1. COUNTRY UP
Sure, Rascal Flatts canceling its show this week was tough luck. Fortunately, you have lots of other options, country fans: The Josh Abbott Band plays Sunday at the Knitting Factory. [Tickets] Feel like driving? The Braun Brothers Reunion is happening all weekend in Challis. [Tickets] Ready to make a sure-fire bet? Head to Cactus Petes in Jackpot for Billy Currington on Sunday. [Tickets]
2. DUNK IT
The seventh annual Fast Eddy’s Bam Jam will take over Downtown Boise on Saturday and Sunday — including a slam dunk contest from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday. (Yeah, I remember when I could seriously dunk — a tennis ball.) Here’s a look at the event three years ago
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3. BE ARTSY
Nah, it’s not Art in the Park time yet. But Nampa’s own version — complete with live music, food and beer — is happening this weekend with 190 artisan booths.
4. START YOUR ENGINE
Firebird Raceway’s biggest annual event, the Nightfire Nationals, is happening all weekend. New this year: All tickets come with pit access.
5. GET CROOKED
If you haven’t seen music at Crooked Flats yet, it’s time. The place is cool. Singer-guitarist Marcus Eaton — you know, the ex-Boisean touring with David Crosby's band these days — is performing a benefit for Idaho Dance Theatre on Friday night. [Tickets]
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