Southern Idaho is rocking out this summer. From megafests with classic rock legends on the banks of the Snake River to one of the West’s most respected cowboy music gatherings, this is the season to take in family-friendly concerts. There’s something for just about every type of music lover here — which one will you pick?
Rockin’ the Snake
Noon June 16, River’s Edge Golf Club, Burley.
The Burley Summer Concert Series kicks off with 10 hours of live music, capped off with a performance from classic rock legends Foghat. Grab a cold one at the beer garden, enjoy tons of local food and craft vendors, and take in the magic that is the Snake River. Bring the whole family: Children 12 and younger get in free with a paying adult.
Gordy’s Highway 30 Music Fest
June 21-23, Twin Falls County Fairgrounds, Filer.
Gordy’s Highway 30 Music Fest is like a big family reunion. What started as a fundraiser for a local school has grown into a three-day festival featuring tons of great bands at the Twin Falls County Fairgrounds. This year, settle in for a whopping 21 bands over two days — including Cody Johnson, the Eli Young Band, Whisky Myers, and more.
CLIF Bar’s Grove Valve Orchestra
8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 7, Downtown Commons, Twin Falls.
This performance comes with a side of head-spinning action: the fast-paced Twin Falls Old Town Criterium. USA Cycling competitors — and their fans — will be spurred along by music from the Grove Valve Orchestra. Grab a beer from the beer garden, snag a spot close to the action, and enjoy the music!
Snake River Fry Fest
August 17-19, River’s Edge Golf Club, Burley.
Three days of music, food, and beverages right on the Snake River — what better way to spend a summer weekend? This festival hosts a huge variety of performers, from local acts to the all-female AC/DC cover band Hell’s Belles to metal legends Quiet Riot to country favorites Little Texas and Restless Heart.
Lost N Lava Cowboy Gathering
September 13-15, Lincoln County Fairgrounds and Community Center, Shoshone.
Top Western musicians keep the cowboy tradition alive at this annual festival in Shoshone. Discover cowboy cultures from around the world, learn a traditional skill, dance the two-step, plan for the West’s future with ranchers, and listen to tall tales during this three-day event.