3rd Annual Trout and About Festival August 28th.


  • When: Sunday, August 28th 2016, rain or shine
  • Time: Doors @ 11:00am, Whizpops @ 12:00, Kitchen Dwellers @ 3:00
  • Where: 513 Oak Street, Sandpoint (The Granary/Evans Bros. Coffee)
  • Who:  All Ages!
  • Cost:  $3 Adults, All kids FREE
  • Seating: Outdoor event, please bring a camp chair.  There will be chairs available to rent via donation ($1 suggested donation)
  • Raffles for gift certificates to local sponsors + a YETI Hopper 30 – Drawing to be held after Whizpops/before Kitchen Dwellers  – approximately 2:30 (Need not be present to win)
  • Food/Beverages available for purchase from:
    • Eichardt’s Pub
    • Jupiter Jane Café
    • Evans Bros. Coffee
    • Mandala Pizza


Sandpoint’s summer music scene continues on with the 3rd annual Trout and About Festival – an afternoon of music for kids and adults who still like to act like kids. The Festival will feature music from Missoula band The Whizpops and Bozeman’s Kitchen Dwellers.  There will also be trout-related games, education, raffles, and giveaways.

Blue sky, yellow flowers, and the pink of soil makes the Badlands a beautiful place to take photos. Erosion at its best!

Blue sky, yellow flowers, and the pink of soil makes the Badlands a beautiful place to take photos. Erosion at its best!

To get the party started, the Whizpops will bring their multi-genre, science-based, educational songs to entertain, teach, and groove all ages.  The band will be playing “The Bull Trout Song,” written just for Panhandle Trout Unlimited and Idaho Fish & Game to support the “Take No Bull – Protect Bull Trout” program.

In May 2016, The Whizpops worked with the National Wildlife Federation to put together a new album “Ranger Rick’s Trail Mix Vol. 1.” The song “The Stream I Call Home: the bull trout song” is included on the album.

kitchen dwellersThen, for the big kids, Bozeman band the Kitchen Dwellers will take you on a trip to outer bluegrass.  Montana-bred bluegrass outfit The Kitchen Dwellers are captivating fans across the country with their high-energy live performances and unique approach to traditional music that fans have dubbed “Galaxy Grass.” Formed in 2010 while attending college at Montana State, the group has burst onto the bluegrass scene sharing the stage with acts such as Railroad Earth, Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters and Twiddle.

The event is sponsored by Avista, Panhandle Chapter Trout Unlimited, Idaho Fish & Game, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks as part of their collaborative efforts to educate about the threatened Bull Trout species and to promote clean and clear water in our rivers and lakes.

The fun begins when doors open at 11:00 Sunday, August 24th, at the Eureka Center Annex (513 Oak St.). Music starts at 12:00. Cost is $3 for adults, and all kids are FREE (all minors must be accompanied by an adult).  This is a rain or shine event with limited seating, guests are encouraged to bring their own camp chairs.

Bring the your kids to the dance party!

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