Free Music on the Mountain Concert Series Kicks Off Saturday at Bogus Basin

Blue Oval With Bogus Basin In The Center

June 26, 2018 (BOISE, ID)– The summer season continues to ramp up at Bogus Basin. Today, the nonprofit recreation area announced the headlining acts for its popular “Music on the Mountain” concerts. The series, sponsored by 10 Barrel Brewing Co., features free live music throughout the day in the newly revitalized Simplot Base Area, and has been expanded to five Saturdays this summer.

“The Music on the Mountain concerts are a great way to spend a summer afternoon with friends and family,” said Bogus Basin Director of Mountain Operations, Nate Shake. “Right now, the wildflowers are in full bloom, temperatures are always cooler than in the valley, and the air a bit fresher.” The live music will play from 12:00pm – 6:00pm from the base area stage with the feature act, Matt Hopper & The Roman Candles, beginning at 4:00pm. A variety of food and beverage options will be available in the base area, including the new Double R Ranch BBQ Smokehouse. From 3:00pm to 5:00pm (while supplies last), volunteers from Bogus Basin’s Black Diamond sponsor, Albertson’s, will hand out fresh fruit and water on the plaza outside Simplot Lodge.

Bogus Basin opened for 7-day-a-week operations on June 22nd, and guests are being welcomed to a base area that has been transformed by the addition of a 150-seat plaza area, large expanse of lawn, and the Double R Ranch BBQ Smokehouse, a full-service food & beverage outlet. Those additions, along with the Glade Runner Mountain Coaster and other activities, have transitioned the area into an increasingly popular summer destination for people interested in escaping the heat and getting into nature. In 2017, Bogus Basin invested $5 million in improvements to the base area, which was under construction for much of the summer. That investment is now paying off as residents and visitors discover and enjoy the beauty and accessibility of the area, located just 16 miles above Boise.

Bogus Basin “Music on the Mountain” Summer Kickoff Schedule: Saturday, June 30

  • 11:00am-7:00pm: Bogus Basin Daily Hours of Operation
  • 12:00pm-6:00pm: Live music from the base area stage
  • 3:00pm-5:00pm: Fresh fruit and water stand, compliments of Albertson’s

2018 “Music on the Mountain” Feature Acts:

  • June 30: Matt Hooper & The Roman Candles
  • July 7: Marshall Poole
  • July 21: Low-Fi
  • August 4: The Johnny Boy Kunk & Sam Gates
  • August 18: Bread and Circus

Music is from 12:00pm-6:00pm, feature acts will play from 4:00pm-6:00pm.

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation thrives on the generous support of individual donors and other community partners. 2018 Black Diamond Sponsors include: 10 Barrel Brewing Co., Albertson’s, Corwin Ford, Sysco, and also First Interstate Bank. For more information, visit: