September 8, 2021 (BOISE, ID)– A string trio and brass quartet from Boise Phil will perform at Bogus Basin this Saturday, September 11 from 2:00-3:00pm. The free concert, titled Natural Wonders, will celebrate the power of music and nature together.
The event marks a new collaboration between two local nonprofit organizations seeking to diversify and engage their audiences in fresh, creative ways. In recent years, expanded summer operations at Bogus Basin have helped the area attract a broader mix of individuals and families whose outdoor interests range from a relaxing scenic chairlift ride to the thrill of downhill mountain biking. For Boise Phil, Natural Wonders represents the launch of a new Community Concert series. It is the first time they’ve performed live in more than a year.
Bogus Basin’s Environmental Educators will offer a free Nature Pop-Up Youth Art Booth on Simplot Lawn from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. Following the performance, Bogus Basin’s Environmental Education & Stewardship Coordinator, Dirk Anderson, will lead a Nature Hike (starts at 3:15pm, no reservation required), providing information about the flora and fauna that calls Bogus Basin home. The 2.5 mile-hike (approximately 2 hrs) will begin at the top of the Deer Point chair and make its way back to the base area via the Deer Point trail (a scenic chairlift ticket is required to attend).
Late summer operating hours at Bogus Basin are 11:00am to 5:00pm, Saturdays and Sundays, through October 3. For more information, visit bogusbasin.org.
About Bogus Basin
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area is the largest nonprofit recreation area in the country. It is a 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to engaging the community to provide accessible, affordable, and fun year-round mountain recreation and education. Opened in 1942, Bogus Basin offers 2,600 acres of daytime skiable terrain, and 165 acres for night skiing; eleven lifts and three people-mover carpets; an 800-foot tubing hill, and a 4,251 foot Mountain Coaster. The Nordic Center offers 37 kilometers of groomed trails. Environmental education and community outreach programs serve over 20,000 individuals annually, primarily youth. Summer activities include the mountain coaster, mountain biking, events, hiking and chairlift service for hike and bike transport. Bogus Basin is located 16.5 miles north of Boise, Idaho and operates under a special use permit with the Boise National Forest. www.bogusbasin.org