July 23UNIONTOWN — Dana Cooper of Nashville, will bring his brand of Americana folk music to a concert here at 7 p.m. Friday at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn.
Doors open in the barn’s new addition at 6:15 p.m. Admission is $15 and tickets are sold only at the door.
Cooper, a singer-songwriter, dedicated himself to a life of music more than 40 years ago, according to a news release, and has performed on Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage and the Kerrville Folk Festival where he was nominated for their Hall of Fame. Cooper’s mixture of flat-picking, finger-picking and percussive strumming style is well-known among other guitarists.
His first album was released in 1973, and he wrote, recorded and performed in Texas in the late 1970s and early ’80s. He relocated to Nashville in 1988. He has released 20 albums and he continues to tour the United States and Europe.
This concert is the fifth in the barn’s Summer Concert Series. The barn is at 419 N. Park Way.
MOSCOW — Under the Wire will provide live music for a community contra dance Saturday at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse south of here. Susan Dankovich will be the caller.
Free dance lessons begin at 7:30 p.m. with the dance to follow from 8 to 10:30 p.m. A covered-dish dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Admission is $8 regular price, $6 for members of the Palouse Folklore Society and $5 for first-time contra dance attendees.
Under the Wire features John McInturff on fiddle; Greg Hodapp on banjo and concertina; David Christian on rhythm guitar and bouzouki; and Doug Park on bass.
The schoolhouse is south of Moscow at the northeast corner of Eid and Blaine roads. A map is available at www.palousefolk.org/general.htm.
MOSCOW — Ice cream sundaes and family activities will highlight the Latah County Historical Society’s 40th annual Ice Cream Social from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday on the lawn of the McConnell Mansion here.
Ice cream sundaes and watermelon are free to attendees.
The event will feature activities like the water balloon toss, seed spitting contest, and horse and wagon rides. Appaloosa Lace Makers and the Hog Heaven Muzzle Loaders will give demonstrations. The Moscow Historic Preservation Commission will present their annual Orchid Awards at 4 p.m.
The McConnell Mansion is at 110 S. Adams St.
MOSCOW — The Snake River Six, a Dixieland jazz band based on the Palouse, will give the next free concert Monday in the Plaza Concert Series here, beginning at 6 p.m.
The Snake River Six is headed by Jeanne McHale on piano and vocals. Rounding out the six are “Jazzman” Joe Evans on trumpet, Don Peters on clarinet, Dave Bendicek on bass, Denise Snider on trombone and Dan Smith on drums. For more than 50 years, the band was led by Wally Friel of Pullman, a retired Whitman County Superior Court judge.
Food will be available for sale from Grub Wandering Kitchen, and beer and wine also will be available for purchase. Attendees are welcome to bring their own picnic dinner.
Concessions will be available starting at 5:30 p.m. and the band will play from 6 to 8.
Concerts take place on the Pall Plaza of the 1912 Center, at 412 E. Third St. In the event of rain, the concert will be held inside the center.