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The next Monthly Music Showcase will be December 1 at

The Western Dance Center @ 1901 Sullivan Rd. Spokane Valley

1st Saturdays 4-9 pm

Potluck at 5:00 – Showcase from 6:00-8:00

Jammin’ before and after the Showcase  (times may be adjusted)

Members - $5, Non-Members - $7 Membership Through December 2018 - $25





High Valley Mountain Boys at the November Showcase
See photos and videos from the November showcase at this link

2018 Mandolin Congress

WHAT:  A day-long series of mandolin workshops at all levels taught by a panel of professional  mandolin instructors, with Don Julin and all the regular panel instructors, including Don Thomsen, Ken Glastre, Sam Lyman, and Dan Gore. Repairman Rick Rubin will be on call for anyone needing instrument surgery.

WHEN:  Saturday November 17 2018   9am – 5pm, evening concerts at Kelly’s Underground from 7 to 10pm    

WHERE:  home of Daniel Gore, 2120 S. Post, Spokane WA 99203 (Kelly’s Underground  1301 W 14th Ave, Spokane, WA 99204)

CONTACT Dan Gore  509-838-9135   danielcgore@msn.com

TICKETS:  $100 (this is a suggested donation) ; please reserve a space!

MISC:  Free and ample street parking

RESERVATIONS:   Space is limited to about 35 students. Please reserve your space now if you want to attend.

WHAT ELSE:  An evening of mandolin concerts performed by members of the panel will begin at Kelly’s Underground, starting at 7:30pm. A donation of $15 is collected at the door if you did not attend the workshops.  The Rocket Bakery will be open for food and drink.

HOW THE WORKSHOPS ARE ORGANIZED: Four studios will be in session for 1 hours, four times during the day. One studio will host a beginner topic, another will host an intermediate topic, and the third will host an advanced topic. We also open a fourth studio for those who are completely new to the mandolin (novice.)There are two sessions in the morning, and two in the afternoon. A mandolin repairman will set up shop in the workroom for a couple of hours to help with any instrument issues. A mini-concert that features the three upcoming instructors will precede each session.

2018 Mandolin Congress Panel Concerts

WHAT:  Concert by the Spokane Mandolin Congress panel members Don Julin, Dan Gore, Don Thomsen, Sam Lyman and Ken Glastre.

WHEN:  Saturday November 17 2018   7:30PM – 10:00PM at Kelly’s Underground WHERE:    1301 W 14th Ave, Spokane, WA 99204, below the Rocket Bakery

CONTACT Kelly Bogan at 509-218-6759, or Dan Gore  509-838-9135 danielcgore@msn.com

TICKETS:  $15 (free to all attendees of the Congress Workshops)

MISC:  Free and ample street parking

RESERVATIONS:   Please reserve a seat as this event tends to fill up.


The INBMA is partnering with the Spokane Folklore Society which hosts weekly traditional New England style contra dances from September through June
There is always live music and a caller who teaches all the dances
Please join us every Wednesday at the Woman's Club Hall, 1428 W. 9th, Spokane
7:15 Intro Dance workshop   7:30 to 9:30 Dance
Admission $7 General, 45 Members/Students, Under 18 Free
Singles, couples and beginners are welcome
All dances are taught
Contra dance is a communal style folk dance that is fun and easy to learn.   - Couples start in long lines facing each other and move up and down the set
A caller leads the dancers through a series of moves and the sequences repeats every time you  meet a new couple.   An evening consists of about 10 to 12 dances.
Participants are encouraged to switch partners for each dance and get to  know the community


Silver Lake Mall Concerts Fridays
Silver Lake Mall -  200 W Hanley Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815







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The INBMA is located in and around Spokane, Washington, serving the region known as the Inland Northwest.
Current President: Brett Dodd

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