Campfire Stories Sixth Season

A flame from a gas fire pit rises from the center of small reddish lave rocks contained within a large cast in place concrete firepit designed by Stack Rock Group in Boise, idaho.

Now in its sixth season, Campfire Stories began on the patio at The Modern and quickly became a sell-out favorite feature of summer in Boise. The event expanded and moved to Txikiteo last year; all 2019 Campfire Stories evenings take place on the patio at Txikiteo, with writers and storytellers from all genres telling tales loosely organized around a theme.

You Like Us…You Really Like Us!

Photo of someone holding a print edition of the Boise Weekly Best of Boise 2019. The blurb about Modern Hotel is shown on the right hand bottom corner, along with 2nd place Grove Hotel and 3rd place Riverside Hotel in Boise, Idaho.

Votes are tallied, and it’s official: for the tenth year in a row, Boise Weekly’s Best of Boise voters have named the Modern Boise’s Best Hotel —and this year a record 300,000 ballots were cast.

Joshy Soul returns to Boise

Joshy Soul, Treefort headliner is bringing their retro-infused soul-pop band back to Boise for a handful of intimate live music shows.

Joshy Soul, whose Treefort fans lined a full city block this past March, is bringing their retro-infused soul-pop band to the patio at Txikiteo, Wednesday, June 5th, from 7-8 p.m.

Knee-to-knee in memory of Lucas Hicks

knee to knee

It’s impossible to talk about the Hermit Music Festival without talking about Lucas Hicks, wizard performer, composer, instructor and square-dance caller who was a central part of the Hermit Fest.

The Modern Becomes Original Goathead Business Ambassador

goathead fest

Southwest Idahoans have what some might call an irrational hatred of the goathead weed, a plant that, at first glance, looks innocuous enough: a dainty vine trailing innocently across sidewalks and through empty lots. But take a closer look, and you’ll see the reason for this passionate loathing: dozens of knobbly, viciously-spiked seed heads (technically “nutlets”) that somewhat resemble their namesake. They’re ugly and incredibly resilient; jabbed into a foot or paw, they’re extremely painful; and they can ruin a bike ride faster than you can say “patch kit.” Enter The Boise Bicycle Project and Goathead Fest, an event that promises to combine eccentric, bicycle-themed fun with a particularly Boise-flavored community service: find and eradicate the pernicious goathead… Read More!