WHAT'S UP?: Spokane Brewers Fest, Art on the Green, Willie, Jerry and more

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Thursday, Aug. 2

MUSIC | The oh-so-funky Isley Brothers are still going strong decades into the game, and you can bet their show at Coeur d'Alene Casino will be full of familiar hits. Like this one, although I wouldn't expect R. Kelly to show up:

WORDS | Before Lance Armstrong's scandal for his tainted Tour de France wins, America had a hero who had won multiple Tours in Greg LeMond. A life-threatening injury and schism from American racing during the Armstrong years pushed LeMond to the side, but author Daniel de Vise found a lot to write about, and he'll be at Auntie's to discuss his book The Comeback.

Friday, Aug. 3

MUSIC | I know the show is "sold out" but where there's a will, there's a way (and the internet) to find tickets for the Willie Nelson/Alison Krauss show tonight at Northern Quest. Two legends and fine live performers, they together make for one of the must-see shows of the summer.

FESTIVAL | The 50th anniversary of Art on the Green in CdA gets underway today, and runs through Sunday. Watch for the new Inlander for a story on how it grew into an amazing art fest.

MUSIC | Locals the Ragtag Romantics sign off with a farewell show tonight at the Big Dipper.

Saturday, Aug. 4

BEER | It's the Spokane Brewers Festival at the Spokane Arena, and this time, it's air-conditioned! After a couple of toasty years out in the parking lot, the festivities are moving inside and the festival is just one day. You'll sample dozens of beers and hear music from the Smokey Brights, South Hill and more on a stage curated by the Inlander.

WORDS | Join the party as Scablands Books releases local poet Aileen Keown Vaux's chapbook called Consolation Prize with a bash at Interpunct Press.

MUSIC | One of the baddest players on the planet, Sam Bush, swings by the Hive in Sandpoint for a show that will thrill you thanks to his mandolin chops. Trust me on that. If you're going to the Festival at Sandpoint for ZZ Top, consider this a nice nightcap. Here's a taste:

Ellen Travolta Presents: Saving Christmas @ The Coeur d'Alene Resort

Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. and Sundays, 5-6 p.m. Continues through Dec. 19
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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, The Oregonian and KUER-FM. He grew up seeing the country in an Air Force family and studied...