Local music fans uttered a collective sigh of disappointment at the demise of Elkfest, the free music festival that rocked Browne’s Addition for 13 years. Elkfest ended last summer following issues with city permits and complaints from nearby businesses. During its run, the weekendlong block party showcased countless Spokane acts and brought bands like Minus the Bear, Pickwick and the Grizzled Mighty to the historic neighborhood. Enter Cannonball, a new music event that you could classify as a mini Elkfest. It’ll be family friendly (with a beer garden for those looking to imbibe) and features live, local bands — the Rub, Indian Goat, Kung Fu Vinyl, Buffalo Jones and more — throughout the day. Oh, and it’s also free. Stick around for the after party at 10 pm at Pacific Pizza and boogie with DJs Unifest and Moon Wild.
Sat, June 8 at 3 pm • All ages • Second and Cannon St., Browne’s Addition • facebook.com/cannonballbrownesaddition
— Nathan Weinbender