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Outlaw Field in Boise announces sixth summer concert

The Idaho Botanical Garden’s Outlaw Field summer concert series is in full swing.
The Idaho Botanical Garden’s Outlaw Field summer concert series is in full swing. Statesman file

It’s not unusual for Outlaw Field to still be announcing concerts in late spring or even early summer.

But announcing a 77-year-old singer with 19 Top 40 hits on his resume? (And 36 in the United Kingdom?)

Not so strange, either. Remember, this is the place that hosted Tony Bennett last year.

This time, it’s Welsh vocalist Tom Jones who will headline the outdoor venue at the Idaho Botanical Garden. Jones will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21. Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday, June 16, at Ticketmaster for $59.50 (or $54.50 for garden members).

Jones, who won a Grammy for Best New Artist in 1966, is known for hits such as “It’s Not Unusual,” “What’s New Pussycat” and “She’s a Lady.” His songs span multiple genres ranging from pop to show tunes, gospel to soul.

In recent years, he’s been a household name overseas as a celebrity judge on “The Voice UK.”

The Jones concert is the sixth show announced at Outlaw Field, which generally offers eight to 12 during the summer.

Heartland rocker John Mellencamp opened the season on June 7 with a concert that also featured Emmylou Harris, Carlene Carter and Lily & Madeleine.

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