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Alive After Five will move to new Boise location

Oinkari Basque Dancers of Boise at Alive After Five

The Oinkari Basque Dancers livened up the Basque-themed Alive After Five in Downtown Boise July 29, 2015, coinciding with the every-five-years Jaialdi celebration.
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The Oinkari Basque Dancers livened up the Basque-themed Alive After Five in Downtown Boise July 29, 2015, coinciding with the every-five-years Jaialdi celebration.

Alive After Five is going Basque.

Heading into its 30th year as a summer tradition Wednesdays at The Grove Plaza, the free outdoor concert will move to the nearby Basque Block.

Renovation at The Grove Plaza and nearby areas are forcing the change.

“The folks on the Basque Block were very welcoming and open to the idea of hosting Alive After Five,” Downtown Boise Association director Lynn Hightower says. “The Basque Block has a great energy and feel in an urban space that showcases Boise’s history. We’re going to have a lot of fun there.”

Alive After Five will run for 14 weeks, from June 1-Aug. 31.

As for next year?

“We look forward to having “Alive After Five” return home to The Grove Plaza in the spring of 2017, after the convention center construction is complete and improvements on the plaza are installed,” says John Brunelle, executive director of Capital City Development Corporation.

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