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Summer is HERE

Summer has arrived in Jackson! It has been quite a few weeks since we have seen anything fluffy and white falling from the skies, the sun is shining far and wide across the Valley. Our April showers brought a multitude of May flowers, and June has been anything but gloomy. Summer is the time to get outside in Jackson. We enjoy every minute of the warm sunshine hiking our mountains, and indulging the indoor and outdoor events that fill our calendars. From the bi-weekly Rodeo, to the Jackson Hole Live concert series, the nightly Town Square Shoot Out to the Fall Arts Festival that marks the slowing of the summer season; whatever the activity locals and visitors are always on the go! New events and shows are added throughout the summer so please be sure to check with our Concierge Team to be sure you don’t miss out on any of our Wild West summer fun.

 

JUNE 14

8:00pm: Grand Teton Music Festival’s Bravo! Summer Kickoff Party! Join Bravo! for the best Summer Kickoff Party in town! This event needs no introduction as its reputation has grown over the years. Check back for more details as they are confirmed.

8:00pm: Contemporary Dance Wyoming- The Meal. Contemporary Dance Wyoming’s (CDW) latest production, Up Close: The Meal, which will be performed JUNE 14th and 15th in the Center Theater. The Meal is an evening-length dance concert originally choreographed by Babs Case in 2008, now re-worked and performed by CDW. The entire work takes place around, on, over, and under a spare wooden table. Solos, duets, trios, and large group pieces feature flowing movement and metaphorical representations of personal journeys finding a place in life, opening your eyes to the world, constant desire for more, playing in life, and finding satisfaction in what you have. At the Center for the Arts.

 

JUNE 15

2:00pm: A favorite summer art series featuring local and national artists painting in Grand Teton National Park, Artists in the Environment, has generated enthusiastic planning commitments on the part of Grand Teton Association and its summer facilitators. At the Craig Thomas Discovery Center, in Moose.

8:00pm: Contemporary Dance Wyoming- The Meal. Contemporary Dance Wyoming’s (CDW) latest production, Up Close: The Meal, which will be performed JUNE 14th and 15th in the Center Theater. The Meal is an evening-length dance concert originally choreographed by Babs Case in 2008, now re-worked and performed by CDW. The entire work takes place around, on, over, and under a spare wooden table. Solos, duets, trios, and large group pieces feature flowing movement and metaphorical representations of personal journeys finding a place in life, opening your eyes to the world, constant desire for more, playing in life, and finding satisfaction in what you have. At the Center for the Arts.

 

JUNE 16

1:00pm: RaptorFest. This year Father's Day is for the birds! Enjoy a fun and feather-filled afternoon of food, music, kids' activities, flighted demonstrations and birds on display at Teton Raptor Center's 2nd annual RAPTORFEST. Admission is free. Tickets will be sold for food, drink and fantastic raffle packages. START Bus shuttles from Stilson, bike or walk. At Teton Raptor Center.

 

JUNE 19

7:00pm: Come listen and celebrate "America's Classical Music" with big band arrangements of iconic Jazz composers such as Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Neal Hefti, Chick Corea and other legends of the genre. Free admission. Donations appreciated. At the Center for the Arts.

 

JUNE 20

5:00pm: Celebrate the Summer Solstice at Rendezvous Park. 

 

JUNE 21

8:00pm: Tedeschi Trucks Band, the 11-piece ensemble led by husband-wife team Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, have proven themselves one of the hottest, most uplifting acts on the road today. Formed in 2010 when Derek and Susan decided to set aside their successful solo careers and join forces, Tedeschi Trucks Band has since been touring the globe - and accruing fans and accolades in the process. Fronted by Trucks' signature slide-guitar sound and Tedeschi's pliant, honey-to-husk voice, TTB -- as their fans know them -- delivers a hearty roots-rich musical mix with the power to renew faith in live music. The band is currently touring in advance of the release of their second studio album, slated for release in late summer. Their debut album, Revelator, was praised as a 4-star masterpiece by Rolling Stone and won a GRAMMY for Best Blues Album of the Year. At Center for the Arts.

 

JUNE 22

4:30pm: Jackson Hole Wine Auction and Gala. Gather with new and old friends in the shadow of the Tetons for an unforgettable evening of exquisite wine and delectable food. Upon arrival at the stunning Snake River Ranch, sip a glass of champagne, savor the distinctive flavors of the west and bid on an exclusive array of silent auction offerings. Our entertaining auctioneer will round up the crowd and start the bidding for our exciting live auction, held simultaneously with a seated 5-course dinner prepared by famous chefs and perfectly paired with superb wines. With auction lots of once-in-a-lifetime adventure trips and rare wine collections, guests will be waving their paddles competing for the bounty. Following the dinner and auction, dance the evening away to the sounds of the Richard Brown Orchestra. At the Snake River Ranch.

 

JUNE 26

1:00pm: Teton Youth and Family Services Golf Tournament. Helps raise funds for Teton Youth and Family Services, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children and families find their way.

Tournament date is JUNE 26th with a pre-registration cocktail event at the Wort Hotel at 5:00pm on JUNE 25th- $200 per player- limited registrations. At Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis.

