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Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

The Sandbar - Soul Serene

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

The Sandbar - Steve Eaton

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

from Blue Desert:

Steve Eaton, a great songwriter …..

As a songwriter, Steve’s songs have earned gold and platinum records for The Carpenters and Art Garfunkel. His songs have also been recorded by many other artists, including Glen Campbell, The Righteous Brothers, Ann Murray, and Lee Greenwood.

Steve has received Emmy nominations for his original music written for PBS and has written music for the Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Some consider his song Idaho I Love You to be the true state song of Idaho.

As a performer, Steve has performed in a variety of venues all over the country, and has been a member of several bands including The Fabulous Chancellors and Paul Revere and the Raiders. Steve has played and shared the stage with many well-known entertainers and recently had the opportunity to open for Ray Charles.

As a recording artist, Steve’s first album “Hey, Mr. Dreamer” was released by Capitol Records to critical acclaim. Two of Steve’s early albums have recently been re-released by Vivid Sound Company. One of Steve’s most popular CDs is “Wish You Were Here,” a CD containing a selection of Steve’s songs that reflect his unique blend of rhythm and blues with influences of country and bluegrass. His “Montana in a Song” and the “The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore” have been acclaimed for their poignant lyrics and distinctive arrangements. Steve’s latest CD is entitled “Out of the Blues” and reflects Steve’s signature keyboard style on this mix of

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

The Sandbar - Zack Quintana Trio

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

 

The Zack Quintana Trio features 13 year old guitarist/singer, Zack Quintana.  Zack has played for audiences across the country and is the youngest member of the exclusive Brotherhood of the Guitar.  Learn more at www.zackquintana.com.

Friday, September 5th, 2014

The Sandbar - Tambalka

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Tambalka presents an intriguing blend of Latin, Rumba, and Mediterranean. To learn more about Tambalka, CLICK HERE.

Friday, September 5th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Ian McFeron

Doors open at 6:30pm, Show Starts at 7:30pm

Price: $8.00 advance / $10.00 at the door

 

JOIN US IN THE SAPPHIRE ROOM FOR A SPECIAL CONCERT
$8 Advanced Purchase
$10 At The Door
Doors open at 6:30 pm. All seats first come, first select. Full menu service. All ages venue.

Advance tickets available through Brown Paper Ticket until 12:30pm on September 5, 2014.

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Ian McFeron started out in the Seattle area, where his independent debut album was picked up by a major commercial radio station. Early hometown success drew McFeron into a full-time recording and touring career, and he has spent the last decade performing in the US and Europe, growing a loyal national audience and attracting media attention stretching across the Atlantic. His songwriting has been compared to Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams and John Lennon. He currently tours in support of his seventh studio album, "Time Will Take You", recorded in Nashville with Grammy nominated Producer/Guitarist Doug Lancio and members of Ryan Adams band The Cardinals.

McFeron will be joined on tour by fiddler, cellist, and harmony vocalist Alisa Milner. Milner grew up playing old-time Texas-style fiddle music, spending her youth competing in countless state and national fiddle competitions throughout the Northwestern United States. When she’s home, Milner continues to play in an old-time fiddle group along with her father and her two brothers.

“With a jingle of tambourine we get a likely candidate for album of the year – simple as… Soaked in California sunshine one minute, then deep in the dustbowl the next, it’s like a greatest hits of everyone you like.” -Rudie Humphrey Americana UK, Review of Time Will Take You, 2013

Ian McFeron, whose writing has been compared to Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams and John Lennon, weaves together a variety of popular, rock, and Americana styles to create his own take on roots-American music.

“…McFeron is a fine singer and songwriter, an alt-folk/rock/Americana performer who strikes a cool balance between the mellow and the edgy.” —Jim Beal, San Antonio Express-News Music Critic

Early successes in Seattle drew McFeron into a full-time recording and touring career. Continuing to operate independently, he spent the next decade performing live at bars and coffee houses around the country, growing a small but loyal national audience and attracting grassroots media attention stretching across the Atlantic. He continued to add to his ever expanding discography, following up his debut album with six new records in rapid succession, exploring musical traditions ranging from rock to gospel, from folky-pop to alt-country, blues and swing. Currently, McFeron is on tour in support of his 7th studio album Time Will Take You, recorded in Nashville, TN with Grammy nominated Producer/Guitarist Doug Lancio and members of Ryan Adams band The Cardinals.

“The best song on Summer Nights came at me like a hammer blow… I Ain’t Dead Yet could easily be a great lost Dylan song from the mid 1960’s or more likely a brand new Justin Townes Earle Song- it really is that good.” -Alan Harrison, Maverick Magazine, UK

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

The Sandbar - Saturday Music Line-up

Price: FREE

2:00pm - 5:00pm - Tom Taylor and Douglas Narry

Tom Taylor is a full-time professional musician and songwriter from the Boise/Treasure Valley. Join Tom along with percussionist and drummer Douglas Narry as they perform cover songs and original music that is based in the American rock, pop, folk, and British invasion genres. (The Beatles, Tom Petty, Arcade Fire, Mumford and Sons, Oasis, The Black Keys, Foo fighters, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan,  Creedence Clearwater, Niel Diamond, Simon and Garfunkel etc.) The old meets new. A timeless, classic sound.

6:00pm - 9:00pm - Blaze and Kelly

To listen to Blaze and Kelly is to experience a musical nirvana. Their art takes the listener beyond the realm of the temporal, and into those intangible places we call spirit, dreams, and love. There’s no doubt these two laughter-loving women can sing—Niccole’s powerful lead vocals blend perfectly with Mo’s sweet tone. But what makes them true artists is their ability to create emotion. To Blaze and Kelly, it’s not money, fame, or precision that creates happiness, but genuine human connection. And their songs illustrate the humanity, passion, and truth each one of us strives to feel and find gladness in.

 

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

The Sandbar - Sunday Music Line-up

Price: FREE

2:00pm - 5:00pm - Lucky Tongue

A Sandbar favorite-- Lucky Tongue is a father and his two sons, singing in perfect three-part harmony and playing your favorite rock classics. 

6:00pm - 9:00pm - Lucky Tongue

Monday, September 8th, 2014

The Sandbar - Wayne White

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

"I first heard the Beatles at my home in Sunny Slope, Idaho when I was 10 and felt drawn to the harmony. The Beatles influenced me to begin playing guitar and understanding the intricacies of music. By age 15 I began recording original music with my band. I studied at Boise StateUniversity and graduated from Musician’s Institute in 1991 in Hollywood, California. I have explored many styles of playing in my career and finger style solo guitar is the most challenging and satisfying to play and listen to. Alternating bass lines, cascading melodies and beautiful open tunings allow the guitar to be heard the way it was meant to be. Artists such as Alex De Grassi, Michael Hedges and Laurence Juber are a few who inspire me with their endless vision and technique. I currently enjoy performing at various local venues and private occasions and providing guitar instruction."

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

The Sandbar - Ben Burdick

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Ben Burdick performs originals, jazz standards, pop tunes and improvisations. A music veteran of 30 years, Ben has performed and recorded with Grammy‐nominated Rosalie Sorrels, singer/songwriter Rebecca Scott and many other artists in Boise. Ben’s guitar work can be heard encompassing blues, jazz, country, fusion, finger‐style, bluegrass, rock, and an occasional diversion into the avant garde. His own albums, demonstrate his diversity: “Burdick contradicts the jack‐of‐all‐trades aphorism; he truly is master of all.” - Alan Fark (2004 CD review of Acoustic Musings) 
"...Burdick really can play. It only takes listening to him for a few seconds to tell he's a real jazzer —Dan McMahon, Boise Weekly

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - The Boise Blues Society Presents Studebaker John

Doors at 5:30pm, Show at 6:30pm

Price: $7/ $5 for BBS members with advance purchase

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“Rockin’ blues that helps people to forget their troubles” from Chicago-based harpist/vocalist/guitarist Studebaker John at Boise’s finest listening room.

General admission : $7. Advance purchase for BBS members using our emailed discount code : $5. This is an all ages show.

Guarantee yourself a good seat by purchasing tickets and selecting your seats in advance for this event! Visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/846528, or call 1-800-838-3006 and select option #1 (available 24/7). Unsold seats will be available for purchase at the door an hour before the event.

DOORS OPEN AT 5:30 — see you there!

 

 Questions? Call Ken at (208) 440-4590.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

The Sandbar - Steve Eaton

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

from Blue Desert:

Steve Eaton, a great songwriter …..

As a songwriter, Steve’s songs have earned gold and platinum records for The Carpenters and Art Garfunkel. His songs have also been recorded by many other artists, including Glen Campbell, The Righteous Brothers, Ann Murray, and Lee Greenwood.

Steve has received Emmy nominations for his original music written for PBS and has written music for the Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Some consider his song Idaho I Love You to be the true state song of Idaho.

As a performer, Steve has performed in a variety of venues all over the country, and has been a member of several bands including The Fabulous Chancellors and Paul Revere and the Raiders. Steve has played and shared the stage with many well-known entertainers and recently had the opportunity to open for Ray Charles.

As a recording artist, Steve’s first album “Hey, Mr. Dreamer” was released by Capitol Records to critical acclaim. Two of Steve’s early albums have recently been re-released by Vivid Sound Company. One of Steve’s most popular CDs is “Wish You Were Here,” a CD containing a selection of Steve’s songs that reflect his unique blend of rhythm and blues with influences of country and bluegrass. His “Montana in a Song” and the “The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore” have been acclaimed for their poignant lyrics and distinctive arrangements. Steve’s latest CD is entitled “Out of the Blues” and reflects Steve’s signature keyboard style on this mix of

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

The Sandbar - Douglas Cameron

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Price: FREE

 

Since making music a career in 1995, Douglas Cameron has released 11 albums of his music, extensively toured the West year after year, played with all sorts of big name artists, played at premier concert venues, won a nationwide songwriting contest, has had his songs placed in TV ads and films, and has grown a considerable fan base all while staying fiercely independent. With no record label or big corporate money behind him, Douglas Cameron calls his own shots, and he likes it that way. The stories are endless, from being backed by the Pam Tillis Band for a performance in Nashville, TN, to playing for 10,000 people at Red Rocks Amphitheater outside Denver, CO, to watching his truck blow up on the side of the road in Wyoming, Cameron continues his musical journey while allowing all these events of life to inspire his songs.

Friday, September 12th, 2014

BAR365- Shon Sanders

5pm - 7:30pm

Price: FREE

Shon's father, a professional musician, had a massive and quite eclectic record collection. "Growing up there was always music in the house! My parents were into everything....classical, jazz, blues, folk, and rock.  But it was the funk and soul records that blew my mind at a very young age. All that stuff about women and love... I didn't know what all of it meant but I knew it moved me!" Inspired by the likes of Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Isaac Hayes, and Teddy Pendergrass, just to name a few, Shon began his journey finding his own soulful voice. The many influences of all the different genres of music that surrounded him in his youth can be found in Shon's unique sound. He has taken all his favorite elements of each style, mixed them together and then serves them up with a soulful delivery.

Friday, September 12th, 2014

The Sandbar- Shakin' Not Stirred

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

 

Shakin' Not Stirred is a Boise Idaho based band that delivers an accoustic and vocal concoction of original, soulful folk and classic swing/jazz covers. Web site at www.shakintheband.com.

Friday, September 12th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - The Idaho Songwriters Association Presents The Sandpiper Circuit Reunion

Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:30pm

Price: Preferred Seating $15.00, General Admission $10.00, Two Nights Preferred Seating $20.00

 

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To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

Join us to celebrate the Sandpiper Circuit, Idaho's best group of musicians. They travelled the circuit for 25 years keeping all of us entertained. Now they're back together again for one glorious weekend!  The reunion is 2 nights, Friday & Saturday, with different songwriters each night.

Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:30pm. The Sapphire Room is an all-ages venue, with full bar and restaurant, and there's always plenty of free parking. Last year's show was completely sold out, so get your tickets early!

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

BAR365- Garth Olson

5pm - 7:30pm

Price: FREE

Garth Olson is a versatile and sought-after keyboardist and arranger in the Seattle area known for his proven ability to shine in a wide variety of musical contexts.

Garth has distinguished himself as a solo pianist as well as an integral piece of both small and large ensembles. He has directed musical groups in the theater, church, and academe. And eh has piloted numerous recording projects.

Born in Hollywood, raised in small-town Minnesota, and schooled at the University of Wisconsin, Garth has taken full advantage of a broad diversity of learning opportunities.

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

The Sandbar - Saturday Music Line-up

Price: FREE

2:00pm - 5:00pm - New Transit

"One of Idaho's best bands"- Idaho Statesman 
"Hands down, the Best Local release of 2011"- Michael Deeds on New Transit debut album "One" 
"4 out of 4 Stars"- Idaho Statesman on New Transit 2011 release, "One" 
"3 out of 4 Stars"- Idaho Statesman on New Transit 2013 release "Country Music Dead" 
New Transit have performed in support of notable recording artists' -Dawes, Leon Russell, Chris Isaak, Roger Clyne and The Peace Makers, and more.

 

6:00pm - 9:00pm - The Shon Sanders Band

Shon's father, a professional musician, had a massive and quite eclectic record collection. "Growing up there was always music in the house! My parents were into everything....classical, jazz, blues, folk, and rock.  But it was the funk and soul records that blew my mind at a very young age. All that stuff about women and love... I didn't know what all of it meant but I knew it moved me!" Inspired by the likes of Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Isaac Hayes, and Teddy Pendergrass, just to name a few, Shon began his journey finding his own soulful voice. The many influences of all the different genres of music that surrounded him in his youth can be found in Shon's unique sound. He has taken all his favorite elements of each style, mixed them together and then serves them up with a soulful delivery.

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - The Idaho Songwriters Association Presents The Sandpiper Circuit Reunion

Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:30pm

Price: $15.00 Preferred Seating, $10.00 General Seating, $20.00 Two Nights Preferred Seating

To purchase tickets,  CLICK HERE.

Join us to celebrate the Sandpiper Circuit, Idaho's best group of musicians. They travelled the circuit for 25 years keeping all of us entertained. Now they're back together again for one glorious weekend!  The reunion is 2 nights, Friday & Saturday, with different songwriters each night.

Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:30pm. The Sapphire Room is an all-ages venue, with full bar and restaurant, and there's always plenty of free parking. Last year's show was completely sold out, so get your tickets early

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

The Sandbar - Sunday Music Line-up

Price: FREE

2:00pm - 5:00pm - Smooth Avenue

 

Smooth Avenue is a frequent guest at the Sandbar and The Sapphire Room, an up and coming band in the Treasure Valley, and member of the Boise Blues Society. Smooth Avenue is composed of lead vocalist JT, Gayle Chapman (vocal, keyboard, guitar), Larry Williams ( drums, vocals), Sandy Sandford (awesome bass player), Phi G (Sax) and Rico ( lead guitar ). They play a mixture of blues, motown and light rock that is very listenable and danceable. Guest musicians may sit in from time to time. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes and carve out your space on the patio or pool for dancing. If you aren't a fan of Smooth Avenue before you hear them you will definitely become a Smoothie (fan of Smooth Avenue) afterward.

 

6:00pm - 9:00pm - Jazz at The Riverside: Bill Courtial and The Jazz Angels

 

The Riverside Hotel & The Idaho Songwriters Association present Bill Courtial and The Jazz Angels. Along with the Jazz Angel's there will be some of Boise's best jazz singers and musicians sitting in. For those of you who really love jazz, this is your opportunity to hear the best Boise has to offer!

Camden Hughes -jazz organ and piano, Bill Courtial-guitar, David Gluck-drums, and Phil Garonzik-tenor saxophone.

Monday, September 15th, 2014

The Sandbar- Dan Costello

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Price: FREE

Blending classical, bluegrass, funk, rock, jazz, and folk may be difficult, even hazardous, but singer-songwriter and guitarist Dan Costello is up to the challenge. His performance experience ranges from hard rock bands to jazz ensembles to medieval instrumental troupes. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar in 2001 and works both in and out of the scholastic realm as a performer, accompanist, editor, composer, arranger, lyricist, teacher, and producer. Costello is an outspoken advocate of local grassroots music. To learn more about Dan Costello, CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

The Sandbar - Ben Burdick

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Price: FREE

Ben Burdick performs originals, jazz standards, pop tunes and improvisations. A music veteran of 30 years, Ben has performed and recorded with Grammy‐nominated Rosalie Sorrels, singer/songwriter Rebecca Scott and many other artists in Boise. Ben’s guitar work can be heard encompassing blues, jazz, country, fusion, finger‐style, bluegrass, rock, and an occasional diversion into the avant garde. His own albums, demonstrate his diversity: “Burdick contradicts the jack‐of‐all‐trades aphorism; he truly is master of all.” - Alan Fark (2004 CD review of Acoustic Musings)
"...Burdick really can play. It only takes listening to him for a few seconds to tell he's a real jazzer —Dan McMahon, Boise Weekly

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

The Sandbar - Rob Harding and Clay Moore

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Price: FREE

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - The Idaho Songwriters Association Presents David Olney

More information coming soon

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

The Sandbar - Steve Eaton

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

from Blue Desert:

Steve Eaton, a great songwriter …..

As a songwriter, Steve’s songs have earned gold and platinum records for The Carpenters and Art Garfunkel. His songs have also been recorded by many other artists, including Glen Campbell, The Righteous Brothers, Ann Murray, and Lee Greenwood.

Steve has received Emmy nominations for his original music written for PBS and has written music for the Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Some consider his song Idaho I Love You to be the true state song of Idaho.

As a performer, Steve has performed in a variety of venues all over the country, and has been a member of several bands including The Fabulous Chancellors and Paul Revere and the Raiders. Steve has played and shared the stage with many well-known entertainers and recently had the opportunity to open for Ray Charles.

As a recording artist, Steve’s first album “Hey, Mr. Dreamer” was released by Capitol Records to critical acclaim. Two of Steve’s early albums have recently been re-released by Vivid Sound Company. One of Steve’s most popular CDs is “Wish You Were Here,” a CD containing a selection of Steve’s songs that reflect his unique blend of rhythm and blues with influences of country and bluegrass. His “Montana in a Song” and the “The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore” have been acclaimed for their poignant lyrics and distinctive arrangements. Steve’s latest CD is entitled “Out of the Blues” and reflects Steve’s signature keyboard style on this mix of

Friday, September 19th, 2014

The Sandbar - Musician Pending

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Price: FREE

Friday, September 19th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Private Event

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

The Sandbar - Saturday Music Line-up

Price: FREE

2:00pm - 5:00pm - Tom Taylor and Douglas Narry

5:30pm - 8:30pm - Tambalka

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Pamela DeMarche and The Piano Duelers

Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:30pm

 

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The Sapphire Room Presents Pamela DeMarche and The Piano Duelers.

This show was inspired by the movie "The Fabulous Baker Boys".

Featuring Jazz Singer Pamela DeMarche, with dueling pianists Rex Miller and Robert Sutherland. Visit Pamela's website here: http://www.pamelademarche.com/

Pamela grew up in California active in musicals, concerts, stage, television and film. Her love of singing jazz and blues lead her to performances in Las Vegas, Tahoe, Reno and jazz festivals and clubs all over the USA and Japan. Since moving to Eagle in 2010, Pamela has had the honor of being the featured vocalist with The Meridian Symphony and The Kings of Swing Big Band. Pamela has her own jazz/blues band that gigs all over The Treasure Valley. Her 2 favorite venues are both at The Riverside Hotel; The Sandbar and of course beautiful The Sapphire Room! Pamela is thrilled to be returning to The Sapphire Room in October with 2 of her favorite guys and musicians, the great Robert Sutherland and Rex Miller!!!!

Rex Miller / Piano / vocals -- Rex Miller started playing the piano when he was eleven; he joined his first rock band as a teenager and played in the Seattle area for many years, including the high school dance circuit, and then the bar circuit He studied classical piano, and music theory at the University of Washington, and played with the North Seattle Community College Jazz Band. Since moving to Boise in 1990, Rex has been performing solo and as a member of several duos, trios, and larger bands, and continues to do so to the present. He is currently the music director at the Center for Spiritual Living in Boise.

Robert Sutherland / Piano / vocals -- Robert began playing piano in 1973, He studied under the pianist Jamie Kibben where he learned music theory and is mostly self taught. Inspired by pianists like Scott Joplin, Keith Emerson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Leon Russel, Oscar Peterson and many more. He has played in bands since then, moved to Boise in 1995 and has worked with the local Blues Brothers Rock n' Soul Revue ever since. He also works with The Come Together Band, RandomAcX, and Mississppi Marshall. He was inspired by the Fabulous Baker Boys movie and Pamela DeMarche to put together this show !

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

The Sandbar - Sunday Music Line-up

Price: FREE

2:00pm - 5:00pm - Lucky Tongue

5:30pm - 8:30pm - Lucky Tongue

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

The Sandbar - Sean Hatton and Bernie Reilly

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Price: FREE

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

The Sandbar - Steve Eaton

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Price: FREE

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

The Sandbar - Normandie Wilson

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

The Sandbar - Douglas Cameron

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Since making music a career in 1995, Douglas Cameron has released 11 albums of his music, extensively toured the West year after year, played with all sorts of big name artists, played at premier concert venues, won a nationwide songwriting contest, has had his songs placed in TV ads and films, and has grown a considerable fan base all while staying fiercely independent. With no record label or big corporate money behind him, Douglas Cameron calls his own shots, and he likes it that way. The stories are endless, from being backed by the Pam Tillis Band for a performance in Nashville, TN, to playing for 10,000 people at Red Rocks Amphitheater outside Denver, CO, to watching his truck blow up on the side of the road in Wyoming, Cameron continues his musical journey while allowing all these events of life to inspire his songs.

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Private Event

Friday, September 26th, 2014

The Sandbar - Amy Rose and the Ben Burdick Trio

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

The Sandbar - Saturday Music Line-up

Price: FREE

2:00pm - 5:00pm - The Naomi Psalm Band

6:00pm - 9:00pm - Smooth Avenue

Smooth Avenue is a frequent guest at the Sandbar and The Sapphire Room, an up and coming band in the Treasure Valley, and member of the Boise Blues Society. Smooth Avenue is composed of lead vocalist JT, Gayle Chapman (vocal, keyboard, guitar), Larry Williams ( drums, vocals), Sandy Sandford (awesome bass player), Phi G (Sax) and Rico ( lead guitar ). They play a mixture of blues, motown and light rock that is very listenable and danceable. Guest musicians may sit in from time to time. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes and carve out your space on the patio or pool for dancing. If you aren't a fan of Smooth Avenue before you hear them you will definitely become a Smoothie (fan of Smooth Avenue) afterward.

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

The Sandbar - Sunday Music Line-up

Price: FREE

2:00pm - 5:00pm - The Hoochie Coochie Men

6:00pm - 9:00pm - Jazz at The Riverside

Monday, September 29th, 2014

The Sandbar - Musician Pending

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

The Sandbar - Ben Burdick

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Ben Burdick performs originals, jazz standards, pop tunes and improvisations. A music veteran of 30 years, Ben has performed and recorded with Grammy‐nominated Rosalie Sorrels, singer/songwriter Rebecca Scott and many other artists in Boise. Ben’s guitar work can be heard encompassing blues, jazz, country, fusion, finger‐style, bluegrass, rock, and an occasional diversion into the avant garde. His own albums, demonstrate his diversity: “Burdick contradicts the jack‐of‐all‐trades aphorism; he truly is master of all.” - Alan Fark (2004 CD review of Acoustic Musings)
"...Burdick really can play. It only takes listening to him for a few seconds to tell he's a real jazzer —Dan McMahon, Boise Weekly

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Songwriters Forum - The Idaho Songwriters Association

Doors open at 5:00pm, Music starts at 6:00pm

Price: FREE

Songwriters Forum - The Idaho Songwriters Association

The Songwriters' Forum is a fantastic evening music lovers won't want to miss. The comfortable atmosphere and excellent musicianship have made this a favorite event for a growing number of songwriters and listeners - in a beautiful room where the music comes first and every seat is great. Everyone is welcome to this FREE night of music! Appetizers, dinner, and drinks available.

