Braun Brothers Reunion Festival 

Challis, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 8 and 9

click to enlarge Jeff Crosbee and the Refugees will perform at the Braun Brothers Reunion festival.

Jeff Crosby and The Refugees

Jeff Crosbee and the Refugees will perform at the Braun Brothers Reunion festival.

It isn't every week that Boise Weekly picks events outside the Treasure Valley to be featured in this space, but this week is different. This week is the Braun Brothers Reunion—a special time when some of the brightest lights in country, Americana, rockabilly, folk and honky tonk music come together to take over Challis. The event started in 1979 as an album release party, and over the last 38 years, it has become one of the biggest festivals of its kind in the west. Members of the Braun family have been a core component of the festival each year, and this time around, there will be four bands that have a Braun blood connection to the Braun for the 2019 lineup. What draws thousands of people to this festival is that no matter how big it gets, it always feels like a good place to be, where nothing but the music matters.

Aug. 8 and 9, 3 p.m., Aug. 10, noon. $87-$130. 331 Golf Club Lane, Challis, braunbrothersreunion.com.

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