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Many tables in the Sapphire Room are at bar height. Those requiring lower or ADA accessible seating will be most comfortable at the following tables: 25, 28, 33, 35, 36, 41, 60, or at the bar. For questions about accessible seating, please call 208-331-4930 or email music@riversideboise.com. 100% refunds are available until 48 hours before the event. Refunds cannot be processed after the event occurs for any reason.

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Friday, January 19th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

The Return of Ned Evett & Triple Double

  

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

$15 general, $20 preferred ($20/$25 at the door) Prices include fees!

  

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

  

Ned has reformed his widely-traveled, hard-driving trio (16 countries plus the US) for a new album and world tour in 2018.

Rich Aguirre returns to the group with his signature 'Wrath of God' bass sound. Drummer Aaron Atkins commands the drumset, fusing jazz and rock into a kinetic blend all his own.

Ned Evett returns with a new set of all original material, slated for recording next year. With a slight return to his glass guitar electric roots, the new songs are a mix of instrumentals and smooth blues-rock.

Ned says, "I opened for Leon Russell on his final tour, with so many of our rock visionaries leaving us it is up to the living to carry on the rock art form. I truly believe they would want us to try and make unique statements, take risks, and keep on rockin'!"

Come to the Sapphire Room and see The Master of the Glass-Necked guitar, Ned Evett & Triple Double.

 

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

Dusty Leigh & The Claim Jumpers with The Grant Webb Band

  

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

$15 general, $20 preferred ($20/$25 at the door) New ticket prices include fees!

  

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

 

  

Dusty Leigh & The Claim Jumpers deliver both classic and fresh country sounds in addition to being the ultimate rock cover band-- Covering all your favorites from multiple decades!
Grant Webb is a "RedDirt" Idaho country phenom with strong southern rock and blues roots. Easily one of the best male vocalists in Idaho.
You do not want to miss this show! Get your tickets early!

 

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

The Sapphire Room

Boise Jazz Society presents:

Harold Lopez-Nussa Trio

Doors Open at 6:00pm, Show at 7:00pm

Free Community Jazz Symposium 4-5pm

Limited Seating may be available through www.boisejazzsociety.org

  

MORE INFORMATION

  

   Havana based composer and pianist HAROLD LÓPEZ-NUSSA is a musician whose musical voice is now being heard around the world. El Viaje (The Journey), López-Nusa’s recent debut release on Mack Avenue Records, visits many genres of music and travels smoothly between Harold’s classical, native and jazz inspirations. Soon after release, the album reached No. 1 on iTunes Jazz Chart and No. 2 on Amazon’s Jazz Chart. The recording features The Harold López-Nussa Trio with younger brother Ruy López-Nussa on drums and percussion, himself a star in the distinguished López-Nussa Family of renowned Cuban musicians. Recent performances at The Montreux, Monterey, Montreal and Tokyo Jazz Festivals; The Kennedy Center; and The San Francisco Jazz Center have fortied Harold’s reputation as a profound musician of rising stature who has fully integrated his classical training and love of the jazz continuum with his Cuban roots and soul.   Please visit: haroldlopeznussa.com

Friday, January 26th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

Lance Lipinsky’s Rock Baby Rock

  $30 general, $35 preferred ($35/$40 at the door)

 Ticket prices include fees!

  

Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm 

   

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

    

Lance Lipinsky's Rock Baby Rock: Celebrating the Birth of Rock 'n' Roll. This event also features An Evening at American Bandstand with special tributes to the Everly Brothers and Ricky Nelson.

Influenced by the mid century birth of Rock & Roll era of the 1950's and 60's, Wimberley, Texas born Lipinsky preserves the timeless tradition of the Rockabilly subculture in both his songwriting and his live power house, piano stage show antics. Watch him in action here and here. 

Accompanied by the Dreamers, Lipinsky's driving Jerry Lee Lewis piano rhythms and Presley inspired swagger in his own persona has lead him to appear on both the David Letterman Show and at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Recently he was featured in the new HBO series "Vinyl" directed by Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese.

After headlining over 2500 action packed shows at the Apollo Theatre in the TONY award winning Broadway musical "Million Dollar Quartet," Lipinsky's debut album "Roll" was recorded in Memphis' historic Sun Studios using all original, vintage analog equipment.

Lipinsky's songwriting and live showmanship can be described as a continuation - a much awaited novel sequel to a style born in the Atomic age of the 50's. Some would label it and dismiss it as "oldies" or "nostalgia," but artists like Lance devoted to the Roots music movement remind us that this style is not just a mere trend from the past, but rather its own genre that is still alive and well and standing the test of time.

 

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

RETRO '60s NITE with Chaz Browne

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

$15 general, $20 preferred ($20/$25 at the door) Prices include fees!

