With summer here, it's time to start scheduling family vacations: Road trips, camping trips, trips to amusement parks, trips to visit friends and family and even trips to exotic locales. It can get pretty expensive. So, what do you do when you get home and there's not a lot of money left but there is plenty of summer? How about listening to live local music? There are plenty of artists playing in plenty of venues and to see them won't cost you a thing. The following are a few of them playing this week:
Krispen Hartung plays his cool guitar tunes at 6:30 p.m. at Smoky Mountain Pizza on June 29. Niccole Bayley plays and sings her sweet melodies on June 29 at 7:30 at Bardenay in Eagle. Bonsai Bob makes a rock and roll appearance at Montego Bay at 8 p.m. on June 29 and July 6 and The Rockafellas take the stage at Montego Bay on July 1 and 2. Enjoy the sights of Humpin' Hannah's and the sounds of rockin' house band The Rocci Johnson Band every Wednesday and Score the Floor will be there at 9:30 p.m. on June 30. Also on Wednesdays, the Big Easy offers Club Fresh: A night of DJs and dancing starting at 9 p.m. for those of you 21 years of age and older.
Along with these acts, there a few special events coming up as well that you can enjoy and still keep your pocket change because these, too, are all free: All Dressed Up for Nothing plays as part of the Boise State Noon Tunes on June 29 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and Alive After Five features Rising Lion on June 29 and Jude Bowerman on July 6 at the Boise Centre on the Grove. This summer, spend your money on the kids at Six Flags, and when you get back, you can enjoy the great music right here in town.
It's a little early, but since the next issue of Boise Weekly comes out on July 6 and the Warped Tour is on July 8, we thought you might like to have a little time to save your pennies so you can buy your tickets, arrange for a ride out to the Idaho Center and get ready to party. According to the Tour's Web site (www.warpedtour.com), the following bands are playing (in no particular order and plus or minus one or two): On the North stage is the Transplants, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Strung Out, Relient K, Dropkick Murphys and Thrice. On the South stage is The Starting Line, Senses Fail, MXPX, All-American Rejects, Avenged Sevenfold, Matchbook Romance, Atreyu, No Use For A Name and Gogol Bordello. On the Maurice stage, you can see Silverstein, Hawthorne Heights, Reggie and the Full Effect, The Unseen, Rufio, The Explosion, The Bled and Underoath. The Volcom stage brings ASG, Valient Thorr, Riverboat Gamblers, The Matches, Hidden in Plain View, Halifax, Gym Class Heroes, Horrorpops, Bedouin Soundclash and Strike Anywhere. On other stages you'll see Coexist, One Word Solution, The Huxtables, The Drapes, Issue 10, So Abused, G.F.I., The Paperdolls, The Lucky Stiffs, Waiting For Darryl, Emery, Boys Night Out, Hopesfall, Yesterday's Rising, FFTL, Armor For Sleep, Greeley Estates, This Providence, My American Heart, Kane Hodder, Big D and The Kids Table, Bleed The Dream, Monty's Fan Club, Opiate For the Masses, The Chicharones, Quese IMC, Eternia, 2 Mex, AWOL One, Breathless, Hangar 18, Arcane, Lordz of Brooklyn, The Nillaz, Brother Reade, Supreem and Fivespeed. On the Shira Girl stage you'll be able to hear All or Nothing HC, Jerra, Keen, Dynamite 8, Gina Young, Calentura and Shiragirl. This tour just gets bigger and better every year so get yourself out to Nampa and enjoy. July 8, $26, 12 p.m., online sales for this event will stop at approximately 11 a.m. the day of the show, Idaho Center Arena, Nampa.