Got plans for June? Boise Music Festival, Shakespeare Festival are back. And dads get love

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Happy June! If you haven’t made plans for this month, get to it. There’s lots going on as summer arrives.

For starters, let’s get something on the books for dad on Father’s Day, June 19. The popular Downtown Boise car show is back for 2022 and features classic and electric cars. Or maybe your pops would enjoy a free round of mini-golf on the newly remodeled Hillbilly Hollow course at Wahooz Family Fun Zone.

Not only do we celebrate dads this month, but Alive After Five is back, y’all! And I don’t mean back for the season, but back from taking 2021 off due to the pandemic. A midweek break with beer, tunes and friends after work on Wednesdays — you were so missed.

Your social calendar is gonna rock other days of the week as well. Get ready for Tuesdays on the Creek in Caldwell, the Great Garden Escape series on Thursdays at Idaho Botanical Garden, and Sunday concerts at Ste. Chapelle Winery.

“Fancy Like” country artist Walker Hayes will perform at this year’s Boise Music Festival on Saturday, June 25.
“Fancy Like” country artist Walker Hayes will perform at this year’s Boise Music Festival on Saturday, June 25.

Plan for outdoor festivals. Boise Music Festival (June 25) is bringing country artists Lady A and Walker Hayes, in addition to pop acts. Families can enjoy the Emmett Cherry Festival (June 15-18) and Meridian Dairy Days (June 22-25). Road trip? Head to Cambridge for Hells Canyon Days on June 3-4.

And grab your blankets. Family-friendly outdoor movies start Friday, June 3, during Silver Screen on the Green at Optimist Park in Nampa. Also, Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s “Much Ado About Nothing” and “Ain’t Misbehavin’” have multiple performances this month.

Note: Check with event websites or social media before attending. Events might be canceled or postponed after press deadline because of the pandemic, or might have new rules in place regarding masks and proof of vaccination.

Father’s Day

Father’s Day Car Show: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 19, Downtown Boise. Classic and electric cars, DJs, raffles, more.Free. downtownboise.org.

Free round of mini golf for dads: 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 19, Wahooz Family Fun Zone, 1385 S. Blue Marlin Lane, Meridian (next to Roaring Springs). 208-898-0900, wahoozfunzone.com.

Festivals/Fairs

Greek Food Festival: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 3-4, Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 2618 W. Bannock St., Boise. Authentic Greek food, homemade Greek pastries, a live Greek music and dancing. facebook.com/boisegreekfoodfestival.

Music on the Water: 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 3, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 4, Esther Simplot Park, 3206 W. Pleasanton Ave., Boise. Music, food trucks, beer garden, and a kids zone with crafts, face painting, more. Free. musiconthewater.com.

Hells Canyon Days: Friday-Saturday, June 3-4, Cambridge. Weekend pass: $78 general, $38 ages 8-15. Hells Canyon Jam only is $50 general, $10 ages 8-15. cambridgeidaho.com.

June 3: Taco feed, 5:30 p.m., Cambridge and Midvale Senior Center. Bulls & Broncs hosted by the Cambridge Rodeo Association, 8 p.m.

June 4: Community breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m., Cambridge Baptist Church. Show and Shine car and truck show, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Downtown Cambridge. All-you-can-eat open pit BBQ, 3:30 to 7 p.m. Hells Canyon Jam, 5 p.m. featuring Kenny Feidler and the Cowboy Killers (openers), followed by Cody Canada and the Departed and Jason Boland and the Stragglers.

Emmett Cherry Festival: Wednesday-Saturday, June 15-18, Emmett City Park, 400 E. Main St., and throughout community. Daily entertainment, nightly concerts, parade and children’s parade, contests, more. Free. emmettcherryfestival.com.

