Past Events 2013

November 22,23,25 – BHS Drama Production

International Guitars!
November 7 – 7:30pm – Tickets $20

The California and Montreal Guitar Trios will fuse more than 40 years of combined experience into one unique performance.

Half the fun of a concert by the California and Montreal Guitar Trios comes from scanning the reactions of patrons witnessing the group
for the first time. Surf next to psychedelia? Classical next to Spaghetti Western themes? Pink Floyd next to Bach? You mean a guitar
performance isn’t supposed to be like that? Featuring six virtuoso guitarists from four countries (Japan, Canada, Belgium, and US), the
California and Montreal Guitar Trios combine 40 years of performing into an unforgettable concert experience.

November 6 – BHS Band and Choir Concert

November 5 – Election Day, Election Site

November 4 – Mountain View Middle School Band Concert

Ricky Nelson Remembered
September 26 – 7:30pm – Tickets $25

A multi-media entertainment event featuring the live music of Ricky Nelson’s hit songs performed by Ricky’s twin sons, Matthew & Gunnar.

The show includes never before seen big screen video footage of the Nelson family (including grandparents Ozzie and Harriet Nelson) with
interviews from celebrities influenced by Ricky Nelson. The show will celebrate the life of America’s original American Idol as experienced
by his own sons.

Otter Creek
July 12 – 7:30 pm

Otter Creek combines folk music with old time, sprinkles it with a seasoning of Celtic and western roots, and produces a wonderful
sound that is both unique and refreshing. Peter and Mary Danzig have combined to create a style of music that is hard to describe
but impossible to forget. Peter sings right from the heart while, at the same time, brings a magical musical talent to whatever
instrument he picks up. Not only does Mary have a captivating voice, she coaxes tones from her fiddle that can only be matched by
a first chair violinist in a national acclaimed symphony. Together they make a duo that is both a technical marvel and tastefully

It all started in 2009 when Peter and Mary Danzig decided it was time to make music. Rehearsing nightly (after the kids went to bed)
they had soon made their first demo CD and Otter Creek was formed. Taking their name from a translation of the Swedish Otterstrom
(Mary’s maiden name) they built a repertoire of American roots music and original songs with a special emphasis on the history of
the inter-mountain west. Their award winning proficiency as instrumentalists, songwriters and performers allows them to create a
diversity of sounds and moods rarely found in a duo. Their performances include everything from soulful A’Cappella vocal harmonies
to virtuosic instrumentals. Their first album, Hunter’s Moon, has recieved international airplay and was #27 on the Folk Music
Charts (February 2012).

In 2011 Peter won the Susanne Millsaps Performing Songwriter Showcase, placed 2nd at the National Mandolin Championships and won
the Utah State Mandolin Championship. In 2010 Peter won the “Better World Category” for the New Songs Showcase at the Walnut Valley
Festival in Winfield, KS. He placed 2nd in the Utah State Fiddle Championship in 2010. Peter has a Bachelor of Music degree in music
composition. He worked for the Utah Opera Company for three years as a composer for the “Music! Words! Opera!” program. Peter is a
talented multi-instrumentalist playing mandolin, guitar, mountain dulcimer, banjo, fiddle and viola proficiently.

Mary is the 2011 Utah State Fiddle Champion. The Deseret News has described Mary’s playing as having “electrifying energy… style
and panache.” She has a Master of Music degree in violin performance. Her ability to play in any genres of music proficiently has
given Mary the opportunity to play with variety of talented musicians. Mary played with The Utah Chamber Artists for 6 years. She
has played with bluegrass and country bands as well as frequently backing up singer songwriters.

Recent and upcoming performances include; Tom May’s “River City Folk”, The Walnut Valley Festival (Winfield, KS), 2011 Official
Showcase at Folk Alliance FAR-West (Eugene, OR), SLCC TV “Brewin’ Bistro”, The Moab Folk Festival, The Tucson Folk Festival,
IAMA/Gallivan Folk and Bluegrass Festival, and the Yakima Folklife Festival (Yakima, WA).

Independence Day Celebration Concert

July 4

Celebrate the 4th in Blackfoot with a holiday concert featuring a community band, chorus, and outstanding area soloists.

Auditions Are Set for Grease!
Auditions: June 4 and June 6 – 7:00 – 9:00 pm
June 8 – 10 am – noon
At the BPAC

To audition, come prepared with a one minute vocal solo and a one minute monologue. Auditionees must be at least 16 years old to participate. Members of communities throughout
Southeast Idaho are encouraged to audition. The show will be directed by Sharon Hoge. Performance dates are August 12-17 at 7:30 pm and tickets will be $7.00 per person. For further
information, contact Hoge at 208-680-6781.

