1: Dave Rawlings Machine
Award-winning guitar player, singer, songwriter and producer is on the road with a star-studded lineup: Gillian Welch, Willie Watson, Paul Kowert and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones.
When: 8 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave.
Cost: $32.50/advance, $35/day of show, through TicketsWest
2: Del McCoury Band
Legendary and influential Grammy-award winning band brings the sound of bluegrass to the Idaho Panhandle.
When: 7 p.m. today
Where: Coeur d’Alene Casino, 37914 S. Nukwalqw Road, Worley
Cost: $15-$25, through TicketsWest
Info: (855) 232-2772 or www.cdacasino.com/
3: Valleyfest 2014
Spokane Valley’s annual tradition since 1990. Celebrate the Silver Jubilee with live entertainment for the entire family and recognize area youth for their talents. The Hearts of Gold Parade kicks off Valleyfest at 7:30 p.m. today with the parade route going eastbound on Sprague Avenue from north Gillis Road to Pines Road. The festival continues Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Mirabeau Park with booths and vendors. Other events include: Pancake Breakfast, Balloons over Valleyfest, Fishing at the Falls, Car Show, a triathlon, Centennial Bike Ride and more.
When: Today through Sunday
Where: Mirabeau Point Park, 13500 E. Mirabeau Parkway, Spokane Valley
Cost: Admission is free
Info: (509) 922-3299 or www.valleyfest.org/
4: ‘Fiddler on the Roof’
This timeless musical magically weaves the story of a people steeped in tradition who must come to terms with a changing world. “Fiddler” has captured hearts for 50 years with its moving score, including “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Sunrise, Sunset.” Winner of nine Tony Awards.
When: Today through Oct. 19; performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.
Where: Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St.
Cost: $30/adult, $28/military, $28/senior, $22/students, through TicketsWest
5: Gov’t Mule
When Warren Haynes isn’t working with the Allman Brothers, he’s infusing Southern rock with a little jam band sensibility.
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Riverside Place, 1108 W. Riverside Ave.
Cost: $35 general admission, through TicketsWest
6: Spokane Symphony: Opening Night with Silver-Garburg Duo
The Spokane Symphony launches its 2014-15 season with a program of romantic masterpieces. The concert begins with the haunting beauty of Chris Rogerson’s “Noble Pond” and culminates with Brahms’ final symphony, Symphony No. 4. Featuring guest artists the acclaimed Silver-Garburg Piano Duo performing works by Bach and Mendelssohn.
When: Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Where: Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave.
Cost: $15-$54, through the Fox box office, www.spokanesymphony.org or TicketsWest
Info: (509) 624-1200 or www.spokanesymphony.org/
7: Toby Keith with Joe Nichols
The country superstar has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and more than 40 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, including “How Do You Like Me Now?” “Beer For My Horses,” “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” and “As Good as I Once Was.” Opening will be four-time Grammy nominee Joe Nichols with his newly released single “Sunny and 75.”
When: 7:30 p.m. Monday
Where: Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Outdoor Stage, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights
Cost: $75-$115, through the casino box office
Info: (509) 481-6700 or www.northernquest.com/