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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 29th
The Grove Plaza
Boise's favorite Summer Concert Series runs June through August every Wednesday and is held in the Grove Plaza. Listen to live music and enjoy cool beverages, vendor booths and delicious food each week. Cool off in the fountain, dance 'til you drop, or just sit back and watch! Either way, it's a great event for the whole family to enjoy and it's FREE to attend! This week enjoy Amuma Says No! AA5 starts at 4 PM and ends at 8 PM.
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 30th
Knitting Factory
New York duo Ratatat! This band is complete with gritty guitars, striking synths, and even some rhythmic handclaps thrown into the mix, the dance-worthy band will be playing at The Knitting Factory.
Aug. 1st
CenturyLink Arena
Enjoy the smash-and-grab action of the Treasure Valley Roller Derby and part of ticket proceeds will be donated to FACES Family Justice Center, which provides multiple services in one location for victims of child abuse, domestic violence, elder abuse and sexual assault.
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.
Aug. 1st
Knitting Factory
If you enjoy metal you can't miss this Boise metal band. From slaying creatures of lore to vicious battles, Ripchain has it all. Ripchain will be sharing the stage with Mudface, Rise of the Fallen, and Abaasy.
July 28th - Aug. 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. 2nd
Knitting Factory
Texas Hippie Coalition are the purveyors of their own patented Red Dirt Metal sound: designing their own line in life and in music. For them, there is no other way. Texas Hippie Coalition are committed to crafting a unique, original and thoroughly raucous brand of music that’s born of both life experience and a respect for rock ‘n’ roll’s forefathers. Special guests include Red Sky Mary, 383, and Black Tooth Grin.
Aug. 5th
Grove Plaza
Boise's favorite Summer Concert Series runs June through August every Wednesday and is held in the Grove Plaza. Listen to live music and enjoy cool beverages, vendor booths and delicious food each week. Cool off in the fountain, dance 'til you drop, or just sit back and watch! Either way, it's a great event for the whole family to enjoy and it's FREE to attend! This week enjoy Hillstomp with opening act Urquides!
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. 5th
Knitting Factory
Baby Bash cooks up feel-good hip hop peppered with classy R&B bravado, soaring pop melodies and saucy grooves. His alchemy of rap, reggae and Latin styles has made Bash one of the most sought-out producers and writers in the game, leading to collaborations with everyone from Carlos Santana and Whitney Houston to Flo Rida and Jennifer Lopez. Special guests include Play-N-Skills, Bonaphide, & Yung Verb
Aug. 8th
Morrison Center
Arlo Guthrie, Alice's restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour comes to Boise. Nearly 50 years ago, the prolific songwriter and social commentator debuted a clever, rambling tirade of a song at the Newport Folk Festival that summed up all the sentiments of the 1960s counterculture. Today, Guthrie combines inspirational music with timeless stories steeped in social consciousness.
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
Grove Plaza
Boise's favorite Summer Concert Series runs June through August every Wednesday and is held in the Grove Plaza. Listen to live music and enjoy cool beverages, vendor booths and delicious food each week. Cool off in the fountain, dance 'til you drop, or just sit back and watch! Either way, it's a great event for the whole family to enjoy and it's FREE to attend! This week enjoy Fruition Band and opening act StoneSeed!
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. 14th & 15th
Tamarack Resort
The inaugural Huckleberry Jam at Tamarack Resort will feature two days of live bands, including superstar jammers Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, and Brett Dennen. With the stage at the base of the mountain and a gentle grassy slope rising above, the cool alpine setting will provide great views for all to enjoy an exceptional music experience this summer featuring ten national acts! Tent and RV camping packages available. Enjoy bands, berries, and brews!
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. 19th
Grove Plaza
Boise's favorite Summer Concert Series runs June through August every Wednesday and is held in the Grove Plaza. Listen to live music and enjoy cool beverages, vendor booths and delicious food each week. Cool off in the fountain, dance 'til you drop, or just sit back and watch! Either way, it's a great event for the whole family to enjoy and it's FREE to attend! This week enjoy The Ravenna Colt. and opening Mississippi Marshall and The Juke Daddys.
Aug. 18th
Knitting Factory
Hailing from our neighbors to the north, Three Days Grace is an alternative rock band known for their hits like "I Hate Everything About You", "Animal I Have Become" and "Never Too Late". Get your tickets quickly as this award winning band is sure to sell out in the blink of an eye. Special guests include Otherwise and Like a Storm.
Aug. 19th
Knitting Factory
KMFDM is an industrial band that started in Germany in 1984. They have sold over 2 million albums in the United States alone and are considered to have been one of the first bands to bring industrial music into the mainstream. Acts include Chant and The Acrotomoans.
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.
Aug. 28th
Knitting Factory
Somewhere around South Yorkshire, UK there was a band that started life as SOB during 1976 with founder members Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson. This band joined forces with another local band, Coast, featuring Biff Byford on vocals and Paul Quinn on guitar. With a storming new stomp in their boots & a renewed, lithe swagger to their legendary sound they come to Boise! Special guest Gypsy Saints
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. 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. 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. 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
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. 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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