Spokane native Steve Gleason got his start in football at Gonzaga Prep and played at WSU before joining the NFL.  In 2011, he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).  Never a quitter, Steve started Team Gleason to raise awareness for ALS and support the people and families afflicted.  One of the many awesome fundraising events that Steve pioneered is Gleason Fest, an all-day indie music festival that's entering its third year.  On Saturday, August 23rd, the intersection of Division & Main in downtown Spokane will be blocked-off for a day of local and regional bands from 2pm to 11pm.  This Sunday at 10pm, Team Gleason member Jimmy Ramirez will join Gleason Fest organizer John Blakesley and his band Hey! Is For Horses for some chat, a few live-in-the-studio songs, and various album tracks from other Gleason Fest artists in the 103.1 KCDA Local Lounge.
left to right: John Blakesley, Jimmy Ramirez, Doug Tobey, Tyler Kuhn, and Damien Ramirez.
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Hear a preview of Gleason Fest on the 103.1 KCDA Local Lounge at 10 pm PDT this Sunday, August 17th, 2014.  Tune your radio to 103.1 FM in the Spokane/Post Falls/Coeur d'Alene area or listen live to the on-line audio stream.  You can also hear the live broadcast on your iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Android, or Blackberry with the iHeartRadio app.
Check back on this page later to find the entire half-hour Local Lounge broadcast posted as high-quality streaming audio, available on demand, along with more in-studio photos! 
Gleason Fest is on Saturday, August 23rd from 2pm to 11pm at the intersection of Division Street & Main Avenue in downtown Spokane.  Purchase tickets here.  Here's this year's line-up:
Find out more about Gleason Fest on their official website and on Facebook.
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