Year in Music Festivals

There’s an event for you, no matter your musical tastes

click to enlarge Festival at Sandpoint
Festival at Sandpoint


After learning from last year’s kickoff, the now annual festival at the Bartlett and nYne is back with a cheaper price tag and even more exciting local and regional indie acts. The hippest hipsters, though it’s all-ages. Folk, indie rock, electronic. Weekend wristband $30; Oct. 9-10.


The two-week event celebrates Johann Sebastian Bach’s life’s work and the music he inspired long after he left this earth. From malls to churches, concerts take place all around Spokane and include local and national talent. Classical music lovers. Classical. Performances range from free to $220; Feb. 22-March 6.


The best up-and-coming regional acts, along with some of the most thrilling national acts, converge on the glorious Gorge Amphitheatre for a weekend of musical mayhem. West Coast music fans of all ages & states of mind, including plenty of Canadians. Everything. Four-day pass $350, not including camping; Memorial Day Weekend


A free neighborhood block party, featuring local and regional talent, that reminds people just how cool and open Browne’s Addition is. A bunch of bros, & everyone else. Mostly rock, indie & hip-hop. Free; first weekend in June.


This event illustrates the Inland Northwest’s love of top pop-country artists; each year, the wildly popular festival at the Gorge sells out in mere minutes. Folks with boots, cowboy hats & a penchant for Bud Light. Country. $200; camping not included, Early August.


The location at War Memorial Field, surrounded by glorious mountains and water, continues to host some of the biggest acts coming through the Inland Northwest during the summer. Those who enjoy legally BYOB-ing at a music event. Everything from classical to hot indie acts. $40 to $60 per show; family concert night is $6, takes place over two weeks in early to mid-August.

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