The hottest ticket in town might just be 8 miles north of Pocatello. Sixpence None the Richer is set to take the stage will take the stage Friday night. Saturday night, Nashville Recording Artist, Jason Michael Carroll will take the stage at the Shoshone-Bannock Event Center.
As long as there is community support, there will likely be plenty of new concerts in Fort Hall.
“We’re talking about a concert a month,” said Kevin Maw, Entertainment Coordinator for the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center. “That’s kind of been our direction wheat we’ve been trying to do. We’ve had back-to-back concerts. Now we are going to one a month. What we are trying to do is just get people used to coming out for a concert.”
The timing of this weekend’s shows could not have been better. Both Jason Michael Carroll and Sixpence None the Richer have had hit songs with the words “kiss” or “love” in them and so it’s the perfect excuse to extend your Valentine’s Day celebrations.
“With Valentine’s Day being on a Thursday, I know it’s really hard for people with families to celebrate on a Thursday and so for all of you last minute people who didn’t do anything yesterday, it’s not too late,” said Echo Marshall, Marketing Manager for the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center. This is a perfect opportunity to get out with your husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, girl’s weekend, and make it just a fun weekend.”
One of the nice things about the Chiefs Event Center is its location. Echo and Kevin say there are plenty of things to keep you entertained before and after the concert is done.
“We have the Cedar Spa that we have Valentine’s specials still going throughout the weekend for massages and facials and you can get lunch and dinner served during your treatments,” said Marshall.
“You can do room packages which we offer for two concert and a night’s stay,” said Maw. “We have a restaurant here called the Camas Grill, excellent food. We have V.I.P. seating which includes a buffet, prime rib and barbeque chicken. Also, it gives you nice seating for the concert and then of course the casino is about 150-200 yards away.”
With the very real possibility of a dozen or more concerts a year at the event center, Kevin says they welcome your ideas for bringing concerts in.
“We are looking for that public input,” said Maw. “Obviously we’re not a very large venue and so we can’t bring in your top bands, your number one hits, but we can get some bands in here that people really like and that you’ll have a good time coming to.”
It’s the intimacy of the concert hall that keeps the concert goers coming back. There isn’t a bad seat in the house and this can make it feel like you are at your own private concert.
“I think people that have been out to our concerts have really helped with word of mouth, promoting them for us,” said Marshall. “Once they’ve been here, they are realizing it is a true concert venue and a very good show.”
The Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Events Center encourages you to share your concert ideas and feedback on their Facebook page.
The doors will open at 7:00 PM with the show starting at 8:00 PM. There are still a few tickets available for both shows.