8: When: Today-Sunday, 8 a.m. to midnight, with Horse Parade contests daily. Grand entry at 7 p.m. today, 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, along with the art show and auction; and 1 p.m. Sunday.
Country music superstar will play hits old and new (including his latest Top 10 hit, “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s”), with support from Kip Moore and Cassadee Pope.
When: 7 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Northern Quest Resort & Casino, outdoor stage, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights
Cost: $89-$129 through the casino box office
Info: (509) 481-6700 or www.northernquest.com
6: Where: Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana St.
Indie folk singer is on tour in support of her new album, “Burn Your Fire for No Witness.” Sandpoint’s Cedar & Boyer open.
When: 8 p.m. Wednesday
Cost: $12 advance, $14 day or show
Where: The Bartlett, 228 W. Sprague Ave.
Info: http://thebartlettspokane.com or (509) 747-2174
9: When: 8 p.m. Wednesday
This comedic musical tells the story of Princeton, who moves to a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. Princeton and his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life. (Adult content)
When: Today through Aug. 9; performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.
Where: Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene
Info: (208) 667-1323 or www.lakecityplayhouse.org/
7: James McMurtry
Acclaimed folk rock/Americana singer performs in Sandpoint, with guest Jonny Burke
When: 8 p.m. today
Where: Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint
Cost: $20; tickets available in Spokane at 4000 Holes, in Coeur d’Alene at the Long Ear, and in Sandpoint at Eichartdt’s Pub and Eve’s Leaves