What to know if you’re heading to the Paul McCartney concert

SPOKANE, Wash. – Paul McCartney is just hours away from taking the stage at the Spokane Arena. 

The legendary musician is kicking off his “Got Back” tour right here in the Lilac City. If you have tickets, there are some things you will need to know before go. 

Schedule of events

Guest are asked to arrive early. There will be high security at venue entrances, but there is no opening act. 

The beer garden and outside merchandise tables opens at 4 p.m. 

Doors open at 6 p.m. and Paul McCartney may go on at 8 p.m. 


For those who have not been in the area in a while, the landscape is rapidly changing. Construction is underway on the new downtown Spokane stadium, which means many of the parking spots that used to be open for shows are no longer there.

Matt Meyer, Director of Entertainment at the Spokane Public Facilities District, said there is still plenty of parking around the area, however.

“What we realized, too, over the last two months because we’ve been watching this, kind of tracking with all of the different events that we had come through earlier this month, again with Eric Church, is that a lot of people don’t realize that there are a couple of bigger parking lots down by the Anthony’s. A couple Diamond lots, right across from the Anthony’s, don’t get utilized,” Meyer said.

COVID info

In alliance with state mandate, all COVID restrictions have been lifted for the show. Guests do not need to show proof of vaccination or a negative test, but people are encouraged to wear masks. 

Other important information

  • Guests may carry one clear bag that does not exceed 14” x 14” x 6” in size or one small clutch/purse/wallet that does not exceed 4.5” x 6.5” in size.
  • Parking at the Spokane Arena is $20 per car.
  • Ensure you have your digital ticket downloaded to your Apple Wallet or Google Pay app before you arrive.
  • All concession stands are cashless, but all major credit cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay are accepted.

Tickets are still available for purchase. Learn more here. 

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