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Garden City’s music venues range from the raucous to the intimate — there’s truly something here for all types of music lovers. The city regularly attracts big-name musicians and performing artists from all over the world. On any given night, you can catch a jazz session, two-step to country music, or rock out to a guitar solo.

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The Farm

Welcome to The Farm, Boise’s vibrant dance destination inspired by the thriving country dance community. Whether you’re new to dancing or a seasoned pro, The Farm offers a welcoming atmosphere where you can groove to the music and connect with fellow dancers. Join us for Two Step, Tango, Country Swing, and Line Dancing nights, and experience the joy of social dancing at its best. Come on over, and let’s dance the night away at The Farm. It’s where the dance floor comes alive!


This Riverside Hotel stalwart is the go-to spot for intimate live music. Every September through spring, the Sapphire Room brings national acts and local favorites to the stage — on any given night, you’ll hear jazz, blues, operettas, and more. Or, crank up the nostalgia with the Vintage Movie Night Series and settle back with classics like “Goonies” and “Elf.”

the sandbar patio grill duo performance


The Sandbar picks up where the Sapphire Room leaves off in the spring, bringing a wide range of music styles to this outdoor bar on the Riverside Hotel property. You’ll be treated to a great view of the river while enjoying Idaho wines, specialty cocktails, and talented musicians.

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Visual Arts Collective

The Visual Arts Collective, or VAC, offers a showcase for performing arts, contemporary arts, and cultural programs. You’ll find a constantly rotating selection of carefully curated interactive art experiences, including concerts by artists as varied as Jason Isbell, Yo La Tengo, and local favorites Dark Swallows and Sun Blood Stories.


Heritage Social Bar, Grill, and Boise’s newest revitalized music venue.


Comedians, national touring bands, competitions — they all grace the stage at Revolution. Large enough to support major acts but small enough to still feel intimate, this space can hold 2,200 people and includes a VIP lounge.

somewhere bar in garden city


Somewhere Bars’ passion is to offer our family a chance to relax and network outside their home with like-minded individuals at a shared place they all appreciate. This fostering, community mindset in turn has a positive effect on overall community here in the Treasure Valley – and even further.

Boise music fest concert


Get ready for an unforgettable musical experience at Treefort Music Fest 2024! This year’s lineup features talented artists such as Channel Tres, Briston Maroney, Ty Segall, DRAMA, Neko Case, and many more. Held from March 20th to 24th, 2024, in the heart of downtown Boise, Idaho, Treefort Music Fest is a five-day indie rock extravaganza that takes over multiple venues across the city. Don’t miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in this one-of-a-kind festival’s vibrant music scene and lively atmosphere. Join us for five days of unforgettable performances and discover why Treefort Music Fest is a must-attend event for music lovers everywhere!

Boise music fest concert


This massive one-day music festival attracts thousands of people to Garden City every summer to see acts like Pit Bill, Tone Loc, and about 50 local artists across multiple stages. You’ll hear everything from rock to hip hop, country to acoustic. But there’s more than music here! Check out the carnival rides, food vendors, and activities for kids.

the western Idaho fair at night with the fair lights glowing


The Western Idaho Fair boasts a summery mix of time-honored fair events (4-H competitions, bake offs, fried indulgences) with intoxicating fun for the whole family (big-name concerts and a hopping fairway). It’s no wonder this is the biggest, most well-attended fair in Idaho!