Stories tagged: spokane street music week
Sun., June 18, 2017
Doug Clark: With a crescendo and finale, Spokane Street Music Week draws to a close
The 15th annual Street Music Week reached its finale at 1 p.m. Friday amid intermittent rain and steady generosity.
Sun., June 19, 2016, 4 a.m.
Doug Clark: 2016 Spokane Street Music Week buys 127,130 meals for food bank
The 14th annual Spokane Street Music Week officially expired at 1 p.m. Friday amid blue skies, sunny dispositions and an unexpected windfall. John Huckabay handed a piece of paper to …
Mon., June 13, 2016, 8:45 p.m.
Doug Clark: Whatever the key, Spokane Street Music starts with a groove
Blake Busch finished rocking some AC/DC on his electric guitar and then consented to an interview following his Street Music Week debut Monday in downtown Spokane. Busch, by the way, …
Mon., May 16, 2016, 11:36 a.m.
Doug Clark: It’s time to tune up for Street Music Week
It’s happened again. Time has trickled away like the oil in most of the vintage cars I’ve owned. We are now less than a month away from the 14th annual …
Sun., June 14, 2015
Doug Clark: Donations big and small set another music week record
Do you believe in happy, sappy endings? I didn’t – until last Friday, that is.
Thu., Nov. 20, 2014
Doug Clark: Humble picker changed Spokane music scene
Frank Wagner called JayDean Ludiker last Sunday night with instructions. “You’re in charge of the music at my service,” the dying man told his longtime friend, adding that they would …
Sun., June 15, 2014
Doug Clark: $25,458.11, a can of peas, and my deepest thanks
And just like that it was over. The final notes faded. Another spirited week of lunch-hour music and entertainment ceased.
Thu., June 12, 2014
Doug Clark: Altruistic artists turn out for Street Music Week
Judy Burr hadn’t been in town very long when she noticed that something quite different was happening on the sidewalks of Spokane. “What’s this?” she asked.
Thu., June 13, 2013
Clark: Condon and Stuckart ‘pitch’ in for good cause
Wednesday’s installment of Spokane Street Music Week was truly one for the ages. Or the annals of YouTube, perhaps.
Tue., June 11, 2013
Street Music Week launched with 40-plus performers
The 11th annual Spokane Street Music Week kicked off with stellar sunny weather and 40-plus performers, including a juggler, a ukulele made out of a cigar box and Cole Barber, …
Sun., June 17, 2012
Doug Clark: Thank you for turning poetic goal into reality
After last year’s edition of Spokane Street Music Week took in a record $8,300 despite grotesque weather conditions, a challenge was raised by some of my closest friends. “Go for …
Thu., June 14, 2012
Doug Clark: Firsts and monsoons at Street Music Week
The 10th annual Spokane Street Music Week will be remembered for its number of exciting firsts. As in …
Tue., June 12, 2012, 1:48 p.m.
10th annual Street Music Week continuing downtown
The 10th annual Spokane Street Music Week continues all week from noon to 1 p.m. on downtown street corners.
Tue., June 12, 2012
Sun shines on Street Music opener
Day one of our 10th annual Spokane Street Music Week had it all: warm weather, about 50 performers and gobs of generous donors to help put us on the road …
Sun., May 27, 2012
Spotlight: Huey Lewis, Styx set to play Spokane fair
Huey Lewis and the News and Styx are among the rock acts heading to the Spokane County Interstate Fair this summer. Kicking off the fair’s Grandstand entertainment this year is …
Sun., May 20, 2012
Clark: City ordinance shows lack of sound thinking
I’d like to reassure everyone that our upcoming 10th annual Spokane Street Music Week will go on as planned despite recent meddling with the municipal noise ordinance by overzealous City …
Tue., May 8, 2012
Come busk with me, and help feed the hungry
Time again to put out the call to bluegrassers, rockers, jazz cats, sidewalk shufflers and vocalists from beginners to virtuosos. Mark your calendars for June 11-15.
Sun., June 19, 2011
Doug Clark: Thank you: Music taps soul of city
The ninth annual Spokane Street Music Week will be remembered for a lot of record setting. As in …
Thu., June 16, 2011
Clark: Mayor sings for food bank; other candidates welcome
Mary Verner became a history-making Spokane mayor on Wednesday. No, it didn’t have anything to do with her current attempt to become the first two-term mayor since Spokane had a …
Tue., June 14, 2011
Doug Clark: Spokane Street Music Week kicks off
Spokane Street Music Week kicked off Monday under butt-ugly skies and the impending threat of deluge. Weather as usual, in other words.
Thu., May 20, 2010
Get your act together for Street Music Week
In a positively shocking flash of municipal efficiency, the mayor’s office this week e-mailed me a draft of my eighth annual Spokane Street Music proclamation, even though … A. I …
Thu., June 11, 2009
Fellow street players lend generous spirit
Can anything be more rewarding than playing music to strangers on the sidewalk? Aw, who am I kidding? There are a zillion things more rewarding.
Tue., June 9, 2009
Guest vocalists turn up heat for Street Music Week
Spokane Street Music Week kicked off Monday to terrific weather if you are a salamander – or Seattle. Actually, I knew we were in for a drippy Monday morning because …
Tue., May 15, 2007
Spokane Street Music Week back again
Organizing an annual event like Spokane Street Music Week – which will take place June 11-15 – is a lot more challenging than many of you might suspect. Oh, sure, …