 

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Private Event

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Antsy McClain

Price: $20.00 - All ticket are general admission

To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

An Evening with Antsy McClain

Join us for an evening full of music and laughter as Singer, songwriter, humorist and small town philosopher Antsy McClain sings what he knows: The good life.

Staging his live shows from a small, fictitious trailer park called Pine View Heights (patterned after his own childhood surroundings and experiences), McClain is free from an over-abundance of material things and appreciates time with family and friends.

Sharing his mantra of "Enjoy The Ride," McClain has won friendship and collaboration with some of the most talented musicians in the world. With such a wide circle of mentors like Waylon Jennings, Tommy Smothers, guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel and cowboy poet Baxter Black, it's no wonder McClain marches to the beat of a different drum. And his influences don't stop there. His live shows touch upon Country, Rockabilly, Jazz, Swing, and a number of Pop culture references.

McClain's poetry, heart-felt ballads and humorous tales have garnered praise from such artists as Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Lindsay Buckingham, and David Wilcox, to name a few.

Calling himself "a life enthusiast," Antsy McClain is eager to see what's around every corner, and watches the horizon intently for each new change that takes place.

"My life is my art," explains Antsy, "I am painting my life one day at a time, one brush stroke at a time. As I spend time with my wife and children, or as I go on the road toward new places to make new friends, as I write a new song, as I draw or paint something for people to look at and enjoy This is my life, and I'm grateful to have the opportunity to share it with music, with words and with pictures."

McClain looks out the window as a car whirs past, "I am enjoying the ride."

Questions about Antsy's concert? Please email music@riversideboise.com

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Onamatopoeia - Fundraiser for Children of Vinh Son Orphanage

Doors open at 2:00pm, concerts starts at 3:00pm

Price: $15.00

To purchase tickets, please call Van Tran at 208-724-3551.

"Be the change you want to see in the world."  Mahatma Ghandi

Proceeds from this concert will benefit the Vinh Son Montagnard Orphanages, which are located in the Kontum Province of Vietnam.  There are 6 facilities that provide care for over 700 ethnic children. Boisean Van Tran and her sister, Hue Tran started this organization to help provide nutrition, education, and dental care for these children. Please join us in an amazing night of music by some of Boise's best artists!

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Friday, October 10th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - The Idaho Songwriters Association

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - The Idaho Songwriters Association

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Andy Byron's Americana Music Series Presents Griffin House

Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:30pm

Price: $25.00 General Seating, $35.00 Preferred Seating

To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

Griffin House was born and raised in Springfield, Ohio. His father worked in a tire shop and his mother helped place children with foster families. In high school, the athletically gifted House landed a role in a musical and was surprised to learn that he had a natural talent for singing. House bought his first guitar for $100 from a friend, turned down a golf scholarship to Ohio University and instead went to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and started to teach himself how to play the guitar and write songs.

House began writing and recording and issued his first independent release, Upland, in 2003. His music attracted attention from Nettwerk, a Vancouver-based management company and record label, and House partnered with the label's American branch to issue Lost & Found in 2004. In August 2004, on CBS Sunday Morning, music journalist Bill Flanagan (MTV/VH1) raved about Lost and Found, putting the newcomer on his short list of the best emerging songwriters in the U.S. "I bought House's CD after a show in New York City," said Flanagan, "and this never happens: I took it home and must have listened to it 20 times that weekend. I was knocked out."

Several self-released albums followed, and in 2008 House released Flying Upside Down, produced by Jeff Trott and featuring Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench. House has released the majority of his records on his imprint label, Evening Records. House has toured extensively, opening for artists such as Ron Sexsmith,Patti Scialfa, Josh Ritter, John Mellencamp, Mat Kearney, and The Cranberries. Since 2007 House has been a national headliner.

He lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife Jane and two daughters Emma and Clara.

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Beatles Tribute Band Rooftop Revolution

Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:30pm

Price: More information coming soon

To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

Excellent musicianship, costume changes, English Accents - Beatles Tribute Band Rooftop Revolution's meticulous attention to every detail provides the ultimate Beatles Experience! Dancing, dinner menu, and full bar available. This is an all-ages venue - come join the fun!

Friday, October 24th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - True Story

Doors open at 6:30pm, show 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Price: $10.00 General Admission
TRUE STORY

One night in 2012, Eric Valentine was hanging out with his friend Anderson Mitchell. After Mitchell had played a couple of his songs and Valentine had read a couple of his short stories, the two men discussed how their work shared certain themes.

Then Mitchell grabbed his guitar and told Valentine to read one of his stories again.

"And so I started reading, and he started strumming," Valentine said. "And we looked at each other and we thought, 'You know what? We're onto something.'"

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The Idaho Songwriters Association agreed. Valentine and Mitchell received a standing ovation when they performed with vocalist Tehya Fencik at one of the organization's forums in November of that year.

Now featuring a seven-person lineup, Mitchell and Valentine's project, True Story, will perform in The Riverside Hotel's Sapphire Room October 24th, 2014.

Adapted from an article in The Boise Weekly. For the full article, click here:   http://www.boiseweekly.com/Cobweb/archives/2013/08/26/review-true-story-enthralls-with-tales-of-love-and-loss

Monday, October 27th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Andy Byron's Americana Music Series Presents Michael Martin Murphey

Doors open at 5:30pm, Music starts at 6:30pm

Price: General Admission $25.00, Preferred Seating $25.00, General with Meet and Greet $55.00, Preferred with Meet and Greet $65.00

To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

In the 1970's Rolling Stone Magazine called Michael Martin Murphey "one of the best songwriters in America."  Now, the "World's Number One Selling Cowboy Singer" and mega hit singer/songwriter of the '70's classic song, "Wildfire," with 6 Gold Records and multiple Grammy nominations, Michael Martin Murphey, will return to the Treasure Valley with appearances on Monday, October 27th and Wednesday, October 29th at the Sapphire Room in the Riverside Hotel in Boise.  His new CD entitled "Red River Drifter" was released last year and he will perform songs from it as well as his many great hit songs like, "Carolina In The Pines," "What's Forever For," "Cowboy Logic," "Cherokee Fiddle," and so many more.

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Songwriters Forum - The Idaho Songwriters Association

Doors open at 5:00pm, Music starts at 6:00pm

Price: FREE

Songwriters' Forum - The Idaho Songwriters Association

The Songwriters' Forum is a fantastic evening music lovers won't want to miss. The comfortable atmosphere and excellent musicianship have made this a favorite event for a growing number of songwriters and listeners - in a beautiful room where the music comes first and every seat is great. Everyone is welcome to this FREE night of music! Appetizers, dinner, and drinks available.

 

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Andy Byron's Americana Music Series Presents Michael Martin Murphey

Doors open at 5:30pm, Music starts at 6:30pm

Price: General Admission $25.00, Preferred Seating $25.00, General with Meet and Greet $55.00, Preferred with Meet and Greet $65.00

To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

In the 1970's Rolling Stone Magazine called Michael Martin Murphey "one of the best songwriters in America."  Now, the "World's Number One Selling Cowboy Singer" and mega hit singer/songwriter of the '70's classic song, "Wildfire," with 6 Gold Records and multiple Grammy nominations, Michael Martin Murphey, will return to the Treasure Valley with appearances on Monday, October 27th and Wednesday, October 29th at the Sapphire Room in the Riverside Hotel in Boise.  His new CD entitled "Red River Drifter" was released last year and he will perform songs from it as well as his many great hit songs like, "Carolina In The Pines," "What's Forever For," "Cowboy Logic," "Cherokee Fiddle," and so many more.

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Private Event

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Private Event

Evening

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Thursday, November 13th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - The Boise Blues Society Presents Josh Hoyer and The Shadowboxers

More information coming soon.

Friday, November 14th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Songwriters Forum - The Idaho Songwriters Association

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - The Idaho Songwriters Association

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Songwriters Forum - The Idaho Songwriters Association

Doors open at 5:00pm, Music starts at 6:00pm

Price: FREE

Songwriters' Forum - The Idaho Songwriters Association

The Songwriters' Forum is a fantastic evening music lovers won't want to miss. The comfortable atmosphere and excellent musicianship have made this a favorite event for a growing number of songwriters and listeners - in a beautiful room where the music comes first and every seat is great. Everyone is welcome to this FREE night of music! Appetizers, dinner, and drinks available.

 

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Private Event

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Private Event

Friday, December 12th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - The Idaho Songwriters Association

More information coming soon

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - The Idaho Songwriters Association

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

The Sapphire Room - Love Letters with Kevin and Becky Kimsey

Dinner show - More information coming soon.

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

The Idaho Songwriters Association - WCA Fundraiser

More information coming soon.

Past Dates

Monday, September 1st, 2014

The Sandbar- Labor Day Line-Up

 

2:00pm - 5:00pm Idyltime

Idyltime is a four piece acoustic string band, playing old-time Americana music out of Boise, ID. Idyltime was conceived in the Summer of 2010 in Glasgow, OR when four musicians collided by chance. What was intended as an afternoon jam quickly spun out of control. The twister worked its way through Coos County, blistering fingers, emptying whiskey bottles and leaving all in its path tuckered out from dancing long into the brisk coastal nights. In 2011 half of the band (Beth and Tate) moved to Boise, ID and a short hiatus ensued. Recently they've teamed up with Boise old-time favorites Ava Honey and Dave Daley and as a four-piece are continuing to bring the music to the Treasure Valley.

 

6:00pm - 9:00pm Claudia Nygaard

 


Claudia Nygaard’s captivating storytelling overflows from her songwriting into her live performance.  With a voice like amber honey, and a twinkle in her eye that makes the entire audience feel she is sharing a secret with them alone, she takes them on an emotionally fearless journey with stories that expose a rare vulnerability and tenderness one moment, then a quick wit and an outlandish, irreverent sense of humor the next. Her songs move from heartfelt to humorous and from scrappy to sensual, and all the while the stories she tells in between them are as entertaining as the songs themselves.

 

A former Nashville Music Row staff songwriter and a winner of the Kerrville, TX Folk Festival songwriting competition, Nygaard has learned her craft well.  Her latest CD “Let The Storm Roll In” rose to the coveted #1 position on the Roots Country Chart and #8 on the Folk DJ Chart - with every one of her self-penned compositions receiving airplay. The album received glowing reviews from the press that included five stars from Americana benchmark “Maverick” magazine. The legendary Folk music magazine “Sing Out” claimed her songs “rival the likes of Guy Clark or Ian Tyson in their plainspoken, memoir-like quality, rich with personalized images and a resonant point-of-view.”

 

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

The Sandbar - Sunday Music Line-up

Price: FREE

 

2:00pm - 5:00pm - The Naomi Psalm Band

Refreshingly Honest Indie Pop.

"Psalm's creations can be somber, poignant and even reverent, her talents akin to Sarah McLachlan." ~Andrew Crisp BOISE WEEKLY 

Singer/songwriter Naomi Psalm from Florida began her music career at the age of 19. She traveled to over 30 countries doing volunteer work involving music. Her lyrical content is relateable, deep and contemplative. You will no doubt attach yourself to her music as see yourself in the words she so powerfully sings. 

 

 

6:00pm - 9:30pm - Jazz at The Riverside: Bill Courtial and The Jazz Angels

 

The Riverside Hotel & The Idaho Songwriters Association present Bill Courtial and The Jazz Angels. Along with the Jazz Angel's there will be some of Boise's best jazz singers and musicians sitting in. For those of you who really love jazz, this is your opportunity to hear the best Boise has to offer!

Camden Hughes -jazz organ and piano, Bill Courtial-guitar, David Gluck-drums, and Phil Garonzik-tenor saxophone.

 

 

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

The Sandbar - Saturday Music Schedule

Price: FREE

2:00pm - 5:00pm - The Rhythm Rangers

6:00pm - 9:30pm - The Like Its

The Like Its Band performs a variety of Groove Music influenced by Blues, R&B, and Funk. They have found a sound new for the music scene in Boise. Performing music by such artists as Dr. John, The Neville Brothers, Junior Wells, Tom Waits, Booker T and the MGs, The Metors, Bob Marley, The Jive Turkeys, Snooks Eaglin, and The Blues Brothers. Every tune will make you want to get up and dance.

Friday, August 29th, 2014

The Sandbar- Blues Addicts

6:00pm - 9:30pm

Price: FREE

 

Now into their 7th year, The Blues Addicts have become one of Boise's most popular live show acts based on their dedication to playing the deeper cuts by popular artists like Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers Band, JJ Cale, Dire Straits, Lyle Lovett and the Chicago blues legends.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

The Sandbar - Steve Eaton

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

from Blue Desert:

Steve Eaton, a great songwriter …..

As a songwriter, Steve’s songs have earned gold and platinum records for The Carpenters and Art Garfunkel. His songs have also been recorded by many other artists, including Glen Campbell, The Righteous Brothers, Ann Murray, and Lee Greenwood.

Steve has received Emmy nominations for his original music written for PBS and has written music for the Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Some consider his song Idaho I Love You to be the true state song of Idaho.

As a performer, Steve has performed in a variety of venues all over the country, and has been a member of several bands including The Fabulous Chancellors and Paul Revere and the Raiders. Steve has played and shared the stage with many well-known entertainers and recently had the opportunity to open for Ray Charles.

As a recording artist, Steve’s first album “Hey, Mr. Dreamer” was released by Capitol Records to critical acclaim. Two of Steve’s early albums have recently been re-released by Vivid Sound Company. One of Steve’s most popular CDs is “Wish You Were Here,” a CD containing a selection of Steve’s songs that reflect his unique blend of rhythm and blues with influences of country and bluegrass. His “Montana in a Song” and the “The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore” have been acclaimed for their poignant lyrics and distinctive arrangements. Steve’s latest CD is entitled “Out of the Blues” and reflects Steve’s signature keyboard style on this mix of genres.

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

The Sandbar - Douglas Cameron

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Since making music a career in 1995, Douglas Cameron has released 11 albums of his music, extensively toured the West year after year, played with all sorts of big name artists, played at premier concert venues, won a nationwide songwriting contest, has had his songs placed in TV ads and films, and has grown a considerable fan base all while staying fiercely independent. With no record label or big corporate money behind him, Douglas Cameron calls his own shots, and he likes it that way. The stories are endless, from being backed by the Pam Tillis Band for a performance in Nashville, TN, to playing for 10,000 people at Red Rocks Amphitheater outside Denver, CO, to watching his truck blow up on the side of the road in Wyoming, Cameron continues his musical journey while allowing all these events of life to inspire his songs.

 

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

The Sandbar - Gayle Chapman

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Gayle Chapman, click here.

Gayle Chapman's vocals are all you need to make your day complete, and she plays tricky little guitar licks that bring a great big smile to your face.  This lady has decades of experience and a bittersweet outlook on life, and it all comes bubbling to the surface as she plugs in and starts to sing.  When she asks what you'd like to hear, just shout out "Good Irish Girl," and sit back and be prepared for one of the best experiences of your life.  Then stick around, there's more to come.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

The Sapphire Room- Idaho Songwriters Forum

Music starts at 6:00pm

Price: FREE

The Songwriters' Forum, presented by The Idaho Songwriters Association, will be held in The Northstar Room. Reach the room by taking the elevator in the main lobby to the second floor, and following the hallway north to the Convention Center. Can also be reached by entering the Convention Center Lobby (the large entrance on the east side of the building), and taking the Convention Center Lobby stairs to the second floor. Follow the upper balcony south to the North Star entrance.

The Songwriters' Forum is a fantastic evening music lovers won't want to miss. The comfortable atmosphere and excellent musicianship have made this a favorite event for a growing number of songwriters and listeners - in a beautiful room where the music comes first and every seat is great. Everyone is welcome to this FREE night of music! Appetizers, dinner, and drinks available.

Monday, August 25th, 2014

The Sandbar - Mike Cramer

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE
Mike Cramer was born in Idaho and grew up in the small towns of Treasure Valley.  His singing career began in 1973 at the rather inauspicious Blue Flame Tavern in Ontario, Oregon.  He knew 25 songs, enough for one full set, which he repeated four times his first night.  The "crowd" seemed oblivious to the repetition (and to Mike for that matter). 

Young, foot-loose-and-fancy-free, Mike was soon on the road, traveling throughout the Pacific Northwest, performing a solo-act at the Red Lion, Rodeway Inn and Sandpiper circuits.     

Today, Mike is a self-described singer-songwriter and has dedicated himself full time to his music.  Most of his days are spent in his recording room known as "Mike's Treehouse Studio."  With a renewed appreciation and love for his art, Mike is actively seeking "gigs" to play, including music festivals, coffee houses, and home concerts...any venue that will allow him the opportunity to share his songs.

His performances include an interesting cross section of cover songs, leaning toward classic rock n' roll to classic country.  He sprinkles in his original songs between the covers, providing the background story behind each song.
Somebody once said of his voice "...it sounds like melting chocolate."

Give him a listen and decide for yourself.

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

The Sandbar - Sunday Music Line-up

Price: FREE

2:00pm - 5:00pm - Smooth Avenue

Smooth Avenue is a frequent guest at the Sandbar and The Sapphire Room, an up and coming band in the Treasure Valley, and member of the Boise Blues Society. Smooth Avenue is composed of lead vocalist JT, Gayle Chapman (vocal, keyboard, guitar), Larry Williams ( drums, vocals), Sandy Sandford (awesome bass player), Phi G (Sax) and Rico ( lead guitar ). They play a mixture of blues, motown and light rock that is very listenable and danceable. Guest musicians may sit in from time to time. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes and carve out your space on the patio or pool for dancing. If you aren't a fan of Smooth Avenue before you hear them you will definitely become a Smoothie (fan of Smooth Avenue) afterward.

6:00pm - 9:00pm - Ben Burdick

Ben Burdick performs originals, jazz standards, pop tunes and improvisations. A music veteran of 30 years, Ben has performed and recorded with Grammy‐nominated Rosalie Sorrels, singer/songwriter Rebecca Scott and many other artists in Boise. Ben’s guitar work can be heard encompassing blues, jazz, country, fusion, finger‐style, bluegrass, rock, and an occasional diversion into the avant garde. His own albums, demonstrate his diversity: “Burdick contradicts the jack‐of‐all‐trades aphorism; he truly is master of all.” - Alan Fark (2004 CD review of Acoustic Musings) 
"...Burdick really can play. It only takes listening to him for a few seconds to tell he's a real jazzer —Dan McMahon, Boise Weekly

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

BAR365- Dan Costello

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Blending classical, bluegrass, funk, rock, jazz, and folk may be difficult, even hazardous, but singer-songwriter and guitarist Dan Costello is up to the challenge. His performance experience ranges from hard rock bands to jazz ensembles to medieval instrumental troupes. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar in 2001 and works both in and out of the scholastic realm as a performer, accompanist, editor, composer, arranger, lyricist, teacher, and producer. Costello is an outspoken advocate of local grassroots music. To learn more about Dan Costello, CLICK HERE.

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Eric Himan

Doors open at 6:00pm, show starts at 7:00pm Full menu and bar available.

Price: $15.00 Single Concert, $40.00 Tour Subscription

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As heard on XM/Sirius The Coffee House (recorded live sessions for them, as well)

    • Recently added to HOLLISTER’s In-Store Playlist nationally
    • As seen in The Huffington Post, American Songwriter Magazine,Towleroad, Out Magazine, and The AdvocateOpening Tour dates this spring for Ani DiFranco and Leon Russell.
    • Opened for Patty Griffin, India Arie, Leon Russell, Edwin McCain amongst others.
    • Featured at Songwriter’s Festivals around the country including the 30A Songwriter’s Festival alongside Ani DiFranco, Loudon Wainwright III, Matthew Sweet and more.
    • Endorsed by Fender Guitars
    • Winner of The Singer/Songwriter Awards (WeAreListening.Org)
    • Licensed songs to E!, MTV, Vh1, and The Discovery Channel.
    • *Best of the Best-Okahoma Magazine three years in a row
    • *Winner-Artist of the Year/Best Male Vocalist-Urban Tulsa Weekly’s Music Awards

Questions? Please email Boise Pride, or call (208)-440-0157.

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

The Sandbar - Saturday Music Line-up

Price: FREE

2:00pm - 5:00pm - The Oliphants

Fronted by Lee Penn Sky, The Oliphants are a 4-piece band playing the best that folk and americana have to offer. Lee's songwriting is deceptively simple, but the unadorned nature of his writing makes the songs all the more powerful - he has a way of cutting to the heart of a matter and often compared to Colin Hay.

6:00pm - 9:30pm - Blaze and Kelly

To listen to Blaze and Kelly is to experience a musical nirvana. Their art takes the listener beyond the realm of the temporal, and into those intangible places we call spirit, dreams, and love. There’s no doubt these two laughter-loving women can sing—Niccole’s powerful lead vocals blend perfectly with Mo’s sweet tone. But what makes them true artists is their ability to create emotion. To Blaze and Kelly, it’s not money, fame, or precision that creates happiness, but genuine human connection. And their songs illustrate the humanity, passion, and truth each one of us strives to feel and find gladness in.

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

The Sandbar - Poke

6:00pm - 9:30pm

Price: FREE

Drawing inspirations from heavy hitters like Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and Wayne Hancock, Poke is undeniably country. Sure they have the heart and sentimental souls but they also have some attitude and a lot of spunk. They're the type of band who can make country appealing to just about anybody.  -Francis Delapena

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

The Sandbar - Steve Eaton

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

from Blue Desert:

Steve Eaton, a great songwriter …..

As a songwriter, Steve’s songs have earned gold and platinum records for The Carpenters and Art Garfunkel. His songs have also been recorded by many other artists, including Glen Campbell, The Righteous Brothers, Ann Murray, and Lee Greenwood.

Steve has received Emmy nominations for his original music written for PBS and has written music for the Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Some consider his song Idaho I Love You to be the true state song of Idaho.

As a performer, Steve has performed in a variety of venues all over the country, and has been a member of several bands including The Fabulous Chancellors and Paul Revere and the Raiders. Steve has played and shared the stage with many well-known entertainers and recently had the opportunity to open for Ray Charles.

As a recording artist, Steve’s first album “Hey, Mr. Dreamer” was released by Capitol Records to critical acclaim. Two of Steve’s early albums have recently been re-released by Vivid Sound Company. One of Steve’s most popular CDs is “Wish You Were Here,” a CD containing a selection of Steve’s songs that reflect his unique blend of rhythm and blues with influences of country and bluegrass. His “Montana in a Song” and the “The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore” have been acclaimed for their poignant lyrics and distinctive arrangements. Steve’s latest CD is entitled “Out of the Blues” and reflects Steve’s signature keyboard style on this mix of

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - The Boise Blues Society Presents Franko Paletta and The Stingers

Doors open at 5:00pm, show starts at 6:00pm

Price: Suggested Donation $5.00

Since breaking into the Portland Blues scene in the Mid-80's, Franco Paletta has become one of the mainstays of the city's Blues fans. His dynamic harp style and unique vocals has made him one of Portland's favorite Blues personalities. His Harmonica influences include: Sonny Boy Williamson, Paul Butterfield, James Cotton, Little Walter Jacobs, Big Walter Horton, Kim Wilson, William Clark, Rod Piazz and others.

"There are just so many great players, I try to take a little from each of them! I mix'em up, and it just comes out Franco."

As good as his Harp Playing is, Franco's strong vocals are what thrills the listeners. He has a unique vocal style that let's you know that you are listening to a true Bluesman.

"I don't try to sound like anyone. When people listen to me sing they get pure Franco. I've been given a gift, and when I sing the Blues, it's my way of passing that on to someone else."

He has also had the pleasure of sharing the stage with a virtual Who's Who of Portland's Blues Luminaries, including Paul DeLay, Curtis Salgado, Lloyd Jones, Peter Dammon, Jim Mesi, Chris Carlson, Duffy Bishop, Jimi Bott, Dave Kahl, Dover Weinburg, Suburban Slim, Robbie Laws, Terry Robb, Doug Rowell, and Norman Sylvester to name a few.

In 2007 Franco won the Cascade Blues Association's "Journey to Memphis" Competition and was privileged to represent the CBA at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee. Franco has also been seen at festivals regularly around the Northwest including the Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, OR; Winthrop Blues Festival in Winthrop, WA. The Tri-Cities Blues Festival in Walla-Walla, WA. and The Biscuits and Blues Festival in San Francisco, CA.

