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Over the years Idaho has hosted Boise concerts featuring acts like the Rolling Stones, Toby Keith, Elton John and Billy Joel. In addition to these prestigious concerts there have been theatrical productions like the Blue Man Group, Spamalot, Cats and Chicago that have entertained Idaho socialites. Each year there are numerous Boise concerts held during the summer such as Alive After Five, Gene Harris Jazz Festival and the Ste Chapelle Sunday Concert Series as well as live theater events throughout Boise and the Treasure Valley. Check back often for the latest concert announcements of upcoming Boise concerts - Idaho entertainment events.

Sept. 4th
Knitting Factory
According to The New York Times, Wade Bowen is “…an earnest and direct singer who wrings feeling from a small vocal gestures and whose songwriting…is graceful, with a twists like small sighs.”
Sept. 4th - 6th
Indian Creek Winery
The Hermit Music Festival began as a vision, featuring local musicians and regional acts surrounding artisans, food trucks, kids activities, dancing, and craft vendors. This is a must attend festival for those who enjoy acoustic music. Hermit Music Festival will be Labor Day weekend this year, September 4th - 6th. Local and regional bands, craft food, beer and wine, workshops, a square dance and a real good time. Check site for more info and tickets!
Sept. 8th
Revolution Concert House
Primus, as described by Les Claypool, is psychedelic polka and were one of the bands that influenced the nu metal genre. This show Primus and the Chocolate Factory with The Fungi Ensemble will perform two sets of music.
Sept. 11th
Revolution Concert House
Since dropping his 2010 mixtape Lace Up, the Cleveland-bred rapper has built a cult-following that eventually helped him attract all the major labels, all of which were courting MGK. In the end, it was Diddy and Bad Boy that landed the buzzing young artist.
Sept. 11th
Reef
The core of any rock band worth their salt is a deep respect for the fundamentals – a feel that’s redolent of the scare-the-parents, backcountry, wild juke joint origins – and an abiding drive to carve out one’s own unique territory. The friction between these impulses is where good things happen, and it’s the place San Francisco’s The Stone Foxes
Sep. 11th
Knitting Factory
Known for their hit song "Headstrong" Trapt will be coming to Boise to perform at the Knitting Factory on September 11th.
Sept. 12th
Brundage Mountain Resort
Curtis Stigers once again hosts the McCall Jazz Festival! Proceeds benefit The Shepherd's Home, a foster care home in McCall, and Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services in Boise. Brundage will be serving up food from inside the lodge and outside at the event site. The lifts will also be running all day for guests who would like to head up early and enjoy a hike or mountain bike ride. Tickets still available!
Sept. 11th
Ford Center
The WOW Taste of Country Fan Jam is Friday, September 11th at The Ford Idaho Center! Check out the all star line-up. This year’s Fan Jam will be a huge party, but it will also be a tribute to our military and first responders. Big & Rich are coming back to Fan Jam by popular demand and they are bringing what has been called their oversized, out-of-control train featuring Cowboy Troy, Megan Mullins and DJ Sinister.
Sept. 12th
Knitting Factory
Trevor Powers, the Idaho musician known as Youth Lagoon, has found what used to be destructive is now what gives him life. Influenced by society’s desire to exude a flawless existence, the album’s musical direction and visual aspects were conceived on Powers’ late-night walks through Idaho’s suburbs. Special guest Foul Weather.
Sept. 14th
Knitting Factory
Even in the urban wilds of Brooklyn, there may be no one else like Jean-Philip Grobler, aka St. Lucia. The atmospheric quality of St. Lucia's electronic pop is powerful, with the musician's global travels and history of secret hideaways effortlessly passed onto the audience through his dreamy, shimmering synths.
Sept. 15th
Knitting Factory
Meet Mike Love. One of reggae music’s rising stars. Mike Love brings a multitude of influences to the table, all tied together by the common goal of making the world a better place. His songs take you on a journey, one of healing and inspiration. One designed to help you on your path to knowledge, wisdom and understanding.
Sept. 15th
Taco Bell Arena
One of the world’s best-selling female artist in history, Shania Twain, will be extending her ROCK THIS COUNTRY tour into the Fall of 2015, due to overwhelming fan demand. This will be her first North American tour in more than 11 years, and the now 67 date run comes hot on the heels of her hit two-year residency in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
Sept. 14th - 16th
Morrison Center
A brand new production of "The Sound of Music", directed by Jack O’Brien, will tour Boise. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.
