Recent SPR Events

*Photos coming soon*
Spokane Public Radio began to celebrate 36 years with a special KPBX Kids’ Concert featuring the Spokane British Brass Band on January 16. The hour-long, free concert took place at 1 p.m. in the Bing Crosby Theater, Downtown Spokane. Celebrating the birthday of SPR’s first station, KPBX, and the move to Fire Station No. 3, this Kids’ Concert embraced the glorious, vibrant, and exuberant soundscape of the large brass ensemble.

On Christmas Eve Spokane Civic Theatre presented the story of Frank Capra's beloved holiday film in a unique setting -- a 1940s-era radio play, complete with live sound effects and actors voicing multiple characters.

As ticket holders experience the one-night-only show live on Christmas Eve in the beautiful Bing Crosby Theater, the show streamed live on the internet to listeners through KPBX.org. Unfortunately, heavy snow at the tower site cut power and access on the afternoon of Dec. 24, and 91.1 FM was off the air for more than a day.

KPBX provided some relief from the effects of the Wind Storm with a FREE KPBX Kids' Concert Saturday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. The Bing Crosby Theater's full power and heat attracted around 200 people to the event featuring one of Spokane's hottest Bluegrass groups, Brown's Mountain Boys. 

Three members -- Mark Harding, Dan Gore and Kelly Bogan -- had played together for years in "Molly & Tenbrooks," and added the 'fiddle hotshot' Aaron Castilla to round out the quartet.

KPBX Folk host Carlos Alden and Verne Windham helped the Fall Folk Festival celebrate its 20th year with another live broadcast, Saturday, Nov. 14 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Audience members watched the great performances in the Lair Auditorium, on the campus of Spokane Community College.

Our radio performers were Two Bit Jugband, the Afterthoughts Legacy, Blue Night, Daniel Hall, Liz Rognes, N. Sherman, and Los Vigiles.

The live broadcast is presented thanks to event donors The Cleaning Authority, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, and the Spokane Folklore Society.

Photos of the broadcast will be up soon. Listen to the broadcast below.

Janean Jorgensen / Spokane Public Radio

More than 700 people laughed along with comedian Paula Poundstone on her visit to the Bing Crosby Theater on October 15, 2015.

Onstage with just the microphone, a stool, and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula chatted about politics, education, her teenage son and electronics, her two daughters, and more than a dozen cats.

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