Rocking and rolling into the celebration of a dozen years of outstanding Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concerts at BECU Live, Northern Quest Resort & Casino and the Kalispel Tribe of Indians have partnered with global entertainment company Live Nation, announcing the first six exciting shows in the summer 2023 lineup. Live Nation has come on as the exclusive promoter for BECU Live and the Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concert series.
Building on more than a decade of delivering premier entertainment to the Inland Northwest, the 12th Annual Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concerts are back for a summer jam-packed with the hottest acts across all genres. Northern Quest’s new partnership with Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, will bring even more shows to the venue, slotting easily into routing for artists touring across the Pacific Northwest who also tend to hit venues across Seattle, Bend, and Boise. The new partnership will be a great benefit to the venue and we are planning for additional venue enhancements at BECU Live, including improvements to concession areas in time for the 2023 Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concert season.
“We’re extremely proud of the entertainment venue we’ve built for our guests and the artists who travel here to connect with their fans,” says Phil Haugen, Chief Operating Officer for the Kalispel Tribal Economic Authority. “Now we’re celebrating a relationship with the leading promoter and connecting our amazing guest experience to what we hope becomes access to some of the best entertainment acts in the world.”
We’re proud to present the first set of entertainment acts as part of our 2023 Northern Quest Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concert lineup at BECU Live:
- The Avett Brothers – July 14 – Ticket prices starting at $59 (on sale now at northernquest.com)
- Jason Mraz and his Super Band – July 17 – Ticket prices starting at $39.50
- Ghost with Amon Amarth – August 5 – Ticket prices starting at $49.50
- Young the Giant with Milky Chance – August 8 – Ticket prices starting at $39.50
- Foreigner – September 22 – Ticket prices starting at $39.50
- Dan & Shay – September 23 – Ticket prices starting at $79
Stay tuned for future announcements as new acts and dates are secured for the 12th Annual Northern Quest Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concert lineup.
All Northern Quest Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concerts are reserved seating only, unless otherwise outlined. Tickets will go on sale for individual concerts beginning on February 17, 2023 and can be purchased by ordering online at www.northernquest.com or by calling the Northern Quest Box Office at 509.481.2800 or toll-free at 877.871.6772. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday – Friday. All concerts require guests 16 year of age and under to be accompanied by an adult.
The BECU Live outdoor concert venue at Northern Quest is unlike any other venue in the area with its intimate set-up, breathtaking sunsets, and close-up experiences with each performer. It’s no question that the success of the outdoor summer concerts over the last 12 years has catapulted Northern Quest into becoming the best Inland Northwest venue to enjoy live entertainment under the stars.
“Every year we continue to make venue enhancements at BECU Live,” says Northern Quest General Manager Nick Pierre. “This year we’re looking forward to adding a permanent Box Office for the Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concerts, conveniently located on the first floor of our new hotel tower with guest service windows facing the concert venue. We’re also adding more permanent concession areas that will increase efficiencies and ensure our guests continue to experience the amazing Kalispel Hospitality we are known for at Northern Quest.”
The BECU Live outdoor venue at Northern Quest provides 5,000 seats, including 3,000 individual stadium seats, premium box seats and VIP terraces with Coors Light Cold Rail technology, along with more than 11,000 square feet of space, a 60’x40’ stage, as well as food and beverage vendors to accommodate guests. The venue may also be rented for private outdoor events, including parties, corporate events, weddings, receptions and more. In addition, Northern Quest has added Quest Unhitched, a double-decker trailer that can provide full bar service and catering for companies to rent out during shows, accommodating up to 100 guests. For more information or to book Quest Unhitched for your company celebration, contact Matt Almond at 509.481.6361.
The Avett Brothers – July 14
Two brothers make up the heart and soul of The Avett Brothers, an American folk-rock band from Concord, North Carolina. Seth and Scott Avett teamed up to combine bluegrass, country, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, indie rock, honky tonk and ragtime to shake up the music scene. Since 2002, they have released ten albums and three EPs. They have been named Duo/Group of the Year three different times and nominated several other times. Seth Avett plays the guitar, piano, and hi-hat, while his brother Scott plays banjo, guitar, piano and kick-drum. They share lead vocals and are backed by bassist and violinist Bob Crawford, cellist Joe Kwon, drummer Mike Marsh, fiddler Tania Elizabeth and pianist Bonnie Avett-Rini. Hit songs include “I and Love and You” and “Another is Waiting.”
Jason Mraz and his Super Band with Lawrence – July 17
Jason Mraz & His Superband
When you think 2000’s pop, chances are you think of Jason Mraz and his many chart-topping hits, like “I’m Yours” and Grammy Award winning “Lucky” with Colbie Caillat. This singer/songwriter and guitarist is no stranger to awards and recognition for his catchy tunes since his debut album Waiting for My Rocket to Come (2002)–claiming two Grammys, two Teen Choice Awards, a People’s Choice Award, and the Hal David Songwriters Hall of Fame Award. This is act you will not want to miss at BECU Live this summer.
