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 Please double check the dates/times before you make your final plans!

All year long, the 14 branches of the Whitman County Library offer community programs, free Wi-Fi, public computers and quality collections. http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsCalendar.cfm?SiteID=8076

Jul
4
Tue
Pullman’s 4th of July, 2017 – 5pm @ Sunnyside Park
Jul 4 all-day

Games for the entire family throughout the evening, including live music, inflatables for the kids, a delicious spread of BBQ fare, cotton candy, popcorn, and pie and ice cream all beginning at 5pm! The night will end with a spectacular firework show, sure to please! And, as always, the firework  show will be choreographed to music with help from your Pullman Radio stations, Hits100, New Country 104.3FM and KQQQ 1150AM.

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July 4, 2017, 10am – Johnson Parade @ Johnson, WA
Jul 4 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

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It’s a grass roots event. People start lining up to watch early. If you want to be in the parade – show up early! Parade starts at 10

Albion 4th of July parade @ Albion
Jul 4 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Are you in? Line up at the park ahead of time…

The parade starts at noon, followed by an old fashioned pot luck in the Albion Park.

 

Jul
8
Sat
SUMMER CONCERT #2 of 6: Bridges Home @ The Dahmen Barn
Jul 8 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
SUMMER CONCERT #2 of 6: Bridges Home

Cost: $15.00
Date: Saturday, July 8, 7 to 9 pm

This year’s concert series is dedicated to Leslee and Dale Miller.  Leslee has managed the Barn since 2006 and is retiring this year and Dale has worked with the Uniontown Community Development Association since 2001 and was instrumental in developing the Dahmen Barn property as a creativity center.  Both are avid music fans.

Tickets are sold only at the door beginning at 6:15. Wine and beer are available for purchase by ages 21+.

From Sandpoint, Idaho, Bridges Home is Tami, Dave and Paul Gunter – a trio of lead vocalists and multi-instrumentalists, performing transformed Americana, Celtic, Roots – and many originals.  Bridges Home lays shimmering harmonies over a changing line-up of instruments and a unique take on three-part foot percussion to drive the music forward.  Instruments include guitar, tenor ukulele, clawhammer banjo, accordion, octave mandolin, Celtic harp, cigar box guitar, resonator slide guitar, bass, Irish whistles, bodhran, stompbox and washboard.  With their popular transition to festival shows and theater concerts, Bridges Home has placed a new emphasis on sharing their striking originals and the stories behind them.

Bridges Home got standing ovations for their 2015 and 2016 performances at the Barn so we invited them back.

Say others about Bridges Home performances:
~ “A shared musical journey that resulted in a rousing standing ovation and calls for more.” – Rhea Verbanic/Pearl Theater
~ “Entertaining, endearing and eclectic ….” – Dyno Wahl/The Festival at Sandpoint
~ “Bridges Home was a hit with our audience at the Medora Musical – a perfect fit.” – Randy Hatzenbuhler/Medora Foundatio
~ “Performers who clearly have a passion for their craft … the highlight of our summer concert series!” – Marybeth Wilson/Southwest Mont. Arts Council

Go to www.bridgeshomemusic.com to hear this talented trio.

Jul
9
Sun
Ice Cream Social in Palouse
Jul 9 @ 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM

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Sunday, July 9, 2017
Noon to 3:30pm
Info: 878-2310

Jul
15
Sat
SUMMER CONCERT #3 OF 6: The Hankers @ The Dahmen Barn
Jul 15 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
SUMMER CONCERT #3 OF 6: The Hankers

Cost: $15.00
Date: Saturday, July 15, 7 to 9 pm

This year’s concert series is dedicated to Leslee and Dale Miller.  Leslee has managed the Barn since 2006 and is retiring this year and Dale has worked with the Uniontown Community Development Association since 2001 and was instrumental in developing the Dahmen Barn property as a creativity center.  Both are avid music fans.

Tickets available only at the door beginning at 6:15 with wine, beer and snacks for sale.  Music starts at 7:00.

The Hankers are a dynamic country, southern rock and blues band who expertly blends extraordinary vocals with a powerhouse of instrumental talent that not only promises to entertain, but will also have the audience hankerin’ for more.

From the moment that nationally renowned fiddler, and front man, Keith Niehenke steps out on stage and touches bow to fiddle there is not an empty space on the dance floor or wandering eye in the house. Remembered wherever he plays — from Germany to Country Thunder in Wisconsin – and recognized wherever he goes as the energetic and multi-talented artist who plays fiddle behind his back and blows fire from his violin, Keith has been professionally engaging audiences with his unique and amazing musical talents and his heart-stealing smile for 25 years.