9:00pm. James McMurty with His Band. The son of acclaimed author Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove, Terms of Endearment), James grew up on a steady diet of Johnny Cash and Roy Acuff records. His first album, Too Long in the Wasteland (released in 1989), was produced by John Mellencamp and marked the beginning of a series of acclaimed projects for Columbia and Sugar Hill. In 1996, McMurtry received a Grammy nomination for his Longform Music Video of Where'd You Hide The Body. 1997′s It Had To Happen received the American Indie Award for Best Americana Album. At The Pink Garter Theater.

 

JUNE 27

All Day: 21st Jackson Hole Writers Conference. For 21 years the Jackson Hole Writers Conference has brought together writers from around the country to learn from best-selling authors, as well as editors and agents. This year's conference is no different, with speakers, panels, workshops, and one-on-one manuscript critiques. We pride ourselves on offering an intimate setting in a beautiful place, with the opportunity to share a drink or a walk with other writers. At Center for the Arts.

6:00pm. Music on Main. The Fox Street All Stars, kick off the concert series with their unique version of high-energy funky rock and roll. FSAS has toured the US with legends like Trucks/Tedeschi, Little Feat, Trombone Shorty and Robert Randolph. At Victor City Park.

 

JUNE 28

All Day: 2nd Annual Outerlocal Summer Games. The Adventure Festival, features running, bouldering, mountain biking and paragliding, not to mention DJs, product demos, clinics, food and libations—plus two free concerts to end the day, all in the heart of America’s quintessential mountain town. At Snow King Mountain.

All Day: 21st Jackson Hole Writers Conference. For 21 years the Jackson Hole Writers Conference has brought together writers from around the country to learn from best-selling authors, as well as editors and agents. This year's conference is no different, with speakers, panels, workshops, and one-on-one manuscript critiques. We pride ourselves on offering an intimate setting in a beautiful place, with the opportunity to share a drink or a walk with other writers. At Center for the Arts.

8:30pm Nightlite Dash. The NightLITE dash is a glow in the dark fun run with an obstacle course where your inner 5 year-old comes alive (or better yet even your 5 year-old's). All you will need is some endurance to run the 5k, courage to run in the dark, a great imagination to come up with the best glow in the dark outfit EVER, and a smile to show through at the end! Join us on one of our glowing good times and support the Huntsman Cancer Institute by running. Spud Drive-In.

 

JUNE 29

All Day: 2nd Annual Outerlocal Summer Games. The Adventure Festival, features running, bouldering, mountain biking and paragliding, not to mention DJs, product demos, clinics, food and libations—plus two free concerts to end the day, all in the heart of America’s quintessential mountain town. At Snow King Mountain.

1:00pm. Jackson Hole Park Free for All. The third annual JH Bike Park FreeForAll is exactly what its name says: an afternoon where admission and activities in the JH Bike Park are FREE! Join us from 1-5pm for free Bike Park chairlift rides, mini-clinics with our Mountain Sports School staff, and even free mini-bike rentals! Come for music, Tin Can Cantina taco and margarita specials, raffles and prizes. We're giving away a Scott kid's mountain bike to a lucky participant! Bike park passes and other prizes too! At Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

5:30pm. Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real. This exuberant 24-year old phenom returns to the Tetons with his powerhouse rock n’ roll outfit Promise of the Real to kick off JacksonHoleLive 2013 with a bang.  Come early to watch the Outerlocal Summer Games and hear opening band The Flannel Attractions. At the Snow King Ball Field.

 

JULY 4

All Day.            .

  •  8:00-10:00am: Jackson Hole Jaycees Pancake Breakfast - The Jackson Hole Jaycees have been serving a Fourth of July pancake breakfast since 1977. For 34 years, thousands of locals and visitors have gathered on Center Street to visit with friends and support the Jaycees Fire in the Hole Fireworks Show. Expect a hearty breakfast of eggs, sausage, and pancakes to ensure they are well fueled for the many events celebrating Independence Day in Jackson. All profits from the breakfast enable the Jaycees to complete projects like the community fireworks and scholarships for local students. Adult tickets cost $10 and children cost $5.
  • 10:30am: Howdy Pardners 4th of July Parade - The annual parade begins on Snow King Avenue from the Rodeo Grounds to Glenwood, continues on Broadway, and ends on Willow Street. Businesses and organizations interested in participating should contact the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, 307.733.3316.
  • 2:00pm: The July 4th JacksonHoleLive concert will feature Old Crow Medicine Show, The Young Dubliners, Parker Millsap, One Ton Pig and the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra performing live via simulcast from Walk Festival Hall as part of this year's valley-wide expansion of Music in the Hole. Enjoy 8 hours of free, family-friendly music at the base of Snow King, culminating with the Jaycees fireworks display. More information.
  • 3:00pm-7:30pm: Music in the Hole 2013 will be held in two locations, the Teton Village Commons and Snow King Ballpark in Jackson. From 3:00-6:00pm there will be pre-symphony entertainment by local groups and popular bands. From 6:00-7:30pm the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra will perform a program of patriotic favorites in Walk Festival Hall with simultaneous broadcast via jumbotrons to both locations. Wyoming Public Radio concert simulcast throughout the state. At 7:30pm popular bands will take the stage followed by fireworks!
  • 6:00pm: Town Square Shootout - Watch a lively reenactment of frontier justice on the Jackson Town Square in what is the longest, continuously running shootout show in the country!
  • 6:00pm: Red, White and Two! Independence Day Celebrations:  This annual 4th of July celebration features patriotic music performed by the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra in Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village from 6:00-7:30pm. Maestro Runnicles will conduct a program of light classics and patriotic favorites including the 1812 Overture and "Stars and Stripes Forever" plus many more. Donnie Ray Albert, the baritone who wowed the crowd last summer, will be returning. Wyoming Public Media will broadcast the orchestra concert event live for television and radio to be enjoyed by all Wyoming residents and those in neighboring states. After the orchestra concert, Calle Mambo will then take the stage starting at 8:00pm, leading up to the start of the fireworks around 10:00pm. The Jazz Foundation of JH will perform prior to the GTMF concert from 4:00-5:30pm
  • 8:00pm: Jackson Hole Rodeo - The rodeo is regularly held on each Wednesday and Saturday during the summer season at the Teton County Fairgrounds. The 4th of July Rodeo is a fine western tradition and a wonderful way to spend an evening as the sun sets over the Teton Range.
  • 10:00pm: Fireworks - Enjoy fireworks shows at two locations! Gather at the base of Snow King Mountain and in Teton Village

