Monday, April 11, 2016

UPDATE: Northern Quest's 2016 summer concert series adds Dolly Parton, Duran Duran

Posted By on Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 9:29 AM

click to enlarge Country royalty Dolly Parton comes to Airway Heights in September.
Country royalty Dolly Parton comes to Airway Heights in September.

UPDATE: It’s time to look toward the summer, when a stellar concert lineup heads toward the Northern Quest Resort & Casino's outdoor venue. Today, the 2016 Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concert lineup grew with the announcements of Dolly Parton and Duran Duran. Tickets for these two shows go on sale April 16. 

Duran Duran - Sept. 2, $65/$85/$105
The '80s synthpop sensations, who never did officially break up, are back out touring. The English act has seen a recent resurgence in popularity with their 2015 album Paper Gods getting them back in the spotlight. 

Dolly Parton - Sept. 22, $89/$109/$129
Yes, country legend and feminist Dolly Parton is set to finish out this year's concert series. She may be 70, but this woman, who wrote the seminal hits "Jolene" and "I Will Always Love You" (before Whitney got her hands on it) is still ever the performer. There's a whole section of her tour bus designated for glitzy outfits and wigs — you know she's gonna entertain. 

Here’s what was previously announced for the series:

Goo Goo Dolls with Collective Soul & Tribe Society – July 6, $45/$55/$75
After their big hits in the 1990s, Goo Goo Dolls are still working hard, recently recording a brand new album at Bear Creek Studio in Woodinville, Washington, which they’re touring behind this summer.

The Avett Bros with Grace Potter – July 19, $45/$55/$75
The Americana act the Avett Brothers have just announced — with a letter that sounded almost like they were breaking up — that they’re releasing a new album, called True Sadness, in June and with this show, we’ll get to hear it live. And don't show up late for this one: opener Grace Potter has pipes and legs for days. 

Culture Club with English Beat & Berlin – Aug. 12, $
click to enlarge The original Culture Club lineup, including Boy George, comes through Northern Quest this summer.
The original Culture Club lineup, including Boy George, comes through Northern Quest this summer.
The English Beat has already rolled through the Bartlett twice in about a year’s time, but here they open for the new wave '80s group, Boy George’s own Culture Club, who are now touring with the original lineup.

Big & Rich and Gary Allan – Aug. 17, $55/$65/$85
Country duo Big & Rich went on a hiatus from 2008-2011, but now they're running strong. 

Steve Miller Band with Foghat – Aug. 22, $55/$65/$85
Steve Miller Band was last in the area for the Festival at Sandpoint in 2013, and psychedelic rock fans will be pleased to have "the Joker" back in our midst. Classic-rock act Foghat is still kickin’ and opening.

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Melissa Etheridge – Aug. 27, $45/$55/$75
Melissa Etheridge returns to this particular summer concert series for the second year in a row. While last time she threw down a party with Blondie and Joan Jett, this time she’s with Pat Benatar and her husband/guitarist Neil Giraldo.

Dierks Bentley – Sept. 21, $75/$95/$115
He’s country, and a lot of people are excited about that.

Call the box office at 481-6700 or go to for tickets and information. 

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