Family Slide Nights: 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, June 17 through Aug. 27, Roaring Springs Waterpark, 400 W. Overland Road, Meridian. Unlimited access to water attractions. $22.99+tax per person. Save $5 off with any flavor Coke or Sprite can or save at roaringsprings.com/tickets-and-passes/night-slides with promo code ENJOYACOKE.

Meridian Dairy Days: Wednesday-Saturday, June 22-25, Meridian. Princess pageant, dairy cattle and goat shows, carnival, food vendors, music, Old MacDonald Farm, golf tournament, parade (Saturday), fireworks (Saturday), more. Free. dairydays.org.

Movies

Silver Screen on the Green: 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 3 through Aug. 5, Optimist Park, 16680 11th Ave. N., Nampa. Movies in the park on a large inflatable screen. Bring blanket or lawn chair. Free. 208-468-5858, nampaparksandrecreation.org.

June’s movies: “Sing 2” (June 3); “Encanto” (June 10); “The Addams Family 2” (June 17); “Luca” (June 24)

Music

Open Air Sunday Summer Concert Series: Gates at 11 a.m. and music from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays, June 5 through Sept. 18, Ste. Chapelle Winery, 19348 Lowell Road, Caldwell. Music, food trucks, local vendors and plenty of wine. $25 general, $20 Ste Chapelle and Sawtooth wine club members. 208-453-7843, ext. 3; stechapelle.com/events.

June’s band lineup: Ryan Curtis Band (June 5); The Fabulous Chancellors (June 12); High Street Party Band (June 19); Nate Bosford (June 26)

JUMP Jam & Jive Summer Concert Series: 6 to 8 p.m. every other Tuesday, June 7-Sept. 13, JUMP, 1000 W. Myrtle St., Boise. Free. jumpboise.org/jump-jam-and-jive.

June’s bands: Danger Beard w/Boise Rock School (June 7); Low Fi w/Boise Rock School (June 21)

Tuesdays on the Creek: 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, through Sept. 27, Indian Creek Plaza, 120 S. Kimball Ave., Caldwell. Music by local and touring artists, with locally produced beer and wine. Held in conjunction with Farm to Fork Farmers’ Market. Free. indiancreekplaza.com/tuesdays-on-the-creek.

June’s band lineup: Polyrhythmics (June 7); Boondock Boys (June 14); Dragondeer (June 21); Ryan Curtis & Rob Leines (June 28)

Famous Motel Cowboys Reunion: 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 10; 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 12, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City. Celebration of life and tribute to longtime bandmates and musical brothers, Pinto Bennett and Jim Lemmon. Guest artists include Kip Attaway, Muzzie Braun, John Hansen, and Claudia Williams. $20 cover on Friday and Saturday, no cover on Sunday.

Alive After Five: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, June 15 through Aug. 10, Grove Plaza, N. 8th and W. Main streets, Boise. Bands, food, beer garden and vendors. Free. downtownboise.org/AA5.

June’s band lineup: True Loves (June 15); Mr. Grant Olsen (June 22)

Neighborhood Concert Series: 6 to 9 p.m. every other Wednesday, June 15-Aug. 24, Boise parks. Local family-friendly bands and musicians. Boise Bicycle Project will have a bike repair station on-site and Lost Grove Brewing will provide local brews. Free. morrisoncenter.com.

June’s parks: Sunset Park, 2625 N. 32nd St. (June 15); Morris Hill Park, 10 N. Roosevelt St. (June 29)

Hailey Alive Summer Music Series: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 16 through Aug. 11, Hop Porter Park, W. Bullion St., Hailey. Free. sawtoothbrewery.com/events/hailey-alive-2022.

June’s band lineup: Boot Juice (June 16); Cary Morin and Ghost Dog (June 23); Hand Trembler (June 30)

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Tuesdays, June 21 through Sept. 6, The Ludwig Terrace, 1117 E. Lake St., McCall. Bands, on-site food truck. Free. ponderosacenter.org/events.

