After a fire ravaged the music venue in September, Knitting Factory Boise reopened its doors last night (March 7) for a sold-out show from Young the Giant. The unexpected damage to the 1,000-cap room in Boise, Idaho closed the venue down for six months as the Knitting Factory Entertainment shuffled shows around the region with help from the local music community.
Knitting Factory restored the Boise location along with local architects to expand its industrial design with polished concrete floors, a 360-degree reclaimed wood bar, granite bar top and expanded the mezzanine footprint for clearer stage viewing. The rebuilt venue features a state-of-the-art L-Acoustics sound system and new energy-saving LED lighting package providing twice the lighting while consuming 75 percent less power.
“We thank our staff and the Boise community for both their patience and continued support,” said Knitting Factory Entertainment CEO Morgan Margolis in a release. “It’s been a challenging road back, and we’re grateful to resume providing the community with the best in live entertainment year-round. We’re back, and better than ever.”
Knitting Factory Boise already has a flurry of artists scheduled to play after its reopening including a a show this evening (March 8) with rapper No Name, as well as In Flames, Atmosphere, Citizen Cope, Vince Staples, Acid King, American Football, Chase Rice in the coming weeks.
For the full concert calendar visit bo.knittingfactory.com.