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Goo Goo Dolls and Allen Stone to perform free concert in downtown Boise

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Goo Goo Dolls and Allen Stone to perform free concert in downtown Boise

By On Your Side newsroom. CREATED Jan 14, 2014

Zions Bank will present the Goo Goo Dolls live in concert in downtown Boise at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, to celebrate the bank’s new Idaho headquarters at Eighth and Main. The concert is free and open to the public.

The $76 million 8th and Main development is more than 350,000 square feet, including retail/restaurant and Class A office space, three levels of parking, a basement and mechanical penthouse.

The LEED-certified building is the tallest in the Gem State and will serve as the Idaho headquarters of Zions Bank.

The corner of 8th and Main had been vacant since a fire demolished the Eastman building in 1987, followed by multiple failed development attempts, earning the property the nickname “The Hole.”

Over two decades and 10 albums, the Goo Goo Dolls have produced a catalog of songs that have become ingrained in the pop consciousness including “Iris,” “Name,” and their 2013 single, “Come to Me,” from their newest album, Magnetic.

The band will perform at 6 p.m. on a stage spanning the width of Main Street in front of the 8th and Main building. Main will be closed between 9th Street and Capitol Boulevard to accommodate spectators.

The day’s festivities begin at 1 p.m. in the Grove Plaza with family-friendly activities in a heated tent, followed by live music on the Main Street stage starting at 2 p.m. and continuing until just prior to the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Gardner Company is presenting the family activities and the supporting acts.

One of the featured performers will be Allen Stone, a soul music singer-songwriter from Chewelah, Wash., whose two self-released albums have earned him spots on the music festival and late-night talk show circuits.

The family fun includes live printing of event T-shirts by Design Bandits that will be given free to a limited number of guests, custom face painting, bean bag toss, kid and adult craft areas from Bricolage, and a photo booth.

Refreshments will include a “S’mores Station” featuring chocolate from the Chocolate Bar, food trucks from Archie's Place, Cacicias Cucinas, Bel Cibo, Burgerlicious, Boise Fry Co., and a beer garden.