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The Festival at Sandpoint celebrates its 34th annual summer concert series

The Festival at Sandpoint  is celebrating its 34th annual summer concert series, August 4 - 14, 2016 with eight nights of eclectic music under the stars, on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille, in Sandpoint, Idaho.

Since 1983, the non-profit Festival at Sandpoint has hosted its internationally renowned summer concert series in a casual and relaxed atmosphere at Memorial Field, in Sandpoint, Idaho. The Festival is audience friendly. It is a customized concert experience without equal. You can feast on fabulous food and beverages on "Festival Street," or bring your own picnic basket and cooler from home. You can stretch out on a blanket, cruise in a lawn chair (bring your own or rent ours), sit in the grandstands or let loose in our dancing areas.

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The season line-up sparkles brighter than ever with headliners:

Bruce Hornsby with Bridges Home Bruce Hornsby with Bridges Home  (Thursday, August 4th)

Railroad Earth with Rabbit Wilde Railroad Earth with Rabbit Wilde
(Friday, August 5th)

Emmylou Harris with The Brothers Landreth and The Powers Emmylou Harris with The Brothers Landreth and The Powers (Saturday, August 6th)

Family Concert with The Festival Community Orchestra Family Concert with The Festival Community Orchestra 
(Sunday, August 7th)

Angelique Kidjo with Afrosonics Angelique Kidjo with Afrosonics
(Thursday, August 11th)

 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
with Luke Bell
(Friday, August 12th)

Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals with Tom Freund and Sadie Waggoner Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals with Tom Freund and Sadie Waggoner
(Super Saturday, August 13th)

Sunday, August 14thA Midsummer Night's Dream! with Spokane Symphony,
Grand Finale
A Midsummer Night's Dream! with Spokane Symphony,
Maestro Gary Sheldon & Vadim Neselovskyi

The Festival season culminates on Sunday, August 14 with the GRAND FINALE CONCERT: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM featuring the SPOKANE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conducted by MAESTRO GARY SHELDON with the return of the sensational jazz pianist and composer Vadim Neselovskyi and two Sand point natives Jason Moody (violin) and Hailey Fuqua (soprano). The summer inspired program includes Mendelssohn’s Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Vivaldi’s Summer from the Four Seasons, Strauss’ Voices of Spring Waltz, Gershwin’s Summertime, and Tchaikowsky’s Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker. Festival fans are also in for a special treat, the world premiere of Season’s Suite by Vadim Neselovskyi who was a huge hit at last year’s Festival.

Our traditional fireworks finale, made possible by Avista Utilities, will close The Festival at Sandpoint’s 34th season in spectacular fashion. Gates open early at 4:30 PM for the annual “Taste of the Stars” Wine Tasting, the largest wine event of its kind in the state of Idaho. The wine tasting is complimentary for all concert goers over the age of 21 years. Concert starts at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $39.95 for adults, $10.95 for youth 0 - 18 years.


The Festival at Sandpoint has been a major local summer event since 1983. The internationally known concert series is held at Memorial Field in Sandpoint. Concert-goers can sit out on the lawn or in the grandstands and enjoy tasting local food and beverages on "Festival Street."

Info/Tickets: (888) 265-4554

  Check out our Festival Photo Gallery to get a feel for what it's like to listen to music under the stars! The non-profit Festival at Sandpoint sells a limited number of season passes to the concert series every year. The music tends to be an eclectic mix of performers and styles. There always is a "family" concert and a classical concert.


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