By Ben Olson
Music is often best served al fresco. What better way to hear a free outdoor concert than checking out the Sandpoint Summer Music Series in Farmin Park? Due to a last-minute cancellation by the pop/soul group Super Sparkle due to COVID-19, Lucas Brown and Friends have teamed up with Matt Mitchell Music Co. to perform a double headliner show in the park. The free concert begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 12 at Farmin Park in Sandpoint.
Fresh off his performance opening for the Village People at the Festival at Sandpoint, Brown is a Spokane native whose mix of folk, rock and pop has been compared to the Lumineers, Tallest Man on Earth and Jason Isbell. Aside from his solo work, Brown is also known as the guitarist for the funk band Left Over Soul, frontman for the blues-rock act BREADBOX and a member of the hip-hop collective Kung Fu Vinyl.
Sandpoint music lovers might recognize Matt Mitchell from his work with the bands Trego and Folkinception, a dynamic group of talented Spokane musicians who put on one hell of a show. Trained classically on piano since the age of 4, Mitchell first picked up a guitar as a teenager and has built a strong foundation of narrative-rich sounds inspired by folk and Americana-roots music. When not playing with his bands, he performs and tours regularly as a solo act, and will be dabbling with Brown and Friends to ad-lib a unique set on the Farmin Park stage.
Presented by Mattox Farm Productions, the Sandpoint Summer Music Series is a free concert series made possible thanks to sponsorships from Washington Trust Bank, POAC, KPND, Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters, the Gaddess Family and more.
Food will be available from Mandala wood-fired pizza and Blue Finger Farms Food, and drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be provided by Eichardt’s Pub.
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