 

JULY 5 to JULY 26

8:00pm. South Pass! is an epic musical theatrical experience based on the life of mountain man and explorer Jedediah Smith.  Featuring a cast of more than 60 men, women and children South Pass! is coming to Center for the Arts in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Experience the story of the opening of the great American West in a way that will inspire future generations and imprint hearts with historical lore, adventure, and the steel-faced resolve that only a man destined to become a true American hero could display. At the Center for the Arts.

 

JULY 6

8:00am. 1st Jackson Hole Farmers Market of the Season. The Jackson Hole Farmers Market on Town Square hosts a vibrant farmers market every Saturday beginning July 6, and running through September 21. The market operates from 8:00am to 12 noon on the Town Square and features fresh produce and other fresh food products. In addition to the great food vendors, different local musicians, chefs and valley non-profits are featured each week. Locals and visitors flock to this popular market every Saturday. On Town Square.

 

JULY 10

5:00pm to 10:00pm: Art Across the Universe.

  • 5:00pm. Family Public Art | Create a Giant Sundial with Tyler Aiello and Dr. Tyler Nordgren for display outside the Center for the Arts
  • 6:00pm. Planetology Exhibit Reception | An Exhibition featuring the work of Monica and Tyler Aiello and Dr. Tyler Nordgren
  • 7:30pm. Lecture Series | “Stars Above, Earth Below: A Guide to Astronomy in the National Parks” by Tyler Nordgren  “Terra Sapiens: The Origin & Fate of a Human Planet” by Dr. David Grinspoon
  • 9:00pm. Star-Gazing ”SkyParty” with Tyler Nordgren. At the Center for the Arts.

8:00pm. The Hot 8 Brass Band. New Orleans-based, this band has epitomized New Orleans street music for over a decade, infusing their performances with funk and high energy. At Walk Festival Hall.

JULY 11

6:00pm. Music on Main. Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers bring the smoky sweet vocals of Bluhm backed by a big, rocking jam band, continuing the dance party and good times. At Victor City Park.

 

JULY 13

7:00pm.  Free Family Concert in the Center Theater where The House Band of the Universe plays under a planetarium full of breathtaking cosmic visualizations, as Grinspoon narrates the story of the history of the Universe-from the Big Bang to Life of Earth, and everything between. At the Center for the Arts.

 

JULY 14

5:30pm. Steve Earle and The Dukes. This three-time Grammy Award winner is a protégé of legendary songwriters like Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark. Steve Earle is a master storyteller with 21 writer/performer albums to date and has penned songs recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others. The Mastersons open the show. At the Snow King Ball Field.

 

JULY 15

9:00am-7:00pm. Plein Air for the Park Art Show and Sale. Our professional painters lug their easels all around Grand Teton National Park for two weeks to create an amazing collection of artwork that is on sale in the Moose Visitor Center to benefit art, education, and research in Grand Teton National Park. At the Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center.   

 

JULY 17

8:00pm. Paul Thorn. It has been said that a Paul Thorn concert is like "taking a 6-pack to church," as evidenced by his song "Mission Temple Fireworks Stand." The first thing you notice is the voice, distinctively soulful and funky, the voice of a man who has walked a long, hot span over dusty Mississippi country roads. Thorn is the second biggest thing to come out of Tupelo, MS. At the Center for the Arts.

8:00pm. The Collective. This Nashville-based a capella singing group was a finalist on NBC’s “Sing-Off” and includes Jackson local Isaac Hayden. At Walk Festival Hall.

 

JULY 18

6:00pm. Music on Main. White Water Ramble high octane rocky mountain dance grass that, according to their website, will send your body and soul rushing down the rapids of infinity! At Victor City Park.

