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Rescheduled: Local businesses will host curbside music event


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Editors note: Due to snowy weather, this event was rescheduled for Saturday, May 30th. Adjustments have been made in the article.

IDAHO FALLS — After weeks of quarantine, many eastern Idahoans are craving live entertainment, and some local businesses are stepping up.

Vic’s Paint and Remodeling, Zilis with Manny, Sonido Tijuana Sound Events, Abracadabra’s, Park Avenue Grill, and Grease Monkey are co-sponsoring a curbside concert for locals to drive up, park, and listen to live music while staying safe inside their vehicles.

Event promoter Manny Ibarra said this is his way to help the community.

“I was just sitting and watching TV and thought, ‘I wish someone had a concert on. This is boring. Let’s do curbside music.'” Ibarra said.

The event will be held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. The bands will play in the parking lots of Abracadabras and Grease Monkey at 2040 Channing Way. The public is encouraged to park across the street in the Grand Teton Mall parking lot. There will be a section where the public can bring lawn chairs, though sponsors encourage social distancing protocols of having groups of 10 or under be separated by other groups by 6 feet. Food will be available for purchase from Park Avenue Grill Taco Stand and Abracadabra’s.

concert poster

The concert, which will be a mixture of rock styles, is family-friendly. Bands that are performing include Kumbia MX, Nothing At Most, Altwave, Phoenix Risen, and The Downturn.

The event is free, but donations can be made to the individual bands through their Venmo accounts:

  • Kumbia MX – @edders71
  • Phoenix Risen – @mark-sorensen-23
  • Nothing At Most- @dillyslack
  • Altwave – @altwaveband
  • The Downturn – @josephanderson1190

Cash donations will be accepted at the event by Ibarra at the event.

More information can be found at the events Facebook’s page.