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Steve Miller Band

Long-running and hugely popular pop rock band brings its lengthy list of hits – “The Joker,” “Jet Airliner,” “Fly Like An Eagle” among them – to North Idaho for the Festival at Sandpoint. Canadian bluesman Matt Andersen opens

When: 7:30 p.m. today

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


Call: (888) 265-4554


The Avett Brothers

What: Grammy-nominated alt-country band brings their bluegrass-country-punk-pop-folk-rock melodies to the big tent on the banks of Lake Pend Oreille. Opening acts include regional singer songwriter Marshall McLean and funky, fun, rockin’ Vintage Trouble.

When: 6 p.m. Saturday

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

Cost: $59.95

Call: (888) 265-4554


Taylor Hicks

Keep the party in Sandpoint going with this AFTIVAL show featuring the winner of “American Idol” season 5.

When: 11 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Hive, 207 N. First St., Sandpoint

Cost: $20

Call: (800) 325-SEAT


Apperson Benefit Concert

All-ages show with bands Soldier Slette, Epik Henley, The Fre$hman, Realla-Gorilla, kaneSicc, krown Boy, Cordell Drake and Mista Snipe, krown Royal, M-dub and Homegrown hits. Proceeds will help the family of Shawn Apperson, who died in May after saving his family from a house fire.

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

Where: The Hop!, 706 N. Monroe St.

Cost: $5 advanced; $10 at door; $15 with memorial T-shirts

Call: (509) 218-2836


‘Church Basement Ladies’

A musical comedy about four women who organize food while solving everyone’s problems from their church’s basement kitchen.

When: Thursday through Sept. 1. Performances are Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays and Aug. 28 at 2 p.m.

Where: Interplayers, 174 S. Howard St.

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

Call: (509) 455-7529


‘9 to 5’

Three female office workers in the 1970s take on their sexist boss in this musical based on the hit 1980 movie comedy and presented by Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre. With new songs by Dolly Parton.

When: Thursday through Aug. 25. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

Where: Schuler Auditorium, Boswell Hall, North Idaho College, 880 W. Garden Avenue, Coeur d’Alene

Cost: $42 adults; $38 seniors; $28 children

Call: (208) 769-7780


Big & Rich

Hit-making country duo brings their show to North Idaho

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Where: Coeur d’Alene Casino, 37914 S. Nukwalqw Road, Worley

Cost: $50-$60

Call: (800) 325-SEAT