The city of Boise and the Musicians’ Fund of Boise announced two events today that will make Oct. 5 a day to aimed at highlighting “Boise’s musical talents of the past and future.”
The 150Fest will be a free, daytime celebration featuring local musicians playing throughout the day. The Bieter Ball, a ticketed dinner event featuring a variety-show style concert hosted by Curtis Stigers, follows.
Both events will take place in Downtown Boise. The events are produced by Curtis Stigers and Jodi Peterson in support of the Musicians’ Fund of Boise, and are sponsored by Stigers-Peterson Productions, the city of Boise, and the Boise Centre.
”The 150Fest and the Bieter Ball will be the musical crescendo of our year-long celebration of Boise’s 150th anniversary,” Mayor David Bieter said. “The talent and energy on display at these twin events will be unmatched in recent memory. This will be a day – and a night – to remember.”
Here’s more information on the events and the Musicians’ Fund of Boise:
ABOUT THE 150FEST
The 150Fest, produced by Jodi Peterson and Steve Fulton, is free and open to the public in the Grove Plaza at Boise Centre fromnoon to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2013. All artists performing are featured on In Our Town: Songs for Boise 150, a CD compilation produced by the City’s Department of Arts & History. The CD, along with local food and beverages, will be available for sale in the Grove Plaza during the event. CCDC will offer free parking at all six of its garages between 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Visit www.ccdcboise.com/
ABOUT THE BIETER BALL – CELEBRATING 150 YEARS OF MUSIC IN BOISE
The Bieter Ball is a ticketed event and will be held at the Boise Centre from 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2013. The evening will include a no-host cocktail reception, seated dinner with special wines, and the variety-show style concert is a Stigers-Peterson production hosted by Curtis Stigers and featuring an all-star cast of Idaho musical artists celebrating the rich and diverse history of music in Boise over the past 150 years.
Many of Boise’s most renowned artists will perform at the Bieter Ball. Artists confirmed to date include: Belinda Bowler, Bill Coffey, the Boise Philharmonic, the Braun Brothers, Cherie Buckner-Webb, Dan Ansotegui & the Oinkari Basque Dancers, the Frim Fram Four, members of Opera Idaho, and Paul Tillotson.
The Bieter Ball is black tie optional. Tickets are now for sale online at bieterball.brownpapertickets.
ABOUT THE MUSICIANS’ FUND OF BOISE
The Musician’s Fund of Boise (MFOB) is an Idaho non-profit corporation designed to support and sustain our local musicians through several different channels. MFOB plans to provide free business guidance and legal services through developing partnerships with Boise State University and Concordia University School of Law. The Fund will work to create more affordable health care options and discount provider services for its members. MFOB will also have an emergency fund to provide financial assistance to professional musicians overtaken by misfortune. The Musicians’ Fund of Boise will help to foster and improve the conditions and social welfare of professional musicians in Boise and to provide aid and assistance to them and their families when in need.