan — July 9

Hard-rockin’ country music featuring hits “Watching Airplanes,” “Nothing On but the Radio” and “Life Ain’t Always Beautiful.”

Jonny Lang — July 16

Grammy winning artist brings his unique voice, impressive guitar solos and blend of blues, gospel and rock with hits such as “Lie to Me” and “Wander This World.”

Spike & The Impalers — July 24

Seattle’s own tongue-in-cheek rockers including KZOK’s Spike O’Neill and Bob Rivers play classic hits. Tickets are $20 to $35.

The Beach Boys — Aug. 9

The Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famers bring “fun, fun, fun” with classic hits such as “Surfin’ USA,” “Good Vibrations” and “California Girls.”

Melissa Etheridge — Aug. 17

Academy and Grammy award winning singer-songwriter performs her greatest hits including “Come to My Window” and “I’m the Only One.”

Al Green – Aug. 27

Nine-time Grammy award winning soul legend performs his greatest hits including “Let’s Stay Together” and “Tired of Being Alone.”

The Doobie Brothers — 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 2

Grammy award winning classic rockers perform some of their top singles including, “Listen to the Music” and “Black Water.”

Other concert series

More outdoor live music is provided by Marysville in its Sounds of Summer concert series on Friday nights in Jennings Park July 10 - Aug. 14 and Thursdays at noon July 9 through Aug. 13 and Arlington’s Music in Terrace Park on Thursdays in August.

Sounds of Summer, Jennings Park

July 10 — Cherry Cherry Band tribute to Neil Diamond.

July 17 — Wired, rock-n-roll.

July 24 — Casuals, rock-n-roll.

July 31 — Lovelights, indie rock.

Aug. 7 — Rock Candy, rock-n-roll.

Aug. 14 — Soul Purpose, rhythm and blues

Sounds of Summer, Comeford Park

July 9 — A Well-Known Stranger, Celtic rock.

July 16 — Danny Vernon plays Elvis.

July 23 — Deadwood Revival, bluegrass and rock.

July 30 — The Scott Lindenmuth Trio, instrumental jazz.

Aug. 6 — Jimmy Free’s Friends, rock-n-roll.

Aug. 13 — Mark Whitman Band, rhythm and blues.

Arlington’s Music in Terrace Park

Aug. 6 — Bucking Horse, country with a kick.

Aug. 13 — The Tiller’s Folly, a mix of Celtic, bluegrass and folk.

Aug. 20 — Creme Tangerine, a Beatles experience.

Aug. 27 — To be announced.

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