This year marks an historic time for the LGBT community as Idaho celebrates the 2014 legalization of same-sex marriage and the 25th anniversary of Pridefest.
Though events have technically been happening all month, the best is yet to come with events taking place throughout downtown.
On Wednesday, June, 17, there will be a screening of Waiting in the Wings: The Musical at The Flicks, sponsored by the Boise Gay Men's Chorus. A Q&A with writer, producer and actor Jeffrey Johns will follow the screening.
On Thursday, June 18, check out Boise's Voice Xtravaganza singing competition—with performances by Rebecca Scott Band, G-String Quartet, Common Ground Community Chorus, Boise Gay Men's Chorus, Michael Rotchford and Leta Neustaedter—at Hannah's and a fashion show at The Balcony.
Festivities kick into high gear on Friday, June 19, when Mix 106 and Adam & Eve sponsor the Pride kick-off concert at Lucky Dog, with Portland, Ore., band Dirty Looks. Doors open at 9 p.m. and tickets cost $10. Pay $15 for the Pride Pack and also get into the Saturday night closing concert (see below).
On Saturday, June 20, get ready to show your pride at the official Pride Rally, which starts at 11 a.m. on the Capitol steps. At 11:30 a.m., the Pride Parade leaves from the Capitol, making its way through downtown to the Pride Festival, which features a free performance by C&C Music Factory. On Saturday night, Las Vegas-based Lady Gaga tribute artist, Erika Gaga, will close out Pridefest with a concert hosted by Kiss FM and yours truly, Boise Weekly, at Lucky Dog. Show starts at 9 p.m., and tickets cost $10 unless you purchased a $15 Pride Pack.