BSW Block Party | Boise Startup Week

BSW Block Party

BSW Block Party

Thursday, October 10



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The BSW Block Party is a celebration and dance party featuring live music from Five Alarm Funk and Juice. Don’t miss the award ceremony from the $20K Pitch Competition! Chobani will be doling out free samples of their newest flavors. Giant Lawn Games Boise will bring family-friendly fun. And for those who like to view the action from on high, join us in the Garden Terrace overlooking the stage.

Five Alarm Funk

Some bands want to change the world. Five Alarm Funk’s goal is much simpler. They want you to sweat. That’s been the idea since the first time drummer Tayo Branston, guitarist Gabe Boothroyd and the original Five Alarm bassist Neil Towers met at a Vancouver house party in 2003. Since that night, the temperature in their leafy green hometown began to rise. Other musicians started showing up to jam. The crowds grew. The grooves burned. EPs and albums followed, as studios and gear melted down from the sheer intensity. No wonder they called their last album Sweat. But believe it or not, Five Alarm Funk is just warming up.


Juice started in the fall of 2017 as a group of long-term friends wanting to make energetic dance music. The band started practicing in Eagle, Idaho, and immediately started falling into a groove of rock, soul, and most importantly, funk. The combination of flavors was coined “soul party.” Juice’s fully fresh performance will draw you in to dance! The band has shared the stage with top artists such as Five Alarm Funk, Durand Jones & the Indications, Polyrhythmics, and Swatkins & the Positive Agenda.

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