CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENTS: Jay Leno, Sergio Mendes, Shakey Graves, Phish all headed to Inland Northwest

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Sergio Mendes brings a taste of Brazil to Spokane on June 12.
  • Sergio Mendes brings a taste of Brazil to Spokane on June 12.

A slew of concert announcements hit the ol' inbox today. Let's break it down:

Former Tonight Show host and long-time standup Jay Leno is coming to Northern Quest Resort & Casino for two shows on May 6, one at 4 pm and one at 7 pm. Tickets for Leno go on sale this Saturday, Jan. 27, at 9 am via northernquest.com and the venue box office. Tickets are $59, $69 and $89.


Sergio Mendes, the man who took bossa nova and samba to the American mainstream with Brazilian-flavored covers of pop hits in the '60s and continued mining the winning slinky sounds for decades since, is coming to Spokane.

Sergio Mendes will play the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox on June 12. Tickets range from $42 to $75 and go on sale Thursday, Feb. 1, at 12:01 am via the Fox Theater box office and TicketsWest outlets. I, for one, can go for a little of this scene:


In July, jam-band fave Phish set up camp for three days at The Gorge. The quartet will headline the mid-Washington venue from July 20-22, and their online ticket request system is off and rolling right here, and will end Feb. 5. General public on-sale starts Feb. 8. Tickets are $75 for a single show, or $200 for a three-show pass. 


In August, Texas rabble-rouser Shakey Graves returns to Spokane for a gig at The Knitting Factory. Graves and Jose Gonzalez and the Brite Lites will play on Aug. 26; tickets are $35 in advance and go on sale Friday, Jan. 26, at 10 am through the Knitting Factory website. Here's a bit of Shakey's style: