Train, Fitz & The Tantrums, Sir Mix-a-Lot to highlight summer’s Boise Music Festival

This year’s Boise Music Festival is right around the corner — June 28 at Expo Idaho — and the lineup is less, well, mockable than in the past.


That’s a good thing. The event, known for past performers such as Backstreet Boys and Vanilla Ice, will be headlined by Train, known for hits such as “Hey, Soul Sister” and “Meet Virginia.” But the rest of the bill isn’t a total Train wreck, even for music snobs. Also on the bill: Fitz & The Tantrums, SkyBlu (of LMFAO), Sir Mix-a-Lot (theeeeere we go, snobs), 2010 “American Idol” winner Lee DeWyze, Emerson Hart (of Tonic) and Kelleigh Bannen.

Tickets went on sale today at ICTickets. And, of course, Townsquare Media radio stations will give away a zillion between now and the festival.

And let me just say: Trying to write about events as polar opposite as Treefort Music Fest and Boise Music Festival on the same day has caused me to go into convulsive seizuresa udnaers ;kljasfdjdf;fdsafd;a (call a medic)

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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