Boise Music Week is May 2nd through the 15th, and yes, it's true: Boise Music Week is actually two weeks long! This is a Treasure Valley tradition that started after World War I when a soldier came home with the idea to have the city show off their musical talents. The story itself makes you think of The Music Man. While the city doesn't communicate in song and dance for the fourteen days, it does showcase some of the most talented people in the area doing what they do best.
From 1919 to 2019, Boise Music Week grew from just a few people to thousands at the bandstand at Julia Davis Park. Later, the main events had been moved to the Morrison Center. Last year, for the first time in 100 years, Boise Music Week was canceled.
As we get through the COVID Pandemic, the 2021 version of Boise Music Week will be virtual. Over the next two weeks, you can participate by watching the videos that have been created by local musicians and very talented children. From jazz to children's choirs, from worship music to dance, there are plenty of options for you to participate in.
Unfortunately, this year won't conclude with a musical performance that has been a tradition of the week since the late 50s. Into The Woods was supposed to be performed last year. They are instead going to keep the same cast initially brought on for 2020 to perform in 2022. This means they will have rehearsed for over two years, so you know it's going to be good!
There is only one live performance this year, and it is the Exceptional Young Musicians event, which will be held on Thursday from 5:30 to 8pm at JUMP.