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Boise Concerts - Idaho Entertainment Events

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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.

July 7th
Knitting Factory
Los Angeles-based rock act Dawes has added a number of new concerts to its current tour itinerary. The band composed of Taylor Goldsmith (lead vocals, guitar), Griffin Goldsmith (drums, background vocals), Wylie Gelber (bass) and Tay Strathairn (keyboards, background vocals) is touring in support of their recently issued new album All Your Favorite Bands, which was recorded in Nashville at Woodland Sound Studios with famed producer David Rawlings. Dawes will welcome Sam Outlaw at this upcoming gig.
July 10th
Taco Bell Arena
Grammy Award winning group the Zac Brown Band will be performing at the Taco Bell Arena on July 10th. Along with numerous awards, Zac Brown Band has charted twelve Number 1 singles on the Billboard country charts including, "Chicken Fried", "Free", and "Knee Deep".
July 11th
Crooked Flats
Announcing the 1sth Annual Blues and Bones Festival held at Crooked Flats in Eagle, ID. Blues and Bones has become a tradition over the past four years and has drawn thousands of BBQ and Blues fans from throughout the west coast. So if you love the soulful sounds of Blues music and slow cooked BBQ, come out and join us for a day of fun and festivities. Event starts at 2:00PM and goes until 10:00PM.
July 15th
Idaho Botanical Gardens
The Decemberists are an American folk rock band from Portland, Oregon. The band consists of Colin Meloy, Chris Funk, Jenny Conlee, Nate Query, and John Moen. The band's debut EP, 5 Songs, was self-released in 2001. The Decemberists along with special guests Calexico will be taking part in the Outlaw Field Summer Concert Series at Idaho Botanical Garden.
July 17th
The Egyptian Theater
Carlos Mencia is undoubtedly one of today’s most popular entertainers and comics. Whether it is man-on-the-street interviews, studio comedy, commercial parodies, nationwide sold-out tours, or films, Mencia demonstrates an extraordinary ability to connect with a wide and diverse audience.
July 17th
Knitting Factory
Favoring a style of country music that owes as much to the band’s native Texas as the genre’s Nashville headquarters, the Josh Abbott Band began taking shape in 2004. While studying communications at Texas Tech, frontman Josh Abbott began making trips to the Blue Light, a club in downtown Lubbock that helped launch the careers of regional luminaries like Cross Canadian Ragweed and Ryan Bingham. Inspired by the rough-and-tumble “Texas country” bands that regularly played the venue, he started writing his own songs and playing them at local bars, using members of his fraternity to form an early incarnation of the Josh Abbott Band.
July 14th - 18th
Ford Center
Recognized as one of the top 20 rodeos in the USA, the Snake River Stampede has been a popular event for almost a century. It showcases the skills and talents of the world's best cowboys and cowgirls in a huge line up of events including saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, bareback bronc riding, calf roping, team roping and tie-down roping, barrel racing, bull riding, and the Stampeders Night Light Drill Team. Attendance is approximately 60,000 for the span of the entire event!
July 18th
Knitting Factory
Come and dance salsa to DJ Giovani!
July 19th
Knitting Factory
Snow tha Product, a native of California, but resident of Texas, is an underground phenomenon and sensation taking the scene by storm in a way that has put male MCs on alert. She’s a beauty and a beast – looks and lyrical skills on the microphone, respectively. Physical stature aside, she stands as tall as any female MC in the game and can wreck a track in fluent Spanish or English with a handful of male MCs trying to match her lyrical level, as she did on Capea El Dough P City Remix. Acts include Audio Push and Bonaphied.
July 21st
Knitting Factory
Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley. Finally, Cantrell, Kinney and Inez resurrected Alice in Chains with new singer/guitarist William DuVall in 2005, and have since toured consistently and released a pair of well-received LPs.
July 21st
Neurolux
Good Old War has earned the loyalty of an ever-expanding fan base thanks to their captivating live shows touring alongside a diverse group of artists including Alison Krauss, Guster, Brandi Carlisle and Dr. Dog. Additional performances from Pete Hill and Flagship!
July 21st
Idaho Botanical Garden
Third Eye Blind, currently working on their fifth album, is now also touring the country and coming to Boise on July 21st. This alternative rock band has been singing their hearts out for 20 years and are still coming out strong. Winning several awards, this is the band you have to see in the summer. 3eb will be touring alongside Dashboard Confessional.
July 22nd
The Egyptian Theater
Bingham will be touring the US and Europe in support of his new album Fear And Saturday Night, in which Bingham faces down his past with a poetic grace throughout. It’s the hard-learned lessons, through both good times and bad, which helped make Bingham the man he is today. Fear and Saturday Night is the most authentic, personal, and deeply moving portrait of that man we've heard yet.
July 22nd
Taco Bell Arena
Coming to the Taco Bell Arena in Boise is Grammy Award winning artist Train. Guests include The Fray and Matthew Nathanson!
July 24th
Idaho Botanical Garden
The Last Summer on Earth tour hits the Idaho Botanical Garden. This year's line-up includes Violent Femmes, Colin Hay, and Barenaked Ladies. Join the Barenaked Ladies and recieve a copy of the new Barenaked Ladies track "Matter Of Time" and their new album with every ticket purchase!
July 25th
Knitting Factory
