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Roger Hodgson performs at Snoqualmie Casino (Photo by David Conger /

Summertime is the Right Time to Visit Snoqualmie Casino

Snoqualmie Casino is the epicenter for summer fun, located minutes from downtown Seattle.

"Summer is really a fun time out here," said Brian Decorah, President & CEO of Snoqualmie Casino. "From our summer concert series to outdoor dining, we really have a lot of fun."

Decorah and his team have worked hard to make Snoqualmie Casino one of the Northwest's premiere entertainment venues, and if you've never seen a concert in their outdoor amphitheater or the Snoqualmie Casino Ballroom - now is the time!

The casino's Summer Concert Series kicks off with three straight nights of incredible music. On July 4th it's Hell's Belles, an all-female tribute to AC/DC approved by Angus Young himself. Then on July 5th, dance the night away as Grammy Award-winner Rick Springfield plays hits like "Jessie's Girl" and "Take Me Home Tonight". American country band Montgomery Gentry graces the stage on July 6th, with it's catalog of chart-topping singles.

Later this summer, up-and-coming country sweetheart Carly Pearce will kick off Watershed weekend in the Snoqualmie Casino Ballroom and iconic rock band Tesla will wrap up the series under the stars Labor Day weekend.

"The drive is beautiful to get out here, the venues are incredible, especially the outdoor venue where you have the mountains in the background," said Decorah. "It's something you can't get anywhere else. We're really proud of it."

The casino offers VIP experiences, but there's something a little newer for the outdoor series.

"You can be up in the pit, right up next to the stage!" he said. "It's not a seated area, it's general admission. That's where the party happens."

Before the show, guests can take in sweeping views as they enjoy elegant outdoor dining. 12 Moons offers authentic Asian cuisine for lunch and dinner seven days-a-week, while Vista Prime Steaks and Seafood is open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday. Both restaurants serve thoughtfully prepared dishes loaded with locally sourced products.

"We really go above and beyond. We've got an extraordinary culinary team," said Decorah, as the Snoqualmie Valley glowed in the sunlight behind him. "With views like this - whether it's date night, or a birthday or anniversary - come out and have some dinner. It's a lot of fun."

This summer, the Snoqualmie Valley is home to all sorts of fun events perfect for the whole family. Snoqualmie Casino is a proud supporter of Red, White & Boom at the Snoqualmie Community Park, the perfect way to ring in the Fourth of July, featuring music, bounce houses, food trucks and, of course, an incredible professional fireworks show. Then on July 13th check out some ridiculous rides at DirtFish SummerFest, the ultimate event for car enthusiasts. On July 20th the community comes together for a day of fun at the North Bend Downtown Block Party.

At Snoqualmie Casino, the official kickoff to summer is June 29th. It's the last Saturday of the month, and the final day of the Cruisin' into Summer promotion.

"We're giving away four muscle cars in one day," said Decorah. "You've got to come check it out!"