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Live United Concert series returning for 2022 season this Thursday

Arts & Entertainment

IDAHO FALLS — The Live United Concert Series is returning to The Waterfront at Snake River Landing in Idaho Falls this Thursday.

The concert series is an effort by the United Way of Idaho Falls and Bonneville County to bring the community together to hear some great music and support a number of different causes that affect local kids. The shows are family-friendly and will also feature food trucks and beverages.

This Thursday’s band will be the popular local country/Southern rock fusion act Cold Dark Whiskey.

“Our concerts are an opportunity for community members to see and hear firsthand the work that United Way and its 47 partners are involved with on a local level,” United Way spokesman Chris Wiersema said in a news release. “We’re excited to bring back our ‘Ready. Set. READ!’ program – each week United Way will be sharing new books and book bags for children attending the concert. Each concert will also have a hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) project for kids, pulled from our newly acquired Think-Make-Create STEAM trailer.”

The concerts will also include Engagement Projects, opportunities to bring to light issues facing the community and for those attending to donate items to support local nonprofits. Items collected at the show will be distributed to the United Way’s partners to be used as needed.

Live United Concert series
Courtesy Alyssa Sherwood

Here’s the 2022 Live United Concert Series lineup:

  • July 28 – COLD DARK WHISKEY
    Bring new children’s and adult-sized underwear and socks to share with local homeless shelters and children’s programs.
  • Aug. 4 – Kris Lager Band
    Bring school supplies for area children: pencils, paper, pens, crayons, colored pencils, glue sticks, folders or composition books.
  • Aug. 11 – The Opskamatrists
    Bring shelf-stable food items to share with local food pantries: peanut butter, tuna, canned fruits and vegetables, chili, soups, mac & cheese and cereal.
  • Aug. 18 – Cinders
    Community Baby Shower sponsored by Mountain View & Idaho Falls Community Hospital:
    Bring formula, diapers, wipes, bottles, clothes, pacifiers, and all things baby to help struggling families in eastern Idaho.

“Come on out, bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening of great music, good food and beverages,” Wiersema said. “This event is made possible by our community-minded sponsors: Idaho Falls Community Hospital, Mountain View Hospital, Snake River Landing, ICCU, Westmark Credit Union and PacificSource.”

The Live United Concert Series happens each Thursday night at the Waterfront at Snake River Landing in Idaho Falls through Aug. 18. Each show kicks off at 6 p.m. Visit the Idaho Falls and Bonneville County United Way website for more information.

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