Live Music at Valleyfest 2017
Saturday, September 23
Valleyfest celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month. From September 15 to October 15, learn about the importance of Hispanic and Latino Americans in the United States. The show is made possible with a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission.
Milonga gives widely diverse audiences a taste of the many musical styles and various dance forms found across Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and the U.S. Founded in 2001 by Spokane native singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Nic Vigil, Milonga quickly grew in popularity due to its passionate performances and ever evolving lineup of local musicians. After almost 9 years, Milonga has settled into a solid lineup of core musicians, writing, recording, and performing live original Latin Dance Music, representing countless regional flavors of Latino music & culture. Diverse audiences, packed clubs, and steamy windows are a good indicator to this band’s appeal. In a world of Salsa, Milonga is the whole enchilada!
Desja Eagle Tail – 1:00 p.m Meadow Festival Stage
Singer, songwriter, and performer from Montana, Desja Eagle Tail performs throughout the Northwest and recorded two CD’s with covers and original music. MusiEco awarded her Montana American Indian Musician of the Year for 2015. She performed at the Montana Fair, Alaska State Fair 2014, headlined Alberta Bair Theater in Billings, MT and a sold out benefit concert at MSU Billings in 2013. Singing all varieties of music including jazz, BLUES, country, rock, classic pop, soul, church songs and Native American songs, as well as her original music which mixes blues, soft rock, and Native American elements.
Bristol – 5:00 p.m. at Meadow Festival Stage
A new rock band from Spokane, Bristol featuring members Curran Long, Riley Long, Sean Tyson and Kris Mayhew.
Live Music at Valleyfest 2017
Sunday, September 24
Joshua Belliardo – 11:30 a.m. Meadow Festival Stage
Folk singer/songwriter from Spokane, Joshua Belliardo takes pride in his melodic sense. He is able to instantly come up with melodies whenever he hears chord progressions. He says his lyrics are “an expression of his story and an outlet for his emotions, sharing his experiences with his family of fans.”
Christy Lee – 1:00 p.m. Meadow Festival Stage
Country singer from Southern California, Chrisy Lee created a following in the Inland Northwest, as well as Nashville, Tennessee. In Nashville, she shared the stage with Rascal Flatts, Luke Bryan, Kid Rock, Steven Tyler, Chris Young, and Thomas Rhett. She opened for country artists Randy Hauser, Meghan Linsey, Bret Eldridge, and Clare Dunn.
She won BEST OF CITY (Bronze) 2015 by Spokane/CDA Living Magazine for Best Local Singer and the Inlander’s BEST OF (3rd Place) Best Singer 2015.
The MasterClass Big Band – 3:00 p.m. Meadow Festival Stage
Comprised of top high-school musicians and talented local veteran musicians, The MasterClass Big Band performs contemporary hits, R/B and pieces from the Great American Songbook. They deem themselves “always uplifting, always exciting, always professional.” The MasterClass Big Band performs songs from artists like Sinatra, Natalie Cole, Michael Buble, Count Basie, Chicago and others.