Located in the Alaska Center building above the steady stream of Main Street traffic is Boise's volunteer-run community radio station. Radio Boise has been streaming a wide range of audio content on its website since July 1, 2005, and hopes to start broadcasting as 89.9 FM throughout the Treasure Valley soon. To thank its supporters, Radio Boise is taking over Eighth Street for its fourth-annual Radio Boise Summer Soulstice.
Following in the footsteps of last year's performances by Finn Riggins and Polyphonic Pomegranate, this year's event features Ketchum-based rock duo BlackSmith, local power pop group Spondee and the experimental Wolfman Fever. Four DJs from Radio Boise will spin tunes between sets.
Bittercreek Ale House/Red Feather Lounge, Brown Rental, Pride Foundation, Salmon River Brewery, Hale Development, CCDC and DaviesMoore are sponsoring the event. Proceeds from alcohol sales will benefit Radio Boise and their efforts to start broadcasting under the call letters KRBX soon.
Saturday, June 19, 6-10 p.m., FREE, Eighth St., 208-424-8166, radioboise.org.