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Gleason Fest announces 2018 headliners

SPOKANE, Wash. - Portland, Oregon based bands Blind Pilot and Joseph will play at Gleason Fest 2018, the event's seventh iteration. 

Gleason Fest is a music festival named for Spokane native and former pro football player Steve Gleason. Gleason was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (AL)S in 2011. The proceeds from the festival, which is hosted by Dutch Bros. Coffee, go toward The Gleason Initiative Foundation, which works to help provide resources for ALS patients and raise awareness for the disease. 

Gleason Fest 2018 will be held from 3-11 p.m. on August 11 at the Lilac Bowl Amphitheater in Riverfront Park. Tickets will go on sale on Friday May 18, through TicketsWest. Passes are $27.50 - $70 for VIP access- and children 13 and under get in free.


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