The Festival at Sandpoint will announce the 2020 lineup in the spring, ringing in its 38th year with two weekends of rock, pop, folk and bluegrass at Sandpoint's War Memorial Field in August.
Here's what you missed in 2019:
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats with special guests Lucius
Walk Off The Earth with Shook Twins
FAMILY CONCERT featuring The Festival Community Orchestra and Studio One Dancers.
Lake Street Dive with Darlingside
The Avett Brothers
Kool & The Gang with Leroy Bell & His Only Friends
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.