Celebrate Boise music history

doland@idahostatesman.comOctober 4, 2013 

  • 150Fest, Bieter Ball

    • I50Fest: Noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 5, The Grove plaza, 850 N. Front St., Boise. Park free at all six Downtown garages between 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Free. • Bieter Ball: 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 5, Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. SOLD OUT. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Boise Musician’s Fund.

Mark “Music Day” on your calendar for Oct. 5. That’s when the City of Boise will pay tribute to Boise’s music and musicians over the past 150 years.

• The 150Fest is a free day of performances by the artists who wrote and recorded original music for “In Our Town: Songs for Boise 150,” which celebrates the city’s sesquicentennial. Performers will include Curtis Stigers, Ned Evett, Gary Eller, James Coberly Smith, and Steve Fulton and Shon Sanders.

• The Bieter Ball, a more formal affair with dinner and performances later that night is sold out. The show pays homage to the “good ol’ days” with performances by Stigers, Pinto Bennett, Cherie Buckner, Frim Fram Four, Bill Coffey and His Cash Money Cousins, Belinda Bowler, The Boise Philharmonic String Quartet and others.

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