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0000017b-f971-ddf0-a17b-fd73f3be0000For 25 years, KPBX Kids' Concerts have brought different genres of music and performances to generations of children. These family concerts are at the heart of the station's mission to provide music awareness and entertainment to our listening region, which compliments our on-air programming.Eight free one-hour concerts are held throughout the year at rotating venues. At each concert, attendees may be treated to a mix of music and historical information. Each KPBX Kids' Concert highlights a musical style. Past concerts have featured classical, jazz, big band, folk, bluegrass, latin, calypso, reggae, klezmer, rockabilly, and lots more.ALL KPBX KIDS' CONCERTS ARE FREE.

KPBX Kids' Concert: Sidetrack Plays Tribute to The Band July 14


Sidetrack plays tribute to roots rock icons: The Band during the 50th anniversary of the release of their first album, Music from Big Pink.  Join us at Spokane Community College's Lair Auditorium on Saturday, July 14 at 1pm for this free concert.

Directions to SCC (Lair is buidling #6, free parking available in lot P1).

The Band helped get rock & roll back in touch with its roots in the late 60s with influences like Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, 50s rock and Americana.  The Band formed out of the background group for Ronnie Hawkins and finally came together on their own first as the Hawks. They toured with Bob Dylan from 1965-1966, billed as Bob Dylan and the Band. Dylan invited them to Woodstock, where several members of The Band rented a house they nicknamed "Big Pink" and that was where many of the songs from their first album were written. 

Sidetrack is a six piece band of veteran musicians who play a wide variety of music that is collectively Americana with a backbeat.  They've been together for 15 years and have played all over the region.

  • Dave McRae plays guitar, banjo, harmonica and vocals.
  • Maxie Ray Mills plays guitar and vocals.
  • Phil Kleinman plays pedal and lap steel guitars, electric guitar,  harmonicas and vocals.
  • Alan Fisher plays mandolin, electric guitar, and vocals.
  • Ron Green plays bass guitar and vocals.
  • Rick Singer plays drums.

Come to the cool Lair  Auditorium at Spokane Community College for this Kids Concert Saturday, July 14, 1 pm when Sidetrack celebrates the iconic ensemble simply known as The Band. 
KPBX Kids' Concerts are free thanks to generous support from the Johnston-Fix Foundation and event donors Pool World, Harvard Park Children's Learning Center North, Rocket Bakeries, and Numerica Credit Union.

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