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Northwest BachFest Zuill Bailey, Artistic Director


June, 2021

Northwest BachFest presents 30th Annual Mozart On A Summers Eve 2021, a Summertime Spectacular, with two outdoor concerts Tuesday, July 20 and Wednesday, July 21, 2021 in Spokane’s Manito Park on the lawn East of Duncan Gardens.

SPOKANE – Northwest BachFest will present Summertime Spectacular! – Romance, Jazz, Joplin, Broadway and Much More! for its 30th annual Mozart On A Summer's Eve, with two concerts in July on Tuesday, July 20 at 7pm with a repeat performance on Wednesday, July 21 at 7pm on the lawn East of the Duncan Gardens fountain in Manito Park. The concert site is just off Tekoa Street on the East side of Manito Park; Tekoa is parallel to Grand Boulevard. (Maps Address – 2124 S. Tekoa St. in Spokane)

Music Director Verne Windham will be honored for his thirty years of programming the Mozart concerts by Northwest BachFest Artistic Director Zuill Bailey who is now in charge of the music program. 

BachFest is very excited to announce the following guest artists for the Summertime Spectacular

Shelly Watson, an amazing Broadway Diva known for spectacular costuming and dramatic hair and makeup, will display her many talent
Matt Herskowitz, Jazz Piano
Richard Dowling, Ragtime and Classical Pian
Zuill Bailey, Cello

Mozart On A Summer’s Eve concerts will have a completely new production setup this year. Limited numbers of tickets are available to avoid crowding. 

The stage will be set facing South toward the entire lawn areas of the “Mozart Meadows” so that both the lawn South of the gravel walkway through the park can be used as well as the lawn North of the walkway, the area used in previous years. The only tent will be a stage covering for the performers. No tents for audiences will be used with all seating open air. Lawn seating areas will be Festival Style with ticket buyers bringing their own lawn chairs and blankets. Only Reserved Tables will have chair seating. All guests will provide their own food, snacks and beverages. The area will open at 5:30pm for pre-concert picnics. 

PRIME TABLE SEATING –SOLD OUT   A limited number of Table Seating this year to avoid crowding. Prime Seating at tables near the stage are only available as full tables for eight at $720 and can only be purchased directly through Northwest BachFest. Picnics or dinners can be brought in.
TELEPHONE:  509-326-4942

FRONT LAWN SEATING TICKETS – North of the gravel walkway:
Tickets for Front Lawn seating for those who bring their own blankets or chairs are $60 per person. There are no chair height restrictions in the open lawn. The lawn seating area opens at 5:30pm for picnics. First come, first choice of spaces. BachFest will have racks of chairs available for those with Front Lawn seating who cannot provide their own seating if reserved in advance directly with Northwest BachFest.

BACK  LAWN SEATING TICKETS – South of the gravel walkway:
Tickets for Back Lawn seating in the area South of the walkway for those who bring their own blankets or chairs are $40 per person. There are no chair height restrictions in the open lawn.  Two large electronic screens will be set up in this area for a better view of the musicians on the stage. The lawn seating area is open at 5:30pm for picnics. First come, first choice of spaces.

Tickets are on sale NOW at the Fox Theater Box Office:
IN PERSON SALES Fox Box Office Hours:  Monday – Friday  11am – 3pm
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Avenue in Spokane
TELEPHONE:    (509) 624-1200       Monday – Friday   9am – 3pm

Tuesday, July 20 Tickets
Wednesday, July 21 Tickets

The concerts will take place in Manito Park regardless of weather conditions. Table seating and lawn seating patrons will provide their own rain gear and umbrellas.