Summer Music in Pioneer Park

Lorie Palmer had a nice front page story in the Idaho County Free Press about Grangeville Art’s Free Concert Series. Quoted below:


Free concert series set for Pioneer Park
Events run into September
By Lorie Palmer

GRANGEVILLE — Mark your calendars now for three nights of music in the coming months.
Grangeville Arts. Inc., will offer a free summer concert series beginning July 14. Performances will also take place Aug. 4 and Sept. 12.
“We wanted to offer a set of family-friendly musical performances at a place where everyone could easily gather,” said Grangeville Arts, Inc., member Rachel Young.
July 14, Bare Wires
Bare Wires will play Tuesday, July 14. This band is made up of four men who started playing music years and miles apart. They finally came together in Moscow. Blues is the thread that holds it all together, with scraps of rock, and other genes of music woven in. Lyrics and music — spawned from life experiences and vivid imaginations — make Bare Wires a one-of-a-kind band. They play an eclectic mix of original material best described as a hearty blues/rock mix, along with several carefully selected cover tunes.
Aug. 4, The All American Boys Chorus
The All-American Boys Chorus, which will perform Tuesday, Aug. 4, features youngsters ages 9 to 14 from more than 30 cities in southern California.
Forty-four concert tours to Europe, Asia, Canada and throughout the USA make The All-American Boys Chorus one of the most widely traveled boy’s choirs in the world. The boys are under the direction on Wesley Martin and will present a “Salute to America’s Music.”
Sept. 12, Big Red Barn
The band Big Red Barn, Based in Spokane, Wash., will present a concert Saturday, Sept. 12. Big Red Barn plays a funky blend of bluegrass, blues, country, jazz and other string-band music. During the past six years this quartet has forged their unique sound at various festivals and events across the Inland Northwest. Big Red Barn’s infectious sound has been captured on their self-titled debut CD released November 2005.
All concerts will take place at Pioneer (Grangeville City) Park. All performance start at 6 p.m. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. VIP seating is available for a $50 donation to Grangeville Arts, Inc.; otherwise, all concerts are free, however, donations will be accepted to offset expanses.
The free concert series is sponsored by The Grangeville Chamber of Commerce and Grangeville Arts.
Additional information is available at or by calling 983-2595.

Free Farmers’ Market Workshops

Grangeville Farmers Market is producing some workshops on Saturday 3/15 at The Gallery. In the morning folks from the state will be there to discuss their requirements about what we can sell and food handling safety. The afternoon session will be about running your business and how to be a more successful market vendor. Folks that want to sell their crafts are encouraged to attend. It is all free. Here is the Workshop Flier with details and times.

You can email Market Manager Julie Graham-Worthington at if you have questions.

Tomas and the Library Lady is coming

The Idaho Theater for Youth will be presenting Tomas and the Library Lady at GEMS on Wednesday, March 19 at 8:30 a.m. This performance for Grangeville students is sponsored by Grangeville Arts, GEMS, and underwriters from around the state. The kids always love the chance to see live theater, and for many it is their only chance to see live theater.

Music Dept. Concert

The Grangeville Schools music department is presenting a concert on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 7 p.m. at the GHS Cafetorium. Performing will be the GEMS band, Varsity Blue, GHS Concert Choir and the GHS Band. Come see what the kids did at the Jazz Festival! There will also be previews of solo/ensemble performances from students planning on performing at the upcoming District II music festival. All are welcome!