 

JULY 19

9:00pm. Blackalicious. Cut through the floss and glitz. On the other side of the hype machine are artists that create because they need to, artists that we listen to because they demand our attention. In a hip-hop career that has stretched past a decade, Blackalicious has earned respect the old-fashioned way--rising through honesty, commitment, and artistry. Now, with "Blazing Arrow", their fourth album and their major label debut, they have achieved their most fully realized album in a consistently ground-breaking discography. At The Pink Garter Theater.

 

JULY 19 to JULY 20

6:00pm. Off Square Theatre Company will present two evenings of outdoor Shakespeare on the Center Lawn and will host actors from New York in a residency.  The program will feature scenes from Shakespeare’s Greatest hits, and debut Off Square’s very own traveling minstrel show starring Jackson’s youth. At the Center for the Arts.

 

JULY 19 to JULY 21

All Day. Jackson Hole Art Fair. Established in 1965, Art Fair Jackson Hole (AFJH) brings diverse forms of art to a community that is rich in western history.  Our summer Art Fairs are family-oriented events that feature up to 170 international, national and local artists, live music, food and snack booths and hands-on art activities.  AFJH attracts enthusiastic members of the public from our immediate community and from across the nation who are interested in supporting the visual arts. At Miller Park.

 

JULY 19 to JULY 28

All Day. Teton County Fair. "Grow em & Show em" Celebrating 100 years of 4-H. Carnival, Water Park, Entertainment, Vendors and Night Events:

  • Wednesday, July 24, RODEO - Gates open at 7:00 p.m., Rodeo Starts at 8:00pm
  • Thursday, July 25, PIG WRESTLING - Gates open at 6:00 p.m., event starts at 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 26, CONCERT - Gates open at 7:00 p.m., Concert starts at 8:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday, July 27, RODEO - Gates open at 7:00 p.m., Rodeo Starts at 8:00 p.m. 
  • Sunday, July 28, FIGURE "8" RACES - Gates open at 6:00 p.m., event starts at 7:00 p.m. 

 

JULY 24

8:00pm. Kathy Mattea's concerts present her new and most recent material alongside her Top 20 radio hits: from the signature ballad "Where've You Been?" to the bluesy "455 Rocket" to the iconic "Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses."  Long known as an impeccable songcatcher, her 17 albums are woven through with bluegrass, gospel, and Celtic influences, and have garnered multiple CMA, ACM, and Grammy Awards. At the Center for the Arts.

8:00pm. Christopher O’Riley - Out of My Hands. A classical-crossover pianist, Mr. O’Riley’s latest release, Out Of My Hands, includes the music of R.E.M., Portishead, Cocteau Twins, Pink Floyd, Nirvana and more. At Walk Festival Hall.

 

JULY 25

6:00pm. Music on Main. March 4th Marching Band after an extremely popular show last summer, decked in whimsical costumes and combining a big ring circus with modern performances. At Victor City Park.

 

JULY 31

8:00pm. EntreFlamenco Company. Five music and dance artists of this award-winning company from San Antonio, Texas, open the door to the powerful world of flamenco. Not merely a performance, but an experience not to be missed! At Walk Festival Hall.

 

AUGUST 1

6:00pm. Music on Main. Monophonics, San Francisco's premier psychedelic soul and heavy funk band, will cook up a hearty stew of funky rhythms for Music on Main fans. At Victor City Park.

7:00pm. The Hold Steady. The Hold Steady emerged as America's greatest, most thoughtful bar-rock band in 2004, and has since released a string of acclaimed albums—and, maybe more importantly, acclaimed live shows. The band is hard at work on its sixth album, and recently contributed a track to Game Of Thrones. At the Pink Garter Theater.

 

AUGUST 3

5:30pm. Robert Walter’s 20th Congress. Formed to showcase Robert’s composing skills, the 20th Congress always features an all-star lineup and has become best known for its infectious jazz and funk-filled live performances.  Come early to enjoy the inaugural Snake River Brewing Suds & Sounds Brew Fest! Local opener TBA

At the Snow King Ball Field.

 

AUGUST 5-10:

Various Times. New York City Ballet- MOVES. This is the fourth year Dancers’ Workshop has created a Summer residence for this legendary Ballet company. Made up of 20 principals, soloists, and corps de ballet, the artistry of New York City Ballet MOVES inspires awe in every performance. We continue to develop our relationship by expanding community access to these world-class artists through performances, master classes, open rehearsals, and special events. In exchange, the New York City Ballet dancers, musicians, and staff who come to Jackson say it is a highlight of their touring schedule every year. At the Center for the Arts.

 

AUGUST 7:

8:00pm. Richard Brown Orchestra – The Way They Were. A rousing tribute concert celebrating the works of some of America’s favorite composers, writers and performers. Dancing is encouraged! At Walk Festival Hall.

 

AUGUST 8:

6:00pm. Music on Main. Ray Wylie Hubbard is an alternative and outlaw country icon from Austin, with a live show that has been described as a church service held at the funkiest roadhouse bar this side of the Mississippi. At Victor City Park.

 

AUGUST 9-11:

All Day. Targhee Bluegrass Festival. "The Grand Targhee Bluegrass festival reminds me of Telluride in the early days. Go there now and beat the crowds." - Tim O'Brien The grandfather of Bluegrass Festivals in the northern Rockies. Don't miss out on 3 days of great music in the most amazing location. Food, beverage and other vendors on site. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets! At Grand Targhee Resort.

