BOISE – The Goo Goo Dolls will perform a free concert in downtown Boise next month.
The concert will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in conjunction with the opening of the new tower at 8th and Main streets. It is free and open to the public.
Zions Bank and the Gardner Company are celebrating the grand opening of Idaho’s tallest building with a ribbon cutting ceremony, live music, food, and family activities.
The band will perform on a stage that spans the width of Main Street in front of the 8th and Main building. Main Street will be closed between 9th Street and Capitol Boulevard to accommodate spectators.
"We believe that this epic celebration is fitting as we close the books on 'the Hole' and pay tribute to the beautiful new building that's taken its place as the tallest in Idaho," said Zions Bank President and CEO Scott Anderson. "We hope citizens from Boise and beyond will join us to celebrate our new headquarters, which will provide expanded resources and services to individuals and businesses in the Gem State."
The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 6 p.m., with the Goo Goo Dolls' concert set to start at 6:30 p.m. The band has put out 10 albums over the past two decades, including their newest album, Magnetic.
"We're thrilled to be celebrating the official grand opening of Eighth and Main, and we're proud that the project stayed on schedule and on budget during the 18 months from groundbreaking to completion," said Gardner Company COO Tommy Ahlquist. "With the support of our tenants and the Boise community, we've transformed this corner and, in turn, paved the way for continued robust development in downtown Boise."
The festivities will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Grove Plaza. There will be family friendly activities in a heated tent, followed by live music on the Main Street stage starting at 2 p.m. and continuing until just prior to the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
One of the featured performers will be Allen Stone, a soul music singer-songwriter from Chewelah, Wash., whose two self-released albums have earned him spots on the music festival and late-night talk show circuits.
The family fun includes live printing of event T-shirts by Design Bandits that will be given free to a limited number of guests, custom face painting, bean bag toss, kid and adult craft areas from Bricolage, and a photo booth - all under a heated 40- by 80-foot tent in the Grove Plaza.
Refreshments will include a "S'mores Station" featuring chocolate from the Chocolate Bar, food trucks from Archie's Place, Cacicias Cucinas, Bel Cibo, Burgerlicious, Boise Fry Co., and a beer garden.
The 8th and Main Tower is a $76 million project that has more than 350,000 square feet, including retail/restaurant and Class A office space, three levels of parking, a basement and mechanical penthouse. The building will also serve as the Idaho headquarters of Zions Bank, the third largest bank in the state.