The soul-pop sibling duo Lawrence makes their debut appearance at Northern Quest Resort & Casino alongside pop all-star Jason Mraz this summer! Clyde and Gracie Lawrence decided to form their eight-piece band, comprised of friends from childhood and college, after pulling inspiration from their musical role models, including Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin. Lawrence first rose to prominence in 2016 after releasing their debut LP Breakfast (2016), and have since released their latest album Hotel TV. This 2021 release has garnered tens of millions of streams across all platforms and has had multiple viral moments on TikTok and Instagram.
Ghost with Amon Amarth – August 5
Swedish rock band Ghost is well known for their heavy metal hits such as “Mary On A Cross,” “Square Hammer,” and “Dance Macabre.” Arguably more well-known is their eccentric on-stage presence, featuring identical, face-concealing costumes. Ghost’s song “Ritual” was chosen by British weekly magazine Kerrang! as one of “The 50 Most Evil Songs Ever.” Come experience the spectacle for yourself at Ghost’s debut performance at BECU Live this summer!
Swedish melodic death metal band Amon Amarth returns to Northern Quest Resort & Casino to perform their top hits, such as “Twilight Of The Thunder God” and “Raise Your Horns.” Formed in 1988 as previous grindcore band Scum, Amon Amarth has spent decades refining their music and ultimately becoming the heavy metal leader they are today.
Young the Giant with Milky Chance – August 8
Young the Giant
Since debuting in 2010, indie-rock group Young the Giant has captivated audiences nationwide with its optimistic sound. The band quickly found success with its first three singles, “Cough Syrup,” “My Body,” and “Apartment,” which all charted on the US Alternative Songs chart. Since then, the group has released five studio albums, including American Bollywood in 2022. Telling the life story of Young the Giant’s frontman, Sameer Gadhia, the new release blends modern indie rock and ancient Indian instrumentation to create a cinematic song suite.
Milky Chance German alt-rock duo Milky Chance incorporates elements of folk, reggae, and jazz into their music for a unique, feel-good sound. After meeting in school, group members Clemens Rehbein and Philipp Dausch began writing songs and uploading them to YouTube, where they gradually gained a following. In 2013, the duo released “Stolen Dance” which quickly became a viral hit, racking up millions of views. Now, Milky Chance has embarked on several world tours, played at Coachella, and been nominated for a string of awards.
Foreigner – September 22
If you want to know what love is, just ask the millions of Foreigner fans who’ve been with them for the past 45+ years. And with 15 million streams per week, over 300 million YouTube views, and exposure through film, TV, video games, and advertising, their audience is sure to expand for generations to come. One of the most formidable groups in the history of rock and roll, Foreigner embarks on The Historic Farewell Tour this summer. Join the record-breaking group, led by the incomparable Mick Jones, for a night that can’t be missed.
Dan & Shay – September 23
In just ten years since the release of their first album, Dan + Shay have garnered multiple Grammy, CMA, ACM, American Music, and Billboard Music Award wins and nominations. Now one of the most influential acts in the country-pop genre, Dan + Shay have surpassed five billion career streams with hits like “Speechless” and “Tequila.” Their multi-week No. 1 hit “10,000 Hours” (with Justin Bieber) racked up the biggest first-week streaming total in country music history and was the first song by a country duo or group to ever debut in the Billboard Hot 100’s Top 5. Catch the record-breaking act on the BECU Live stage this summer!
About Northern Quest Resort & Casino
Northern Quest Resort & Casino is located just 10 minutes west of downtown Spokane and only 5 minutes from Spokane International Airport. Northern Quest welcomes visitors with a contemporary urban setting and 250 luxurious guest rooms and suites. Get pampered in the upscale La Rive Spa. Satisfy your hunger at one of a dozen restaurants and lounges offering everything from burgers to fine dining, including the AAA Four Diamond Masselow’s Steakhouse, the only Four Diamond restaurant in Eastern Washington. Cheer on your favorite team with the largest HDTV screen (measuring 30 X 10 feet) east of the Cascades, try your luck with true Las Vegas-style gaming or enjoy world-class entertainment. You can even schedule your next event, professional or personal, with our event and banquet services. Discover more about Northern Quest Resort & Casino at www.northernquest.com.
About the Kalispel Tribe of Indians
Once one of the poorest Native American tribes in the United States, the Kalispel Tribe of Indians is now one of the top private employers in the Spokane region. The historically humble and hospitable Tribe operates Northern Quest Resort & Casino, the region’s premier destination resort. Tribal health and social service programs, supported by the resort, have increased the quality and life expectancy for tribal members and surrounding communities near the Tribe’s reservation along the Pend Oreille River. The Tribe maintains a number of business enterprises, provides nearly 2,000 jobs, and has donated more than $22 million to regional non-profit organizations. Find out more about the Kalispel Tribe’s rich cultural history and their progression at www.kalispeltribe.com.
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.