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Outlaw Field Summer Concerts With Kids (2024)

Updated: Jun 25

Experiencing a live music show or two from the Outlaw Field Summer Concert Series at the Idaho Botanical Garden is an annual Boise Summer Bucket List item! I'd argue it's the most scenic concert spot in the Treasure Valley. In the center of the Idaho Botanical Garden, right up against the Foothills and just below Table Rock, it's a unique and stunning venue and an ideal location to see your favorite internationally-known artists. While it makes for a fun date night, girls night or night out with a group of friends it can also be a super fun family night! So check the schedule for an all ages concert and grab tickets for you AND the kids!


JULY:

Ashley McBryde w/ The Band Loula - Saturday, July 6, 2024

Box Office/Will Call Opens - 3:00 PM | Gates - 5:30 PM | Event - 7:00 PM


Andrew Bird & Nickel Creek - Sunday, July 7, 2024

Box Office/Will Call Opens - 3:00 PM | Gates - 5:00 PM | Event - 6:00 PM


Blues Traveler w/ JJ Grey & MoFro - Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Box Office/Will Call Opens - 3:00 PM | Gates - 5:00 PM | Event - 6:30 PM


Norah Jones w/ Hurray for the Riff Raff - Friday, July 26, 2024

Box Office/Will Call Opens - 3:00 PM | Gates - 5:30 PM | Event - 7:00 PM


Violent Femmes - Sunday, July 28, 2024

Box Office/Will Call Opens - 3:00 PM | Gates - 5:30 PM | Event - 7:00 PM


AUGUST:

Billy Currington w/ Randall King - Friday, August 9, 2024

Box Office/Will Call Opens - 3:00 PM | Gates - 5:30 PM | Event - 7:00 PM


Sierra Ferrell w/ Nick Shoulders - Wednesday, August 14, 2024

Box Office/Will Call Opens - 3:00 PM | Gates - 5:30 PM | Event - 7:00 PM


Mt. Joy - Thursday, August 15, 2024

Box Office/Will Call Opens - 3:00 PM | Gates - 5:30 PM | Event - 7:00 PM


Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats w/ The Heavy Heavy - Friday, August 16, 2024

Box Office/Will Call Opens - 3:00 PM | Gates - 5:30 PM | Event - 7:00 PM


Three Dog Night - Sunday, August 24, 2024

Box Office/Will Call Opens - 3:00 PM | Gates - 5:30 PM | Event - 7:00 PM


KALEO - Tuesday, August 27, 2024

Box Office/Will Call Opens - 3:00 PM | Gates - 5:30 PM | Event - 7:00 PM


Iration + Pepper w/ DENM, Artikal Sound System - Saturday, August 31, 2024

Box Office/Will Call Opens - 2:00 PM | Gates - 4:30 PM | Event - 6:00 PM


OCTOBER:

Brittany Howard and Michael Kiwanuka w/ Yasmin Williams - Thursday, October 10, 2024

Box Office/Will Call Opens - 3:00 PM | Gates - 5:30 PM | Event - 7:00 PM


Before you go, I wanted to share some "tips and tricks" for attending a show at Outlaw Field but in particular, for going WITH kids. We took our kiddos to see the first show of the summer with Jon Batiste and I’m pretty sure it was a “core memory” for all of us. We can't wait to go back again!



-Parking is limited! There are a limited number of spaces in the Idaho Botanical Garden parking lots but TONS of bike parking if that's an option for your family and also a free shuttle service from downtown Boise. According to the Idaho Botanical Garden's website, "Shuttles will pick up guests on Main Street between 8th and 9th in the bus zone starting at 5:30pm until 8:30pm. The first shuttle will return to pick up guests after the show and will be staged at the Accessibility drop off/pick up area at 9:30pm (outside the main gate). After that time, the shuttle will pick up from the main pick up/drop off lot adjacent to Warm Springs Ave." Parking staff is on site to help direct traffic to available spots.


boy eating a snowcone at an outdoor concert with stage in background

-Go early! Gates usually open an hour and a half before the show and it’s a great chance to claim the best seats/spot, have a picnic and grab stuff from vendors on site. There are a handful of local food trucks on site with lots of yummy options. Of course my 6 year old wanted shaved ice! ;) Who can blame him? If you get there early and have time to kill before the show starts, bring a deck of cards or other games to keep you all entertained. Note: The Idaho Botanical Garden itself is not open to the general public on Outlaw Field Concert Days.


-Plan on sitting low to the ground as only low-back chairs and blankets are allowed across the grassy, park like setting. Note: All tickets are general admission but Garden Suite Seating is available for an additional cost. Garden Suite Picnic Table Seating includes reserved seating at a table for four, partial sunshade, table beverage service and access to private restrooms. There are also Garden Suite Adirondack Chairs available for purchase and available in sets of two. Note: Garden Suite tickets sell out fast! (You can call to check on remaining suite seats.)


-It can get HOT. Pack sunscreen, hats, and reusable water bottles to fill up at the water station and stay cool!


bag with BOISE WITH KIDS logo, hat, water bottle, sunscreen and chips
All the concert essentials.

-Hit up your favorite restaurant for take out, pack a picnic from home or raid the grocery store for snacks because outside food and sealed non-alcoholic drinks ARE allowed! NOTE: Only soft sided coolers (smaller than 30 quarts) are allowed. No alcoholic beverages, glass containers, knives or cooking apparatuses are allowed so pack wisely! All bags are checked by security before you can go into the venue. Collapsible wagons are allowed as well as strollers.



-Alcoholic (and N/A) beverages are sold on site and through a beverage token system. Each token is $12. All food vendors accept Visa, Mastercard and cash. There is no ATM on site. Everyone 21 years of age who plan on having an alcoholic beverage must bring a photo ID to receive a wristband. Wristbands will be distributed at all alcohol stands.


-There is no re-entry! Luckily there is plenty of space to get up and wander about but if you leave the venue you are not allowed back in. 


-Concerts are held "rain or shine" (we've been in both) and while temps can get super hot at the beginning, once the sun sets the temperatures can drop so dress appropriately! 


What do you think? Will you be taking the family to see some live music at Outlaw Field this summer? We highly recommend this fun event for fans of all ages! 


2024 Outlaw Field Concert Series Information:

Address: Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, ID 83712

Tickets: Tickets can be purchased on ticketmaster.com. Tickets can be picked up at will call and mobile tickets are scanned via the Ticketmaster app. Note: Your barcode includes technology to protect it so screenshots will NOT be accepted at entry. View your tickets before you go so they are loaded into the TM App, a timesaver if cell service is slow on the day of the event. We recommend saving (downloading) tickets to your Apple Wallet to Google Pay digital wallet for best results. ***Kiddos who have yet to celebrate their 2nd birthday are FREE!***

Ticketing questions; Call ExtraMile Arena Box Office at (208) 426-1766


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