Upcoming Dates

Sandbar Patio Bar & Grill

The Sandbar opens for the season on Friday, May 3, 2019!

 

This outdoor patio bar and grill is located along the Boise Greenbelt and the Boise River. Open seasonally from mid-May through October. Lunch and dinner are served daily from 11:00am—10:00pm. The Sandbar offers locally sourced fresh, grilled cuisine and a full service bar with specialty cocktails and the area’s best selection of local draft beer. Enjoy live music on the Sandbar stage every evening and all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Sandbar menu is offered poolside for all Riverside Hotel guests. Located on the north side of the hotel property next to the fitness center.

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Sandbar Patio Bar & Grill

 

To Be Announced: 2pm - 5pm

 

 

Encore: 6pm - 9pm

Encore is a classic dance party band that plays your favorite songs of every decade from the 50’s to today.  Encore’s song selection is unrivaled as you will hear everything from Rock, Country, Funk, Pop, EDM and everything in between.  With four lead vocalists, you can expect to hear some great three-part harmonies

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

Sandbar Patio Bar & Grill

 

Sean Hatton: 11am - 1pm

Sean Hatton is widely known as the frontman to Boise's Americana rock band, New Transit. "Hatton crafts melodic, more straightforward gems. His twang-tinged voice was born for this dirt-road rock, soft and wise, as if whittled from old barnwood." - Idaho Statesman

Hokum Hi-Flyers: 2pm - 5pm

Based in Boise, Idaho, the Hokum Hi-Flyers play old-time mountain music and other forms of unplugged American roots music on fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, bass, and harmonica. Part of the living tradition of "old, weird America," they sing songs of love and murder, sin and redemption, whiskey and whimsy. High-spirited dance tunes will get you on your feet and hollerin' at the rafters. Come chase away the blues at their regular square dances at the Mardi Gras Ballroom in downtown Boise. They serve up hokum and they serve it hot.

RJ McGinnis Band: 6pm - 9pm

The R J McGinnis Band is Boise’s own rockin’ blues revue!  You’ll find them rocking dance floors all over town with classic tunes that you know all the words to.  Spiced up with moody vocals, growling sax, ripping guitar, and groovin’ bass, keys and percussion, this band keeps you coming back for more!

Sunday, May 5th, 2019

Sandbar Patio Bar & Grill

Shon Sanders: 11am - 1pm

Shon's father, a professional musician, had a massive and quite eclectic record collection. "Growing up there was always music in the house! My parents were into everything....classical, jazz, blues, folk, and rock.  But it was the funk and soul records that blew my mind at a very young age. All that stuff about women and love... I didn't know what all of it meant but I knew it moved me!" Inspired by the likes of Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Isaac Hayes, and Teddy Pendergrass, just to name a few, Shon began his journey finding his own soulful voice. The many influences of all the different genres of music that surrounded him in his youth can be found in Shon's unique sound.

 

Hillfolk Noir: 2pm - 5pm

Fronted by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Travis Ward, Hillfolk Noir is a trio of neo-traditionalists playing traditional music on traditional instruments for non-traditional times. They call it Junkerdash, and it’s a sound brewed from folk, bluegrass, punk, string-band blues and other influences musical and otherwise. Recommended pairings: Drinking and dancing.     Hillfolk Noir’s touring lineup usually but not always consists of:     Travis Ward: Guitar, suitcase and singing     Alison Ward: Musical saw, washboard, banjo and singing     Mike Waite: Double bass   Hillfolk Noir has performed with Built to Spill, Neko Case, Justin Townes Earle, James McMurtry, Deer Tick, Gourds, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, The Devil Makes Three, Charlie Parr, Dark Dark Dark, Finn Riggins, Gerald Collier, Caleb Klauder, Train, Glen Phillips, Jesse Dayton, Neva Dinova and tons of other great acts that you may or may not have heard of.

Jeff Engelbert Band: 6pm - 9pm

If you’re not yet familiar with Jeff Engelbert, he was born and raised in Long Island NY, surrounded by music in the NY Metro area, began the guitar at age 10, and started playing professionally and touring at 19 in New York and New England. After moving to Tucson in the early 80s, Jeff led or formed numerous bands over the years. He’s opened for the likes of Dickey Betts, Kansas, Dennis Jones, Kim Simmons (Savoy Brown). The Outlaws and many others. He’s a 3-time winner of the Southern AZ “King of the Blues”, sponsored by Guitar Center, and 2nd place regional runner-up in the Southwestern US. His most recent band was Crosscut Saw, in Tucson for 7 years.

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Sandbar Patio Bar & Grill

Jazz Monday

Sono Fuego: 6-9pm

SONO FUEGO (translated as "sound of fire"), a collaboration between Costello, guitarist Ben Burdick, and percussionist Grant Green. The music of Sono Fuego is an energetic fusion of Latin jazz, flamenco, swing and funk, featuring Costello on nylon-string acoustic guitar, Burdick on electric archtop guitar, and Green on hand percussion including congas, bongos, cajon and shakers. Their playlist will include original compositions from both Costello and Burdick, as well as classics from the jazz archive and playful re-imaginings of tunes from genres in every corner -- classic rock, classical, pop, bluegrass and folk to name a few.

