Overlooking downtown Spokane atop a beautifully remodeled brick building while sipping beer and jamming out to live music — a Saturday night just doesn’t get any better. Last July, public radio station KYRS hosted Marmot Fest; the smaller, yet still rockin’, Rooftop Concert atop the Saranac Public House serves as the replacement for this year’s festival. KYRS has lined up some of the hottest local bands, including Phlegm Fatale, Fun Ladies and Outercourse, to perform at the show. The Inlander named Phlegm Fatale one of this year’s Bands to Watch due to their loud, in-your-face punk sound that local fans love. The garage band-esque Fun Ladies always are entertaining, while the Outercourse trio bring a fresh rock vibe many can enjoy. Show up early to guarantee a spot, as space is limited. Black Label Brewing is bringing the beer.
— Katy Burge