Amphitheater breaks attendance record
By MATT WASTRADOWSKI
Columbian Staff Writer
The Amphitheater at Clark County’s final show of the summer drew more fans than any other concert in the venue’s five-year history.
Journey, Heart and Cheap Trick attracted more than 17,300 fans to the venue on Sept. 21, said amphitheater marketing manager Keevin Wagner.
The trio of classic rock bands brought out more fans than any act at The Amphitheater at Clark County since Jimmy Buffett, who performed before a crowd of more than 16,000 in 2003.
Wagner didn’t expect Journey to headline the season’s most-attended show, but said he wasn’t surprised at its popularity, due to Northwest connections in the bands.
Heart, which rose to prominence in the 1970s, formed in Seattle. And Journey drummer Deen Castronovo lives in Salem, Ore.
Wagner also said it helped that the amphitheater offered discounts on blocks of four lawn-area tickets for the show.
The Police headlined the amphitheater’s second most-attended show of the season. The classic rock group drew more than 15,000 fans. Read the entire article here.