Promenade Music Festival, Rock 'N' Roll Readers 

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Promenade Music Festival is finally here. The event takes place Oct. 7-9 at venues throughout downtown Boise (as well as VAC in Garden City).

Organizer Jaclyn Brandt has been feverishly planning for the better part of the year and with the likes of Mike Herrera's Tumbledown (you might know Herrera best from MXPX), Surfer Blood and The Drums on the bill, PMF is off to an amazing start for its first year.

Passes for the festival are $15 for one day or $30 for all three. Brandt recently sent an update explaining that she has added another ticket option: $10 individual show tickets will be available for some shows. For example, say you want to catch the rock showcase with Mike Herrera on Thursday at Knitting Factory and that's the only show you have time for--$10 gets you in. Just remember that unlike buying an one-day pass, a $10 tickets gets you into that show only. If you decide another showcase sounds really cool, you'll have to see if a single show ticket is available at the door. Your call. And if you ordered tickets through, will-call to pick them up is at Idahostel, 280 N. Eighth St.

With more than 150 bands performing during the three-day festival, we wanted to give you a taste of what to expect, so at you'll find a handful of videos for a few featured bands. New ones are going up each day. And speaking of music videos, if you have a few minutes of your favorite band performing live or have created a brilliant three-minute narrative of a meaningful song, post it on our new video platform, Magnify, at You can make playlists and share videos with your friends.

On Friday, Nov. 19, Go Listen Boise and Rediscovered Bookshop presents Rock to Read an evening of music, spoken word and auctions at the Linen Building to raise money in order to purchased books for some of Boise's public school libraries. Headlining the night is Exene Cervenka of the band X (what?) followed by locals Joy Steiner, Workin' on Fire, New Transit, Jonathan Warren and Finn Riggins' Lisa Simpson. KRVB-94.9 The River's Tim Johnstone hosts.

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