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Josh Ritter, JJ Grey & Mofro to perform outdoor Boise concert

Outlaw Field is gearing up for its ninth season.
Outlaw Field is gearing up for its ninth season. kjones@idahostatesman.com

Picture this: Friday night. Mid-July. Local brew in hand. Blanket on green grass. The Tablerock cross glows to your left atop the scenic Boise Foothills skyline.

Let’s put it this way: If you’re a fan of singer-songwriter Josh Ritter or jam-rockers JJ Grey & Mofro, you are definitely going to want to clear your calendar for July 15.

Those two acts will co-headline a concert at the Idaho Botanical Garden’s Outlaw Field. Music will start at 6 p.m. with opening act HoneyHoney, a folk-rock group from Los Angeles. The three-band evening is the seventh show announced so far at the Outlaw Field summer music series. (Expect an eighth announcement at 8 a.m. Friday.)

Bluesy, Florida-based Grey visits Boise semi-regularly — sometimes outdoors, as was the case when his band rocked Alive After Five in 2008. But Idaho-raised Ritter normally does his Boise stints inside. Ritter followers aren’t in for a treat just because he’s doing a rare outdoor Treasure Valley show with his crack Royal City Band. He’s also closing the show. The Grey and Ritter sets each are expected to each last roughly 75 minutes.

Tickets to the public go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 22, for $35 at Ticketmaster, as well as at the Garden, at Taco Bell Arena or by phone at 208-426-1766.

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