Jackson Hole entertains locals and visitors in First Annual Jackson Hole Music Festival
The first annual Jackson Hole Music Festival took place last weekend. A two-day spread of well known bands like Wilco, Ben Harper, the Black Crows, Brian Wilson, Medeski Martin & Wood, Kaki King, Henry Butler, and many more took the stage at an outdoor concert at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. With two popular annual music festivals, the Targhee Fest and the Targhee Bluegrass Festival, in place over the hill at Grand Targhee Resort, this weekend's festival has been something Jackson locals have been awaiting for a long time.
The shows began at 11am and didn't end until 9am on both Saturday and Sunday, providing for long hot days of dancing in the sun. Sunday was by far more crowded than Saturday, but the turnout overall was impressive. Attendees flocked in with blankets, chairs, sun umbrellas, and small coolers. Local vendors sold food, drinks, clothing, and other crafts, and a huge water tank provided hydration for all. By the end of the day, the dust clouds had formed a layer that seemed to cake on to just about everything and by the drive home, a feeling of blissful exhaustion overwhelmed me.
This was a great start to what hopes to be an annual affair. I can't wait to see the lineup for next year's Jackson Hole Music Festival.