Summerfest: It’s ba-ack!

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Sometimes you can’t keep a good thing down.

When Sandpoint Summerfest organizers announced that 2017 would be the last year for the popular annual music festival in Sagle, many expressed their sadness to see such a good thing go.

However, due to an overwhelming outcry from the community, Sandpoint Summerfest will again take place this summer on July 13-15.

“People within the community have stepped up to lend a hand and to help financially, ultimately allowing this festival to continue,” read a statement by the Eureka Institute, the concert organizers.

Robb Talbott of Mattox Farm Productions and Rob Smith from the Hive are helping book entertainment, while others in the community have stepped up to help with everything from advertising to site preparation.

Summerfest is hosting a lineup release party at Eichardt’s Pub on Thursday, May 17 at 6 p.m. There will be live music by Brian Stai and BareGrass. Tickets for Summerfest will be available at a 15 percent discount during this night only. There will also be giveaways and info about the Eureka Institute, a nonprofit community organization committed to lifelong learning and leadership through education, experiential and recreational programming for youth.

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