 

AUGUST 12

7:00pm. Hootenanny in Concert. Teton County’s weekly all-acoustic folk showcase returns to the Center Theater for its seventh annual all-star special installment, the Hoot in Concert. This in-town version of the long-running Monday tradition of talented pickers features founding performers, long-time stalwarts, special friends and surprise guests. At the Center for the Arts.

 

AUGUST 13

8:00pm. John Butler Trio. In 1998 John Butler was busking on the streets of Fremantle, West Australia. 3500 self funded cassette sales served as the foundation for becoming Australia's most successful independent artist ever. Fast forward to 2011 and his label Jarrah Records has now been responsible for one million sales in Australia. Home to other artists such as The Waifs, Jarrah Records continues to pave the way for independent artists in Australia. At the Center for the Arts.

 

AUGUST 14

8:00pm. Bravo Broadway! Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte, Tony Award® nominee Christiane Noll and star of Broadway and concert stages Doug LaBrecque present an exciting evening of Broadway favorites. At Walk Festival Hall.

9:00pm. Xavier Rudd. Xavier Rudd is back with his #2 ARIA debut album, Spirit Bird.
With an identifiable array of guitars, yidakis (didgeridoos), stomp box and percussion, Rudd's has reintroduced Australians to the sounds and stories of the land's original owners, while introducing the rest of the world to an entirely new sound altogether. Over the course of a decade, he has taken this sound to every corner of the globe; producing seven studio albums, two live albums, multiple ARIA nominations and a global
fan-base of likeminded souls.

From 2002's To Let, his first studio album, through to 2007's White Moth, Rudd gradually refined his globally influenced collage of world music – a matchless mixture of reggae, funk, blues, folk, and nearly every other sort of song with the ability to stimulate people's spirits. At The Pink Garter Theater.

 

AUGUST 15

6:00pm. Music on Main. Vagabond Opera is as fun and entertaining as they are musically gifted, combining vaudeville with incredible talent for a show like no others. At Victor City Park.

 

AUGUST 16 to 18

All Day. Jackson Hole Art Fair. Established in 1965, Art Fair Jackson Hole (AFJH) brings diverse forms of art to a community that is rich in western history.  Our summer Art Fairs are family-oriented events that feature up to 170 international, national and local artists, live music, food and snack booths and hands-on art activities.  AFJH attracts enthusiastic members of the public from our immediate community and from across the nation who are interested in supporting the visual arts. At Miller Park

Should any of these events, or even the activities listed above tickle your fancy, please contact our concierge team concierge@snowking.com or 307-734-2076 and they will provide you with more in-depth information, reserve space for you and your family, and at times even be able to secure a discounted rates!

We look forward to sharing all that Jackson Hole has to offer, with you during your next visit!

 

 

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WINTER FUN!

    WINTER FUN IN JACKSON HOLE 2012 may be drawing to a close, but 2013 is bringing many winter activities to indulge in during your next trip to Jackson Hole. Aside from all the fun there is to be had on a day to day basis, including but definitely not limited to: skiing the mountain resorts, snowmobiling through the national forests, wildlife watching in the national parks, snowshoeing with a park ranger, indulging your artistic side at the National Museum of Wildlife Art and our various local galleries, sleighing through the Elk Refuge, snow tubing down Snow King Mountain, cheering on the Jackson Hole Moose Hockey team, and even paragliding when the winds are just right. Jackson is also chalk full of local events that are sure to be a hoot. Below is a list of many big events, for your planning pleasure:

January 5

7:00am to 3:00pm: USSMA Ski Mountaineering National Championships at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

January 8

7:00pm: Backcountry Film Festival, all ages show, at The Pink Garter.

January 10

7:00pm: Chicago s legendary sketch comedy theatre, The Second City: Laughing Matters will feature some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations from The Second City s fifty two year history. The Second City is truly a Chicago landmark and a national treasure. at the Center for the Arts.

January 12

7:30pm: Singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster, her latest album Let It Burn is nominated for "Best Blues Album" at the 2013 Grammy Awards, at the Center for the Arts.

January 17

7:00pm: Civil Twilight with special guest Michael Scalabrin. The three lifelong friends-brothers Steven and Andrew McKellar and Richard Wouters-who make up the Wind-up Records recording group Civil Twilight have been playing music together since they were teenagers growing up in South Africa. Emulating the rock music they heard coming out of Europe and America, from Oasis, U2 and Nirvana to The Verve, The Police, Muse and Radiohead, you can feel that foreign quality in Richard Wouters' somber drum beat, Steven's piano, and Andrew's edgy, The Edge-like guitars. At the Center for the Arts.

January 19

10:00am: 2nd Annual Grand Targhee Snow Bike Race, at Grand Targhee Resort.

8:00pm: The world famous Harlem Gospel Choir is America's premier gospel choir and has traveled the globe for 25 years, sharing its joy of faith and raising funds for children's charities. At the Center for the Performing Arts.

9:00pm: Tribal Seeds from San Diego, this award-winning reggae group have become known for their spiritually driven, refreshing rock vibe they have infused with the roots style of reggae music. At the Pink Garter Theater.

