Thursday, August 27th
as part of the Great Garden Escape series
4:30pm gates, 5:30pm show
Non-member tickets on sale now!
Become a member here: https://47709.blackbaudhosting.com/47709/Membership
Boise Straight Ahead is a jazz big band made up of volunteer musicians. This band seeks to rehearse and perform big band jazz music in the SW Idaho/Treasure Valley area. We have been an ensemble since late 1996 and Hewlett Packard has allowed us facilities use (for rehearsals and equipment storage) for much of that time. In addition to the camaraderie and the fun of playing this music, we seek to keep this sound alive and raise money through the contribution of our performance fees, for various local non-profit organizations. In the past, this has included United Way, Meals on Wheels, the Boys & Girls Club, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Multiple Sclerosis Society, among others.
Our mission includes both the music and our charitable contributions. We do not take or keep any of the donated funds. We consciously seek to avoid competing with the professional musicians in the Treasure Valley and will decline higher paying engagements and ask those hosts to consider these local pros instead. In short, we look to play community shows where the hosts could not otherwise afford to hire a professional band. We have participated in many charitable auctions where our services were bid on by private individuals in support of different community organizations. Funds from these auctions have directly benefitted United Way, Boys & Girls Clubs, Riverstone International School, and the Idaho Botanical Gardens. To date, the band has donated, in cash or with in-kind donations, over $75,000 to these organizations.
$12 Members, AARP & Youth (ages 4-12)
Children 3 and younger are free.
At the Gate:
$15 Members, AARP & Youth (ages 4-12)
Children 3 and younger are free.
**Tickets will be capped at 250 to allow for social distancing**
Admission may be purchased the night of at the gate, in advance online, or by visiting the Garden office:
Garden Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday from 9-4 p.m.
Tickets will also be available for purchase at the gate the evening of the concert.
E-tickets (delivered in a separate e-mail) can be taken straight to the gate to be taken the night of. For online sales, members receive their discount at the check out screen once they sign in or register with the online sales program.
Seating is limited in the Meditation Garden. In order to keep guests safe and to maintain social-distancing we encourage you to explore our many acres and spread out into the various garden spaces.
Food & Drink
Visitors are welcome to bring in their own food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Adult beverages may only be served by appropriately licensed vendors. We know all who enjoy supporting the Garden and Garden events are also proponents of buying local efforts, so we are happy to announce the change has brought about a new level of partnerships with local vendors. These partnerships ensure there are reasonably priced beverages for purchase at each event. We look forward to seeing you in the Garden soon and hope to raise a glass with you. Please help us thank those vendors who are also supporting the Garden this year as a portion of every sale will return to the Garden.