THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Saranac rooftop concert, the Smokes EP release and Ky-Mani Marley

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FRIDAY

Ky-Mani Marley (son of Bob Marley) brings his breezy reggae music to Swaxx tonight. Local feel-good but also socially conscious acts Real Life Rockaz and Flying Spiders open for the Jamaican artist. Doors open at 8 pm and cost is $25 day of. This show is sure to feel like summer and is a precursor to the Ziggy Marley show happening in Sandpoint next month.

SATURDAY
For those looking to get out of town, the first ever Beach Fest is here to help you let go. Happening on private property at Lake Roosevelt, the two-day event features camping, boating, food and acts like Jaeda, Abstract Rude, K. Clifton and many other EDM and DJ types. Tickets are $20 for 21+ participants and must be purchased in advance. Tickets are available at Downtown and Northside Puffin Glass Locations, or by calling 690-6371.

KYRS’s Marmot Fest is no more, but Saturday the public radio station hosts a smaller version of the music event on the beautiful Saranac Public House Rooftop. The rockin’ local bands playing the show include Phlegm Fatale, Fun Ladies, Twin Towers and Outercourse. Show up early to guarantee a spot, as space is limited. Black Label Brewing is bringing the beer.

Starting smartly at 10 pm is the Smokes EP release show. Once the rooftop show finishes up, head over to Mootsy’s for a free after-party of sorts. Read our recent profile on the fierce two-piece here.

SUNDAY
You were probably in high school when you thought emo music was cool, because that’s when you’re most likely to feel all the emotions. Back in 2004, Hawthorne Heights taught us that Ohio is for lovers, and this weekend the band is in town to tell us a little bit more of that. The group plays at Pinnacle Northwest along with Sleepwave, Rot Monger, Deaf To and the Bight. The all-ages show starts at 7 pm and is $15 at the door. High school kids, and high schoolers at heart, enjoy! 

LOOK AHEAD
THE Graham Nash heads to the Bing Crosby Theater next Wednesday for an intimate set. His recent memoir Wild Tales is worth the read before you head that way. Check out our recent interview with him here. 

For those interested in classical music (and that should be you) Mozart on a Summer’s Eve runs Tuesday and Wednesday at Manito Park. It’s just $10 for blanket seating, and yes, you can bring your own picnic basket for the event. Find out more info here.