Summer concert season is in full swing. Grab your most comfy lawn chair, prepare a picnic of culinary delights and enjoy. More events can be found in the calendar.July 19
The Hankers, a country, Southern rock and blues band based in Oakesdale, Wash., will play July 19 beginning at 6 p.m. in Grangeville’s Pioneer Park.
The free concert is the second in the 10th annual 2018 Grangeville Summer Concert Series.
Members of the Hankers are Keith Niehenke, front man and fiddler; Julie Layne Niehenke, lead singer; Greg Stephens, lead guitar; Kevin Olsonberg, drums; and Seth Humphrey, bass guitar.
Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating, and picnic dinners are welcomed. The park is along Main Street.
July 20 and 22
If you look up at Earth’s moon and are seized with a desire to know more about it, the next shows at the Washington State University planetarium will focus on its exploration July 20 and 22 on the Pullman campus.
“Magnificent Desolation” will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Sunday in the planetarium, found in Room 231 of Sloan Hall.
The show focuses on exploration of the moon, including the history of the Apollo program and the science behind the familiar natural satellite, according to the planetarium’s website.
Cost is $5 regular price (cash or check only) and free for children age 6 and younger.
Contra folk dancers will fill the Old Blaine Schoolhouse south of Moscow from 8 to 10:30 p.m. July 21.
Paul Smith and Alex Roberts will provide live music for the dance while Nancy Staub will do the calling.
A covered-dish meal begins at 6:30 p.m. and free dance lessons begin at 7:30 p.m.
Admission is $8 regular price, $6 for members of the Palouse Folklore Society and $5 for first-time dancers.
The Old Blaine Schoolhouse is eight miles south of Moscow on the corner of Eid and Blaine roads. Specific directions may be found at www.palousefolk.org/general.htm.
SummerFest 2018 in McCall brings a week’s worth of classical and pops orchestra concerts beginning July 22.
The 50-piece SummerFest Orchestra, under the direction of David Itkin will perform with a variety of ensembles and soloists through July 29. Itkin is in his fourth season as SummerFest’s artistic director and conductor, and among other jobs, he is music director and conductor of the Abilene (Texas) Philharmonic.
Tickets for individual concerts may be purchased at Mountain Monkey Business and Albertsons, both in McCall, or online at McCallMusicSociety.org.
The annual summer music festival schedule includes:
7:30 p.m. July 22 — “Ensembles & Guitar,” McCall Community Congregational Church. Cost: $25
7:30 p.m. July 24 — “Spanish & Latin Inspirations,” SummerFest Orchestra with Mak Grgic, guitar, Mountain Life Church, 14180 Highway 55, McCall. Cost: $30.
7:30 p.m. July 26 — “Thursday at the Theatre,” SummerFest Orchestra with Rachel Tyler, vocalist, Mountain Life Church. Cost: $30
11:30 a.m. July 28 — “Free Family Concert,” SummerFest Orchestra, Mountain Life Church
7:30 p.m. July 28 — “Brahms in the Spotlight,” SummerFest Orchestra with Tim Fain, violin, Mountain Life Church. Cost: $30
3 p.m. July 29 — “Matinee Cabaret,” Rachel Tyler, David Itkin and the Cabaret Band, outdoors under a tent at Jug Mountain Ranch. Cost: $50.
Music from outdoor concerts will fill two parks in Lewiston and Pullman the afternoon and evening of July 25.
Aaron Cerutti will play in the 2018 Summer Concert Series, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the campus of Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston. The music will be outdoors on LCSC’s Centennial Mall near the fountain. Food will be available for purchase.
Dan Faller & the Working Poor will bring their brand of Americana to Pullman’s Reaney Park beginning at 6 p.m.
The park is at 690 Reaney Way and food will be available for purchase beginning at 5:30 p.m.