YearFour: 2015 Lineup
All shows are free to all ages. Concerts begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. Please enjoy our food and beverage vendors and kindly leave your dogs, tarps, glass, alcohol and coolers at home. We will see you at Snow King Ball Park (100 E. Snow King Ave.) for free family fun!
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2015 Concert Series
Sunday, June 21, 2015
John Butler Trio with Anderson East and Patrick Chadwick
John Butler Trio
The John Butler Trio is an eclectic roots/jam band from Australia led by guitarist and vocalist John Butler. They have independently released five studio albums, the last three of which debuted at #1 in Australia, and have had eight Top 40 singles. Having developed a great reputation as a live act, the band have also released three live albums. Apart from their little-known debut album, all of their releases have received high praise, including an APRA and ARIA awards. Come out early to celebrate the Summer Solstice and Father’s Day with the 10th Annual 307 Live Crawfish Boil, Nashville’s Anderson East, and local musician Patrick Chadwick.
Anderson East hails from Athens, Alabama and now calls Nashville his home. This rhythm and blues musician is a powerhouse vocalist who is sure to intrigue with his passionate lyrics and dusty, soulful R&B sound. Anderson is currently in the midst of an extensive tour, including dates with Brandi Carlile, John Butler Trio and The Lone Bellow.
Producer Dave Cobb (who produced albums by Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell) said of Anderson, “You don’t hear voices like that every day. The first time I saw him was at the Bluebird in Nashville—he started to sing and shut the place down. And he had the charm and wit to completely hold the audience in the palm of his hand. When I got the chance to have my imprint LCS, he was the first person I wanted to sign. When he sings, you can hear the soil and landscape of great southern soul in his voice and he’s an amazing writer as well.”
Following his stint as the singer-songwriter for local folk/bluegrass group The Flannel Attractions, Patrick Chadwick is nearing the completion of his debut EP featuring some of Jackson Hole’s most talented musicians. Ranging in style from Americana to indie folk and even a little 1960s soul pop, Chadwick’s new songs are connected by his introspective musings on relationships and the highs and lows they bring.
Friday, July 3, 2015
Jared & The Mill with Wyatt Lowe & The Mayhem Kings
Jared & The Mill
You may remember Jared & The Mill from the parking lot jam last summer. None of us could get enough of these guys. They are a super fun six-piece folk-rock-inde-bluegrass band from Phoenix, Arizona, sure to get us all singing and foot-stompin’ again.
Their music has been called, compared and regarded by a number of different names and genres, and they have been influenced and shaped by many different events and people, but more than anything, they’d like to think that some shred of the Southwest can be found in the heart of their music. It ain’t blues, and it ain’t country. It ain’t bluegrass, and it ain’t indie rock. It’s something in-between like most things in the Southwest.
Wyatt Lowe & the Mayhem Kings
Wyatt Lowe is cocktail mix of vintage 50s rockabilly/blues, American Roots, and “Analog Rock N Roll” (Social Distortion meets Jimmie Vaughan). The band consists of Wyatt Lowe (Lead Guitar/Vocals) and the Mayhem Kings; Marty Camino (upright Bass), Pete Closson (Drums), and Jason Fritts (Saxophone). Wyatt Lowe has quickly turned into a hot new artist with potent power focused on playing driving, soulful Rockabilly, Blues and Roots.
