It's the 7th annual Boise Music Festival, Saturday, June 25, at Expo Idaho from 10:00am to 10:00pm. Here's how to get your Pit Passes, Cool Zone tickets and things you need to know about attending this years Boise Music Festival, including the official times for all the main stage performances.

Keep in mind you must have a ticket to enter, but there are a few different options: You can purchase Cool Zone tickets with free food, drinks, shade and designated toilet areas just for Cool Zone ticket holders...Tickets are $75 and are limited, you must be 21 or older to enter. Pit passes are the closest that you can get near the stage and include unlimited water. Pit passes are $100 and are almost sold out


In only 6 years, the Boise Music Festival has become one of the most iconic family events in Idaho and it happens every year right here in the Treasure Valley, attracting attendees from across the state and the Pacific Northwest. The 7th annual Boise Music Festival on Saturday, June 25, at Expo Idaho in Garden City, provides a full day of music and family entertainment, from 10:00am to 10:00pm.

Located throughout the Expo Idaho fairgrounds are seven music stages. The Main Stage is headlined by national recording artists, Daughtry, Nelly, Coolio and Andy is the official main stage line up performance times:

1:30pm Ryan Robinette
2:40pm Andy Grammer
4:00pm Coolio
5:30pm Spencer's Own
6:40pm Nelly
8:10pm Daughtry

Six smaller stages showcase up to sixty local and regional musicians and artists from across Idaho and the Northwest, featuring performances from a variety of music genres: acoustic, pop, country, bluegrass, folk, rock, hip-hop, alternative and more.

But it's not only the music, this one-day festival experience offers so much more to see and do:

  • Food Court - more than 40 food vendors offer a wide variety of things to eat and drink
  • Beer & Wine Vendors - 5 to 7 booths provide much appreciated cold refreshment on a hot summer day
  • Cool Zone - a premium seating area (must be 21 or older) next to the Main Stage provides a fenced-in, up-close experience with tables, party tent and its own food and beverage concessions
  • Carnival Rides & Midway - 12-15 rides and midway games with prizes (all-day wristbands for unlimited rides are available for purchase online)
  • Vendor Village - 100+ local artists, crafters and merchandise vendors offer a variety of unique, creative and useful things
  • Kid's Play Area - one of the Expo buildings provides an air-conditioned place for families to escape the heat and enjoy kid-friendly activites and on-stage entertainment
  • Exhibitor Booths - also indoors, businesses offer product and services information, demonstrations, product sampling and family activities

Boise Music Festival Rules

  • MUST have TICKET for entry
  • Children 12 & under do not need a ticket
  • No re-entry after 4:30pm
  • No first-time entry after 8:30pm
  • All bags subject to search
  • No coolers, outside food or drink – EMPTY water bottles to be filled inside Expo Idaho or factory-sealed, never been opened water bottles ARE allowed
  • No pop-up tents or umbrellas
  • Must be born on or before 6.27.94 to consume alcohol
  • No professional grade cameras or video equipment
  • No contraband or illegal substances
  • No smoking inside of buildings or outside the designated smoking areas
  • No dogs, cats or pets of any kind
  • No posting upcoming events
  • No passing out flyers
  • No laser pointers
  • No skateboards
  • No weapons



This time lapse video shows how much goes into the Boise Music Festival. Watch as you see set up to tear down in under 4 minutes from a past Boise Music Festival