June’s bands: Blaze & Kelly (June 21); Opera Idaho (June 28)

Gordy’s Hwy 30 Music Fest: 12:15 to 11:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, June 22-25, Twin Falls County Fairgrounds, 215 Fair Ave., Filer. Headlining acts Granger Smith feat. Earl Dibbles Jr., Aaron Lewis, Koe Wetzel, Turnpike Troubadours, more. $299 for four-day pass. Individual day passes available. hwy30musicfest.com.

Great Garden Escape Concert Series: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, June 23 through Aug. 25 (5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11, 18, 25), Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. $18 general, $15 AARP members, $14 IBG members and children 4-12, in advance. All tickets $20 at the gate. Free for ages 3 and younger. idahobotanicalgarden.org.

June’s band lineup: Amuma Says No (June 23); Orchestra Gold (June 30)

Thursday Thunder: 6 p.m. Thursdays, June 23 through Sept. 1, Boise Spectrum Center, 7609 W. Overland Road, Boise. Free. boisespectrumcenter.com

June’s band lineup: Pilot Error (June 23); $oul Purpo$e (June 30)

Performance Arts

Ballet Sun Valley: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 24-25, Sun Valley Pavilion, 300 Dollar Road. Presents the debut of internationally acclaimed Boston Ballet led by artistic director Mikko Nissinen. $35-$500. 208-622-2135, balletsunvalley.org.

Spectator Sports

Boise Hawks baseball: Memorial Stadium, 5600 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $9-$15. 208-322-5000, boisehawks.com.

vs. Ogden Raptors, 7p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, June 1-4, and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5

vs. Rocky Mountain Vibes, 7p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, June 14-18, and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 19

Theater

Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s “Much Ado About Nothing”: 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (6:30 p.m. mini-concert series) and 7 p.m. Sunday (no mini-concert), May 29, 31, June 1-5 and 7-11, ISF Amphitheater, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise. $40-$56 Fridays-Saturdays, $32-$46 Sundays and Tuesdays-Thursdays. Any night, $25 students with valid ID. 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.

Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s “Ain’t Misbehavin’”: 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (6:30 p.m. mini-concert series) and 7 p.m. Sunday (no mini-concert), June 17 (preview), 18 (opening night), 19 (family night), 21-26, 28-July 3 and 5-9, ISF Amphitheater, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise. $40-$61 Fridays-Saturdays, $34-$49 Sundays and Tuesdays-Thursdays. Preview (June 17): $28-$39. Family night (June 19): $14-$49. Any night, $25 students with valid ID. 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.

“Dear Evan Hansen”: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, June 21-23; 8 p.m. Friday, June 24; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, June 25; and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 26, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $50.50-$139.50. Ticketmaster.

Farmers Markets

Farm to Fork Farmers’ Market: 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, through Sept. 27, Indian Creek Plaza, 120 S. Kimball Ave., Caldwell. indiancreekplaza.com/farm-to-fork-farmers-market.

Emmett Farmers Market: 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 29, Blaser Park, N. Washington Avenue and W. Park Street, Emmett. 208-550-4459, emmettfarmersmarket.com.

Boise Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 29, 1500 Shoreline Drive, Boise. theboisefarmersmarket.com.

Drive-thru option: Shop the online store from 7 a.m. Tuesday to 11 p.m. Wednesday, then pick up the order on Saturday during a chosen pickup time window (between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.) at 1500 Shoreline Drive. theboisefarmersmarket.com/bfmdrivethru.

Capital City Public Market: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 17, The Grove Plaza at 8th and Main streets, Boise. capitalcitypublicmarket.com.

Meridian Main Street Market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 15, Meridian City Hall Plaza, 33 E. Broadway Ave. 208-918-3480, meridianmainstreetmarket.com.

Eagle Saturday Market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 1 (no market July 9), Heritage Park, 185 E. State St., Eagle. 208-489-8763, facebook.com/eaglesaturdaymarket.

