Each year, the Festival at Sandpoint continues to bring out increasingly cool acts to the small lakeside town. Two years ago, the Avett Brothers rolled through, last year was The Head & the Heart and this summer, for the 33rd season, Wilco is coming. Yes, one of indie-rock's best takes to Memorial Field with a set that's sure to last well into the evening.
Other lineup acts to get excited about are Minnesota-based banjo lovers Trampled By Turtles and soul-rockers Lake Street Dive out of Boston.
Yet the concert series has never forgotten its roots. As always, the lineup melds national touring acts with local and regional talent. The family and grand finale concerts, featuring the Spokane Symphony and the Sandpoint Community Orchestra, are still here, too.
The 2015 summer concert lineup is:
AUG 6 – Arlo Guthrie
with Jonatha Brooke
AUG 7 – Ziggy Marley with Maw Band
AUG 8 – Vince Gill with the Barefoot Movement and Troy Bullock
AUG 9 – Family Concert feat. the Sandpoint Community Orchestra
AUG 13 – Lake Street Dive
with the Ballroom Thieves
AUG 14 – The Devil Makes Three and Trampled by Turtles
AUG 15 – Wilco
with Vetiver and Owen & McCoy
AUG 16 – Grand Finale feat. the Spokane Symphony
Prices range from $37 to $60 depending on the show, and are on sale now. The family concert is just $6 per person. Learn more at festivalatsandpoint.com.