Sept. 16th
Ford Center
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top will be bringing their legendary rock, and beards, to the Eagle River Pavilion on August 21st, 2012. With over 40 years of rockin' experience, you can be rest assured that you'll have a foot stompin' good time listening to the "little ol' band from Texas".
Sept. 19th
Morrison Center
Two back to back shows Sept. 19th! Dave Chappelle, mastermind behind sketch comedy goldmine Chappelle's Show, made a triumphant return to stand-up comedy in 2013. While he's beloved for his famous impersonations of Rick James and Prince, Chappelle doesn't rely on old material for his stand-up act, treating fans to an all-original show featuring extensive improvisation as he interacts with audiences.
Sept. 19th
Knitting Factory
Hollywood Undead hail (unsurprisingly) from the streets of Hollywood, California, mixing brash hip-hop, rock, and minor metalcore touches with cocky posturing and thug attitudes. Owing much of their popularity and exposure to social networking. Special guests include Crown the Empire and I Prevail.
Sept. 19th
Knitting Factory
The Big Ticket Rock Edition! One ticket will grant you access to several shows! Rock out to Hollywood Undead, The Black Dahlia Murder, Gwar, Clutch, Rise of the Fallen and many more! Get your tickets now before they sell out!
Sept. 20th
Knitting Factory
P.O.D. (Payable on Death) certainly has the right to talk about passion in music. Passion has been front and center since the band formed in 1992 in San Diego, CA, and all the way up to the release of their eighth and latest record, Murdered Love. Special guest Islander.
Sept. 22nd
Revolution Concert House
Flux Pavilion is a one man orchestra! With the ability to sing and play a large variety of instruments it's obvious that music comes naturally to him. Flux Pavilion AKA Joshua Steele has always been influenced by hard hitting dance music in everything that he does and it was only a matter of time before he found his own sound in the dance industry. In early 2008 Dubstep lit his internal fuse and he hasn't been the same man since.
Sept. 23rd
Morrison Center
Don William’s music is the stuff of experience. Like a fine wine, as Don has matured then the songs have even deeper emotional resonance. This is a man who has lived life, who knows the depth of feeling and emotion ordinary people are capable of, not only in Texas, but in all the other places where his straightforward simplicity has made its mark – Brazil, Britain, Ireland, Africa, Australia, Finland, Norway and many more.
Sept. 26th
Crooked Flats
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and relax to five awesome blues bands. Craft beer and cider, local wine and outdoor barbecue will be available. Bands playing during Blues at the flats are Smooth Avenue, Boise Blues Society Blues Directors, 4 Hour Romance, Blues Collective and The Blind Mice.
Sept. 11th - Sept. 26th
Visual Arts Collective
The RLVS opens its 2015-16 season by celebrating that beautiful, nerdy, sometimes frightening but always wonder-inspiring genre. Don't procrastinate, because with acts like burlesque, aerial acrobatics, modern dance, partner acrobatics and boylesque, this show is sure to fill up so fast that not even Scotty himself could beam you into a seat once tickets are gone.
Oct. 2nd
Morrison Center
John Mulaney is becoming one of the most reliably funny people in show business. As a writer on Saturday Night Live, he co-created the wildly popular Stefon character alongside Bill Hader, who plays him. He's performed on "Comedy Central Presents," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "Live at Gotham," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
Oct. 2nd
Knitting Factory
You don't exactly dance to the music of Purity Ring. Rather, you drift, and are carried away. The Edmonton, Canada-based duo, formed by 23-year-old Megan James and 21-year-old Corin Roddick, are part of a genre-defiant category of music. Let's call it future pop. Swooning and eerily sexy, Purity Ring's gliding sound blends the best of what's in vogue with what endures—equal parts DJ Screw, Lindsey Buckingham, a sprinkling of the Mad Decent coterie and yes, nursery rhymes.
Oct. 4th
Knitting Factory
ZZ Ward (Zsuzsanna Ward) is an American singer, musician and songwriter born in Pennsylvania and raised in Oregon, USA, in a small town called Roseburg. In 2009 she was signed to the Boardwalk Entertainment Group, and in 2011 signed to Hollywood Records. She released the mixtape ‘Eleven Roses’ and the EP ‘Criminal’ in early 2012, prior to releasing her debut album ‘Til the Casket Drops’ on October 16, 2012.
