Rabbit, Rabbit! It's officially May. And the first week of May means First Thursday is just days away. Downtown Boise becomes even more of a hotspot as restaurants, breweries, shops, and other local businesses serve up all kinds of special deals and discounts in conjunction with art and entertainment. Extended happy hours and drink specials tend to be a favorite. But this Thursday is a Supersized First Thursday.
So this time your downtown experience will include "multiple roving performances, games, meet & greets, and more." Boise Philharmonic will be performing in various spots throughout downtown. Feel free to say hello to their musicians, as you're encouraged to do so on their Instagram post detailing the news. You can find them from 5pm- 9pm gracing the public with their melodious magic. Also performing are Ballet Idaho and Opera Idaho, so it's a whole fancy cultural vibe.
The Downtown Boise Association is searching for artists to fulfil the roving performer slots for the remaining summer Supersized First Thursdays (June 3rd, July 1st, August 5th, and September 2nd 2021). The deadline to submit an application is May 16th at 2pm MST, which you can find here. And while they "will accept submissions from a variety of disciplines," they are mainly looking for artists in these categories:
- Fine art performances (pop-up performances, street performances, happenings, etc.)
- Interactive or participatory projects
- Musical performances
Most importantly, this is a paid gig, up to $350. So if you've got what it takes to entertain this summer, might as well apply and see what's up. It's an excellent opportunity for exposure for sure.