Between The Buried And Me is a heavy metal band that draws influence from bands like Metallica and Queen and blends together thrash, progressive, and death metal. Bands included for the show are Animals as Leaders and The Contortionist.
July 28th
Taco Bell Arena
The Mötley Crüe Final Tour is a concert tour by heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. Along side Mötley Crüe is all star hard rock shocker Alice Cooper. It has been announced that this tour is the band's final tour so you definitely don't want to miss this at Taco Bell Arena!
July 31st
Ford Center
Over the last five years, many rappers have latched onto the Wiz Khalifa wave, but while they've mostly kept their head above water, Khalifa has soared on both indie and major plains. Before signing his second deal with Atlantic in 2010, Wiz had already amassed a respectable following, fortune and awareness. He was selling out his own 20-city tours, including the Deal Or No Deal tour and Khalifa was being crowned “Rookie of the Year” by top media brands, including The Source Magazine, XXL Magazine, BET and MTV.
Aug. 1st
Taco Bell Arena
Imagine Dragons is an indie rock group from Las Vegas known for their platinum single "It's Time" and critically acclaimed single "Radioactive". With Smoke + Mirrors, Imagine Dragons use the frenetic energy of life on the road to infuse their music with both raw tension and intense vulnerability.
Jul. 31st through Aug. 2nd
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The Mountain Home Country Music Festival venue is in Elmore County, just thirty minutes from Mountain Home, ID. All star acts such as Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, and Florida Georgia Line to name a few will be playing at this 3 day festival. RV, Tent, and Handicapped camping available.
July 28th-August 2nd
Downtown Boise
Jaialdi, a gathering that takes place every five years. It will be July 28 to Aug. 2 at venues throughout Boise. Events will be staged throughout Boise, but the festival’s heart will remain downtown, along the Basque Block. It’s one block along which restaurants, a market, a museum and a cultural center all embrace Basque traditions. Block parties, food vendors and street dances will add to the atmosphere. The full schedule of activities is available online.
Aug. 4th
Revolution Event Center
The Summerland Tour is an annual 1990s music tour that still continues today. The lineup consists of Everclear, Toadies, Fuel, American Hi Fi. These bands have found a way to tour relentlessly on the strength of the old hits while continuing to craft new songs and keep your favorite riffs from the '90s alive.
Aug. 5th
Idaho Botanical Gardens
Alabama Shakes is an American rock band formed in Athens, Alabama, in 2009. The group consists of lead singer and guitarist Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, keyboard player Ben Tanner, and drummer Steve Johnson. Alabama Shakes along with special guests Chicano Batman will be taking part in the Outlaw Field Summer Concert Series at Idaho Botanical Garden.
Aug. 8th
Ford Center
Brit Floyd: The Pink Floyd Tribute Show began in 2010 and shares much of the same lights and presentation as Pink Floyd's The Division Bell Tour. Get your tickets early to relive the final tour of one most influential rock groups.
Aug. 12th
Idaho Botanical Garden
Slightly Stoopid's music is known as "a fusion of folk, rock, reggae and blues with hip-hop, funk, metal and punk." Combine this with the band Steel Pulse, and the evening is pure reggae bliss. Imagine listening to songs like "Don't Care", "Don't Stop", and "Top of the World".
Aug. 13th
Idaho Botanical Gardens
Brandi M. Carlile is an American alternative country and folk rock singer-songwriter. Samuel "Sam" Beam, better known by his stage and recording name Iron & Wine, is an American singer-songwriter. Both artist will be coming together for the Outlaw Field Summer Concert Series at Idaho Botanical Garden. This will be an Acoustic set.
Aug. 6th - 16th
War Memorial Field
Presenting a range of classical symphonic, jazz, blues, folk, world, family, and popular music, at affordable prices, the nonprofit "Festival at Sandpoint" takes place in a casual and relaxed atmosphere at Memorial Field in Sandpoint. A popular attraction since 1983, past artists include Branford Marsalis, Warren Zevon, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and more. Tickets on sale now and line-up will be announced May 14th.
Aug. 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".
Aug. 26th
Idaho Botanical Gardens
Modest Mouse is one of the rare indie bands that has achieved popularity without sacrificing their long term fans. Their 2007 album release, We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank, hit #1 on the Billboard Top 200. Their new album "Strangers To Ourselves" is out now. Modest Mouse will be taking part in the Outlaw Field Summer Concert Series at Idaho Botanical Garden.
Sept. 2nd
Taco Bell Arena
Ariana Grande is having a huge year in pop music. With two GRAMMY Award nominations including Best Pop Vocal Album for "My Everything" and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Bang Bang” with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj. Ariana has become an unstoppable force in pop culture! With Special Guest Prince Royale
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. 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.
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. 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. 28th-Nov. 1st
Taco Bell Arena
Disney On Ice production will bring the Academy Award® winning and beloved #1 animated feature film of all time, Disney’s Frozen, to life. Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt skating into Boise from October 28 to November 1, for eight performances at the Taco Bell Arena.
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.

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