No longer is the Festival at Sandpoint some secret live-music oasis that people bring their friends, family, blankets and bottles of wine to. This year’s 32nd annual event features one of its strongest lineups ever. The music festival kicks off with the Head and the Heart tonight at 7:30 pm, followed by Huey Lewis & the News (sold out), Nickel Creek, a family concert, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Ray LaMontagne, Montgomery Gentry and the Spokane Symphony over a two-week period. For those who don’t want the music party to end, four “Aftival” shows (21+) will rock on at the Hive following the following festival nights: Dirty Dozen Brass Band/DJ Logic (Aug. 8), Moon Taxi (Aug. 9), Big Sam's Funky Nation (Aug. 15) and Dr. John (Aug. 16).
Festival at Sandpoint • Aug. 7-10 and Aug. 14-17 • $6-$65 •