Country fans love a good spirited live show, but hootenannies have been in short supply lately. The upcoming Heart Strings for Hope charity concert won’t exactly be a rowdy affair, though it should scratch that honky-tonk itch, an evening of music hosted by Grammy-nominated artist Bryan White that features performances from some of the biggest names in country music — Tim McGraw, LeAnn Rimes, Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreery and more. But it’s about more than just music: It’s also a chance to do some good. The concert is raising funds to expand the Inland Northwest-based MultiCare Behavioral Health Network and to support the national MusiCares program, which aims “to support mental health care in the music community” during a particularly turbulent era for artists. Ticket prices are staggered so you can pay what you’d like, and general admission starts at just $10.
Tue, March 9 at 6 pm • $10-$50 • multicareheartstrings.org
— Nathan Weinbender