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Are you pretty good at drinkin’ beer? This new outdoor concert is for you, Boise

Summer is right around the corner, and that means outdoor concerts.

Boise country fans have a new one to look forward to — Billy Currington at the Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater. The easygoing hitmaker will perform Friday, June 14, headlining the annual Jacksons Country Stomp.

Three acts will open the show: Locash, Carly Pearce and Tyler Rich. Doors open at 5 p.m., music starts at 6 p.m.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, for $35 at Jacksons stores in the Treasure Valley or online at ICTickets. If you make a qualified food purchase at Jacksons, tickets cost a flat $30 — you don’t have to pay any ticket fees.

Currington, 45, has cranked out lots of hits over the years — 11 went to No. 1 on the country charts. My pick, of course, would be “Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer.” The rest are “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right,” “Good Directions,” “People Are Crazy,” “That’s How Country Boys Roll,” “Let Me Down Easy,” “Hey Girl,” “We Are Tonight,” “Don’t It,” “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To,” and “Do I Make You Wanna.”

The Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater is located at 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd. in Nampa.

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Michael Deeds is an entertainment reporter and columnist at the Idaho Statesman. Since joining the newsroom as an intern in 1991, he has been a sportswriter, features editor and entertainment editor. Deeds also co-hosts “The Other Studio,” a one-hour music show, at 8 p.m. Sundays on 94.9 FM The River.
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