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Press Release - 24th Annual Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival

24th Annual Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival

As one of the outstanding mountain Bluegrass Festivals, the 24th Annual Targhee Bluegrass Festival offers mountain activities, camping and top finger-picking talent all within arm’s reach of the spectacular mountain-side stage in the Tetons.  A compilation of efforts has produced our best line-ups in years.  Not only are we offering 16 top shelf, spirited artists ready to showcase the best of the high lonesome sound in Wyoming, the week prior to the festival offers first hand instruction & participation with A-List musicians during the 6th Annual Targhee Bluegrass Camp
Enjoy the grand daddy of mountain bluegrass festivals, beginning Fri, August 12th - Sun, August 14th, 2011, including performances by:  The Yonder Mountain String Band, Donna the Buffalo, Grant Farm, Infamous Stringdusters, Rodney Crowell, Sarah Jarosz, Joy Kills Sorrow, Greencards, Jim Lauderdale, Tim O’Brien Band, Peter Rowan Band, The Wilders, and Railroad Earth.  Après show performances by Lil’ Smokes, Milk Drive and Jonathan Warren & the Billygoats.  Live streaming of the festival will be provided all Three days by http://fatmusicradio.com.  Enjoy our playlist at GrooveShark.
Off the heels of record breaking turnouts for The 25th Anniversary Widespread Panic Tour shows and the 7th Annual Targhee Fest, we have pulled out all the stops to see if the levee’s going to break…”this year’s outstanding line up for Bluegrass Festival is a tour de force of Bluegrass singers, songwriters & musicians…the headlining band each night are the biggest names in Bluegrass music today”, said Andy Williams, Special Events Manager at Grand Targhee Resort.

Festival Tickets

Targhee Music Festival Tickets are available online at http://shop.grandtarghee.com and will be available through August 9th, at which time you can purchase in person at Grand Targhee Resort or one of our regional ticket outlets. Tickets outlets include:  Habitat (Drigss, ID), Tobacco Row (Jackson Hole, WY), Cactus Records (Bozeman, MT), The Record Exchange (Boise,ID), Slow Train (SLC,UT) and Idaho Mountain Trading (Idaho Falls, ID).  Those interested in Targhee Bluegrass Festival info are encouraged to sign up for email updates at GrandTarghee.com or on our social pages:  Grand Targhee Music Festivals or GrandTarghee Facebook or Twitter pages.
Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival Tickets are available online http://shop.grandtarghee.com

Ticket Pricing:

Friday $40, Saturday $55, Sunday $45, All 3 Days $139, RV FEE $50, Kid Camping $15, Adult Camping $25

24th Annual Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival Schedule

FRIDAY August 12th - 3:00pm
  4:00pm - The Grant Farm http://www.tylergrant.com
  5:30pm - Rodney Crowell http://www.rodneycrowell.com/
  7:00pm - Donna the Buffalo http://www.donnathebuffalo.com/
  9:30pm - Infamous Stringdusters http://thestringdusters.com/
  Lil’ Smokes (After Hours Trap Bar), $5 http://www.myspace.com/thelilsmokies
SATURDAY August 13th - 11:00am
12:00pm - Joy Kills Sorrow http://www.joykillssorrow.com
  1:30pm - Jim Lauderdale http://jimlauderdale.com/
  5:00pm - Sarah Jarosz http://sarahjarosz.com
  7:00pm - Tim O’Brien Band http://timobrien.net/
  9:00pm - Yonder Mountain String Band http://www.yondermountain.com/
  Milk Drive (After Hours Trap Bar), $5 http://www.myspace.com/milkdrive
SUNDAY August 14th - 11:00am
12:00pm Greencards  http://www.thegreencards.com
  1:30pm Peter Rowan Band http://www.peter-rowan.com/bluegrass.html
  3:30pm The Wilders  http://wvfest.com/performers/showperformer.html?artid=43
  5:30pm Railroad Earth http://www.railroadearth.com/splash/
   Johnathan Warren & the Billygoats (After Hours Trap Bar), $5 (http://jonathanwarrenmusic.com)

Bluegrass Festival Lodging

Slope side lodging has nearly sold out, check with Grand Targhee reservations for last minute openings.  There are a variety of condominiums and townhomes ideally located just 12 miles from the resort available for bookings.  Book an Alta or Driggs Vacation Rental by calling Grand Targhee Reservations at  1 800.TARGHEE • 1 307.353.2300 ext 1.