Keith has performed all over of the United States, Canada, and Europe, opening for numerous acts including: Chris LeDoux, Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Charlie Daniels, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Montgomery Gentry, Brooks and Dunn, Le Ann Womack, Reba McEntire, Collin Raye, Joan Jett, Big and Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Terri Clark, and many, many more.

Not only is Keith an incredible fiddle player, but he is also an accomplished guitar, mandolin, banjo, and harmonica player. Keith has played for The Academy of Country Music Awards, at numerous state and county fairs, festivals, concerts, casinos, and many clubs all over the world.

The Hankers also comprises and showcases the wide-ranging and collective talents of the beautiful and vivacious lead singer Julie Layne Niehenke, whose powerfully rich southern voice and energetic stage presence has mesmerized audiences all over the country at many notorious rodeos, state fairs, and numerous sporting and political venues with her incomparable rendition of The National Anthem and so many other beautiful country and blues songs.

Lead guitarist Greg Stephens, has also played professionally for 25 years, and has toured all over the word. Bass player Seth Humphrey, is fun, spunky, and known as the band’s “eye-candy” to their audiences. Rounding out this talented line-up is the rock-solid Gary Hassler on drums.

Both Greg and Gary had toured with the USO to places like Japan and Korea, and have opened for many acts such as; Martina McBride, Marty Stuart, and George Jones, and Craig Morgan just to name a few. Seth has opened for many talented artists including; George Jones, Brad Paisley, Tracy Lawrence, and Josh Turner.

The Hankers are an energetic group of ticket-worthy musicians who have played with one another for many years. They are available to play for most any crowd; from fairs to clubs to private parties. They are also experienced in playing with and for other artists.

The Hankers have pleased audiences everywhere and performed at many different type of venues over their history. They have played everything from fairs and festivals, concert halls, small night clubs, huge honky-tonks, concert halls, weddings, and private parties.

Jul
22
Sat
Plein Air Oil Painting @ Dahmen Barn
Jul 22 @ 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Plein Air Dahmen Barn

Cost: $192.00
Date: Saturday and Sunday, July 22-23, 9am-6pm
Register By: July 16, 2017

The main aim of this workshop is to help the students expand their compositional concepts and to improve their design skills to achieve these compositional goals. The workshop is divided into four segments; two morning and two afternoon sessions. The morning sessions (9a-12p) are devoted to drawing with three goals: 1. develop new compositional designs 2. clarify shape discovery and shape placement 3. work with a strong emphasis on value structure. The afternoon sessions (2p-6p) will be turned over to painting. We will work on white canvas to begin and will include all of the goals from the drawing sessions with a strong emphasis on color temperature.

Sam Collett is a “realist painter” living in Wallowa County Oregon, and its’ land and people are always a source of inspiration and artistic challenge. His expressive emphases are drawing and painting, with oils, pastels, watercolor and all major drawing materials as his mediums. Mr Collett received his formal education at Westminster College studying with Don Doxey followed by study in the MFA program at the University of Utah Art Department with Alvin Gittins, Earl Jones, and Albert Handell and again with Albert Handell at Woodstock, NY. The Artist has taught drawing and painting for over 25 years in many venues in Utah and the pacific northwest. Sam Colletts’ work has been exhibited at the Salmagundi Club of New York, American Pastel Society of New York, Degas Pastel Society of New Orleans Louisiana, Oil Painters of American, Salon International Competition Green House Gallery Texas and has had one person shows at Kimball Art Center, Park City Utah, University of Utah, Springville Art Museum Utah, Bountiful Art Museum Utah, and Pendleton Art Center Oregon.

Collett will be the exhibiting artist in the Hay Loft Hall at the Barn in the month of July.

Materials: Bring your own drawing and oil painting materials along with two 11×14 white intoned canvases.

Jul
29
Sat
Palouse Music Festival @ Palouse City Park
Jul 29 @ 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Palouse Music Festival
Saturday, July 29, 2017
11am to 8pm
Info: 509-878-1701/509-595-1650

Aug
5
Sat
Palouse Community Yard Sale
Aug 5 all-day

Palouse Community Yard Sale
Saturday, August 5, 2017
8:00am
Sign up at City Hall -120 Main Street – until Thursday afternoon 8/4
Maps available at downtown businesses that weekend

SUMMER CONCERT #4 of 6: The Cherry Sisters Revival @ The Dahmen Barn
Aug 5 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
SUMMER CONCERT #4 of 6: The Cherry Sisters Revival

Cost: $15.00
Date: Saturday, August 5, 7 to 9 pm

This year’s concert series is dedicated to Leslee and Dale Miller. Leslee has managed the Barn since 2006 and is retiring this year and Dale has worked with the Uniontown Community Development Association since 2001 and was instrumental in developing the Dahmen Barn property as a creativity center. Both are avid music fans.

Tickets are sold only at the door beginning at 6:15.  Wine and beer are available for purchase by ages 21+.

