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No Composers Allowed at Boise Creative and Improvised Music Festival

Friday, May 6-Saturday, May 7, at Art Source Gallery


Now in its sixth year, the Boise Creative and Improvised Music Festival is becoming a springtime staple for local and regional improv music acts.

The festivities begin on Friday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m., when Candy Acid takes the stage at Art Source Gallery, followed by Ted Killian at 8:15 p.m., then Jared Hallock, Krispen Hartung and Brent Jensen at 8:45 p.m.

Musicians will not only be strumming guitars and slapping bongo drums, but artists will be painting and performing live. Friday night's performances go until 10:30 p.m., allowing those in attendance to get home at a reasonable hour and get rested up for Saturday. Starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, is a "mix and match" with sets performed by a "mix and match" of musicians from the bands playing during the weekend. In addition to not knowing their new bandmates, the musicians will also improvise the music that they play together, making for 15- to 30-minute jam sessions. Saturday's performances continue until 10:30 p.m. with a break from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This event would be well worth the money--if it cost anything.