Oct. 6th
Revolution Concert House
My Morning Jacket formed at the tail-end of the 1990s, when Jim James’ group Month Of Sundays folded, and he began recording new songs with ex-members of local rockers Winter Death Club. At Above The Cadillac Studios – in reality, a shed on the grounds of guitarist Johnny Quaid’s grandparents’ farm – the group took shape, drawing upon their rich knowledge of classic rock, country, soul and psychedelia, and spinning these influences into fresh, life-affirming rock’n’roll and aching, haunting balladry.
Oct. 6th
CenturyLink Arena
Ringo Starr and His All Starr band have been putting on music’s most hit-filled shows for more than 20 years. A concert filled with wall to wall hits, Ringo Starr sings classics such as “Yellow Submarine” and “It Don’t Come Easy” alongside a roster of rock legends. The concert will also include songs from Starr’s 18th studio album, Postcards from Paradise
Oct. 10th
Taco Bell Arena
Elton John will say goodbye to Boise as he and his band perform at Taco Bell Arena as part of “The Final Curtain” tour. After more than 4,000 concerts and a career spanning over fifty years, Elton is now slowly bringing the curtain down. The tour will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from Elton’s incredible five-decade career, including a selection of songs from his acclaimed re-mastered album, ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,’ which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.
Oct. 13th - 15th
Morrison Center
The 2015 Riverdance Tour comes to Boise, Idaho at the Morrison Center. Riverdance is a theatrical show of traditional Irish step dancing. Enjoy the stunning rapid leg movements of the dancers while their body and arms are kept mostly motionless.
Oct. 16th
Morrison Center
Chris is a professional stand-up and a self-proclaimed nerd. Chris founded Nerdist.com, a website and podcast devoted to all things nerd related.
Oct. 18th
Knitting Factory
It has been 29 years since the heavy metal band known as GWAR burst upon our world in an explosion of blood, guts, and screaming steel. In this time they have revealed themselves not only as the undisputed masters of “shock rock”, but also as an international cultural icon that has both touched the lives, and in some cases ruined the clothing, of many thousands of people. Special guests include Born of Osiris, Battlecross and Rise of the Fallen.
Oct. 21st
Revolution Concert House
Sounding so unique was never an obstacle for Twenty One Pilots early on, in fact it has been a trait that has endeared them to their fans. The band's live performances have always been integral to the act. The duo's ability to build up this local base was confirmed when the band sold out the 2,300-capacity LC Pavilion last April to announce that they were signing to Fueled By Ramen, after being courted by over a dozen labels. That's right, there was no fancy marketing or gimmickry that lead to Twenty One Pilots' rise.
Nov. 13th
Taco Bell Arena
GRAMMY award-winning country group Little Big Town has added a fall leg of THE PAIN KILLER TOUR. The foursome–consisting of members Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Phillip Sweet, and Kimberly Schlapman–have already hit over 50 markets on this highly successful headlining tour.
Nov. 21st
Morrison Center
Manheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for the past 30 years! Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Manheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting.
Dec. 8th - 9th
Morrison Center
The smash hit Broadway musical! The romantic Broadway musical for all generations, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is returning to Boise! The eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people, and is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song.
Dec. 18th - 20th
Morrison Center

This delightful holiday tale of young girl's Christmas dream of mice and sugarplums is a joy to watch. All seating is reserved.

Feb. 9th - 11th
Morrison Center
The Illusionists live from Broadway has dazzled audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. The show is BRAIN BENDINGLY SPECTACULAR!
April 1st
Knitting Factory
For the six men in UNDERØATH, whose members have evolved and thrived during a decade-long progression that has elevated them into one of heavy music’s biggest successes, change has been ubiquitous. Grammy nominated metalcore band Underoath is coming to rock the Knitting Factory.
April 9th
Knitting Factory
To sum up Gary Clark Jr. is more challenging every day. He’s a musical universe unto himself, expanding at a nearly immeasurable rate, ever more hard to define as a mind-blowing guitarist, a dazzling songwriter and engagingly soulful singer. Rock and R&B sure, but blues, soul, pop, psychedelia, punk and hip-hop are also in Clark’s expansive musical embrace and insatiable hunger for inspiration, which he’s internalized into music all his own With you online ticket purchase you will receive a digital copy of his upcoming album!

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