Past Events

SPR Goes to the Movies: Buena Vista Social Club

Jun 9, 2016

The movie Buena Vista Social Club was a huge 1999 art-house hit that introduced people around the world to Cuba's special blend of Latin music, and the island's post-revolution culture.

Many of SPR"s Volunteers, Underwriters, and members saw it on the big screen June 9 at the Bing Crosby Theater for the annual Thank-You Event.

Bike to Work Week 2016

May 20, 2016

May 16-20 was Bike to Work Week and Spokane Public Radio was proud to once again be a Gold Wheel Sponsor, highlighting bike commuting to work, school, and everywhere!

SPR took part in three events, plus encouraged everyone to get involved in all of the Bike Everywhere Week events happening in our community.

Janean Jorgensen / Spokane Public Radio

Legendary author, humorist, and radio host Garrison Keillor broadcast his acclaimed radio program live from Spokane on May 14, 2016 in front of a sold-out INB Performing Arts Center.

Listen to the entire show and see videos of highlights at

Musicfest Northwest 2016 Students In the KPBX Studio

May 13, 2016

Selected students competing in Musicfest Northwest were invited to perform in the new Performance Studio live on KPBX during Classical Music with Verne Windham.

Photos and audio for the following segments are posted here:

These live broadcasts are made possible in part by KPBX Kids' Concert event donors Harvard Park Children's Learning Center North, Numerica Credit Union, Rocket Bakeries, and Pizza Pipeline.

Thanks also to Peggy Smith of Musicfest Northwest, Hearn Brothers Printing, Piano Technicians Guild of Spokane, Jim Tevenan, Bill Wright, and the SPR Volunteers!

Brad Keeler and Linda Parman looked for gold in 1890s-era songs at the April 2 KPBX Kids' Concert, held at 1 p.m. in the Bing Crosby Theater.

The concert gave a fun and educational glimpse into the Klondike Gold Rush Era. Songs such as “Buffalo Gals” and “The Girl I Left Behind Me” come from Klondikes, sourdoughs and stampeeders—all those in search of gold in the 1890s. Keeler and Parman also performed a few songs written in more recent times that were inspired by the Klondike Era.

Keeler and Parman first put together their Sourdough Songs program for Spokane County Library District’s “Big Read” in February 2015. Keeler (lead vocals, guitar) has played with Doc Watson and Bill Monroe and been awarded first place in flat-pick guitar, fingerstyle guitar and slide guitar at the Florida Old Time Music Championships. Parman (vocals, guitar, ukulele) has played a large variety of music in the Inland Northwest since the 1980s, performing solo and with Canned Music, Dan Thomson, Steve Simmons and more.

The Spring KPBX Kids' Concerts are free thanks to event donors Pizza Pipeline, Harvard Park Children's Learning Center North, Numerica Credit Union, and Rocket Bakery.