Questions? Please email Mike Witmer at mawitmer@juno.com, or call 208-440-0157.

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

The Sandbar - Dan Costello

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Blending classical, bluegrass, funk, rock, jazz, and folk may be difficult, even hazardous, but singer-songwriter and guitarist Dan Costello is up to the challenge. His performance experience ranges from hard rock bands to jazz ensembles to medieval instrumental troupes. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar in 2001 and works both in and out of the scholastic realm as a performer, accompanist, editor, composer, arranger, lyricist, teacher, and producer. Costello is an outspoken advocate of local grassroots music. To learn more about Dan Costello, CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

The Sandbar - Ben Burdick

6pm - 9pm

Price: FREE

 

Ben Burdick performs originals, jazz standards, pop tunes and improvisations. A music veteran of 30 years, Ben has performed and recorded with Grammy‐nominated Rosalie Sorrels, singer/songwriter Rebecca Scott and many other artists in Boise. Ben’s guitar work can be heard encompassing blues, jazz, country, fusion, finger‐style, bluegrass, rock, and an occasional diversion into the avant garde. His own albums, demonstrate his diversity: “Burdick contradicts the jack‐of‐all‐trades aphorism; he truly is master of all.” - Alan Fark (2004 CD review of Acoustic Musings)
"...Burdick really can play. It only takes listening to him for a few seconds to tell he's a real jazzer —Dan McMahon, Boise Weekly

Monday, August 18th, 2014

The Sandbar - Rob Harding and Clay Moore

6pm - 9pm

Price: FREE

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

The Sandbar - Sunday Music Line-up

Price: FREE

2:00pm - 5:00pm - Kevin Kirk and Sally Tibbs

Well-known pianist Kevin Kirk and vocalist, Sally Tibbs, have been entertaining audiences for more than 40 years. Their intimate style of performance has endeared them to thousands. Kevin has wowed listeners with his unique evocative playing style and seemingly endless repertoire. Sally possesses a special  talent for making each listener feel as though she is singing just to them.

Together they have performed jazz, blues, rock, and standards at hundreds of venues including the Gene Harris Jazz Festival, Sun Valley Jazz Festival (13 yrs), Mammoth Lakes Jazz Festival (3 yrs), Lake Harbor 4th of July Celebrations (20 yrs),  Duchin Room in Sun Valley, and every club in Boise.

Kevin, a very successful songwriter, has produced and arranged two of their CDs. He performs with a one-of-a-kind seven piece jazz band, Onomatopoeia, with whom he has recorded four CDs of his original compositions. More details at  www.kevinkirk.net

Their warmth and genuine love for what they have chosen to do emanates from the stage each and every time they perform. Kevin and Sally are grateful and proud to call so many of their loyal fans---"friends."

6:00pm - 9:00pm - Jazz at The Riverside: Bill Courtial and The Jazz Angels

The Riverside Hotel & The Idaho Songwriters Association present Bill Courtial and The Jazz Angels. Along with the Jazz Angel's there will be some of Boise's best jazz singers and musicians sitting in. For those of you who really love jazz, this is your opportunity to hear the best Boise has to offer!

Camden Hughes -jazz organ and piano, Bill Courtial-guitar, David Gluck-drums, and Phil Garonzik-tenor saxophone.

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

The Sandbar - Saturday Music Line-up

Price: FREE

2:00pm to 5:00pm - Country Club

6:00pm to 9:30pm - Smooth Avenue

Smooth Avenue is a frequent guest at the Sandbar and The Sapphire Room, an up and coming band in the Treasure Valley, and member of the Boise Blues Society. Smooth Avenue is composed of lead vocalist JT, Gayle Chapman (vocal, keyboard, guitar), Larry Williams ( drums, vocals), Sandy Sandford (awesome bass player), Phi G (Sax) and Rico ( lead guitar ). They play a mixture of blues, motown and light rock that is very listenable and danceable. Guest musicians may sit in from time to time. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes and carve out your space on the patio or pool for dancing. If you aren't a fan of Smooth Avenue before you hear them you will definitely become a Smoothie (fan of Smooth Avenue) afterward.

Friday, August 15th, 2014

The Sandbar - Tom Taylor and Douglas Narry

6:00pm - 9:30pm

Price: FREE

Tom Taylor with special guest Douglas Narry

Tom Taylor is a full-time professional musician and songwriter from the Boise/Treasure Valley area! Join Tom along with percussionist and drummer Douglas Narry as they perform cover songs and original music that is based in the American rock, pop, folk, and British invasion genres. (The Beatles, Tom Petty, Arcade Fire, Mumford and Sons, Oasis, The Black Keys, Foo fighters, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan,  Creedence Clearwater, Niel Diamond, Simon and Garfunkel etc.) The old meets new. A timeless, classic sound.

Friday, August 15th, 2014

BAR365 - Ben Burdick

5:00pm to 7:30pm

Price: FREE

 

Ben Burdick performs originals, jazz standards, pop tunes and improvisations. A music veteran of 30 years, Ben has performed and recorded with Grammy‐nominated Rosalie Sorrels, singer/songwriter Rebecca Scott and many other artists in Boise. Ben’s guitar work can be heard encompassing blues, jazz, country, fusion, finger‐style, bluegrass, rock, and an occasional diversion into the avant garde. His own albums, demonstrate his diversity: “Burdick contradicts the jack‐of‐all‐trades aphorism; he truly is master of all.” - Alan Fark (2004 CD review of Acoustic Musings)
"...Burdick really can play. It only takes listening to him for a few seconds to tell he's a real jazzer —Dan McMahon, Boise Weekly

Friday, August 15th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - The Idaho Songwriters Association Presents Jack Sundrud and Craig Bickhardt

Doors open at 6:30pm, Show Starts at 7:30pm

Price: $10.00 General Admission, $15.00 Preferred Seating, $35.00 Meet and Greet with CD

To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

Jack Sundrud and Craig Bickhardt; two amazing songwriters on one amazing night.  It's a distinct honor to bring songwriters of this calibre to the sparkling Sapphire Room.  Between the two, they have written about ten Top Ten songs, including Ty Herndon's mega hit "It  Must Be Love" and songs recorded by Kenny Rogers, The Judds, Ricochet, The Persuasions, Michael Johnson and many more.  Bickhardt also wrote and sang the closing song in Robert Duvall's Oscar-winning "Tender Mercies."  Sundrud has been the bassist/vocalist for "Poco" for the last 20 years and is also well known for his work with Great Plains and SKB.

To learn more about Bickhardt and Sundrud, please visit http://www.idlewheel.com/

Check out his little gem, the heartfelt "Father's Day"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMwJ3ZO6VO0#t=12

 

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

The Sandbar - Steve Eaton

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

from Blue Desert:

Steve Eaton, a great songwriter …..

As a songwriter, Steve’s songs have earned gold and platinum records for The Carpenters and Art Garfunkel. His songs have also been recorded by many other artists, including Glen Campbell, The Righteous Brothers, Ann Murray, and Lee Greenwood.

Steve has received Emmy nominations for his original music written for PBS and has written music for the Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Some consider his song Idaho I Love You to be the true state song of Idaho.

As a performer, Steve has performed in a variety of venues all over the country, and has been a member of several bands including The Fabulous Chancellors and Paul Revere and the Raiders. Steve has played and shared the stage with many well-known entertainers and recently had the opportunity to open for Ray Charles.

As a recording artist, Steve’s first album “Hey, Mr. Dreamer” was released by Capitol Records to critical acclaim. Two of Steve’s early albums have recently been re-released by Vivid Sound Company. One of Steve’s most popular CDs is “Wish You Were Here,” a CD containing a selection of Steve’s songs that reflect his unique blend of rhythm and blues with influences of country and bluegrass. His “Montana in a Song” and the “The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore” have been acclaimed for their poignant lyrics and distinctive arrangements. Steve’s latest CD is entitled “Out of the Blues” and reflects Steve’s signature keyboard style on this mix of

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

BAR365

Shon Sanders - 5:00 - 7:30pm

Price: FREE

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

The Idaho Songwriters Association Presents Nina Gerber and Chris Webster

Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:30pm

Price: $10.00 General Admission, $15.00 Preferred Seating, $30.00 Family Four-Pack

To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

The sparkling Sapphire Room; the best place in Idaho for live music.  Join us for a spectacular night with two extremely talented ladies.  You may remember Ms. Nina Gerber accompanied Karla Bonoff in The Sapphire Room this past spring. The audience loved her... she captivated everyone with her playing.  

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

The Sandbar - Douglas Cameron

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Since making music a career in 1995, Douglas Cameron has released 11 albums of his music, extensively toured the West year after year, played with all sorts of big name artists, played at premier concert venues, won a nationwide songwriting contest, has had his songs placed in TV ads and films, and has grown a considerable fan base all while staying fiercely independent. With no record label or big corporate money behind him, Douglas Cameron calls his own shots, and he likes it that way. The stories are endless, from being backed by the Pam Tillis Band for a performance in Nashville, TN, to playing for 10,000 people at Red Rocks Amphitheater outside Denver, CO, to watching his truck blow up on the side of the road in Wyoming, Cameron continues his musical journey while allowing all these events of life to inspire his songs.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

The Sandbar - Sean Hatton and Bernie Reilly

6pm - 9pm

Price: FREE

Monday, August 11th, 2014

The Sandbar - Gayle Chapman

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Gayle Chapman, click here.

Gayle Chapman's vocals are all you need to make your day complete, and she plays tricky little guitar licks that bring a great big smile to your face.  This lady has decades of experience and a bittersweet outlook on life, and it all comes bubbling to the surface as she plugs in and starts to sing.  When she asks what you'd like to hear, just shout out "Good Irish Girl," and sit back and be prepared for one of the best experiences of your life.  Then stick around, there's more to come.

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

The Sandbar - Sunday Music Line-up

Price: FREE

2:00pm to 5:00pm - The Shon Sanders Band

6:00pm to 9:00pm - Wayne White

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

BAR365 - Jim Lewis

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

The Sandbar - Saturday Music Line-up

Price: FREE

2:00pm to 5:00pm - Lucky Tongue

6:00pm to 9:30pm - The Clay Moore Quartet

Friday, August 8th, 2014

The Sandbar - Amy Rose and the Ben Burdick Trio

6:00pm - 9:30pm

Price: FREE

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

BAR365 Lori Lynner and Clay Moore

4:30pm - 6:30pm

Price: FREE

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - The Boise Blues Society Presents Matthew Curry

Doors open at 5:30pm, Music starts at 6:30pm -- Open seating - we suggest you arrive early

Price: Suggested Donation $5.00

The Boise Blues Society presents another fantastic evening of music featuring blues artist Matthew Curry. You won't want to miss this concert!

With Matthew’s mature vocals, range of guitar sounds, and band rocking as tight as ever with solid arrangements, his first CD, "If I Don't Got You" received high marks in the International Blues Competition. “If I Don’t Got You” is one of NPR’s “5 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing” in their Heavy Rotation.  “Blinded By the Darkness” won in the best blues song of the International Songwriting Competition.His second CD “Electric Religion” is already receiving popular and critical acclaim both in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia.   Matthew Curry is a 2013 inductee into the prestigious Brotherhood of the Guitar sponsored by Guitar Center, Ernie Ball, and Fender Guitars and he was featured in the UK’s widely-read Blues Matters.  Matthew was also one of five international finalists in Ampeg’s “Straight-Up Tone” competition. In 2012 "High Water Everywhere" was featured on the House of Blues Radio Hour Emerging Artists.

Matthew’s touring band now includes drummer Tim Kramp, bassist Tim Brickner, and Mike Nellas on keyboards. Former members (Jeff Paxton, Greg Neville) of The Fury continue to write music together. Matthew has played with the greats since the start - jamming regularly with Tommy Castro, Bernard Allison, Bryan Lee, and Ronnie Baker Brooks.

Matthew has played major festivals such as the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, the Chicago Blues Festival, the King Biscuit Blues Festival, and the Ride Festival in Telluride, CO. Matthew Curry will be playing the BluesFest Byron Bay  and to open for Robben Ford in Australia.  Matthew has opened for Foreigner, and will be touring with the Steve Miller Band across Canada, and through-out the United States with Peter Frampton and The Doobie Brothers.

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

The Sandbar - Dan Costello

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Blending classical, bluegrass, funk, rock, jazz, and folk may be difficult, even hazardous, but singer-songwriter and guitarist Dan Costello is up to the challenge. His performance experience ranges from hard rock bands to jazz ensembles to medieval instrumental troupes. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar in 2001 and works both in and out of the scholastic realm as a performer, accompanist, editor, composer, arranger, lyricist, teacher, and producer. Costello is an outspoken advocate of local grassroots music. To learn more about Dan Costello, CLICK HERE.

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

The Sandbar - Steve Eaton

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

from Blue Desert:

Steve Eaton, a great songwriter …..

As a songwriter, Steve’s songs have earned gold and platinum records for The Carpenters and Art Garfunkel. His songs have also been recorded by many other artists, including Glen Campbell, The Righteous Brothers, Ann Murray, and Lee Greenwood.

Steve has received Emmy nominations for his original music written for PBS and has written music for the Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Some consider his song Idaho I Love You to be the true state song of Idaho.

As a performer, Steve has performed in a variety of venues all over the country, and has been a member of several bands including The Fabulous Chancellors and Paul Revere and the Raiders. Steve has played and shared the stage with many well-known entertainers and recently had the opportunity to open for Ray Charles.

As a recording artist, Steve’s first album “Hey, Mr. Dreamer” was released by Capitol Records to critical acclaim. Two of Steve’s early albums have recently been re-released by Vivid Sound Company. One of Steve’s most popular CDs is “Wish You Were Here,” a CD containing a selection of Steve’s songs that reflect his unique blend of rhythm and blues with influences of country and bluegrass. His “Montana in a Song” and the “The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore” have been acclaimed for their poignant lyrics and distinctive arrangements. Steve’s latest CD is entitled “Out of the Blues” and reflects Steve’s signature keyboard style on this mix of

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

The Sandbar - Missippi Marshall

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Monday, August 4th, 2014

The Sandbar - B3 Organ Trio

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

The Sandbar - Sunday Music Line-up

Price: FREE

2:00pm to 5:00pm - New Transit

6:00pm to 9:00pm - JAZZ JAM by Steve Eaton

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

The Sandbar - Saturday Music Line-up

Price: FREE

2:00pm to 5:00pm - Tom Taylor and Douglas Narry

Tom Taylor

Tom Taylor is a full Time Songwriter and Musician from the Boise/Treasure Valley area! A professional musician, Tom provides quality entertainment as a solo performer or with a two piece band! "The Tom Taylor Band" features: Tom on Vocals and Guitar and guest percussionist/drummer. He performs 2 to 3 sets of popular cover songs and originals for a total 2 to 3:30hrs of entertainment. The cover songs and originals are based in the American rock, pop, singer songwriter, and British invasion genres ie.. (The Beatles, Tom Petty, Arcade Fire, Mumford and Sons, Oasis, The Black Keys, Jet, Foo fighters, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Creedence Clearwater, Simon and Garfunkel etc.. the old meets new sound.)

Douglas Narry

The talented percussionist of the band Tambalka, Douglas Narry presents an intriguing blend of Rumba, Latin, gypsy, and Mediterranea and much more than can be described here! For more about Douglas Narry and Tambalka, CLICK HERE.

6:00pm to 9:00pm - Tambalka

Friday, August 1st, 2014

The Sandbar - Smooth Avenue

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Smooth Avenue is a frequent guest at the Sandbar and The Sapphire Room, an up and coming band in the Treasure Valley, and member of the Boise Blues Society. Smooth Avenue is composed of lead vocalist JT, Gayle Chapman (vocal, keyboard, guitar), Larry Williams ( drums, vocals), Sandy Sandford (awesome bass player), Phi G (Sax) and Rico ( lead guitar ). They play a mixture of blues, motown and light rock that is very listenable and danceable. Guest musicians may sit in from time to time. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes and carve out your space on the patio or pool for dancing. If you aren't a fan of Smooth Avenue before you hear them you will definitely become a Smoothie (fan of Smooth Avenue) afterward.

Friday, August 1st, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Capital High - 1984 Reunion

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

The Sandbar - Steve Eaton

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

from Blue Desert:

Steve Eaton, a great songwriter …..

As a songwriter, Steve’s songs have earned gold and platinum records for The Carpenters and Art Garfunkel. His songs have also been recorded by many other artists, including Glen Campbell, The Righteous Brothers, Ann Murray, and Lee Greenwood.

Steve has received Emmy nominations for his original music written for PBS and has written music for the Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Some consider his song Idaho I Love You to be the true state song of Idaho.

As a performer, Steve has performed in a variety of venues all over the country, and has been a member of several bands including The Fabulous Chancellors and Paul Revere and the Raiders. Steve has played and shared the stage with many well-known entertainers and recently had the opportunity to open for Ray Charles.

As a recording artist, Steve’s first album “Hey, Mr. Dreamer” was released by Capitol Records to critical acclaim. Two of Steve’s early albums have recently been re-released by Vivid Sound Company. One of Steve’s most popular CDs is “Wish You Were Here,” a CD containing a selection of Steve’s songs that reflect his unique blend of rhythm and blues with influences of country and bluegrass. His “Montana in a Song” and the “The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore” have been acclaimed for their poignant lyrics and distinctive arrangements. Steve’s latest CD is entitled “Out of the Blues” and reflects Steve’s signature keyboard style on this mix of

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

The Sandbar - Gayle Chapman

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Gayle Chapman, click here.

Gayle Chapman's vocals are all you need to make your day complete, and she plays tricky little guitar licks that bring a great big smile to your face.  This lady has decades of experience and a bittersweet outlook on life, and it all comes bubbling to the surface as she plugs in and starts to sing.  When she asks what you'd like to hear, just shout out "Good Irish Girl," and sit back and be prepared for one of the best experiences of your life.  Then stick around, there's more to come.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

The Sandbar - Ben Burdick

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Ben Burdick performs originals, jazz standards, pop tunes and improvisations. A music veteran of 30 years, Ben has performed and recorded with Grammy‐nominated Rosalie Sorrels, singer/songwriter Rebecca Scott and many other artists in Boise. Ben’s guitar work can be heard encompassing blues, jazz, country, fusion, finger‐style, bluegrass, rock, and an occasional diversion into the avant garde. His own albums, demonstrate his diversity: “Burdick contradicts the jack‐of‐all‐trades aphorism; he truly is master of all.” - Alan Fark (2004 CD review of Acoustic Musings)
"...Burdick really can play. It only takes listening to him for a few seconds to tell he's a real jazzer —Dan McMahon, Boise Weekly

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Songwriters Forum - The Idaho Songwriters Association

Doors open at 5:00pm, Music starts at 6:00pm

Price: FREE

 Songwriters' Forum - The Idaho Songwriters Association

The Songwriters' Forum is a fantastic evening music lovers won't want to miss. The comfortable atmosphere and excellent musicianship have made this a favorite event for a growing number of songwriters and listeners - in a beautiful room where the music comes first and every seat is great. Everyone is welcome to this FREE night of music! Appetizers, dinner, and drinks available.

Monday, July 28th, 2014

The Sandbar - Dave Manion and Bernie Reilly

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

The Sandbar - Sunday Music Schedule

Price: FREE

2:00pm to 5:00pm - Lucky Tongue

Lucky Tongue, Sandbar regulars, are a family band mixing perfect 3-part harmonies with classics from the 60's and a few of their own songs. 

6:00pm to 9:00pm - Soul Serene

Soul Serene is a Rock/Pop/Reggae Band that hails from Boise, ID. The original music of Soul Serene is energetic and explosive, yet smooth and sometimes psychedelic. The music is influenced by the likes of The Beatles, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Dylan.

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

BAR 365 - Musician Pending

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Sandbar - Sunday Music Line-up

Price: FREE

2:00 to 5:00pm - Musician Pending

6:00pm to 9:00pm - Bread & Circus

Bread & Circus play melodically stout, catchy yet kitschy, steep southern boogie music with a pinch of white bread soul rolled in a metric ton of improvisational rock and roll. Originally composed songs played in earnest and always with honesty jam-packed with a creative and expressive nature. Hell bent and quite content on making you move your feet and soothing the soul.

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

The Idaho Songwriters Association Presents Brewer and Shipley

Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 8:00pm

Price: $22.00 Preferred Seating, $15.00 General Admission, $40.00 Friends and Family Four Pack, $35.00 Meet and Greet,

To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

Recognized as one of the most successful folk rock duos of the 70's, Brewer & Shipley have remained true to their original form throughout 3 decades.

 Although best known for their Top 10 signature song, "One Toke Over The Line" which permanently etched their names in rock history by becoming an anthem of the 70's counter culture, Michael Brewer and Tom Shipley were by no means a one trick pony.  In all, the duo landed 3 singles on the Billboard charts and had the pleasure of working with such notables as Mike Bloomfield, Leon Russell, Jimmy Messina, and the late Jerry Garcia.

 

 

Friday, July 25th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Farayi and Friends

Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:30pm

Price: $15.00 Preferred Seating, $10.00 General Admission, $25.00 Family Four Pack

To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.
 
 
Farayi Malek, one of Idaho's brightest jazz talents is having her second annual fundraiser to help her return to her sophomore year at New England Conservatory of Music in Boston where she is getting a degree in jazz studies. She will be performing jazz standards, gospel, soulful funk, as well as some original music. Many talented friends will be joining her this year including her mentor and former
teacher Justin Nielsen. 
 

Some of Farayi's awards include, The 2013 Downbeat Award for Jazz Vocalist of the Year from a private school, Maestro Award at the Heritage Festival in Anaheim, Calif., as well as two Outstanding Soloist awards from the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. 

Friday, July 25th, 2014

The Sandbar - The Rebecca Scott Band

6:00pm - 9:30pm

Price: FREE

Rebecca Scott has been performing her unique brand of folk-rock in the Northwest for over 19 years. For the seventh straight year, Rebecca was named Best Singer for 2011 in the Boise Weekly's coveted Best of Boise Readers' Choice Awards.  And for eight years running, she was also voted in the top three for Best Local Musician (winning in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005 & 2004), and earned 2nd place for Best Band behind national act Built To Spill.  In December of 2003, Rebecca was named the top "Mover & Shaker" in Boise entertainment by the Idaho Statesman's Thrive Magazine.  Her fourth release, Can't Get It Out Of My Head (2003), is a live compilation of her previously recorded original material plus two new cuts.

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The Sandbar- The Bourbon Dogs

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

The Sandbar - Dan Costello

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Blending classical, bluegrass, funk, rock, jazz, and folk may be difficult, even hazardous, but singer-songwriter and guitarist Dan Costello is up to the challenge. His performance experience ranges from hard rock bands to jazz ensembles to medieval instrumental troupes. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar in 2001 and works both in and out of the scholastic realm as a performer, accompanist, editor, composer, arranger, lyricist, teacher, and producer. Costello is an outspoken advocate of local grassroots music. To learn more about Dan Costello, CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

The Sandbar- Gayle Chapman

Price: FREE

To learn more about Gayle Chapman, click here.

 

Gayle Chapman's vocals are all you need to make your day complete, and she plays tricky little guitar licks that bring a great big smile to your face.  This lady has decades of experience and a bittersweet outlook on life, and it all comes bubbling to the surface as she plugs in and starts to sing.  When she asks what you'd like to hear, just shout out "Good Irish Girl," and sit back and be prepared for one of the best experiences of your life.  Then stick around, there's more to come.

