1: Tim McGraw
Country music superstar brings his “Shotgun Rider” tour to the Arena, with a little help from Billy Currington and Chase Bryant.
When: 7 p.m. Thursday
Where: Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave.
Cost: $54.50-$69.50, through TicketsWest
2: Huey Lewis and the News with Eddie Money
Chart-topping act behind “Heart of Rock & Roll,” “Workin’ for a Livin’,” “I Want a New Drug,” “If This is It,” “It’s Hip to Be Square” and “The Power of Love” heads to Airway Heights for the latest entry in the Pepsi Outdoor Concert Series. Joining Huey Lewis and the News is Eddie Money, the man who brought us “Two Tickets To Paradise,” “Baby Hold On,” and “Shakin’,”
When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: Northern Quest Resort & Casino, outdoor stage, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights
Cost: $35-$65, through the casino box office
Info: (509) 481-6700 or www.northernquest.com
3: Tomo Nakayama and Elissa Ball
Intimate music experience with Seattle singer-songwriter Tomo Nakayama and local poet Elissa Ball. A portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit INK Artspace, a nonprofit organization supporting arts education in Spokane.
When: 7 p.m. Sunday
Where: Ink Art Space, Spark Center, 1214 W. Summit Parkway
Cost: $15, through www.sparkwestcentral.org
Info: (509) 466-0376 or http://inkspokane.org/
4: Bach at Barrister Series
A cello and guitar classical celebration and world release of Zuill Bailey/David Leisner CD. Part of the Northwest Bach Festival & Series with Zuill Bailey, artistic director.
Where: Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave.
When: 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; Wednesday’s show is sold out.
Cost: $45 (includes autographed CD), available through TicketsWest
Info: (509) 465-3591 or www.nwbachfest.com
5: Pig Out
36th annual food and music festival kicks off Wednesday with 45 food booths, three adult beverage gardens and 100 free concerts on four stages. Visit the website for a full music schedule.
When: Wednesday through Sept. 7; open daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St.
Cost: Free admission; food sells for $10 or less, with $3 bites available during special hours
Info: (509) 921-5579 or www.spokanepigout.com/
6: The Melvins
Iconic and influential Seattle punk band, after nearly 30 years together, comes back to Spokane and can still sell out the joint.
When: 8 p.m. Thursday
Where: The Bartlett, 228 W. Sprague Ave.
Cost: SOLD OUT
Info: (509) 747-2174 or http://thebartlettspokane.com/
7: Randy Shaw Roast
Longtime Spokane newscaster is hanging up the microphone. The public is invited as notables will verbally skewer the KREM news anchor in hilarious, family-friendly style. Proceeds benefit Inland Northwest Honor Flight.
When: 3 p.m. Sunday
Where: Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave.
Cost: $12, through TicketsWest
Info: (509) 227-7638 or bingcrosbytheater.com