We Need You!
Rehearsals for July 4 Concert

Starting June 5 * 7:00 pm
BHS Band & Choir Rooms
Performance July 4 * 7:30 pm

It is time once again for area musicians to brush the dust from old instruments, warm up their voices, and get ready to participate in the annual Independence Day Celebration Concert
to be held on July 4 at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center. Rehearsals for this popular concert will start Wednesday, June 5 at 7:00 pm in the Blackfoot High School band and choir
rooms. The practices will be held every Wednesday evening. Allen Tripp and Susan Mann, former Blackfoot High School music directors, will be directing the groups. This patriotic concert
will feature the community band, a mixed chorus, area soloists and dancers. Mr. Tripp and Mrs. Mann are encouraging anyone with a desire to participate in the band or choir to let them
know so they can have the music ready for everyone at the first rehearsal. To contact Mr. Tripp, call 220-6494 or Mrs. Mann at 317-0109.

May 4 – BHS One-Act Plays

May 2 – Idaho Gives Fundraiser

On May 2 the Idaho Nonprofit Center is sponsoring a 24-hour period of statewide charitable giving called Idaho Gives. During this day, a share
of every dollar raised by Idaho nonprofits will be matched with funds from the Idaho Gives award pool. In addition, the top five organizations
with the most unique donors (nonprofits are divided by size) will receive bonus grants of $3,000, $1,000, $500, $250, and $250 respectively.
Your donation has the potential to be multiplied many times over, thanks to generous contest prizes and matching awards that will be given
throughout the day!

If you were planning to donate to the BPAC this year, we encourage you to mark May 2 on your calendar and make your donation to Idaho Gives
that day. The more donations we receive, the more the money will be amplified with additional funds. Your donation can go a long way toward
helping the BPAC maintain the kind of programming you have come to enjoy.

How can you donate the funds? There are three ways:
1. Online: Go to Look at the bottom of the page under “Donors.” Click on
“Search for Participating Nonprofits.” From there, at the top of the page under Search, type in Blackfoot Performing Arts Center. You will
then see a box that says “Donate.” Enter the amount you would like the BPAC to receive.
2. Call the BPAC at 208-317-5508 any time before May 3 and give Susan your credit card number. She will enter it for you on May 2 at the Idaho
Gives site so your donation can be multiplied.
3. Send a check to the BPAC (870 South Fisher, Blackfoot, ID 83221) before May 2. You must make sure it arrives before May 2, so the money
can be deposited into the Idaho Gives account that day.

As in the past, free BPAC season tickets will be given for the following donation amounts:
$300 – $500 – one free concert series ticket ($75 value)
$501 – $1,000 – two free concert series tickets ($150 value)
$1,001 or more – contact the BPAC for concert series ticket packages
Businesses interested in making a donation should contact the BPAC for complimentary tickets and advertising benefits.

We hope you will seriously consider joining the BPAC family of givers as we strive to maintain and improve the kind of entertainment you have
come to enjoy at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center!

May 2 & 3 – Stoddard Elementary Talent Night

May 1 – BHS State Solo Qualifiers Recital

April 29 – Bingham County Music Teacher’s Association “Award Night”

April 27 – Bingham’s Got Talent
Relay for Life Fundraiser
7:00pm – $5 Adults $3 Children

Back by popular demand! This is one of the most successful Relay for Life fundraisers Bingham County has. Be a part of it! Show your talent
– any talent – and help raise money for the American Cancer Society. This 4th annual Bingham’s Got Talent is open to people of all ages and is
not limited to Bingham County residents. Prize money is $100 for 1st place (in two age groups) and $50 for the People’s Choice Award. Karole
Honas, Chanel 8 news anchor, will emcee the event. An added special feature will be an opening mini-concert by Lyle Abertson and his Strait
Country Band.
Registration forms for Bingham”s Got Talent are available at Tweedy’s Music, the Methodist Church in Blackfoot, or online at
Contact Tom Draysdale at 785-3183 for more information.

Mary Chapin Carpenter and

Shawn Colvin
April 26 @ 7:30 pm.
Tickets – $25-55

The Blackfoot Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce five-time Grammy winner and recent Nashville Songwriter
Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter and three time Grammy winner Shawn Colvin have joined together for a very
special tour that will have them appearing in Blackfoot, on Friday, April 26 at 7:30 pm. These longtime friends will
share the stage as an intimate duo, performing material spanning their vast catalogs as well as some of their favorite
songs. Tickets will go on sale Saturday January 19 at 1 am and will range from $55 to $25. They will be available
online at or by calling the BPAC at 208-317-5508.

Mary Chapin Carpenter has recorded 12 albums and has sold over 13 million records. With hits like ‘Passionate Kisses’
and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her” Carpenter has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards, two Academy
of Country Music awards for her vocals and was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in early October.

Shawn Colvin has won three Grammy Awards, including two for the hit single “Sunny Came Home” and has been nominated for
another seven. She has released 10 albums, maintained a non-stop touring schedule, appeared on countless television and
radio programs, had her songs featured in major motion pictures and created a remarkable canon of work.