4th of July, 2015 Festivities + Fireworks
One Ton Pig with Benyaro
One Ton Pig
One Ton Pig is a sextet that melds the hard luck singer-songwriter tradition of artists like Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Steve Earle with the dazzling musicality and imaginative genre-bending of jam band musicians for a fingerprint aesthetic that blurs the lines between folk, country, jazz, gospel, bluegrass, and rock-n-roll. One Ton Pig is Michael Batdorf, guitar, vocals, main songwriter; Tim Farris, mandolin, vocals, co-songwriter; Justin Smith guitar, vocals, co-songwriter; Matt Herron, violin; Andy Calder, bass; and Jason Baggett, drums. Celebrate our independence with One Ton Pig, Benyaro, and the annual Jaycee’s fireworks display at 10 p.m. all at the base of Snow King Mountain. onetonpig.net
Benyaro, Ben Musser’s indie-acoustic soul, roots and folk project out of New York City and Jackson Hole, WY, has a sound reminiscent of “early Tom Waits” (KBGA- Missoula, MT), “acoustic David Bowie” (WESU- Middletown, CT), and “if you’re a fan of The Band or their modern-day counterparts The Avett Brothers, there’s a good chance you’ll take a shine to Good Day Better” (NASHVILLE SCENE). One can expect Benyaro to deliver an intense, emotional, and upbeat performance. Musser uses his voice and instruments to draw audiences into his world of soul, folk, country, rock, blues, gospel and beatboxing/house.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Lyrics Born with Craft w/ Cut La Whut and DJ Londo
(full band) - The first words of Lyrics Born’s eighth album speak volumes about where the legendary MC stands these days: “Real people do real things. Yes we do.” The Bay Area resident born Tom Shimura has stood at the peak of high-minded underground rap, explored the far reaches of interstellar synth-hop, and blazed trails galore both solo and as half of Latyrx. Twenty-two years after he was introduced to the world with “Send Them”, Lyrics Born has made some of the most organic, original, and adventurous music of his entire career. While touring with Latyrx last, he made time for an extended stay in a place that he’s long admired: America’s first and last real-deal music town, New Orleans. LB stocked up on pads and pens, rented a cozy house three blocks from the famous Maple Leaf Bar, and booked two weeks’ worth of sessions with Galactic guys Robert Mercurio and Ben Ellman at their Uptown studio. Then they let it rip. Funk has always been a part of what Lyrics Born does — his unique vocal swagger dishes out melody and rhyme with equal aplomb. But never has he evoked the idiom so directly or made an album that feels so alive. He turned the production over entirely (also a first) to his NOLA colleagues, giving them space to do what they do best, and him the freedom to write.
Craft w/ Cut La Whut and DJ Londo
Craft is back! Nick Cottingham, a.k.a. Craft, is a Jackson Hole native who got his start in music with the local hip-hop group Biomecca. After moving to San Francisco to pursue an audio production degree and working with the likes of Grieves of Rhymesayers Entertainment and legendary emcee Phesto of Souls of Mischief/Hieroglyphics fame, he settled in Los Angeles for a year, founding the pop/hip-hop collective BabeWave. Craft recently moved back to Jackson and joined by Cut la Whut and DJ Londo on four turntables, reminiscent of the first Biomecca shows. Snow King will be the perfect reintroduction to the Jackson Hole stage. nickcottingham.com
Cut la Whut has been a key player in the Jackson Hole electronic music scene since the turn of the century, mixing music, filling dance floors and bringing loads of talent to the area over the last 15 years. You may have seen or heard him play at festivals such as Shambhala Music Festival, The Bounce, Burning Man or just touring the western half of North America. Heavily influenced by hip-hop, drum, bass and break beats early on in his career, he is known for his party rocker style of DJing. Not one to shy away from mashin’ all styles of music together during a show, Cut la Whut will be sure to take you on a funked-up, body rockin’ experience full of subsonic future sounds. Facebook/djcutlawhut
Always embracing his diverse love of a wide variety of musical genres and styles, DJ Londo (Nick Londy) was a known name in the Charlotte, NC scene for over 10 years before the lure of skiing led him back to his hometown where he was quickly recognized as one of Jackson Hole’s best DJs. Since his college radio show days in 1998, he has prided himself on his multifarious musical tastes, mixing style and ability to pilot any crowd on any piece of equipment. Dependable, experienced, and a catalyst for good times, DJ Londo continues to garner the attention of an ever-growing list of the highest profile venues with his unpredictably fun performances. His unique eclectic sound and “Select Mixes” have been heard in over 50 countries around the world. djlondo.com
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Shakey Graves with special guests Turnpike Troubadours
Headliner Alejandro Rose-Garcia (aka Shakey Graves) is one of those rare artists whose music, after one listen, inspires the kind of obsessive devotion that compels someone to spend hours searching for more. Fans eagerly wait for the next track to surface online, erratically released from his closely-guarded collection of unheard bedroom recordings and live rarities. But as word of his lo-fi recordings and contrastingly explosive live shows continues to spread, Shakey Graves is quickly rising from obscurity into the national spotlight. His debut full-length LP “Roll the Bones” consistently remains near the top of Bandcamp’s digital “best-seller” charts more than two years after its release, relying on little more than word of mouth for promotion.
