Join us for the next Lilac City Live! on February 15th. A “late night” talk show featuring local Spokane talent at the Downtown Library — Drinks! Music! Authors! Artists! Comedians! It’s guaranteed to be a fun time. And it’s a great opportunity to see some awesome Spokane talent for free.

February 15th
7 PM, no-host bar featuring No-Li Brewhouse (all proceeds benefit Spokane Public Library Foundation)
8 PM, late night talk show-style show

Hosted by Ryan Dean Tucker

Kris Dinnison
 grew up reading weird books and listening to weird music and thinking she was weird, which she kind of was. She spent nearly two decades as a teacher and librarian while dreaming of becoming a writer. Her work has appeared in One Teen StoryThe London Journal of FictionHelloGiggles, YARN, The Inlander and The Spokesman Review, among others. Her first novel, You and Me and Him, came out in 2015 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She lives and writes in Spokane, Washington. When she’s not writing she likes to read, hike, and binge-watch TV. (Source: krisdinnison,net)


Folkinception’s musical roots rise from the great American folk tradition and extend far into the realm of Americana and Rock n Roll. The band has been praised for their ability to “build a song from a whisper to a roar”. The music is firmly rooted in a song writing process that pays homage to life’s triumphs, while confronting adversity with a defiant sense of optimism. Their sound, developed over the past six years, conveys a musical identity unique to their Northwest origins. Folkinception is putting their stamp an a new genre of music coming out of the Pacific Northwest today… Upper Left Americana. (Source: Folkinception Facebook.)


alayna-becker2Alayna Becker 

Alayna Becker is a comedian and writer living in Portland, OR. Her comedy is personal, heartfelt, and focused on dismantling the patriarchy one joke about waterbeds at a time. She is the creator and co-host of Please Advise, a monthly advice comedy show. She’s performed in comedy festivals and was featured as one of the Best in PDX at Helium Comedy Club.

When she’s not doing stand-up, she’s writing a book of lyric essays about the serial killers from her hometown, Spokane.


Nick Lewis