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Boise Music Festival, June 28, Expo Idaho

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Speaking of reaching back into the past while evolving (see Listen Here, Page 28), the Boise Music Festival has grown from a free concert in the park to a destination happening: BMF has been moved to Expo Idaho, includes six local stages and, for the first time, a carnival.

Starting at 1:15 p.m., the mainstage will provide nostalgia, with performances by Tonic's Emerson Hart, Sir Mix-A-Lot and Train, and new music with performances by country musician Kelleigh Bannen, 2010 American Idol winner Lee Dewyze, LMFAO's Sky Blu, and Fitz and the Tantrums. Music on the local stages starts at 11 a.m. and is divided by genre: alternative, acoustic/indie rock, EDM, family, hip-hop and variety with about 10 bands on each stage throughout the day.

You can win tickets at various ticket stops (listed at, through radio giveaways or you can buy a ticket for $20, a carnival wristband for $25, a ticket and wristband for $35, or an upgraded Cool Zone ticket for $50. (