FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kristen Paul Desautel Hege Communications Office: 509-444-2350 ext. 105 firstname.lastname@example.org Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concerts Announced at Northern Quest Resort & Casino New Outdoor Venue is the First of its Kind in the Spokane Area, Can Accommodate More than 5,000 May 4, 2011 - Spokane, WA - Northern Quest Resort & Casino is proud to announce the launch of the Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concerts at Northern Quest Resort & Casino’s outdoor pavilion, a brand new intimate outdoor concert and event venue. The beautiful outdoor venue, located directly behind Northern Quest Resort, boasts more than 11,000 square feet of outdoor space which can hold over 5,000 people and is complete with beverage and food vendors to accommodate guests. The new venue will be unveiled in June for the opening of the Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concerts and can also be rented for private outdoor events, such as parties, corporate events, weddings, receptions and more. The Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concerts at Northern Quest Resort & Casino kicks off with seven exciting concerts featuring a variety of entertainment’s most exceptional talents: As part of The Last Encore Tour, The Judds will perform on Saturday, June 25. On Thursday, July 14, the Steve Miller Band takes the stage. Willie Nelson and Family will perform Sunday, July 31. The Beach Boys take the stage on Saturday, August 6 as a part of their 50th Anniversary Tour. 2011 Country Hall of Fame Inductee Reba McEntire performs on Friday, August 12 with special guest Sunny Sweeney. Toby Keith will perform with special guest Eric Church as part of his Locked and Loaded Tour Presented by Ford F-Series on Thursday, August 18. Santana, along with special guest Michael Franti, performs on Friday, August 26. “The Kalispel Tribe of Indians and Northern Quest Resort & Casino are thrilled to unveil our new outdoor venue and the Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concerts at Northern Quest Resort & Casino,” said Phil Haugen, General Manager of Northern Quest. “This venue is unlike any other in the Spokane region and will bring in big-name acts for people to enjoy. We saw a great opportunity for a unique outdoor venue like this and hope it brings local and regional visitors alike together for fantastic events and concerts. In many cases, people will be able to see performers in Spokane they otherwise would have had to travel to Seattle or Portland to see. We believe this is a wonderful opportunity to boost our region’s economy as well by attracting people to stay and play in Spokane.” All Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concerts will be reserved seating, with ticket prices starting at $55. Tickets for Toby Keith are now on sale. Tickets for The Judds will go on sale today, May 4 at 10:00am. Tickets for the remaining shows will be on sale starting Tuesday, May 17 at 10:00am. All concert tickets can be purchased by calling the Northern Quest box office at 1-877-777-5252 or by contacting TicketsWest at 1- 800-325-7328 or www.ticketswest.com. Concert and hotel packages will also be available for each show by calling 1-877-871-6772 or online at www.northernquest.com. All concerts require guests 14 years or younger to be accompanied by an adult. ### About Northern Quest Resort & Casino As the only tribally-owned AAA Four Diamond resort in the Inland Northwest and one of 27 lodgings in the entire state to receive this recognition, Northern Quest Resort & Casino welcomes visitors with a contemporary urban setting and 250 luxurious guest rooms and suites. Be pampered in the upscale spa and salon. Satisfy your hunger at one of 14 restaurants and lounges offering everything from burgers to fine dining, including the AAA Four Diamond restaurant Masselow’s, one of only six restaurants to receive the prestigious award in Washington. Cheer on your favorite team on the largest HDTV screen (measuring 30 X 10 feet) east of the Cascades. Or try your luck with true Las Vegas-style gaming, enjoy world-class entertainment. You can even schedule your next event, professional or personal, with our event and banquet services. Discover more about Northern Quest Resort & Casino at www.northernquest.com About the Kalispel Tribe of Indians Once one of the poorest Native American tribes in the U.S., the Kalispel Tribe of Indians is now one of the top ten private employers in the Spokane region. The historically humble and hospitable tribe operates Northern Quest Resort & Casino, the region’s premier destination resort. Tribal health and social service programs, supported by the resort, have increased the quality and life expectancy for tribal members and surrounding communities near the tribe’s reservation along the Pend Oreille River. The tribe maintains a number of other business enterprises, provides a total of 2,000 jobs, and has donated over $5 million to regional non-profit organizations. Find out more about the Kalispel Tribe’s rich cultural history and their progression at www.kalispeltribe.com.