10th Annual Targhee Fest Tickets
Tickets will be available for purchase in March 2014
*All ticket pricing is subject to change, to guarantee your best deal buy early via Grand Targhee Resort’s online store. All tickets purchased after Friday July 4th will be available at Grand Targhee Resort will-call. Quantities are limited.
10th Annual Targhee Fest Tickets go on sale in March
Last Year's Summer Line-Up
9th Annual Targhee Fest Line-Up
Targhee Fest Band & Musician Details
“A lot of people think we’re a soul revival act,” says Cockrell. “That’s an honor to me, classic R&B is my favorite kind of music, but everybody has their own influences. Brittany is way more into rock and roll—she likes things pretty amped up most of the time.”
“Retro soul is not what we’re going for, though it’s understandable why people say it,” says Howard. “We take inspiration from that, but we all understand Black Sabbath, too. On the record, we left a lot of room for whatever we want to do in the future.”
Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers
Twenty five years after winning Best New Artist Grammy and launching one of contemporary music’s most diverse and collaborative careers, Bruce Hornsby is still, blissfully, making joyful noise finding clever, expansive ways to chronicle the dynamic musical snapshots along the journey.
The Noisemakers are bassist J.V. Collier, keyboardist/organist John “JT” Thomas, saxophonist flutist Bobby Read, guitarist/mandolin player Doug Derryberry & drummer Sonny Emory.
“With the exception of U2, no other band has stayed on top of its game as long as Los Lobos.” Rolling Stone Magazine
Los Angeles, CA –
Los Lobos ("The Wolves") are a multiple Grammy Award–winning American Chicano rock band from East Los Angeles, California. Their music is influenced by rock and roll, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues, brown-eyed soul, and traditional Spanish and Mexican music such as cumbia, boleros and norteños.
John Hiatt and the Combo
John Hiatt is an American rock guitarist, pianist, singer, and songwriter. He has played a variety of musical styles on his albums, including New Wave, blues and country. Hiatt has been nominated for several Grammy Awards and has been awarded a variety of other distinctions in the music industry. He remains one of the most respected and influential American singer-songwriters.
JJ Grey and Mofro
"Impassioned singing, riff-based Southern rock, cold-blooded swamp funk and sly Memphis soul."
--The New York Times
Over the course of six albums and a decade of touring, JJ Grey's grimy blend of front porch soul and down-home storytelling has taken him around the world and back again. Beating the streets on nearly every continent, he and his band Mofro have sewn a continuous thread of laying-it-on-the-line shows that move folks to dance and at times to tears.
The Wood Brothers music is adaptive blues, folk and other roots-music sounds they loved as kids into their own evocative sound and twining their voices in the sort of high-lonesome harmony blend for which sibling singers are often renowned.
Oliver Wood (guitar, vocals) and Chris Wood (bass, vocals, harmonica) refine their rich, spacious sound on songs like the rousing opener “Mary Anna,” the back-porch-funky “Shoofly Pie,” the waltz-time plaint “Pay Attention,” the elegiac title track, the gospel-inflected “Made It Up the Mountain” and more.
“Break up the silence
Make it clear
Make it last…” – “Down the Highway”
From his earliest recordings in the 1990s as a founding member of Uncle Tupelo, Jay Farrar has been a keen observer of the American landscape: its beauties and its tragedies, salvations and poisons.
It’s a perspective that’s been hard-won by steady touring and travel through this nation, and Farrar’s almost two-decades as the leader of Son Volt (as well as impressive turns as an acclaimed solo artist and collaborator) have only deepened and sharpened his gift for capturing the sights and sounds of his American journey – a gift which is in evidence once again on Son Volt’s sixth studio album: Honky Tonk.
“I can take a punch, I can take a swing,” sings Alejandro Escovedo on “Man of the World,” the opening salvo of Big Station, his new album on Fantasy Records. The two phrases well describe his 35 years as a musician and two decades as a solo artist, the sum of which attests to the redemptive power of rock’n’roll and the driving role that it has played in his life and art.
A stylistic synthesist who Rolling Stone notes “is in his own genre,” Escovedo casts his widest musical net to date on Big Station. The title can infer two meanings: A transit junction where journeys converge and then head off to new destinations, and a potent radio signal with an open playlist that brims with diversity and adventurous imagination.
With a descending circular flourish of acoustic guitar notes, the bluegrass influence on Follow Me Down is evident, but the almost weightlessness suggests something else, something perhaps more. By the time the husky alto voice comes in, inviting us to “Follow me down through the cotton fields/ Moon shadow shine by the well/ Lead us down a road, where no one goes, we can run away…,” the bewitchment is complete.
