After a vocal cord injury forced the band to cancel its April 7 show at the Knitting Factory, indie rock band Grouplove didn’t forget about Spokane; the quintet will headline summer staple Gleason Fest on Aug. 12.
The London Souls, Lavoy and Hey! Is For Horses will join the Los Angeles-based band at the Lilac Bowl Amphitheatre in Riverfront Park.
Gleason Fest, now in its sixth year, was inspired by Spokane’s Steve Gleason, who was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, in 2011.
Proceeds from Gleason Fest benefit the Gleason Initiative Foundation’s mission to provide “life-improving technology and services to those afflicted with ALS and create global awareness for the disease.”
For more information about Gleason Fest, visit gleasonfest.org. Tickets, which are $30, are available through TicketsWest.