June 22-25th is the best time to take a trip to southern Idaho! These dates are the sixth annual HWY 30 Music Festival!
Whether you are a six year veteran or first time HWY 30 goer, you won’t want to miss this year’s amazing line up. Make a week out of it by visiting Southern Idaho’s stunning landscapes and dining at amazing restaurants! The festival takes place outside of Twin Falls, ID, right along the historic Highway 30 (also the Thousand Springs Scenic Byway) in Filer. The tree covered pavilion and stage provides a relaxed, fun atmosphere for listening to your favorite tunes.
Filer is the perfect place to set up camp, or plan a day trip into nature! Campgrounds onsite are full, but there are many campgrounds or rentals around the area including Rock Creek RV Park, Oregon Trail, Twin Falls 93 RV Park, Balanced Rock State Park, Ritter Island, Jerome KOA and Miracle & Banbury Hot Springs and 1000 Springs Resort! Balanced Rock, Miracle Hot Springs, Banbury Hot Springs, 1000 Springs Resort and Ritter Island offer scenic views of canyons, rivers, and rock formations.
Pebble Ponds Golf Course offers an easy par 3, 9 hole getaway just down the road in Filer. Or, head to Buhl to taste local products at Cloverleaf Creamery and Magic Valley Brewing. Drive into Twin Falls for dinner at Elevation 486 or Canyon Crest to eat amazing food, and have an incredible view of the Snake River Canyon. The mighty Perrine Bridge towers over the Snake River nearby framing the horizon. The Canyon Rim Trail also runs alongside the canyon for even more views.
Thursday’s performers are some of our favorites! They will be performing in the following order; Buddy Devore, Jaime Wyatt, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Kimberly Dunn, Shame Smith and the Saints, and Aaron Lewis. It’s a full day of amazing talent, but if you find time to slip away – try the Niagara of the West, Shoshone Falls! Water rushes, cascading 212 feet to the Snake River below. Seasonal flows may even be powerful enough to get you wet on the lookout! Stop by Koto Brewery or Milner’s Gate Downtown Twin Falls to grab a drink before the show.
Friday’s performers are; Ellie Mae, Jade Marie Patek, Jesse Dane, Chris Colston, James Lee Band, Magnolia Bayou, Flatland Cavalry, Koe Wetzle, and ending with Whiskey Myers. If you’re itching to stretch your legs and catch beautiful views. A perfect long hike to begin the day with is Mermaid Cove down to the Snake River. The north (Jerome) side of the canyon has a path leading past waterfalls and down to the river’s bed. Be ready for a steep hike back up the gorgeous canyon’s wall! The shorter version of this hike is about 10 minutes. This is stopping at Mermaid Cove, which is a waterfall cove!
Saturday Grant Webb Band, George Devore, Shotgun Rider, Read Southhall Band, Musicadine Bloodline, The Steel Woods, Sam Riggs, and wrapping up the HWY 30 Music Fest is A Thousand Horses. If those bands aren’t enough to get your heart pounding, start your day off with adventure by zip-lining at Centennial Waterfront Park with Zip The Snake! The guides are located in the canyon, but call ahead to reserve your spot at (208)735-5344. Rent a kayak or paddle board for a couple of hours from AWOL Adventure Sports who are also located at Centennial Waterfront Park!
Enjoy your music, food, and beverages – it’s about to be an amazing time! Get your HWY 30 tickets at; https://www.hwy30musicfest.com