New listeners around the world discover his music every day, often through a series of stunning live performance videos on YouTube, which have collectively racked up well over half a million hits. In his hometown of Austin, TX, Shakey’s shows are the stuff of legend. Recently featured on the cover of Austin Monthly Magazine, the Mayor has even given him his own local holiday. February 9th is officially proclaimed “Shakey Graves Day” in Austin.
Beginning at 5:30 pm, the Turnpike Troubadours, a gritty, country-leaning roots rock band out of Oklahoma, will synthesize the populist, political folk of Woody Guthrie and the outlaw-styled honky tonk of Waylon Jennings with doses of bluegrass, Cajun and straight-out rock dynamics. Fronted by singer and guitarist Evan Felker and including bassist R.C. Edwards, fiddler Kyle Nix, guitarist Ryan Engelman and drummer Giovanni Carnuccio, the group celebrates and explores modern rural life with a full awareness of history, delicately avoiding being ornate revivalists. Over the course of the past five years, they have honed the rowdy, quick-witted sound that’s brought folks of all stripes together in front of their stages. The band – which took its name from the Indian Nation Turnpike that connected so many of the smaller towns where they cut their teeth – gradually evolved from offering acoustic explorations of tunes by Townes Van Zandt and Jerry Jeff Walker to kicking out three or four sets a night of full-throttle roadhouse country – tinged with the punk rock attitude that was in the air during the members’ teen years. “This music, at its best, can put into words what we have been thinking for our entire lives,” says Felker, “and even at its worst, it gets people drinking beer and makes people happy. Either of those is fine with me.”
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe with Maddy and the Groove Spots
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
San Diego-based, iconic performer Karl Denson is set for another busy summer. With his own band, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, he’ll play a number of select theater dates and high profile festivals across the U.S. The shows will have added significance, as drummer Alan Evans (best known for his work with Soulive) will be joining the Tiny Universe. Denson will also play a handful of dates with The Greyboy Allstars, the seminal boogaloo revivalist band he co-founded in the early ‘90s. In addition, he’ll return to the fold in his recurring role as saxophonist in The Rolling Stones and Slightly Stoopid for a slew of summer shows.
Karl Denson’s most recent recorded work can be heard on the Tiny Universe LP, New Ammo. The collection showcases the grittier side of the band’s musical oeuvre, including stand outs like “My Baby” featuring singer Nicki Bluhm, ”Everybody Knows That” and his raucous rendition of The White Stripes “Seven Nation Army.” The album has received wide acclaim: All Music declared the effort, “easily their most musically adventurist album yet,” while DownBeat praised it as “music for both the party and for fans of instrumental prowess.”
Approaching two decades strong, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe is a prolific touring juggernaut that regularly performs over 150 shows annually. They’re currently working on material for a new studio album to be released later this year. Denson himself is an acclaimed and highly in-demand saxophonist and songwriter who first came to national attention as a member of Lenny Kravitz’s Let Love Rule-era band.
Maddy and the Groove Spots
Madelaine German is a keyboardist, singer-songwriter and composer from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. As the daughter of a music professor and avid church musician, she spent her formative years immersed in both the spiritual music of the church and the technical world of the Classical greats. After receiving a music degree from James Madison University, she found herself in L.A interning for film score composer Hans Zimmer. But Maddy’s love for outdoor adventure pulled her to Jackson Hole, where she discovered her love of musical improvisation among the mountains. Maddy and her rotating cast of “Groove Spots” bring their neo-soul / synth-funk sound to the Ball Park at 5:30 p.m.
Friday, September 4, 2015
Celebration of Life benefit concert featuring
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Outlaw Partners, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and JacksonHoleLive will be hosting a CELEBRATION OF LIFE / BENEFIT CONCERT featuring Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. Join us at Snow King Ball Park in downtown Jackson, WY for free family fun!
In loving memory of two longtime valley residents who died in a backcountry skiing accident last spring, the families of Luke Lynch and Stephen Adamson are bringing Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real to Snow King Ball Park to thank the greater Jackson community and to benefit Teton County Search and Rescue and the Jenny Lake Rangers – the two agencies that helped in the May 17 rescue effort. The concert will be free and open to all ages.
Kicking off the evening is Canyon Kids followed by Misfit Moonshiners.
Donations to benefit Teton County Search and Rescue and the Jenny Lake Rangers.