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McGraw, Mars, Linkin Park added to Gorge lineup

We've got Sasquatch (twice), Jack Johnson, Bruno Mars and Dave Matthews on the books. Now add Tim McGraw, Linkin Park and Jared Leto to the mix.

We're talking about summer at the Gorge Amphitheatre. Concert promoters Live Nation this week announced the lineup for the third Watershed festival - think Sasquatch for country fans - and a late summer show featuring newly minted Oscar winner Leto and his band, 30 Seconds to Mars.

Watershed, set for Aug. 1-3, will feature megastar McGraw, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, the Eli Young Band, Billy Currington and Cassadee Pope, among many others. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. March 13 through Ticketmaster. It'll set you back $175 for the three-day festival.

On Sept. 13, the Gorge will host the Grammy-winning rock band Linkin Park, Leto's 30 Seconds to Mars (which features Leto's brother Shannon on drums) and the group AFI. Those tickets will range from $43.50 to $94, and go on sale Friday through Ticketmaster.

Also announced this week? A two-show date with comedian George Lopez at Northern Quest Casino. The catch? It's June 6, the same night Lily Tomlin is at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. However, as the folks at Northern Quest pointed out on Twitter, Lopez is doing two shows. Don't want to choose? Head to his early show out the West Plains, then drive downtown for Tomlin's gig at the Fox.

Either way, tickets to either of Lopez's shows are on sale at 8:30 a.m. Saturday through the casino.

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