This singer broke Western Idaho Fair’s concert crowd record ‘by a mile.’ He’s back, Boise
The last time Jon Pardi came to town, every person in the Treasure Valley went to see him.
OK, that’s hyperbole — but, like, barely.
When the country singer performed at the Western Idaho Fair two years ago, he smashed the attendance record for a fair concert. Delivering singalongs such as “Dirt on My Boots,” Pardi drew a mind-blowing 17,200 fans. That obliterated Nelly’s record of 14,800 set two nights earlier — “by a mile,” as fair spokesperson Bob Batista noted at the time.
Pardi’s reign was short-lived, thanks to Boise’s love of country music. Billy Currington packed in a whopping 17,800 fans in 2022.
But you can bet that thousands of fans want to party with Pardi again. He’s one of two newly announced concerts coming to the Ford Idaho Center — his in the arena, the other outdoors.
Pardi will bring his Mr. Saturday Night World Tour to the Idaho Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2. Openers include Randall King, Ella Langley and DJ Highmax. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting at 10 a.m. Friday through fordidahocenter.com. They range from $39.75 to $99.75 plus fees.
Also new on the schedule? Violinist Lindsey Stirling. She’ll dance under the stars at the Nampa venue’s amphitheater on Monday, Aug. 28. Pop band Walk Off the Earth will open that 7:30 p.m. show. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday through fordidahocenter.com. They range from $39.50 to $99.50 plus fees.
The Ford Idaho Center has been filling its concert calendar with a stream of announcements in recent weeks. Visit the website for a full list of events.