Bluegrass Poster & Contests

The return of the Targhee Bluegrass Poster Contest produced what we feel is an outstandingly, unique take on western bluegrass themes and thus the winner of the poster contest Artist/Designer: Aimee Babneau Reeves (http://www.ababneauart.com).   Aimee is a Teton Valley artist, “We've been soaking up the music scene... Battle of the Bands, Widespread Panic, Targhee Fest and now Bluegrass”.  Targhee will raffle a full sized Bluegrass Festival print signed by the bands and Aimee during the festival along with a top of the line Gibson guitar. 
Mountain Khakis provided a lucky fan with the ultimate Bluegrass experience during the Mountain Khakis Bluegrass Festival Vacation Sweepstakes and radio stations will be giving away free tickets to callers and their social media sites in the coming weeks. 

Targhee Bluegrass Camp

The 6th Annual Grand Targhee Bluegrass Camp will be held August 9th – 12th, preceding the 24th Annual Targhee Bluegrass Festival.  Located at the Grand Targhee Resort in Alta, WY, the setting is ideal for getting away from the daily grind and spending quality time in the mountains picking and singing with an all-star lineup.  The camp is one of the best kept secrets in acoustic music - our classes are small, the staff is amazing, we have a killer setting and great food.
Using bluegrass music as the common language instructors will provide full days and fireside jam-sessions for a variety of string instruments from Peter Rowan (Singing/Songwriting), Rodney Crowell (Songwriting), The Infamous Stringdusters (Band in Residence), Tyler Grant (Guitar), Eric Thorin (Bass).  The four-day camp includes a-list instruction, meals, accommodations, plenty of time for jam sessions and evening performances, all in a world-class setting tucked among the Tetons.  Registration is open and is available online atwww.targheebluegrasscamp.comBook Online Now before it sells out; registration form is at the bottom of the page.

Music Festival Green Team’s

Grand Targhee Resort will continue their commitment to operating a sustainable festival experience by partnering with local based RAD Recyclers and our staff to offer plentiful recycling receptacles throughout the Resort over the weekend, encouraging guests to use refillable bottles and containers, requiring all vendors to use compostable or recyclable cups, plates, utensils and napkins, providing a free shuttle service from Teton Valley, Idaho during the festival, and offering educational information at a Sustainability Booth during the festival.

Music Festival Sponsors

Grand Targhee Resort, continues to partner with the finest services and products in and around the Jackson Hole region for our summer music festivals and we like to thank:  World Cast Angers, Habitat, Silverstar Communications, Coors Light, Grand Teton Brewing Co, Blue Moon, The RAD Recyclers, Snake River Farms and Bombshell Music Media.

About Grand Targhee Resort

Grand Targhee Resort, a year round mountain resort situated on the western slope of the Teton Mountains in Alta, Wyoming, accessible only through Teton Valley, Idaho.   Tucked among spectacular Teton views and US National Forest land, Grand Targhee is an intimate summer getaway for adventure-seekers, with miles of lift-accessed hiking, running and mountain biking trails, renowned music festivals and a variety of activities including:  Scenic Chairlift Rides, Mountain Biking, a Climbing Wall, Swimming Pool & Hot Tub, Massage Services, Disc Golf, Naturalist Programs and Horseback Riding.  Regional Activities include Teton Valley balloon & glider flights, Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park all set in a pristine high alpine environment. During the winter, our abundance of ultra-light powder snow (more than 500 inches annually with 800 inches in ‘11) and virtual lack of lift lines creates a spacious skier & snowboarder paradise, continually recognized for great snow, genuine western hospitality, scenic beauty and excellent value.  A leader in environmental resort practices, Grand Targhee Resort was honored with the prestigious 2009 & 2011 NSAA Golden Eagle Award for Environmental Excellence.  For more information, please visit:  www.grandtarghee.com.


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