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Coeur d’Alene Blues Festival

March 28-30. Begins Friday afternoon with a free performance by Roberson, BZ & Flores in Whispers Lounge from 4-6:30 p.m.; Friday evening boarding at 7 p.m. with a Blues Cruise with two boats hooked together and a live band on each one, The Fat Tones and Kenny James Miller Band; Friday at 9 p.m. for a free after-cruise party with Bakin’ Phat in the Plaza Center Court.

Continues Saturday from noon-4 p.m., with a Roof Top Blues Party featuring two bands on the Coeur d’Alene Resort Terrace, $5 or free with festival bracelet; Saturday, noon-3 p.m. with free performance by The Doghouse Boyz in Whispers Lounge; Saturday at 4 p.m. with five bands on two stages with no breaks in the resort convention center: Randy Oxford Band, Big Mumbo Blues Band, Janiva Magness, Curtis Salgado and Sammy Eubanks & The All Star Jam.

Sunday from 10:30-11:30 a.m., The Gospel Brunch with Kenny Andrews at The Dockside Restaurant. Tickets available at 4000 Holes, 1610 N. Monroe St., 509-325-1914.