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Music on the Water at Esther Simplot Park highlights local music and benefits the WCA

The local musicians for Music on the Water in Esther Simplot Park will set up near the dock. The hill behind will be great seating for the family friendly events.
The local musicians for Music on the Water in Esther Simplot Park will set up near the dock. The hill behind will be great seating for the family friendly events. doland@idahostatesman.com

Boise, get ready for a new outdoor concert series.

Esther Simplot Park, the newest in the city’s Ribbon of Jewels, will provide a gorgeous setting for Music on the Water, with a stage set on the edge of a river-fed pond and a view of the Boise Foothills.

The lineup is still being put together and co-producer Kevin Felgate will release the final lineup on Wednesday, May 31.

The shows also will offer a selection of carefully curated local food, beer and wine vendors, arts and crafts, water sports, face painting, games and more stuff for kids to do.

Felgate, founder and CEO of Name Brand Promotions, a Boise branding agency, collaborated with event producer and race organizer Keith Hughes of Vertical Endurance. The two met on the board of Onward Shay!, a marathon organized by Hughes that made its debut in Boise last year.

“We wanted to create an event that has music, that’s for families and kids, with an expo atmosphere that celebrates the park,” Felgate says. “With its focus on families, we thought this would be a perfect benefit for the WCA.”

Felgate says net proceeds from the event will go to the Women’s and Children’s Alliance.

Music on the Water lineup

▪  4-9 p.m. Friday, June 23: pop violinist Brooke Wilson, folk indie rock trio The Lost Men, and another band TBA.

▪  2-9 p.m. Saturday, July 22: pop singer Darian Renee, popular cover band Big Wow Band, alt-rockers Lakoda, jazz fusion group Kevin Kirk and Onomatopoeia and another band TBA.

▪  2-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19: DJ Dr. Fresh, pop/rock trio The Delta, psychedelic atl-rock band Marshall Poole, reggae band Voice of Reason.

The event is free to attend. Donation packages will be $15, $25 and $40 at EventBrite.com. Stay tuned for an on sale date.

Note: This is not a ticketed event.

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