by Josh Gross
Anyone who isn't keeping track of the happenings for Boise 150 is missing out. There are some seriously cool projects celebrating Boise's sesquicentennial, especially in the musical realm.
A big one recently announced is its Music Ephemera Showcase, which will feature all manner of artifacts from Boise's musical history. Concert fliers, photographs, underwear once thrown at Curtis Stigers, you name it.
"From the formation of the Boise City Orchestra in 1885 to what has now become a thriving music scene, music has always played a major role in this community’s cultural experience. Join us as we collect Boise’s musical ephemera; help us unearth ticket stubs, fliers and photographs from Boise’s musical past," reads the online event announcement.
The display will run Thursday, March 7-Sunday, March 31, at 1008 Main St., to coincide with Treefort Music Fest. But the fine folks at the Boise Department of Arts and History are seeking stuff now. Anyone with artifacts they'd like to submit for display should do so at the Sesqui-Shop Friday, Feb. 22-Saturday, Feb. 23. That still gives you a few weeks to collect hair from members of Built to Spill to make into tiny voodoo dolls.
Music as part of Boise's cultural history will also be the topic of March's Fettucine Forum.
More information is available at boise150.org.