A message from Our President; Shannon Smurthwaite

To our loyal Friends, Patrons and Corporate Donors of Boise Music Week:

I would like to thank each of you for continued support of Idaho’s own 101 year-old non-profit organization devoted to the celebration of music. We operate solely on thousands of volunteer hours and your generous monetary donations. This has been a unique time for Idahoans and in particular, the Treasure Valley, as we navigate new paths and constant change to ensure the safety, health and well-being of our wonderful community. We are the longest-running organization of its kind in the United States. Boise Music Week has been the recipient of the Mayor’s Award, Governor’s Award, Award for Excellence in the Arts, regional wards for performers and countless other accolades that spotlight the efforts of simple, grass-roots commitments to keep this century-plus tradition alive for your family and generations that follow.

We’ve weathered the Great Depression, World War II, and several financial crises in our country. Still, fostered by the love of music and the arts, we remain a free venue to the public. We’ve never charged a dime for admittance into any of our uplifting, family friendly events. I think it can be said we’ve offered joy and hope in times of turbulence and the unknown. We are committed to that, especially, today.

For those of you who knew we would not have our 2020 season and told us to keep your donations, large or small, I thank you deeply. Like other non-profits we have monthly expenses. We continue to welcome, with our gratitude, your tax-deductible contributions. They can be made via this website or sent to: Boise Music Week, P.O. Box 155, Boise, ID 83701.

Lastly, our Board of Directors and Event Chairs are currently working hard on plans for our 2021 season. We are extremely excited for what’s ahead! Feel free to visit our website for updates. We have a delightful line-up that will both entertain and inspire you and budding young musicians, whom we encourage to attend and participate.

On behalf of our entire organization, thank you so very much for your love of the arts and community. Without you, we would not be moving forward.

Stay well!

Shannon M. Smurthwaite, President
Boise Music Week
Celebrating the Arts since 1919