Live Music Around Eagle
By Jessica McAnally, Photography by Cy Gilbert
Summer has arrived and patio season is in full swing in the Treasure Valley. There is no need to travel far for your evening’s entertainment since many Eagle venues are hosting live music from a variety of local artists throughout the week and weekends during the summer months. Here are just a few of the restaurants and lounges that will be serving you delicious food, drinks, and the best musical talent in the area.
Cylos Lounge is always busy with musical acts such as The Big Wow Band, A Tasty Jamm, and Gina Jones. Cylos hosts Thursday, Friday, and Saturday entertainment schedules to add to their already full calendar of events. One of Eagle’s newest nightspots, an evening at Cylos pairs well with their great selection of premium cocktails and craft beer.
For a more intimate atmosphere, Bella Aquila hosts live music on Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on the patio. The acts that usually perform at Bella Aquila would be considered easy listening and they prefer to feature solo artists on either the keyboard or guitar. A few of the guitarists who play here frequently include Wayne White, John Cazan, and Kim Lewis. Some of the keyboardists include Kevin Kirk and Ken Harris.
Rice Contemporary Asian
The live music at Rice takes place on Thursday evenings during their Happy Hour event from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M., making it a perfect destination for a fun yet relaxing weeknight out. Pair your evening with names such as Smooth Avenue, Blaze & Kelly, Steve Eaton, and Pamela DeMarche with half off specials on alcoholic drinks. That discount applies to bottled wine as well. This is the place to be for those who appreciate Singer/Songwriters, Jazz, and Blues.
Smoky Mountain Pizza and Pasta
Smoky Mountain Pizza and Pasta will be having live music on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 until 9:00 P.M. throughout the summer months as well as on the Fourth of July and during Eagle Fun Days. A few of their frequent performers include Jim Lewis, Jeff Knowles, Bladze & Kelly, and Jim Fishwild. Their menu and atmosphere make this the ideal destination for family night.
There is a certain element that music brings to an evening that can make the whole occasion more special. Whether it is an anniversary dinner, family celebration, or anything in between, there is a place in Eagle to suit your taste and event. To see which bands and artists are playing at each venue along with dates and times, call or visit their websites for details.