The 10 Best Live Music Venues in Idaho!

Sprinkled across Idaho, you’ll find clubs, medium-sized spaces, and amphitheaters that all provide their own unique atmosphere for live music. How about a venue back dropped by immaculate mountains? We’ve got it in Idaho. Here are the 10 best music venues in Idaho, that will give you a night to remember. 

1. The Knitting Factory, Boise, ID

One of the Gem State’s best-kept venues is the Knitting Factory: A local hotspot nestled in downtown Boise’s BoDo District. Cozy, intimate and probably not a bad seat (or place) in the house, to fully experience your favorite band, look no further than the Knitting Factory.

2. John’s Alley, Moscow, ID

In a college town, it’s not too hard to find places that cater to those energetic, youthful spirits, after all, coffeehouses, sports bars and the like typically abound, but if you are looking for a place that to spend those coveted college dollars, your money will go far here. Tickets generally run under $20, something that will appeal to both starving students and touring artists alike.

3. The Sickhouse, Idaho Falls, ID

Hardcore, heavy metal fans are likely found everywhere, and Idaho Falls is no exception, except, where do you go? The Sickhouse provides that bright sanctuary for diehard metal fans to embrace their music and share their love of metal. 

4. Foresters Club, McCall, ID

McCall, Idaho, is the quintessential mountain town and despite its quaint and touristy vibe, you can find consistently find great music and entertainment at Foresters Club. Known for the live music Wednesday, rain, sleet or snow is no hindrance here.

5. The Owl Club, Salmon, ID

Just the sort of spot you’d hope you might find in this small, north-central Idaho town, when looking for food, fun and music. Entertaining the local crowds since 1936, The Owl Club offers an evening of first-rate music and dancing (if you dare) to while the night away.

6. Boomer’s Garden, Lewiston, ID

Outdoor venues are perhaps some of the greatest places to spend the evening listening to your favorite bands, and Boomer’s Garden, located in Lewiston Idaho, offers a great outdoor venue. The site of local weddings and other events, this facility also hosts a variety of touring artists during their summer concert series.

7. Mountain Village Resort, Stanley, ID

Who could ask for a better location than fronting the majestic Sawtooths? Throw in a little local refreshment, food, and flair and you’ve got the perfect ingredients for music nirvana. Stanley, Idaho’s magnificent mountain backdrop offers a spectacular venue for music aficionados and the Mountain Village Resort is more than happy to take advantage of its pristine location. With that type of pull it’s no wonder that bands from all over the country end up clamoring to their summer music festival.

8. Idaho Botanical Garden, Boise, ID

If sitting on a blanket, cold refreshment in hand, and perhaps your favorite band, front and center, sounds like an ideal venue, then check out the Idaho Botanical Garden’s Summer Concert Series. Tucked below the rolling foothills and kitty-corner to the infamous Idaho State Penitentiary, this location is for the summer months only, but definitely worth the wait.

9. Moon Time, Coeur D’Alene, ID

The Northern Panhandle of Idaho is not without its local music scene and Moon Time offers a great spot to listen to both local and touring talent alike. Located in a prime downtown location, go online to check out who’s playing for their weekly live music Thursdays. Offers local brews and great pub fare as well.

10. Bannock County Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheater, Pocatello, ID

Southern Idaho offers a variety of events that are centered around this amazing outdoor amphitheater. With its sprawling grounds, it’s no wonder it draws in headliners like Keith Urban. If you are looking for a weekend music event, make sure to keep this venue on your short list.

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