  

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Get in the '60s vibe in the Sapphire Room! Chaz Browne is playing a whole night of your favorites from the 1960s! There will be a Contest for the Best 1960s inspired attire, so break out your tie-dye and your dancing shoes-- the dance floors will be open!

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

Lance Lipinsky’s Rock Baby Rock (Encore Show) 

 

    

  

 $30 general, $35 preferred ($35/$40 at the door)

 Ticket prices include fees!

  

Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm 

  

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

  

Lance Lipinsky's Rock Baby Rock: Celebrating the Birth of Rock 'n' Roll. This event also features An Evening at American Bandstand with special tributes to the Everly Brothers and Ricky Nelson.

Influenced by the mid century birth of Rock & Roll era of the 1950's and 60's, Wimberley, Texas born Lipinsky preserves the timeless tradition of the Rockabilly subculture in both his songwriting and his live power house, piano stage show antics. Watch him in action here and here.

Accompanied by the Dreamers, Lipinsky's driving Jerry Lee Lewis piano rhythms and Presley inspired swagger in his own persona has lead him to appear on both the David Letterman Show and at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Recently he was featured in the new HBO series "Vinyl" directed by Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese.

After headlining over 2500 action packed shows at the Apollo Theatre in the TONY award winning Broadway musical "Million Dollar Quartet," Lipinsky's debut album "Roll" was recorded in Memphis' historic Sun Studios using all original, vintage analog equipment.

Lipinsky's songwriting and live showmanship can be described as a continuation - a much awaited novel sequel to a style born in the Atomic age of the 50's. Some would label it and dismiss it as "oldies" or "nostalgia," but artists like Lance devoted to the Roots music movement remind us that this style is not just a mere trend from the past, but rather its own genre that is still alive and well and standing the test of time.

 

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

Idaho Songwriters Association Forum

   

FREE and open to the public-- reserve your seat here!

Doors at 5:30pm, show 6:30-9:30pm. **Please note the new, earlier time!

  

RESERVE YOUR SEAT

  

The Idaho Songwriters Association presents the Idaho Songwriters Association Forum, a monthly event celebrating 100% original music by local performers. These concerts are free to the community and all ages are welcome. The series is supported by volunteers and underwritten by The Idaho Songwriters Association.

FREE and open to the public-- reserve your table here!

Doors at 5:30pm, show 6:30-9:30pm. **Please note the new, earlier time!

ISA ANNOUNCEMENT: New sign-up procedure! We are going back to the 'old school' format starting in September, 2017. Songwriters may sign-up only on the day of the forum between 5:30 - 6:30 PM. Be prepared to perform 1 original song. Questions? Email the host, Dan Costello dandlions@gmail.com. (We will no longer be taking advance sign-ups.)

 

 

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

The Sapphire Room

Swing Dance with the BSU Big Band

   

$10 general admission ($13 at the door), $7 for students with ID ($10 at the door)

Doors at 6:30pm, Dance lesson from 7 - 8pm, Dancing from 8pm - 10pm.

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Swing dance in the sparkling Sapphire Room with BSU's Big Band! Ticket price includes a swing dancing lesson (optional) and 2 hours of dancing. Ticket proceeds go directly to the BSU Jazz Department.

 

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

The Sapphire Room

Vintage Movie Night: Groundhog Day

   

 $13 general, $15 preferred ($18/$20 at the door)

      

Doors open at 6:30pm, Movie at 7:30pm (We don't want to disrupt the movie... be sure to get there early to put in your food and drink order by 7:15pm!)

      

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

  

The Vintage Movie Night Series features classic movies paired with bottomless movie snacks and a full bar and dinner menu in the sparkling Sapphire Room!

The ticket price includes bottomless movie snacks with popcorn and theatre candy favorites

(Additional food and bar purchases are not included)

 

Movie Synopsis: 

 

Phil (Bill Murray), a weatherman, is out to cover the annual emergence of the groundhog from its hole. He gets caught in a blizzard that he didn't predict and finds himself trapped in a time warp. He is doomed to relive the same day over and over again until he gets it right.

 

   

Future Upcoming Vintage Movie Nights!

March 7th: North By Northwest

 

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

The Sapphire Room

CELLOSONG: Dave Eggar & Friends

   

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

$15 general, $20 preferred ($20/$25 at the door) Prices include fees.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

  

Also featuring:

Andrew Nemr, Tap Dance

Chuck Palmer, Percussion

Mario Diaz, Classical guitar

Heather Mastel-Lipson, violin

With original composition by Jim Cockey

 

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

What A Wonderful World: Benefit for the Philip B. Garonzik Music Scholarship Fund

  

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

$15 general, $20 preferred ($20/$25 at the door) Prices include fees!

  

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A benefit concert for the Philip B. Garonzik Music Scholarship Fundraiser featuring Steve Eaton with special guests David Gluck, Camden Hughes, Jon Hyneman, Sandon Mayhew & Mike Seifrit. Also featuring Katie G. and a special appearance by GLOBAL BEATS (the Idaho Arts Charter School).

