A summer of fun and music is ramping up at the Bannock County Event Center and Portneuf Wellness Complex on Fairgrounds Drive in Pocatello.
Various events are scheduled all season long, including the Summer and Country Concert Series at the Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheatre.
“There are a lot of fantastic performances lined up for this season for people to enjoy,” said Scott Crowther, director of the Event Center. “We hope everyone takes advantage of the variety of events planned for this summer because it will be a great time.”
The Amphitheatre’s opening weekend lineup was recently announced: Brett Michaels is scheduled to perform Friday, May 27, and Coffey Anderson is scheduled for Saturday, May 28. Another 16 performances are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. Follow the Bannock County Event Center on Facebook and Instagram for updates.
Idaho entertainment agency Go Out Local leases the Amphitheatre to bring the Summer Concert Series and Country Concert Series to Southeast Idaho.
The Country Concert Series, powered by Idaho Central Credit Union, features nine top country artists (new and classic), including Coffey Anderson. Tickets are available at countryconcertseries.com.
The Summer Concert Series, similar to the Country Concert Series, features performances from various genres, including classic rock, alternative rock, and hip-hop. The series will feature nine music artists, including Bret Michaels. Tickets are available at idahoconcertseries.com.
Beyond concerts, the Event Center and Portneuf Wellness Complex expect a busy and exciting summer of activities for people of all ages. Follow the Bannock County Event Center on Facebook and Instagram for event information.
Movies in the Port return Saturday, May 7, with a free screening of Marvel’s “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” Eight family-friendly films are scheduled for Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m. at the Amphitheatre.
Several rodeos are planned for the summer, including the junior high and high school rodeo state championships and the Idaho State University Bengal Round-Up Rodeo in September.
Equestrian-lovers can spend their weekends in the Event Center’s Grandstands watching the Pocatello Downs horse races. The season kicked off on Sunday, May 1, and an additional ten races are scheduled throughout the summer. The admission fee is $2.00 per person.
The annual Bannock County Independence Day Celebration is scheduled for Monday, July 4. Bannock County staff is working hard to prepare for another fun, all-day party.
Other events scheduled include the El Korah Shrine Circus in June, the Import Domestic Throwdown car show in July, and the Monster Truck Freedom Tour in August.
“Last year was a ground-breaking year for us, as we overcame several challenges that arose during the pandemic. We’re going to build from the successes of 2021 and hope to have an even better season this year,” said Crowther.