Gleason Fest 2016: A Move to the Lilac Bowl

I have gone to every Gleason Fest since its inception in 2012, a year after Steve Gleason's ALS diagnosis. Every year I watch it grow and feel a little different as it takes a few steps further away from the first Gleason Gras! West... one that was full of melancholy tears, happy reunions, and a … [Read more...]

Get It Straight: Tomorrow Be On The Other Side Of The State.

ELKFEST has evolved quite a bit from its origin 9 years ago, when Marshall Powell and The Elk owners started the free festival as a spin-off to Art Fest that takes place in Coeur d’alene Park every year.  In 2009 they hired John Blakesley to take care of the booking and now it is presented every … [Read more...]

Megan’s Most Memorable Meltdown Moments With Musicians

I have this habit of  just hanging out with people when I know I should probably be interviewing them.  Awesome for me… not so much for you, our readers.  I never record a conversation, the musicians rarely know that I am a writer and I never want to share the full details of our conversations … [Read more...]