Co - founded by principal songwriter/lead vocalist Tim Bluhm and guitarist/vocalist Greg Loiacono, the Mother Hips has spawned its own community and even its own rock festival, Hipnic. Held at Big Sur, Hipnic is now in its fifth year and has featured like - minded California bands including Cass McCombs, Jackie Greene, Al Jardine, Neal Casal, Dawes and others.
Dave Alvin and The Guilty Ones
"There are two types of folk music: quiet folk music and loud folk music. I play both." - Dave Alvin
Dave Alvin, Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and self-described "barroom guitarist," is widely considered to be one of the pivotal founders of the current Americana music scene. A fourth generation Californian, Dave Alvin grew up in Downey, California as the local landscape quickly evolved from orange groves and dairy farms to tract homes and freeways.
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds is an eight piece powerhouse that puts a modern spin on classic soul. The band is led by Arleigh Kincheloe (Sister Sparrow), whose astoundingly powerful voice and sly demeanor make for a spellbinding presence onstage. She is backed by the mighty force of The Dirty Birds, a flock of seven men who masterfully lay down thundering grooves and soaring melodies. While each of the Birds are capable of lighting up the stage with jaw dropping displays of musicianship, it’s clear they’re focused on delivering the band’s infectious music as a single entity. Simply put, the band’s live show is explosive.
Between the potency of his incredibly deep songwriting, his soulful vocals and his subtle, expert guitar work, Anders Osborne is a true musical treasure. He is among the most original and visionary musicians writing and performing today. OffBeat magazine recently named Osborne the Crescent City's Best Roots Rock Artist and declared him the city's Best Guitarist for the second straight year. Guitar Player calls him, "the poet laureate of Louisiana's fertile roots music scene." When Osborne planted his roots in New Orleans almost 30 years ago, he could not have realized that he would become one of the city's favorite sons. With a love of music, a knack for the guitar, and a serious case of wanderlust, Anders began traveling on his own at 16. He wrote constantly, soaking up the life experience and honing his craft. In 1985, after landing in New York with only $5 in his pocket, Osborne hitchhiked to New Orleans to meet up with a friend. "Once I got to New Orleans, everything I heard in my head — the music, the way people treated each other — was happening. I knew I was home."
Part of the key to Holly Williams’ success as a singer-songwriter is that it’s never been her mission to try and live up to the legacy cast by her famous and prolific father and grandfather – Hank Jr. and Sr., respectively – nor has she spent a lot of time trying to live it down. The respect that Holly has garnered as an artist over the course of many years spent building an international fan base, and the release of two acclaimed albums, 2004’s The Ones We Never Knew and 2009’s Here With Me, has come on her own terms, based on her own sound.
Formed in 1990, Hooligans is Bozeman's longest running roots rock/americana/blues/jam band. Inspired by the improv driven music of the San Francisco scene as well as early folk, blues and great rock’n’roll.
Free Shuttle Service
Parking is located on the corner of Front St. and Depot St. in downtown Driggs, ID.
Please park in this designated location.
Shuttle departing approximately every 20 minutes during operating hours. Shuttle times to Grand Targhee Resort from Driggs, ID is approximately 30 minutes. Show up early as shuttle loading is first come first serve.
Thursday Grand Targhee Resort will be providing a FREE Music on Main Shuttles for our Lodging Guests.
- Lodging Guests will need to sign-up/RSVP at the front desk upon check-in
- 4:30pm – depart Grand Targhee Resort to Music On Main in Victor
- 6:00pm – depart Grand Targhee Resort to Music On Main in Victor
- 10:00pm – depart Music On Main in Victor to Grand Targhee Resort
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Targhee Fest Camping Available for purchase March 2014
Music Festival Lodging
32 slopeside suites featuring contemporary western design.
Affordable slopeside lodging offering comfortable rooms for travelers on a budget.
Charming mountain lodge offering 46 slopeside hotel rooms, each with 2 queen beds.
Well equipped condominiums and townhomes just 8.5 miles from Grand Targhee Resort.
Deluxe town-homes 11 miles from Grand Targhee Resort.
Referred to as Teton Creek Townhomes, these deluxe one-story, two bedroom homes on stand alone private lots, just 8.5 miles from the resort. More Info
Teton Valley Area Motels & Hotels
*All vehicles including cars accessing camp area will be required to have a parking pass. The Targhee Shuttle is available as an option if you would prefer not to purchase a parking pass
Teton Valley Area Camping
Teton Valley has significant USFS camping options, however the areas summer destination travel often causes camping to fill up quickly.
Targhee Fest Food & Beverage Services
Grand Targhee Resort prides ourselves in food and beverage services we provide for our festival and concert guests. We source local meats and vegetables providing much more than typical ‘burger & fry’ festival that you have to wait in line for. Pizzas, local organic produce, Snake River Farms beef, are just a few things that round out our menus; all with sustainable packaging and prep methods. We do all this at very reasonable prices and with quick lines because we believe that the festival is more than just the music; it’s the scenery, the mountain, the activities, the shopping, the vendors, the vibe and the food. It’s about having a great time in the Tetons!