January 19 to 21

All day: Wes Barron Speed Series, hosted by the JH Ski Club and JHMR, the series is three SuperG races for U14 and U16 racers in the Intermountain Division of USSA, which will take place on Moran Run on Apres Vous. At Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

January 21

All Day: Free Entrance to Grand Teton National Park

January 25

6:30pm to 9:30pm: The International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race. Founded in 1996 by Frank Teasley to make sled dog racing more accessible to the public. With an exciting Town Square start, fireworks and a free-to-the-public musher party in Jackson, the race kicks off its 2013 season on Jan 25th. Around Town Square.

January 23 to 30

7:00pm: Diavolo, the stunning visual and acrobatic dance company, begin performances at the Center for the Arts

January 31

9:00pm: Portland Cello Project, and Alialujah Choir at the Pink Garter Theater.

February 5

9:00pm: Iration Heatseakers. The islands of Hawaii are not only the biggest influence on Iration's sound they are home to all of its members, the band was born from a love of all types of music and a desire to create something new. Elements of Reggae, Rock, and Pop are mixed with keyboard/synth and melodic vocal lines to create something truly unique. These Hawaiian raised naturally talented musicians look forward to spreading their original sound, aloha spirit, and cutting edge surf culture as far as possible and will continue to make original music. At the Pink Garter Theater.

February 5 to 7

All Day: Special Olympics Wyoming athletes complete in various events at Snow King and Jackson Hole Mountain Resorts

February 10

7:00pm: The Geoffrey Keezer Trio, Geoffrey Keezer, Mike Pope, and Marvin 'Smitty' Smith to Jackson for the spectacular Jazz show you've all been waiting for. At the Center for the Arts

February

15-24 brings Winterfest!

Friday, February 15

5:00-9:00pm: Ice Skating on the Square at Town Square

6:00pm: Shriner s Club Calcutta at The Virginian

7:00pm: Moose Hockey vs. Hollywood Hammers at Snow King Center featuring Country Rock from Kole Moulton & Lonely Road.

8:00pm: Hot Tuna (former Jefferson Airplane) at Pink Garter Theater

Saturday, February 16

9:00am-4:00pm: JHSC Sean Nurse Memorial Ski Race at Snow King Mountain Resort

10:00am-2:00pm: JHSC Moose Chase Marathon at the Trail Creek Nordic Center

12:00pm: Cutter Races at South Park

3:00-9:00pm: Ice Skating on the Square at Town Square

7:00pm: Moose Hockey vs. Hollywood Hammers at Snow King Center with Country Rock from Kole Moulton & Lonely Road, at the Snow King Sports and Event Center

Sunday, February 17

9:00am-4:00pm: JHSC Sean Nurse Memorial Ski Race at Snow King Mountain Resort

12:00pm: Cutter Races at South Park

3:00-9:00pm: Ice Skating on the Square at Town Square

President s Day, Monday, February 18

9:00am-4:00pm: JHSC Sean Nurse Memorial Ski Race at Snow King Mountain Resort

2:00pm: Softball Tournament at Powderhorn Park

5:00pm: Snow Bike Race at Snow King Mountain Resort

Wednesday, February 20

All Day: Snow Sculpting Begins at Town Square

4:00pm: Rail Jam at Snow King Mountain Resort

5:00pm-8:00pm: JHSC Wednesday Night Lights

7:00pm Delta Rae, think Mumford & Sons meets Fleetwood Mac -- an Alt-Pop band with four lead singers whose music incorporates all aspects of Americana. At the Center for the Arts.

Thursday, February 21

9:00am-4:00pm: JHSC Wild West Classic Elite FIS Series Ski Race at Snow King Mountain Resort

5:00pm : Gallery Walk at Various Galleries

Friday, February 22

9:00am-4:00pm: JHSC Wild West Classic Elite FIS Series Ski Race at Snow King Mountain Resort

5:30pm: Mason Club s Wine Tasting at Center for the Arts

5:00-9:00pm: Ice Skating on the Square at Town Square

9:00pm The Infamous Stringdusters Ski Tour. They sound like no one else, combining virtuosic chops on five traditional bluegrass instruments, with an ethos of pushing the genre forward. The Stringdusters' live show takes improvised string band music to new places, combining musicianship and songwriting with experimental performance and contagious energy flowing between the band and crowd. At the Pink Garter Theater.

Saturday, February 23

9:00am-4:00pm: JHSC Wild West Classic Elite FIS Series Ski Race at Snow King Mountain Resort

9:00am-4:00pm: JHSC Club Series Ski Race at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

12:00pm: Snow Sculpture Judging at Town Square

12:30pm: Skijoring at South Park

2:30pm : K-9 KegPull at Teton County Fairgrounds

3:00-9:00pm: Ice Skating on the Square at Town Square

4:00pm : Dodgeball on Ice at Teton County Fairgrounds

5:00pm : Calcutta for Ski Jouring at Elks Club

7:00pm: Moose Hockey vs. the Boston Prospector at Snow King Center with Jackson s favorite 80 s hair band 86.

