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Hold your Breath 2019 Summer Concerts

June 6th

Hot Flash


OPENER 6PM: Hot Flash

Hot Flash Band is an all-female band with a lot of musical experience between the four of them. Consisting of LuAnn Berry, Shelly Martsch, Lori Weltz and Val Dunn, Hot Flash plays a variety of music types and appeals to people of all ages!

HEADLINER 7PM: Opskamatrists

Based in Idaho Falls, ID, The Opskamatrists have been together since 1998 and is one of the most experienced bands in Eastern Idaho. Everyone who comes to a live show is bound to dance up a storm and leave with a smile! Bruce Christensen: vocals and trumpet; Chad Christensen: guitar and vocals; Terry Wright: trombone and vocals; Caleb Dorcheus: trombone and vocals; Aaron Pearl: bass and vocals; Jake Hartner: drums.   

June 13th

Henry Gonzalez

Danika Portz

OPENER 6PM: Henry Gonzalez

Henry Gonzalez is not just a familiar face around Pocatello, but an artist with true musical talent who loves to entertain.  Needing only his voice and guitar, Henry performs rock and country classics along with many other generations.

HEADLINER 7PM: Danika Portz

Described by Billboard Magazine as the songstress who "simply sounds like nobody else in Nashville these days," Danika Portz is carving out her spot in the industry. Rhythmic and catch songs, paired with contemporary and soulful vocals, make her distinctive and memorable on stage.   

June 20th

Dan and Heather

Chad Truman

OPENER 6PM: Dan & Heather Mihleith

The duo features Dan on vocals, guitar, and percussion, and Heather on vocals. Dan is a
highly skilled guitar player and Heather is an extraordinarily talented vocalist and performer, delivering each song with warmth, sincerity, and an unending enthusiasm.

HEADLINER 7PM: Chad Truman

Chad Truman is a Nashville-raised singer/songwriter who's known for his energetic presence and inventive songs. His live performances are fun, fresh, mix of original and cover music of top 40 favorites.   

June 27th

ISU Marching Band

John Rush the Human iPod

OPENER 6PM: ISU Summer Marching Band

The ISU SUmmer Marching Band Camp is an intense and fun three-day camp.  ISU Music faculty work with the high school students from Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and Montana to develop their music and marching skills.


John Rush's show is a musical experience because he plays guitar, bass, harmonica, piano, sax, keyboard, and percussion during his shows. John's show is very interactive.  He plays original music and covers depending on what the audience requests and can play more than 60 hours of music by memory!  

July 11


Tom Catmull

OPENER 6PM: WhistlePig

WhistlePig is a local must-see band comprised of talented musicians that playssome of the best bluegrass, folk, and American Dirty music. 

HEADLINER 7PM: Tom Catmull's Last Resort

Tom Catmull's music includes telling stories, making acoustic and electric guitar sounds, and then using them to wrap words around a melody.  Most of the songs he sings are technically his, but they all pull/borrow/steal shamelessly from the traditions of country, blues, folk, and pop music. The band is an all original. 

July 18

The Fourmatas

Oskar and Julia

OPENER 6PM: The Fourmatas

The FourMatas are not your regular "old-man" barbershop quartet.  This student-organized quartet enjoys keeping the old school barbershop style alive while giving it a modern twist.  Matt Saletta: High Tenor, Bradley Irvine: Lead, Nick Bringhurst: Baritone, Gates Bennett: Bass. 

HEADLINER 7PM: Oskar & Julia

Oskar and Julia are an acoustic sauce rock duo with an authentic, acoustic vibe that showcases what they really sound like and what genre they'd artistically like to portray.  In performance, this dynamic duo is a  saucy, acoustic experience with harmonies reminiscent of how good music used to be. 

July 19

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS 6:30 PM- The Merry Wives of Windsor

Duels, deceit, and attempted seduction alight in this comedy featuring the beloved Sir John Falstaff. Watch as he tries to fool two clever women and has the tables turned on him instead. 

July 20


You'll experience the power, honor, and rebellion displayed in the fight for the throne, as a young prince must live up to his father's expectations. Bring a picnic, a blanket, or a chair for a gorgeous night of theater under the Big Sky. 

July 25


Jesse Ruben


Funk:30pm is a band based out of Pocatello. They play a blend of original songs and covers, all falling somewhere between jazz and funk.  They're making Pocatello love funk! Baritone: Curtis Day; Alto: Doug Withrow; Guitar: Jesse Mallay; Drums: Brandon Hansen; Sausa: Cameron Dey; Bass: Dallas McCrea. 

HEADLINER 7PM: Jesse Ruben

Jesse Ruben is a Philly-bred singer/songwriter currently living in Brooklyn, NY. Jesse had always wanted to inspire people through his music, but now has a mission and an even bigger message: No matter what you are going through, you're not alone, and it will get better.  Ruben has sold out venues, across the US with deeply personal performances that combine well-crafted pop songs with the stories of where they came from.