Each year in the Treasure Valley, hundreds of families face diagnoses of childhood cancer. To help relieve some of the stress these families have to deal with, Boisean Dustin Simpson decided to throw a concert with proceeds going to families facing these difficult circumstances. Thus, Baldapalooza was born.
Held in Merrill Park in Eagle Friday, Sept. 14, Baldapalooza brings together three popular artists--Midas Whale, Ryan Innes and Amy Whitcomb--from TV's The Voice for a night of music in the spirit of charity. Local sounds will come from Waking Jordan and Fictionist.
Events get going at 4 p.m. and last throughout the evening. Bring the kids and let volunteers from Boise State University watch them as they play in the kids zone while you sip on wine and beer. Everyone can satisfy their hunger with eats from Costa Vida. Be sure to bring your own blankets and chairs.
With extended hospital stays due to treatment, children with cancer and their families can practically live in the hospital. Baldapalooza proceeds go toward programs at St. Lukes Regional Medical Center. Money will also create food funds for parents of sick children who miss meals due to hospital visits.
Advanced tickets cost $20 for general admission or $50 for VIP admission, which includes a chance to meet the performers, three drink tickets and appetizers. Only 50 VIP tickets will be sold, so get them early. Get the whole family in--up to eight people--for $100. Tickets can be bought online, or--if any are left--at the gate for $30.