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When Kidd Afrika rolled into Seattle in the summer of 1971, Gold Creek Park, (the “Dome”), in Woodinville, was notorious for its version of Woodstock, with the first major Rock Festival in the Northwest.
Kidd Afrika became the house band, opening for many of the name acts that rolled through, including Elvin Bishop, Barry Melton, Harvey Mandel and Buckwheat, (remember them? . . . not many do). Gold Creek housed the band on the property, at one point putting us in the “Old Western Fort”. Part of our income included “canned food” brought by patrons of the shows, (see flyer). Tuna sandwiches for all!! When a big rain storm hit the area, it washed tons of trout into the man-made pond, so we would regularly catch our breakfast. One morning, Barry Melton comes to town and immediately makes his way to the fishing poles. They didn’t call him “The Fish” for nothin’.
Donny Marrow, April 2013
Cold Creek was our first job ever and we had to do our own advertising. Basically we had to bag the owner to let us play there. The offer was 50% of the door. I think we maybe made 50 bucks if we were lucky, but it was a great experience. It gave us a start!!!
John Gordon, December 2006
Image Courtesy of Richard Evans
This scan of an original Allman Bros Band poster from the Gold Creek venue sold at auction in late 2013 for around $3,400.00!
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Last Update: 8 November 2017
Credits: Randy Solvang, Richard Evans, John Gordon, Don Edge, Fred Raxter, Richard Evans, Steve Thurgood, Paul Halvorson, Donny Marrow, Jack Weston, Myrl W. Siereveld, Evin