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Our Rockin' Guide to the Gorge Amphitheatre

by Mommy Frog on March 25, 2024 Seattle

One of the best outdoor music venues in the country, The Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington features excellent live entertainment with a magnificent view. Rock out to your favorite song while enjoying a look at the Columbia River and its surrounding canyons. Learn more about The Gorge in our complete guide!

The Gorge Amphitheatre — View from lawn

"File:Gorge Amphitheatre.jpg" by Daniel from Calgary, Canada is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Overview of The Gorge

The Gorge Amphitheatre (also known as The Gorge or The Gorge in George) is an outdoor concert venue located in George, WA. Originally built in 1986, the open stage is backdropped by the Columbia River and Columbia Gorge Canyon. The audience enjoys the show while taking in the sweeping scenic views. This unique location has helped The Gorge earn multiple “Best Outdoor Music Venue” awards.

A popular summer festival destination, The Gorge also offers an overnight campground. The amphitheater has hosted well-known artists such as Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, Chance the Rapper and Twenty One Pilots.

Where Is The Gorge Amphitheatre Located?

The Gorge Amphitheatre is located at 754 Silica Rd NW, George, WA. It is situated near I-90 and is about a 3-hour drive from Seattle. There is on-site parking available along with RideShare options. While there are no affiliated public transportation options, there may be limited third-party bus shuttles available at select events.

The Gorge Amphitheatre Parking

Parking for The Gorge Amphitheatre shows typically open about two hours prior to gate time. Gate times vary, but are usually 90 minutes prior to showtime. Be sure to arrive early to allow plenty of time to get to the theatre. Parking prices typically vary by event. If staying at The Gorge Campground, day parking at the amphitheater is included.

The Gorge Amphitheatre Seating

The Gorge Amphitheatre "sasquatch 08, mainstage" by Hejl is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0.

With a capacity of about 27,000, the Gorge Amphitheatre seating provides a great view of both the stage and the beautiful scenery. Floor tickets will get you closest to the stage with the pit, section 100 and section 200. There is a raised tier of box seats plus accessible options.

Behind the structured seating is the general admission lawn, which is first-come, first-served. Grab your picnic blanket and lawn chairs for the perfect outdoor gathering. While furthest from the stage, you get to enjoy the entertainment and take in more of the unique mountain landscape!

Interested in attending The Gorge? Undercover Tourist offers great deals on concerts and our seating map makes it easy to find the best view for your event. A trusted ticket provider for over 20 years, our tickets come with a 100 percent buyer guarantee, so you can head to the theater with extra savings.

Know Before You Go

Here are some need-to-know tips before heading to the amphitheater:

  • Bag policy — Clear bags that do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12" or a non-clear clutch up to 6" x 9"
  • Permitted items include blankets, cameras (no detachable lens) and lawn chairs (less than 9" tall). Food is permitted in a clear gallon-sized bag, along with sealed plastic water bottles or empty reusable water bottles. Water fountains are available throughout the theatre.
  • Prohibited items that are not allowed include alcoholic beverages, coolers, glass bottles, illegal drugs, weapons, laser pointers, drones, fireworks, strollers/wagons, umbrellas and signs larger than 8.5" x 11".
  • Note that the entire venue is cashless, so be prepared with either a credit card, debit card or Apple Pay/Google Pay. If need be, attendees may head to guest services to exchange cash for card.
  • Concessions are available for purchase at the venue with delicious options such as burgers, tacos, pizza and more.

The Gorge Amphitheatre Shows

Stage at The Gorge Amphitheatre "built to spill @ sasquatch 2008" by wilkristin is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Looking forward to The Gorge Amphitheatre shows? Take a look at some of the upcoming events:

Well there you have it, our gorgeous guide to The Gorge (we had to do it!). Have you attended an event at The Gorge before? Let us know in the comments below!

Related: Best Concert Venues in the U.S.

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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