Live Nation


Breaking free from every day is a gift you have to give yourself 

Written by Jennifer Brackett

Connecting artists with their audience is no easy task. The organization needed to house thousands of fans must be unimaginable, but Live Nation does it. They break the monotony of our day-to-day lives to create new and exciting memories that will last a lifetime. Live Nation brings live performances to venues all over the world, and that includes the Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater.

If you are feeling burnt out and need to refresh yourself, then check out what musicians are coming into town. You might be surprised at who you will see coming to play in our city.

Imagine a hard day at work. You come home and plop on the couch. You pull out your cell phone and browse the same old thing you usually do. You feel tired and fried. Today, this is just not doing the trick. We need a pick-me-up.  It is time to get out of the house.

For so many of us, it has been a long time since we have done anything for ourselves. It is time to break those shackles and spice it up. Call a friend and make a day of it. There is a good chance that if you have been feeling down and out, they probably have been too.

I recently went to a concert to support a musician I love. I find myself frequently listening to their album and keeping up to date on their new music. After their performance, I went to their merch table to get a shirt. I know doing this not only supports the band but also gives me something tangible to hold on to this day. As I approach the table I read a sign that informs me the band only makes $0.0004 per stream. I quickly do the math. If 1 million people streamed one song they only make $400. Then I think, there are several members in this band. The sign also showed that purchasing their merchandise straight from them paid them more. Music had not always been this way. Before, bands made more money because a full album was always purchased. I purchased my merchandise and spent my time thinking about this. I realized if this continued my favorite bands and musicians could not possibly live on this kind of income. I thought of a world without music and a melancholy washed over me. Getting out there and experiencing a live concert, not only, is therapeutic for your soul, but also keeps the music coming. So, come out and support your favorite artists and give them a reason to keep coming back! 

Here is who Live Nation is bringing to town this summer. Check them out. July features the musical talents of Slightly Stoopid, Goo Goo Dolls, Kenny Chesney, and Dispatch. In August we have The Chicks Tour coming. In September we finish out the summer with Morgan Wallen, Korn x Evanescence, Flogging Molly, LANY, ODESZA, and Rüfüs Du Sol. 

Live Nation and the Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater are consistently working hard to bring you ways to breathe new life into your routine. So give yourself a break. You have earned it. 

Live Nation has a plethora of events coming to town and you can find them right here at 

You scroll down the list of concerts and one pops up that fills your soul with nostalgia.