Pocatello Idaho, Live Music Venues

Here is a breakdown of the venues from northern Pocatello to southern Pocatello and from east to west that typically have live music entertainment. Whether you're a fan of listening to live music or a musician looking for a gig in Pocatello, I hope this summary helps you find what you're looking for.

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Green Triangle Bar & Grill - view on map
4010 Yellowstone Ave
Pocatello, ID 83202
(208) 237-0354
Bar 21+. Classic rock, country cover bands. Contact Rick Hillman 208-237-0354

The Green T, half in Pocatello and half in Chubbuck on the corner of Yellowstone and Pole Line, was built in 1952. They have classic rock and country cover bands on weekend nights, and Spanish Baile (dance) with 7- to 15- piece bands on Sundays from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Expect Hip Hop DJ's on Thursdays, and if there is no band that night, the DJ will take requests. Open to those 21+. No active website, Facebook or MySpace at this time - if you're interested in what's going on, check out the marquee visible from the road or call, (208) 237-0354. Bands interested in booking should contact Rick Hillman at the same number.


Marigolds Wine and Delicacies - view on map
1800 Flandro Dr
Pocatello, ID 83202, US
(208) 237-9463
Live music Fri & Sat evenings, folk and light rock. Contact Dianna Brush, diana@marigoldswine.com or call (208) 237-9463

Marigolds has live music on Fridays only for now, but expect to expand back to Saturdays after Labor Day 2010. The genres of music they hire vary from acoustic to full electric bands, rock (but not too hard), jazz, blues and a bit of folk. Bands interested in booking should contact Diana Brush by email or call. They have sushi on Thursday nights, wine tastings all day every day, cooking classes on Tuesdays.

Business website - http://www.marigoldswine.com/Marigolds/Welcome.html


Ruby Tuesday - view on map
2365 Via Caporatti Dr.
Pocatello, ID, United States
(208) 478-2000
Restaurant with outdoor patio. Live music on patio during nice weather only. Contact John Perryman 208-478-2000

I'm not one who usually goes for the national chains, but I really dig this place. Just 2 minutes away from ISU, great food, locally-based management and they hire local bands to play on the patio. Good on ya, Ruby Tuesday! Open to all ages, expect bands that play music from jazz to folk, mostly acoustic. Bands interested in bookings should contact John Perryman at (208) 478-2000.

Business website - http://www.rubytuesday.com/
Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pocatello-ID/Ruby-Tuesday-Pocatello/232514933690


Mocha Madness - view on map
546 S 5th Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201, US
(208) 233-2380
all ages. coffee shop. Comedians, story tellers, musicians, artists. Contact Matt Murphy 208-233-2380 or email pocatellomocha@gmail.com

Mocha Madness is always on the lookout for comedians, story tellers, musicians ... they've even brought a magician in as entertainment for their customers. They're also looking for artists, featuring different art by locals on their walls each month. Bands play for tips - Mocha Madness will start off the tips with a $20. For bookings, contact Matt Murphy at (208) 233-2380 or email pocatellomocha@gmail.com.

MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/pocatellomocha
Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mocha-Madness/227572341972


Budget Tapes & Records - view on map
416 S 5th Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201-5804, US
(208) 233-9650
Record, tape, CD store. In store promotions and acoustic sets

Although Budget Tapes & Records only has infrequent live music performances, it is The Place to go in Pocatello for tickets to major events. Visit them on Thursday, August 26th for the 5th Avenue Block Party and again for Record Store Day, April 16 2011, and all points in between.


Portneuf Valley Brewing - view on map
615 S 1st Ave
Pocatello, ID, United States
(208) 232-1644
All ages. Micro-brewery and restaurant. Acoustic folk, blues, bluegrass, jazz and light rock. Contact Penny Pink at PPink@aol.com

Portneuf Valley Brewing's big Fall Event is Oktoberfest, scheduled for September 25, 2010. They'll close off traffic and have a street party, expect a small cover at the gate, to support the Pebble Creek Ski Patrol. Event starts at 4:00 p.m. and ends sometime around 10:00 p.m. The brewery has open mic on Mondays, Celtic jam session also on Mondays around 7:00 p.m., and an acoustic jam on Tuesdays. Live bands that range from folk to blues, bluegrass and rock on Friday and Saturday nights, 8:30 to 11:00 p.m. For bookings, contact Penny Pink by email at PPink@aol.com.