The Philip G. Garonzik Mermorial Music Scholarship Fund is managed by the Idaho Jazz Education Endowment, a local charitable 501(c)3 corporation. Visit idahojazzsociety.org for more information.

  

About Steve Eaton
As a unique and innovative songwriter and musician, Steve is an Idaho treasure. His songs have been recorded by major recording artists including The Carpenters, Art Garfunkel, Glen Campbell and Lee Greenwood to name a few. Steve's songs have climbed Billboard Magazine's Top 20 and appeared on gold and platinum albums. Steve has composed instrumental music for film and video productions for the Nature Conservancy, CBS After School Specials, National Wildlife Federation, National Endowment for the Arts and The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. His work has been recognized with Emmy nominations for music written for two PBS specials. Steve was also a close friend and colleague of Phil Garonzik, playing with Phil originally in Fat Chance, a power horn and acoustic rock band originating from Idaho and signed on the RCA/Victor label. Over recent years, Steve also played frequently with Phil around the Boise area.
  
About Global Beats
Global Beats is a talented youth group from the Idaho Arts Charter School. Lead by instructor and drummer David Gluck, the group is comprised of an eclectic mix of instruments such as violins, saxophones, drums, bass, guitars and even a glockenspiel. All their original pieces are influenced by world music grooves from such places as West Africa, Brazil, Cuba, Jamaica, India and the U.S. As such, Global Beats delivers an electric World Beat blend of vibrant grooves and sublime melodies.
  
Katie G.
Katie's singing style has been described as the sultryness of Amy Winehouse with the sweet playfulness of Blossom Dearie. A Boise native and daughter of woodwinds player, Phil Garonzik, Katie has performed with various groups around the Treasure Valley including the Chuck Smith Trio at Chandlers Steakhouse, the Riverside Hotel, Credenda and the Moody Jews. She is a singer songwriter and also plays ukulele.
  
About the Philip B. Garonzik Memorial Music Scholarship
The Philip B. Garonzik Memorial Music Scholarship provides need-based scholarships for private music lessons for talented junior, middle and high school age instrumental musicians. This scholarship was created to honor the musical legacy of local jazz musician, Phil Garonzik, and his commitment to jazz and quality music education. This scholarship is managed by the Idaho Jazz Education Endowment, a local charitable 501(c)3 corporation whose purpose is, in part, to promote and encourage educational endeavors in the field of jazz in Idaho.

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

Opera Idaho Operatini: One Fine Day

(Early & Late Performances Available)

General: $22 per person, Preferred: $30 per person

  

EARLY PERFORMANCE: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Purchase EARLY Performance Tickets HERE

 

LATE PERFORMANCE: 8:15PM - 10:15PM

Purchase LATE Performance Tickets HERE

 

Come enjoy a fun evening of music, food and drinks! The ticket price includes the cast of Opera Idaho’s upcoming production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly serenading you with some of their favorites from the canons of opera and musical theatre, and a dinner bar with mixed Asian greens with assorted dressings, rolls with butter, chicken teriyaki with stir-fried vegetables, steamed white or fried rice, fruit salad and fortune cookies.

There will also be a no-host bar where you can purchase anything from a soda, wine, beer, to a cocktail or martini specially designed by a local mixologist for this Operatini that’s only available inside the Sapphire Room. Before or after the Operatini, feel free to mingle in the Riverside Hotel’s newly redesigned lobby where you may also purchase food and drinks.

 

Many tables in the Sapphire Room are at bar height. Those requiring lower or ADA accessible seating will be most comfortable at the following tables: 25, 28, 33, 35, 36, 41, 60, or at the bar. For questions about accessible seating, please call 208-331-4930 or email music@riversideboise.com.

 

Friday, February 9th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

Wild Love Preserve: Wild Horse Fundraiser with Curtis/Sutton & The Scavengers

   

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

$12 general, $16 preferred ($16/$20 at the door) 

  

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Founded in April 2010 by contemporary visual artist, Andrea Maki, Wild Love Preserve has pioneered an innovative model which engages public and private lands to address all facets of regional wild horse conservation on home turf in Central Idaho, from our adopted 130 Challis-Idaho wild horses to our collaborative work on the range and creation of our permanently protected wild expanse in the heart of Idaho wild horse country.

Join us for an evening of bluegrass music from Curtis/Sutton & The Scavengers and cowboy poetry in the beautiful Sapphire Room. Ticket proceeds go directly to the Wild Love Preserve.

