It's summer time and the local music scenes around the Mid Columbia are hosting shows every weekend. If you're a rock music lover and you want to start attending shows for local musicians and touring acts, here are the top four music venues in the Mid Columbia:

1) Ray's Golden Lion

Ray's Golden Lion

Located in the Uptown Plaza Shopping Center at 1353 George Washington Way in Richland, Ray's Golden Lion hosts shows every weekend. Most are all ages and the venue showcases all kinds of rock including psychedelic, alternative and punk. Ray's truly provides "a great place for local and national touring artists to perform and entertain their talent and audiences." For more information on Ray's Golden Lion or to view upcoming shows, go to their Facebook page.

2) The Stove Top

The Stove Top

Founded in 2010, The Stove Top is a venue located in the 500-square-foot shop in the owner's backyard! Although they are a small-house venue, they host great shows with local musicians as well as touring acts. The owners of The Stove Top say their mission is to "to get people in the Tri-Cities to play music again!" The Stove Top hosts all ages shows and is located at 2215 W. 6th Ave in Kennewick, Washington. For more information on The Stove top or upcoming events visit their Facebook page.

3) BE'n Towne

BE'n Towne

Be'n Walla Walla

Located at 16 S. Colville Street in Walla Walla, the BE'n Towne music venue is attracting a lot of attention in the local rock music scene. BE'n Towne is an all ages venue ran mostly by young local volunteers. The venue hosts both local and touring acts. The owners say BE'n Towne is a "community VenYou, DIY ReSource Center for CREATIVE, PERFORMANCE ARTISTS, HEALING and HOLISTIC Practitioners in Walla Walla, WA and surrounding areas." For more information on BE'n Towne or upcoming shows visit their Facebook page.

4) The Emerald Of Siam

The Emerald of Siam

For over three decades, The Emerald Of Siam has been providing the Tri-Cities with some delicious Thai food. Aside from serving great food, The Emerald of Siam is also a music venue on Wednesday through Saturday nights. They host shows for local and touring acts as well as having open mic and jam nights. The ages allowed differ depending on the show. The Emerald of Siam is located at 1314 Jadwin Avenue in Richland. For more information on this venue or for upcoming events visit their Facebook page.