Summer is nigh, which means it's time to re-stock your summer music festival survival kit. Make sure you have low-back camp chairs, sunscreen, bug spray, hats, a blanket and whatever else you need to get the most out of MFS: Music Festival Season. For more musical fun under the sun, visit boiseweekly.com.
Alive After Five Alive After Five is moving from the Grove Plaza to the more intimate setting of the Basque Block this year. Get to know some great bands—and your neighbors—a little better on Wednesdays, June 1-August 31, 5-8 p.m. downtownboise.org
Boise Music Festival Your guides for the 2016 Boise Music Festival trip down memory lane at Expo Idaho on Saturday, June 25, are Coolio, Ryan Robinette, Andy Grammer, Nelly, Spencer's Own and Daughtry, along with around 60 local and regional acts. boisemusicfestival.com
Boise Public Library Summer Fest Concert Series As part of its annual Summer Fest reading program, BPL is putting the ! in Library! with a handful of concerts by local musicians at various library locations in June and July. boisepubliclibrary.org/calendar
Braun Brothers Reunion Festival The boys are back in town—the town of Challis—Aug. 11-13, and they're bringing old friends and new, like Alejandro Escovedo, Reckless Kelly, Paul Thorn and about a dozen more for this boot stompin' annual affair. braunbrothersreunion.com
Great Garden Escape Concerts Spend Thursday evenings June-September at the Idaho Botanical Garden chilling out with some great Treasure Valley bands and musicians. idahobotanicalgarden.org
Hermit Music Festival Don't be shy: Head to the Indian Creek Winery in Kuna for the Hermit Music Festival. It's a Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 2-4) full of workshops, dancing, eating, drinking and a whole slate of fabulous folk bands. hermitmusicfestival.com
Huckleberry Jam Tamarack Resort in Donnelly hosts this year's Huckleberry Jam, which brings the sweet sounds of Brandi Carlile, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Jeff Crosby and the Refugees, The Shook Twins for three days of outdoor fun Aug. 11-13.
Mountain Home Country Music Festival Catch huge stars Brantley Gilbert, Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean and a pack of other great country musicians July 29-31. mountainhomefestival.com
Outlaw Field Summer Concert Series This concert series is totally legit, this year bringing icons Tony Bennett, Cyndi Lauper, the Steve Miller Band, Bonnie Raitt and Paul Simon, as well as JJ Grey and Mofro, Matt Nathanson, NeedToBreathe, Phillip Phillips and Josh Ritter to the beautiful Idaho Botanical Garden. Idahobotanicalgarden.org
Stanley Sawtooth Mountain Music Fest For one Saturday in June and one in July, the Mountain Village Resort in Stanley will be alive with the sound of music from the likes of Shane Smith and the Saints, Carrie Rodriguez, Eilen Jewell and more. mountainvillage.com
Summerfield Concerts at Memorial Stadium This new monthly concert series kicks off Monday, May 30, with the incredible Leon Bridges. In June, Boston brings it; in July, throwback with the trio of Barenaked Ladies, OMD and Howard Jones; and in August, the series wraps up royally with Lord Huron. summerfieldconcerts.com.