Monday, July 21st, 2014

The Sandbar - Ben Burdick

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Ben Burdick performs originals, jazz standards, pop tunes and improvisations. A music veteran of 30 years, Ben has performed and recorded with Grammy‐nominated Rosalie Sorrels, singer/songwriter Rebecca Scott and many other artists in Boise. Ben’s guitar work can be heard encompassing blues, jazz, country, fusion, finger‐style, bluegrass, rock, and an occasional diversion into the avant garde. His own albums, demonstrate his diversity: “Burdick contradicts the jack‐of‐all‐trades aphorism; he truly is master of all.” - Alan Fark (2004 CD review of Acoustic Musings)
"...Burdick really can play. It only takes listening to him for a few seconds to tell he's a real jazzer —Dan McMahon, Boise Weekly

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

The Sandbar - Sunday Music Line-up

Price: FREE

2:00pm to 5:00pm - Possum Livin

Possum Livin is a Boise, Idaho based string band bringing you high energy tunes that’ll keep your head ringin.Possum Livin isn't just a band it's a lifestyle. When you are fed up with the man and livin off the land, that'sPossum Livin. When your whiskey's taxed more than your car and you just fill your own jar, that's Possum Livin.They keep the music and their lives simple. Possum Livin's musicians come from all over the US (and Canada...) and serve up specials ranging from bluegrass and old timey traditionals to raging punk rock.  A hoedown’s just a moshpit in overalls!  Lace up your boots and get ready for some dancing!  

6:00pm to 9:00pm - The Van Paepeghem Quartet

Classic Jazz next to the Boise River!

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Emily Braden, Kobie Watkins, Justin Nielsen, Dylan Sundstrom

Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:30

Price: Preferred Seating $15.00, General Seating $10.00

To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

Powerhouse Emily Braden is back in Boise for a special night!

IT'S TIME TO BE ELECTRIFIED!

Emily is returning to Boise from Harlem, New York & reuniting with jazz artists who are ready to ignite The Sapphire Room stage! Kobie Watkins is swinging through town from North Carolina & Dylan Sundstrom is coming in from Oregon to meet up with Boise's own Justin Nielsen... the chemistry between these musicians is electric! 

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

The Sandbar - Saturday Music Line-up

Price: FREE

2:00pm to 5:00pm - Amy Rose and The Ben Burdick Trio

6:00 pm to 9:00pm - Shaken Not Stirred

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

The Sapphire Room- The Beatles 50th year Celebration with The Come Together Band

Doors open at 7:00pm (dinner and drinks available), show starts at 8:00pm

Price: $10.00 at the door

The Come Together Band has been working since 2009, playing such venues as The Botanical Gardens, St. Chapelle Winery,  The Crux, The Sapphire Room, The Reef, Hannahs, The Big Nasty Hill
Climb, and private shows.

Our intention is obviously not to look like the Beatles, but to sound as close to them as possible. You will find yourself singing along and reminiscing about the years we shared with the Beatles!

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Craig Steveley / Lead/backing vocals and rhythm guitar

When I was in the third grade, every Friday our teacher had a talent
hour. My buddy Tim, and I loved the Beatles and knew the words
to every song. One Friday we volunteered to get up in front of the
class and sing a few of their songs. Incredibly, it went over so big that
for the rest of the quarter we got a ‘standing gig’ to perform every
Friday…and got to perform in front of the whole school. Needless to
say, if I wasn’t already a huge Beatles fan then, I certainly was after !
I’ve been performing Beatles songs ever since.


Jerry Smith / Lead/backing vocals and lead guitar

It all started for me in 1963 when my parents took me to a dinner
party and the host had a son that played drums in a local band.
By the age of 11 I was playing in my first group (the Downbeats)
and with management and direction (from our parents) we got to
play such hits as, The Baby Elephant Walk, Hello Dolly and Boogie
Woogie Blues, but in my mind I was playing Shea Stadium in in my
own way living a Hard Days Night.
As I got older my friends and I started other bands and the first order
of business was to adjust the song list to include The Beatles. Playing
their songs for nearly 40 years from coast to coast has allowed me to
constantly rewind my lifes memories to my childhood which always
leaves me in a good mood. I hope the Come Together Band opens
the time capsule for you and fills you with happiness.


Robert Sutherland / Keyboards / background vocals

I distinctly remember the night my sister came running up the stairs,
burst into my room and said, “Robert Robert, you’ve got to get up
the Beatles are on, the Beatles are on TV” ! I’ve been a Beatles fan
ever since. In 1972 I began learning to play the piano and the very
first song that I learned was, Martha My Dear. I’ve been performing in
bands since 1975, moved to Boise in 1995 and soon after joined up
with the local Blues Brothers Rock n’ Soul Revue.
I’ve been with this Come Together group since 2009
I’ve enjoyed playing a variety of styles such as, ragtime, boogie
woogie, honkytonk, country-swing, blues, rock, Motown, and light
jazz.

Manny Santiago grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., playing the music
scene in places such as CBGB's, The Bitter End and Kenny's
Castaways.  Manny's passion is music which is evident in the way
he performs.  While his musical taste and skill is far reaching, the
Beatles hold a special place in his heart.  He grew up listening to
the music of the 60s and the Beatles took center stage.  Manny
finds comfort, joy and excitement in their lyrical stylings and melodic
tunes.  Being able to share that with both die-hard fans and younger
audiences alike is something Manny finds very rewarding.  He brings
his A Game to every show and tries to bring the essence of the
Beatles to life rather that just imitating their sound.

Friday, July 18th, 2014

The Sandbar - Tom Taylor and Douglas Narry

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Tom Taylor

Tom Taylor is a full Time Songwriter and Musician from the Boise/Treasure Valley area! A professional musician, Tom provides quality entertainment as a solo performer or with a two piece band! "The Tom Taylor Band" features: Tom on Vocals and Guitar and guest percussionist/drummer. He performs 2 to 3 sets of popular cover songs and originals for a total 2 to 3:30hrs of entertainment. The cover songs and originals are based in the American rock, pop, singer songwriter, and British invasion genres ie.. (The Beatles, Tom Petty, Arcade Fire, Mumford and Sons, Oasis, The Black Keys, Jet, Foo fighters, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Creedence Clearwater, Simon and Garfunkel etc.. the old meets new sound.)

Douglas Narry

The talented percussionist of the band Tambalka, Douglas Narry presents an intriguing blend of Rumba, Latin, gypsy, and Mediterranea and much more than can be described here! For more about Douglas Narry and Tambalka, CLICK HERE.

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

BAR365- Rob Harding and Clay Moore

5pm - 7:30pm

Price: FREE

Rob Harding is a professional guitarist, singer, songwriter based in Austin, Texas. Specializing in jazz and western swing with over 30 years of experience, Rob is a freelancing sideman as well as a solo artist.

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Lucky Tongue

Doors open at 6:30pm, Music starts at 7:30pm

Price: $10.00

Lucky Tongue will perform for the Treasure Valley at the Riverside Hotel's Sapphire Room. A string trio will be accompanying the band on 12 original songs, three of which have never been performed live. The show will include an opening performance by HFH, a folk duo comprised of banjo, harmonica, rhythmic percussion, with vocals delivered in a rap style, "Fashioned to share stories about people and our country."

For tickets http://www.luckytongue.com/#!sapphire-room-boise/c21ve

For more information on this stunning rock and roll band, visit their website http://www.luckytongue.com/

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

The Sandbar - Steve Eaton

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

from Blue Desert:

Steve Eaton, a great songwriter …..

As a songwriter, Steve’s songs have earned gold and platinum records for The Carpenters and Art Garfunkel. His songs have also been recorded by many other artists, including Glen Campbell, The Righteous Brothers, Ann Murray, and Lee Greenwood.

Steve has received Emmy nominations for his original music written for PBS and has written music for the Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Some consider his song Idaho I Love You to be the true state song of Idaho.

As a performer, Steve has performed in a variety of venues all over the country, and has been a member of several bands including The Fabulous Chancellors and Paul Revere and the Raiders. Steve has played and shared the stage with many well-known entertainers and recently had the opportunity to open for Ray Charles.

As a recording artist, Steve’s first album “Hey, Mr. Dreamer” was released by Capitol Records to critical acclaim. Two of Steve’s early albums have recently been re-released by Vivid Sound Company. One of Steve’s most popular CDs is “Wish You Were Here,” a CD containing a selection of Steve’s songs that reflect his unique blend of rhythm and blues with influences of country and bluegrass. His “Montana in a Song” and the “The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore” have been acclaimed for their poignant lyrics and distinctive arrangements. Steve’s latest CD is entitled “Out of the Blues” and reflects Steve’s signature keyboard style on this mix of

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

The Sandbar - The Van Paepeghem Quartet

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Farayi Sumbureyu joins The Van Paepeghem Quartet onstage for an evening of amazing jazz! Farayi is a young local musician, beloved by the staff and owners of The Riverside Hotel and by our music-loving community. Farayi is a graduate of Fresco Arts Academy who now studies music at The New England Conservatory of Music. 

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

The Sandbar - The Better Halves

6:00pm - 9:00pm

 The Better Halves are a husband-wife musical duo specializing in making listeners smile. With training at Berklee College of Music and GIT in Hollywood, Jimmy Joe is a skilled guitarist. Country, bluegrass, folk, jazz, Latin and classical styles create a widely appealing repertoire. He has a talent for crafting story songs, and one of his car songs was featured on NPR's “Car Talk” and Kerrville Folk Festival’s Newfolk Contest Regional Performance. Chrissie joins him with sweet vocal harmonies and rhythm guitar. Her whimsical, melodic songwriting earned her the chance to perform on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion". Their first CD, played all over the world, placed on the folk music charts. Together they write funny, touching duets with clever lyrics and real boy-girl banter.

Monday, July 14th, 2014

The Sandbar - Gayle Chapman

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Gayle Chapman, click here.

Gayle Chapman's vocals are all you need to make your day complete, and she plays tricky little guitar licks that bring a great big smile to your face.  This lady has decades of experience and a bittersweet outlook on life, and it all comes bubbling to the surface as she plugs in and starts to sing.  When she asks what you'd like to hear, just shout out "Good Irish Girl," and sit back and be prepared for one of the best experiences of your life.  Then stick around, there's more to come.

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

The Sandbar Sunday Music Line-up

Price: FREE

2:00pm to 5:00pm - Smooth Avenue

Smooth Avenue is a frequent guest at the Sandbar and The Sapphire Room, an up and coming band in the Treasure Valley, and member of the Boise Blues Society. Smooth Avenue is composed of lead vocalist JT, Gayle Chapman (vocal, keyboard, guitar), Larry Williams ( drums, vocals), Sandy Sandford (awesome bass player), Phi G (Sax) and Rico ( lead guitar ). They play a mixture of blues, motown and light rock that is very listenable and danceable. Guest musicians may sit in from time to time. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes and carve out your space on the patio or pool for dancing. If you aren't a fan of Smooth Avenue before you hear them you will definitely become a Smoothie (fan of Smooth Avenue) afterward.

6:00pm to 9:00pm - Douglas Cameron

Since making music a career in 1995, Douglas Cameron has released 11 albums of his music, extensively toured the West year after year, played with all sorts of big name artists, played at premier concert venues, won a nationwide songwriting contest, has had his songs placed in TV ads and films, and has grown a considerable fan base all while staying fiercely independent. With no record label or big corporate money behind him, Douglas Cameron calls his own shots, and he likes it that way. The stories are endless, from being backed by the Pam Tillis Band for a performance in Nashville, TN, to playing for 10,000 people at Red Rocks Amphitheater outside Denver, CO, to watching his truck blow up on the side of the road in Wyoming, Cameron continues his musical journey while allowing all these events of life to inspire his songs.

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

BAR365- Shon Sanders

6pm - 8pm

Price: FREE

Inspired by the likes of Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Isaac Hayes, and Teddy Pendergrass, just to name a few, Shon began his journey finding his own soulful voice. The many influences of all the different genres of music that surrounded him in his youth can be found in Shon's unique sound. He has taken all his favorite elements of each style, mixed them together and then serves them up with a soulful delivery.

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

The Sandbar - Saturday Music Line-up

Price: FREE, all-ages event

2:00pm to 7:00pm - Lucky Tongue

A Sandbar favorite-- Lucky Tongue is a father and his two sons, singing in perfect three-part harmony and playing your favorite rock classics and a few of their own. 

7:00pm to 9:30pm - Tom Taylor

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - The Idaho Songwriters Association Presents The Women of The Sandpiper Circuit

Doors open at 7:00pm (dinner and drinks available), show starts at 8:00pm

Price: Preferred Sating $15.00, General Seating $10.00, Meet and Greet $20.00, Family 4-Pack $30.00

To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

Remember the Sandpiper Circuit? 

In the 70's and 80's Idaho's best musicians roamed the state playing at the Sandpiper restaurants and keeping people well entertained.  Now we've reunited the women of that era to perform one night only at the sparkling Sapphire Room.

 


Get ready for some sweet harmonies and amazing musicianship.  This will a night to remember.  The lineup looks like this: 

  • Beth Pederson,
  • Christi Green,
  • Diana Titus (with Carter Wilson & Jake Hoffman),
  • Gayle Chapman,
  • Rebecca Scott, and
  • Rifka Helton

The Sapphire Room is an all-ages venue, with full bar and restaurant, plush seating, and a listening environment.  Plenty of free parking.

 

Friday, July 11th, 2014

BAR365- AJ Davidson

5pm - 8pm

Price: FREE

AJ Davidson's jazz piano is sure to draw you in. His arrangements are beautifully and tastefully performed. In February of 2013 AJ was given the “Outstanding Piano Soloist” award at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival.

Friday, July 11th, 2014

The Sandbar - Sons of Thunder Mountain

6:00pm - 9:30pm

Price: FREE

Friday, July 11th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - The Idaho Songwriters Association Presents Writers in the Round- CANCELLED

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

The Sandbar - Dan Costello

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Blending classical, bluegrass, funk, rock, jazz, and folk may be difficult, even hazardous, but singer-songwriter and guitarist Dan Costello is up to the challenge. His performance experience ranges from hard rock bands to jazz ensembles to medieval instrumental troupes. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar in 2001 and works both in and out of the scholastic realm as a performer, accompanist, editor, composer, arranger, lyricist, teacher, and producer. Costello is an outspoken advocate of local grassroots music. To learn more about Dan Costello, CLICK HERE.

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

The Sandbar - Steve Eaton

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

from Blue Desert:

Steve Eaton, a great songwriter …..

As a songwriter, Steve’s songs have earned gold and platinum records for The Carpenters and Art Garfunkel. His songs have also been recorded by many other artists, including Glen Campbell, The Righteous Brothers, Ann Murray, and Lee Greenwood.

Steve has received Emmy nominations for his original music written for PBS and has written music for the Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Some consider his song Idaho I Love You to be the true state song of Idaho.

As a performer, Steve has performed in a variety of venues all over the country, and has been a member of several bands including The Fabulous Chancellors and Paul Revere and the Raiders. Steve has played and shared the stage with many well-known entertainers and recently had the opportunity to open for Ray Charles.

As a recording artist, Steve’s first album “Hey, Mr. Dreamer” was released by Capitol Records to critical acclaim. Two of Steve’s early albums have recently been re-released by Vivid Sound Company. One of Steve’s most popular CDs is “Wish You Were Here,” a CD containing a selection of Steve’s songs that reflect his unique blend of rhythm and blues with influences of country and bluegrass. His “Montana in a Song” and the “The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore” have been acclaimed for their poignant lyrics and distinctive arrangements. Steve’s latest CD is entitled “Out of the Blues” and reflects Steve’s signature keyboard style on this mix of

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

The Sandbar - Ben Burdick

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Ben Burdick performs originals, jazz standards, pop tunes and improvisations. A music veteran of 30 years, Ben has performed and recorded with Grammy‐nominated Rosalie Sorrels, singer/songwriter Rebecca Scott and many other artists in Boise. Ben’s guitar work can be heard encompassing blues, jazz, country, fusion, finger‐style, bluegrass, rock, and an occasional diversion into the avant garde. His own albums, demonstrate his diversity: “Burdick contradicts the jack‐of‐all‐trades aphorism; he truly is master of all.” - Alan Fark (2004 CD review of Acoustic Musings)
"...Burdick really can play. It only takes listening to him for a few seconds to tell he's a real jazzer —Dan McMahon, Boise Weekly

Monday, July 7th, 2014

The Sandbar - James Coberly Smith and LeAnn Town

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

The Sandbar - Sunday Music Line-up

Price: FREE

1:00pm to 4:00pm - The Oliphants

Please note the time change to this week's Sunday music schedule!

The Oliphants are Lee Penn Sky, Guitarist, singer and songwriter, who is a veteran of folk festival stages across the West, brings unbridled energy, boot stompin' happiness, easy listening grooves, contagious humble-pie vocals and heartbreaking lyrics. Troy "Rosie" Ferguson on the Standup Bass with pulsating smooth rhythms mixed with classical jazz abandon. Jake “Gizmo” Englehorn also brings classical jazz training to percussive polyrhythmic funky-funky- get-down. Bennett Larson Barr on the squeeze box, occasionally plunking on his Banjo or adding to the funk on Djembe and Heather Roberts who’s fiddling is so unbelievable you’ll wonder why her violin does not burst into flame. This eclectic group brings home what playing music is all about...The Oliphants – Keeping it Trunky!

6:00pm to 9:00pm - Pamela DeMarche and Friends

Pamela DeMarche brings a wealth of experience and talent to The Sandbar. She's been singing and playing the piano for as long as she can remember and has been featured as the lead role in many notable theatre productions and on prestigious stages all over the world. 

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

The Sandbar - Saturday Music Line-up

Price: FREE

2:00pm to 5:00pm - Shon Sanders Band

Get a little funky with this 5-piece band led by Shon Sanders. Doing justice to your favorites: Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and other funk and soul favorites. 

6:00pm to 9:00pm - Tambalka

World music at its best. Tambalka features an intriguing blend of rumba, latin, gypsy and mediterranean music. 

Friday, July 4th, 2014

The Sandbar - July 4th Music Line-up

Price: FREE

2:00pm to 5:00pm - Lucky Tongue

Sandbar regulars! Lucky Tongue is a family band with tight harmonies and music selections sure to bring you back to the good ol' days. Perfect for a July 4th celebration by the river.

6:00pm to 9:00pm - Smooth Avenue

Smooth Avenue is a frequent guest at the Sandbar and The Sapphire Room, an up and coming band in the Treasure Valley, and member of the Boise Blues Society. Smooth Avenue is composed of lead vocalist JT, Gayle Chapman (vocal, keyboard, guitar), Larry Williams ( drums, vocals), Sandy Sandford (awesome bass player), Phi G (Sax) and Rico ( lead guitar ). They play a mixture of blues, motown and light rock that is very listenable and danceable. Guest musicians may sit in from time to time. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes and carve out your space on the patio or pool for dancing. If you aren't a fan of Smooth Avenue before you hear them you will definitely become a Smoothie (fan of Smooth Avenue) afterward.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

The Sandbar - Douglas Cameron

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Since making music a career in 1995, Douglas Cameron has released 11 albums of his music, extensively toured the West year after year, played with all sorts of big name artists, played at premier concert venues, won a nationwide songwriting contest, has had his songs placed in TV ads and films, and has grown a considerable fan base all while staying fiercely independent. With no record label or big corporate money behind him, Douglas Cameron calls his own shots, and he likes it that way. The stories are endless, from being backed by the Pam Tillis Band for a performance in Nashville, TN, to playing for 10,000 people at Red Rocks Amphitheater outside Denver, CO, to watching his truck blow up on the side of the road in Wyoming, Cameron continues his musical journey while allowing all these events of life to inspire his songs.

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

The Sandbar - Steve Eaton

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

from Blue Desert:

Steve Eaton, a great songwriter …..

As a songwriter, Steve’s songs have earned gold and platinum records for The Carpenters and Art Garfunkel. His songs have also been recorded by many other artists, including Glen Campbell, The Righteous Brothers, Ann Murray, and Lee Greenwood.

Steve has received Emmy nominations for his original music written for PBS and has written music for the Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Some consider his song Idaho I Love You to be the true state song of Idaho.

As a performer, Steve has performed in a variety of venues all over the country, and has been a member of several bands including The Fabulous Chancellors and Paul Revere and the Raiders. Steve has played and shared the stage with many well-known entertainers and recently had the opportunity to open for Ray Charles.

As a recording artist, Steve’s first album “Hey, Mr. Dreamer” was released by Capitol Records to critical acclaim. Two of Steve’s early albums have recently been re-released by Vivid Sound Company. One of Steve’s most popular CDs is “Wish You Were Here,” a CD containing a selection of Steve’s songs that reflect his unique blend of rhythm and blues with influences of country and bluegrass. His “Montana in a Song” and the “The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore” have been acclaimed for their poignant lyrics and distinctive arrangements. Steve’s latest CD is entitled “Out of the Blues” and reflects Steve’s signature keyboard style on this mix of

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

The Sandbar - Idylltime

Idylltime - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Come enjoy some beautiful bluegrass harmonies by the river.

Monday, June 30th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Justin Nielsen and Friends

More information coming soon

Monday, June 30th, 2014

The Sandbar - April Rigby

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Join April Rigby for her debut in The Sandbar. April, a singer songwriter, dips and dives through her melodies with ease. Perfect for a relaxing evening.

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

The Sandbar - Sunday Music Line-up

Price: FREE

2:00pm to 5:00pm - The Bernie Reilly Trio

6:00pm to 9:00pm - Ben Burdick

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

The Sandbar - Saturday Music Line-up

Price: FREE

2:00pm to 5:00pm - New Transit

6:00pm to 9:30pm - Smooth Avenue

Smooth Avenue is a frequent guest at the Sandbar and The Sapphire Room, an up and coming band in the Treasure Valley, and member of the Boise Blues Society. Smooth Avenue is composed of lead vocalist JT, Gayle Chapman (vocal, keyboard, guitar), Larry Williams ( drums, vocals), Sandy Sandford (awesome bass player), Phi G (Sax) and Rico ( lead guitar ). They play a mixture of blues, motown and light rock that is very listenable and danceable. Guest musicians may sit in from time to time. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes and carve out your space on the patio or pool for dancing. If you aren't a fan of Smooth Avenue before you hear them you will definitely become a Smoothie (fan of Smooth Avenue) afterwards.

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Beverly and Rex Miller Trio

Doors open at 6:00pm, pre-show at 6:30, concert starts at 7:00pm

Price: Preferred Seating $20.00, General Seating $12.50

Local Impact Zone Event

For reservations, please visit

lizevent.maxcheckout.com

LIZ proudly presents Beverly and the Rex Miller Trio in The Sapphire Room.
Join us & hear the voice of an angel and the sweet sound of Jazz, Blues
and Funk! Get your tickets early. The ambiance of The Sapphire Room feels
like you're a VIP in Vegas as you are entertained and moved by this
wonderful show. Join us and bring your friends for a night out!

The Sapphire Room has a great menu and a full bar available. Feel free to
arrive at 6:00pm when doors open and settle in with a drink or two and have
a nice dinner before or during the show. This is a classy and sassy event,
so please come dressed to impress.

When you purchase your seats you will not receive tickets. We will have
your names on a guest list and seat you with your party as you arrive.

 

Friday, June 27th, 2014

The Sandbar - Great Bait

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Price: FREE

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

The Sandbar - Steve Eaton

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

from Blue Desert:

Steve Eaton, a great songwriter …..

As a songwriter, Steve’s songs have earned gold and platinum records for The Carpenters and Art Garfunkel. His songs have also been recorded by many other artists, including Glen Campbell, The Righteous Brothers, Ann Murray, and Lee Greenwood.

Steve has received Emmy nominations for his original music written for PBS and has written music for the Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Some consider his song Idaho I Love You to be the true state song of Idaho.

As a performer, Steve has performed in a variety of venues all over the country, and has been a member of several bands including The Fabulous Chancellors and Paul Revere and the Raiders. Steve has played and shared the stage with many well-known entertainers and recently had the opportunity to open for Ray Charles.

As a recording artist, Steve’s first album “Hey, Mr. Dreamer” was released by Capitol Records to critical acclaim. Two of Steve’s early albums have recently been re-released by Vivid Sound Company. One of Steve’s most popular CDs is “Wish You Were Here,” a CD containing a selection of Steve’s songs that reflect his unique blend of rhythm and blues with influences of country and bluegrass. His “Montana in a Song” and the “The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore” have been acclaimed for their poignant lyrics and distinctive arrangements. Steve’s latest CD is entitled “Out of the Blues” and reflects Steve’s signature keyboard style on this mix of

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

The Sandbar - Rob Harding

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

The Sandbar - Sean Hatton

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Songwriters Forum - The Idaho Songwriters Association

Doors open at 5:00pm, Music starts at 6:00pm

Price: FREE

Songwriters' Forum - The Idaho Songwriters Association

The Songwriters' Forum is a fantastic evening music lovers won't want to miss. The comfortable atmosphere and excellent musicianship have made this a favorite event for a growing number of songwriters and listeners - in a beautiful room where the music comes first and every seat is great. Everyone is welcome to this FREE night of music! Appetizers, dinner, and drinks available.

