Dec 20, 2013
This year, the Idaho New Year’s Commission has one goal: to celebrate the start of a new year in a... read moreThis year, the Idaho New Year’s Commission has one goal: to celebrate the start of a new year in a way that has never been done before. Staying true to Idaho’s roots, the Commission will be dropping a giant, 10’ by 16’ glowing potato in the heart of downtown Boise, in the Centre on the Grove at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve.
This event will span from the Grove Plaza through the 8th street promenade. The New Year’s Eve bash will feature FREE, live music, magic shows, street performers, and local food trucks from across the Treasure Valley.
Featuring area bands on two outdoor sound stages, crowds can expect to see bands like Matt Hopper and the Roman Candles, Audio Moonshine, Hollow Wood, and much more.
The festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the lighting and raising of the New Year’s Eve Potato, followed by the opening ceremonies. Boise Rock School will be warming up the escalator breezeway with some young rock and roll. After that, a total of eight acts will be performing on a sound stage, with the final acts finishing at approximately 1:00 a.m. The last minute before midnight will be dedicated to the lowering of the potato and a final countdown into the new year.
This new event, the first large-scale event since Boise’s Millennium New Year’s Eve celebration, is sponsored by local companies like Townsquare Media, Key Design Websites, One Hour Heating, RMAV, ThisisBoise.com and Boise 100. KTVB.com will also be the event’s exclusive media sponsor. A portion of the proceeds from this New Year’s event will be donated to Boise Rock School.