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Festival at Sandpoint

August 1 - 11, 2019

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The Festival at Sandpoint is celebrating its 37th annual summer concert series, August 1 - 11, 2019

Join us for eight nights of eclectic music under the stars on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille in Sandpoint, Idaho. Since 1983, the non-profit Festival at Sandpoint has hosted its internationally renowned summer concert series in a laid-back and intimate atmosphere at Memorial Field in Sandpoint. With a capacity of only 4,000 people, it feels as though the artists are playing in your backyard... a private concert just for you and yours.

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The Festival at Sandpoint Lineup!

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1

NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS LUCIUS

NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS

NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS will kick off Sandpoint’s 37th annual summer concert series with their special brand of folk, Americana and vintage rhythm and blues.

Missouri-bred, Denver-based front man Nathaniel Rateliff has always been an omnivorous listener and player of music who started his career in his family’s band at church in Hermann, MO. Nearly throwing in the towel after a long on-and-off solo career, Rateliff garnered attention with the Night Sweats, the soulful R & B combo he formed in 2013. Their 2015 self-titled album became a massive hit, propelling them to two non-stop years on the road where the crowds grew larger with every show and the Night Sweats grew tighter and more vigorous. Hit songs like “S.O.B.,” “Hey Mama,” “I Need Never Get Old,” and “You Worry Me,” have a special way of comprising both an R & B party and a deeply personal confessional from Rateliff, who pens all the lyrics. Grounded in old-school soul and R & B, but far too urgent for the retro of revivalist tag, there are familiar elements of soul and garage rock, but also jazz, folk and even country. Stellar band members include: Joseph Pope III (bass), Patrick Meese (drums), Luke Mossman (Guitar), Mark Shusterman (keyboard), Andy Wild (saxophones) and Wesley Watkins (trumpet).

Special Guest LUCIUS

Special Guest LUCIUS is a four-piece indie pop band that got its start in Brooklyn, New York. Currently based in Los Angeles, the band consists of lead vocalists Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, drummer and producer Dan Molad, and lead guitarist Peter Lalish. Their three albums Wildewoman (2013), Good Grief (2016) and Nudes (2018) have received critical acclaim from the New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR and the Village Voice. Their track “Million Dollar Secret” premiered on the final season of the HBO series Girls.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A DANCE SHOW! 

The Festival venue will be configured differently for this concert to allow for an increased dancing/standing area in front of the stage. There will still be adequate sections for blankets, low chairs, high chairs and reserved patron and sponsor seating, as well as seated availability in the grandstands.

General Admission $59.95.

Gates open at 6:00 PM.

Early Entry $84.95. Gates open at 5:45 PM.

Concert starts at 7:30 PM.

 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2

WALK OFF THE EARTH

WITH SHOOK TWINS

WALK OFF THE EARTH

One part folk-pop, one part sketch group, and one part quickly musical experimenters, Canadian band WALK OFF THE EARTH formed in 2006 in Burlington, Ontario, became a sensation on YouTube and set the concert scene on fire with their dynamic live shows. Made up of multi-instrumentalists, the band has become known for its innovative cover songs which feature group members trading instruments with one another mid-song or elaborate one-take performances where the song is built piece by piece by a single member playing every instrument. Their cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” performed by all the band members simultaneously playing one guitar received over 70 million views in two months, earning Walk Off the Earth not only praise from the original artist, but a contract with Columbia Records which released their album R.E.V.O (an acronym of the band’s motto, “Realize Every Victory Outright”) in 2013.

Born and raised in Sandpoint, Idaho, Katelyn and Laurie Shook return home with their band to perform on the Festival at Sandpoint stage. The SHOOK TWINS’ style is often referred to as “quirky folk,” which incorporates acoustic instrumentation including banjo, guitar, upright bass, mandolin, ukulele, glockenspiel, djembe, and their signature golden egg. Twin harmonies layered on top of acoustic instrumentation are coupled with Laurie's beatboxing and inventive use of a looping machine, and Katelyn's repurposed telephone microphone. The use of electronics sets their sound apart, creating an eclectic and eccentric blend of folk, roots, pop and fun.

General Admission $44.95.

Doors open at 6:00 PM

Early Entry $69.95. Gates open at 5:45 PM.

Concert starts at 7:30 PM.

 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

JACKSON BROWNE

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It doesn’t get any better than Rock and Roll and Songwriting Hall of Fame legend JACKSON BROWNE playing the music you love, with his full band, on the shores of beautiful Lake Pend Oreille at The Festival at Sandpoint!

Starting his career in 1966 as a member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Browne soon ventured out on his own becoming an iconic member of the prolific class of California singer-songwriters of the 1970s. He has sold over 18 million albums in the United States, writing and recording songs such as "These Days", "The Pretender", "Running on Empty", "Lawyers in Love", "Doctor My Eyes", "Take It Easy", "For a Rocker", and "Somebody's Baby." In 2015, Rolling Stone ranked him as 37th in its list of the "100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time.”

This is sure to be one of this summer’s hottest concert tickets so grab yours today before they sell out!

General Admission $79.95.

Gates will open at 6:00 PM and the music starts at 7:30 PM.

 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4

FAMILY CONCERT

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Musical fun for the young and young at heart! The Festival presents its FAMILY CONCERT featuring The Festival Community Orchestra and Studio One Dancers. Favorite pre-concert activities include the Instrument Petting Zoo where kids can try out various instruments with guidance from musical mentors, an animal petting zoo, clowns, face painting, games galore and the popular Parents’ Corner where moms and dads can take a break from the chaos for a complimentary mini-massage.

All tickets are only $6.00. Activities begin when the gates open at 2:30 PM and the musical performance starts at 5:00 PM.

