Snohomish County's performance venues range from the $71.5 million, 10,000-seat Everett Events Center to Edmonds City Park, where a towel...

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Snohomish County’s performance venues range from the $71.5 million, 10,000-seat Everett Events Center to Edmonds City Park, where a towel on the grass is your free seat to the park concerts.

Here’s a look at each of them.

1. Darrington Bluegrass

Music Park

42501 Highway 530 N.E., Darrington

The 40-acre grounds host the Darrington Bluegrass Festival, three days of acoustic music in the shadow of Mount Whitehorse July 20-22. Musicians play on a cabin porch facing the mountain. Spectators can watch from concrete risers in a Greek-style amphitheater or set up tents and spread blankets on the ground; there’s also room for RVs. Among this year’s talents are Rhonda Vincent, named best female vocalist by the International Bluegrass Music Association, with her band Rage.

Information: www.glacierview.net/bluegrass or Roy and Diana Morgan at 360-436-1179.

2. Tulalip Amphitheatre

Quil Ceda Village, 10400 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip Reservation

In 2005, Grammy-winner Trisha Yearwood was the first ticketed attraction at the 3,000-seat amphitheater located between the Tulalip Casino and the Seattle Premium Outlets. It has featured The Temptations, Julio Iglesias and many other name acts since then.

Information: www.tulalipamphitheatre.com.

3. Everett Marina Village

1700 W. Marine View Drive, Everett

Summer entertainers take the stage from June through August in a corner of the marina, facing Port Gardner Bay and the larger boats docked in the marina. They’re presented by the city of Everett’s Cultural Arts department.

Information: 425-257-8300, www.everettwa.org/parks.

4. Everett Performing

Arts Center

2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett

Village Theatre runs this city-owned theater, transferring shows from its flagship theater in Issaquah. It also offers Kidstage and Pied Piper youth-theater productions and hosts the Everett Chorale as well as other local and national groups.

Information: 425-257-8600, toll-free 888-257-3722, www.villagetheatre.org.

5. Everett Civic Auditorium

2415 Colby Ave., Everett

The Everett School District owns and runs this community landmark, a 1,540-seat auditorium erected in 1939 and remodeled in 1979. It is home to the Everett Symphony and Everett Civic Music Association and a venue for school events and regional and national touring companies.

6. Everett Events Center

2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett

The county’s largest (10,000-seat) venue has become the go-to place for sports as well as entertainment.

Information: 1-866-332-8499, www.everetteventscenter.com.

7. Everett Theatre

2911 Colby Ave., Everett

Snohomish County’s oldest continuously operating theater opened in downtown Everett in 1901; except for a brief hiatus in 1923 after a fire, it has hosted entertainment ever since. Now run by the nonprofit Everett Theatre Society, it presents local productions and also rents out the theater for local and national shows.

Information: 425-258-6766, www.everetttheatre.org.

8. Snohomish County PUD Auditorium

2320 California St., Everett

Built in the same complex that houses the utility company, this 300-seat theater is not only a training and conference center, but it is home to the Northwest Savoyards and StoryBook Theater and a venue for touring shows.

Information: 425-783-1000, www.snopud.com.

9. Edmonds Center

for the Arts

410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds

The rebuilt 1939 Works Progress Administration project, formerly a series of schools, reopened last fall with an Art Moderne restoration by the architects of Seattle’s Benaroya Hall. LMN Architects created a 700-seat theater hosting an international artists series as well as concerts and shows by such local presenters as the Cascade Symphony Orchestra, Olympic Ballet Theatre, Sno-King Community Chorale and Edmonds Community College groups.

Information: 425-275-9595, www.edmondscenterforthearts.org.

10. Edmonds City Park

Third Avenue and Pine Street, Edmonds

This downtown park doubles as a playfield, but in July and August you can catch free Sunday concerts at a covered stage, presented by the Edmonds Arts Commission.

Information: 425-771-0228, www.ci.edmonds.wa.us/artscommission.

11. Northshore Performing Arts Center

18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell

This 600-seat theater, on the campus of Bothell High School, opened in December 2005. It offers a full season of touring attractions as well as local performances and community groups.

Information: 425-489-6018, www.npacf.org.

Diane Wright: 425-745-7815 or dwright@seattletimes.com