Live Bands

Paradiso Festival

When: June 24-25 2016

Similar to the Electric Daisy Carnival that hit Las Vegas last weekend, the Gorge’s Paradiso Festival can get scorching hot — temperature- and talent-wise. Artists/DJs like Datsik, Chris Lorenzo and Bassnectar are set to fill the amphitheatre and surrounding stages this weekend with vivid light shows and a whole bunch of thumping and intoxicating electronic dance music (EDM). But mixed in with brutal sunshine, drug use and a culture that pushes people to dance and jump late into the night, the combination can be fatal — one 22-year-old died last year. The kids (the college-age concertgoers who make up most of the thousands) are all there to let loose, but to everyone headed that way this weekend, we say: Stay hydrated (filling up at the free water stations) and wear sunscreen.

Laura Johnson

Price: $200