A silly string band of ukuleles, a banjo, percussion, and vocals playing an eclectic collection from old country to traditional, and everything in between.

The Cherry Sisters Revival group’s style may be described as “sophisticated primitive.” It’s a blend of old time traditional folk music, country, a little bluegrass, and some other treats thrown in for pure fun.·The music will appeal to all ages and all interests. The Cherry Sisters Revival works hard at getting the audience to participate in their performances. They give a high energy performance full of fun, laughs, some bad jokes, and all around good music.

The Cherry Sisters Revival was formed in the spring of 2015. They have performed around the region, including The Green Frog and Palouse Caboose in Palouse; One World Café, the Moscow Food Co-Op, Moscow Brewery, and the Hunga Dunga Brewing Company in Moscow; Merry Cellars in Pullman; and several private parties from Coeur d’Alene to Boise.

Tracie Brelsford and Connie Steiger were born and raised in Pullman. They attended high school together and have stayed in touch since. Shelly Gilmore lives in Moscow and met Connie at a ukulele group (the Ukulele Players of the Palouse). After attending an ukulele band-camp, Shelly and Connie learned several songs in the traditional and jug band genre, and were hooked on the feel and vibe of that Americana-type of music. They were convinced they wanted to start a band to learn more about the music and simply have fun. They knew they needed a vocalist and percussionist, so Connie got in touch with Tracie. The three played together once and had so much fun, they knew they wanted to pursue forming the band. They struggled with a name for the group until Tracie heard an exposé on the radio about the original Cherry Sisters, who were a group of actual sisters from Iowa performing in a notorious vaudeville touring act in the late 19th century. They were known for their antics and often controversial stage presence. Tracie, Shelly and Connie thought it would be a good act to follow, because they probably couldn’t do any worse. So the Cherry Sisters Revival was born. Connie and Shelly play several different kinds of ukuleles, along with a wide array of instruments including the concertina, harmonica, and washboard. Tracie is the lead vocalist, plays a bucket full of percussion instruments, and picks a mean electric banjo.

Aug
18
Fri
National Lentil Festival @ Reaney Park
Aug 18 – Aug 19 all-day

Pullman’s original Food & Brew Fest!

Live entertainment across three stages, featuring the Legendary Lentil Cook-Off, Beer & Wine Garden and cooking demos.

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Aug
19
Sat
SUMMER CONCERT #5 of 6: Sesitshaya Marimba Band @ The Dahmen Barn
Aug 19 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
SUMMER CONCERT #5 of 6: Sesitshaya Marimba Band

Cost: $15.00
Date: Saturday, August 19, 7 to 9 pm

This year’s concert series is dedicated to Leslee and Dale Miller.  Leslee has managed the Barn since 2006 and is retiring this year and Dale has worked with the Uniontown Community Development Association since 2001 and was instrumental in developing the Dahmen Barn property as a creativity center.  Both are avid music fans.

Tickets at the door only beginning 6:15 with wine, beer and snacks available for purchase.

This performance will be outdoors if weather permits.  Chairs will be provided.

The Sesitshaya Marimba Band plays traditional and contemporary songs from Sub-Saharan Africa and shares the lively rhythmic sounds of the sonorous Kwanongoma marimbas of Zimbabwe. Built in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, they produce the full earthy tones that characterize the music and are the only Kwanongomas in the region. We create a unique, high-spirited musical signature by blending the Kwanongoma sound with marimbas built in the Pacific Northwest.

We are dedicated to continuing the musical traditions of Zimbabwe but our music is also from South Africa, Kenya, Zambia and the Caribbean Islands. We enjoy sharing the background of our songs and often sing in Shona, one of Zimbabwe’s major indigenous languages. We love audience involvement and encourage people to dance, clap in accompaniment, tap their feet, sing and generally enjoy the high energy and fun of this world music.

Our audiences say they love the sounds and rhythms of this African music. Rhythm is the heart of the music; it’s hard to sit still and is music that makes you happy. It is energetic and easy to like and it appeals to all ages. Children can’t sit still when they hear it and their natural instinct to move bursts out. That can happen to adults too. We want people to feel free to dance in any way they want. As the African saying goes “If you can walk you can dance, if you can talk you can sing.”

Sesitshaya Marimba began in 2003 under the direction of Zimbabwean Tendekai Kuture and continued under Tendai Muparutsa. These men were our coaches, teachers and composer/arrangers, giving us authentic music from their homeland to share.

We play across the Northwest at Folk Festivals such as Tumbleweed, the 3 Rivers Folk Society Festival, in Richland, and the Spokane Folk Festival as well as regionally for a variety of events including the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival and the Renaissance Fair in Moscow.

