THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Lionel Hampton Jazz Fest, Barcelona and Nashville takeover

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The Cherry Poppin' Daddies canceled a show in Spokane last summer, but they perform at the University of Idaho Saturday as part of the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival.
  • The Cherry Poppin' Daddies canceled a show in Spokane last summer, but they perform at the University of Idaho Saturday as part of the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival.

While you're checking Inlander Restaurant Week this weekend, you may as well hit up some live music before or after your meal. Make a full night out of it. Here are some of the shows that stick out to us. 

FRIDAY
Alternative country is seemingly gaining popularity in Spokane; this last week saw the kickoff of Northwest of Nashville at the Bartlett. Tonight, the Big Dipper carries on the trend with a Nashville Style Writer’s Round, featuring artists from all over the region including original tunes from Levi Daniel, Kinsley, Country Biggs, Erika Anderson, Robbie Walden and Christy Lee. The show is $7 at the door and starts at 8 pm.

Enlightening folks to jazz since the 1960s, the annual Lionel Hampton Jazz Fest at the University of Idaho continues tonight and Saturday with the big acts Tower of Power and then Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. Check here for a full lineup of musicians and events.

SATURDAY
Seattle’s Barcelona is no stranger to Spokane, and they’re back this weekend at the Bartlett to show off their piano-rock for what they’re dubbing a reunion tour. Playing their 2007 album Absolutes in its entirety, the show features the talents of current and old members of the band. The Young Wild and Lavoy open the show that starts at 8 pm and is sold out, so hopefully, you already got tickets.
Jones Radiator is at it again bringing in local acts worthy of your time and hearing. This weekend, there are two awesome lineups right in a row. Saturday, the whiskey bar gets super loud with metal and punk acts Dark White Light, Cold Blooded, Phlegm Fatale and Why did Johnny Kill. Sunday, the intimate space brings in Von the Baptist, the Hague, Flannel Math Animal and William Alan. That show is free and starts at 7 pm; it is on a school night, after all.