8:00pm : 49er Ball at The Virginian

Sunday, February 24

9:00am-4:00pm: JHSC Wild West Classic Elite FIS Series Ski Race at Snow King Mountain Resort

12:30pm: Skijouring at South Park

Sunday, February 25

7:00pm Mickey Hart Band- Mickey Hart is best known for his nearly three decades as an integral part of an extraordinary expedition into the soul and spirit of music, disguised as the rock and roll band the Grateful Dead. At the Center for the Arts.

March 1 to 3 & 8 to 10

9:00am to 3:00pm: The Dick's Ditch Classic, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort's premier ski and snowboard freeride/race event, winds over manmade and natural terrain in Amphitheater Bowl. It's a banked slalom, with a thigh-burning course like no other, big prize money for pros, bragging rights and belt buckles for amateur classes. New this year Dick's Ditch will span two weekends, one for skiers and one for snowboarders, both with qualifiers on Saturday and winner-takes-all Sundays. Round one will be March 1-3, Round two will be March 8-10, 2013. At Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

March 2

All day: Grand Targhee Adaptive Sports Fun Race, at Grand Targhee Mountain Resort. All funds raised from the 4th Annual Teton Adaptive Sports Fun Race will go to scholarships for adaptive lessons, to support the School Programs as well as for equipment purchases. At Grand Targhee Resort.

3:30pm -5:30pm Music Under the Tram: Salem, at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

March 3

8:30pm Leftover Salmon. Their latest album, Aquatic Hitchhiker produced by Los Lobos' Steve Berlin is Leftover Salmon's first record in eight years and first ever of all original material. "Steve [Berlin] understood where this album needed to go and how we all needed to work together as a band to make it happen" explains Emmitt. Set for release on May 22, the recording process solidified the new Salmon, cauterizing old wounds and allowing fresh ideas to grow over past scars. At the Pink Garter Theater.

March 10

10:00am to 4:00pm: The Jackson Town Downhill featuring the heart-throbbing Mini-Hahnenkamm course on Snow King with divisions for Pro, Recreation, Telemark, Junior, Fat and Baggy and Snowboard. The event is the Club's way of recognizing that skiing - and ski racing - is truly a lifetime sport. At Snow King Mountain Resort.

March 16

7:00am-3:00pm: Caroline Classic (GS) Skiers of all ages are welcome to compete! At Snow King Mountain Resort.

3:30pm -5:30pm Music Under the Tram: 86, at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

March 21 to 24

All Day: World Championship Snowmobile HillClimb, the four day event draws over 10,000 fans and more than 300 snowmobile hill climb racers from all over the US and Canada to the valley, for one of the largest non-profit charity snowmobile events in the United States. Thursday Races begin at 9am and run to 6pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday Races will starting at 8am and go through 6pm. At Snow King Mountain Resort.

March 21

7:00pm: Who s Bad, a power-packed tribute to Michael Jackson that has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see. As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing. At the Center for the Arts.

March 23

3:30pm -5:30pm Music Under the Tram: Mandatory Air, at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

March 25

7:00pm: Donavon Frankenreiter, a protégé of Jack Johnson, the two learned guitar together and hanging out between surfing trips to the beach. Jack Johnson released Frankenreiter s solo album under his label, Brushfire Records in 2004. At the Center for the Arts.

March 30

3:30pm -5:30pm Music Under the Tram: Lazy Eyes, at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

5:00pm: Mountain Festival Concert, acts still to be announced, at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

All day: The 38th Annual Pole, Paddle, Peddle. The four-event race, where contestants compete either individually or in teams, consists of an alpine ski leg, a cross-country ski leg, a bicycle leg, and a boating leg. The Pole Pedal Paddle is a fundraising event for the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing affordable Alpine, Freeride, Nordic and Snowboard programs to Jackson youth. 

March 30 to April 2

All Day: The 7th annual Jackson Hole Mountain Festival, 2013! An incredible event that delivers shameless outdoor fun over a weekend of skiing and snowboarding events, live music and spring sunshine at the base of the Tetons! A FREE concert at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and so much more.

April 20

All Day: The Grand Targhee Resort 11th Annual Spring Cardboard Box Derby. Watch as cardboard artists and mechanics turn little more than cardboard, paper, tape, glue, and string into the most creative sculptures that you can think of like dragons, race cars, UFO's, and other themes.

Should any of these events, or even the activities listed above tickle your fancy, please contact our concierge team concierge@snowking.com or 307-734-2076 and they will provide you with more in-depth information, reserve space for you and your family, and at times even be able to secure a discounted rates! We look forward to sharing all that Jackson Hole has to offer, with you during your next visit!

Plan your Spring Break Ski Trip to Jackson, WY

Spend Spring Break 2012 at Jackson, Wyoming's Snow King Resort

Jackson Hole Spring Break Most colleges and universities take spring break in March, with the big weeks being March 5-23, 2012. Why go south and laze around on a beach when you can spend your spring break skiing or snowboarding some of the nation's best ski areas in Jackson Hole, Wyoming? Snow King Resort's Ski All 3 package makes it affordable to get luxury lodging and the opportunity to ski at the area's famous ski resorts. Skiing and snowboarding are healthy, alternative ways to spend your spring break. Downhill skiing and snowboarding burn about 400 calories per hour, give your legs a great workout and even have cardiovascular benefits. Read more about the benefits. And, well, it's just super fun!