 

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

The Sandbar - Dave Manion and Bernie Reilly

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

The Sandbar - Sunday Music Line-up

2:00pm to 5:00pm - Lucky Tongue - for more information, CLICK HERE.

6:00pm to 9:00pm - Blues Addicts - for more information, CLICK HERE.

FREE

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

The Sandbar - Saturday Music Line-up

2:00pm to 5:00pm -  Country Club

Join us for Young Music Night at The Sandbar, featuring:

6:00pm to 7:45pm - Luke Brodt Jazz Combo

8:00pm to 10:00pm - Swirl

FREE

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Private Event - Wedding

Friday, June 20th, 2014

BAR365 - Wayne White

5:00pm to 7:30pm

Price: FREE

Award-winning finger-style guitarist Wayne White - for more information, CLICK HERE.

Friday, June 20th, 2014

The Sandbar - The Ben Burdick Trio

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Price: FREE

Amy Rose and the Ben Burdick Trio.

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Andy Byron's Americana Music Series Presents Mipso

Doors open at 6:30pm, Music starts at 7:30pm

Price: General Admission $12.00, Preferred Seating $18.00

To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

www.mipsomusic.com

The renegade traditionalists of Mipso — Jacob Sharp on mandolin, Joseph Terrell on guitar, and Wood Robinson on double bass — are doing their part to take three-part harmony and Appalachian influences into new territory. Formed in Chapel Hill in 2010, the three North Carolina songwriters of Mipso have wandered off the path blazed by Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson to find a new clearing for their southern string band sound.

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Steve Eaton - The Sandbar

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

from Blue Desert:

Steve Eaton, a great songwriter …..

As a songwriter, Steve’s songs have earned gold and platinum records for The Carpenters and Art Garfunkel. His songs have also been recorded by many other artists, including Glen Campbell, The Righteous Brothers, Ann Murray, and Lee Greenwood.

Steve has received Emmy nominations for his original music written for PBS and has written music for the Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Some consider his song Idaho I Love You to be the true state song of Idaho.

As a performer, Steve has performed in a variety of venues all over the country, and has been a member of several bands including The Fabulous Chancellors and Paul Revere and the Raiders. Steve has played and shared the stage with many well-known entertainers and recently had the opportunity to open for Ray Charles.

As a recording artist, Steve’s first album “Hey, Mr. Dreamer” was released by Capitol Records to critical acclaim. Two of Steve’s early albums have recently been re-released by Vivid Sound Company. One of Steve’s most popular CDs is “Wish You Were Here,” a CD containing a selection of Steve’s songs that reflect his unique blend of rhythm and blues with influences of country and bluegrass. His “Montana in a Song” and the “The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore” have been acclaimed for their poignant lyrics and distinctive arrangements. Steve’s latest CD is entitled “Out of the Blues” and reflects Steve’s signature keyboard style on this mix of

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

The Sandbar - Acoustic Jazz Trio Jay Multanen, Jake Van Paepeghem, and Kyle Downs

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Acoustic Jazz Trio Jay Multanen, Jake Van Paepeghem, and Kyle Downs.

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

BAR365 - Dan Costello

5:00pm to 7:30pm

Price: FREE

Blending classical, bluegrass, funk, rock, jazz, and folk may be difficult, even hazardous, but singer-songwriter and guitarist Dan Costello is up to the challenge. His performance experience ranges from hard rock bands to jazz ensembles to medieval instrumental troupes. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar in 2001 and works both in and out of the scholastic realm as a performer, accompanist, editor, composer, arranger, lyricist, teacher, and producer. Costello is an outspoken advocate of local grassroots music.

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

The Sandbar - Gayle Chapman

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Gayle Chapman, CLICK HERE.

Gayle Chapman's vocals are all you need to make your day complete, and she plays tricky little guitar licks that bring a great big smile to your face.  This lady has decades of experience and a bittersweet outlook on life, and it all comes bubbling to the surface as she plugs in and starts to sing.  When she asks what you'd like to hear, just shout out "Good Irish Girl," and sit back and be prepared for one of the best experiences of your life.  Then stick around, there's more to come.

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

The Idaho Songwriters Association Presents Eric Taylor

Doors open at 6:30pm, Music starts at 7:30pm

Price: $10.00 General Admission, $15.00 Preferred Seating, $25.00 Family 4 Pack, $36.00 Artist Meet and Greet

To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.
Eric Taylor's fan base includes Lyle Lovett, who said..."I'm always the opening act when I'm around Eric.  I love his music, his voice & he has a great narrative quality & sense of detail. He sort of takes you out of your own reality & into the reality of his songs. It's good writing no matter how you cut it." 

Eric is in the middle of a national tour and we were able to snag him for one night only at the Sapphire Room. 
 
This will be a night to remember.

This guy has done it all, and had the good fortune to be in the right place at the right time.  

From his biography: Taylor learned intricate blues guitar stylings from music legends Lightnin' Hopkins, Mance Lipscomb and Mississippi Fred McDowell. Later, he developed his own unique guitar picking style, which became the template for many of his contemporaries from the early Houston days, such as Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Robert Earl Keen, Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle, and Nanci Griffith. "There were no lines drawn in the sand between musical genres in Houston back in those days," Taylor remembers.
"You were just a musician. I believe so many great writers came out of that scene because you could learn from others. Isn't that the point of this whole thing?" 
 

 

Monday, June 16th, 2014

The Sandbar - Soul Serene

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Soul Serene, a Rock and Roll band bringing groovin' old school rock to people all over the West. Original music written with guitar riffs, bass and drum grooves and percussion laying the foundation for soulful lyrics describing the world and love at large. War, Peace, Good Friends, Good Times.

Monday, June 16th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Jimmy Webb

Doors open at 6:30pm, Music starts at 7:30pm

Price: General Admission $35.00, Preferred Seating $45.00

For tickets, CLICK HERE.

AN EVENING OF SONGS AND STORIES

To say that Jimmy Webb is one of the last of a breed would imply that there is or ever was anyone quite like him.  The man who gave the world what has been called "the first existential country song" ("The Highwayman") and confounded generations of radio listeners with the brilliance of a lyric about a cake left out in the rain ("MacArthur Park"); who has topped the country, disco and pop music charts with a list of artists astounding in its diversity; and remains a trailblazer among songwriters 50 years after his first hit; now brings his multi-platinum playlist on the road in an intimate evening of songs and stories not to be missed.   At 67, Webb looks back on his days as a Midwestern teen navigating fame and fortune in Los Angeles with vignettes of a music industry coming of age,  infused with an unexpected sense of  humor from the songwriter who made his biggest impressions on the charts with ruminations on love, loss and longing.    

Whatever one's preferred genre of music, chances are there's a Jimmy Webb song on your personal playlist.   As Webb performs five decades of music on this tour, the songs prove evergreen, resonating with his longtime fans as well as new devotees introduced to the music through covers by modern chart toppers including Five for Fighting ("All I Know"), Rumer (who stormed the UK in 2012 with her take on "P.F. Sloan") or any number of reinterpretations of "Wichita Lineman" by R.E.M., Urge Overkill, Keith Urban, Homer Simpson, and more.   Songs made famous as recorded by an impressive and ever widening range of artists including Glen Campbell ("By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Galveston," etc.), Linda Ronstadt ("Adios), Joe Cocker ("The Moon is a Harsh Mistress"), Donna Summer ("MacArthur Park"), Art Garfunkel ("All I Know"), Barbra Streisand ("Didn't We" is on her 1972 and 2012 releases), Frank Sinatra ("Didn't We" among others), The Supremes, and countless others, are discovered anew in concert with the man who first brought them to life on the piano.

Each night during his live shows, Webb reminds audiences why this preacher's son from Oklahoma has been a hit maker since the age of 16 and a beacon through five generations of the Great American Songbook.    Webb enhances his virtuoso performance of iconic tunes with riveting tales of the inspiration behind some of pop music's biggest songs and singers, and a humorous tour into the days and nights of a songwriting prodigy.  Getting to know the man behind such generational touchstones as "Worst That Could Happen" or "The Highwayman" in concert is also a lesson in pop culture, an insider perspective on the Nixon Sixties, the Rat Pack heyday, the London Mods, Laurel Canyon and more, told by a charming yarn spinner who hasn't lost sight of his roots despite decades of international fame.    More than a concert, an evening with Jimmy Webb in performance is a master class you can sing along with.

About Jimmy Webb
Jimmy Webb's numerous accolades include the prestigious Ivor Novella International Award (2012).  He received his first gold record at the age of 18, was the youngest inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (of which he currently serves as Chair).  He is the only artist to ever receive Grammy Awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration. Webb's first book, Tunesmith: Inside the Art of Songwriting, is considered a "bible" among professional musicians and college students.   He has time and again paved the way for songwriters in the ever-changing media landscape, pioneering commercial use of pop songs ("Up, Up and Away" as the centerpiece of the 1970 Trans World Airlines campaign) and spearheading the ongoing effort to preserve the rights of songwriters and their intellectual property rights in the world of free downloads as the chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Vice Chair of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).

Webb has released ten solo albums since the 1970s, while continuing to write for other artists.  His latest CD (September 2013), Still Within the Sound of My Voice, has met with great critical acclaim including a four-star review from Rolling Stone Magazine. The cd features Nashville-styled collaborations with friends on Jimmy's songs. Artists include Brian Wilson on "MacArthur Park," Art Garfunkel, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Lyle Lovett, Carly Simon, Keith Urban,  and more.   Just Across the River, released in 2010, features duets with friends Billy Joel, Jackson Browne, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Linda Ronstadt, JD Souther,  Glen Campbell, Lucinda Williams, Michael McDonald and Mark Knopfler.    For more, visit www.jimmywebb.com.

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

The Sandbar - Douglas Cameron

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Since making music a career in 1995, Douglas Cameron has released 11 albums of his music, extensively toured the West year after year, played with all sorts of big name artists, played at premier concert venues, won a nationwide songwriting contest, has had his songs placed in TV ads and films, and has grown a considerable fan base all while staying fiercely independent. With no record label or big corporate money behind him, Douglas Cameron calls his own shots, and he likes it that way. The stories are endless, from being backed by the Pam Tillis Band for a performance in Nashville, TN, to playing for 10,000 people at Red Rocks Amphitheater outside Denver, CO, to watching his truck blow up on the side of the road in Wyoming, Cameron continues his musical journey while allowing all these events of life to inspire his songs.

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

The Sandbar - Lucky Tongue

2:00pm to 5:00pm

Price: FREE

For mor information on this stunning rock n' roll band, visit their website http://www.luckytongue.com/

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

The Sandbar - Pamela DeMarche and Friends

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Pamela DeMarche, Rex Miller, and John Bistline will be Jazzin' it up at The Sandbar! Hope you can join us! http://www.pamelademarche.com/

Pamela DeMarche

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

The Sandbar - Shon Sanders Band

2:00pm to 5:00pm

Price: FREE

Shon's father, a professional musician, had a massive and quite eclectic record collection. "Growing up there was always music in the house! My parents were into everything....classical, jazz, blues, folk, and rock. But it was the funk and soul records that blew my mind at a very young age! All that stuff about women and love...I didn't know what all of it meant but I knew it moved me!" Inspired by the likes of Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Isaac Hayes, and Teddy Pendergrass, just to name a few, Shon began his journey finding his own soulful voice. The many influences of all the different genres of music that surrounded him in his youth can be found in Shon's unique sound.

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Private Event

Private Event

Friday, June 13th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Justin Nielsen and Friends

Doors open at 6:00pm, Music starts at 7:00pm

Price: $10.00 at the door

Justin Nielsen, an extraordinary jazz pianist, is also a highly respected music educator in the Boise valley. He has brought several energetic, excellent jazz concerts to The Sapphire Room, inviting musicians from around the country to join him onstage. Opening act by some of his current and former students. Bringing New York Jazz to Boise - a must-see concert, an amazing gift to our music community!

Friday, June 13th, 2014

The Sandbar - The Oli Phants

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

The Oliphants are Americana Trunkadelic Jam - Acoustic music featuring Lee Penn Sky. 

https://www.facebook.com/theoliphantsband

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

BAR365 - Shon Sanders

5:00pm to 7:30pm

Price: FREE

Shon's father, a professional musician, had a massive and quite eclectic record collection. "Growing up there  was always music in the house! My parents were into everything....classical, jazz, blues, folk, and rock.  But it was the funk and soul records that blew my mind at a very young age! All that stuff about women and love...I didn't know what all of it meant but I knew it moved me!" Inspired by the likes of Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Isaac Hayes, and Teddy Pendergrass, just to name a few, Shon began his journey finding his own soulful voice. The many influences of all the different genres of music that surrounded him in his youth can be found in Shon's unique sound. He has elements of each style, mixed them together and then serves them up with a soulful delivery.http://www.shonsanders.com/music.html

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Andy Byron's Americana Music Series Presents Restless Heart

Doors open at 6:30pm, Music starts at 7:30pm

Price: $45.00 Preferred Seating, $35.00 General Admission, $75.00 Artist Meet and Greet

To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

Opening: Andy Byron with special guest Bill Coffey

http://www.restlessheartband.com/

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

The Sandbar - Dan Costello

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Blending classical, bluegrass, funk, rock, jazz, and folk may be difficult, even hazardous, but singer-songwriter and guitarist Dan Costello is up to the challenge. His performance experience ranges from hard rock bands to jazz ensembles to medieval instrumental troupes. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar in 2001 and works both in and out of the scholastic realm as a performer, accompanist, editor, composer, arranger, lyricist, teacher, and producer. Costello is an outspoken advocate of local grassroots music.

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

BAR365 - Douglas Cameron

5:00pm to 7:30pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Douglas and to sample his music, please click here.

Since making music a career in 1995, Douglas Cameron has released 11 albums of his music, extensively toured the West year after year, played with all sorts of big name artists, played at premier concert venues, won a nationwide songwriting contest, has had his songs placed in TV ads and films, and has grown a considerable fan base all while staying fiercely independent. With no record label or big corporate money behind him, Douglas Cameron calls his own shots, and he likes it that way. The stories are endless, from being backed by the Pam Tillis Band for a performance in Nashville, TN, to playing for 10,000 people at Red Rocks Amphitheater outside Denver, CO, to watching his truck blow up on the side of the road in Wyoming, Cameron continues his musical journey while allowing all these events of life to inspire his songs.

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Andy Byron's American Music Series Presents Restless Heart

Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:30pm

Price: $45.00 Preferred Seating, $35.00 General Admission, $75.00 Artist Meet and Greet

To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

Opening: Andy Byron with special guest Bill Coffey

http://www.restlessheartband.com/

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

The Sandbar - Steve Eaton

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

from Blue Desert:

Steve Eaton, a great songwriter …..

As a songwriter, Steve’s songs have earned gold and platinum records for The Carpenters and Art Garfunkel. His songs have also been recorded by many other artists, including Glen Campbell, The Righteous Brothers, Ann Murray, and Lee Greenwood.

Steve has received Emmy nominations for his original music written for PBS and has written music for the Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Some consider his song Idaho I Love You to be the true state song of Idaho.

As a performer, Steve has performed in a variety of venues all over the country, and has been a member of several bands including The Fabulous Chancellors and Paul Revere and the Raiders. Steve has played and shared the stage with many well-known entertainers and recently had the opportunity to open for Ray Charles.

As a recording artist, Steve’s first album “Hey, Mr. Dreamer” was released by Capitol Records to critical acclaim. Two of Steve’s early albums have recently been re-released by Vivid Sound Company. One of Steve’s most popular CDs is “Wish You Were Here,” a CD containing a selection of Steve’s songs that reflect his unique blend of rhythm and blues with influences of country and bluegrass. His “Montana in a Song” and the “The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore” have been acclaimed for their poignant lyrics and distinctive arrangements. Steve’s latest CD is entitled “Out of the Blues” and reflects Steve’s signature keyboard style on this mix of

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

The Sandbar - Wyatt Lowe and the Ottomatics

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Wyatt Lowe & The Ottomatics is cocktail mix of vintage 50s rockabilly/blues, American Roots, and “Analog Rock N Roll” (Social Distortion meets Jimmie Vaughan). The band consists of Wyatt Lowe (lead guitar/vocals), Otto Weiters (Drums/vocals), Josh Cooper (Upright Bass), and Jason Fritts (Saxophone). Wyatt Lowe & the Ottomatics have quickly turned into a hot new band with potent power focused on playing driving, soulful Rockabilly, Blues and Roots. 

For more information, http://wyattlowemusic.com/

Monday, June 9th, 2014

The Sandbar - Sean Hatton

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

The Sandbar - Marshall Hopper

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Mississippi Marshall, CLICK HERE.

Marshall's music is so entertaining - come and enjoy music by one of our most sought-after musicians.

Rockabilly Blues with guitar stying ranging from good old fashion Delta Blues to searing Texas boogie and all points in between!

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

The Sandbar - Blaze and Kelly

2:00pm to 5:00pm

Price: FREE

To listen to Blaze and Kelly is to experience a musical nirvana. Their art takes the listener beyond the realm of the temporal, and into those intangible places we call spirit, dreams, and love. There’s no doubt these two laughter-loving women can sing—Niccole’s powerful lead vocals blend perfectly with Mo’s sweet tone. But what makes them true artists is their ability to create emotion. To Blaze and Kelly, it’s not money, fame, or precision that creates happiness, but genuine human connection. And their songs illustrate the humanity, passion, and truth each one of us strives to feel and find gladness in.

Their songs range from the serious to the hilarious. But no matter what words have flowed from Niccole’s pen, each song resonates with those beautiful human emotions. From the love of a child, “Lena’s Lullaby,” to the recognition we’ve out-waisted our clothes, “Fat Pants,” to the intrepid journey named death, “Mama,” the listener has no choice but to feel connected to the music. Each person finds a little of herself or himself in every song.

To learn more about Blaze and Kelly and to listen to their music, CLICK HERE.

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

The Riverside Grill - Breakfast Buffet - Johann Helton

Join us for our Idaho Grand Breakfast Buffet, featuring local cuisine and music from 10 to 1 by classical guitarist Johann Helton.

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

The Sandbar - Tambalka

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Join us next to the beautiful Boise River for the Sandbar's Grand Opening! Tambalka presents an intriguing blend of Latin, Rumba, and Mediterranean. To learn more about Tambalka, CLICK HERE.

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

The Riverside Grill - Breakfast Buffet - Johann Helton

10:00am to 1:00pm

Price: FREE

Join us for our Idaho Grand Breakfast Buffet, featuring local cuisine and music from 10 to 1 by classical guitarist Johann Helton.

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

The Sandbar - Tom Taylor and Douglas Narry

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Price: FREE

Tom Taylor

Tom Taylor is a full Time Songwriter and Musician from the Boise/Treasure Valley area! A professional musician, Tom provides quality entertainment as a solo performer or with a two piece band! "The Tom Taylor Band" features: Tom on Vocals and Guitar and guest percussionist/drummer. He performs 2 to 3 sets of popular cover songs and originals for a total 2 to 3:30hrs of entertainment. The cover songs and originals are based in the American rock, pop, singer songwriter, and British invasion genres ie.. (The Beatles, Tom Petty, Arcade Fire, Mumford and Sons, Oasis, The Black Keys, Jet, Foo fighters, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Creedence Clearwater, Simon and Garfunkel etc.. the old meets new sound.)

Douglas Narry

The talented percussionist of the band Tambalka, Douglas Narry presents an intriguing blend of Rumba, Latin, gypsy, and Mediterranea and much more than can be described here! For more about Douglas Narry and Tambalka, CLICK HERE.

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

The Idaho Songwriters Association Presents Paul Tillotson and Pete Peterson

Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm

Price: $14.00 General Admission, $18.00 Preferred Seating, $30.00 Artist Meet and Greet
To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

 

Opening jazz combo: 15 yr. old drummer Luke Brodt and his combo. Excellent jazz from some of our favorite up-and-coming young musicians!
We are excited to present jazz greats Paul Tillotson & Pete Petersen on June 6 & 7 in The Sapphire Room.  Drummer Josh Kelly and bassist Geoff Cooke will join them on stage.  
ABOUT PAUL TILLOTSON
www.paultillotson.com


ABOUT PETE PETERSEN

www.petepetersen.com
"Petersen's an accomplished player. He has a big, throaty tone and a blowzy, swashbuckling style with the conversational touch of old-time sax players." --- Paul de Barros, Seattle Times

 
ABOUT DONNY OSBORNE
www.donnyosborne.com
Drummer Donny Osborne a one time protege of the great Buddy Rich is arguably one of the most skilled drummers in the United States.  He spent more than 25 years touring and recording with some of music's luminaries, legendary greats such as Mel Torme and George Shearing.  Originally from Chicago, he now makes his home in Portland, Oregon where he performs and teaches regularly. 
 

Friday, June 6th, 2014

The Sandbar - Smooth Avenue

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE
Smooth Avenue is a frequent guest at the Sandbar and The Sapphire Room, an up and coming band in the Treasure Valley, and member of the Boise Blues Society. Smooth Avenue is composed of lead vocalist JT, Gayle Chapman (vocal, keyboard, guitar), Larry Williams ( drums, vocals), Sandy Sandford (awesome bass player), Phi G (Sax) and Rico ( lead guitar ). They play a mixture of blues, motown and light rock that is very listenable and danceable. Guest musicians may sit in from time to time. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes and carve out your space on the patio or pool for dancing. If you aren't a fan of Smooth Avenue before you hear them you will definitely become a Smoothie (fan of Smooth Avenue) afterwards.

Friday, June 6th, 2014

BAR365 - Ben Burdick

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

Ben Burdick performs originals, jazz standards, pop tunes and improvisations. A music veteran of 30 years, Ben has performed and recorded with Grammy‐nominated Rosalie Sorrels, singer/songwriter Rebecca Scott and many other artists in Boise. Ben’s guitar work can be heard encompassing blues, jazz, country, fusion, finger‐style, bluegrass, rock, and an occasional diversion into the avant garde. His own albums, demonstrate his diversity: “Burdick contradicts the jack‐of‐all‐trades aphorism; he truly is master of all.” - Alan Fark (2004 CD review of Acoustic Musings)
"...Burdick really can play. It only takes listening to him for a few seconds to tell he's a real jazzer —Dan McMahon, Boise Weekly

Friday, June 6th, 2014

The Idaho Songwriters Association Presents Paul Tillotson and Pete Peterson

Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 8:00pm

Price: $14.00 General Admission, $18.00 Preferred Seating, $30.00 Artist Meet and Greet
To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.
Opening jazz combo: 15 yr. old drummer Luke Brodt and his combo - excellent jazz from some of our favorite up-and-coming musicians!
We are excited to present jazz greats Paul Tillotson & Pete Petersen on June 6 & 7 in The Sapphire Room.  Drummer Josh Kelly and bassist Geoff Cooke will join them on stage.  
ABOUT PAUL TILLOTSON
www.paultillotson.com


ABOUT PETE PETERSEN

www.petepetersen.com
"Petersen's an accomplished player. He has a big, throaty tone and a blowzy, swashbuckling style with the conversational touch of old-time sax players." --- Paul de Barros, Seattle Times

 
ABOUT DONNY OSBORNE
www.donnyosborne.com
Drummer Donny Osborne a one time protege of the great Buddy Rich is arguably one of the most skilled drummers in the United States.  He spent more than 25 years touring and recording with some of music's luminaries, legendary greats such as Mel Torme and George Shearing.  Originally from Chicago, he now makes his home in Portland, Oregon where he performs and teaches regularly. 
 

