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Family Concert lets kids get in on festival

Fri., Aug. 2, 2013

For those who’ll be in bed before Cake or Rosanne Cash take the stage at the Festival at Sandpoint, there is the festival’s Family Concert.

No mere kids concert, this is a concert with a baby camel, face painting and a roving magician. Sunday’s Family Concert and related opportunities for fun start at a reasonable 4:30 p.m.

“Kids get to enjoy a lot of hands-on activities before the concert starts,” said Carol Winget, a festival staffer. “And it’s all free once they get in the door.”

Preconcert activities will run from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and include a petting zoo stocked with animals – including the camel – along with an “instrument petting zoo,” where children can try playing various musical instruments. Also on the program: pony rides, games and – for the grownups – free mini-massages.

At 6 p.m., a raptor biologist from Birds of Prey Northwest will accompany a baby golden eagle on stage and talk about conservation and the organization’s work to rehabilitate injured birds.

They’ll be followed by musicians and dancers in the Spokane Youth Orchestra and at Sandpoint’s Studio 1 Dance Academy, who’ll perform works from “Sleeping Beauty” and other well-known ballets.

Adrian Rogers

When: 4:30 to about 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Where: War Memorial Field, 855 Ontario St. in Sandpoint. For more information, go to

Tickets: $6, available at the gate starting at 3:30 p.m.


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