Jackson Hole Music Festivals come in all shapes and sizes. From summertime's Grand Teton Music Festival featuring the country's top classical musicians to winter's popular Rendezvous Music Fest with exciting national headliners, there's something for everyone.
Below is our roundup of the best of the fests.
The annual Jackson Hole Rendezvous Music Fest [pictured above] is held in late March/early April—2024's dates are April 5th and 6th. The free, two-day festival with local and national bands performing at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and on Town Square is one the highlights of the winter. Past festival headliners have included Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats, Portugal: the Man, Uncle Kracker and the Zac Brown Band.
Grand Teton Music Festival
The Wall Street Journal has named Grand Teton Music Festival "one of the best places to hear classical music in the summer."
As far as Jackson Hole Music Festivals go, this is the granddaddy. The Grand Teton Music Festival presents world-renowned classical musicians, soloists and orchestras as a part of its seven-week summer concert series. Performances take place in Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village as well as other locations in Jackson. The hall is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024.
During the summer of 2024, the festival will run from June 27th through August 17th. If you're out here for the Fourth of July, you're in for a treat as GTMF's annual "Patriotic Pops" will be performed in the Festival Tent at the Center for the Arts' park. For the full schedule, visit gtmf.org.
Concerts on the Commons
Concerts on the Commons in Teton Village hosts local, regional and national bands on Sundays at 5 p.m. during July and August. Admission is free. There is a large lawn in the Commons for concert-goers to stretch out on with blankets or chairs. Bring your dancing shoes as many people can’t resist the chance to boogie by the stage.
For the 2024 schedule visit concertsoncommons.com.
Million Dollar Music Fest
The annual Million Dollar Music Fest is an all-ages, free, big-stage concert presented on Town Square by the iconic Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. It will be held this year on TBA. This Memorial Day weekend concert— held rain or shine — is designed to energize the annual Old West Days by celebrating Jackson’s Western heritage and the cowboy culture.
For tickets and more information, visit cowboybarjh.com.
Music on Main
Music on Main is a favorite weekly summer outdoor concert series for residents of both Teton County, Wyoming and Idaho. Held on Thursday nights, Music on Main is a free all-ages concert series that brings a diverse lineup to Victor City Park in Victor, Idaho, less than a half-hour drive from Jackson Hole.
The music lineups continue the tradition of bringing highly talented musicians of diverse genres to Teton Valley. Music on Main has hosted some of the nation’s best bands from James McMurtry, to the Young Dubliners, to MarchFourth Marching Band, Reckless Kelly, the Motet, and more. Concert-goers bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the music under starry skies. In 2024, the series will run from June 20th to August 15th. Performance times are 6 to 10 p.m. Find out more here.
Targhee Bluegrass Festival
Grand Targhee Resort in Alta, Wyoming, will host its 34th Annual Targhee Bluegrass Festival from August 9th to 11th. This always-popular music fest will see Yonder Mountain String Band, the Infamous Stringdusters, Joe Craven, Lindsay Lou and Trampled By Turtles perform, plus many more artists.
Friday’s lineup includes Leftover Salmon, Yonder Mountain Stringband and Railroad Earth headlining. Saturday's performances feature Joe Craven, Growing Old Mule, Travelin' McCourys, Sierra Hall, the Infamous Stringdusters and Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway. The festival will close out on Sunday with Linsday Lou, Keller Williams, Grateful Grass featuring The Hillbenders, The Wood Brothers and Trampled By Turtles headlining.
For more tickets and more information, visit grandtarghee.com.
Horseshoe Music Festival
The 2nd annual Labor Day weekend Horseshoe Music Festival will be held from August 30th through September 1st (2024) at the Virginian Lodge. The event features music, fashion, culinary and wellness. For more information, visit horseshoemusicfestival.com
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