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Bluesfest returning to Priest River next month

Staff Writer | August 26, 2023 1:00 AM

The Panhandle Bluesfest is coming back to Priest River and the whole family is invited to join in on the fun.

Four local bands will be playing into the night Saturday, Sept. 9: Meats Sweatz, Justyn Priest, The Meghan Sullivan Band and The Bobby Patterson Band. The Meats Sweatz will kick off the event, starting their set at noon. The event will be wrapped up by The Bobby Patterson Band, who will finish their set at around 9:30 p.m.

The event will cost $30 per person, with children 12 years of age and under free. Camping will also be available from Thursday through Saturday for $10 per person. There will be room for RVs.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs or lawn blankets. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Pets are highly discouraged at the event, but if brought, they must remain leashed and under control at all times.

The Panhandle Bluesfest is also working to support the Priest River schools’ music departments and is accepting donation items for a raffle. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase throughout the event.

While the event’s location says Prater Mountain, event coordinators ask that attendees Google search “Blue Lake, Priest River” rather than “Prater Mountain.”

“You will end up on top of the mountain,” the event page read. “Remember: No cell service, so snapshot directions or the map before you leave home. We will have signage from Priest River to the event location.”

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