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Friday, June 18, 2021

The Friends of Manito Art Festival coming July 31



Join the Friends of Manito for this first art festival to take place in iconic Manito Park on Saturday, July 31 from 11am-6pm on the green east of Duncan Garden. In celebration of Spokane artist Chris Bovey and his new Manito Rose Garden print, have collaborated to design the poster for the festival. You can shop for this new print by visiting his shop at etsy.com/shop/VintagePrintNW.

Registration is open for The Friends of Manito Art Festival. If you are an artist interested in having a booth at this event, visit thefriendsofmanito.org. Applications are open until Wednesday, June 30.


KPBX Kids' Concert Broadcast: Little Red Shed June 19



Spokane Public Radio's next free Kids Concert is this Saturday, June 19 at 1pm, and will explore the American roots music of Little Red Shed on KPBX 91.1. The concert will be available for streaming at spokanepublicradio.org.

Ken Glastre, Charley Gurche and Kevin Brown have been performing together for nearly 20 years as part of the rhythm & bluegrass quintet Big Red Barn. Little Red Shed is the trio version of this combo, with a repertoire that travels the slower backroads of American Roots Music. The members include Kevin Brown on guitar and mandolin, Ken Glastre on guitar and mandolin, and Charley Gurche on banjo and Dobro. Listen with the whole family as these three long-time friends and bandmates share in the music making, camaraderie and history of American Roots music.

For more information, visit spokanepublicradio.org.

Cycle Celebration coming July 25



Since 2013, the Spokane Valley Cycle Celebration presented by Valleyfest brings all varieties of bike riders together for healthy opportunities to explore the Spokane area up close. This year's Cycle Celebration is Sunday, July 25 at Mirabeau Point Park. Choose between a 50-mile, 25-mile, and 10-mile ride.

First, the cycle celebration begins with the 50-mile 'Hills Around the Valley' ride, which loops bikers as far north as Mead and includes a few challenging hills, and riders start at 8am. Then, the 25-mile 'Adventure Ride' runs mostly south of Spokane Valley and kicks off at 9am. Finally, the 10-mile 'Family Friendly' ride is an easy route that follows the Centennial Trail to the Barker Trailhead, and then back to Mirabeau Point Park. The Family Ride offers fabulous scenic views of the Spokane River. This final ride starts at 9:30am. All bike rides start at the North Centennial Trail Head across from Mirabeau Point Park at 13500 E. Mirabeau Parkway in Spokane Valley.

Online registration closes on Saturday, July 24. To register, visit cyclecelebration.com.


Coeur d'Alene Big Band performs at Arbor Crest this Sunday

On Sunday, June 20, Coeur d'Alene Big Band performs as part of the Arbor Crest Summer Concert Series. Music runs from 5:30-7:30pm. Also this Sunday, Island Style Food Truck will be at Arbor Crest for the concert. They will be serving as another option alongside Arbor Crest's in-house Mediterranean Inspired Menu.

All guests attending must purchase a General Admission Ticket for admittance to the concert grounds. VIP reserved seating available. Visit www.arborcrest.com.


Dwight Yoakam performing at First Interstate Center September 19



Country star and Grammy Award winner Dwight Yoakam comes to Spokane on Sunday, September 19 for a performance at First Interstate Center for the Arts. Yoakam released his bluegrass album Swimmin' Pools, Movie Stars in 2016 and it features a band of bluegrass luminaries, and contains a collection of reinterpreted favorites from his catalogue, as well as a cover of Prince's 'Purple Rain'. This album reflects the love for bluegrass music that Yoakam developed at an early age in Kentucky and that has inspired him for many years thereafter. In 2018, Yoakam released two songs, 'Pretty Horses' and 'Then Came Monday'.

Tickets go on sale today, Friday, June 18 at www.ticketswest.com.




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