 
THURSDAY, AUGUST 8

LAKE STREET DIVE

WITH DARLINGSIDE

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Join the party!

Back on the Festival stage by popular demand… it’s indie pop, jazz, soul sensation LAKE STREET DIVE!

Influenced by classic pop and swing era jazz, the unique and talented group explains: “We want it to sound like the Beatles and Motown had a party together!” From their infectious reinvented covers of “I Want You Back” and “Rich Girl,” to fresh hits “Good Kisser,” and “I Can Change,” Rachel Price’s powerhouse lead vocals are complimented by Mick “McDuck” Olson (trumpet, guitar), Bridget Kearney (upright bass), Mike Calabrese (drums) and Akie Bermiss (keyboards) who lend backup vocals for the full package. The band members met while attending New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, A, and the band was named after a street with a host of dive bars in Olson’s hometown of Minneapolis.

Special guest DARLINGSIDE is an indie folk band from Boston whose style has been described by NPR as “exquisitely arranged, literary-minded, baroque folk-pop.” The New Yorker noted that “sometimes the sunshine breaks out in their harmonies and it feels like 1965 with David Crosby and the Byrds.” Rolling Stone called them “a ‘must-see’ act…locomotive folk-pop confections so richly executed it’s hard to tell if it’s one voice or twelve.” In fact, they are four friends from Williams College who are making a big name for themselves in the folk music world. In 2016 Folk Alliance International named Darlingside “Artist of the Year.”

BREWFEST tickets are available in advance for $10 -- which includes a commemorative pilsner glass and premium microbrew tastes.

General Admission $49.95. Gates open at 6:00 PM.

Early Entry $74.95. Gates open at 5:45 PM.

Brew tasting starts when gates open at 6:00 PM.

Concert starts at 7:00 PM.

 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 9

THE AVETT BROTHERS

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Alt country superstars THE AVETT BROTHERS combine bluegrass, country, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, indie rock, honky tonk, and ragtime to produce a novel sound described by the San Francisco Chronicle as having the "heavy sadness of Townes Van Zandt, the light pop concision of Buddy Holly, the tuneful jangle of the Beatles, and the raw energy of the Ramones.” Impossible to pigeon hole, the Grammy nominated and Americana Music Award winning Avett brothers Seth (guitar) and Scott (banjo) team up with Bob Crawford (Bass), Joe Kwon (cello) and Mike Marsh (drums) to perform one of the most popular and exciting live shows you’ll experience. Get your tickets before they sell out!

CHE APALACHE will open the show with their special brand of Latingrass, a mix of South American music and bluegrass. Hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, their repertoire ranges from songs featuring a variety of South American rhythms to a capella southern mountain gospel songs in four part harmony. CHE APALACHE will open the show with their special brand of Latingrass, a mix of South American music and bluegrass. Hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, their repertoire ranges from songs featuring a variety of South American rhythms to a capella southern mountain gospel songs in four part harmony.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A DANCE SHOW!

The Festival venue will be configured differently for this concert to allow for an increased dancing/standing area in front of the stage. There will still be adequate sections for blankets, low chairs, high chairs and reserved patron and sponsor seating, as well as seated availability in the grandstands.

General Admission $74.95. Gates open at 6:00 PM.

Early Entry $99.95 (Sold Out.) Gates open at 5:45 PM.

Concert starts at 7:30 PM.

 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10

KOOL & THE GANG

WITH LEROY BELL & HIS ONLY FRIENDS

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Celebrate summer with Grammy Award winning funk rock superstars KOOL & THE GANG. Sit back and enjoy the show or get up and get down on it! It’s all good at the Festival at Sandpoint. Brothers Robert “Kool” Bell and Ronald Bell formed their iconic band in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1964. The group has explored many musical styles including jazz, soul, funk, rock and pop, earning them two Grammys, seven American Music Awards and induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Their discography spans 23 studio albums and 70 singles including hits “Get Down On It,” “Ladies Night,” “Jungle Boogie,” “Cherish,” and the No. 1 “Celebrate.”

LLEROY BELL & HIS ONLY FRIENDS will open the show. Singer, Songwriter and X Factor Finalist Bell is a Sandpoint favorite, having performed with his band at the Panida Theater and at the Festival supporting Barenaked Ladies and Jonny Lang.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A DANCE SHOW!

The Festival venue will be configured differently for this concert to allow for an increased dancing/standing area in front of the stage. There will still be adequate sections for blankets, low chairs, high chairs and reserved patron and sponsor seating, as well as seated availability in the grandstands.

General Admission $64.95.

Gates open at 6:00 PM.

Early Entry $89.95. Gates open at 5:45 PM.

Concert starts at 7:30 PM.

 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 11

SPOKANE SYMPHONY

WITH SPECIAL GUEST SYBARITE5

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From Mozart to Led Zeppelin!

On Sunday, August 11th spread your blanket on the grass, open your picnic basket, and savor an evening with the Spokane Symphony, with special guests Sybarite5, on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille. Sybarite5 is classical music’s most dynamic new ensemble, classically trained to knock your socks off! The program begins with Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, followed by Sybarite5’s set including Szewczk’s The Rebel, Piazzolla’s Muerte del Angel, Grieg’s Holberg Suite Finale, Led Zeppelin’s Heartbreaker, A-ha’s Take On Me and Radio Head’s Paranoid Android. The second half of the program features Tchaikowsky’s Serenade for Strings. There’s a complimentary wine tasting before the concert and a fabulous fireworks display following the show.

Gates open early at 4:30 PM for the wine tasting event and the concert starts at 7:30 PM.

Tickets are $39.95 for adults, $10.95 for youth through 18 years.

 

 

Info/Tickets: (888) 265-4554 www.FestivalAtSandpoint.com

 
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