Northwest Dance Venues

Downtown
Yakima, Washington

Some of the bands that performed at this place during thosse great years of NW music were:
 

American Breed
The Box Tops
Colors
The Grass Roots
Green Rain
The Lemon Pipers
October Country
Phat
Sky Saxon and the Seeds
Strawberry Alarm Clock
Three Dog Night
Time Exit
Tommy James and the Shondells
Merrilee and The Turnabouts
 

Others ??

Sky Saxon and the Seeds at the Downtown... a most excellent show as I recall.  Especially noteworthy was Daryl Hooper playing three keyboards in a cape.

WD Frank, October 2009


I built and ran this club with Harrell Whitney, the Coca Cola bottler.  I cleared out an old bowling alley downtown to build it.

The venue name was simply "Downtown".  I used the Petula Clark song in early radio spots.

Everybody played there including some national acts...  Box Tops, Grass Roots, American Breed, Tommy James and the Shondells, October Country, Lemon Pipers and many more.

Steve Montgomery, March 2011


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Last Update:   14 March 2011
Credits: Dennis Chartier, Larry Baker, Gail Branum, WD Frank, Steve Montgomery