"Curtis and Sutton are gifted songwriters who have taken cues from Cohen and Cash and fearlessly mix the old with the new in creative ways"  - No Depression

“Curtis/Sutton & The Scavengers bare stringed instruments like timber wolves bare teeth” – American Standard Time 

Curtis/Sutton & the Scavengers are an Americana/Folk Blues band based out of Boise, Idaho.  Their sound is a hodgepodge of gritty-sweet roots music forged by the band’s two distinct songwriters, Charlie Sutton and Ryan Curtis.  The revolving cast of characters known as “The Scavengers” are anchored by full-timers, Sam Alkire on upright bass and Adam Straubinger on Fiddle. 

In August of 2017, the band released the follow up to their acclaimed 2016 self-titled EP.  Whiskey Rain, the band’s first full-length album marks a shift in their sound by adding drums, fiddle, and keys into the mix. Sutton and Curtis share songwriting duties on the album’s 12 songs; weaving together a sonic narrative where Waits-esque barfly’s cross paths with psychedelic cowboys to sing dusty plains ballads and smoky barroom blues. The album’s soulful dozen are sure to burn into your head and keep you humming long after the record stops.  

Whiskey Rain was recorded at Audio Lab Studios in Garden City, ID. The band enlisted Travis Ward from local stomp and holler Junkerdash legends, Hillfolk Noir to engineer and co-produce the album. In addition to his organic and near-low-fi production stamp, Travis can also be heard playing Jaw Harp on the record’s title track.   

The Scavengers have spent the last few years carving out a name for themselves as an electrified, 3 piece string band but the recent addition of Florida native, Adam Straubinger on fiddle, has been a welcome one. Straubinger adds precision and texture to Sutton’s signature banjo, guitar, and electric resonator slide. A special appearance of drummer Jason Beek (Eilen Jewell) helps take Whisky Rain over the top by providing the backbone for bassist Sam Alkire’s  classic thump and steady slap.  

You can catch the Scavengers out supporting the album and bringing their brand of high desert twang and swamp blues to the dives and haunts of Idaho and the greater Northwest.

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

Love Songs with Steve Eaton 

featuring The Stevettes

  

General seating: $18 ($21 at the door)

Preferred seating: $22 ($25 at the door)

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

 

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Celebrate Valentine's in the sparkling Sapphire Room with Steve Eaton, local songwriting and performing legend who has credits on 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 forRay 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.

Steve lives in Eagle, Idaho where he has a recording studio and continues to perform at various venues throughout the country.

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

Ellie Shaw Quartet: Love in the Afternoon

General seating: $12 ($15 at the door)

Preferred seating: $16 ($19 at the door)

Doors at 3pm, show 4pm - 5:30pm

  

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

 

Ellie Shaw brings to life the Swinging Sounds of the 30’s and the 40’s. Spend the afternoon listening to your favorite love songs from Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and so many other greats. Ellie provides the vintage vocals and jazz violin. Her quartet is rounded out by Camden Hughes on piano, Troy Ferguson on bass, and Kiley Ruwe Shaw on rhythm guitar. Swingin’ with Ellie Shaw puts on a great show and is in demand throughout the year. Love in the Afternoon has sold out the last 3 years! www.EllieShawJazz.comEllie Shaw brings to life the Swinging Sounds of the 30’s and the 40’s. Spend the afternoon listening to your favorite love songs from Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and so many other greats. Ellie provides the vintage vocals and jazz violin. Her quartet is rounded out by Camden Hughes on piano, Troy Ferguson on bass, and Kiley Ruwe Shaw on rhythm guitar. Swingin’ with Ellie Shaw puts on a great show and is in demand throughout the year. Love in the Afternoon has sold out the last 3 years! www.EllieShawJazz.com

 

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

Boise Blues Society Fat Tuesday: Blues Addicts, Billy Blues Band & Mojo Boogie 

   

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

$15 general, $20 preferred ($20/$25 at the door) Prices include fees!

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

  

The Boise Blues Society's Annual Fat Tuesday event is BACK! The biggest Boise Blues Society Fundraiser of the year always sells out fast-- get your tickets before they're gone!

 

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

Steve Fulton Music & Friends Valentine’s Concert 

   

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

$12 general, $15 preferred ($15/$18 at the door) 

  

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so it's time to lock down your plans. If you were thinking of going out for a very cut-and-dry dinner and a movie-- think again. Join Steve Fulton Music and a bunch of his super talented friends for a night of dinner, drinks and music. Skip the roses, chocolates and lame cards and score tickets to this KNOCKOUT Valentine’s Day Concert!

 

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

Sapphire Room Open Mic: Music, Poetry, & Stories

 

 

Sign up to play at 6pm, first come - first served
FREE (remember to reserve your seat on Eventbrite!)
All-ages. All acts must be family-friendly.
  
