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Boise musicians perform at shows to rescue wild Idaho horses

Wild Love Preserve has saved 130 horses in the Challis area.
Wild Love Preserve has saved 130 horses in the Challis area.

When it comes to raising money for a noble cause in the West, Boise musicians don’t horse around.

Well, actually, they do. Whatever the case, this weekend’s Wild Freedom 2016 is a terrific opportunity to see some of the area’s most talented performers.

The two-day event is a fundraiser for Wild Love Preserve, a non-profit organization that saves native Idaho wild horses.

▪  6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 23: Wild Freedom 2016 will kick off at Cinder Wines, 107 E. 44th St., Garden City. Local musicians will include Eilen Jewell, Jonah Shue, Thomas Paul, a.k.a. Belle (formerly Belle of Les Bois) and Bernie Reilly / Reilly Coyote. Wine and beer will be sold, and food will be provided by 3 Girls Catering. There will be a live and silent auction. The event is free to attend.

▪  Noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 24: Wild Freedom 2016 will continue at Boise Hive, 3907 W. Custer Drive in Boise. This all-ages concert will include music from Bijouxx, Ryan Curtis, Phonetic, Fleet Street Klezmer Band, Idyltime, a.k.a. Belle (formerly Belle of Les Bois), Tracy Morrison, 2X2, Brett Netson (Snakes/Brett Netson Band) and more. There will be food available for purchase.

In June, Boise band a.k.a. Belle will release an EP, “I Hear It Now.” The band recently released a single, “Mustangs,” to benefit Wild Love Preserve. You can help by purchasing the song here. Check out the video below.

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