Why Jackson?

Cowboy powder. Sick skiing. Friendly folks. Grand views. Clean mountain air. Fabulous night life. Excellent DJ scene. Real-live cowboys. There are too many good reasons that Jackson Hole (JH) is the perfect place for college students to spend spring break.
"I did the ski bum thing in Jackson Hole, slinging drinks by night at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar to finance billion-dollar-view skiing by day, and I lived through the nightlife and the c-c-cold days in cultured cowboy-ville to tell you Jackson is the best of the best ski towns around. And they welcome college students--believe it." -- Kathleen Crislip

Take advantage of the Snow King "Ski All 3 Package"

Snow King resort's Ski All 3 package is unique in Jackson Hole. It's like having an interchangeable lift ticket! This package allows you to choose, on a daily basis, which of Jackson Hole's three ski areas you would like to visit. Choose between Snow King Ski Resort, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Grand Targhee Resort. Package includes Lodging at Snow King Resort, lift tickets at your chosen ski resort, daily breakfast buffet at the Atrium restaurant, skier shuttle to JHMR and Grand Targhee, and transfers between Jackson Hole Airport and Snow King Resort. Prices start at $257 per person per stay based on double occupancy in a standard hotel room staying for three nights and skiing two days.

Ski the "King": Snow King Ski Hill

Snow King Ski Resort, Jackson Hole, Wyoming Lodging The town hill has a variety of ski and snowboard terrain, including one run, Upper Exhibition, rumored to be the steepest in-bounds run on the continent. Snow King is the only area resort open for night skiing (Tuesday through Saturday until 8 p.m.) and it's 2 for 1 on Tuesdays. If you're not a skier or snowboarder, check out the Snow Tubing on the Snow King hill. Read a review of Snow King. If you're lucky enough to be on spring break March 11-13, you can check out the Town Hill Ski Race that takes place annually at Snow King. Watch racers from kids to former Olympians duke it out on the steep slope.
Snow King offers a little bit of everything without being crowded." --Bill Briggs, founder of Snow King s Great American Ski School and the first person to ski the Grand Teton (in 1971).

Nightlife around the Town Square:

Ride "Big Red" to the top of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR)

VC ShotSki If you're an expert skier or snowboarder, you can consider riding the newish, 100-person tram, aka "Big Red," to the summit at 10,450 ft. of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. This will give you a 4000+ vertical ft. drop down some of the nation's gnarliest terrain. If you're a novice skier, stick with the right side of the mountain or mid-mountain runs. Take the gondola up to find challenging blue runs and/or a nice spot to have lunch overlooking the Jackson Hole Valley. If your spring break happens on April 1st you can take part in all the fun that is "Gaper Fool's Day." It's no joke, people dress up in costume to go skiing. Watch out for giant bunnys skiing double black diamonds, a plethora of 80's ski clothing and moves, colored wigs, and way too many old school one-piece suits. Too much fun.

Obligatory Apres:

  1. Start at the Village Cafe, or what locals call "the VC", for a slice of pizza and maybe a pass at the shot ski. Take it easy, though, because the high altitude increases alcohol's effects.
  2. Walk due south to the world-famous Mangy Moose Saloon for some truffle fries and maybe some live entertainment. Remember, dancing in ski boots is something everyone should do at least once a lifetime!
  3. Rinse and repeat.

Have a Taste of the "Best Powder on Earth" at Grand Targhee Resort

Fresh Powder at Grand Targhee Take the Snow King shuttle over the hill to Grand Targhee Resort, which is a more "Colorado-esque" resort situated on the western slope of the Tetons in Alta, Wyoming, accessible only through Teton Valley. It receives a ton of light powder snow (more than 500 inches annually) and its lack of lift lines creates an uncrowded skier and snowboarder paradise. Get going early and plan on spending the whole day over there.

Post-Powder Play:

  1. Ski up to the Trap Bar and Grille for après and music.
  2. Head down the hill to Wildlife Brewing in Victor, ID for awesome beer and pizza.
  3. Once you get back over the Teton Pass, stop in Wilson at the Stagecoach. Get some free popcorn and shoot some pool at this "locals" bar. If it's Thursday, that means Disco Night: Dress up and boogie down. If it's Sunday night, that means "Church" or when the Stagecoach Band plays cowboy music and people enthusiastically western swing dance.
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What to Pack

Jackson Hole is the land of extremes. One minute it could be 30 degrees and the next 30 below. Plan and pack accordingly. Here are some suggestions of what to bring along. Don't worry if you forget something, Jackson has plenty of shopping to be had from super-swanky boutiques to equipped outdoor stores to the always-fun thrift shop, Browse n' Buy. If you don't have ski stuff, there are plenty of rental options.

Pack Properly:

  • Warm hat, ski gloves and ski socks
  • Water-resistant ski or snowboard jacket
  • Insulating layer, such as a down sweater or Polartec jacket
  • Mid-weight, synthetic or wool base layer
  • Ski or snowboard boots
  • Skis or snowboard
  • Ski poles
  • Ski helmet
  • Goggles
  • Snow boots
  • Casual clothing for going out
  • Sunscreen