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Rob Thomas, Ariana Grande to play Boise concerts

Treefort Music Fest has barely ended, but other concert news already is filling the void -- and definitely the opposite of the Treefort indie kind.

OK, not entirely. Indie duo the Ting Tings will be one of that acts at this summer's Boise Music Festival, the annual mainstream-geared event put on by radio-station operator TownSquare Media.

Aside from that, the outdoor music marathon promises to be utterly accessible: Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 and Redfoo from LMFAO have been tapped as main-stage headliners. They'll be joined by pop singer Nick Jonas, country act Gloriana and seasoned reggae dude Shaggy.

The 12-hour outdoor event takes place June 27 at Expo Idaho.

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In other news, pop singer Ariana Grande will perform Sept. 2 at Taco Bell Arena.

Grande, known for hits such as "The Way," "Problem" and "Break Free," is a relatively significant deal for Boise. This market hosts more big-name country acts than it does pop stars. And Grande is one of the newcomers in the music world with a real shot at making the transition to arenas successfully.

Tickets to the Grande show go on sale at 10 a.m. April 4. Most tickets will cost $69.50 (plus fees), but other seats are priced as low as $29.50. Opening: Prince Royce.

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