The first glimmer of warm weather in Boise is a swift reminder of an oh-so-popular summer tradition: lounging on the grass and listening to live music. To help continue that tradition, the Outlaw Field Summer Concert Series has booked a stellar lineup of artists at the Idaho Botanical Garden.
To kick off the series, Canadian indie singer-songwriter Feist will hit the stage on Tuesday, May, 29. Feist broke into the industry as a member of the indie-rock band Broken Social Scene, but moved onto a solo career in 1999. With her third album, The Reminder, Feist earned herself four Grammy nominations. Tickets are $25 for general admission, with VIP canopies available.
Next on the list is an overdose of ’90s hit makers, including the Barenaked Ladies with special guests Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & The Monsters and Cracker. The Barenaked Ladies is a Canadian band that found major success in the States with its 1998 album Stunt. With its signature harmonica, Blues Traveler is an infectious ’90s group that continues to attract fans. These ’90s pop stars will rock your socks off Thursday, Aug. 2, with general admission tickets starting at $45.50.
The next artist has rallied up an impressive resume starting with her debut album, Come Away With Me, which won her five Grammys. Singer-songwriter Norah Jones has also won the hearts of Americans with her sultry and soothing vocals. Her next album is scheduled to hit shelves Tuesday, May 1, and Boiseans can see Jones’ new songs along with old hits preformed live on Sunday, Aug. 19. General admission starts at $62.
Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Famers Crosby, Stills and Nash will hit the stage on Friday, Aug. 24. Known for their intricate vocal harmonies and influential music, this iconic folk-rock group will put on a show that you don’t want to miss. Members all got their start in the revolutionary ’60s and have since played alongside many of rock’s heavy-hitters. Tickets for this musical experience start at $55.
Wrapping up the concert series is legendary country-blues artist Bonnie Raitt. Some of Raitt's smash hits include “Something to Talk About" and “I Can’t Make You Love Me.” You can see this star live and in action on Saturday, Sept. 1, with tickets starting at $60.50.
Become a Botanical Garden member to get discounts and the first crack at tickets. For more information, visit the IBG website at idahobotanicalgarden.org.