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Boise Music Festival

Staff Pick

There's one common refrain when the lineup is announced for the annual Boise Music Festival: "Wait, who?" Don't get us wrong: We love that Treasure Valley residents have more chances to hear live concerts without having to travel out of the valley. But we also have to admit that the lineup has us scratching our communal head. From teen-based pop artists like Carly Rae Jepsen to country crooners like Kellie Pickler to rap/pop artists like Karmin to nostalgic favorites like LL Cool J and Vanilla Ice, it's an incongruous mix of artists and styles that can make music lovers a wee bit dizzy. Buy, hey, the free concert still draws thousands, so apparently audiences don't mind a bit of musical double-take.

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