Kids want to have fun too! And when kids are having fun, parents are having fun, right? The organizers at JacksonHoleLive wanted to make sure kids would have fun activities at all our free live music events. Their first stop, of course, was the Jackson Hole Children’s Museum, an innovative nonprofit in our community that provides a unique space, amazing programming, and partnerships with other nonprofits and community organizations.
The Jackson Hole Children’s Museum has set up The Kid’s Zone, a creative play space within the concert venue on the soft green grass where parents and kids can play together and kids can meet new friends for play as well. It’s a wonderful way to make sure Jackson Hole Live remains a community event that welcomes people and families of all ages.
According to KJ Morris, Founder and Director, the collaboration between the Museum and Jackson Hole Live has been a huge success. “Parents love being able to come to concerts, listen to the music, play with their kids, or settle on a blanket nearby to just watch and relax. Parents have been spotted building box forts in the Imagination Playground, blowing huge bubbles with the bubble tank, racing in the obstacle course, or just dancing to the music with their kids.” Read More
Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, after a decade apart, is heading on tour with a new CD, Get Thy Bearings, a new mix apparently filled with the most incredible soul-jazz interlaced with funk overtones. Really one of the best organists in the business, Robert’s prowess on keyboard instruments is legendary, and master horn player Cochemea Gastelum will not disappoint Jackson Hole music snobs, I mean lovers. Don’t you love it when the instrumentation gathers the influences of all the participating artists into that wonderful funk stew that comes from the innovative thrill of musical collaboration? After all, the most vital and potent funk comes from that mix of different ideas in a jam and you can feel the flow of creative juices, right there on stage. Jackson Hole Live is completely thrilled to welcome Robert and the band on the tour’s first stop. Read More
Iconic troubadour Steve Earle is coming to JacksonHoleLive for a free show this Sunday with his band The Dukes (& Duchesses). Steve’s brilliant and poignant lyrics are sure to resonate with the thinking people of Jackson Hole – after all, we know a timeless song when we see it. People of a certain age will remember Steve’s pinpoint attack in 1988 on the War on Drugs in Copperhead Road, as well as the song Snake Oil from the same album comparing then President Ronald Reagan to a con man. Themes relating to the poor and the homeless are still featured in Steve’s lyrics. In April he released The Low Highway; the heartbreaking title track is about the “ghost of America” where people are still “linin up for something to eat.” Who speaks for the people? Musicians like Steve Earle. Read More
Please ride your bike, ride the Start Bus, or Carpool and use the free Millward Parking Garage.
In 2011, Old Crow Medicine Show embarked on the historic Railroad Revival Tour with Mumford and Sons and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. This tour had the bands riding a vintage train from California to New Orleans, playing shows along the way. The magic of this musical excursion across America’s vast landscape is captured in the Emmet Malloy-directed documentary, Big Easy Express. This year, Old Crow Medicine Show, along with Mumford and Sons and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, won the Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video for the film. Read More
Come to Snow King this Saturday, June 29 for the kickoff concert of JacksonHoleLive featuring Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real. The band is always on fire but we’re feeling this one will be a little extra special due to the 8-man filming crew there to capture the show…who knows what will happen!
Honoring a promise he made to his father, Lukas Nelson first picked up the guitar at age 11 and taught himself the craft by playing along to classic songs by Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix. Now at the age of 24, Nelson is cultivating a following the old fashioned way by touring year-round, delivering high-energy performances across the country. Read More