5 Awesome Outdoor Venues

Historic, scenic and legendary – these five fantastic outdoor venues are made for big-name acts and large crowds. They’re also in beautiful destinations you’ll want to explore.

John Mayer at the Gorge July 20th, 2013. (Matthew Lamb)

1. Gorge Amphitheatre – Quincy, Washington

Picturesque views of the Columbia River in Washington serve as the backdrop for this large concert venue about 2.5 hours east of Seattle. It’s a breathtakingly beautiful venue that hosts top performers and huge music festivals. For EDM fans, the electronic music-focused Paradiso Festival in June as well as the mixed-genre Sasquatch! Festival in May both take place at Gorge.