This will be the fourth time Spokane’s venerable all-ages venue hosts the Bartlett Awards, and the evening has a lot going for it that you typically don’t find in an awards show. For one thing, no TV commercials! For another, you’ve probably actually seen most of the nominees in categories like “Best Local Rock Band” or “Best Local Singer-Songwriter” if you’ve spent any time at all checking out local music over the past year. Sure, there’s a little competition involved as Bartlett fans and friends vote in the winners in 10 categories, but consider this night a celebration of every artist nominated as well as one for the venue that provides vital sustenance to Spokane’s music scene. Between award presentations and teary/funny acceptance speeches you’ll get sets by Von the Baptist, Gabriella Rose and CATE.
Sat, Jan. 19 at 8 pm • Free • All ages • The Bartlett • 228 W. Sprague • thebartlettspokane.com • 747-2174
— Dan Nailen