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Sandbar Patio Bar & Grill

 

 

Blues Tuesday

in partnership with the Boise Blues Society

Captain SNAFU: 6-9pm

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Sandbar Patio Bar & Grill

Steve Eaton: 5-8pm

As a songwriter, Steve’s songs have earned gold and platinum records for The Carpenters and Art Garfunkel. His songs have also been recorded by many other artists, including Glen Campbell, The Righteous Brothers, Ann Murray, and Lee Greenwood. Steve has received Emmy nominations for his original music written for PBS and has written music for the Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Some consider his song Idaho I Love You to be the true state song of Idaho. As a performer, Steve has performed in a variety of venues all over the country, and has been a member of several bands including The Fabulous Chancellors and Paul Revere and the Raiders. 

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Sandbar Patio Bar & Grill

Shiny Shoe Bob: 6pm - 9pm

Shiny Shoe Bob has been playing good time classic rock throughout the Southwest Idaho area for over 15 years. Featuring rich, three-part harmonies, strong driving beats, and classic instrumentation, Shiny Shoe Bob will get you smiling, dancing, and wanting more. Shiny Shoe Bob plays those great hits from the 60s and 70s with some favorites from the eighties and nineties thrown in for good measure. The band features Al Shealy on drums and guitar, Mark Utting on guitar and synth guitar and Daniel Reed on bass. 

 

Friday, May 10th, 2019

Sandbar Patio Bar & Grill

 

The Upperclassmen: 2pm - 5pm 

High school friends, Mike Cramer and Doug Davis, make up The Upperclassmen which is known as the "biggest little band"  throughout the Treasure Valley for over twenty years.  The Upperclassmen play mostly classic rock n' roll tunes (also known as oldies), and never fail to entertain audiences with their harmonies, humor and endless energy.   This two-piece band sounds like a five-piece and not only stirs people's memories, but also their feet.  Time spent with The Upperclassmen is guaranteed fun time.

 

 

Andy Byron & Friends: 6pm - 9pm

With influences from Michael Martin Murphey to Gordon Lightfoot to Jerry Jeff Walker, this singer-songwriter delivers his music from the heart. The sound is country and the messages universal -- living, dying, lost love, found love, family, kids. This music is about what really counts in life.

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

Sandbar Patio Bar & Grill

 

Brandon Pritchett: 11am - 1pm

Born and raised in Boise, Idaho, blues/soul singer and guitarist Brandon Pritchett has been playing professionally for over 20 years. He was nominated "Best Musician" by the Boise Weekly in 2017.

Pocket of Bones: 2pm - 5pm

Pocket Of Bones consists of Sista Sarah (lead vocals, keys), Kevin Sorrels (lead guitar), Mike Kane (rhythm and leads), Troy Williams (drums) and Tom Saylor (bass). They embarked on their musical journey in 2017 and began playing out in the Treasure Valley of 2018. This multi-genre group has been a musical awakening for all involved, members and fans alike. 

 

Innocent Man: 6pm - 9pm

“Honest Music, Played by Honest Folks for Real People.” -- Innocent Man plays honest Rock & Roll, fostered with Americana, while pursuing the unending development of the band’s musical abilities. By using deep heartfelt lyrics that reflect shared life experiences, tasteful guitar, premier fiddle, driving rhythms, and graceful melodies, Innocent Man comes through as a breath of fresh air that dabbles with acoustic echoes of the past. With a hunger to constantly create great compositions, the band members continue to push the conceptual limitations of music. With an original sound that is hard to define, Innocent Man brings elements of genuine Americana or Outlaw Country, reminiscent of acts like Wilco, The Wood Brothers, The Clumsy Lovers & Johnny Cash, along with glimmers of Classic-Rock such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top & The Band, combined with Jam-Band grooves resembling those of Phish, The Grateful Dead & Assembly Of Dust.

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

Sandbar Patio Bar & Grill

 

 

The Sandbar is CLOSED on Mother's Day.

Please join us inside for Mother's Day Brunch!   

 

 

Monday, May 13th, 2019

Sandbar Patio Bar & Grill

Jazz Monday

The Pamela DeMarche Band: 6pm - 9pm

 Pamela DeMarche brings a wealth of experience and talent to The Sandbar. She's been singing and playing the piano for as long as she can remember and has been featured as the lead role in many notable theatre productions and on prestigious stages all over the world.

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Sandbar Patio Bar & Grill

Blues Tuesday

In partnership with the Boise Blues Society 

Richard Soliz & the Blue Rayz: 6pm - 9pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Sandbar Patio Bar & Grill

 

Steve Eaton: 6-9pm

As a songwriter, Steve’s songs have earned gold and platinum records for The Carpenters and Art Garfunkel. His songs have also been recorded by many other artists, including Glen Campbell, The Righteous Brothers, Ann Murray, and Lee Greenwood. Steve has received Emmy nominations for his original music written for PBS and has written music for the Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Some consider his song Idaho I Love You to be the true state song of Idaho. As a performer, Steve has performed in a variety of venues all over the country, and has been a member of several bands including The Fabulous Chancellors and Paul Revere and the Raiders. 

 

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Sandbar Patio Bar & Grill

Blaze & Kelly: 6pm - 9pm

To listen to Blaze and Kelly is to experience a musical nirvana. Their art takes the listener beyond the realm of the temporal, and into those intangible places we call spirit, dreams, and love. There’s no doubt these two laughter-loving women can sing—Niccole’s powerful lead vocals blend perfectly with Mo’s sweet tone. But what makes them true artists is their ability to create emotion. To Blaze and Kelly, it’s not money, fame, or precision that creates happiness, but genuine human connection. And their songs illustrate the humanity, passion, and truth each one of us strives to feel and find gladness.