Business website - http://portneufvalleybrewing.com/
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pocatello/Portneuf-Valley-Brewing/116015032948?v=wall
MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/portneufvalleybrewing


Senang Wine Bar & Tapas Bistro - view on map
815 S 1st Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201, United States
(208) 478-6732
All ages. Restaurant. Has ambient acoustic music and rock Thursday nights. Contact Ken Durbin, ken@senangtapas.com

Located in the Kinport Junction Building, corner of S. 1st Avenue and Lovejoy in Pocatello, Senang's has an extensive beer tap, all imports, half price from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The restaurant is open to all ages, with live bands every Thursday, 7:30 to 10:00 p.m., with sushi chef Austin Griggs. Expect acoustic rock, blues or jazz plus special events. To keep in the loop, drop by and sign up for their email list for visit their website. For bookings, contact Ken at ken@senangtapas.com or call (208) 478-6732.

Business website - http://www.senangtapas.com/


The First National Bar - view on map
232 W Center St
Pocatello, ID 83204
(208) 233-1516
Bar 21+. Acoustic open mic on Thursdays at 9pm, plus special concerts about once a month.

The Nash is kicking off the "Back to School" week with a Pig Roast and Luau on August 28th. A $10 gets you in for contests, games and lots of pig. Thursdays are for acoustic open mic starting at 9:00 p.m., and karaoke is on Tuesdays. Sunday's it's 80's and Ladies at the Nash. Keep up to date with special concerts and events on MySpace or Facebook. Musicians interested in booking should contact Dan at firstnationalbar@gmail.com.

MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/firstnash
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100000005814038


FlipSide Lounge - view on map
117 S Main St
Pocatello, ID 83204
(208) 233-2116
Beer, wine and sake bar. Contact Jamie or KC

The FlipSide brings any live music that is unique and original. They have had folk, punk, metal, electronic, reggae, etc. "We don't discriminate on our live music." Musicians interested in booking should post a link to the music through Facebook contact Jamie at the FlipSide. Anyone with a voice, talent, poetry, comedy or just something to say is encouraged to come down to FlipSide for 1st Amendment Night, their true form of an open mic night.

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/#!/flipsidelounge


Vinyl Perk - view on map
150 S Main St
Suite A
Pocatello, ID 83204
(208) 478-PERK
All ages, coffee house and vinyl record store. Books acoustic folk, rock, etc. Contact Jay or Lori Reeves.

The Vinyl Perk, a unique Pocatello business combining great coffee and vinyl record exchange and sales, features local and regional musicians on Friday nights starting at 7:00 p.m. Located at 150 N. Main St. downtown, The Perk also has Thursday evening movie and poetry nights, as well as the Vinyl Society Meeting once a month. Stop by the shop to get on their email list, find them on Facebook or call 478-7375.

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Vinyl-Perk/261997272390


Duffy's Tavern - view on map
1304 N Main St
Pocatello, ID, 83204
(208) 233-9142
Bar 21+. Usually has rock cover bands on Friday nights. Contact Duffy's by phone 208-233-9142.

Duffy's is a big NASCAR hangout. So if that's your thing, that'll be your place. Live music on most Friday nights, expect classic rock n' roll cover bands starting at 9:00 p.m. Kaught Lookin is playing on Friday the 27th. Contact the bar at (208) 233-9142 for bookings. Duffy's has Texas Hold 'Em on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. and karaoke on Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:00, plus plenty of openings in their dart and pool leagues.


Hooligans - view on map
122 N 3rd Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 234-0213
Bar 21+. Local acoustic and rock bands on Tuesday nights. Contact Elaine 208-234-0213.

Hooligans has live bands playing anything from acoustic to rock on most Tuesday nights starting at 9:00 p.m. For bookings, contact Elaine at (208) 234-0213. Mondays are "Mug Night," buy one and bring it back for refills $1.25 - $2.25. And on Tuesdays their micro-bottles are on sale. For munchies, check out their deli sandwiches and finger food.

Business website - http://hooliganspoky.com/index.php
MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/212846462
Twitter - http://twitter.com/hooliganspoky


Sandbagger's - view on map
296 Yellowstone Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 232-9595
All ages until 9pm, 21+ after. Non-smoking. Acoustic and rock bands Thursdays, 7pm. Contact Judy Barton 208-232-9595, 8a-10a.

Sandbaggers is a restaurant and bar, open to all ages until 9:00 p.m. and 21+ after. Kitchen closes at 11:00 p.m. Live music on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m., see the Alpine Prophets (rock) or Jake & Friends (acoustic). Contact Judy Barton, (208) 232-9595 from 8 to 10:00 a.m. for bookings. Karaoke on Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m., and check their reader board for daily meal and drink specials.


Rumors - view on map
2227 Garrett Way
Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 478-2525
Bar 21+ Cover bands every weekend, rock and rock / country. Under new management, Kris Miner, email nuvisions10@aol.com.

Rumors has recently changed hands; it used to be called TAPS. They still have classic rock and country cover bands on most weekends. Catch Plain Jane or Twisted Deuce through September 2010. Kris handles bookings by email at nuvisions10@aol.com. The bar also hosts darts and pool leagues. Stop by to sign up.

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