Going Live in Lakeside

Outdoor concert in Lakeside the perfect way to wind down from the busy July 4th weekend

By Justin Franz

As enjoyable as the Fourth of July can be, it is still a day full of commitments and places to be. There are parades to watch, barbecues to attend and fireworks to enjoy.

Simply put, July 4 can be a hectic day. But if you’re looking to a way to unwind after Independence Day, then Lakeside has the ticket for you. The West Shore Visitors Bureau and the Crown Guitar Workshop and Festival are teaming up to put on the first ever Live in Lakeside on July 5 at the Lakeside Town Center.

The event will feature an evening of music by Julian Coryell, one of the most accomplished guitar players in the country, and Kevin Van Dort, a local blues player who will be paying a musical tribute to the late B.B. King.

“We’re looking to help Lakeside put on a nice family-friendly event,” said Arin Lever, one of the organizers. “Since it’s on Sunday evening, it’ll be a great way to wrap up the weekend.”

Lever said having Coryell on stage would be one of the highlights of the event. Coryell is the son of jazz guitar icon Larry Coryell and often performs with Alanis Morissette and Jewel.

In an interview with the Beacon, Lever said he is looking forward to making the trip to Montana and taking in some of the sights.

“People can expect to see and hear a lot of great songs they know and not just jazz ones, but rock and R&B too,” he said. “It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

Lever will also be hosting a free workshop on Monday, July 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Lakeside Town Center. For more information, call (406) 890-9767.

Live in Lakeside

DATE: July 5, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

LOCATION: Lakeside Town Center, 306 Stoner Loop

ADMISSION: $15 at the gate, $10 ahead of time, kids under 12 free

MORE INFO: www.visitflatheadlake.com.

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