Boise Rock School Youth Stage

Acts on the youth stage are booked by Boise Rock School, a local, independent music school that teaches kids age 6 to 18 how to rock out on guitar, bass, drums, keyboard or the microphone.

The youth stage is provided by the Boise City Department of Arts & History's Performing Arts for Cultural & Community Celebrations grant.

Performance Schedule

Note: Schedule is subject to change.


12:00 - Dragon Bushido
12:30 - Metamorphosis Performing Arts
1:00 - Alexa Cashen
2:00 - Workin' on Fire
3:00 - Boise Rock School
4:00 - Freedom Footbaggers
4:30 - Ella Ferrari (band)


12:00 - Dance Arts Academy
12:30 - Pat Harris School of Dance
1:00 - Wings Center
1:30 - Pat Harris School of Dance
2:00 - Boise Bboys
2:30 - Boise Rock School
3:30 - Dragon Bushido



Alexa is 12 years old and lives in Boise, ID.  She’s studied piano and guitar and currently takes voice lessons as well as group performance and songwriting at Boise Rock School.  She loves song writing and writing books too.  Her favorite musicians are Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw. Her favorite books are Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Eclipse, Fablehaven, and Inkheart.    In addition to all of the above she likes laughing, talking, and spending time with friends and family.  This is her second year performing at the Boise Rec Fest and she is very excited to have a chance to perform there again.




My name is Jerry, I've been Break Dancing for about 6 years now. The Boise Bboys have been around for around 4 years now. We are very skilled individuals and have very different styles. This dance is very entertaining and fun to watch or do it yourself. We've performed @ countless events throwout the Valley and have a good reputation of putting a good show.




Boise Rock School is a local, independent music school that teaches kids age 6 to 18 how to rock out on guitar, bass, drums, keyboard or the microphone. Boise Rock School is the best place for kids to rock.




Dance Arts Academy was established in Boise in 1976 and is committed to giving each student a positive dancing experience while teaching fundamentals that will give support to their personal growth and self-confidence building. We teach classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical and ballroom. Students may take classes beginning at age two and continue through adult.




Garret Ashton was living in Boise and trying to form a rock band while attending BSU. After a long search to find the right members for the band with little or no success, Garret decided that he would record his music first, and then continue his search so that he could find specific players who were interested in his genre of music. He recorded with JD Stefan (catwerk records, Meridian, ID) and was able to find an amazing singer named Kerrie Meacham. Kerrie was able to transform Garret's songs into something that was very unique and original. Ella Ferrari was formed. After a few changes in the line up over the years, the current Ella Ferrari roster includes: Brad Eddenberg (Drums), Ashton Undessor(Bass Guitar), and Brian Lee(Guitar) along with Garret Ashton and Kerrie Meacham. Ella Ferrari is currently recording and gigging locally in the Treasure Valley. Their dreams and aspirations are to continue to record hit material, and to one day be traveling across the globe spreading their love for music.

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Freedom Freestylers consists of the local Boise Footbag Club including current National Champion Jim Penske, owners of Freedom Footbags Daryl and Sunny Genz, brothers Zeb and Zac Jackson along with newcomer Kyle Hewitt.  Several members of this crew have performed at school shows throughout the valley, and have been featured at the Idaho Footbag Championships onstage at the Hyde Park Street Fair.  You may have seen them at Alive After 5 where they consistently play during the summer months, or at the Boise Curb Cup where they have competed the last two years.  You will be amazed by these top notch players as they perform seemingly impossible tricks with a small object commonly referred to as a hacky sack (a trademark of Wham-O Corp).  Foot juggling like you’ve never seen before; insane tricks performed to music; let us introduce you to the exciting world of freestyle footbag!




Located in Old Historic Boise, Metamorphosis Performing Arts Studio provides private and group instruction for vocals, acting and performance. Year-round classes are available for children and adults. Owned and operated by Leta Neustaedter.




2011 marks the Pat Harris Dance Studio's 40th Anniversary! Pat Harris Schools have been an important part of the Treasure Valley Dance community for the last 40 years. We have experienced, well-trained, enthusiastic teachers to provide progressive lessons in a fun, yet disciplined manner. More than any other art form, Dance encompasses the total person–physically, mental, and emotionally.




Wings Center serves children and families by providing high-quality Sports Instruction, Educational Opportunities, and Entertainment in a positive, caring environment. Our purpose is to support each person in reaching their potential. We strive to be positive role models and to bring out the best in each individual within the realms of physical, mental, emotional, and social development. Come on in and see how we can help your child grow wings and soar!




This alternative rock, power trio, based is based out of Boise, ID. They’ve recorded two CDs (EP: Exit; LP/Album: Mike Smith). They’ve played over 100 gigs together (including in Portland, OR, three at the Knitting Factory, Boise Music Fest, Boise RecFest, Promenade Music Festival, Boise’s Got Talent and Rock The Mountain). In the media they’ve been featured on TV: on Channel 7 (KTVB) and FOX 12 News; and in print in: the Idaho Statesman, the Ontario Argus Observer (front page), the Emmett Messenger-Index, the Boise Weekly, and the Mountain Home News. Additionally, The X and The River radio stations have covered them.

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