Why Jackson Hole Live Is One of the Best Outdoor Concerts

Group of friends sitting on the grass at Jackson Hole LiveLocated at the Snow King Ball Park in Jackson, Wyoming, Jackson Hole Live is a free outdoor concert series that draws large crowds and world-class musicians to the Wild West. Now in its fifth season, the event runs from June through August and features a wide variety of live performances, food vendors, and beverage tents for guests to enjoy. Whether you bring the whole family, a group of friends, or your special someone, a trip to Jackson Hole Live is a wonderful way to spend a summer evening – and it’s just a 10-minute drive from the Bentwood Inn! Here are some things you’ll see at this year’s event.

Spend a Day at Jackson Hole Live 2016

Awesome Bands

  • Sunday, June 19: The first day of the festival will kick off with a Father’s Day Solstice Party, the 11th annual JH Crawfish Boil, and a performance by the seven-piece rock band The Revivalists. This unique group takes elements of rock, soul, country, funk, and folk and creatures catchy beats that are sure to please any music lover. They will also be accompanied by special guest Sneaky Pete & the Secret Weapons.
  • Wednesday, June 29: Visitors can enjoy the unique sounds of New Orleans-based band Galactic, where hip hop, electronica, fusion, and jazz collide. This band uses electronic effects on guitar, bass, saxophone, and drums and will be playing with a local Jackson Hole band called the Canyon Kids.
  • Wednesday, July 13: Those who enjoy classic, old-fashioned rock ’n roll will love this performance by The Record Company, which incorporates slide guitar, distorted bass, and a garage-sale Ludwig drum kit. Be sure to stay for special guests Major Zephyr and Wendy Colonna.
  • Friday, August 1: The American folk duo Shovels & Rope will close out the concert series with special guest Jalan Crossland. Both acts blend together everything from traditional folk to country and punk rock, so you can enjoy a wonderful show no matter what your musical preference is. All performances at Jackson Hole Live begin at 5:30 PM and last until 10 PM.

Food & Beverage Vendors

Jackson Hole Live will also offer a diverse selection of cuisine, including delicious eats from Hayden’s Post, Café Genevieve, Cutty’s, Pinky G’s Pizzeria, Kim’s Corner, The Indian, and Everest Momo Shack. Wash it all down with a glass of wine from JH Winery, a refreshing drink via TLS sloshies, or a cold brew from Snake River Brewing, the event’s lead sponsor.

Make the Bentwood Inn Your Homestead!

Before you start planning your trip to the festival, be sure to book your stay at our beautiful Jackson Hole bed and breakfast! Surrounded by the scenic beauty of Grand Teton National Park and the National Elk Refuge, you can enjoy a quiet and comfortable night’s sleep that is much-needed after an awesome concert. The next morning, you’ll wake up to a delicious gourmet breakfast that will have you fueled up and ready for another fun day ahead. We can’t wait to hear about your night at Jackson Hole Live!

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