Wednesday, May 8, 2013

This Year's Alive After Five Lineup Ain't Too Shabby

Posted By on Wed, May 8, 2013 at 11:08 AM

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The lineup for this year's Alive After 5 outdoor concert series on The Grove was just announced, and it ain't too shabby.

The series will open Wednesday, June 5 with Portland, Ore., blues singer Curtis Salgado, whose style and image are reputed to have been John Belushi's inspiration for characters in The Blues Brothers.

Other standout names include Treefort alumni Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside Wednesday, June 26 and Pickwick Wednesday, July 10, as well as a solo set from Dave Alvin, an original member of The Blasters, Wednesday, July 17.

As always, the series features local openers. This year, those local openers are tied to the artists featured on the Boise 150 compilation album as part of the city's sesquicentennial.

The complete lineup is below. All shows start at 5 p.m. and are free.

June 5: Curtis Salgado with James Coberly Smith and LeAnne Town
June 12: Patrick Sweany with Ned Evett
June 19: The Iguanas with Steve Fulton
June 26: Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside with Finn Riggins

July 3: Tony Furtago with The High Tone Music Show
July 10: Pickwick with Thomas Paul
July 17: Dave Alvin with a.k.a. Belle
July 24: Too Slim and the Taildraggers with Lee Penn Sky
July 31: The Derailers with Johnny Shoes

August 7: Ben Taylor with Grandma Kelsey
August 14: Clumsy Lovers with Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats
August 21: Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express with The Juke Daddys
August 28: Polyrhythmics with Calico

September 4: Record Exchange Season Finale

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