Few things encapsulate the best qualities of Boise culture than Music on the Water. The 2-day music festival raised money for Make-A-Wish®, Idaho, and the energy of this even was intoxicating.
Long before the festivities truly began, the warm morning echoed with the rhythm of runners' footfalls. Each 5k participant was greeted with a medal, bottle of water, and access to the beer garden. Already, the air was buzzing with excitement that would build throughout that night.
Band after band performed, each break in the line-up punctuated by the stories of Make-A-Wish® families who have been so touched by the organization. Most poignant were the accounts that mothers and fathers told to a gathered crowd about discovering the danger their child was in. Sharing their terminal illness and described the Wishes that they having fulfilled.
While the festival was everything it should have been, from the college kids dancing with their drinks raised to the stage, to the families laughing and enjoying the music, there was something more incredible happening at Music on the Water. WE, Boise-ans, had gathered to celebrate hope, resilience, and charity.
Special thanks to Isaac Garrett, for writing this post, and to our passionate crew who experienced the vibrancy first hand while working this event.
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