If you didn't catch Fleet Foxes the last time they were in town with Wilco forever ago, here's your chance for redemption. The Seattle folksters have announced that they will be swinging back through Boise on Saturday, July 23, at the Knitting Factory Concert House in BODO.
Head east to the Old Idaho Penitentiary, for the third annual >Gem State Jam Music, Art and History Festival, self-described as "Idaho's largest solar-powered music, art and history festival."
Music will come by way of Delta Spirit, favorites Cash'd Out, Maria Taylor, Jeff Crosby and the Refugees, Buster Blue, Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats, Old Death Whisper, Lige Williamson and Rumblefish. (The music lineup is subject to change.) The festival happens on Saturday, June 11, and early bird tickets are available for $15 through Saturday, April 30. After that, they go for $20. Get more info on the fest at gemstatejam.com.
Move west to watch semi-local musician Marcus Eaton, who will perform at the Blue Door Cafe in Eagle on Tuesday, May 3, as part of his West Coast spring tour in support of his recent release, As If You Had Wings. It's an all-ages show and tickets are only $10 but seating is limited. If you want to dine prior, dinner reservations are required. Eaton and his trio play at 8 p.m., but you might want to arrive a little early: Arts West Jazz students take the stage at 5:30 p.m., followed by Divit and Fonny at 7 p.m. Call 208-938-6123 for dinner reservations and more information.
Then bring it back downtown to Tablerock Brewpub for a songwriters' showcase on Thursday, May 5. If you're a songwriter who has long been saying, "I sure would like to be part of a showcase. Why isn't there a showcase for me?" here's your shot. Send an email to Jon Page at therhythmfactoryboise.com if you're interested in participating and visit therhythmfactory.showitsite.com for deets.