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Boise Bench Block Party!



July 20, 2019


Gem Center for the Arts

2417 Bank Drive, Boise, ID

You don't have to live on the Bench to come...but this block party is definitely all about celebrating life on the bench!

If you own a business, contact us! No fee for space (although you might wind up sharing so we can include as many folks as possible).

There will be live music, performances by local theater companies, dance companies, mini yoga classes and dance classes, artists, and all the independently owned bench businesses we can fit!

There will be food available and
the Lounge at the End of the Universe will be offering a nice cool place to get a local, craft beer. The Gem Center for the Arts will be open for touring, for bathroom use, and to offer a kids craft area.

And...all afternoon we will be raffling off prizes from all our vendors.
Email leuboise@gmail for information on snagging a spot for your business!
Event page will be updated with list of vendors and a schedule of performers. Can't wait to see everyone out together, being the awesome community we are!



Elizabeth Findley is a local singer songwriter that has been writing songs since she was in 3rd grade. She's been featured on Reverbnation's home page, played on local radio station back in State College PA, and been a finalist in local singing competitions. She plays and sings with a local band called NKE and you can find her on twitter, reverberation, instragram, and youtube.


5:00-5:0015pm ( and 6:30-6:45 in the Lounge)

Treasure Valley Opera Collective.




A Mighty Band of Microbes is a three-piece garage folka band featuring accordion, homemade instruments, silliness, catchy tunes, and occasional shenanigans.

Band Members

Matt & Miky


7:00-7:30pm ( and 5:00-5:30pm Cecilia &Tori in the Lounge)

The Starbelly Dancers & Starbelly Student Troupe are professional & pre-professional belly dance artists from the Boise, Idaho area. Specializing in Traditional, Modern and Tribal Style Belly Dance, and have their home here at the Gem Center for the Arts. Starbelly School of Dance, under the direction of Cecilia & Chad Rinn, aims to teach and perform exquisite belly dance and share with our community truly inspirational art & experiences




The Nerds of Poi began in 2015 with Julie "Jewels" Meek, who has been teaching poi spinning and flowarts to Boise community since 2009. The group began as a beginner's teen course with Boise Parks and Recreation, and the poi-puns, antics, and epic "glowy fun time" moments have persisted since, nearly weekly. Recently the Nerds have graduated to playing with fire and performing for the general public. Please come support these amazing, passionate, nerdy, talented young adults! This performance will showcase a sampling of the Nerds' individual soloist skills with LED "pod poi."

To learn more about poi and flowarts classes, and for other classes, therapeutic services, and workshops offered by Jewels, visit or email



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