Thursday, May 22, 2014

What’s new at Volume 2014?

Posted By on Thu, May 22, 2014 at 10:01 AM

It’s still everything you’d expect out of the Inlander’s music festival — 80 mostly local bands practically taking over downtown Spokane the last weekend in May. But this year we’ve added a few new things to keep you on your toes.

After losing the incomparable Isamu “Som” Jordan last fall, we wanted to find a way to pay tribute to the man who brought so much joy to the Spokane music scene. This year, we’re bringing back his soul brunch. Boots Bakery and Lounge hosts the event starting at 11 am next Saturday. DJs Supervillain and Breezy Brown will serenade brunch-goers with soulful tunes. The event is free and open to everyone.

The Bartlett will showcase area poets in between live music next Friday night. Mark Anderson, Lauren Gilmore and Kurt Olson will all be there to make you think just a little deeper about the meaning of life and such. Saturday, Neato Burrito hosts poets Isaac Grambo and Danni Oliver

Show your Volume wristbands to get special discounts at places like Bistango, River City Brewing, Sublime Vapor, Rock City Grill, Atticus, the Music Corner and De Soleil. Of course, many of the event venues will also offer drink specials. Just ask the nearest bartender.

Before getting into the music later that night, you should head down to INK Art Space to sit in on the State of the Spokane Scene panel discussion at 2 pm on Saturday. Find out how things in local music scene are and where they’re headed. The event is free and open to all ages.

Panelists include: Shannon Halberstadt with Spokane Arts and Seattle's Vera Project, Patrick Kendrick of Platform Booking, Terrain, Volume, Garland Block Party, etc., Tina Morrison of Professional Musicians of the Inland NW and Local 105 AFM, Marshall Powell with Elkfest, Audrey Connor for house shows/DIY and Leah Sottile with Volume and the Inlander.

A portion of this year’s Volume proceeds will go to INK Art Space.

Also, just in case, know you can still buy two-day passes for the event!

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Laura Johnson

Laura moved to the great Inland Pacific Northwest this summer. She is the Inlander's new music editor.