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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

CdA Blues Festival this weekend features headliner Laith Al-Saadi

The 8th Annual Coeur d'Alene Blues Festival, winner of the Inland Empire Blues Society, 2015 & 2016 - 'Best Blues Festival', is at The Coeur d'Alene Resort this Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2, featuring many of the most popular blues bands on the planet.

Headliner acts include Laith Al-Saadi, a finalist on NBC's 'The Voice;' Stacy Jones Band, winner of the 2015 International Music and Entertainment Association award for Best Blues Song with 'Can't Do Nothin' Right;' Ty Curtis Band, two-time winner of the Cascade Blues Association Curtis Salgado Male Vocalist Award; and Robin Barrett & Coyote Kings, 2014 Empire Award for Best Blues Band and Barrett for Best Blues Guitarist. Also performances by Sara Brown Band, Charlie Butts & The Filter Tips, The Doghouse Boyz and more.

The festival starts Friday night with a blues cruise and after party in the Resort Plaza Shops; Saturday, beginning at 4pm with main stage performances and continues until midnight, including a daytime rooftop party and several free bonus performances throughout the resort; Sunday there is a gospel blues brunch at Dockside Restaurant and a blues brunch cruise on the lake.

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Big Arena shows on sale Friday

The Spokane Arena staff is working overtime to bring great entertainment to Spokane. And they're keeping Ticketswest very busy. This Friday, March 31 at 10am tickets go on sale for Matchbook Twenty and Counting Crows, coming to the Arena July 12. Also on Friday at 10, tickets are on sale for the Piano Guys, coming October 7.

Tickets available at or 800-325-SEAT.

Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows

Two of music's most beloved bands and biggest hit-makers are joining forces for an epic summer tour. Multi-platinum selling bands Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows are kicking off their A Brief History of Everything Tour at the Spokane Arena on Wednesday, July 12.

This year celebrates the 20th anniversary of Matchbox Twenty and their breakthrough debut album 'Yourself or Someone Like You,' currently certified 12x platinum by the RIAA for sales well in excess of 15 million worldwide. Fueled by such classic singles as 'Real World,' 'Back 2 Good' and the #1 smash hits 'Push' and '3AM,' the album proved a worldwide sensation and instantly established Matchbox as global superstars. Since then Matchbox Twenty has achieved cumulative worldwide album sales over 30 million and earned multiple #1 singles.

Counting Crows have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide after exploding onto the music scene with their multi-platinum breakout album 'August and Everything After' in 1993. The band released their seventh studio album, 'Somewhere Under Wonderland,' in September 2014. Known for creating unique and innovative concerts, Counting Crows is recognized as one of the pre-eminent touring live rock bands.

Piano Guys

Piano Guys Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, Paul Anderson and Al van der Beek will bring their piano and cello renditions of classical and popular songs for an incredible concert, Saturday, October 7 at the Spokane Arena.

The Piano Guys show will feature the same dazzling visuals as their YouTube videos, for which they became famous. The Piano Guys have also had great success on the charts with each of their five albums, 'The Piano Guys,' 'The Piano Guys 2,' 'A Family Christmas,' 'Wonders' and 'Uncharted' - reaching number one on the Billboard Classical chart.

Go to or 800-325-SEAT at 10am this Friday morning.

Black Violin at the Fox this Saturday

Fox Presents Black Violin, a string duo performing a blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music and will have a special performance at the Fox this Saturday, April 1 at 8pm. Black Violin features Wil Baptiste on viola and Kev Marcus on violin. They will be accompanied by their incredible band, featuring ace turntable whiz DJ SPS and a drummer. Named one of the hottest bands at SXSW in 2013, Black Violin was invited to perform at Bonnaroo and returned to SXSW this year to standing-room only crowds.

Tickets are available at the Box Office, by calling 509-624-1200. They are also available online and at all TicketsWest outlets, or 800-325-SEAT.

Women & Children's Free Restaurant & Community Kitchen's Annual Spring Tea

The Women & Children's Free Restaurant & Community Kitchen's 11th Annual Spring Tea is this Saturday, April 1 from 11am to 2pm at the Davenport Grand. There is an elegant four-course luncheon, a raffle, and a silent auction.

For tickets and details, go to

Spokane Entertainment District Events

Here are this week's events:

Wednesday, March 29
Spare Parts Duo - 6pm, Barrister Winery

Thursday, March 30
Louie Anderson - 8pm, Bing Crosby Theater
Holding On-Letting Go - 7:30pm, Spokane Civic Theatre (Studio)

Friday, March 31
Alive She Cried-Doors Tribute, 8pm, Bing Crosby Theater
Techn9ne - 8pm, Knitting Factory
Holding On-Letting Go - 7:30pm, Spokane Civic Theatre (Studio)
Noises Off - 7:30pm, Spokane Civic Theatre (Main

Saturday, April 1
Spring Revivial - 5pm, Knitting Factory
Black Violin - 8pm, Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
Noises Off - 7:30pm, Spokane Civic Theatre (Main)

Sunday, April 2
Holding On-Letting Go - 2pm, Spokane Civic Theatre (Studio)
Noises Off - 2pm, Spokane Civic Theatre (Main)

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