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7 Nights Out

Fri., Aug. 2, 2013



What: The Northwest’s premier country music festival features Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Lee Brice, Terri Clark, Kip Moore, Thompson Square, Chris Young, Shooter Jennings and Blackberry Smoke.

When: Today through Sunday

Where: Gorge Amphitheatre, 754 Silica Road NW, George

Cost: Sold out


An Evening

with Cake

What: The group has been noted for singer John McCrea’s ironic, sarcastic lyrics and droll, deadpan voice, Vince DiFiore’s trumpet lines, and their wide-ranging musical influences, including country, Mariachi, rock, funk, Iranian folk and hip-hop. In 1996 “The Distance” became the band’s biggest hit; other hits include “Short Skirt/Long Jacket,” “Never There,” and their cover of “I Will Survive.” Part of the Festival at Sandpoint.

When: 7:30 p.m. today

Where: War Memorial Field, 855 Ontario St., Sandpoint

Cost: $49.95

Call: (888) 265-4554


‘Gay Camp’

What: With three actors playing more than a dozen different characters, the show is a quick-change farce that follows the stories of several young campers at a gay reform camp. This show tackles anti-gay issues through comedy.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Interplayers, 174 S. Howard St.

Cost: $28 adults, $22 seniors, $12 students

Call: (509) 455-7529


Vintage Spokane:

A Wine and Food Affair

What: Sip wines from more than 50 of the region’s most celebrated wineries and savor delicious cuisine from Masselow’s and other local gourmet bites.

When: 6-9 p.m. Sunday

Where: Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights

Cost: $45 general admission; $60 VIP, includes early admission at 5 p.m.

Call: (509) 481-6700,


Rosanne Cash

What: With 11 No. 1 country hit singles, 21 Top 40 country singles and two Gold Records, Cash is most often classified as a country artist, although her music draws on many genres, including folk, pop, rock and blues. She won the Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 1985 for “I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me” and has received nine other Grammy nominations. Sandpoint’s own Devon Wade will warm up the crowd. Part of the Festival at Sandpoint.

When: 6 p.m. Saturday

Where: War Memorial Field, 855 Ontario St., Sandpoint

Cost: $49.95

Call: (888) 265-4554


Leon Russell

What: Rock ’n’ roll legend has played on, arranged, written and/or produced some of the best records in popular music. His wide-ranging catalog includes pop, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, standards, gospel and surf records.

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave.

Cost: $37-$47

Call: (800) 325-SEAT


Alan Jackson and Gloriana

What: Country legend performs an outdoor concert with hits such as “Remember When,” “It’s Five O’clock Somewhere,” Chattahoochee,” “Good Time,” “Drive (For Daddy Gene).” Two-time Grammy Award winner Jackson continues to share his sincerity and emotion with audiences worldwide. Gloriana released its debut single “Wild at Heart” in February 2009, which was a Top 15 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. They produced their first Top 10 country hit and first Top 40 pop hit in “(Kissed You) Good Night.”

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Where: Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road

Cost: $89-$149

Call: (509) 481-6700

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