RESERVE YOUR SEAT

Showcase your music, poetry, stories, monologues, etc. on one of Boise's best stages! Hosted by local music favorite, Ryan Wissinger. Sapphire Open Mic is all-ages and family-friendly. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Sign ups start at 6pm with event host, Ryan Wissinger. (First to sign up, first to play.)  Each performer gets two songs or 8 minutes, whatever comes first! A piano is the only instrument provided; please bring any other instrument you plan to use. Live performance only; no prerecorded tracks, please. As a bonus, artists will get a $10 food and beverage gift card (1 per time slot).

 

 

Friday, February 16th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

Randy Mcallister: Legend of East Texas Blues/Roots

   

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

$20 general, $25 preferred ($25/$30 at the door) 

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Grammy nominated, singer, songwriter, harmonica player, drummer and legend of East Texas Blues/Roots. Roustabout, maverick, spiritual, gritty, amazing, wild, soulful…these are some of the words used to describe this Texas bonafide blueblood. One of America’s true blue/roots originals, he’s been flying in the face of convention his whole career. No smoke, no mirrors, no choreography, no industry machines.

Raised in the small Texas town of Novice, Mcallister is a fifth-generation Texan whose father was a fireman and a drummer in a band called The Flames. Randy followed in his footsteps from a very young age, but the drums were just the beginning. Mcallister found the harmonica in his early 20's while stationed in Massachusetts as a member of the US Air Force, taking cues from Boston blues legend and harmonica master 'Earring George' Mayweather. By the time he returned to Texas in 1992, he was a strong, skillful harp player who was establishing himself as a world-class singer and songwriter. In 1997 , Mcallister signed with JSP records, releasing three highly acclaimed CD's before going on to issue recordings with Severn Records and Reaction Records. He is one of the most uniquely talented and original contemporary blues/roots artists. The genuine article, who has been burning up the road for a mighty long time, delivering his brand of East Texas Roadhouse Soul from one end of the country to the other.

He has 14 CD releases to his credit with his newest release, “Fistful of Gumption,” out in November of 2016.

 

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

Idaho Songwriters Association presents David Robert King’s IDAHO Record Release & Concert  

   

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

$15 general, $18 preferred ($20/$23 at the door) 

  

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Celebrated singer/songwriter David Robert King shares his tales of Mountain West heartache, loss and redemption with his release IDAHO, in the Sapphire Room February 17th, 2018.

The Bluegrass Situation has been an early supporter of the album, with the premiere of the first track “Bad Thing.” King has become known as Mary Gauthier’s longtime guitarist and frequent opening act. About the album, Gauthier said, “IDAHO, David Robert King’s new record, is a stunning soundscape of whispered confessions and poignant observations. A beautiful collection of haunting songs, it deserves a good listen.”

Supported by The Idaho Songwriters Association . Dedicated to nurturing the creative art of songwriting and foster relationships between songwriters and the community.

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

The Sapphire Room

Dan Costello's All-Star Birthday Concert

 

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

$12 general, $15 preferred ($15/$18 at the door) 

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

 

Join Boise musician Dan Costello for his annual all-star musical birthday party on February 22nd, 2018 at the Sapphire Room. Special guests from Dan’s extended “music family” will share the stage with their songs and skills. Your presence is the present! Enjoy a night of entertainment, stellar music, and fun, along with all the fine food, beverages, and accommodations the Riverside Hotel has to offer.

 

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

The Sapphire Room

Texas Tribute: ZZ Top Tribute 

  

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

$20 general, $25 preferred ($25/$30 at the door) 

  

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

  

Texas Tribute brings to life Texas boogie band ZZ Top! Complete with the beards, fuzzy guitars, sound and the look-- get ready for some Texas-sized entertainment!

 

 

 

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

Boise Blues Society presents Tinsley Ellis

  

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

$20 general, $25 preferred ($23/28 at the door) New ticket prices include fees!

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

 

Boise Blues Society and Riverside Hotel are excited to present Tinsley Ellis in the Sapphire Room on Saturday, February 24th. His brand new album "Winning Hand" on Alligator Records marks Tinsley's return to the guitar-driven hard rock sound that made him a legend in the blues-rock world.

Ellis was among the first of the New Generation blues heroes that included Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Cray and many others. He says, "From BB King, I learned about performing with dynamics. From James Brown, I learned about putting on a seamless, exciting concert and from The Allmans, I learned about how to excite fans with extended instrumental jamming.

Now he says he's ready to prove again that whenever he picks up a guitar, he's playing with a Winning Hand!

 

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

The Idaho Songwriters Association presents Sisters in Songwriting 

   

Doors open at 5:00pm, Show at 6:00pm

$8 general, $12 preferred ($11/$15 at the door) 

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

 

Songwriters in the Round: Rebecca Scott & Debbie Sager Duo, Peggy Jordan & Mel Wade

The Idaho Songwriters Association presents SISTERS IN SONGWRITING, a series that highlights Idaho women songwriters by putting their talents on stage before an appreciative audience. These concerts support women and their craft as they network, collaborate and celebrate each other through music.

