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Kleiner Park in Meridian, ID.


11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Capital City Mulligan Band

12:15 – 12:30 PM Capital City Sound

12:30 – 12:45 PM – Txantxangorriak

12:45 – 1:00 PM – Scenes from “State Fair”

1:00 – 1:15 PM – Starbelly School of Dance

1:15 – 1:30 PM – MAYDAY

Music in the Park 2023

Welcome back to live events for Boise Music Week. 2023 brings a new venue with plenty of convenient parking for Music In The Park! Come to Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park on May 6th beginning at 11:30 AM for an afternoon of music and (hopefully) sunshine!

Bring a picnic lunch for your family and plan to enjoy the performances!


Barbara Oldenburg


Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park Amphitheatre
1900 Records Avenue
Meridian, ID

Date & Time:

Saturday, May 6, 2023 from 11:30 AM until 1:30 PM

Park Details:

Attendees can find more information about navigation, parking, amphitheatre location, and park policies on the City of Meridian Website.

Schedule of Events:

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM: Capital City Mulligan Band

Capital City Mulligan Band was originally formed by their Maestro, Jim Perkins as the Dunkley Music Mulligan Band in 2010. It started as a small community band for people who used to play instruments in band and wanted to have a second chance — “take a Mulligan” in golf terms. The Band was organized to give adult musicians a chance to get started again playing their instruments in a band and to provide musical experiences for our community audiences. It has grown to a complement of 50 – 70 active members who enjoy playing at various venues in the Treasure Valley.

Many of the musicians played in high school bands but had not touched their instruments for several decades before starting again with the Mulligans, but it is amazing how the memory of the fingerings persists. Just like riding a bicycle. Making music in the Mulligans is a team sport that these musicians just keep getting better at.

Please check the Mulligan website at CCMBand.org to learn more about the Band and its upcoming events. Their next performance is at the Boise First Presbyterian Church at 2:30 on Sunday, June 4th.

The Mulligans and their conductor Jim Perkins would to thank the Boise Music Week team for including us in their program this year and helping to facilitate this concert.

12:15 – 12:30 PM: Capital City Sound

Capital City Sound, located in Boise, is a chapter of Sweet Adelines International. They chartered in 1972 and just celebrated their 50th anniversary. They sing a cappella 4 part harmony in the barbershop style. They’ve been directed by Jerrie Beyrodt for over 20 years. Malauna Gibby joined her this year as Assistant Director. They will be going to regional contest in May, for the first time in 3 years due to the pandemic. They welcome all women who love to sing to join them.

12:30 – 12:45 PM: Txantxangorriak

Txantxangorriak [pronounced Chan-chan-go-ree-ak], affectionately known as Txan Txan, is a Basque music group in Boise, Idaho. Founded in Spring of 2001 with only 8 trikis (Basque button accordions) and 6 panderos (tambourines), the group has grown over the years and taught over 100 members with 4 of the original triki players still as active members and 2 of the original pandero players now as active triki players. The group was founded by Ana Mendiola and Gina Urquidi who were inspired at the 2000 Jaialdi to create a group to not only teach Basque music but also share the Basque culture. They brought in Dan Ansotegui to teach triki and over the years have had a few different pandero teachers with the current instructor being Alaina Gavica.

Txantxan has taken many trips as a group over the years to Folk and Basque Festivals all over the Northwest to help promote our group and culture, make new friends and grow as a community. Some of the places we have traveled to include: Homedale, ID; Caldwell, ID; Hailey, ID; Elko, NV; Winnemucca, NV; Salt Lake City, UT; Buffalo, WY; and Seattle, WA

From its founding, the goal of this group has been to teach the love of Basque instruments and music to all eager learners as young as 8 years old. The passion to foster this skill and appreciation for Basque culture has grown each year as singing and dancing were incorporated into the performances as well as the integration of more instruments, such as txalaparta and spoons.

Anyone who has a love of music and wants to join a fun group of people, whether Basque or not, young or old, are welcome. For any and all additional information or questions please contact Olaia Urquidi Beals at 208-871-4668 or by email at urquidibeals90@gmail.com

12:45 – 1:00 PM: Scenes from the Musical, “State Fair”

This year’s musical, “State Fair” opens Thursday night at the Morrison Center. It is FREE, but you must have a ticket to get in. A link to secure tickets is located on the boisemusicweek.org website. There is a small handling fee of $2.50 if you purchase on line, or you may go to the Morrison Center Box office and they are 100% free. There is a standby line on the night of performances so if you forget to get your tickets, please go at that time and you will be seated once the ticket holders have taken their seats.

“State Fair” is the story of the Frake family and their adventures at the Iowa State Fair in the year 1946. There is love in the air for the Frake children, Mama is competing in the Pickles and Mincemeat competitions and Papa is showing his prize pig, “Blue Boy”! Please enjoy this sneak peak of “State Fair!”

Joining us today are Ken Cook and Beth Laughheed as Abel and Melissa Frake; Makenna Homer as their daughter, Margy; Garrett Ryan as the newsman, Pat Gilbert; Hanna Christensen as the songstress, Emily Arden and as her “Fairtones” – Jewels Love, Aubrey Balfour, Jayden Garrett, and Demitri Ruiz; and joining Abel in the Farmers’ Quartet, Justin Bailey, Kevin Nielsen, and Decker Hinkley.

1:00 – 1:15 PM: Starbelly School of Dance

Starbelly School of Dance is a family-friendly, inclusive, empathetic dance school that is for everyBODY. We are a one stop shop for anyone interested in belly dance, all ages and levels, tailored costumes, professional mentorship, performance opportunities, emotional and spiritual growth through dance. The teacher is a talented instructor and artist with three decades of experience in raqs sharki and has built the foundation of large-scale belly dance education in Idaho.

1:15-1:30 PM: MAYDAY

MAYDAY is the Saxophone Quartet of the 25th Army Band, stationed at Gowen Field in Boise, ID. Members of the quartet are Staff Sergeant James Schumacher, Sergeant First Class Richard Eisele, Sergeant First Class Jeremy Otstot, and Staff Sergeant Mark Young. They perform a variety of music from all genres and time periods. Today they will be playing: Carry on My Wayward son, an 80s rock classic, Nothing Else Matters, a 90s Metallica hit, and Mancini Digs that Mambo, a contemporary Latin composition