Nampa Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 29, Lloyd Square Park, 13th and Front streets. 208-412-3814, nampafarmersmarket.com.

June 2

Chris Stapleton: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2, Ford Idaho Center, 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $69.75 and $99.75. fordidahocenter.com. Opening: Margo Price, Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs.

June 3

Leanne Morgan: 7 p.m. Friday, June 3, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $29.75-$165. Ticketmaster.

June 4

Family Pet Expo: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. Pet adoption, petting zoos, pet food samples, reptile exhibits, informational demos, as well as an array of pet products and services including pet fashions, toys, treats, gear, microchipping, grooming, vaccinations and more. Guest appearance by Corbin Maxey at noon and 2 p.m., a nationally recognized animal expert and TV personality. $5 per person, $20 family pass. IdahoPetExpo.com.

Patton Oswalt: 7 p.m. Saturday, June 4, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $39.50-$150. Ticketmaster.

June 5

Art and Roses: 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 5, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Meet more than 70 artists while enjoying music by Blaze and Kelly (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and BFD (1 to 4 p.m.), eats from Coned Pizza and KB’s Burritos, and treats from Kona Ice and Ankley Brothers Kettle Corn. Percentage of the sales directly supports the Julia Davis Rose Garden. artandrosesboise.com.

June 6

“Weird Al” Yankovic: 7 p.m. Monday, June 6, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $39-$99. Ticketmaster.

June 7

Crown The Empire: 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $25 general ($27 door), $65-$75 reserved balcony. Ticketmaster. Special guests: D.R.U.G.S., The Word Alive, Until I Wake.

New Kids on the Block: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, Ford Idaho Center, 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $29.95-$159.95. fordidahocenter.com.

June 8

Calexico: 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $29.50 general ($35 door), $70-$85 reserved balcony. Ticketmaster.

Comedian Nikki Glaser will perform Thursday, June 9, at the Revolution Center.
Comedian Nikki Glaser will perform Thursday, June 9, at the Revolution Center.

June 9

Everclear: 6 p.m. Thursday, June 9, Stoney’s Road House, 1050 Cascade Road, Emmett. $33.50-$53.50. stoneysroadhouse.com. Opening: Fastball, The Nixons.

Nikki Glaser: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 9, Revolution Center, 4983 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. Cabaret-style seating. $29.50, $39.50 and $49.50 (reserved cabaret VIP). cttouringid.com.

June 11

Nampa Celt Fest & Highland Games: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 11, West Park, 27 Park Drive, Nampa. Community festival and athletic event that celebrates Celtic heritage and culture with music, vendors, food, beer garden, dancing, more. $5 at the gate. nampaceltfest.wixsite.com/2022.

Snake River Quail Forever Habitat Fund Raising Sporting Clays Fun Shoot: 9 a.m. Saturday, June 11, Caldwell Gun Club, 21840 Pond Lane, Caldwell. $60, includes 50 sporting clays targets, lunch, and a raffle ticket. For tickets contact Chuck Robinson at chuckrr62@hotmai I.com or 405-627-1903.

Ballpark Brew Fest: 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 11, Memorial Stadium, 5600 N Glenwood St., Garden City. Craft beer tasting from local breweries (with new breweries to be added): Payette Brewing, Twisted District, Hop Valley, Lost Grove Brewing, Barbarian Brewing, Spring Creek Brewery, Sockeye Brewing, Edge Brewing Company, Western Collective and Boise Brewing. Also, food, music, and games. $15 (includes Ballpark Brew Fest mug and six beer tasting tickets), $5 under 21/designated driver tickets (includes a hot dog and a soda). Guests who purchase their admission tickets (excluding under 21/designated driver tickets) before June 10 will receive $5 off their tickets. BoiseHawks.com.

Knotfest Roadshow: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11, Ford Idaho Center, 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. Featuring Slipknot, Cypress Hill, and Ho99o9. $39.50-$99.50. fordidahocenter.com.