Sit Down Service:
Branding Iron Grill (Credit Card/Cash)
Indoor and Outdoor Seating
Full Bar, Burgers, Sandwiches, Kids Items, Steaks, Pasta, Seafood, Coffee and Breakfast
Located in the Village at the base of Dreamcatcher lift
Breakfast Buffet $12 from 7:30am–11:00am
Lunch 11am–5pm Dinner 5pm–8pm
Trap Bar & Grill (Credit Card/Cash)
Indoor and Outdoor Seating
Nachos, Burgers, Salads, Wings, and 8 flat panel HD TV’s - Full Bar!
Located in the Village at the top of the stairs above Snorkels
Lunch 11am–8pm; Bar 11am–2am
Snorkels Espresso & Coffee House (Credit Card/Cash)
Espresso, Breakfast Burritos, Beer, Bloody Mary’s and Pizza
Located in the Village adjacent to Branding Iron
Breakfast & Espresso at 8am
Lunch 11am – 2pm CLOSED at 2PM
Grab & Go
General Store (Credit Card/Cash)
Liquor Store, Ice, Beer, Liquor, Snacks, Beverages and Coffee
Lodging Sundries, Basic Camping Supplies and Festival Attendees Accessories
Located in the Village at the bottom of the stairs
Open 8am-8:30pm daily
CLOSED after 8:30pm
Service in the Festival Grounds
Inside Targhee festivals venue, the vibe of the live music is everywhere. We continue our same promises to our festival and concert going guests. We ask that no alcohol or large coolers come into the festival grounds. Inside we have everything you need including: Beer Tents, Full Bars and many Food Vendor options.
All festival and concert guests that plan to partake in the consumption of alcoholic substances must present a valid state ID that’s not expired. There is an ID check station at the main gate just inside the festival venue. There you can get your 21 + bracelet that will grant you access to the beer and cocktail tent all weekend, as long as you leave it on. Don’t forget to buy your beer tokens!
Water Refill stations are available in the festival grounds however, cups are not provided. Bottled water and other items are for sale to be used for water refilling. Refill with a purchased soda bottle, brought container or cup.
2 Beer Tents (Beer Tokens Only)
Beers on tap come from locally brewed beer by our friends at Grand Teton Brewing, along with the many craft brands; we also have 16oz pours of Coors and Teton Brewing products.
Festival Cocktails – Full Bar (Cash Only)
A full arsenal of call spirits and cocktails
Fill your mug with a festival cocktail for $7
NEW Silicone Pint for $12 gets you the decorative cup and your first cocktail for free!
Another great deal for our guests refill at regular prices which is the 12 oz price
Open daily 11a–11pm
Frequently Asked Questions for Targhee Fest and Bluegrass
These are frequently asked questions we've gathered over the years. If you have a question that isn't posted, please email these to: firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the festival hours?
Friday shows typically start at 4:00pm and run until midnight. Saturday shows start at noon and run till midnight and Sunday shows start at noon and run until 8:00PM. There will also be Late Night Shows at the Trap Bar and Grill that will last late into the evening. Trap tickets are not included in price of Festival Tickets.
What time do the music gates open?
One hour prior to the start of music. See show Festival Schedule on Music Page for each show.
What are the will-call hours?
Prior to the festival dates will-call will be in the Activity Center located at the resort during their normal business hours. Additional will-call locations will be announced at a later date.
What do I need to pick-up my tickets from will-call?
You will need photo ID and the order form from your online purchase.
What time does the Ticket Booth open?
One hour prior to the start of music. See show Festival Schedule on Music Page for each show.
What can I expect?
A lot of fun, people watching and a ton of great music. There are 2,000-3,000 people each day at the festival, but there is a lot of room in the festival site. There are food, drink, and retail vendors in the festival site. The stage is set up at the bottom of the Papoose and Shoshone lifts. The weather varies from very warm to very cold, sometimes in the same day. Bring your shorts and your winter clothes. Usually the ground is dry, but sometimes we have a late spring and there is a little mud in places. Wear sunscreen, hats, and drink water. We are at 8,000ft and you want to take extra precautions at this altitude. A lot of people bring their whole family, there is fun for everyone. Grand Targhee Resort offers many additional recreational opportunities that will be open during the festival some of these activities include; horseback riding, climbing wall, disc golf, scenic chairlift rides, hiking, cross-country mountain biking and downhill mountain biking.
Tip!! - Buy a souvenir beer mug on the first day of the festival (we usually sell out). You get a commemorative mug that gets great discounts on beer during the festival.
Can I bring my dog?
