Media Advisory
For Immediate Release
May 2, 2019

For information, contact:
Lynn Hightower, 208-472-5250
Alive After Five Summer Concert Series
Opens June 5 with headliner: The Band of Heathens
May 2, 2019

Alive After Five, Downtown Boise’s free summer concert series is proud to open the 2019 season welcoming The Band of Heathens. The Austin, Texas based band is on tour promoting their latest album A Message from the People Revisited – A Tribute to Ray Charles .

The much-anticipated Opening Day for Alive After Five is Wednesday, June 5 on The Grove Plaza in the heart of Downtown Boise. The opening band that day is Reed Foehl supporting The Band of Heathens.
In  A Message from the People Revisited – A Tribute to Ray Charles , The Band of Heathens pays homage to one of the most important voices in American song history, with the album’s message of sorrow and protest, but also resolve, hope and deliverance.

“Going forward, our hope is that our performance of these songs has sufficient merit to carry the listener to the musical feeling that we strive to infuse in these recordings — a spirit of brotherhood, hope and understanding, liberty, and justice for all.” Says the band on their website .
About Alive After Five:
2019 marks the 33rd year of Alive After Five, a celebration of summer, of community, and of great live music in the heart of Downtown Boise every Wednesday afternoon June through August, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Music fans are invited to come downtown early to shop and stay late to dine and enjoy downtown’s always vibrant nightlife.

Beginning with The Band of Heathens, 2019 is going to be another exciting season for Alive After Five! Look for the full season lineup coming soon.
Alive After Five is Supported By the following local businesses who know the value of building community in the heart of our great city. Many thanks to these businesses who make this free summer concert series possible:
  • 94.9 The River
  • KTVB
  • Boise Weekly
  • CP Audio
  • Riverside Hotel
  • Idaho Business Review
  • BANANA ink
  • Liquid Laughs Comedy Lounge
  • Members & Merchants of the Downtown Boise Association
And a number of booth, food, beverage, and weekly sponsor-partners.
Alive After Five is produced by the Downtown Boise Association.

Alive After Five Tips for Charity:
Announced April 25th, the Tips for Charity program offers nonprofits the opportunity to provide volunteer assistance with beverage service at Alive After Five. In return, all tips generously contributed by music fans from their beverage purchases go to support the nonprofit.
For the 2019 Alive After Five season, volunteers will be provided by these partner nonprofits:
  • June: Catch - Charitable Assistance to the Community’s Homeless. 
  • July: Fundsy, on behalf of The Peregrine Fund.
  • August: Boise Fire Local 149 Burnout Fund
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