The Festival at Sandpoint has a star-studded 2019 lineup, ringing in its 37th year with two weekends of rock, pop, folk and bluegrass at Sandpoint's War Memorial Field in August.
Thursday, August 1
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
with special guests Lucius
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.
Friday, August 2
Walk Off The Earth with Shook Twins
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.
Saturday, August 3
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!
Friday, August 9
The Avett Brothers
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.”
Sunday, August 11
Grand Finale: Spokane Symphony with special guest Sybarite5
Spread your blanket on the grass, open your picnic basket and relax on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille to music from Mozart to Led Zeppelin. Sybarite5 is classical music’s most dynamic new ensemble, classically trained to knock your socks off! Complimentary wine tasting before the concert for those 21 and older and a fabulous fireworks display following the show.
Here's what you missed in 2018:
Aug. 2 — Big Head Todd & the Monsters
The Colorado-bred alt-rockers have dabbled in blues, jazz and funk since forming in the late '80s and have developed a fervent following in jam-band circles.
Aug. 3 — Amos Lee
A traditionalist whose smooth, Americana-influenced sound recalls the great singer-songwriters of the '70s, with the occasional tip of the hat to classic R&B.
Aug. 4 — ZZ Top
If you were bummed these bearded southern rock legends canceled their previously scheduled Northern Quest gig, fear not: They'll be taking over Sandpoint with those spinning guitars that made them MTV staples in the '80s.
Aug. 9 — Greensky Bluegrass
This five-piece from Kalamazoo puts a jammy, improv-heavy twist on old-school bluegrass, and the result has brought them some cult adoration.
Aug. 10 — Sublime with Rome
Although they didn't have a hit until after lead singer Bradley Nowell's death, Sublime has since had a long (but bumpy) trajectory, now with frontman Rome Ramirez. They're returning to the area following a Northern Quest gig with the Offspring last July.
Aug. 11 — Phillip Phillips and Gavin DeGraw
A co-headlining show with two adult contemporary favorites: Phillip Phillips is best known for winning the 11th season of American Idol and Gavin DeGraw for early 2000s hits like "I Don't Want to Be" and "Chariot."
Beyond those headliners, there will be a family concert on Aug. 5, which features music from the Festival Community Orchestra alongside carnival-style attractions, and the annual fireworks-finale performance by the Spokane Symphony closes things out on Aug. 12.