Women Run This Town

Making the Scene

Alicia Hauff photo

When you look around Spokane's nightlife, you see a lot of women doing a lot of work to make our scene a vibrant one, in numbers you just don't find in most cities.

Women own and co-own most of the clubs in town. They promote shows, manage artists, take pictures, run sound, perform as solo artists and lead bands, and educate the next generation of aspiring musicians. We talked to more than a dozen women who make the Spokane music scene what it is in 2019 — and there are many more out there, too. In the following pages they tell us what makes Spokane's scene different, and what having women in charge means for local music fans.

Read the stories here:



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About The Author

Dan Nailen

Dan Nailen is the managing editor of the Inlander, where he oversees coverage of arts and culture. He's previously written and edited for The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City Weekly, Missoula Independent, Salt Lake Magazine and The Oregonian. He grew up across the country in an Air Force family and studied at...