The Trout and About Festival

2019 Date set!

Event information to be announced soon

  • When: Saturday, August 31st, 2019 rain or shine
  • Time: TBD
  • Where: Matchwood Brewing Company. 513 Oak Street in Sandpoint
  • Who:  All Ages!
  • Cost:  TBD
  • Seating: Outdoor event, please bring a camp chair or blanket.
  • Raffles and door prizes

Sandpoint’s summer music scene continues on with the  Trout and About Festival – an afternoon of music for kids and adults who still like to act like kids. The Festival will feature music to be announced soon.  There will also be trout-related games, education, raffles, and giveaways.

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 bull trout song is included on the album.

Then, for the big kids, Minnesota band the Ginstrings. Winner of the 2016 NW String Summit Band Competition.  With 33 interchangeable strings and vibrant vocal harmonies, Ginstrings is an acoustic progressive string band driven by an indescribable passion for music.

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 27th at the U of I campus on Boyer Music starts at 12:00. Cost is $3 for adults – if you can spare it, 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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