Boise, July 1, 2020
season of the Alive After Five free summer concert series is in high gear and going strong – online. Presenting sponsor Connections Credit Union and
Downtown Boise Association
(DBA) host the series that features streaming concerts each Wednesday evening during the summer, and offers the community a safe way to enjoy the Downtown Boise signature event.
Alive After Five merchandise, beer, wine, and water is available for purchase to-go on The Grove Plaza starting at 4:30 p.m., with the concerts kicking off at 6 p.m. on
Downtown Boise’s Facebook page
Alive After Five Facebook page
Downtown Boise’s YouTube channel
each Wednesday. Support the concert series and downtown businesses by making a night of it with dinner from a downtown restaurant, to-go merchandise and beverages from the Alive After Five booth on The Grove Plaza, and streamed concerts from the comfort of your own home. Find more information at downtownboise.org. (Please note, the DBA booth will be selling to-go items only.)
The first four weeks of streaming concerts have been successful beyond our expectations, and we are happy to announce the line-up for the next four:
Week 5, July 1, 2020
Red Light Challenge
Red Light Challenge is a high-energy, harmony-filled pop rock band made up of core members Sean and Kyle Luster, two curly-haired brothers who were born and raised in Hawaii. They’ve been based in Boise, Idaho since 2015, and have performed at more than 500 events, music festivals, and music venues during that time. The band is known for their fun-filled live shows, original music videos, and fun social media videos.
Opening Band –
With their dynamic rock and roll sound, THE PHETS are bringing the 3-piece back. Their magnetic stage presence transforms the band into a larger than life experience. Passion pours from their music - enveloping the audience, immersing them into each song, and making each performance an unforgettable journey. THE PHETS embrace the darkness of life and transforms it into something beautiful. Their music is a chance to be vulnerable, a chance to see the beauty in life.
Week 6, July 8, 2020
The Broadcast is a fiery rock and soul outfit from Asheville, NC. Often compared to the likes of Tedeschi Trucks and The Alabama Shakes, The Broadcast is fronted by vocal powerhouse Caitlin Krisko. Together with guitar virtuoso Aaron Austin and a killer band, Caitlin and The Broadcast has audiences dancing and sweating from coast to coast.
Opening Band –
The Hollowed Collective
The Hollowed Collective is a folk group out of Boise - made up of members that were originally in other bands – who are heavy on storytelling and scrupulous harmonies.
Week 7, July 15, 2020
Jocelyn & Chris Arndt
With vocal comparisons to Janis Joplin and Grace Slick and guitar work likened to Jimi Hendrix and David Gilmour, Jocelyn & Chris Arndt took their new record to #1 on the Jambands Top 30, cracked the Billboard Triple A Top 40, and earned a national TV debut on NBC’s Today Show. The siblings, both recent graduates of Harvard University, have balanced college with performances coast to coast and recordings featuring special guests G. Love, Gov’t Mule’s Danny Louis, and Cory Wong of Vulfpeck. They’ve been featured at Sundance, Summerfest, SXSW, and Mountain Jam Music Festival, to name just a few.
Opening Band –
Rider & Rolling Thunder
In Fall of 2019, band members flew down to Muscle Shoals, Alabama to record. From these recording “Main St. Shuffle” was released as their first single - currently available on all streaming services. The songs were originally set to be released throughout 2020 but things have since been put on hold. Plans are in the works to release another song before Fall that is an appropriate fit for current times.
Week 8, July 22, 2020
Born and raised in a sleepy mountain town in Northern Idaho, singer-songwriter Jeff Crosby has managed to delineate the sometimes amorphous genre of "Americana", package it perfectly, and deliver it to his listeners time and again. His songs present almost as pages ripped out of an
diary, detailing the rugged beauty of what it means to have loved, lost and kept on the move. There seems to be no shortage of inspiration as Crosby is one of the last few "troubadours" that truly lives the life he sings about.
Opening Band –
The Aldape Bootstompers
Taking their name from the summit on which they first plucked some strings and put down a bottle of Crow, the Aldape Bootstompers — composed of Connor Jay Liess, Christy Rezaii, “Mustang” Mark Stolpe, and Ethan Mansfield — play an assortment of Americana music, including bluegrass, folk, and old-time Western mountain traditionals. We’ll play you a sappy love ballad if you ask us nicely, but we prefer the darker numbers — grimy folk steeped in murderin’, druggin’, whiskey lovin’, adulteratin’, coffin crackin’, boot stompin’ arrangements.
Downtown Boise Association thanks presenting sponsor
Connections Credit Union
Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau
, and many other long-time partners for their support of Alive After Five 2020. The Tips for Charity partner for July is Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho. Information for August 2020 will be released as those dates draw closer. Follow Downtown Boise on
for the latest updates.
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