The Gorge Amphitheater has been home to countless outdoor musical festivals and events over the last 34 years. Since the scenic Washington state venue first opened in 1986, as Champs de Brionne Music Theatre, the space has become a live music mecca for musicians and fans alike. A single trip to the Gorge is such an exceptional experience that it is rather hard to put into actual words. Now a brand new documentary, Enormous: The Gorge Story, delves deep into the history and evolution of the Gorge.
The film catalogues the Gorge with interviews with the people who’ve been a part of the venue since its beginnings as well as a few rock icons like Dave Matthews, Steve Miller, and Mike McCready. When The Gorge first began hosting events, the venue’s max capacity held only 3,000 people. As the venue has expanded tremendously over the years, the Live Nation owned and operated venue currently holds upwards of 27,500.
What makes the venue so vastly different from the rest is that The Gorge comes with breathtaking views of the Colombia River that runs just behind the stage, along with stunning landscape panoramas of the foothills of the Cascade Range. Equipped with its very own campgrounds, attendees are able to stay overnight for both single-night and multi-night events.
Within the electronic scene alone, it’s held Bass Canyon, Paradiso, and even served as the broadcast center Above & Beyond‘s ABGT 250. However, the Gorge’s history courses through the veins of so many more genres of music. Hosting some of the world’s biggest artists across all genres, the Gorge has won Best Outdoor Venue by both Pollstar Magazine and ConcertBloom.
Enormous: The Gorge Story will be making it’s theatrical debut for one night only on April 28. View the cinematic trailer below and buy tickets here.