The Big NewtonsThe Big Newtons started in a coffee house in Lewiston, Idaho in 1995.  Their format was classic rock hits from the sixties and seventies.  Their real strength was the vocal harmony blend.  They played hits from the Beatles, the Stones, the Animals, Santana, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top and more.  They have opened concerts for acts like Eric Burdon, Johnny Rivers, B.J. Thomas, Paul Rodgers, Mark Lindsay, Three Dog Night, Tommy James and the Shondells, Mike Pinera, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Dennis DeYoung, Rick Springfield, The Guess Who, ELO, Foghat and more.  Some say they stole the show at these concerts.  The Big Newtons have ceased operations as of August 30, 2013.  The band played together for over 18 years.  Below is a list of venues that the band played over that time.

  • Boomer’s / Lewiston, Idaho
  • The Alibi / Lewiston, Idaho
  • Barleyhopper’s / Lewiston, Idaho
  • Der Litten Haus / Clarkston, Wa.
  • Vesuvius / Clarkston, Wa.
  • Seven Devil’s Saloon / Riggins, Idaho
  • Hannah’s / Boise, Idaho
  • The Blues Bouquet / Boise, Idaho
  • The Kamiah Hotel Bar / Kamiah, Idaho
  • Copa Cabeana / Lewiston, Idaho
  • Hill’s Resort / Priest Lake, Idaho
  • Rooster’s Waterfront Restaurant / Clarkston, Wa.
  • Moose Lodge / Clarkston, Wa.
  • Red Barn Farms Summer Concert Series / ’10 / ’11 / ’12 Colton, Wa.
  • Lewiston’s Hot August Nights ’95 / ’96 / ’97 / ’00 / ’01 / ’03 / ’06 / ’10 / ’11 / ’12 / ’13
  • Tom Foolery / Lewiston, Idaho
  • Cadillac Jack’s / Moscow, Idaho
  • October Fest ’95 / ’96 / ’97 Grangeville, Idaho
  • The Arena / Lewiston, Idaho
  • A.I.A. Christmas Party ’95
  • Lewiston Children’s Home Christmas Party ’95 / ’97
  • Lewiston Ramada Inn New Years ’95 / ’96
  • St. Stanislaus Action Auction ’96 / Lewiston, Id.
  • Club Lewiston / Chamber of Commerce ’95 / ’96
  • Villa Tavern / Lewiston, Id.
  • Clarkston High School Class of ’66 Thirty Year Reunion
  • Clarkston High School Class of ’72 Twenty Five Year Reunion
  • Clarkston High School Class of ’67 Thirty Year Reunion
  • Clarkston High School Class of ’78 Twenty Year Reunion
  • Clarkston High School Class of ’69 Thirty Year Reunion
  • Lewiston High School Class of ’71 Thirty Year Reunion
  • Hot Summer Nights ’96 / ’97 / ’99 / ’10 / Riggins, Id.
  • Medical Service Bureau Summer Picnic / ’95 / ’96
  • Lewiston Elks Lodge / Lewiston, Id.
  • Lewiston Steelhead Derby Dance ’96
  • Clarkston Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting ’97
  • KATW FM Superbowl Suitcase Party ’97 / Lewiston, Id.
  • Pomeroy Eagles / Pomeroy, Wa.
  • Summer Festival / Wilbur, Wa. / ’97 / ’00
  • Snake River Saloon / Lewiston, Id.
  • Grangeville Elks / Grangeville, Id.
  • Nez Perce County Fair / ’97 / ’98 / ’99 / ’06 / ’11
  • Oasis / Orofino, Id.
  • Valley Boys and Girls Club Auction ’97 / ’98 / Lewiston, Id.
  • Valley Medical Center Christmas Party ’97 / ’99 / Lewiston, Id.
  • Quality Inn New Years ’97 / ’98 /  ’99 / Clarkston, Wa.
  • Kamiah Crab Feed ’98 / Kamiah, Id.
  • Cavanaugh’s / Spokane, Wa.
  • Bayou Brewing Co. / Spokane, Wa.
  • The Zoo / Lewiston, Id.
  • The Wrangler / Lewiston, Id.
  • Idaho Beverages Christmas Party ’98 / Lewiston, Id.
  • Players and Spectators / Spokane, Wa.
  • Washington State University Vet. School ’99 / Pullman, Wa.
  • Rudolph’s Buick Open House ’99 / Lewiston, Id.
  • June Picnic ’99 / Craigmont, Id.
  • Grangeville High School Class of ’64 Thirty Five Year Reunion
  • Lewiston High School Class of ’69 Thirty Year Reunion
  • Summer Cruise ’99 / Orofino, Id.
  • St. Joeseph’s Regional Medical Center Wine Tasting ’99 / ’00 / ’01 / ’12 / ’13
  • Mingles / Moscow, Id
  • Konkleville / Orofino, Id.
  • Syl’s Saloon / Winchester, Id.
  • Mardi Gras ’00 / ’12 /  Moscow, Id.
  • Moose Lodge / Moscow, Id
  • Lumberjack Days ’00 / Orofino, Id..
  • The Establishment / Grangeville, Id.
  • Lewis-Clark Building Contractors Christmas Party ’00 / Lewiston, Id.
  • Grangeville High School Sr. Prom ’01
  • Manitou Country Club / Spokane, Wa
  • Orofino Fireworks Show ’01 / Orofino, Id.
  • Spokane Eagles / Spokane, Wa.
  • Poe Asphalt Christmas Party ’01 / Clarkston, Wa.
  • DeAtley Christmas Party ’01 / Clarkston, Wa.
  • Pepperdines / Spokane, Wa.
  • Lewis-Clark State College Christmas Party ’02 / Lewiston, Id
  • Kamiah Bar B Que ’03 / Kamiah, Id.
  • Green Creek Crab Feed ’04 / Green Creek, Id.
  • Lewiston Crab Feed ’05 / Lewiston, Id.
  • Grangeville Community Concert ’11 / Grangeville, Id.
  • Idaho State Elks Convention ’13 / Lewiston, Idaho
  • Barry Johnson Barn Dance ’13 / Potlatch, Idaho
  • Northwest Children’s Home Benefit Auction ’13 / Lewiston, Idaho
  • Victory Motorcycle Rally ’13 / Lewiston, Idaho
  • Lapwai Days ’13 / Lapwai, Idaho
  • Lewis-Clark State College Summer Concert Series ’13 / Lewiston, Id.