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

The Sandbar - Douglas Cameron

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Since making music a career in 1995, Douglas Cameron has released 11 albums of his music, extensively toured the West year after year, played with all sorts of big name artists, played at premier concert venues, won a nationwide songwriting contest, has had his songs placed in TV ads and films, and has grown a considerable fan base all while staying fiercely independent. With no record label or big corporate money behind him, Douglas Cameron calls his own shots, and he likes it that way. The stories are endless, from being backed by the Pam Tillis Band for a performance in Nashville, TN, to playing for 10,000 people at Red Rocks Amphitheater outside Denver, CO, to watching his truck blow up on the side of the road in Wyoming, Cameron continues his musical journey while allowing all these events of life to inspire his songs.

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

The Sandbar - Dan Costello

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Blending classical, bluegrass, funk, rock, jazz, and folk may be difficult, even hazardous, but singer-songwriter and guitarist Dan Costello is up to the challenge. His performance experience ranges from hard rock bands to jazz ensembles to medieval instrumental troupes. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar in 2001 and works both in and out of the scholastic realm as a performer, accompanist, editor, composer, arranger, lyricist, teacher, and producer. Costello is an outspoken advocate of local grassroots music.

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Private Event

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

The Sandbar - Gayle Chapman

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Gayle Chapman, CLICK HERE.

Gayle Chapman's vocals are all you need to make your day complete, and she plays tricky little guitar licks that bring a great big smile to your face.  This lady has decades of experience and a bittersweet outlook on life, and it all comes bubbling to the surface as she plugs in and starts to sing.  When she asks what you'd like to hear, just shout out "Good Irish Girl," and sit back and be prepared for one of the best experiences of your life.  Then stick around, there's more to come.

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

The Sandbar - Travis Ward

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

The Boise Modern Jazz Orchestra

Doors open at 6:30pm, Show 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Price: FREE, all-ages event

This is the best free concert in Boise. Join us in this all-ages venue for an up-close, thrilling big-band performance in Boise's best listening room. When we built The Sapphire Room, we wanted the musicians and the music to be the main focus, and The Boise Modern Jazz Orchestra fills the stage with excellent musicians from all over the valley. If you haven't experienced Big Band music at its finest, you really must see this! Appetizers, drinks and dinner available.

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

The Riversie Grill - Breakfast Buffet - Johann Helton

10:00am to 1:00pm

Price: FREE

Join us for our Idaho Grand Breakfast Buffet, featuring local cuisine and music from 10 to 1 by classical guitarist Johann Helton.

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

The Sandbar Sunday Line-Up

Price: FREE

2:00pm to 5:00pm - Willison Roos

6:00pm to 9:00pm - Swingin' With Ellie

Willison Roos brings a dynamic acoustic sound to the stage. 

 An energetic and vibrant mix of original and cover tunes are brought to life thru the rich harmonies of Jenny Willison and Matt Roos.  To learn more and hear their music, CLICK HERE.

At the tender age of 5 Ellie’s piano teacher explained that she wasn’t playing exactly what was written, and there was a name for that … JAZZ!  Soon afterward Ellie heard her first Big Band and her love of Swing was born.  She could soon be heard singing along with Doris Day and Les Brown and His Band of Renown. 
Ellie continued with piano and branched out to a very successful fiddle career.  She has been a title holder at both the State and Regional levels, as well as 2nd place at the National Competition twice.  Quite an accomplishment!

She was awarded the title of “Fanciest Fiddler” at the National Contest with her rendition of Benny Goodman’s amazing clarinet solo on the tune “Slipped Disc.”  At this point she decided to leave the fiddle world behind and focus on jazz violin, swing and improv.

 

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

The Riverside Grill - Brunch -Johann Helton

10:00am to 1:00pm

Price: FREE

Join us for our Idaho Grand Breakfast Buffet, featuring local cuisine and music from 10 to 1 by classical guitarist Johann Helton.

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Casino Rueda Salsa Dancing

Doors open at 8:00pm, Dancing from 9:00pm to 12:00pm

Price: All Ages, $5.00 at the door

Join us for a fun, elegant evening of dancing in The Sapphire Room. This is a dress-up, suit and tie affair. DJ Filmon of Boise Casino Rueda presents a gorgeous lineup of music for Salsa dancing. The Sapphire Room will provide four dance floors in a beautiful setting. Full bar, appetizers, and drinks available.

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

The Sandbar - Blues Addicts, Carolina Morning

Price: FREE

Blues Addicts - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Whether it's Chicago Blues, British Blues, Texas Blues or Southern rock blues, in their 6th year, The Blues Addicts are becoming one of Boise's most popular live show acts based on their dedication to playing the deeper cuts by popular artists.

 

Carolina Morning - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Idaho based band playing pure Idaho music, with a mix of Southern Rock / Country / Rockabilly and Blues

Friday, May 30th, 2014

The Sandbar - Steve Eaton

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

from Blue Desert:

Steve Eaton, a great songwriter …..

As a songwriter, Steve’s songs have earned gold and platinum records for The Carpenters and Art Garfunkel. His songs have also been recorded by many other artists, including Glen Campbell, The Righteous Brothers, Ann Murray, and Lee Greenwood.

Steve has received Emmy nominations for his original music written for PBS and has written music for the Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Some consider his song Idaho I Love You to be the true state song of Idaho.

As a performer, Steve has performed in a variety of venues all over the country, and has been a member of several bands including The Fabulous Chancellors and Paul Revere and the Raiders. Steve has played and shared the stage with many well-known entertainers and recently had the opportunity to open for Ray Charles.

As a recording artist, Steve’s first album “Hey, Mr. Dreamer” was released by Capitol Records to critical acclaim. Two of Steve’s early albums have recently been re-released by Vivid Sound Company. One of Steve’s most popular CDs is “Wish You Were Here,” a CD containing a selection of Steve’s songs that reflect his unique blend of rhythm and blues with influences of country and bluegrass. His “Montana in a Song” and the “The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore” have been acclaimed for their poignant lyrics and distinctive arrangements. Steve’s latest CD is entitled “Out of the Blues” and reflects Steve’s signature keyboard style on this mix of

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

The Sandbar - Paul Basile of "Great Elk"

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

We were delighted to learn that Paul Basille of the New York band  "Great Elk" is passing through Boise on his solo tour.                                                                                                                                                   

To view a video of Paul Basille, CLICK HERE.

To view Paul Basile's Facebook page, CLICK HERE.

Recent review from The Yakima Herald.  Paul Basile lives in a trailer on a Christmas tree farm outside of Eugene, Ore., where he moved after forming the band Great Elk in Brooklyn.

This seems appropriate. Basile, who on Sunday will headline the inaugural show in a new songwriter series at The Seasons Performance Hall, was born and raised in New York state before spending several years in Alaska and moving back to New York. He is a thoughtful songwriter and a nuanced singer whose music is just about perfect for watching rain collect on your window as you sip a cup of coffee.... (Click here to read the rest of the review.)

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

The Sandbar - Dan Costello

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Blending classical, bluegrass, funk, rock, jazz, and folk may be difficult, even hazardous, but singer-songwriter and guitarist Dan Costello is up to the challenge. His performance experience ranges from hard rock bands to jazz ensembles to medieval instrumental troupes. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar in 2001 and works both in and out of the scholastic realm as a performer, accompanist, editor, composer, arranger, lyricist, teacher, and producer. Costello is an outspoken advocate of local grassroots music. To learn more about Dan Costello, CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

The Sandbar - Rob Harding

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Rob Harding is a professional guitarist, singer, song writer originally from southern Idaho, now living in Austin, Texas. His thirty-plus years of experience began in the early 1980′s, when he teamed up with Cowboy Ernie Sites and opened for such acts as Riders in the Sky, David Grisman, and Ritchie Havens. He subsequently joined the folk-country band Desertsong who toured from Montana to Alaska, then after various solo and combo stints became part of the Piranha Brothers Band, playing 60′s & 70′s rock and pop and opening for, among others, Marshal Tucker Band. During this same period Rob helped found the 50′s rock band Those Phabulous Phakers, opening for the Tokens and backing the Drifters.

In the 90′s, while playing with the pop-rock-jazz Bob Nora Band he also helped form the bluegrass band Deadline Ridge, performing for festivals across the Northwest and opening for Doyle Lawson and Cherry Holmes. Around 2000, Rob gigged with bass player Randy Roberts and his western swing-pop band Cow Blues in the Sun Valley, Idaho area, opening for Robert Cray.

Around 2005, he toured with Johnny U and Cowboy Company, playing western swing and cowboy songs from Reno to Fort Lauderdale. During this time the jazz band Great Riff Jazz asked Rob to join them. He played with them until 2010 when he traveled to Austin, Texas to visit Randy Roberts, who had been bass man for well known Texas artist Doug Moreland. Doug included Rob in his act “The Flying Armadillos” who have since opened for Asleep at the Wheel, Robert Earl Keen, Dale Watson, Johnny Lee, Billie Joe Shaver, and Junior Brown. To learn more about Rob and to hear his music, CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Songwriters Forum - The Idaho Songwriters Association

Doors open at 5:00pm, Music starts at 6:00pm

Price: FREE

Songwriters' Forum - The Idaho Songwriters Association

The Songwriters' Forum is a fantastic evening music lovers won't want to miss. The comfortable atmosphere and excellent musicianship have made this a favorite event for a growing number of songwriters and listeners - in a beautiful room where the music comes first and every seat is great. Everyone is welcome to this FREE night of music! Appetizers, dinner, and drinks available.

 

Monday, May 26th, 2014

The Sandbar - Floyd Stanton

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

The Sandbar - Blaze and Kelly, Wayne White

Blaze and Kelly - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

To listen to Blaze and Kelly is to experience a musical nirvana. Their art takes the listener beyond the realm of the temporal, and into those intangible places we call spirit, dreams, and love. There’s no doubt these two laughter-loving women can sing—Niccole’s powerful lead vocals blend perfectly with Mo’s sweet tone. But what makes them true artists is their ability to create emotion. To Blaze and Kelly, it’s not money, fame, or precision that creates happiness, but genuine human connection. And their songs illustrate the humanity, passion, and truth each one of us strives to feel and find gladness in.

Their songs range from the serious to the hilarious. But no matter what words have flowed from Niccole’s pen, each song resonates with those beautiful human emotions. From the love of a child, “Lena’s Lullaby,” to the recognition we’ve out-waisted our clothes, “Fat Pants,” to the intrepid journey named death, “Mama,” the listener has no choice but to feel connected to the music. Each person finds a little of herself or himself in every song.

To learn more about Blaze and Kelly and to listen to their music, CLICK HERE.

 

 

Wayne White - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Award-winning professional finger style acoustic guitarist and songwriter.

To learn more about Wayne White and to listen to his music, CLICK HERE.

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Private Event - Wedding

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

The Sandbar - Amy Rose and the Ben Burdick Trio, Smooth Avenue

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Price: FREE

2:00pm to 5:00pm - Amy Rose and The Ben Burdick Trio.

6:00pm to 9:00pm -  Smooth Avenue.

 

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Chicks n' Giggles

Price: To Be Announced

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

The Sandbar - Country Club

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

The Sandbar - Douglas Cameron

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Since making music a career in 1995, Douglas Cameron has released 11 albums of his music, extensively toured the West year after year, played with all sorts of big name artists, played at premier concert venues, won a nationwide songwriting contest, has had his songs placed in TV ads and films, and has grown a considerable fan base all while staying fiercely independent. With no record label or big corporate money behind him, Douglas Cameron calls his own shots, and he likes it that way. The stories are endless, from being backed by the Pam Tillis Band for a performance in Nashville, TN, to playing for 10,000 people at Red Rocks Amphitheater outside Denver, CO, to watching his truck blow up on the side of the road in Wyoming, Cameron continues his musical journey while allowing all these events of life to inspire his songs.

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

The Sandbar - Soul Serene

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Soul Serene is a Rock/Pop/Reggae Band that hails from Boise, ID. The original music of Soul Serene is energetic and explosive, yet smooth and sometimes psychedelic. The music is influenced by the likes of The Beatles, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Dylan. Soul Serene sounds like Sublime, Dispatch, Pearl Jam and the Stone Temple Pilots. The band loves to throw a few familiar covers into the mix also; sometimes playing them in a traditional style and sometimes Soul Serene adds a fresh new twist.

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

The Sandbar - Travis Ward

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Travis Ward, CLICK HERE.

“Too authentic to be considered alt anything. Ward is an evocative, charismatic singer-songwriter who embraces diverse shards of Americana. Time-warped kaleidoscopes —sparse, historically reverent and pretty terrific.” — Michael Deeds, Idaho Statesman

Monday, May 19th, 2014

The Sandbar - Gayle Chapman

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Gayle Chapman, click here.

Gayle Chapman's vocals are all you need to make your day complete, and she plays tricky little guitar licks that bring a great big smile to your face.  This lady has decades of experience and a bittersweet outlook on life, and it all comes bubbling to the surface as she plugs in and starts to sing.  When she asks what you'd like to hear, just shout out "Good Irish Girl," and sit back and be prepared for one of the best experiences of your life.  Then stick around, there's more to come.

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

BAR365 - Johann Helton

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Price: FREE

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

The Sandbar - Hillfolk Noir, Steve Eaton

Hillfolk Noir - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fronted by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Travis Ward, Hillfolk Noir is a trio of neo-traditionalists playing traditional music on traditional instruments for non-traditional times. They call it Junkerdash, and it’s a sound brewed from folk, bluegrass, punk, string-band blues and other influences musical and otherwise. Recommended pairings: Drinking and dancing.

Hillfolk Noir’s touring lineup usually but not always consists of:

Travis Ward: Guitar, suitcase and singing

Alison Ward: Musical saw, washboard, banjo and singing

Mike Waite: Double bass

Hillfolk Noir has performed with Built to Spill, Neko Case, Justin Townes Earle, James McMurtry, Deer Tick, Gourds, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, The Devil Makes Three, Charlie Parr, Dark Dark Dark, Finn Riggins, Gerald Collier, Caleb Klauder, Train, Glen Phillips, Jesse Dayton, Neva Dinova and tons of other great acts that you may or may not have heard of.
Steve Eaton - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

from Blue Desert:

Steve Eaton, a great songwriter …..

As a songwriter, Steve’s songs have earned gold and platinum records for The Carpenters and Art Garfunkel. His songs have also been recorded by many other artists, including Glen Campbell, The Righteous Brothers, Ann Murray, and Lee Greenwood.

Steve has received Emmy nominations for his original music written for PBS and has written music for the Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Some consider his song Idaho I Love You to be the true state song of Idaho.

As a performer, Steve has performed in a variety of venues all over the country, and has been a member of several bands including The Fabulous Chancellors and Paul Revere and the Raiders. Steve has played and shared the stage with many well-known entertainers and recently had the opportunity to open for Ray Charles.

As a recording artist, Steve’s first album “Hey, Mr. Dreamer” was released by Capitol Records to critical acclaim. Two of Steve’s early albums have recently been re-released by Vivid Sound Company. One of Steve’s most popular CDs is “Wish You Were Here,” a CD containing a selection of Steve’s songs that reflect his unique blend of rhythm and blues with influences of country and bluegrass. His “Montana in a Song” and the “The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore” have been acclaimed for their poignant lyrics and distinctive arrangements. Steve’s latest CD is entitled “Out of the Blues” and reflects Steve’s signature keyboard style on this mix of

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Andy Byron's Americana Music Series Presents Peter Rowan

Doors open at 6:00pm, Music starts at 7:00pm

Price: $25.00 General Admission, $35.00 Preferred Seating

For tickets, CLICK HERE.

Grammy-award winner and six-time Grammy nominee Peter Rowan is a singer/songwriter spanning over five decades.  From his early years playing under the tutelage of Bluegrass veteran Bill Monroe to his time in Old & In The Way with Jerry Garcia and breakout as a solo musician and bandleader, Rowan has built a devoted international fan base through solid stream of records, collaborate projects and constant touring.

Opening act: Andy Byron with special guest, national fiddle champion Matthew Hartz.

 

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

The Sandbar - Tambalka

2:00pm to 5:00pm

Price: FREE

Join us next to the beautiful Boise River for the Sandbar's Grand Opening!  Tambalka presents an intriguing blend of Latin, Rumba, and Mediterranean. To learn more about Tambalka, CLICK HERE.

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

BAR365 - Ben Burdick

5pm - 8pm

Price: FREE

Ben Burdick performs originals, jazz standards, pop tunes and improvisations. A music veteran of 30 years, Ben has performed and recorded with Grammy‐nominated Rosalie Sorrels, singer/songwriter Rebecca Scott and many other artists in Boise. Ben’s guitar work can be heard encompassing blues, jazz, country, fusion, finger‐style, bluegrass, rock, and an occasional diversion into the avant garde. His own albums, demonstrate his diversity: “Burdick contradicts the jack‐of‐all‐trades aphorism; he truly is master of all.” - Alan Fark (2004 CD review of Acoustic Musings)
"...Burdick really can play. It only takes listening to him for a few seconds to tell he's a real jazzer —Dan McMahon, Boise Weekly

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

The Sandbar - Smooth Avenue

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

The Riverside Hotel Ball Room - Sun Valley Jazz Presents High Street

Doors open at 6:00pm, Music starts at 7:00pm

Price: General Admission $17.00, Priority Seating $27.00

High energy party dance band. These ultimate entertainers are guaranteed to lift your spirits and get your feet a dancin’!  www.HighSTBband.com Join us in the Riverside Hotel's Grand Ballroom with an enormous floating dance floor.

For tickets, CLICK HERE.

A wonderful dinner buffet will be available from 5:00pm to 7:30pm. $20.00 per person, (includes gratuity and tax). Call 343-1871 for reservations. Menu for the buffet will be posted soon.

For special room packages, please contact The Riverside Hotel at 208-343-1871 

Package 1
$105
Dinner Buffet for Two
Standard Guest Room
Breakfast Buffet for Two
Package 2
$125
Dinner Buffet for Two
Upgraded Room
Breakfast Buffet for Two

Friday, May 16th, 2014

BAR365 - Rob Harding

5:00pm to 7:30pm

Price: FREE

Rob Harding is a professional guitarist, singer, song writer originally from southern Idaho, now living in Austin, Texas. His thirty-plus years of experience began in the early 1980′s, when he teamed up with Cowboy Ernie Sites and opened for such acts as Riders in the Sky, David Grisman, and Ritchie Havens. He subsequently joined the folk-country band Desertsong who toured from Montana to Alaska, then after various solo and combo stints became part of the Piranha Brothers Band, playing 60′s & 70′s rock and pop and opening for, among others, Marshal Tucker Band. During this same period Rob helped found the 50′s rock band Those Phabulous Phakers, opening for the Tokens and backing the Drifters.

In the 90′s, while playing with the pop-rock-jazz Bob Nora Band he also helped form the bluegrass band Deadline Ridge, performing for festivals across the Northwest and opening for Doyle Lawson and Cherry Holmes. Around 2000, Rob gigged with bass player Randy Roberts and his western swing-pop band Cow Blues in the Sun Valley, Idaho area, opening for Robert Cray.

Around 2005, he toured with Johnny U and Cowboy Company, playing western swing and cowboy songs from Reno to Fort Lauderdale. During this time the jazz band Great Riff Jazz asked Rob to join them. He played with them until 2010 when he traveled to Austin, Texas to visit Randy Roberts, who had been bass man for well known Texas artist Doug Moreland. Doug included Rob in his act “The Flying Armadillos” who have since opened for Asleep at the Wheel, Robert Earl Keen, Dale Watson, Johnny Lee, Billie Joe Shaver, and Junior Brown. To learn more about Rob and to hear his music, CLICK HERE.

Friday, May 16th, 2014

The Sandbar - Tom Taylor and Douglas Narry

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Tom Taylor

Tom Taylor is a full Time Songwriter and Musician from the Boise/Treasure Valley area! A professional musician, Tom provides quality entertainment as a solo performer or with a two piece band! "The Tom Taylor Band" features: Tom on Vocals and Guitar and guest percussionist/drummer. He performs 2 to 3 sets of popular cover songs and originals for a total 2 to 3:30hrs of entertainment. The cover songs and originals are based in the American rock, pop, singer songwriter, and British invasion genres ie.. (The Beatles, Tom Petty, Arcade Fire, Mumford and Sons, Oasis, The Black Keys, Jet, Foo fighters, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Creedence Clearwater, Simon and Garfunkel etc.. the old meets new sound.)

Douglas Narry

The talented percussionist of the band Tambalka, Douglas Narry presents an intriguing blend of Rumba, Latin, gypsy, and Mediterranea and much more than can be described here! For more about Douglas Narry and Tambalka, CLICK HERE.

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

The Sandbar- Dan Costello

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Blending classical, bluegrass, funk, rock, jazz, and folk may be difficult, even hazardous, but singer-songwriter and guitarist Dan Costello is up to the challenge. His performance experience ranges from hard rock bands to jazz ensembles to medieval instrumental troupes. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar in 2001 and works both in and out of the scholastic realm as a performer, accompanist, editor, composer, arranger, lyricist, teacher, and producer. Costello is an outspoken advocate of local grassroots music. To learn more about Dan Costello, CLICK HERE.

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

The Sandbar - Dave Manion and Bernie Reilly

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

BAR365 - Steve Eaton

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

from Blue Desert:

Steve Eaton, a great songwriter …..

As a songwriter, Steve’s songs have earned gold and platinum records for The Carpenters and Art Garfunkel. His songs have also been recorded by many other artists, including Glen Campbell, The Righteous Brothers, Ann Murray, and Lee Greenwood.

Steve has received Emmy nominations for his original music written for PBS and has written music for the Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Some consider his song Idaho I Love You to be the true state song of Idaho.

As a performer, Steve has performed in a variety of venues all over the country, and has been a member of several bands including The Fabulous Chancellors and Paul Revere and the Raiders. Steve has played and shared the stage with many well-known entertainers and recently had the opportunity to open for Ray Charles.

As a recording artist, Steve’s first album “Hey, Mr. Dreamer” was released by Capitol Records to critical acclaim. Two of Steve’s early albums have recently been re-released by Vivid Sound Company. One of Steve’s most popular CDs is “Wish You Were Here,” a CD containing a selection of Steve’s songs that reflect his unique blend of rhythm and blues with influences of country and bluegrass. His “Montana in a Song” and the “The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore” have been acclaimed for their poignant lyrics and distinctive arrangements. Steve’s latest CD is entitled “Out of the Blues” and reflects Steve’s signature keyboard style on this mix of jazz and blues arrangements.

Monday, May 12th, 2014

BAR365 - Pat Folkner

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Patricia, CLICK HERE.

Patricia Folkner, of Boise, Idaho, is an accomplished guitarist/singer who blends jazz and folk into her own unique style and sound—a sound that keeps listeners engrossed. She’s a guitarist, not just a player, with chops that most guys envy. And her vocals….clear and beautiful. Pat is the antithesis of the raw, edgy, angst-ridden singer/songwriter. Her playing and singing can be summed up as “smooth and sophisticated”, and, as many a fan has stated, she’s “very, very easy on the ears”.  

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Mother's Day Buffet - Ballroom

Enjoy the music of pianists Christian Housel and Rex Miller during our elegant Mother's Day Grand Easter Buffet.

Reservations may also be made for our Riverside Grill Grand Breakfast Buffet. Music by guitarist Wayne White and harpist Stephanie Leavell.

For reservations and details, call The Riverside Hotel at 208-343-1871.

Riverside - Mothers Day Website Info 2014

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

BAR365 - Mississippi Marshall

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Mississippi Marshall, CLICK HERE.

Marshall's music is so entertaining - come and enjoy music by one of our most sought-after musicians.

Rockabilly Blues with guitar stying ranging from good old fashion Delta Blues to searing Texas boogie and all points in between!

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - The Idaho Songwriters Association Presents Danny O'Keefe

Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 8:00pm, ends at 11:00pm

Price: $20.00 Preferred Seating, $15.00 General Seating, $40.00 Family Four-Pack, $52.00 Meet and Greet and CD (2 seats, 1 CD - Meet Danny before the show.)

For tickets, CLICK HERE.