This concert series is an original idea by songwriter Brook Faulk, who produces the show in collaboration with the ISA.

These concerts are free to the community and all ages are welcome. The series is supported by volunteers and underwritten by The Idaho Songwriters Association.

Doors open at 5:00 pm, show starts at 6:00 pm and will be over before 9:00 pm. There will be three to four songwriters performing in the round. Songwriters will perform only original songs.

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

The Idaho Songwriters Association Forum 

  

FREE and open to the public-- reserve your seat here!

Doors at 5:30pm, show 6:30-9:30pm. **Please note the new, earlier time!

 

RESERVE YOUR SEAT

 

The Idaho Songwriters Association presents the Idaho Songwriters Association Forum, a monthly event celebrating 100% original music by local performers. These concerts are free to the community and all ages are welcome. The series is supported by volunteers and underwritten by The Idaho Songwriters Association.

FREE and open to the public-- reserve your table here!

Doors at 5:30pm, show 6:30-9:30pm. **Please note the new, earlier time!

ISA ANNOUNCEMENT: New sign-up procedure! We are going back to the 'old school' format starting in September, 2017. Songwriters may sign-up only on the day of the forum between 5:30 - 6:30 PM. Be prepared to perform 1 original song. Questions? Email the host, Dan Costello dandlions@gmail.com. (We will no longer be taking advance sign-ups.)

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

The Sapphire Room

Jeff Engelbert & Friends featuring Jennifer Lea

$15 general, $20 preferred ($20/$25 at the door)

Doors at 6pm, Show at 7pm

 

PURCHASE TICKETS

 

Back in The Sapphire Room after two sold out shows! Jeff Engelbert has toured extensively throughout New York and New England playing electric and acoustic blues. Jeff has opened for the likes of Dickey Betts, Kansas, Dennis Jones, Kim Simmons (Savoy Brown) and The Outlaws. The unmatched Jennifer Lea will join him for an evening of pure blues and a blend of eclectic covers and originals in the beautiful Sapphire Room!

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

The Sapphire Room

Smooth Avenue

  

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

$15 general, $20 preferred ($20/$25 at the door) 

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

 

Smooth Avenue returns to The Sapphire Room for an evening of blues & soul with flavorings of funk & jazz for the 3rd Annual Spring event. Also appearing on stage will be the amazing Angie Michelle and a group of talented up-and-coming young musicians.

Great food, drinks & dancing will be in store in what is sure to be an enjoyable evening! If you aren't a Smoothie (a fan of Smooth Avenue) before the show, you are sure to be a fan after. Smooth Avenue has been known to invite friends to join on stage or open the night with amazing performances.

Wear or buy a Smooth Avenue T-shirt to the show and get entered in a drawing to win $50!

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

Idaho Jazz Society presents Mandy Harvey 

 

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

$28 general, $33 preferred ($32/$37 at the door) 

  

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Over the past few months, Mandy Harvey placed 4th on this season's America's Got Talent, performed with Shania Twain, sang The National Anthem at Madison Square Garden, appeared on Megyn Kelly Today, released her first book, and has been speaking all across the US. Things just heating up for this young artist!
Mandy Harvey is an award winning singer, songwriter and motivational speaker who just happens to have an invisible disability. A Vocal Music Education major at Colorado State University, Mandy lost her residual hearing in 2006-2007 at age eighteen due to a connective tissue disorder that effected her nerves and left the program. She pursued several career options, including education, but returned to music in 2008, her true passion could no longer be denied. She quickly became a regular performer at various venues and has released three albums thus far. Though her hearing loss is profound, her timing and pitch are perfect and her passion is tremendous. With support from friends, family and her faith, Mandy continues to find joy in music.

In 2011, Mandy won VSA’s Top Young Soloist Award and lived a personal dream of performing at the Kennedy Center in DC. She continues to perform around the United States and has been recently featured on NBC Nights News, Canada AM, The Steve Harvey Show, and the Los Angeles Times. In addition to performing and speaking, Mandy has become an ambassador to both No Barriers USA and Invisible Disabilities Association with a mission to encourage, inspire and assist others to break through their personal barriers.

 

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

Vintage Movie Night:

North by Northwest

   

$13 general, $15 preferred ($18/$20 at the door)

  

Doors open at 6:30pm, Movie at 7:30pm (We don't want to disrupt the movie... be sure to get there early to put in your food and drink order by 7:15pm!)

   

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

    

The Vintage Movie Night Series features classic movies paired with bottomless movie snacks and a full bar and dinner menu in the sparkling Sapphire Room!

The ticket price includes bottomless movie snacks with popcorn and theatre candy favorites

(Additional food and bar purchases are not included)

   

Movie Synopsis:

This classic suspense film finds New York City ad executive Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant) pursued by ruthless spy Phillip Vandamm (James Mason) after Thornhill is mistaken for a government agent. Hunted relentlessly by Vandamm's associates, the harried Thornhill ends up on a cross-country journey, meeting the beautiful and mysterious Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint) along the way. Soon Vandamm's henchmen close in on Thornhill, resulting in a number of iconic action sequences. 

