It's time again to get locked up in the Old Idaho Penitentiary for an evening of music for a good cause. The third annual, all-ages Gem State Jam will feature both local and national bands, with San Diego indie rockers Delta Spirit headlining.
Other bands include the Johnny Cash-inspired Cash'd Out, folk artist Maria Taylor from Alabama, Alaskan blues artist Lige Williamson, raucous Nevada-based act Buster Blue and Idaho bands Jeff Crosby and the Refugees, Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats, Old Death Whisper and Rumblefish.
Local vendors will provide food--from pizza to sandwiches to barbeque--to satisfy your cravings, and New Belgium and Pabst Blue Ribbon will be on hand with beers. There will also be a selection of wines available.
Once you've had your fill in the penitentiary courtyard, you can take a tour of the prison and its various exhibits with a volunteer guide. If a history lesson--or possible ghostly encounter--isn't your cup of pruno, check out artist showcases and pieces by featured vendors from around the Northwest.
But beware: You could be put in a cell with the old prison's spirits for littering. GSquare Productions and the Idaho Historical Society designed the night around a strict recycling program that will create the smallest carbon footprint possible.