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Browne's Addition Summer Concerts 2023

Merri Schulz, Annie Matlow and Brad Calbick (L–R) in the SPR performance space
Savanna Rothe
Spokane Public Radio
Merri Schulz, Annie Matlow and Brad Calbick (L–R) in the SPR performance space

Annie Matlow and members of Free Whiskey chat about this year's concert lineup

Local music advocate Annie Matlow, who's also a longtime organizer of the Browne’s Addition Summer Concerts, came into the KPBX studio along with Free Whiskey's Brad Calbick and Merri Schulz to speak with E.J. Iannelli about this year's lineup.

The Browne’s Addition Summer Concert series kicks off its 26th season tomorrow (Thursday, July 6) with the popular 133rd Washington Army National Guard Band. That group includes Full Metal Racket Rock Band as well as the General's 7 Traditional Jazz Band and the Brass Patriots Band.

The rest of the dates feature the following bands:

  • July 13: Nu Jack City
  • July 20: Villa Blues ’N Jazz
  • July 27: Tango Volcado
  • August 3: Free Whiskey
  • August 10: Stagecoach West
  • August 17: Mardi Gras Growlers
  • August 24: Soul Proprietor

Over the course of the concert series, the musical styles range from Celtic folk and Nuevo tango to funk, R&B, jazz and rock.

Calbick and Schulz also took the opportunity to play two songs as a duo in the SPR performance space. To open, they played the short jig "Out on the Ocean"/"Old Favorite." And to close, they played the nautically themed "A Boat Like the Gideon Brown"/"Lightning Hornpipe."

Browne’s Addition Summer Concerts run Thursday evenings throughout July and August. The concerts take place in Coeur d’Alene Park in Spokane's historic Browne’s Addition neighborhood. Admission is free.

E.J. Iannelli is Spokane Public Radio's Arts and Music Director