Northwest Dance Venue

Land of The Giants
Portland Avenue
Tacoma, Washington
Some of the bands that this place during those great years of NW music were:


Others ???

I came up to Tacoma in 1971.  My sister and Brother-in-law were my partners.  We took a 5000 sq. foot building and created a Disco but, the Tacomans were not ready for dancing to records and requested bands and so I responded.  We built a stage and bought a sound system and the rest is history.

I booked local black bands and bands from California.  The LAND OF THE GIANTS also had a record shop inside called "NIKKI'S Records".  I received my booking license from the AFM  American Federation of Musicians Union which allowed me to book bands in the USA and Canada.  I started producing concerts my first one was at The University of Puget Sound in the Gym (ed note: UPS Field House) with the Ohio Players, Black & White Affair and other groups.  From that I have produced many Live and Television Standup comedian shows-Music Concerts and Stage Plays etc...

Nikki Johnson, November 2004

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Last Update:   24 July 2011
Credits: Nikki Johnson