Rockin' knows no age limit.
Boise Rock School's up-and-coming punk, prog and roots rockers—all manner of rockers, really—have spent the past three months writing original songs and mastering their modern music prowess. After all that work, the pint-sized musicians plan to celebrate with a special end of session gig at Boise's Linen Building Wednesday, May 29, and Thursday, May 30.
Over two nights, 45 bands made up of more than 100 Rock School students ages 6 to 16 will lay down beats representing the culmination of weeks of hard work. Parents, friends and the public are invited to rock out with them.
According to Rock School co-founder Ryan Peck, each student bounding on stage is showing off not only how to play music, but his or her belief in themselves as they play before a large audience.
"We're not necessarily trying to build rockstars as [much as] we are trying to create a generation that's more creative and confident," said Peck. "And whether or not they continue to create music is ancillary."
The concerts kick off at 4 p.m. both evenings, with a suggested donation of $5 at the door. Inside, hungry music fans can purchase Pie Hole pizza, as well as cookies and treats from Bleubird. Those of legal imbibing age can visit the full bar.
Bringing the event to a close, the Boise Rock School adult class will play a set at the end of the evening on Thursday, May 30.