Summer Music Festivus 

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Summer means music in the great outdoors. Or in the case of MASSV, something closer to EDM in the great outdoors.

The mega-shindig that debuted in Sun Valley in 2012 announced the full lineup for its sophomore outing, set for Thursday, July 4-Saturday, July 6.

Joining headliners Krewella and Gramatik are big names like Grieves and Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, as well as locals like Lerk, frequent Boise visitors from out of Portland, Ore., Shook Twins, and a variety of up-and-comers. Tickets for MASSV are on sale now. A full weekend pass, including camping, is $79.99.

Another burgeoning festival is the inaugural Hermit Music Fest, which goes down Friday, July 26, and Saturday, July 27, at the Indian Creek Winery in Kuna.

Wayne "The Train" Hancock headlines the acoustic/country/Americana fest, along with Petunia and the Vipers, The Cactus Blossoms and Idaho's premier cowboy, Pinto Bennett. Tickets ranging from $15-$60. Get more info on Cobweb.

Cruxtronica, a new one-day electronic festival, is also brewing at The Crux coffee shop this summer. Crux owner Bob Cooper said the bleep will hit the bloop Saturday, June 29, from 5 p.m.-3 a.m. The fest will feature a lineup of locals headlined by Craysinz, which got top billing at The Crux during Treefort; Boy Eats Drum Machine, Portland, Ore.'s perennial dance party; and Hustle and Drone, featuring former Portugal the Man keyboardist Ryan Neighbors.

Also in the one-day fest category is the Boise Music Festival, which goes down Saturday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Expo Idaho. Headliners include Candlebox, DJ Pauly D (of Jersey Shore) and ol' "Call Me Maybe" herself, Carly Rae Jepsen. The only ray of light in the darkness is Vanilla Ice--a sentence you expected to read even less than I expected to write.

Those looking to escape Boise might consider the Idaho-Down, which takes place Friday, July 26, and Saturday, July 27, at Brundage Mountain Resort near McCall. It will feature a creme-de-la-granola selection of jam acts like Equaleyes, Jeff Crosby & The Refugees and the Scott Pemberton Trio. Tickets are $40 for one day or $60 for a full pass. Camping is free with a ticket.

And the Idaho-Down will need Boiseans, as McCall may be all tuckered out from the Summer Music Festival at Roseberry Thursday, July 18-Saturday, July 20. Big names include the cowboy stylings of Skip Gorman, the didgeridoo-ings of Trevor Green, and the A-list tunes of The B*Side Players. Tickets run from $15-$55.

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