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Snoqualmie Casino, city plan concerts

Snoqualmie Point Park will rock this summer as the site of a three-week concert series hosted by the Snoqualmie Casino.

The Snoqualmie City Council gave the OK for the shows, approving an agreement between the Snoqualmie Tribe, the city and the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust.

Shows will take place on Fridays and Saturdays, on three weekends in July.

Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson said the concerts could bring big names, and tourist dollars, to Snoqualmie.

Currently, the bowl at Point Park can seat about 4,500 people. The maximum seating at the casino’s concert venue is about 2,000.

The city of Snoqualmie would get a small piece of revenue from all tickets sold for the series. That money could offset funds to maintain the park, Larson said.

“We have to be creative enough to allow for some revenue-generating activities to take place” at the park, he said.

Snoqualmie Point Park, which was renovated in 2007, was not built with enough parking for a concert of that size. Concert-goers would likely be shuttled up the hill from the casino.

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