The Hive revived

New owners of downtown concert space announce slate of December shows

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

The Hive is soon to come alive again, according to a post Nov. 30 on Facebook by Mack Diebel, who co-owns the once and future First Avenue hotspot with his father-in-law Joe Pedeferri.

Yonder Mountain String Band plays at The Hive. Courtesy photo.

“The support and love of The Hive is truly special, one we had no clue resonated like it does,” Diebel wrote.

Diebel announced a trio of shows through December, beginning with a Christmas party and community celebration scheduled for Friday, Dec. 9. The free, 21+ event will feature music from locals Brian Jacobs and Kevin Dorin from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m., and with a country dance party from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. with Devon Wade. Doors open at 6 p.m. and organizers suggest bringing a donation of canned food for the Bonner Community Food Bank or an unwrapped toy for the Lion’s Club’s Toys for Tots program. A portion of the bar sales will also benefit the nonprofits.

Realm Partners will present the Miah Kohal Band on Friday, Dec. 16, with the music starting at 8:30 p.m. Finally, The Hive is hosting an early New Year’s party Friday, Dec. 30 with The RUB. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door, available starting Friday, Dec. 9. VIP tickets and private booths are also available, starting at $20 per person.

“It’s going to be a ton of fun adding another heartbeat to Sandpoint’s thriving downtown,” Diebel wrote. 

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