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

The Hippie Rock Revival featuring Daring Greatly 

  

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

General seating: $15 online ($20 at the door)

Preferred seating: $20 online ($25 at the door)

  

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Daring Greatly is back by popular demand with The Hippie Rock Revival! Let nostalgia take over and travel back to an era of peace, love and groovy music in the one and only Sapphire Room!

Daring Greatly: A dad, his 2 sons and their 2 best friends - their goal is to continuously share the message of being fearless, free, and vulnerable - to 'step inside the ring' and to dare greatly. The message is simple, but the music is even more powerful than that. This 5 piece group gathers heavy influence from the 60's & 70's classic rock era - featuring real and perfected "blood harmonies", crunching guitar solos, that powerful B3 Organ sound, topped with steady and precise drumming dynamics.

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

The Sapphire Room

A Special Tribute to

JOHNNY CASH & KRIS KRISTOFFERSON

with The Mighty Red Melons

  

Doors open at 7:00pm, Show at 8:00pm

$23 general, $31 preferred ($28/$36 at the door) Ticket prices include fees!

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

 

Johnny Cash. Kris Kristofferson. The Mighty Red Melons take on the songbook tribute of two of the greatest country writers and performers of the past century. The band will Walk the Line for two great shows, and we can all spend Sunday Morning Coming Down...

The Sapphire Room will host this great show in its superlative intimate environment with classic Cash and Kristofferson songs rolling off the stage all night long. Twangtown opens again with unique hot swing and honky tonk favorites. Bring your dancing shoes and let's have another Melons party!

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

A Special Tribute to

JOHNNY CASH & KRIS KRISTOFFERSON

with The Mighty Red Melons (Encore Show)

  

Doors open at 7:00pm, Show at 8:00pm

$23 general, $31 preferred ($28/$36 at the door) Ticket prices include fees!

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

  

Johnny Cash. Kris Kristofferson. The Mighty Red Melons take on the songbook tribute of two of the greatest country writers and performers of the past century. The band will Walk the Line for two great shows, and we can all spend Sunday Morning Coming Down...

The Sapphire Room will host this great show in its superlative intimate environment with classic Cash and Kristofferson songs rolling off the stage all night long. Twangtown opens again with unique hot swing and honky tonk favorites. Bring your dancing shoes and let's have another Melons party!

 

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

Idaho Songwriters Forum

  

Doors at 5:30pm, show 6:30-9:30pm. **Please note the new, earlier time!

  

FREE and open to the public-- reserve your table here!

  

The Idaho Songwriters Association presents the Idaho Songwriters Association Forum, a monthly event celebrating 100% original music by local performers. These concerts are free to the community and all ages are welcome. The series is supported by volunteers and underwritten by The Idaho Songwriters Association.

FREE and open to the public-- reserve your table here!

 

ISA ANNOUNCEMENT: New sign-up procedure! We are going back to the 'old school' format starting in September, 2017. Songwriters may sign-up only on the day of the forum between 5:30 - 6:30 PM. Be prepared to perform 1 original song. Questions? Email the host, Dan Costello dandlions@gmail.com. (We will no longer be taking advance sign-ups.)

  

Many tables in the Sapphire Room are at bar height. Those requiring lower or ADA accessible seating will be most comfortable at the following tables: 25, 28, 33, 35, 36, 41, 60, or at the bar. For questions about accessible seating, please call 208-331-4930 or email music@riversideboise.com.

 

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

Opera Idaho Operatini: I Want Magic

(Early & Late Performance Tickets Available) 

General: $22 per person, Preferred: $30 per person

  

EARLY PERFORMANCE 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Purchase EARLY Performance Tickets HERE

 

LATE PERFORMANCE: 8:15pm - 10:15pm

Purchase LATE Performance Tickets HERE

  

Come enjoy a fun evening of music, food and drinks! The ticket price includes the cast of Opera Idaho’s upcoming production of André Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire serenading you with some of their favorites from the canons of opera and musical theatre, and a dinner bar with mixed greens with assorted dressings; rolls with butter; chicken piccata served with a butter, lime juice, capers and white wine sauce; roasted red potatoes, seasonal vegetables and a dessert display.

There will also be a no-host bar where you can purchase anything from a soda, wine, beer, to a cocktail or martini specially designed by a local mixologist for this Operatini that’s only available inside the Sapphire Room. Before or after the Operatini, feel free to mingle in the Riverside Hotel’s newly redesigned lobby where you may also purchase food and drinks.

