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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 2016 Students In the KPBX Studio

Performance Studio

Ben Morales
Ben Morales tells Verne about his love of music during the Musicfest Northwest live broadcasts.

Selected students competing in Musicfest Northwest were invited to perform in the new Performance Studio live on KPBX during Classical Music with Verne Windham.

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These live broadcasts are made possible in part by KPBX Kids' Concert event donors Harvard Park Children's Learning Center North, Numerica Credit Union, Rocket Bakeries, and Pizza Pipeline.

Thanks also to Peggy Smith of Musicfest Northwest, Hearn Brothers Printing, Piano Technicians Guild of Spokane, Jim Tevenan, Bill Wright, and the SPR Volunteers!

Michey Zang
Mickey Zang chats with Verne Windham after his vocal performance.

For the first time, families were able to comfortably watch their students play for a live radio audience.

Students of classical music and ballet come from all over the West Coast and Inland Northwest to play for renowned adjudicators in competitive and noncompetitive capacities at Musicfest Northwest. Students may perform in multiple classes and categories, ranging in age from elementary through young artist. While Musicfest includes a variety of music and dance divisions, KPBX limits its broadcast to the brass, flute, guitar, piano, reed, string, and voice groups.