‘The Voice’ singer Austin Jenckes’ concert moved from Knitting Factory to Reef

If you saw this morning’s Idaho Statesman, you encountered a couple of mentions regarding Austin Jenckes‘ visit to Boise next week.

First, there’s a short concert preview on page 20 of Scene about his gig, which was supposed to happen Feb. 19 at the Knitting Factory. That show got nixed, but nobody alerted the Statesman. By the time I heard about it Thursday afternoon and emailed Knitting Factory for confirmation, Scene had hit the press. All I could do was run a correction in the front section of today’s newspaper, which has a later deadline than Scene.

Except now the correction isn’t right, either.

Instead of postponing the show, as originally indicated, Knitting Factory has moved it to Reef, 105. S. 6th St. Tickets to the original gig will be honored at Reef.

So why was it moved? Knitting Factory gave no indication. But if a concert has sold so few advance tickets that it can be flicked over to Reef, well, that’s a pretty safe guess. There’s significant overhead putting on an event at the 999-capacity Knit.


Michael Deeds is the Idaho Statesman’s entertainment columnist and Scene magazine editor. His column runs Fridays and Sundays. He appears on the 6 p.m. broadcast of "Today's 6 News" on Thursdays and hosts a music show, "The Other Studio," from 9-10 p.m. Sundays on 94.9 FM The River.

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