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It’s a good time to be a country fan

Fri., Sept. 6, 2013, midnight

This is a week with something for everyone. Fairs and concerts and circuses. Oh my!

For country music fans, there’s an opportunity to see an established star, Trace Adkins, on Sunday night at Northern Quest Casino. Meanwhile, the Spokane County Interstate Fair will bring two country bands on the rise: The Band Perry, who were here in January opening for Rascal Flatts, will play Tuesday night, while the Eli Young Band hits the grandstand on Wednesday. Also coming to the fair are the Eagles tribute band Hotel California on Sunday; Herman’s Hermits, featuring founding singer Peter Noone on Monday; and The Carnival of Madness Concert featuring Shinedown, Skillet, Papa Roach and In This Moment on Thursday.

Grandstand entertainment kicks off tonight for two days of PRCA rodeo action, includes a Sept. 13 show with the Christian rock band MercyMe, and concludes with two days of demolition derby action on Sept. 14 and 15.

Beyond the fair, the so-called Greatest Show on Earth has returned to the Spokane Arena for the first time in six years. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has set up a metaphorical big top at the Arena through Sunday. Also set for Sunday, Spokefest, Spokane’s 6-year-old cycling celebration.

Down the road in George, Wash., the Gorge Amphitheatre will host Pain in the Grass, a two-day festival of hard rock today and Saturday featuring the Alice in Chains, Jane’s Addiction, Avenged Sevenfold and a host of other bands. Closer to home, comedian Brian Posehn brings his act to the Knitting Factory on Saturday night.

Speaking of comedians, Christopher Titus, who has an eponymous sitcom on Fox for a couple seasons a decade ago, has announced a show in Spokane in December. He’ll bring his current act, “The Angry Pursuit of Happiness,” to the Knit on Dec. 15. Tickets are $25 and went on sale this week through Ticketweb.

Get out and enjoy.

Carolyn Lamberson

Features editor


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