Friday, August 5, 2016

WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Gleason Fest, final KYRS rooftop show and Festival at Sandpoint

Posted By on Fri, Aug 5, 2016 at 2:56 PM

Lap up these final weekends of summer with some awesome tunes and beautiful sunshine. 

Last fall, when Gregory Alan Isakov was in town playing solo here for the first time, the show sold out. Now the South African singer/songwriter (by way of Colorado) is back with the Ghost Orchestra, but this time he's playing the Knitting Factory. Expect pure and utter beauty. The show begins at 8 pm and is $27.50 at the door. 

The Hillyard Festival kicks off tonight. Check out all of the music and art and parade and fireworks information you ever wanted for this all-ages free three-day event right here. 

KYRS hosts its final rooftop show of the summer with three extremely talented local bands taking the stage. There's Inlander Band to Watch the Smokes, brand new soul act Nat Park & the Tunnels of Love (this is the band's third show ever, which you can read about in this week's preview story) and finally Spokane's own hip-hop orchestra, the Flying Spiders. Cost is $1-$5 donation, and the festivities begin at 7 pm. 

For those looking for a rooftop after-party, the Baby Bar offers up a free show starting at 9:30 pm. The lineup includes Panther Car (from Montana) and also local artists the Dancing Plague of 1518 and Wild Pacific

This year’s Festival at Sandpoint kicked off Thursday with Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, but the big excitement comes when Emmylou Harris takes the stage Saturday. The Country Music Hall of Fame singer-songwriter never ceases to impress with her wide catalogue of originals, covers and collaborations (with artists as diverse as Beck, Dolly Parton and Elvis Costello). Expect her set to end the first weekend of the Sandpoint festival on a high note. See the whole lineup right here. ALSO, don't forget about Aftival shows put on at the Hive right after the Festival at Sandpoint's events. Saturday's artist is Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

What was once a block party is now moving to Riverfront Park. That's right, this year's Gleason Fest is bigger and better than ever. Artists include Portugal. the Man, Pickwick, Delbert the Band, Duke Evers and Hey! is for Horses. Check out our huge story about the festival and also Spokane's own Steve Gleason right here. Doors open at 2 pm and cost is $30 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.