Tennis doesn’t do things halfway. Not only has the three-piece band consistently earned its reputation as Sandpoint’s favorite dance band for the past 14 years, it’s done so without even being based here anymore. Pianist, vocalist and sit-down frontman Brian Hibbard moved with his family from Sandpoint to Boston going on 10 years ago. Bassist and vocalist Craig Baldwin not too long ago went east to Tennessee. Drummer and vocalist Jeremy Kleinsmith, however, still kicks it old school in the Great Northwest.
Regardless, Tennis packs the house every time it comes to town. This week it’s the Blitzkrieg Tour, with shows Thursday, July 11 at Kootenai River Brewing Co. in Bonners Ferry, 6-9 p.m.; Friday, July 12 at Mickduff’s Beer Hall, 8 p.m.-midnight; Saturday, July 13 for Sandpoint Beerfest at City Beach, 1-4 p.m., followed by Shangri La at The Lake in Sagle (see Page 18), 5:30-10:30 p.m.; and Sunday, July 14 at the 219 Lounge, 8-11 p.m.
All shows are free except Beerfest, which is $25 to attend, and Shangri La at The Lake, with tickets ranging from $65-$1,000.
— Zach Hagadone
Times, prices and venues vary, facebook.com/tennis,
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