Summer Treasure: BW's annual guide to all things summer 

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A Summer of Music

Alive After Five

Every Wednesday evening throughout the summer, Grove Plaza is filled with live music and after-work crowds looking to relax at the free concert series.

Boise Music Festival

Saturday, July 7

Tens of thousands turn out for this free day of music in Ann Morrison Park Expo Idaho. This year's lineup includes LL Cool J, Kellie Pickler and Smashmouth.

Braun Brothers Reunion Festival

Thursday, Aug. 9- Saturday, Aug. 11

The tour de force that is the Bruan Family (Micky and the Motorcars, Reckless Kelly, The Braun Brothers) gather in Challis for a weekend of music and camping.

Great Garden Escape Concert Series

Every Thursday night throughout the summer, Idaho Botanical Garden hosts intimate outdoor concerts, where picnics are encouraged.

Music From Stanley

Spend Saturdays throughout the summer at Redfish Lake listening to live music that is later aired on Boise State Radio.

Outlaw Summer Concert Series

Some of the biggest names in music turn up to play outdoor shows at Idaho Botanical Garden.

Picnic at the Pops

Saturdays, Aug. 18, Aug. 25 and Sept. 1

Boise Philharmonic gets outside for the first time with a concert series at the Eagle River Pavilion.


If you get an official invite, consider yourself one of the cool kids.

Sawtooth Music Festival

Friday, July 27- Saturday, July 28

Two days of music in Stanley with a lineup that includes The Cave Singers, Langhorne Slim, and Shovels and Rope as well as Lucy Michelle and Velvet Lapelles.

Yellowpine Harmonica Festival

Friday, Aug. 3- Sunday, Aug. 5

A small mountain town becomes the center of the harmonica world.

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