The summer concert season is heating up, with the second of this summer’s Outlaw Field shows — Santana’s sold-out Transmogrify Tour — happening Tuesday, June 27.
Since March, promoters for the Idaho Botanical Garden venue have been rolling out their summer concert announcements. Last week, we found out Welsh star Tom Jones will play Outlaw Field on Thursday, Sept. 21. His is the sixth concert in the series, which generally offers eight to 12 during the season.
Now, lucky number seven features bluegrass superstars Alison Krauss & Union Station, who will play the venue along with British singer and songwriter David Gray at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Idaho Botanical Garden’s Outlaw Field, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road.
Tickets are $67.50 (GA) and $62.50 (IBG members) and go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, June 23, at Ticketmaster.
Krauss is a virtuosic fiddle player and singer who competed at the Weiser Fiddle Festival as a child. She’s one of the artists credited with bringing bluegrass music into the mainstream. Krauss has won 27 Grammy Awards, including six for her collaboration with Robert Plant, “Raising Sand” in 2007. That makes her one of the top Grammy-winning artists of any genre, tying her with prolific musician and producer Quincy Jones. (Only classical conductor Georg Solti has more.)
Krauss has recorded 14 albums and appeared on a multitude of soundtracks, including “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” This is her fifth time in Idaho. Her most recent appearance was in 2015 with the Willie Nelson & Family tour.
Krauss’ latest album “Windy City” features a collection of old-school country and Americana classics such as Glen Campbell’s “Gentle on My Mind” and Ray Charles’ “You Don’t Know Me.”
Gray hit the charts first in his native England in the late 1990s, then made the leap to the U.S. in 2000 with his best-known songs “Babylon” and “Sail Away.”
Check out the rest of the Idaho Botanical Garden’s series here.