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Black Oak launches second concert season at Westside Pavilion
Midland opened up the second season of the Black Oak Concert Series at the Westside Pavilion on May 25 (KRISTINA HACKER/The Journal).

Black Oak Casino Resort’s Westside Pavilion is raising the curtain on another season of live entertainment, with some well-known performers on the line-up.

This is the second year for the live entertainment venue and organizers have put together a schedule that will bring country, classic rock, alternative rock, pop, and hip hop.

“We are bringing world-class entertainment to Tuolumne County,” said Black Oak Casino Resort General Manager Aaron Moss.

Black Oak Casino Resort projects that the second season will bring an estimated 50,000 visitors to the county.

“Our goal with the Black Oak Concert Series was to provide a new avenue for entertainment in the area,” said Moss. “Yet, the response it has received has exceeded our expectations, leaving us incredibly proud of the positive impact it will have on the county.

Westside pavilion
The Westside Pavilion can accommodate an audience of 6,000, with 2,700 reserved seating and 3,300 general admission lawn seating (KRISTINA HACKER/The Journal).

The concert series started on Memorial Weekend and will continue to Oct. 6. Scheduled to perform are: Sublime with Rome and special guest Common Kings on June 20; Lee Brice with special guest Tyler Farr on June 21; Pitbull with an as yet unnamed special guest on June 27; Chris Young with special guest Lindsay Ell on July 5; Snoop Dogg and Friends with the Isley Brothers, Warren G, and Kurupt on July 6; Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo and Melissa Etheridge on July 21; Bush, Live and Our Lady Peace on Aug. 9; Brantley Gilbert on Aug. 16; Bad Company and The Wallflowers on Sept. 1; and Peter Frampton Finale with Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening on Oct. 6.

The Westside Pavilion can accommodate an audience of 6,000, with 2,700 reserved seating and 3,300 general admission lawn seating, though the seating is changeable depending on if there is more demand for one type over another. Guests can bring blankets and chairs for the lawn section, though chairs cannot be higher than 36 inches from the ground. Black Oak also offers VIP packages with upfront seating, a separate entrance and a reserved area with food, drinks and restrooms.

The large stage is bookended by two giant screens that provide up close views of the performers even from the furthest seats. Moss credited the work of Lucky Shoe Productions in Ripon with raising the entire concert experience.

“Without them we wouldn’t be able to do all this,” Moss said.

Several eateries from the area have food trucks at the concert and there is a shaded picnic area with views of the large screens. The venue also offers beer, wine and cocktails.

Parking at the Westside Pavilion is free. The casino also has a free shuttle service that runs between the locations and runs continuously from the times the gates open to about one hour after the show ends.

“Whatever we do we just want it to be enjoyable,” Moss said.

The Westside Pavilion is located at 17807 Tuolumne Rd. in Tuolumne.

For more information on the Black Oak Concert Series, visit, or call (877) 747-7777. Tickets are available online through General admission tickets for lawn seating can be purchased at the Gift Basket at Black Oak Casino Resort.