Marymoor Amphitheater Information
Marymoor Park is located on the north end of Lake Sammamish in Redmond, WA. The park is King County’s largest, oldest, and most popular park, with more than 3 million annual visitors coming to roam its 640 acres (2.6 km2).
A little history on the park before we get into the Amphitheater itself:
The historic Willowmoor farm and Clise Mansion lie at the western edge of the park, along with the Sammamish River. The farm and mansion were created in the early 1900s by James Clise, who was a banker. On the other hand, the landscaping was designed by the Olmsted Brothers. Additionally, the Clise Mansion is on the National Register of Historic Places. At the western end of the park, 2.1 acres are used by the Marymoor Community Gardener’s Association, one of the oldest public gardens in the country.
Ralph Dodd and two of his brothers, Dean & Lloyd Dodd were partners with Walter Nettleton in operating a large dairy farm. They work hand-in-hand at the Willowmoor farm from 1930 – 1964. However, the brothers renamed the farm Marymoor in honor of Walter’s young daughter, Mary Nettleton, who died in a bicycle accident. Although all 6 of Ralph Dodd’s brothers were happily married, Ralph remained single. It is said that Ralph considered the children of Bellevue’s Kemper Freeman to be his family, having lived at Marymoor when the Freeman’s resided there.
It was only in 2013, that the park became the home to a summer concert series known as Concerts at Marymoor, produced by AEG Live. “Forming this partnership with one of the largest concert promoters in the world will bring some of the best talents in the world to local audiences while generating revenue that helps support public access to King County Parks,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine. All revenue from the concert series, including 100% of the revenue from parking, directly supports the operation and maintenance of King County Parks’ facilities and public lands.
Additionally, the park hosts movies at Marymoor every summer. The scenic environment easily makes the 5000-capacity outdoor venue the home to Seattle’s best open-air concert series. The best part is that this intimate outdoor concert experience is only a 15-minute trip away from downtown Seattle.
Also, all Marymoor Park Concerts are booked and operated by AEG Live. It is the live-entertainment division of the L.A. based company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance, touring for a variety of programming, and multi-media production. AEG Live is the nation’s second-largest concert promotion, and touring company. It is comprised of special event, broadcast and exhibition divisions, fourteen regional offices, and numerous state-of-the-art venues nationwide. The company also has an international reach with a regional and local presence in San Diego, New York, Las Vegas, London, Nashville, Houston, Dallas, St. Louis, Atlanta, Denver, San Francisco, Florida, and Los Angeles.
For more information on the Marymoor Amphitheater at Marymoor Park, please see the specific pages below.
Arriving by car? Read about parking options on the Marymoor Amphitheater parking information page.
For information on ticket guarantee and other ticket related questions, view the Marymoor Amphitheater tickets page.
For information on accessible seating and to view the Marymoor Amphitheater seating chart page.