JacksonHoleLive! Has More Great Entertainment For You!

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JacksonHoleLive! is a family-friendly concert series that builds a pop-up community at Snow King Mountain’s base for each summer. It’s a fundraiser for Center Management, Inc., the nonprofit operator of Jackson’s Snow King Sports & Event Center.

JHL has already offered up a super series of incredible concerts and entertainment so far in 2019, it’s 8th annual round of festivities! North Mississippi Allstars, Futurebirds, Shinyribs, Aaron Davis & the Mystery Machine, Hayes Carll, Sister Karee & the Other Brothers, have all already graced the stage with funk, rock, country, Americana, swing, Texas blues and Memphis soul.

Now get ready for TWO more nights of great fun!

*First up* is Saturday, August 16th, featuring The Wood Brothers, Upstate, and Wendy Colonna! The Grammy-nominated music featured this Saturday, August 16th, will run the gamut of folk, blues, gospel, jazz, R&B. Hailing from Nashville, Rhinebeck in New York State, and Texas, respectively, you’ll receive an enriching musical experience from various regions of our great country. Ranging vocals, extensive instrument work, and multi-genre infusions and styles, will offer a constantly dynamic and pleasing night.

Things get underway at Snow King Ball Park at 6 pm. Adults are $15, and folks under the tender age of 17 are free. There will be food and beverage vendors. No dogs, tarps, glass, alcohol, or coolers allowed.

 

*The second event* is  Tuesday, August 20th, where you’ll get to watch and hear Gov’t Mule! The festivities get underway with the gates opening at 5 pm and the music at 6. The band’s vocalist and guitarist Warren Hayes, a member of the legendary Allman Brothers, will be among the talented band members offering up Grammy-worthy music having elements of rock, blues, soul, jazz, and blues. 120 million Pandora plays, 60 million Spotify streams, 3 million online song downloads, and millions of albums sold, tell you all you need to know about how great their music truly is!

The Kids Zone will be there offering a Strider bike course, face painting, and hula hoop dance lessons!

Admission to this one at Snow King Ball Park is $20 for adults and $0 for kids under 13. Much thanks to Center for the Arts collaborating!

Jackson Hole is so proud of what JacksonHoleLive! and their collaborating partners bring to the Hole and how they help our communities! Come on out and enjoy!!!

The Grand Teton Music Festival at 58!

Images from the Grand Teton Music Festival website

Founded in 1962, it has since become a major draw for music enthusiasts not only across the country but from around the world, becoming one of the nation’s finest orchestral organizations! It has even set up a scholarship competition for high school seniors looking to pursue degrees in music.

GTMF is based in Walk Festival Hall, located in the heart of Teton Village at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The all-wooden performance facility is acclaimed for its intimate atmosphere, clear sight-lines, superb acoustics. Concerts and film festivals are just some of the events that have been held in WFH. You can even have a wedding reception there!

Festival musicians represent 90 orchestras and 57 institutions of higher learning, from Vancouver to Jacksonville, Florida! They put on a spell-binding performance July 5th & 6th for their fundraising gala with a full orchestra, chorus, children’s chorus, and soloists, having performed Rossini’s “Barber of Seville” and Orff’s “Carmina Burana”.

The season includes jazz, classical, and musical theatre performances. Chamber music is performed Tuesday and Thursday nights, and open rehearsals take place Friday mornings. Movie showings of classic and fresh family favorite films occur Monday evenings.

Some notable upcoming events: July 26th & 27th, Hilary Hahn performs Mozart; Miyagi & Faure performs July 30th; Shostakovich’s Piano concert is August 2nd & 3rd; piano duo Anderson & Roe will perform August 7th; violinist Augustin Hadelich and pianist Orion Weiss are slated for August 14th; and, Kristin Chenoweth is scheduled to perform on August 15th.

It’s another great full season to immerse yourself in! For more information, head to GTMF’s official website: https://gtmf.org  !

 

The 2019 Teton County Fair is Underway!

 

All images from the Teton County Fair website

One of Jackson Hole’s most anticipated annual events has a few days left to be enjoyed! The Teton County Fair has brought Cowboy State has provided fair-goers with another way to immerse themselves in the area’s culture. From fun rides and savory food and exciting games, to great musical performances, races, and rodeo events, you can indulge all you want in Cowboy State revelry!

Some of what’s still to come are tonight’s Pig Wrestling competition, tomorrow’s Jackson Hole Ninja Warrior challenge, Saturday’s Fair Rodeo program, and Sunday’s Figure 8 Races!

Then there is the petting zoo, pet shows, gymnastics demonstrations, more various 4-H related activities, lawn games, the beer garden, magic shows, and paintless paintball.

Hopefully you already got to see the rifle and archery shoots, barrel races, livestock showings, the Whiskey Myers concert, and more!

Held at the fairgrounds from July 19-28, tickets and passes vary in pricing. To see all the info, head here: https://www.tetoncountyfair.com/31/Fair  !Enjoy!

 

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