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: 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.


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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

Diane Wright: 425-745-7815 or