The Story of The Hive
In 2011 music enthusiast Jeff Grady had an idea to produce live music shows following the headline acts at The Festival at Sandpoint.
Grady, an avid music fan with a little industry experience, had been out in Sandpoint following the Festival shows and was disappointed that the scene downtown was essentially void of more good, live music.
Grady set out with a mission ... bring great music to downtown Sandpoint not just after the Festival, but year round.
After performing some research on possible venues in downtown Sandpoint, the historic and vacant Pastime building had the bones from which to establish a venue for live music.
Working quickly through early Summer of 2013, Grady and a host of Sandpoint locals opened The HIVE - version 1.0.
Following a successul year of concerts, Grady purchased the Pastime building and hired Sandpoint Framing and Exteriors to manage a major renovation of the building in the Summer of 2014.
In August 2014 The Hive reopened as Sandpoint's premier music venue and the permanent home of Aftival.
The 2014 renovation included:
- Complete replacement of roof and foundation
- Installation of state of the art sound and light systems
- Construction of stage, soundboard and monitor rooms
- Renovation and expansion of Mens and Ladies rooms
- Installation of industrial HVAC system
- Installation of 2 full-service Liquor Bars
- Installation of 4 mezzanine level VIP booths
- Construction and installation of new street-facing facade
"Hands down, my favorite room in the Northwest."
"Carnegie Hall in a Resort Town"
Kevin Harris - Dirty Dozen Brass Band
"The Sandpoint crowd really gets into the music."
Trevor Terndrup - Moon Taxi
"I cannot believe this room is in Sandpoint ... the sound is amazing."
Nikki Glaspie - The Nth Power
"The lights are ridiculous, it's like an arena in an intimate setting."
Ian Neville - Dumpstaphunk
V.I.P. BOOTHS AVAILABLE
FOR MOST SHOWS
cocktail service -
reserved seating -
balcony view -
access to VIP bathrooms -
for more information email:
ALL SHOWS 21 AND UP
IDs CHECKED AT DOOR
C O N T A C T S
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207 N. First Ave.
Sandpoint, ID 83864
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