Trafalgar Releasing today announced the upcoming release of Enormous: The Gorge Story, coming to cinemas across the US for a one-night-only event on April 28, 2020. Tickets are now on sale at www.EnormousMovie.com.
There’s no place like it in the world. There’s just something so enormous and endless about the place.
Enormous: The Gorge Story chronicles how a family-owned Washington winery – with a makeshift plywood stage – eventually became “The Gorge,” an internationally-renowned concert venue that has attracted over 7 million fans, and the world’s biggest musicians, to a patch of rural farmland “150 miles from nowhere.”
Despite the long trek (and perhaps because of it), The Gorge has become “a pilgrimage for the artist and the audience,” according to Jason Mraz, who first played the amphitheaters parking lot during one of Dave Matthews’ epic three-day shows. And if you’ve ever been to The Gorge, you know exactly what he means. The setting is breathtaking, the performances are unparalleled, and the community among its fans is undeniable.
From origins to impact, this heartfelt documentary weaves together personal stories from music legends Dave Matthews, Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Jason Mraz, Dierks Bentley and Steve Miller, with the emotional narratives of audience members that have built their lives around the venue. These stories reveal how a simple stage, at an upstart winery, ascended to become “The Gorge,” a Billboard, Pollstar and ACM winning music venue.
When people ask me about our band, about Pearl Jam, ‘where is your favorite place to play in the world?’ This is always number one.
Mike McCready, Pearl Jam
In addition to the full-length film, this one-night-only screening will feature exclusive, never-before-seen interviews with Hozier, Phantogram, and Portugal.The Man. The night will also include a world premiere of The Enormisodes – five mini-documentaries about The Gorge – along with a blooper reel featuring Dave Matthews, Jason Mraz, and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, among others.
I think the Gorge works because it’s a pilgrimage for both the artist and the audience. Just arriving there, you feel like you’ve accomplished something.
Participating theaters and tickets can be found at www.EnormousMovie.com.