When not playing with Sesitshaya Marimba, the performers are women from Moscow, Idaho who are financial advisors, microbiologists, dieticians, elementary and secondary teachers and university professors. Described as “really cool chicks” by high school students at their Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Clinic, they are: Sue Byrne, Kathy Dawes, Mary Donohoe, JoAnn Evans, Kirstin Malm, Elinor Michel, Molly Pannkuk, Mimi Pengilly, Gail Smallwood and Diane Walker, Sesitshaya Marimba is often joined by Tim and Rylie Malm, the teen-age children of our Roadies — the Malm family.

Sesitshaya Marimba is a non-profit group. We have produced three CDs and use them to collect donations for an International Student Scholarship Fund that has supplemented funds for several University of Idaho African students including nine Libyan families stranded here without funds due to the government embargo.

Learn more about Sesitshaya Marimba, see photos & videos on Facebook.

Sep
2
Sat
SUMMER CONCERT #6 of 6: Jessica Lynne duo from Seattle @ The Dahmen Barn
Sep 2 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
SUMMER CONCERT #6 of 6: Jessica Lynne duo from Seattle

Cost: $15.00
Date: Saturday, September 2, 7:00 to 9:00 pm

This year’s concert series is dedicated to Leslee and Dale Miller.  Leslee has managed the Barn since 2006 and is retiring this year and Dale has worked with the Uniontown Community Development Association since 2001 and was instrumental in developing the Dahmen Barn property as a creativity center.  Both are avid music fans.

Ticket sales at the door only beginning at 6:15; with beer and wine for sale to ages 21+.   Music starts at 7:00.

Sometimes authentic country music artists do not grow up in what we would consider hotbeds of country music. Sometimes they grow up in Haslev, Denmark, the native town of current Seattle resident, Jessica Lynne, a sensational and rising country star and one of London Tone Music’s most successful artists. She explains how it all started: “When I was 12, I was home with the flu and our TV provider had a “chance channel” available for a limited time. Well, this time it was CMT and being at home with nothing to do and feeling really horrible, I just kind of left it on that channel and little by little just fell in love with the genre.” Faith Hill’s, Wild One, a song that was #1 at the time, inspired her immediately. “I felt like she was singing about me,” she remembers. “It touched my heart in a way that I had never felt before.”

Making the move from Haslev to Seattle a few years ago was actually not as strange a transition as it seems. Her Dad and his family live in Seattle and Jessica felt that being surrounded by a supportive network of family would be the kind of positive energy she needed to adjust to the big change.

Once settled, Jessica wasted no time adjusting to both the physical landscape, which had many elements similar to Denmark, but to the musical landscape, as well. Her great songwriting and singing talent combined with her drive, focus, warmth and friendliness, made her not only an instant favorite with the country music promoters and clubs in the greater Seattle area, but also with other musicians in town. Jessica loves to write and play music so much that she is known to play almost every night of the week somewhere, sometimes as the headliner, other times as support for her many musical friends.

Sep
4
Mon
Palouse Empire Threshing Bee @ Palouse Empire Fair Grounds
Sep 4 all-day

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Sep
16
Sat
Palouse Days
Sep 16 all-day

September 16th, 2017
Click here to see the 2016 event schedule
Fun run, parade, pancake breakfast, car show, live music, duck race, more!

Oct
20
Fri
Haunted Palouse @ Downtown Palouse
Oct 20 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Check their Facebook page for schedule and fees.

Haunted Palouse

Oct
21
Sat
Haunted Palouse @ Downtown Palouse
Oct 21 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Check their Facebook page for schedule and fees.

Haunted Palouse

Oct
27
Fri
Haunted Palouse @ Downtown Palouse
Oct 27 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Check their Facebook page for schedule and fees.

Haunted Palouse

Oct
28
Sat
Haunted Palouse @ Downtown Palouse
Oct 28 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Check their Facebook page for schedule and fees.

Haunted Palouse

Nov
4
Sat
Palouse Fall Craft Fair @ Palouse Community Center
Nov 4 all-day

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Saturday, November 4, 2017
Palouse Community Center
Contact: 878-1660

Palouse Holiday Open House @ downtown
Nov 4 all-day

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Saturday, November 4, 2017
Downtown Palouse
Contact: 878-1210

Dec
2
Sat
Holiday Gala at the Dahmen Barn @ The Dahmen Barn
Dec 2 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Annual Holiday Gift Gala

Date: Saturday, December 2 from 10 am to 4 pm

Artists and craftspeople from throughout the region will be selling their products.  The event is free to the public.

If you are an artist or craftsperson interested in participating,email info@artisanbarn.org for an application form.

Uniontown

Holiday Fest and tree lighting in Pullman @ Pine Street Plaza
Dec 2 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Check the website for all the events! http://pullmanchamber.com/events/chamber-events/holiday-festival/

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