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Steve Eaton to Headline KISU Silent Auction and Back-to-School Party


KISU-FM Public Radio is teaming up with Off the Rails Brewing to host the Back to School Party with KISU on August 22nd in Downtown Pocatello. Live music will begin at 6:00 pm with Pocatello’s premier party band Clairvoyance and local favorite and ISU alumnus Steve Eaton at 7:00 pm. The event will include a silent auction, beer and food specials, and the grand opening of the new outdoor patio space at Off the Rails Brewing, 228 S Main Street. There will be no cost to attend and the event is open

Steve Eaton
Steve Eaton

Silent auction items have been donated by area businesses and individuals. Proceeds generated by the auction will benefit KISU-FM Public Radio and go toward planning and funding future live music events in East Idaho. Some of the items up for auction include gift cards to restaurants and coffee shops, a free night stay at hotels, gift baskets, Callaway golf bag, pet supplies, free rentals from the ISU Outdoor Center, Gate City Grays swag, ISU swag, ISU Athletic tickets and more. 

Steve Eaton is an Idaho gem, Pocatello native, a winner of the Governor’s Award for artistic contribution, a favorite of music scenes across the state, and a proud Bengal  alumnus.

Steve Eaton has been identified as a unique and innovative songwriter and musician. He has written songs for The Carpenters, Art Garfunkel and Lee Greenwood to name a few. Some of these songs have climbed Billboard Magazine's top 20, appeared on albums achieving gold and platinum status and re-released on multiple best-selling compilations. Three of Steve's songs have appeared in Motion Pictures. Steve has been continually called upon to compose instrumental music for film and video productions for such organizations as the Nature Conservancy, CBS After School Specials, National Wildlife Federation, National Endowment for the Arts and The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. His work has been recognized with Emmy nominations for music written for two PBS television Specials.

Clairvoyance is Pocatello's premier party band, consisting of Claire Smedly-Dye on vocals, keys, and guitar, Nick Thompson on Guitar, vocals, and bass, Elsa Ferrin on bass and vocals, and Nathan Gregson on drums and vocals. The band formed at ISU in the commercial music program. Clairvoyance is an exciting twist on a nostalgic sound with a diverse catalog of covers spanning the decades and original songs that blend genres.

Off the Rails Brewing has built a reputation for supporting and hosting live music every weekend. The brewery and restaurant began work on a new outdoor patio space this spring and will open for the first time for the KISU Back to School Party on August 22. Owners Justin and Peyton Arias and Greg and Crystal Meade say they are excited to expand OTR seating to include an outdoor dog-friendly option. Learn more about Off the Rails menu items, handcrafted beers, and family friendly atmosphere at OffTheRailsBrewing.com or on Facebook by searching “Off the Rails”. Off the Rails is an ISU alumni owned and a financial supporter of KISU-FM programming.

Event supporters include Off the Rails Brewing, Orange and Black Store, ISU Outdoor Center, Pocatello Pet Lodge, Elmers, Buddies, Phil Meador Toyota, ISU Alumni Association, Best Western Cottontree, Fairfield Marriott, the Sandpiper in Idaho Falls and Pocatello, Mocha Madness, College Market, Shawn's BBQ, Home 2 Suites, Holiday Inn Express, The Black Swan Inn, Karnations Intimate Apparel, Merlins, Farm Bureau Insurance, Lookout Credit Union, Idaho Museum of Natural History, Wilkes Funeral Home, Best Western Driftwood and Wanderlust. 

For questions or to donate items contact Travis Archibald at  at 208-201-5203 or travisarchibald2@isu.edu


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