By Andy Rathbun Herald Writer
If the shortening days didn’t clue you in, maybe the concert calendar will: Summer is ending.
The last of the outdoor shows are wrapping up at several venues this weekend.
Let’s start at the Chateau Ste. Michelle, which will close its summer series with a jam-packed weekend.
Crosby, Stills and Nash play the venue Friday night.
The folk rock trio has been doing victory laps for years on the strength of old hits like “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” and “Just a Song Before I Go.”
That isn’t to say the accolades are undeserved. The group inspired countless imitators, some rightfully praised, like Seattle’s own Fleet Foxes.
Tickets are sold out, but call the winery at 425-488-1133 to see if last-minute seats open up.
On Saturday night, Chicago also will play a sold-out show at the venue.
The group, well-known for its bright horn section and hits like “Saturday in the Park,” remains active today. It most recently released a Christmas album, “O Christmas Three.”
Call the winery at 425-488-1133 to see if seats open up.
Finally, the Chateau’s summer schedule ends Sunday night with a visit from Huey Lewis and the News.
The famed group released an album of soul music covers in 2010, “Soulsville.” Expect to hear a song or two off that.
The rest of the set should be filled by the group’s jubilant pop anthems, including “The Power of Love” and “I Want a New Drug.”
Tickets are $58.50 to $80.25 to ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
Marymoor Park also will conclude its summer season with a show by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, the indie folk group known for its feisty live shows. The band plays at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Edward Sharpe’s new album, “Here,” debuted this spring at No. 5 on the Billboard 200, despite its failure to produce a big hit.
Granted, his group already has one of those: Its earlier track, the inescapable “Home,” has been certified as a gold single.
Tickets are $48 at ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
Indoors, the Hometown Hootenanny will pay tribute to Nashville legends at the Historic Everett Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
The group, made up of local musicians, will cover songs like “Ring of Fire” and “Good Hearted Woman” during the family friendly show.
Tickets are $16.50 to $13 for adults, or $5 for children, at www.brownpapertickets.com or 425-258-6766.
Meanwhile in Seattle, the Paramount Theatre will host a handful of indie rock faves, starting Friday night when Hot Chip plays.
The London group makes infectious electro-pop anthems like “Ready for the Floor.” The group is touring behind “In Our Heads,” which reached No. 62 on the Billboard 200, a new height on the charts for the band.
Tickets are $33 at stgpresents.org or 877-784-4849.
Then, local favorites the Head and the Heart play the venue at 8 p.m. Saturday.
The folky Seattle pop group made a splash on rock radio in 2011 with its single “Lost In My Mind.” After the tour ends, the group plans to head back to the studio to record its second album.
Tickets are $26.25 at stgpresents.org or 877-784-4849.
Finally, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Animal Collective hit the Paramount, two weeks after the release of its latest psychedelic opus, “Centipede Hz.”
Tickets are $27.25 at stgpresents.org or 877-784-4849.
Andy Rathbun: email@example.com, 425-339-3479.