Supporters rally for Arlo’s All-Stars

‘Neighbor’ John Kelley headlines a who’s who of Sandpoint’s music scene

By Cameron Rasmusson
Reader Staff

It’s been a hard month for Arlo’s Ristorante, but brighter days are ahead.

Following the unexpected loss of the restaurant’s longtime downtown location, Arlo’s has a new location lined up at Second Avenue and Lake Street, which previously housed restaurants like Loaf and Ladle and Little Olive. But it’s been an expensive month moving the business with no revenue coming in, so friends of the Arlo’s family are banding together to provide support.

Arlo’s All-Stars promises to be a memorable night of music and fun. The event will include performances by Neighbor John Kelly and the Nuclear Fusion Groove Band with Captain Chris Lynch’s Wild Musical Mystery Right. Special guests will also participate in the evening of music.

Along with ticket sales for the event, supporters are raising money through sponsorship. From the Garlic Sponsorship at $100 to the Marinara Sponsorship at $200 to the Pesto Sponsorship at $300, the various levels of support come with perks like Arlo’s gift certificates, concert tickets, various forms of public recognition and more.

According to Arlo’s owners, the money raised during the event will be invaluable in getting through the fall and spring shoulder seasons, when revenue typically declines due to a drop in tourism. The money troubles stem from Arlo’s being forced out of its First Avenue location when city officials deemed the building to be a public safety hazard. The building was condemned and banned to the public at the beginning of September, leaving businesses Arlo’s and Blue Lizard Indian Art scrambling to find new accommodations.

Support Arlo’s and enjoy a great night on the town when Arlo’s All-Stars takes place Saturday, Oct. 20. The event begins at 6 p.m., with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

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