Danny O'Keefe, "A National Treasure" makes a rare Boise appearance. Bring your friends to hear this superb singer/songwriter.  Danny originally entered the spotlight with his top ten hit, "Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues", and he's well known among aficionados as the author of "On the Road", a quintessential hit for Jackson Browne. O'Keefe's songs have been covered by a rootsy coterie of classy artists, including Judy Collins, Donnie Hathaway, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Alan Jackson, Jimmy Buffett, Alison Kraus, John Denver, and Elvis Presley. Don't miss this unique show!

Friday, May 9th, 2014

BAR365 - Gayle Chapman

5:00pm to 7:30pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Gayle Chapman, click here.

Gayle Chapman's vocals are all you need to make your day complete, and she plays tricky little guitar licks that bring a great big smile to your face. This lady has decades of experience and a bittersweet outlook on life, and it all comes bubbling to the surface as she plugs in and starts to sing. When she asks what you'd like to hear, just shout out "Good Irish Girl," and sit back and be prepared for one of the best experiences of your life. Then stick around, there's more to come.

 

The Sapphire Room - The Idaho Songwriters Association

Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:30pm

Price: FREE

Three exceptionally talented songwriters share the stage at The Sapphire Room for an exciting night of original music. For preferred seating, contact Pat Folkner,   Chris Green, or Deborah Day.
This is a free event; bring your friends!

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

BAR365 - Douglas Cameron

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Douglas Cameron and to sample his music, click here.  Since making music a career in 1995, Douglas Cameron has released 11 albums of his music, extensively toured the West year after year, played with all sorts of big name artists, played at premier concert venues, won a nationwide songwriting contest, has had his songs placed in TV ads and films, and has grown a considerable fan base all while staying fiercely independent. With no record label or big corporate money behind him, Douglas Cameron calls his own shots, and he likes it that way. The stories are endless, from being backed by the Pam Tillis Band for a performance in Nashville, TN, to playing for 10,000 people at Red Rocks Amphitheater outside Denver, CO, to watching his truck blow up on the side of the road in Wyoming, Cameron continues his musical journey while allowing all these events of life to inspire his songs.

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

BAR365 Tom Taylor and Douglas Narry

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Tom Taylor and to sample his music, CLICK HERE.

For more about Douglas Narry, CLICK HERE.

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Private Event

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

BAR365 - Jim Lewis

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

With his ever-present sense of humor, Jim Lewis is a unique and versatile musician with a diversity of musical skill sets and knowledge to draw upon. Jim is an acoustic and electric guitar player, music educator, performer, composer, and singer-songwriter, with over 35 years of professional experience.

To learn more about Jim Lewis, CLICK HERE.

Monday, May 5th, 2014

BAR365 - Wayne White

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Wayne and his music, CLICK HERE.

I first heard the Beatles at my home in Sunny Slope, Idaho when I was 10 and felt drawn to the harmony. The Beatles influenced me to begin playing guitar and understanding the intricacies of music. By age 15 I began recording original music with my band. I studied at Boise State University and graduated from Musician’s Institute in 1991 in Hollywood, California. I have explored many styles of playing in my career and finger style solo guitar is the most challenging and satisfying to play and listen to. Alternating bass lines, cascading melodies and beautiful open tunings allow the guitar to be heard the way it was meant to be. Artists such as Alex De Grassi, Michael Hedges and Laurence Juber are a few who inspire me with their endless vision and technique.

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

BAR365 - Rex Miller

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Rex Miller and his music, CLICK HERE.

Rex’s original piano compositions have been entertaining and touching audiences for almost two decades.  As a solo performer Rex plays an eclectic mix of his own compositions as well as moving renditions of blues, jazz, and pop standards.

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

Private Event - Fundsy

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

BAR365 - Shon Sanders

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Shon, CLICK HERE.

Shon's father, a professional musician, had a massive and quite eclectic record collection. "Growing up there  was always music in the house! My parents were into everything....classical, jazz, blues, folk, and rock.  But it was the funk and soul records that blew my mind at a very young age! All that stuff about women and love...I didn't know what all of it meant but I knew it moved me!" Inspired by the likes of Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Isaac Hayes, and Teddy Pendergrass, just to name a few, Shon began his journey finding his own soulful voice. The many influences of all the different genres of music that surrounded him in his youth can be found in Shon's unique sound.

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

BAR365 - Douglas Cameron

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Douglas and to sample his music, please CLICK HERE.

Since making music a career in 1995, Douglas Cameron has released 11 albums of his music, extensively toured the West year after year, played with all sorts of big name artists, played at premier concert venues, won a nationwide songwriting contest, has had his songs placed in TV ads and films, and has grown a considerable fan base all while staying fiercely independent. With no record label or big corporate money behind him, Douglas Cameron calls his own shots, and he likes it that way. The stories are endless, from being backed by the Pam Tillis Band for a performance in Nashville, TN, to playing for 10,000 people at Red Rocks Amphitheater outside Denver, CO, to watching his truck blow up on the side of the road in Wyoming, Cameron continues his musical journey while allowing all these events of life to inspire his songs.

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

BAR365 - Mississippi Marshall

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

Mississippi Marshall was raised in the MS Delta and brings a piece of it with him everywhere he goes. He is a singer / songwriter/ guitarist and even blows a little harmonica when no one’s looking.
He is also a blues historian, and he hosts a vintage blues radio show on Monday nights at KRBX 89.9 and 93.5fm in the Boise area.

To learn more about Marshall, CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

BAR365 - Pat Folkner

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

Patricia Folkner, of Boise, Idaho, is an accomplished guitarist/singer who blends jazz and folk into her own unique style and sound—a sound that keeps listeners engrossed. She’s a guitarist, not just a player, with chops that most guys envy. And her vocals….clear and beautiful. Pat is the antithesis of the raw, edgy, angst-ridden singer/songwriter. Her playing and singing can be summed up as “smooth and sophisticated”, and, as many a fan has stated, she’s “very, very easy on the ears”.  To learn more about Patricia, CLICK HERE.

The Sapphire Room - Songwriters Forum - The Idaho Songwriters Association

Doors open at 6:00pm, Show starts at 7:00pm

Price: FREE

Songwriters' Forum - The Idaho Songwriters Association

The Songwriters' Forum is a fantastic evening music lovers won't want to miss. The comfortable atmosphere and excellent musicianship have made this a favorite event for a growing number of songwriters and listeners - in a beautiful room where the music comes first and every seat is great. Everyone is welcome to this FREE night of music! Appetizers, dinner, and drinks available.

 

Monday, April 28th, 2014

BAR365 - Dave Manion and Bernie Reilly

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

BAR365 - Don Holton

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

Born in California, Don has been playing the piano since he was very young. Don is also a song writer and recording artist, with his music receiving a lot of airplay on US radio stations.

Don worked with Mr. Bo Didley plus major American bands in original acts. He has travelled all over the world entertaining in hotels in Australia, Indonesia, Scandinavian countries, Germany and many other countries.

The Riverside Hotel Lobby - Suzuki Piano Students

12:00pm

Price: FREE

Join us in the lobby of The Riverside Hotel to enjoy music performed by some of Boise's best Suzuki piano students! A free performance in our spacious and comfortable lobby. Everyone welcome to join us as we support these hard-working students by attending and listening to the pieces they have prepared.


The Sapphire Room - Boise Casino Ruedo - Salsa Dancing

Doors open at 8pm, dancing starts at 9pm

Price: $5.00

This is a dress-up affair - Salsa Dancing in the elegant Sapphire Room! Dinner and full bar - bring your dancing shoes and enjoy music by DJ Filmon. ABOUT CASINO RUEDA

Friday, April 25th, 2014

BAR365 - Ben Burdick

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Ben Burdick, CLICK HERE.

Ben Burdick performs originals, jazz standards, pop tunes and improvisations. A music veteran of 30 years, Ben has performed and recorded with Grammy‐nominated Rosalie Sorrels, singer/songwriter Rebecca Scott and many other artists in Boise. Ben’s guitar work can be heard encompassing blues, jazz, country, fusion, finger‐style, bluegrass, rock, and an occasional diversion into the avant garde. His own albums, demonstrate his diversity: “Burdick contradicts the jack‐of‐all‐trades aphorism; he truly is master of all.” - Alan Fark (2004 CD review of Acoustic Musings)
"...Burdick really can play. It only takes listening to him for a few seconds to tell he's a real jazzer —Dan McMahon, Boise Weekly

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

BAR365 - Steve Eaton

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Price: FREE

from Blue Desert:

Steve Eaton, a great songwriter …..

As a songwriter, Steve’s songs have earned gold and platinum records for The Carpenters and Art Garfunkel. His songs have also been recorded by many other artists, including Glen Campbell, The Righteous Brothers, Ann Murray, and Lee Greenwood.

Steve has received Emmy nominations for his original music written for PBS and has written music for the Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Some consider his song Idaho I Love You to be the true state song of Idaho.

As a performer, Steve has performed in a variety of venues all over the country, and has been a member of several bands including The Fabulous Chancellors and Paul Revere and the Raiders. Steve has played and shared the stage with many well-known entertainers and recently had the opportunity to open for Ray Charles.

As a recording artist, Steve’s first album “Hey, Mr. Dreamer” was released by Capitol Records to critical acclaim. Two of Steve’s early albums have recently been re-released by Vivid Sound Company. One of Steve’s most popular CDs is “Wish You Were Here,” a CD containing a selection of Steve’s songs that reflect his unique blend of rhythm and blues with influences of country and bluegrass. His “Montana in a Song” and the “The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore” have been acclaimed for their poignant lyrics and distinctive arrangements. Steve’s latest CD is entitled “Out of the Blues” and reflects Steve’s signature keyboard style on this mix of jazz and blues arrangements.

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - The Boise Blues Society Presents Matthew Curry

Doors open at 5:30pm, Show starts at 6:30pm, ends at 9:00pm

Price: FREE - Tax-Deductible Donations Appreciated

The Boise Blues Society presents Matthew Curry  Enjoy an evening of world-class blues in the beautiful Sapphire Room - Boise's best listening room. Dinner and drinks available all evening.

 With Matthew’s mature vocals, range of guitar sounds, and band rocking as tight as ever with solid arrangements, his first CD, "If I Don't Got You" received high marks in the International Blues Competition. “If I Don’t Got You” is one of NPR’s “5 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing” in their Heavy Rotation.  “Blinded By the Darkness” won in the best blues song of the International Songwriting Competition.His second CD “Electric Religion” is already receiving popular and critical acclaim both in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia.   Matthew Curry is a 2013 inductee into the prestigious Brotherhood of the Guitar sponsored by Guitar Center, Ernie Ball, and Fender Guitars and he was featured in the UK’s widely-read Blues Matters.  Matthew was also one of five international finalists in Ampeg’s “Straight-Up Tone” competition. In 2012 "High Water Everywhere" was featured on the House of Blues Radio Hour Emerging Artists.

Matthew’s touring band now includes drummer Tim Kramp, bassist Tim Brickner, and Mike Nellas on keyboards. Former members (Jeff Paxton, Greg Neville) of The Fury continue to write music together. Matthew has played with the greats since the start - jamming regularly with Tommy Castro, Bernard Allison, Bryan Lee, and Ronnie Baker Brooks.

Matthew has played major festivals such as the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, the Chicago Blues Festival, the King Biscuit Blues Festival, and the Ride Festival in Telluride, CO. Matthew Curry will be playing the BluesFest Byron Bay  and to open for Robben Ford in Australia.  Matthew has opened for Foreigner, and will be touring with the Steve Miller Band across Canada, and through-out the United States with Peter Frampton and The Doobie Brothers.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

BAR365 - Gayle Chapman

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Gayle Chapman, CLICK HERE.

 

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

BAR365 - Tom Taylor and Duhglas Narry

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Tom Taylor and to sample his music, CLICK HERE.

For more about Duhglas Narry, CLICK HERE.

Monday, April 21st, 2014

BAR365 - Garth Olson

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

Garth Olson is a versatile and sought-after keyboardist and arranger in the Seattle area known for his proven ability to shine in a wide variety of musical contexts. To learn more about Garth, CLICK HERE.

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

EASTER BRUNCH - The Ballroom

Starts at 9:00am

Enjoy the music of harpists Stephanie Leavell and Jacqueline Marcus in our Ballroom during our elegant Grand Easter Buffet.

Or join us in The Riverside Grill for our Grand Breakfast Buffet, with music by guitarists Johann Helton and Ben Burdick.

For reservations, contact The Riverside Hotel - 208-343-1871.

Riverside - Easter Website Info 2014 JPEG

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

The Riverside Hotel Lobby - Suzuki Piano Students

12:00pm

Price: FREE

Join us in the lobby of The Riverside Hotel to enjoy music performed by some of Boise's best Suzuki piano students! A free performance in our spacious and comfortable lobby. Everyone welcome to join us as we support these hard-working students by attending and listening to the pieces they have prepared. See you there!

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Juke Daddys

Doors open at 6:00pm, show from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Juke Daddys, CLICK HERE.

 
This 3 piece Rockabilly Blues band with searing guitar and a rock-solid rythym section sets a blues groove ranging from good old fashioned Delta Blues to hard rocking Texas blues, and all points in between.
 

Friday, April 18th, 2014

BAR365 - Johann Helton

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Price: FREE

 "It was a Sunday night in February 1964 when The Beatles first performed on the Ed Sullivan Show. I was just a kid, but after that night nothing was the same. Within a year I had saved enough money to buy my first instrument. My folks were so impressed that I had shown the initiative to acquire an instrument on my own that they helped me buy my first amp. (A Silvertone, of course!) My first band was formed within weeks of becoming 'armed'. And it's never stopped. Life has always been music and music has been life for me. Rock and Roll was first. Then came Classical Guitar. Funky music. Jazz. Folk. Electric guitar. Classical guitar. Acoustic guitar. 12-string. Electric bass. Upright bass..."  (to learn more about Johann, CLICK HERE.

 

Friday, April 18th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Tom Hook - The Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree's Riverside Boise Music Series

Doors open at 6:30, TWO SHOWS - 7:30pm and 9:30pm

Price: General Admission $17.00, Priority Seating $27.00, Meet and Greet $30.00

For tickets, CLICK HERE.

The Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree presents Tom Hook in their new Riverside Boise Music Series! Join us in the intimate and beautiful Sapphire Room as this New Orleans star brings Bourbon Street to Boise. Expect to laugh, cry, clap and howl.

For special room packages, please contact The Riverside Hotel at 208-343-1871 

Package 1
$105
Dinner for Two
Standard Guest Room
Breakfast Buffet for Two
Package 2
$125
Dinner for Two
Upgraded Room
Breakfast Buffet for Two

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - University of Idaho Jazz Band

Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:30pm

Price: FREE

Enjoy The University of Idaho's top jazz band - a traditional big band featuring 5 saxophones, ten brass instruments, and an excellent rhythm section. FREE. All ages venue.

The Sapphire Room is Boise's best music listening room, in the style of an old New York Jazz venue. All ages welcome. Guests are seated at tables -- dinner and drinks will be available throughout the evening.

 

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

BAR365 - Douglas Cameron

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Douglas Cameron, CLICK HERE. 

Since making music a career in 1995, Douglas Cameron has released 11 albums of his music, extensively toured the West year after year, played with all sorts of big name artists, played at premier concert venues, won a nationwide songwriting contest, has had his songs placed in TV ads and films, and has grown a considerable fan base all while staying fiercely independent. With no record label or big corporate money behind him, Douglas Cameron calls his own shots, and he likes it that way. The stories are endless, from being backed by the Pam Tillis Band for a performance in Nashville, TN, to playing for 10,000 people at Red Rocks Amphitheater outside Denver, CO, to watching his truck blow up on the side of the road in Wyoming, Cameron continues his musical journey while allowing all these events of life to inspire his songs.

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

BAR365 - Rob Harding

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Rob Harding and to sample his music, CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

BAR365 - Sean Hatton and Bernie Reilly

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Sean Hatton and to hear samples of his music, CLICK HERE.  For Bernie Reilly, CLICK HERE.

 

Monday, April 14th, 2014

BAR 365 - Dave Manion and Bernie Reilly

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Dave Manion, CLICK HERE.  To learn more about Bernie Reilly, CLICK HERE.

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

BAR 365 - Gayle Chapman

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Gayle Chapman, click here.

Gayle Chapman's vocals are all you need to make your day complete, and she plays tricky little guitar licks that bring a great big smile to your face.  This lady has decades of experience and a bittersweet outlook on life, and it all comes bubbling to the surface as she plugs in and starts to sing.  When she asks what you'd like to hear, just shout out "Good Irish Girl," and sit back and be prepared for one of the best experiences of your life.  Then stick around, there's more to come.

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Montana Rose and Friends - The Idaho Songwriters Association

Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 8:00pm

Price: Preferred Seating $12.00, $40.00 Couple Meet & Greet, General Admission $8.00, Family Four-Pack $20.00

 

Montana Rose brings her dynamic vocals and high plains sparkle to The Sapphire Room for aconcert you won't want to miss. This lady can sin!

For tickets, CLICK HERE.

Opening songwriters Brad Aggen and Lyle Pops Evans - two of the top country pickers in Idaho!

Friday, April 11th, 2014

BAR365 - Tom Taylor and Duhglas Narry

5:00pm to 7:30

Price: FREE

To learn more about Tom Taylor and to sample his music, click here.

Tom Taylor is a full time songwriter and musician from the Boise/Treasure Valley area. He has a beautiful, soulful voice and is an amazing guitarist - our guests love it whenever Tom shares his music with us. Cover songs and originals are based in the American rock, pop, singer songwriter, and British invasion genres, ie The Beatles, Tom Petty, Arcade Fire, Mumford and Sons, Oasis, The Black Keys, Jet, Foo fighters, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Creedence Clearwater, Simon and Garfunkel etc. The old meets the new perfectly in Tom's music!

Friday, April 11th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Sandpiper Circuit Sampler - The Idaho Songwriters Association

Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7:30pm

Price: Preferred Seating $15.00, General Admission $10.00, Family 4-Packs $5.00 per seat for 4 seats

For tickets, CLICK HERE.

Join us for an outstanding evening, celebrating the 25 year history of the Sandpiper Circuit. The Idaho Songwriters Association proudly presents its first Sandpiper Sampler Concert: Starring Kenny Saunders and Johnny Shoes, Rick Bollar and Bill Barton, Dee Hisel and Rod Dyer, Jim Fishwild, and playing together for the first time in a long time, Cuando Cuando with Don Cunningham and Greg Martinez.

The Sapphire Room is the perfect place to enjoy 'live music. Plush seating, excellent sight lines, superb sound system, full bar and restaurant, plenty of free parking, and an all-ages venue.

 

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

BAR365 - Steve Eaton

5:00pm to 7:30pm

Price: FREE

from Blue Desert:

Steve Eaton, a great songwriter …..

As a songwriter, Steve’s songs have earned gold and platinum records for The Carpenters and Art Garfunkel. His songs have also been recorded by many other artists, including Glen Campbell, The Righteous Brothers, Ann Murray, and Lee Greenwood.

Steve has received Emmy nominations for his original music written for PBS and has written music for the Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Some consider his song Idaho I Love You to be the true state song of Idaho.

As a performer, Steve has performed in a variety of venues all over the country, and has been a member of several bands including The Fabulous Chancellors and Paul Revere and the Raiders. Steve has played and shared the stage with many well-known entertainers and recently had the opportunity to open for Ray Charles.

As a recording artist, Steve’s first album “Hey, Mr. Dreamer” was released by Capitol Records to critical acclaim. Two of Steve’s early albums have recently been re-released by Vivid Sound Company. One of Steve’s most popular CDs is “Wish You Were Here,” a CD containing a selection of Steve’s songs that reflect his unique blend of rhythm and blues with influences of country and bluegrass. His “Montana in a Song” and the “The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore” have been acclaimed for their poignant lyrics and distinctive arrangements. Steve’s latest CD is entitled “Out of the Blues” and reflects Steve’s signature keyboard style on this mix of jazz and blues arrangements.

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Karla Bonoff - Andy Byron's Americana Music Series

Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7:30pm

Price: Price: $25.00$25.00 General Admission, $35.00 Preferred Seating

With a career spanning four decades, Bonoff  has enjoyed critical acclaim, commercial success, enduring popularity and the unwavering respect of her peers. In addition to achieving chart success with her own recordings, Karla has seen her songs become hits for such stellar artists as Bonnie Raitt, Wynonna Judd and Linda Ronstadt. Many of Bonoff's ballads are now pop classics. All the while, she has continued to tour extensively, playing sold-out shows around the world. Karla's moving vocals on her rich, expressive songs is like standing beneath a sparkling waterfall-refreshing, exhilaration, restorative... and hearing them live can be transformative.

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

BAR365 - Dan Costello

5:00pm to 7:30pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Dan Costello, and to sample his music, CLICK HERE.

Blending classical, bluegrass, progressive rock, jazz, and folk may be difficult, even hazardous, but singer-songwriter and guitarist Dan Costello is up to the challenge. His performance experience ranges from hard rock bands to jazz ensembles to medieval instrumental troupes.

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Karla Bonoff - Andy Byron's Americana Music Series

Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7:30pm

Price: $25.00 General Admission, $35.00 Preferred Seating

With a career spanning four decades, Bonoff  has enjoyed critical acclaim, commercial success, enduring popularity and the unwavering respect of her peers. In addition to achieving chart success with her own recordings, Karla has seen her songs become hits for such stellar artists as Bonnie Raitt, Wynonna Judd and Linda Ronstadt. Many of Bonoff's ballads are now pop classics. All the while, she has continued to tour extensively, playing sold-out shows around the world. Karla's moving vocals on her rich, expressive songs is like standing beneath a sparkling waterfall-refreshing, exhilaration, restorative... and hearing them live can be transformative. 

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

BAR 365 - Mississippi Marshall

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

Marshall Hopper from The Juke Daddys.  To learn more about Marshall, CLICK HERE.

Monday, April 7th, 2014

BAR365 - Tom Taylor

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Price: FREE

 

Monday, April 7th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - The Boise Blues Society Presents Cee Cee James

Doors open at 5:30pm, show 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Price: Suggested Donation $5.00

The Boise Blues Society presents Cee Cee James.

Doors open at 5:30, show starts at 6:30. Join us for dinner, appetizers, and enjoy our full service bar.

TICKETS: A suggested donation of $5.00 will be collected at the door.

To learn more about Cee Cee James, CLICK HERE.


"When you witness a performance by Cee Cee James, the first thing that you're going to realize is that this woman is not going to hold anything back. She is going to give you a presentation that is bold, honest, driving and full of emotion. With a voice so big and raw that you cannot help but be drawn to its mighty force. Everything that Cee Cee has she is going to give. It has to be draining to put so much energy out, but you're most likely going to be feeling a bit fatigued yourself because this music makes you want to get up and dance and scream for more!".Written by Greg Johnson - Cascade Blues Association

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

BAR 365 - Pianist Chuck Smith

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Price: FREE

Enjoy the music of classical/jazz pianist Chuck Smith in BAR365!

Chuck will entertain us until 7:00pm, when our World Music Celebration begins in The Sapphire Room.

Boise, Idaho resident Chuck Smith is active throughout the Northwest as both a jazz pianist and a music educator. Born in St. Joseph, Missouri, he completed his masters degree at New York's Lehman College. As a pianist, he has appeared with numerous distinguished artists, including working for three years in Minneapolis with a charter member of Weather Report, drummer Eric Gravatt. While attending graduate school in New York, Smith's freelance work included accompanying vocalist Johnny Hartman, as well as working regularly with a jazz trio at World Trade Center One.

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Tambalka - The Afrosonics - Fidel Nshombo

Doors open at 6:00pm, Music starts at 7:00pm

Price: $20.00 General Admission, $30.00 Preferred Seating

To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE


One hundred percent of ticket sales for this concert will be given to boisetobukavu.org to help reunite our friend and fellow-Boisean, poet Fidel Nshombo, and his family.


TAMBALKA  tambalka.com
Tambalka presents an intriguing blend of Rumba, Latin, Gypsy, and Mediterranean!

AFROSONOCS  facebook.com/AFROSONICS
Since music is the universal language, it's only fitting that AFROSONICS  has chosen this medium to bring people with diverse musical influences together in the creation of an original music style. Audiences experience new vibes through a fusion of guitars, drums, percussion, keyboards, electronic soundscapes, vocals, dance and chants.