NO PETS allowed at Grand Targhee Resort (unless it is a registered service animal). This includes the Plaza, festival site, cars, RVs, campgrounds, parking lots, lodging or anywhere else beyond the road checkpoint.
Nearest Kennel Information: Crenshaw Kennels 1 208-787-2420
Can I bring my bicycle into the festival area?
No bicycles are allowed in the festival area. However, the resort mountain bike trails will be open for biking and hiking.
Can I bring tarps, chairs, umbrellas, tents etc into the festival site?
Yes. Please use only low back chairs in front of the sound booth about half way up the festival site. If we can roll a basketball under it we will ask you to move back. This includes umbrellas too. Regular lawn chairs are allowed behind the sound booth. If you want to set up a tent/awning it needs to be in the back of the site by the trees. Tarps are allowed to reserve space and protect the grass. F&B asks that we limit chairs being pushed back towards food & beverage tents.
Can I leave the festival grounds once I enter?
Yes, as long as you leave your wristband on.
What are the Food and Beverage options during the festival?
There are many options for many budgets during the festival. Our normal restaurants operate (check their schedules online for festival operation times). There are also various booths that operate in the festival grounds offering snacks, pizza, Mexican food, BBQ, etc. Beer and mixed drinks are available in the festival site too (don’t forget your ID).
Can I bring my own food and drinks into the festival site?
NO GLASS of any kind, No outside alcohol of any kind – You will be asked to down it or dump it. No coolers larger than 12” x 12”. All bags are subject to search, no sharp utensils or knives, no fireworks, firearms or illegal substances will be allowed.
Do I need an ID to be served Alcohol?
Yes. You can get a wristband to show you are 21 or over at the indicated booths.
What’s the policy on fireworks?
I’m visiting the resort but not going to the festival. Can I get to Targhee without a ticket?
Yes, but you’ll pay the daily parking fee during the festival.
Is smoking allowed at the resort?
We are a smoke free resort however we do have one designated smoking area located on the Trap Bar and Grill deck.
Is there recycling? What do you recycle?
Yes. We recycle all glass, aluminum, plastics #1 and #2, tin, and cardboard. Visit with a Green Team member for additional information. Composting is available inside the festival venue. A Green Team member will help you sort your waste.
What pricing do you have for Children?
Children 12 and under are free to the festival and do not need a ticket prior to arrival (they do need a wristband from the Ticket booth when they arrive). If they are camping their ticket is $16.00 (which they can and should purchase in advance).
Where will I be camping?
Camping will open at 12:00 pm/noon on Thursday. Camping is all first come first serve. Sites are not developed so you will have to find a spot that looks suitable in the designated areas. You will have options of treed areas and open fields. (The areas are around where our winter cross country/Nordic area is located.)
THE CARIBOU-TARGHEE NATIONAL FOREST REQUIRES THAT ALL FOOD MUST BE STORED IN BEAR-RESISTANT CONTAINERS (certified through the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee Courtesy Inspection Program) OR STORED IN A CLOSED, HARD-SIDED VEHICLE WITHOUT OPENINGS.
Are there facilities at the campgrounds?
Sites are not developed. However, we will bring in a few portable showers, located by the sprung structure.
How does parking work during the festivals?
Parking passes are required for all vehicles. Parking passes will be available at the gate or through advance sales. Parking passes will not be held at will-call and parking passes will not be available for sale on-line beginning 30 days prior to the event. Resort hotel guests will receive one parking pass per unit rented.
I don’t want to pay for parking what are my other options?
You can use the public parking in Driggs. Please do not park illegally or in areas not designated as public parking otherwise you may have to pay for a parking ticket. A shuttle will run from Driggs and other locations.
What time does the lift run?
10:00am to 5:00pm Seven days a week
Targhee Music Fest Partners
We would like to thank the following partners for their contributions to the continued success of the summer music traditions at Grand Targhee Resort.
Additional partnership opportunities are available, please contact Ken rider at email@example.com.
Grand Teton Brewing
St. John’s 4 Peaks Clinic
Grand Targhee is a great place to bring children of any age, and we’re creating an even more family friendly atmosphere at both Targhee Fest and Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festivals with The Kids Fun Zone. Located adjacent to the venue entrance, The Kids Fun Zone will have. Activities and crafty will include, but are not limited to, beaded necklace and dance wand making, air guitar building, headband decoration and much more. Jacana Events will have their face painting booth close by, and Teton Hoops will be offering a Design your own Hula-hoops booth.
Kid's Fun Zone Hours
Fun Zone Open Friday, 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday and Sunday, 11:00am – 6:00pm
Targhee Fest and Targhee Bluegrass festivals.
Children must be accompanied by an adult within The Kids Fun Zone at all times.
$1 Donation Requested per child. Some items for sale for minimal charge.
Thank you to St.Johns/4 Peaks Clinic for bringing the FUN!