With temperatures expected to soar past 100, the sixth annual Boise Music Festival is gonna be a cooker. Hey, no sweat! There will be misters set up, shade-making trees in the northeast corner of the festival site — plus water-providing vendors who are happy to spray you down. (Not to mention air conditioning inside the Expo Idaho building if you need a respite.) That said, a diverse, accessible lineup should heat things up even more, including hit maker Rob Thomas, pop star Nick Jonas, country favorites Gloriana, pop-punk band Plain White T’s, old-schooler Shaggy and party leader Redfoo. Main stage opener The Ting-Tings were forced to cancel, so the headliners won’t get going until 2:05 p.m. But don’t let that stop you from arriving early for nearly 50 local acts, which start performing at 11 a.m. If you’re planning to hit more than a handful of carnival rides, be sure to buy a $25 carnival wristband today; it’s a smarter deal than tickets, which will be the only option the day of the event. And don’t forget: Parking is free, but if you’d like a ride home, Uber will give you one gratis because of a partnership with the festival.
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 27, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $50 general admission, $75 Coors Light Cool Zone. ICTickets. boisemusicfestival.com.
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