Alive After 5, presented by Your Health Idaho, returns June 21, 2023 to the beautiful Grove Plaza in the heart of Downtown Boise. 2023 marks the 36th anniversary of Downtown Boise producing the free summer concert series, a celebration of summer and great music that brings a lineup of fun and fresh talent select Wednesday’s during June, July, and August.
From the widely successful group that brings you Treefort, Downtown Boise Foundation is thrilled to continue a partnership with local music booking agency Duck Club to bring new and exciting bands to perform at Alive After 5. A diverse, exciting lineup of musicians – both local openers and national and international headlining touring bands – are coming to the downtown stage this summer.
"Growing up in Boise, Alive After 5 was one of my first introductions to live music and downtown culture. Duck Club is excited to continue the partnership with the DBA to present a rejuvenated Alive After 5 for a whole new generation of music lovers of all ages and the Downtown Boise community. This year's lineup is an exciting one with each week offering a unique glimpse of both the national music scene and local emerging talent as Boise's reputation as a music city continues to grow." – Eric Gilbert, Co-founder & CEO, Duck Club & Treefort
Concert Goers Guide:
Alive After 5 (AA5) is Boise’s longest running, all-ages, FREE outdoor summer concert series produced annually by Downtown Boise Foundation. AA5 fills The Grove Plaza select Wednesdays, June through August, 5-8pm, with a mix of nationally and internationally touring artists and local talent.
AA5 celebrates diversity and inclusion. Music is a shared experience that brings people from all backgrounds together; we strive to create a community event where everyone feels welcome and a part of Downtown Boise.
A few notes to make your free concert experience the most fun:
PLAY! DT Plays will be onsite! Kiddos and adults alike can enjoy free games and fun while listening to the concerts. Also make sure to visit partner booths at each concert for games, giveaways, and merchandise.
STAY COOL! A variety of cold beverages, including N/A, will be offered for sale. Beer, wine, cider, and seltzer options require a wristband - don’t forget your ID! Tips collected at the bars benefit that concert’s partner non-profit. A water fountain is also on site – and the splash pad is on!
HAVE FUN! Dance! Stomp! Clap! Fans of all ages will be enjoying the concert right alongside you – make them feel welcome!
AA5 FOR ALL! Accessible bathrooms are provided, and most furniture is movable. Staff are ready and happy to help! Accessible parking stalls can be found throughout downtown and in the nearby public parking garages.
The Tips for Charity Program is a much-loved tradition that goes hand-in-hand with Alive After 5. Catch Idaho and Wassmuth Center for Human Rights, two local nonprofit organizations, are 2023’s beneficiaries of all tips collected at the bar during Alive After 5 concerts. Tips can be donated at the point of sale on The Grove Plaza when purchasing merchandise or beverages.
Downtown Boise has volunteer opportunities for you! Want to help this summer with Alive After 5 or Father’s Day Car Show?
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