April 24 – Blackfoot School District “All Band Night”

April 22 – BHS and MVMS Choir Concert

April 20 – Grand Teton Boy Scouts Award Night

April 18 & 19 – Legacy Dance Recital

Distinguished Youn Women
April 13 – Blackfoot Distinguished Young Women
“Twist and “Shout”
7:00pm All tickets $7.00

It’s time once again for Blackfoot’s Distinguished Young Women program. This year’s production, “Twist & Shout,” will feature 14
outstanding Blackfoot High School juniors in the annual prestigious scholarship program. The girls will be competing in talent,
fitness, scholarship, self-expression, and judges’ interview during the competition. Thousands of dollars in scholarships and
awards will be shared among the teens. Tickets can be purchased from a participant or at the door.
The Distinguished Young Women is the oldest and largest scholarship program for high school junior girls in existence. The nonprofit
program’s goal is to honor young women who excel and encourage them to obtain a college education and assume roles of leadership
in their communities and professions. Since 1958, the program has helped more than 700,000 young women obtain education and scholarship
opportunities. The program has awarded nearly $90 million in cash scholarships to Distinguished Young Women participants in programs
across the nation over the last five decades.

Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Enjoy a Timeless Musical Experience
Friday, April 12, 7:30 pm
Tickets:  $20 adults/$15 students

“…boy, these guys sure can play!” – Seattle Times

Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

In Big Band history, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra is recognized as one of the best all-around big bands in creating warm, sentimental, and always musical moods.
The Orchestra is now directed by Terry Myers, a world-renouned clarinet and saxophone player.
An added highlight of the concert will be soloist, Bryan Anthony, who has also toured with the big bands of Glenn Miller and Nelson Riddle.
Today, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra’s classic reputation is built upon its onstage appearances for big band audiences throughout the world.

Visit the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra website at

March 18 – BHS Career Day

March 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22 – BHS Musical – “Oklahoma”
7:00pm – All tickets: $7.00

Filled with incredible Backfoot High School talent, “Oklahoma!” is one show you will want to bring the whole family! “Oklahoma!” was Rodgers
& Hammerstein’s first collaboration and it set many of the high standards of musical theater still followed today. Set in Oklahoma Territory
outside the town of Claremore in 1906, it tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with farm girl Laurey Williams. A secondary
hilarious romance concerns cowboy Will Parker and his flirtatious fiancée, Ado Annie. Familiar songs like “Oklahoma!,” “Oh, What a Beautiful
Mornin’,” and “People Will Say We’re in Love” will leave you begging for more.
Plan now to experience the magic of live theater with our own
talented Blackfoot High School students.
Tickets are available at the BHS office, the Blackfoot School District office, or at the door.

March 12 – Election

Michael Kaeshammer
Michael Kaeshammer
Headlining the Intermountain Jazz Festival
Saturday, March 9, 7:30 pm
Tickets:  $20 adults/$15 students

“Michael’s talent grabs you by the neck and demands that you take notice!” – Toronto Star

Hang on for an exhilarating ride when Michael Kaeshammer takes the BPAC stage to headline the Intermountain Jazz Festival!

Canadian-born jazz sensation, Kaeshammer, has been called Canada’s triple-threat combo of piano virtuosity, vocal ability and charisma.
He is a gifted singer and songwriter, a highly trained technician and interpreter and an incendiary piano player.
When Michael performs with his band it’s obvious they are having a ball, playing superlative boogie-woogie, blues, jazz, and pop cross-over materials.

Learn more about Michael Kaeshammer at

February 22 – BHS & MVMS Jazz Band Dance – 7:30 pm
$20 Adults/$15 Students

Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the Big Band sound of our own Blackfoot High School and Mountain View Middle School Jazz Bands under the direction of Jan Eddington
and John Randall. The Jazz Bands will provide every style of fun music – swing, latin, rock, funk, waltzes and even a polka. A swing dance workshop will be taught at 7:30 pm
for people interested in learning some fun dance moves. Other featured groups on the concert will be the ISU Swing Dance Club providing an intermission show and local jazz
musicans Doug and the Boys. A great time is guaranteed for all!

February 20 – Blackfoot School Disctrict #55 Fifth Grade Program

McManus In Love
McManus In Love
The Perfect Valentine’s Day Date
Thursday, February 14, 7:30 pm
Tickets:  $20 adults/$15 students

“People were laughing so hard and for so long, I was worried the paramedics would have to be called in!” – Spokane Spokesman Review

Celebrate the spirit of Valentine’s Day with a performance of “McManus in Love,” a one-man comedy written by nationally renowned humor writer Patrick F. McManus, and starring his indentured actor, Tim Behrens.

Follow the hilarious antics of the young Pat and his pal Crazy Eddie Muldoon, as they discover their fear of the dark is child’s play compared to their fear of GIRLS!

Behrens portrays the cast of 15 characters, including a bat, a bear, a bicycle, and a strange assortment of humans.

For more on this show, visit

February 8, 9, 11 – BHS Drama Production – “The Villan Wore a Dirty Shirt.”

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