Better than the Golden Arches!!!

 

Jackson Hole is known for a great many terrific things. One of them resides in downtown Jackson proper, our beloved antler arches! There are four of them standing at the Town Square’s corners. Our Town Square’s official name is George Washington Memorial Park, by the way, so designated in 1932 to commemorate our great first president’s birth.

With the first one built in 1953 in the southwest corner, and the other three erected between ‘66 and ‘69, the original arches had plenty of pictures snapped with and without admirers for 60 years. Then between 2007 and 2013, there was an undertaking to replace them with successors.

Each antler weighs somewhere between 5 and 10 pounds, with each arch eventually reaching upwards of 10,000 pounds. Gathered from the National Elk Refuge with help from the Boy Scouts, antlers for the arches are never in short supply.

Oh, and don’t forget about John Colter! His memorial has been standing magnificently since 1939, before the arches. Part of the revered Lewis & Clark Expedition, he’s the first known person of European descent to lay eyes on Yellowstone and the Tetons! Colter’s considered the first “mountain man”, having spent months alone in the wilderness.

Have you seen our arches and been to the Square?!

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JacksonHoleLive! Brings Jackson Hole More Great Music & Events!

JacksonHoleLive! does it again!

What is “it”?!

Doing what they do best: scheduling great events and lining up incredible national acts for the Jackson Hole community to enjoy and remember!

Watch the action on our Snow King cams, especially this one!

Today is Sunday, June 16th–Father’s Day!–and they have a line-up to make any dad happy…

First on the list is RaptorFest, spear-headed by the superb and nationally-recognized Teton Raptor Center! This community celebration of birds of prey will run from 3-6 pm at the Snow King Ball Field. It offers food, fun, feathers, and festivity, for residents and visitors to the Hole. This unique community event helps support the Center’s education, research, and rehabilitation programs.

Next up will be the 14th Annual Crawfish Boil offering a huge helping of New Orleans culture! 2,000(!!!) pounds of crawfish with all the fixings will be the main course. Yuuummm!!!

There will also be the North Mississippi Allstars performing live! NMA is a nationally-recognized band steeped in American roots music and Hill Country Blues. For three decades they’ve been making blues-oriented rock ‘n roll, and they’re awesome!

Teaming up with NMA will be Futurebirds, from Athens, Georgia, providing an enriching concert accompaniment. Futurebirds offer a twangy Southern rock and reverb-soaked psychedalia sound mixed with multi-part vocal harmonies and lyrical slide guitar.

Tickets for the concerts are $5 and kids under 17 are FREE! Food and beverage vendors will be around too!

This Father’s Day is full of awesome fun!!!

Old West Days 2019: 10 Days of Western Pride, Cowboy Food, and Tradition

Media Release: Jackson Hole, Wyoming –April 4, 2019 – Old West Days just got bigger and better with the announcement of the new “Million Dollar Music Fest” presented by The Cowboy Bar and co-sponsored with the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce. Midland, the reigning Academy of Country Music “New Vocal Group of the Year,” will perform a free big-stage concert on Jackson Hole’s famous Town Square on Sunday, May 26, 2019.  The outdoor Midland concert will anchor the 10-day Old West Days Festival, a long-standing celebration of Western Pride.

 

“We are absolutely thrilled to add the Midland concert to the incredible Old West Days lineup,” says Maureen Murphy, director of events at the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce. “Midland is an enormous talent with a long history in Jackson Hole, and we are very fortunate to be able to share their incredible music with Jackson locals and visitors.”

 

Old West Days which now includes Elkfest and High Noon Chili Cook-Off, brings a variety of spectacular spring events to Jackson Hole loaded with family fun and Western tradition. Jackson was recently named a best place to visit in May by Travel + Leisure in part due to Old West Days.

 

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10 Days of Western Pride, Cowboy Food, and Tradition.

  • Elkfest, May 18, 2019
  • High Noon Chili Cook-Off, Sunday May 19, 2019 
  • Bar J Chuckwagon Season Opening Dinner, May 24, 2019
  • Old West Days Parade, Old Time Entertainment & Brew Fest, May 25, 2019
  • Cowboy Church, Sunday Sip & See, Million Dollar Music Fest, May 26, 2019 

 

Connecting these two Western weekends Jackson Hole relives the authentic 18th-and 19th-century western expansion with a Mountain Man Rendezvous showcasing the original lifestyles, crafts and storytelling.

 

Click HERE to read full release on Old West Days event information and more

 

 

A Star-Spangled Winter Approaches

Jackson Hole is famous for its cultural atmosphere. We have a bevy of art galleries, craftsmen, the Old West feel, and on and on. Included in all of this fantastic activity is music. If you’re a regular visitor to our site, you’ve seen our many postings and calendar entries for musical performances ranging across the genre-spectrum, performed everywhere from outdoor fields to churches to theaters.

Enter stage left our 2018 Star-Spangled Grand Teton Music Festival’s Winter Festival! A musical and scientific exploration of 20th-Century America’s heritage. Read more