  

Many tables in the Sapphire Room are at bar height. Those requiring lower or ADA accessible seating will be most comfortable at the following tables: 25, 28, 33, 35, 36, 41, 60, or at the bar. For questions about accessible seating, please call 208-331-4930 or email music@riversideboise.com.

 

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

The Sapphire Room

West Abbey Road

  

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

$15 general, $20 preferred ($20/$25 at the door) 

  

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

 

  West Abbey Road is a local Beatles Tribute Band who will breathe new life into your favorite Beatles performances! Join us for an evening to remember in the beautiful Sapphire Room. Featuring : Braun Lemmon (Darin Gere) lead vocals & lead guitar, Paul McCartwright (Brad Carroll) on bass and vocals, Ringo Starz (Frank Beale) on drums and one vocal, and Harrison Gorge (Doug Davis) on everything else! Enjoy the costumes, British accents, vocal arrangement, musicianship, humor and dancing, all in a family friendly environment!

 

 

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

The Idaho Songwriters Association Forum 

  

FREE and open to the public-- reserve your seat here!

Doors at 5:30pm, show 6:30-9:30pm. **Please note the new, earlier time!

  

RESERVE YOUR SEAT

 

  

 

The Idaho Songwriters Association presents the Idaho Songwriters Association Forum, a monthly event celebrating 100% original music by local performers. These concerts are free to the community and all ages are welcome. The series is supported by volunteers and underwritten by The Idaho Songwriters Association.

FREE and open to the public-- reserve your table here!

Doors at 5:30pm, show 6:30-9:30pm. **Please note the new, earlier time!

ISA ANNOUNCEMENT: New sign-up procedure! We are going back to the 'old school' format starting in September, 2017. Songwriters may sign-up only on the day of the forum between 5:30 - 6:30 PM. Be prepared to perform 1 original song. Questions? Email the host, Dan Costello dandlions@gmail.com. (We will no longer be taking advance sign-ups.)

 

 

 

Friday, April 27th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

The Sugar Thieves

   

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

$20 general, $24 preferred ($25/$29 at the door) Prices include fees!

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The Sugar Thieves have been winning over fans world-wide, with their high energy, soulful live shows. They have honed their brand of American roots music, creating a sound that is all their own. Moving freely between blues, country, folk, gospel, rock and roll, with elements of jazz, they honor the tradition that makes American music so great. From smoky dive bars to big festival stages, this band has what it takes to move people.

The Sugar Thieves call Phoenix, Arizona home, but they have made their presence known across the USA, in Mexico and in Europe. They have shared the bill with the likes of Taj Mahal, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, The Flaming Lips, The Blues Brothers, Lucinda Williams, Robert Cray, and more. They have recorded and produced five albums, each containing a variety of original music and old songs reinvented.

The Sugar Thieves started as a Duo in 2006, consisting of Meridith Moore's deep and colorful vocals, and Mikel Lander's gritty and gutsy guitar picking style and vocal approach. Today they are backed by one of the most talented rhythm sections west of the Mississippi: Todd Chuba on drums boasts a thirty year career in music, and has shared a stage with the likes of Glen Campbell, and David Grisman; Shea Marshall plays numerous instruments including keys, sax, harmonica and even railroad spikes; and Jeff Naylor on upright and electric bass is a force to reckon with. Check them out at: www.sugarthieves.com

 

"The embodiment of the future of blues .. they are soulful and sassy, sincere and optimistic in a way that only the blues can be."

Sarah Ventre - Phoenix New Times

"If your meat's not shakin' before they're done, check your pulse. You might not have one."

Riverside Bluesfest - St. Mary's Blues Guild

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

The Sapphire Room

Opera Idaho Operatini:

The Great American Songbook

(Early & Late Performance Tickets Available)

General: $22 per person, Preferred: $30 per person

  

EARLY PERFORMANCE: 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Purchase EARLY Performance Tickets HERE

   

LATE PERFORMANCE: 8:15PM - 10:15PM

Purchase LATE Performance Tickets HERE

 

Come enjoy a fun evening of music, food and drinks! The ticket price includes Opera Idaho Resident Company singers serenading you with music by Gershwin, Porter, et al., and a dinner bar with mixed greens with assorted dressings; rolls with butter; chicken florentine served with a spinach, mushrooms and a creamy garlic cheese sauce; parsley new potatoes, seasonal vegetables and a dessert display.

There will also be a no-host bar where you can purchase anything from a soda, wine, beer, to a cocktail or martini specially designed by a local mixologist for this Operatini that’s only available inside the Sapphire Room. Before or after the Operatini, feel free to mingle in the Riverside Hotel’s newly redesigned lobby where you may also purchase food and drinks.

  

Many tables in the Sapphire Room are at bar height. Those requiring lower or ADA accessible seating will be most comfortable at the following tables: 25, 28, 33, 35, 36, 41, 60, or at the bar. For questions about accessible seating, please call 208-331-4930 or email music@riversideboise.com.