The celebration of Russ Nobbs’ life is this Saturday, August 9 at Grant Park in the Perry District from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The music of Joe Carr, Sales Wagon, and David Bragman starts at 5 p.m. Stories about Russ’s life and adventures starts at 6 p.m. It is well known that Russ made a major contribution to the enjoyment of music in Spokane as he promoted musicians in his underground newspaper, the Spokane Natural from 1967 to 1969, and his efforts promoting live music in the parks with his High Bridge Park concerts. Musicians are encouraged to bring their instrument to play at this event. Donations are being accepted to help 2nd Harvest Food Bank, Spokane Public Radio, and Tolstoy Farms. Grant Park is located at 10th Avenue and Perry, the South Hill. Counter-culture attire is encouraged, or don’t wear anything at all, whatever works for you. For more information call 509-252-2900.