Friday, September 4, 2015

LABOR DAY WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Great Pig Out lineups, Fire Fest benefit

Posted By on Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 12:19 PM

The weather is threatening to turn into fall at any moment. But before it does, get out there for one last weekend of celebrating summer during Labor Day weekend. Below is a currated lineup for Pig Out in the Park live music and much more. Click here for the full Pig Out schedule.

At Pig Out: Try and get off work a little early today and head over to the City Hall Stage to catch the Hollers at 4 pm. The Seattle indie band is a perfect segue into the next Seattle rock band Duke Evers (which includes local Josh Starkel; read our story here). At 7:15 pm local folk act Folkinception takes to the City Hall stage. For those who like blues, Bakin’ Phat is a don’t miss at the River Stage at 9 pm. Meanwhile country crooner Junior Brown takes to the Clocktower Stage at the same time.

In case you miss Folkinception at Pig Out, head over to nYne to see them and awesome local rock act Pine League starting at 8 pm. All proceeds from this show will go to Patty Groenen and her family.

At Pig Out: Eating everything at Riverside Park is serious business this weekend, but make sure to listen to live music, too. Saturday at 3:15 pm don’t miss Soul Proprietor, whose jazzy/soulful tunes and huge sound kill every time, on the City Hall Stage. Later, on the same stage, the kids out there will get excited for local scream-rock act Nixon Rodeo at 7:30 pm. Kenny James Miller Band show what Kalispell, Montana, blues/power rock is all about at 9pm on the River Stage.

The Big Dipper hosts Coeur d’Alene-based Children of Atom’s demo release party. Expect the groovy stoner rock three-piece’s show to blow your mind, especially with the help of their openers Amnija, North Fork, 37 Street Signs and Project X. The all-ages show starts at 7:30 pm.

Fires have ravaged Washington state for far too long this year and Fire Fest ’15 Benefit, hosted by Pinnacle Northwest, looks to help the families and firefighters effected by the devastation most. The all-ages show features Corax42, Slipstream, Wicked Obsession, Dookie Trackshoes, Vultra, Armed and Dangerous, Dysfunktynal Kaos and more and starts at 5 pm over two stages. Donations are taken at the door.

At Pig Out: For a good, rockin’ cover band check out the Cronkites, who’ve been named best cover band in the Inlander’s Best Of poll, at 4 pm on the City Hall Stage. Armed with new material is Spokane’s own hip-hop orchestra Flying Spiders on the City Hall Stage at 6 pm. Legendrary drummer Peter Rivera, who now lives in Spokane, plays the Clocktower stage at 7 pm and singer-songwriter Whitney Mongé — read the local-turned-Seattleite’s story here — plays the river stage at 7:15 pm.
At Pig Out: Expect Labor Day Pig Out music to soar with bands like Echo Elysium, the DBC Band and Jazz Northwest Big Band. See the full lineup here.

For those still in town on Labor Day, go ahead and head down to Jones Radiator to see Chicana punk rockers Fea, hailing all the way from San Antonio. Local rockers the Smokes and the Blowouts open the set. The show starts at 7:30 pm and is $5 at the door. 

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Laura Johnson

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