Boise Philharmonic Announces 2013 Picnic at the Pops Series


Last year Boise Philharmonic's Picnic at the Pops debuted with a lineup including music from Harry Potter.
  • Andrew Crisp
  • Last year, Boise Philharmonic's Picnic at the Pops series included music from Harry Potter.

The Boise Philharmonic debuted a new outdoor concert series called Picnic at the Pops late last summer. The events provided audiences a chance to trade stuffy formal wear for flip-flops and shorts.

Over picnics and wine, audiences basked in both the Phil's tunes and the warmth of summer evenings. At the second annual Picnic at the Pops, the music and location are different, but the informal vibe remains the same.

On Saturday, Aug. 17, Latin Fever will feature mariachi music and more; on Saturday, Aug. 24, Space will include scores from Star Wars, Star Trek and the children's classic E.T.; and on Saturday, Aug. 30, Americana will offer Aaron Copland's "Lincoln Portrait."

This year's series will relocate to Woodriver Cellars at 3705 N. Highway 16 in Eagle. Patrons can bring their own meals and sealed, non-alcoholic beverages. Additional food and drink items will be available for sale. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the concerts fire up at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, June 1.