On the cusp of summer, the big names for the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley’s outdoor music festivals are now official. Here’s what you can expect to hear in 2016.Rockin’ on the River
P.O.D. will headline Rockin’ on the River July 30 in Clarkston.
The three-time, Grammy-nominated Christian metal band is known for hits that include “Youth of the Nation,” “Boom,” “Lost in Forever” and “Southtown.” Over two decades the band has earned a name for its hard rock/rap sound with a positive message.
The Dove Award-nominated Canadian rock band Thousand Foot Krutch will also perform, along with another band yet to be announced. The concert is 3 to 10 p.m. July 30 at Dave’s Valley Golf Center in Clarkston. Ticket information can be found on the event’s website.
Hot August Nights
Hot August Nights this year will feature rockers Lita Ford (right) and John Waite (below).
Ford headlines the Aug. 26 show. She served as the lead guitarist for the Runaways in the 1970s before embarking on a solo career in the 1980s. Her hit singles include “Kiss Me Deadly” and the duet “Close My Eyes Forever” with Ozzy Osbourne.
British rocker Waite will headline the Aug. 27 concert with guest Vicci Martinez.
Waite started out as the lead vocalist for the Babys where he sang “Every Time I Think of You.” In the ’80s he fronted the band Bad English, whose songs include the 1989 No. 1 hit “When I See You Smile,” along with the songs “Price of Love” and “Possession.” Over the last two decades he’s
pursued a solo career.
Martinez, a Tacoma native, appeared on TV’s “The Voice” in 2011 where she finished third. Her 2012 song “Come Along” featured Cee Lo Green, who was her voice coach on the show.
This year’s concerts are in a new location, moving from Pioneer Park to Boomers’ Garden downtown. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with the show at 7:30 each night. General admission tickets are $30 in advance and $30 the day of the show. Ticket information is available online.