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Festival announces season's final concert

| May 24, 2024 1:00 AM

Drew Holcomb has always inspired listeners to find joy and community during his band's 15 years of nonstop touring.

That touring will bring Holcomb and his band to the Festival stage Sunday, July 28. Joining Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors will be The National Parks.

With several critically acclaimed albums under his belt, Holcomb and his band The Neighbors have been featured in a variety of publications. An Emmy Award-winning artist, Holcomb's music has been featured in over 75 of TV’s most-watched shows.

Among Holcomb’s more ambitious projects are the annual Moon River Music Festival, which attracts 10,000 people to Chattanooga, and Magnolia Record Club, a monthly vinyl subscription service.

There are no strangers at a Drew Holcom show. After all, in his two decades of performing, Holcomb has brought his audience together night after night, turning his shows into celebrations of community, collaboration, and contemporary American roots music.

"Strangers No More", the ninth album from Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, celebrates that sense of togetherness. Produced by Cason Cooley, it expands the band's mix of timeless songwriting, modern-day Laurel Canyon folk, amplified Americana, and heartland rock 'n' roll.

Song by song, "Strangers No More" offers an all-encompassing view not only of the places Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors have been, but where they're headed next, too. It's an invitation into the band's world. 

Strangers no more, indeed.

Joining Holcomb & The Neighbors will be The National Parks, an indie folk band from Provo, Utah. The quartet — Brady Parks [vocals, guitar], Sydney Macfarlane [vocals, keys], Cam Brannelly [drums], and Megan Parks [violin] — breathe in inspiration from the world around them and exhale cinematic indie folk-pop powered by soaring harmonies, organic orchestration, and luminous electronics.

Since its 2013 debut, The National Parks have never failed to enthrall audiences with over 200 million streams for a string of songs and hit-producing albums from 2013's "Young" to "Wildflower in 2020, which saw "Time" being played on Spotify over 9.3 million times.

The four-piece maintained this momentum with a sold-out headline tour and 2021’s "A Mix for the End of the World pt.1". The band again expanded its vision with its fifth full-length offering, "8th Wonder".

The Festival at Sandpoint hosts an annual summer concert series in Sandpoint, featuring a variety of genres, including rock, jazz, country, folk, indie, and more. This year's concerts will run from July 25 through Aug. 4 at War Memorial Field

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    The National Parks