A huge crowd gathered at Esther Simplot Park this past Friday and Saturday for Music On The Water -- a second annual free community event put on by Name Brand Promotions. A few weeks ahead of the event, I was invited to help emcee the stage announcements but little did I know this event would be one of my favorites since my return to Boise.

With a stage stacked with some of the best local talent in Boise, thousands were entertained with live music. Foothills in sight and not a cloud in the sky--THIS may have been one of the most "Boise" things I've ever been a part of. There was something for everyone and every family. To make it even more community oriented, net-proceeds were put towards the good people over at Make-A-Wish Idaho which keeps funds right here in Idaho, helping critically ill children make their wildest dreams come true!

Come the end of the show, prior to headliner Built To Spill, Make A Wish Idaho announced that over $89,000 had been raised during the two day event thus far, making the event a HUGE success.

I met more amazing people that cared about our community this weekend than I have in a long time and it's truly inspiring. Music On The Water was an event FOR the community and supported BY the community-- be it through attendees or businesses and vendors-- and even despite our city's quick growth, reminded me how tight-knit we are here in Boise.

If you didn't make it out this year, I hope you will make plans to check it out next year.

To learn more about Name Brand Promotions, click HERE.

Miss out on a chance to support Make-A-Wish Idaho? You can do so online, HERE.