The most unique
venue around

Experience the pulsating heartbeat of Sandpoint, ID at The Hive! Located on Historic First Avenue in the heart of this vibrant city, The Hive is an extraordinary space which brings the community together for electrifying concerts, non-profit and educational speakers, special celebrations and more.

From renowned bands to emerging local talent, our stage ignites with energy, captivating every beat-seeker in the crowd. Immerse yourself in the state-of-the-art sound system and vibrant lighting that transforms the atmosphere into an immersive audiovisual spectacle.

With a wide range of genres, from rock to country, bluegrass and everything in between, The Hive sets the stage for unforgettable memories. Get ready to sway, dance, and let the music pulse through your veins at The Hive, where the heartbeat of live music never stops.


Artistically A-Buzz

Our mural is one of the many things we are proud of at The Hive. You’ve got to see it in person!


Hive Pride

Make sure to check out our t-shirts and more. Didn’t you know? Bees are in!


Get Buzzing

Come over, grab a drink, and enjoy our custom-made bar with its beautiful wood and brick textures and hexagon detailing.


Light It Up

We left no item left untouched in our venue, even the light fixtures properly represent The Hive.


Our team

At our venue, we take immense pride in our exceptional and experienced staff, who are the heartbeat of our buzzing atmosphere.

From the moment you step foot through our doors, you'll be greeted by our warm and friendly team, whose passion for music and dedication to providing an unforgettable experience are unparalleled. Our talented bartenders craft delightful concoctions that perfectly complement the rhythm of the tunes, while our skilled security personnel ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for all.

Behind the scenes, our meticulous event organizers work tirelessly to curate a diverse lineup of talented artists, community events or the perfect private party! Join us for an enchanting night filled with extraordinary performances, book a VIP Booth or the entire venue and let our outstanding staff create memories that will linger in your heart long after the final encore.




The Building

A prominent building on Sandpoint’s Historic First Avenue, this building complex has held many businesses over the nearly 120 years of existence, including a notorious gambling hall. It is known primarily as the home of the Pastime Sports Shop and Pastime Café, a favorite meeting place for locals, being well-known for its horseshoe counter and strong black (camp) coffee.

So it Begins - Hive 1.0

Jeff Grady set out with a mission to bring great music to downtown Sandpoint not just after the Festival, but year round. In 2013, Grady and a host of locals produced a slew of shows featuring up and coming acts and major headlining artists.


Hive 2.0

After a successful first year, Grady purchased the building in 2014 and began renovating it immediately.

The job was to update the building while maintaining its historic nature, featuring lots of brick and a historic mural as well as installing top notch touring technology and production equipment unrivaled in the Pacific Northwest. In August 2014, The Hive reopened as Sandpoint's premier music venue and the permanent home of Aftival.


As of 2022, The Hive is officially under new ownership and management but nothing has changed, The Hive is Sandpoint's premier music and event venue. Our facility features multiple full-service bars, state-of-the-art sound, and lighting systems, and mezzanine VIP booths.

They’d love to host your events, whether that’s a birthday party for 10, renting the entire mezzanine for a private party up to 150 or the entire venue for a corporate retreat, seminar or holiday party holding more than 500 people. And they hope you’ll join them for Line Dancing lessons, a historic talk with Bonner County History Museum, for a football game in the fall or a killer concert.