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Is summer here yet? Outlaw Field, Idaho Center Amphitheater announce new concerts

Front-row fans cheer at an Outlaw Field concert.
Front-row fans cheer at an Outlaw Field concert. Statesman file

If you’re a fan of live music, there’s one nice thing to say about February: It’s closer to outdoor concert season than January.

Yes, we’re still months away, but the Treasure Valley’s summer music schedule is starting to take shape. Outlaw Field in Boise and the Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater in Nampa have both announced new concerts.

After recently revealing a Piano Guys concert that will happen Aug. 16, the Idaho Botanical Garden’s Outlaw Field has booked an indie-rockin’ show: Lord Huron and Shakey Graves will perform Wednesday, July 31, with Julia Jacklin opening. Doors open at 5 p.m.; the show begins at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, for $39.50 at Ticketmaster, or by phone at (208) 426-1766.

Lord Huron and Shakey Graves are familiar to Boise. Lord Huron, a Los Angeles-based indie-folk act, planned to perform outdoors in 2016 at Memorial Stadium. The show, a co-headlining concert with Trampled with Turtles, was relocated inside the Knitting Factory. And Austin-based Shakey Graves, who blurs folk with rock, blues and psychedelia, grows his Idaho audience each time he visits. Graves sold out the Knitting Factory last August.

California reggae-rockers Sublime With Rome also have been to Boise multiple times. The group will headline a 7:30 p.m. concert Friday, June 28, at the Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater in Nampa. SOJA and Common Kings will open.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at ICTickets or the Idaho Center box office. They cost $33 (plus fees) for the first 100 sold, $38.50 for the second 100 and $43 normal advance. Day of show, tickets will be $48.50.

It’s the second concert announced for the amphitheater’s 2019 season. Travis Tritt and the Charlie Daniels Band also are scheduled to perform there Aug. 17.

Online: idahobotanicalgarden.org, fordidahocenter.com.

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