The weather's warm, the skies are clear. It's time to rock.
We've got your guide to the best outdoor shows the summer has to offer.
Marymoor Park Concert Series
King County's largest (and oldest) park hosts a slate of diverse performers this year but the pick hits are reggae scions Damian and Stephen Marley and country legend Willie Nelson.
Damian and Stephen Marley, Wed Jun 19 5:30p. $40.50 here.
Willie Nelson, Fri Aug 23 5:30p. $45-65 here.
Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy. NE, Redmond (206-205-3661).
The inventors of heavy metal thunder into the Gorge, the only venue in the state that can hope to contain them. Ozzy and crew are touring in support of 13, their first studio album in eighteen years. Ozzy also fell off the wagon recording it so maybe the bat-biting lunatic will be back in full form.
Sat Aug 24 7:30p. Gorge Amphitheatre, 754 Silica Rd., Quincy (509-785-6262). $45-125 here.
Out To Lunch
If you work downtown, the Seattle Parks Department is giving you some free entertainment from noon to 1:30 on Wednesdays and Fridays at a variety of parks. The lineup is diverse but take the extra time to see alt-country ingenue Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers, and local favorites Hey Marseilles.
Zoe Muth, Wed Jul 24 Noon. BoA 5th Avenue Plaza, 800 5th Avenue, Downtown. Free.
Hey Marseilles, Fri Sep 13 Noon. Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St, Downtown. Free.
This is the big one. Seattle Center's three-day festival of arts and culture always brings some national names to the table, and 2013 sees the reunited Death Cab For Cutie headline along with Kendrick Lamar, fun. and synthop pioneer Gary Numan.
Sat Aug 31-Mon Sep 2. Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Queen Anne (206-684-7200). $50-120 here.