Patriot Night Under the Lights

July 4, 2024

This July 4th will be BIG as the Kittitas Valley Event Center holds the 5th annual Patriot Night Under the Lights! “There Ain’t Nothing Wrong with the Radio” but hearing concert headliner Aaron Tippin live on stage will be even better! With a wide smile and engaging Southern drawl, Aaron Tippin proclaims he’s the “luckiest hillbilly that has ever lived,” and there’s no arguing it. After all, he’s been struck by lightning twice and lived to tell, piloted planes with engine failure, and is still going strong in the music business for over three decades. He’s earned six gold albums and one platinum. He’s released more than 30 singles, including such hits as “You’ve Got to Stand for Something,” “My Blue Angel,” “I Wouldn’t Have it Any Other Way,” “Kiss This,” and “Workin’ Man’s Ph. D.” It will truly be a night “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly” in the Ellensburg Rodeo Arena!
Food vendors and the Behind the Chutes beer garden will be open at 5:00PM. The concert starts at 7:00pm with opening act Huckleberry Road with arena doors opening at 6:00pm. Get front-of-stage access for all ages as the arena floor will be split with a family zone and a beer garden zone (for those 21 years and older). It’s sure to be a great show for the whole family! There will be a professional fireworks show at 9:45pm to close out the concert before the Patriot After Party (21 and over only) in Behind the Chutes.
The Patriot After Party will be even bigger this year featuring one of People Magazine’s “50 Hottest Bachelors” that will have you dancing until midnight with hits like “I’ll Bring the Music,” “Pickin’ Wildflowers,” and “XXL.” Keith Anderson was the top New Male Artist of 2005 and has also co-wrote many award-winning country hits such as “Lost In This Moment” for Big & Rich and “Beer Run (B Double E Double Are You In?)” for Garth Brooks and George Jones. He will surely put on a high-energy performance that’s just right for the After Party vibe.
Tickets go on sale April 1st and can be purchased at or at the Event Center Box Office located at 901 E 7th Ave in Ellensburg. Ticket prices are $50 and are all General Admission, so you can choose to be on the arena floor or up in the seats.
Questions can also be called into the KVEC office at 509-962-7639 or emailed to


5:00 PM - 11:30 PM


Kittitas Valley Event Center - Ellensburg Rodeo Arena