It will be a challenging day for driving (and parking) in downtown Boise. The Second Annual Boise Music Festival got under way this morning, with music starting as early as 10 a.m. and continuing through the day and night. No public parking will be available at Ann Morrison Park (and good luck getting anywhere near the event unless you're on foot). Shuttles will be running throughout the day from Boise State, Town Square Mall, and from a number of downtown hotels. All security is being paid for by event organizers. Any Boise Police assigned to the even will be compensated by festival organizers.
Making things a bit more interesting is tonight's Katy Perry concert at Boise State's Taco Bell Arena and the Fleet Foxes at the Knitting Factory. Not to be out done, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers will perform this evening at the Eagle River Pavilion.