It seemed like years ago when I attended my last concert. It was country artist Jordan Davis at the Knitting Factory last year. At the time, we were looking forward to a great concert year in the Treasure Valley that included big names like Cher, the Backstreet Boys, James Taylor, Kenny Chesney, and Time McGraw. The unknown caused by COVID-19 makes it unclear when the next concert will be or who will perform on stage. It's pretty easy to put together a list of artists we would like to see in the Boise area. I've limited this list to artists that weren't on the 2020 calendar because it's likely that they will reschedule for sometime soon.

I'm not sure when concerts will be allowed again or even if, at that time, people will feel safe attending one. Still, I know that whatever that first concert is, I'll be there cheering on anyone, even if it's Pat Boone. Is he still alive? Here are some potential shows that we would love to see come through the Treasure Valley as soon as possible. You might think that these are a little too big to roll through Idaho. Still, my guess is that we're going to allow concerts sooner than most. These artists will want to perform, so no matter how "pie in the sky" these sound, in a COVID world, anything is possible.

1.) Lady Gaga

Maybe Lady Gaga doesn't come to Boise to perform her typical, highly produced show, but instead comes to perform a more acoustic, intimate jazz show. She did these during her residency in Las Vegas, and they were terrific. She did a lot of standards and even brought out Tony Bennett for a few songs.


2.) Kane Brown

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At the end of 2018, I asked a group of people what concert they wanted to see in 2020. They almost unanimously said Kane Brown. The country singer has had an excellent year, even having a song cross over to mainstream Top 40 radio stations.


3.) Drake

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Whether you're a hip-hop fan or not, it's hard to deny the catchy beats and lyrics of Drake. If this actually happened, it would break every attendance record set by Garth Brooks a couple of years ago.


4.) Luke Combs

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No one has been a bigger deal in country music during the pandemic. Luke Combs released a couple of singles and the romantic, "Better together is hard to escape.


5.) P!nk

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Not many artists put on a show like P!nk. She flies all over the arena. She does aerialist stunts and also sings! I would love to see her take over the indoor amphitheater at the Ford Idaho Center.

Who would you like to see come to town as soon as it's okay to have live entertainment back?

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