Alive After Five band schedule

Bust out the sunscreen and Chacos. Alive After Five, the free Wednesday music series at The Grove Plaza, begins June 6.

The 26th annual event in Downtown Boise will feature a diverse group of bands, as usual. Here are the headliners. If I didn't post a link, it's because I am flippin' clueless who the band is:

June 6 — Maia Sharp
June 13 — Random Canyon Growlers
June 20 — Polecat
June 27 — Andy Frasco & The U.N.

July 11 — Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears (Hell, yeah!)
July 18 — The Black Lillies
July 25 — Billy Franklin's NOLA Live

Aug. 1 — The Infamous Stringdusters
Aug. 8 — Rory Block
Aug. 15 — Hot Club Sandwich
Aug. 22 — The Lions
Aug. 29 — Polyrhythmics

Sept. 5 — Empty Pockets
Sept. 12 — TBA
Sept. 19 — Diego's Umbrella
Sept. 26 — TBA (Record Exchange Night)

Not a record deal for a one

Not a record deal for a one of them....

The weekly drink-fest starts soon on The Grove. I guess it means the mall will be less populated with people buying crap they don't to thing positive.

As if you've ever had a positive thought

Stay away from AA5 if it bothers you that much, but those of us who are music lovers and plan to do something more with our summer than whine on a newspaper blog, will enjoy it. We'll be glad you aren't there.

are you serious?

What do you expect from a free concert series? A lot of these bands have album contracts, just not with major labels. In addition, there is a thing called a musician guarantee. Do you really want city money to go towards a major label guarantee for a "known" artist? Think before you make dumb statements.

What are you talking about? We aren't building THEM a stadium!


"foreignoregonian" is not anonymous

It is my identity and my philosophy

Would you prefer everyone to be called 'Poster'?

I'm happy to see AA5 return.

I'm not familiar with most of them but I've very seldom been disappointed at AA5 (It's free for God's sake). I do know Rory Block is a great blues singer/guitar player. And if you don't know, Rory is girl (lady).


I can hardly wait to shake my old man butt to Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears!