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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.

Musicfest Northwest 2015 Students Featured on Special KPBX Concerts

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Musicfest Northwest has spent the last 70 years celebrating the students of classical music and ballet. KPBX was proud to feature many 2015 participants  on the radio.

Photos of each performer are on SPR's Flickr page.

Podcasts of the students' performances are being uploaded to the internet today (Friday May 22) and will be available through SPR's From the Studio.

Click here for Photos from the SPR Studios Wednesday, May 13.

Click here for Photos from the Bing, at the KPBX Kids' Concert on Saturday, May 16.

The KPBX Kids' Concert was FREE thanks to event donors Numerica Credit Union, Pioneer School, and Rocket Bakery. SPR also gets support from the National Endowment for the Arts, and from the Florence Wasmer Fund for Arts & Culture at Inland Northwest Community Foundation.

The May 18th Concert of the Week featured highlights of the two Festival concerts -- the Young Artist winners with the Spokane Symphony, and the Friday evening showcase of other Festival winners.

"This is the first time we've been able to have the public watch these wonderful kids play, not just hear what they sound like on the radio," says Verne Windham. As both Program Director and Morning Classical Host, Verne has hosted the Musicfest on-air broadcasts for the past couple of decades.