We will also enjoy some original poetry, read by Fidel.


Join us in a World Music Celebration to support our friend, Fidel in his efforts to bring his parents to the American Continent from Africa. Fidel's family was separated in the first Congo war (read his story here boisetobukavu.org/ ). He has worked tirelessly to help his family and others, and to educate and enlighten all of us with his poetry, writing, speaking, and his work as a Northwest Representative for The United Nations Refugee Congress. To know Fidel is to be changed - his message opens our eyes and changes our world for the better. This is our chance to support and celebrate Fidel and his work for our local community and for the world community.


Friday, April 4th, 2014

BAR 365 - Pianist Rex Miller

4:30pm to 6:30pm

Price: FREE

Pianist Rex Miller - to learn more about Rex, click here.

Rex’s original piano compositions having been entertaining and touching audiences for almost two decades.  As a solo performer Rex plays an eclectic mix of his own compositions as well as moving renditions of blues, jazz, and pop standards.

Friday, April 4th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Emily Braden - The Idaho Jazz Society's Fundraiser

Doors open at 5:30pm, show starts at 6:30pm

Price: Preferred Seating $22.00, General Seatin $17.00

To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

Tickets can also be purchased the night of the concert, if available.

Join us in a wonderful night of music featuring Emily Braden  and Essential Jazz. This concert will benefit The Idaho Jazz Society's  music scholarship program.

Emily is the winner of New York City's "Best of the Best" award.

Essential Jazz is a dynamic 20-person ensemble.

A fabulous silent auction of valuable art, which was donated by a supporter of The Idaho Jazz Society, will be presented in the lobby during the performance.

Appetizers, dinner, and drinks available throughout the evening. This is an all-ages concert.

Questions: contact  ijscommunications@gmail.com>


Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

BAR365 - Sean Hatton

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Sean Hatton and to sample his music, CLICK HERE.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

BAR365 - Tom Taylor

5:00pm to 7:30pm

Price: FREE

 

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Solas - Andy Byron's Americana Music Series

"...Irish-America's most influential band." - NPR's Thistle & Shamrock New album, "Shamrock City", Jan 2013

CLICK HERE for Wednesday, April 2nd Tickets

Solas is the quintessential Irish-American band recording and touring in the US today. Fifteen years ago, in a manner befitting their name (Gaelic for "light”), Solas burst onto the Irish music scene and instantly became a beacon – an incandescent ensemble that found contemporary relevance in timeless traditions without ever stooping to clichés. Anchored by founding members Seamus Egan (flute, tenor banjo, mandolin, whistles, guitars, bodhran) and Winifred Horan (violins, vocals), Solas is rounded out by Mick McAuley (accordians, low whistle, concertina, vocals), Eamon McElholm (guitars, keyboards, vocals), and newest member and lead singer, Niamh Varian-Barry. Through fresh and unexpected arrangements of age-old tunes, compelling and topical originals and covers, and unparalleled musicianship, Solas continues to define the path for the Celtic music world and drive the genre forward.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

BAR 365 - Ben Burdick

5:00pm to 7:30pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about guitarist Ben Burdick and to sample his music, CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Solas - Andy Byron's Americana Music Series

Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7:30pm

Price: $25.00 General Seating, $35.00 Preferred Seating

"...Irish-America's most influential band." - NPR's Thistle & Shamrock New album, "Shamrock City", Jan 2013

CLICK HERE for Tuesday, April 1st Tickets

Solas is the quintessential Irish-American band recording and touring in the US today. Fifteen years ago, in a manner befitting their name (Gaelic for "light”), Solas burst onto the Irish music scene and instantly became a beacon – an incandescent ensemble that found contemporary relevance in timeless traditions without ever stooping to clichés. Anchored by founding members Seamus Egan (flute, tenor banjo, mandolin, whistles, guitars, bodhran) and Winifred Horan (violins, vocals), Solas is rounded out by Mick McAuley (accordians, low whistle, concertina, vocals), Eamon McElholm (guitars, keyboards, vocals), and newest member and lead singer, Niamh Varian-Barry. Through fresh and unexpected arrangements of age-old tunes, compelling and topical originals and covers, and unparalleled musicianship, Solas continues to define the path for the Celtic music world and drive the genre forward.

Monday, March 31st, 2014

BAR 365 - Sean Hatton and Todd Sloan

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

Sean Hatton and Todd Sloan from New Transit. To learn more about Sean Hatton, CLICK HERE.  To learn more about Todd Sloan, CLICK HERE.

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

BAR365 - Gayle Chapman

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Gayle Chapman, CLICK HERE.

Gayle Chapman's vocals are all you need to make your day complete, and she plays tricky little guitar licks that bring a great big smile to your face.  This lady has decades of experience and a bittersweet outlook on life, and it all comes bubbling to the surface as she plugs in and starts to sing.  When she asks what you'd like to hear, just shout out "Good Irish Girl," and sit back and be prepared for one of the best experiences of your life.  Then stick around, there's more to come.

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Eilen Jewell - The Idaho Songwriters Association

Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 8:00pm

Price: General Admission $23.00, Preferred Seating $27.00

Eilen Jewell, The Queen of the Minor Key, brings her band to The Sapphire Room for the very first time. And what a night it will be!

Here's a link to Eilen's bio:http://www.eilenjewell.com/

CLICK HERE for Saturday, March 29th Tickets

Friday, March 28th, 2014

BAR365 - Tambalka

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

Tambalka presents an intriguing blend of Rumba, Latin, Gypsy, and Mediterranean - for more information, click here.

Friday, March 28th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Eilen Jewell - The Idaho Songwriters Association

Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 8:00pm

Price: General Admission $23.00, Preferred Seating $27.00

Eilen Jewell, The Queen of the Minor Key, brings her band to The Sapphire Room for the very first time. And what a night it will be!

Here's a link to Eilen's bio:http://www.eilenjewell.com/

CLICK HERE for Friday, March 28th Tickets

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Justin Nielsen Quintet, Featurin Kobie Watkins and Clark Sommers

Doors open at 6:30pm

Price: $10 General Admission, $25 Preferred Seating

Boise JAZZ LOVERS! It's true! Through an amazing series of events Justin Nielsen get's to play with 4 of his favorite musicians in the world in our favorite room in Boise.

Purchase tickets in advance: https://justinnielsenquintet.ticketbud.com/justin-nielsen-quintet---featuring-kobie-watkins-and-clark-sommers

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

BAR365 - Douglas Cameron

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Douglas and to sample his music, please click here.

Since making music a career in 1995, Douglas Cameron has released 11 albums of his music, extensively toured the West year after year, played with all sorts of big name artists, played at premier concert venues, won a nationwide songwriting contest, has had his songs placed in TV ads and films, and has grown a considerable fan base all while staying fiercely independent. With no record label or big corporate money behind him, Douglas Cameron calls his own shots, and he likes it that way. The stories are endless, from being backed by the Pam Tillis Band for a performance in Nashville, TN, to playing for 10,000 people at Red Rocks Amphitheater outside Denver, CO, to watching his truck blow up on the side of the road in Wyoming, Cameron continues his musical journey while allowing all these events of life to inspire his songs.

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

BAR365 - Dave Manion and Bernie Reilly

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

To read more about Dave Manion and sample his music, click here. For Bernie Reilly, click here.

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Songwriters Forum - The Idaho Songwriters Association

Doors open at 5:00pm, show starts at 6:00pm

Price: FREE

Songwriters Forum - The Idaho Songwriters Association

The Songwriters' Forum is a fantastic evening music lovers won't want to miss. The comfortable atmosphere and excellent musicianship have made this a favorite event for a growing number of songwriters and listeners - in a beautiful room where the music comes first and every seat is great. Everyone is welcome to this FREE night of music! Appetizers, dinner, and drinks available.

Monday, March 24th, 2014

BAR365 - Rob Harding

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Rob Harding and to sample his music, click here.

Sounds Like: John Pizzarelli, Michael Bublé, Frank Sinatra, George Benson, Jamie Cullum

Bio: Rob Harding is a professional guitarist, singer, songwriter based in Austin, Texas. Specializing in jazz and western swing with over 30 years of experience, Rob is a freelancing sideman as well as a solo artist.

 

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

BAR365 - Dan Costello

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

To learn more about Dan Costello and to sample his music, click here.

Blending classical, bluegrass, progressive rock, jazz, and folk may be difficult, even hazardous, but singer-songwriter and guitarist Dan Costello is up to the challenge. His performance experience ranges from hard rock bands to jazz ensembles to medieval instrumental troupes. He earned a Bachelors of Music degree in classical guitar in 2001 and works both in and out of the scholastic realm as a performer, accompanist, editor, composer, arranger, lyricist, teacher, and radio show producer with Music From Stanley. Costello is an outspoken advocate of local grassroots music.

Friday, March 21st, 2014

BAR365 - Mississippi Marshall

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

To sample some of Mississippi Marshall's music, please click here.

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

BAR365 - Garth Olson

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

Garth Olson is a versatile and sought-after keyboardist and arranger in the Seattle area known for his proven ability to shine in a wide variety of musical contexts.

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

BAR365 Sean Hatton and Todd Sloan

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

Sean Hatton and Todd Sloan from New Transit.  To learn more about Sean Hatton, CLICK HERE.  To learn more about Todd Sloan, CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

BAR 365 - Jake Hoffman

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Idaho Jazz Society's East Junior High Fundraiser

Doors open at 5:30pm, show 6:30pm

Price: $20.00 Preferred Seating, $15.00 General Seating

The Sapphire Room welcomes musicians from East Junior High, for their Idaho Jazz Society Fundraiser. Students are selling tickets to this concert - you can help them out by purchasing tickets from director Cindy Rosen, runcindyrun@gmail.com  (208) 994-8724

The concert features Swingin' With Ellie Shaw, Vintage Jazz Trio and Mad Jazz (East Jr. High Jazz Choir), directed by Cindy Rosen

With Kiley Shaw - Rhythm Guitar, AJ Davidsen - piano, Troy Ferguson - Bass, Damien Bard - Drums, and Jake Van Paepegham - guitar.

Monday, March 17th, 2014

BAR365 Jim Lewis

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Price: FREE

To sample some of Jim Lewis's music, please click here.

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Jason Wanner Quartet - Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree Riverside Music Series

7:30pm and 9:30pm

Price: $17.00 General Admission, $27.00 Preferred Seating, $30.00 Meet and Greet

Jason Wanner Quartet with Sherri Colby
Saturday, March 15th, 2014 7:00 PM
Sapphire Room – $17 -$40 Find more ticket information here

Consummate pianist Wanner is joined by smooth and sultry songbird Sherri Colby to create Cabaret jazz at its finest. Reed virtuoso Nate Ketner and the enthusiastic bassist Sam Rocha round out the ensemble.
www.JasonWanner.com

Riverside Sapphire Room. Intimate listening. Small dance floor.

Purchase tickets to the concert and meet and greet here

For a special hotel package, call The Riverside Hotel at 208-343-1871

Friday, March 14th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Steve Eaton and Friends - Women and Children's Alliance

Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7:30pm

Price: $15.00

Presented by The Idaho Songwriters Association and The Womens and Childrens Alliance.

To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE

Join Steve Eaton and Friends in concert to support WCA's annual Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN). Limited tickets available, all profits will be donated to The Womens and Childrens Alliance of Boise. The Women's and Children's Alliance vision: To foster a community where individuals thrive in safe, healthy relationships.

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Michael Johnson - Andy Byron's Americana Music Series

Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7:30pm

Price: $25.00 General Seating, $35.00 Preferred Seating

This is a unique opportunity to spend an evening up-close enjoying Michael Johnson's amazing music.  GET TICKETS HERE

With his soft, mellow sound and a contemporary country vibe, Michael Johnson has been delighting audiences since he burst onto the scene in 1978 with his hit song "Bluer Than Blue". Johnson has been studying music and perfecting his signature sound for more than three decades, and has become one of the most sought-after American singer/songwriters in the country. He has dabbled in American pop, country and folk music, creating a sound that is uniquely Michael Johnson.

Special appetizer, dinner, and full bar menu available.  Lodging Contact: The Riverside Hotel www.riversideboise.com. For more information email:  andysamericana@gmail.com

 

Monday, March 10th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Boise Modern Jazz Orchestra

Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7:30pm, ends at 9:30pm

Price: FREE

This is going to be an amazing FREE show, featuring the Big Band music of the Boise Modern Jazz Orchestra. The Sapphire Room will open at 6:30 with a full menu of appetizers, dinner, and drinks available. This is an all-ages event - come and enjoy the best music in Boise!

Under the direction of Sandon Mayhew, the Boise Modern Jazz Orchestra is the premiere big band in Boise, Idaho. Following in the traditions of the "Monday Night Band", BMJO rehearses most Mondays throughout the year, focusing on reading big band literature of all styles. Soon the BMJO will begin presenting free all-ages shows on a six-week (or so) rotation at the wonderful Sapphire Room in the Riverside Hotel in Boise on Monday nights. We hope to provide the opportunity for jazz students and other big band lovers throughout the Treasure Valley to experience a variety of literature on a regular basis. Stay tuned show dates!

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Marcus Eaton

Doors open at 6:00pm, Music starts at 7:00pm

Price: $13.00 General Admission, $17.00 Preferred Seating

FOR TICKETS, CLICK HERE

Appetizers, dinner and drinks are available in The Sapphire Room - all ages venue.

Idaho native Marcus Eaton has been one of the most acclaimed artists in the inter-mountain west for more than a decade. Son of the great American songwriter Steve Eaton, Marcus has been performing professionally since his teens, initially as Marcus Eaton and the Lobby, a band signed by Uninhibited Records, a boutique label of MCA Records. Now a solo artist, Eaton’s career is rapidly advancing.  Marcus has also been a featured act for such wide-ranging artists as Bob Dylan, Train, Victor Wooten, Dave Matthews Band, Tim Reynolds, Derek Trucks Band, Martin Sexton, John Mayer, Jewel, Jason Mraz, Matt Nathanson and Sheryl Crow. 

His recent appearances in Italy have earned him an international reputation for his inspiring guitar playing.  And among his most passionate and vocal fans is music icon and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Crosby.  Marcus is a small town guy whose music knows no borders.

 

He has collaborated with Crosby for two years now; co-writing, playing, and singing on Crosby’s newest solo release, Croz.  It’s a dream-come-true for Marcus, and Croz says, “Truthfully, I think he’s one of the best young singer-songwriter guys in America, maybe in the world.  He’s an enormously talented person. And it comes from a very, very good place. People who really listen to music, I think, will find him just a joy. He’s a really brilliant writer. And he just plays guitar like God on a good day.”  The national tour supporting Croz kicked off in February, 2014, with an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.  Croz and the band have been enjoying sold-out venues throughout the tour.

 

 

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Linda Lee Michelet

Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 8:00pm, ends at 11:00pm

Price: $15.00

To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE

A consummate entertainer, Linda Lee Michelet dazzles the room at her entrance, captivates with her voice, and engages each member of the audience, evoking the timeless jazz performances of Peggy Lee, Nancy Wilson, Anita O’Day, and so many other female jazz icons. Accompanying Linda on sax is Boise's own Pete Petersen, and Greg Belzeski on drums. Joe Millward, who will play piano, was born in Nampa, but lived in Boise for a short time. Come check out this great Portland, Oregon group.

Appetizers, dinner, and a full bar are available in The Sapphire Room.

Friday, March 7th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - POKE - Country Music with Brad Deteau and Johnny Shoes

Doors open at 6pm, Music starts at 7pm

Price: FREE

Country Music by Brad Deteau and Johnny Shoes.  Full menu/appetizers, dinner, drinks available.

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Private Event

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Boise Blues Society - Annual Fat Tuesday Celebration

Doors open at 5:30pm, Show 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Price: FREE - Donations Appreciated

The Boise Blues Society sponsors their annual FAT TUESDAY Celebration. FREE - No cover charge. Donations appreciated.

This evening will feature 4 blues acts with Smooth Avenue as the headline act. Other acts include Jake Leg, Hoochie Coochie Men and Marshall Hopper of The Juke Daddys. Smooth Avenue headlines the event.

Enjoy appetizers, dinner, and drinks - available before and during the show in The Sapphire Room.

Friday, February 28th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Duck Club Presents Moonface

Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 8:00pm

Price: $10.00


Duck Club Presents Moonface, the solo project of Spencer Krug (ex-Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown), in support of his latest full length LP, Julia With Blue Jeans On, released October 29 via Jagjaguwar (and Paper Bag in Canada). TICKETS

This will be a solo piano show at the Sapphire Room (Riverside Hotel) on Friday, February 28th. ALL AGES. Very limited tickets. Full food and beverage available. Doors will open at 7pm -- come early to get a seat and enjoy a meal before the show stars at 8pm.

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Suzy Bogguss - Andy Byron's Americana Series

Doors open at 6:30pm, show from 7:30 to 10:30pm

Price: $25.00 to $65.00

GET TICKETS HERE

Opening: Andy Byron - Website: http://andybyronmusic.com/

Food and full bar menu available.

Lodging Contact: The Riverside Hotel www.riversideboise.com.

For more information email:  andysamericana@gmail.com

Suzy Bogguss is an American country music singer and songwriter. Website: http://suzybogguss.com/home.html

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - The Boise Philharmonic

More information coming soon

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Suzy Bogguss - Andy Byron's Americana Series

Doors open at 6:30pm, show from 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Price: $25.00 to $65.00

GET TICKETS HERE

Opening: Andy Byron - Website: http://andybyronmusic.com/

Food and full bar menu available.

Lodging Contact: The Riverside Hotel www.riversideboise.com.

For more information email:  andysamericana@gmail.com

Suzy Bogguss is an American country music singer and songwriter. Website: http://suzybogguss.com/home.html

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Songwriters Forum - The Idaho Songwriters Association

Doors open at 6:00pm, Show starts at 7:00pm

Price: FREE

Songwriters' Forum - The Idaho Songwriters Association

The Songwriters' Forum is a fantastic evening music lovers won't want to miss. The comfortable atmosphere and excellent musicianship have made this a favorite event for a growing number of songwriters and listeners - in a beautiful room where the music comes first and every seat is great. Everyone is welcome to this FREE night of music! Appetizers, dinner, and drinks available.

 

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Bread and Circus

Doors open at 6:00pm, Show starts at 7:00pm

Price: FREE

FREE - Bread and Circus

Bread & Circus are an original rock band from Boise, ID.
A musical metaphor for superficial means of melodic appeasement. Bread & Circus for the masses!
Artists We Also Like: The Grateful Dead, Phish, Ryan Adams, The Band, Blind Melon, Wideband Panties, Moe., Miles Davis, Earth Wind & Fire, The Smiths, Bob Marley, John Coltrane

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Johnny Butler - CD Release Party

Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 8:00pm

Price: $12.00 -- Includes Album

Join one of our favorite musicians, Johnny Butler, as he celebrates the release of his new CD with a concert featuring music from the CD. Opening acts are Tambalka and Anderson Mitchell.

A few thoughts from Johnny Butler about his new album: "I'm excited to announce this concert where I'll be performing for the release of my new album "Sungazers". The music is all original, I started writing this album about 3 years ago. The majority of the tracks are acoustic instrumental pieces, inspired by artists such as Michael Hedges, Leo Kottke, and Andy Mckee. Other tracks are singer/songwriter tunes I wrote, my musical inspiration comes from my life experiences. I wrote this album to tell the story of my life in music, it is full of emotional depth."

 

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Tom Rigney and Flambeau (held in The Grand Ballroom), presented by The Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree

7:00pm

Price: $17.00 General Admission, Meet and Greet $30.00

Tom Rigney and Flambeau, performing in The Grand Ballroom with our enormous floating dance floor. This is the first event in our Riverside Boise Music Series, presented by Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree. Low-down blues, fiery cajun and zydeco two-steps, heart breakingly beautiful ballads, and waltzes. Get tickets to the show and Meet and Greet here

For special room packages, please contact The Riverside Hotel at 208-343-1871

Package 1
$105
Dinner Buffet for Two
Standard Guest Room
Breakfast Buffet for Two
Package 2
$125
Dinner Buffet for Two
Upgraded Room
Breakfast Buffet for Two

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Saturday, February 15th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Private Event

Friday, February 14th, 2014

The Riverside Hotel Ballroom - Valentine's Day With The Fabulous Chancellors

Room packages, dinner buffet, and breakfast buffet available.  More information coming soon.

Friday, February 14th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Smooth Avenue - Valentine's Dinner

Doors open at 7pm, Dinner and wine pairings begin at 7:30

Price: SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

A romantic evening of music and dining, featuring Smooth Avenue and harpist Stephanie Leavell. Wine pairings featuring Telaya wines, with brief wine education for each course and paired wine, presented by Earl Sullivan.

$59.00 per person, includes tax and gratuity

$189.00 per couple, special Riverside Hotel package. Includes dinner/dancing/wine pairing for two, standard room, and two Grand Breakfast Buffet coupons. Add champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, delivered to your room upon arrival, for $10.00.

For reservations, call The Riverside Hotel at 343-1871

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Muzzie Braun - The Idaho Songwriters Association

Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 8:00pm

Price: $11 General Admission, $15 Preferred Seatin, $30 Meet and Greet and CD

Muzzie Braun takes the stage for a rare solo appearance in Boise. If you remember his sold-out show from last year, you know you don't want to miss this one. The incredibly-talented songwriter, Kenny Saunders, will open the show. TICKETS

Friday, February 7th, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Songwriters in the Round - The Idaho Songwriters Association

Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7:30pm

Price: FREE

Songwriters in the Round - The Idaho Songwriters Association. Featuring Bernie Reilly, Jack Loyd Gish, and Johnny Shoes. This is the best free concert in Boise...three professional musicians take the stage at once, taking turns playing their music. Enjoy the spontaneity, banter and surprises. So entertaining - highly recommended! Full bar and dinner/appetizer menu available.

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

PRIVATE EVENT

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

The Sapphire Room - Local Impact Zone - Beverly Carothers and The Rex Miller Trio

Starts at 6pm

Price: $15.00

Local Impact Zone "LIZ" Presents:

Beverly Carothers and The Rex Miller Trio.  If you want to feel, experience, and hear great jazz in Boise, this a show you don't want to miss.  Purchase early for a chance to win valuable prizes. TICKETS

A special room package available for this concert only - $89.00 includes a standard room at the newly renovated Riverside Hotel, champagne delivered to your room, and two tickets to our amazing Grand Breakfast Buffet. Call the hotel at 343-1871 for reservations.

For more information on Local Impact Zone, visit their website:  http://www.localimpactzone.com/

Friday, January 31st, 2014

The Sapphire Room - The Purple Carrot Project

To Be Announced

Price: $15.00

Three of Boise's favorites get together for a night of collaboration! Dan Costello, Niccole Blaze, and Rebecca Scott perform together onstage in The Sapphire Room. Full bar and dinner/appetizer menu available. TICKETS

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Songwriter's Forum - Idaho Songwriters Association

Doors open at 5:00pm, show starts at 6:00pm

Price: FREE

SONGWRITERS FORUM Showcasing Songwriter Dan MacKay - Musicians and listeners welcome!

 

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Boise Casino Ruedo Salsa in the Sapphire

Doors open at 8pm, dancing starts at 9pm

Price: $5.00

This is a dress-up affair - Salsa Dancing in the elegant Sapphire Room! Dinner and full bar - bring your dancing shoes and enjoy music by DJ Filmon. ABOUT CASINO RUEDA

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Super Songwriters in the Round - The Idaho Songwriters Association

Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7:30pm

Price: $8.00 General Seating, $12.00 Preferred Seating, $5.00 per ticket Family Fourpack

Super Songwriters in the Round - The Idaho Songwriters Association                                     

Join us at the Sapphire Room for top flight entertainment as James Coberly Smith, Steve Eaton and Rob Harding take the stage for a very special Songwriters in the Round event. These talented individuals will set the stage on fire with their musicianship and songwriting skills.  A night to remember and an event you won't want to miss. Come early to have dinner.  Plenty of free parking.  This is an all-ages event. TICKETS

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Private Event

PRIVATE EVENT

Friday, September 20th, 2013

The Sandbar

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: FREE

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

The Sapphire Room - Event Pending

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