'ENORMOUS' Blooper Reel Released, Feat. Dave Matthews, Jason Mraz, Lake Street Dive and others

Article Contributed by Milestone Publicity | Published on Tuesday, May 14, 2024

As preparations are underway for another busy concert season at The Gorge Amphitheatre in Quincy, WA, unreleased footage from the widely acclaimed documentary film, ENORMOUS: THE GORGE STORY — featuring Dave Matthews, Jason Mraz, Lake Street Dive, Shakey Graves, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Steve Miller and others — has been released, finding acts creating comedic viewpoints on how the topography of The Gorge could have been formed. The reel is a compilation of these humorous outtakes starting with Dave Matthews who is gearing up to headline The Gorge with another installment of his three-night engagements this summer (more info here).

ENORMOUS: THE GORGE STORY was directed by Nic Davis and produced by Tim Jack, CEO of JACKTV and 4:08 Productions, both earning an Emmy Award for their work on the film. Additionally, ENORMOUS: THE GORGE STORY secured multiple film festival awards, and found critical acclaim from The New York Times and Rolling Stone during its theatrical release.


It’s a story of unlikely beginnings and beautiful accidents that no one saw coming. ENORMOUS: THE GORGE STORY chronicles the evolution of a family-owned Washington winery — with a makeshift plywood stage — that eventually became “The Gorge,” an internationally-renowned concert venue that has attracted over seven 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 at the amphitheater in its 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.