Dance Boise: 7 p.m. Saturday, June 11, Outdoor Centennial Amphitheatre, Boise State University campus. Idaho Dance Theatre will be performing along with several other companies and dancers from the community. Free.

Iliza Shlesinger: 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, June 11, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $35-$165. Ticketmaster.

Meridian Symphony: 7 p.m. Saturday, June 11, Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park Bandshell, 1900 N. Records Ave., Meridian. Celebrates Meridian’s Gene Kleiner Day with music by Sousa, Bernstein, Rossini, Brahms, more.Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Free. 208-891-2721, meridiansymphony.org.

June 12

AJR: 7 p.m. Sunday, June 12, Ford Idaho Center, 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $39.50-$69.50. fordidahocenter.com.

June 14

Sam Tru: 6:30 p.m. June 14, Kin, 999 W. Main St., Boise. $15 advance, $18 at the door. kinboise.com/calendar.

June 15

Halsey: 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $29.50-$129.50. fordidahocenter.com. Opening: The Marias.

June 17

The Cadillac Three: 6 p.m. Friday, June 17, Stoney’s Road House, 1050 Cascade Road, Emmett. $17.50 and $27.50. stoneysroadhouse.com.

June 18

Idaho’s Wild West Brewfest: 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 18, Indian Creek Plaza, 120 S. Kimball Ave., Caldwell. Western-themed beer festival with 50-plus brews, live country music, beard and mustache contest, more. Free to enter. $35 for mug and 12 taste tickets. indiancreekplaza.com/idaho-wild-west-brew-fest.

The Cadillac Three: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18, Sun Valley Pavilion, 300 Dollar Road. $25-$110. eventbrite.com. Special guest: The Powell Brothers.

June 23

Ned LeDoux: 8 p.m. Thursday, June 23, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $25 general, $65 reserved balcony. Ticketmaster.

June 24

Jacksons Country Stomp w/Russell Dickerson: 6 p.m. Friday, June 24, Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $35 early bird, $40 general. fordidahocenter.com. Special guests: Lauren Alaina, Elvie Shane and Jackson Dean.

June 25

Boise Music Festival: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 25, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. Main stage lineup includes Lady A; Walker Hayes; Tik Tok star Tate McRae; and the nostalgic 2000’s Pop Tour featuring Chris Kirkpatrick (NSYNC), Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), O-Town, Ryan Cabrera, and LFO; Eve 6; and Tag Team. Also, 40+ local bands playing throughout the day on five local stages, a carnival, arts and crafts vendors, food courts, beer and wine gardens, and an air-conditioned play area and Kids Zone. $20 general, $50 pit pass, $75 VIP Cool Zone. Carnival wristbands available. boisemusicfestival.com.

Riley Green: 6 p.m. Saturday, June 25, Stoney’s Road House, 1050 Cascade Road, Emmett. $32.50-$52.50. stoneysroadhouse.com.

June 28

Dirty Heads: 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $39.50 first 100 sold, $45 second 100, $49.50 general ($55 door), $69.50 premium ($75 door). fordidahocenter.com. Special guests: SOJA, Tribal Seeds, Artikal Sound System.

Ween: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, Outlaw Field, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. $55. Ticketmaster.

Bob Dylan: 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $59.50-$132.50. Ticketmaster.

June 29

God and Country Festival: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, Ford Idaho Center, 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. Christian bands, military appreciation, civic awards, food, and fireworks (outside over the amphitheater). godandcountryfestival.com.

Live on the Lawn w/Aldous Harding: 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. $33 at eventbrite.com. $38 at the door.

June 30

Baby Shark Live!: 6 p.m. Thursday, June 30, Ford Idaho Center, 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $25-$65. fordidahocenter.com.

Gazebo Concert Series: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30, Heritage Park, 185 E. State St., Eagle. Music by Blues Addicts. Free. 208-489-8763.

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