Stars On Ice And On Stage
Sun Valley Resort's entertainment options are truly unique and include the country's largest free outdoor symphony series, famous Ice Shows, electrifying outdoor concerts at the Sun Valley Pavilion, apres ski Winter Comedy Series - all topped off with late night live Jazz in the famous Sun Valley Lodge Duchin Lounge.
Visit our Calendar of Events for the latest entertainment information.
Sun Valley Pavilion
The Pavilion is one of the most beautiful places in the Wood River Valley to see a concert and the music genres range from full symphony orchestra, to rock n' roll, to country, to pop, to opera. There will be something for everyone to enjoy.
Purchase tickets online or call 208.622.2135 or toll free 888.622.2108. Concert tickets may also be purchased in person at the Sun Valley Recreation Center Box Office.
2013 Summer Concerts
MASSV is a music festival like no other. The setting at the base of the Idaho Rocky Mountains, home of the cleanest air in the lower 48, is simply breathtaking. The wildlife and scenery are national park worthy.
Ketchum is a fun party town and the folks love to dress up and get down. MASSV is as much about the people in the audience as the people on stage. We are the entertainment. We are the festival. Creativity, costumes, and art are encouraged.
The music is party music. We play all types, but focus on music that makes people happy and want to dance. We will have two stages: a main stage and an alternate dome stage. Get ready to move and groove.
The stage will be packed with musicians for a fantastic evening. The American Festival Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by Craig Jessop will lend a hand in making the Music of ABBA ring through the mountains of Sun Valley in this musical adventure for the whole family! feel as though they have gone back in time and were watching the original ABBA in concert.
Or Call 888.622.2108
Additionally, Intermezzo preferred seating tickets - $75 and Diva Tickets - $150 (include a party on July 6th and valet parking) are available through the Sun Valley Opera at www.sunvalleyopera.com or 208.726.0991
The Sun Valley Center for the Arts presents Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings.
Steeped in the gilded and gritty sounds of gospel, soul, and funk, this nine-piece act continues to electrify fans, disc jockeys, critics, record collectors, and bloggers the world over with their heart-felt sound. Harkening back to 50s and 60s R&B, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings record on analog and if you watch the 100 Days, 100 Nightsvideo – you’ll be sure you’re watching a vintage film. You’re not. She’ll be live and on stage at River Run for the first picnic show of the summer.
July 28 - August 20
The mission of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony is to provide exceptional, free-admission classical music performances that inspire and enrich lives through dynamic and engaging artistic programming and educational and cultural opportunities.
The Sun Valley Center for the Arts presents Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band.
Josh Ritter is a singer-songwriter and guitarist with six albums (and a novel) under his belt and fans who love to sing along with his heartfelt folk-rock anthems. His Americana style first took hold in a big way in Ireland and the UK. A talented singer-songwriter, in 2006 Ritter was named one of the 100 Greatest Living Songwriters byPaste Magazine.
An Evening with Huey Lewis and the News as part of the Killebrew-Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament.
August 23 - 26
We are a once-a-year community of discerning readers and writers who come together to consider ideas set forth in fiction, nonfiction, journalism, poetry, and filmmaking. While covering a great breadth of subjects, the conference is always anchored by important literary figures and frequently includes policy makers who have authored respected books.
- Opening Night August 3, 2008 - Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Violinist Gil Shaham and commissioned world premiere; puts "Hymn to the Sun"
- Located on the lower esplanade of Sun Valley Resort
- Designed and engineered by FTL Desgin Engineering Studio of New York
- Main Feature: 70-foot high proscenium arch and curved copper-shingled roof
- Underground foundation consists of 150 truckloads of concrete
- White tensile fabric stretches half of an acre from the arch top to the rear of the seating area.
- State of the art advanced LARES-Lexicon sound system
- Inspired by the world's greatest concert stages, Pavilion stage is 3,000 square feet
- As many as 4,500 people can attend a concert with seating inside and on the surrounding lawn areas.
- The Sun Valley Pavilion front entry includes a water feature with a cascading waterfall and pond
- The Symphony Wall of Appreciation is displayed as an expression of thanks and appreciation to donors
- Elevator access is available for all three levels of the Pavilion
- Mezzanine terraces feature a bar and cocktail area
- Extensive planters are used to create an environmental integration with the pavilion architecture
- Nearly 1500 specially designed vinyl padded seats fit into the circular radius style of the Pavilion
- Tensile fabric attached to the pillars behind the seating to creates an evening glow.
- The 4,000 square foot back terrace serves as a social gathering spot before and after performances
- Artist dressing rooms are located on the back terrace level
- The roof, supported by a unique cable system fabricated in Germany, is flexible and can deflect up to 14 inches under snow load conditions.
- Stage accessibility has the capacity to accommodate two semi trucks for loading equipment
- The stage is built with massaranduba Brazilian "iron" wood and mahogany paneling on back of the stage and on the acoustic canopy Sun Valley Owner Earl Holding with his family and Sun Valley Symphony supporters funded the Sun Valley Pavilion
The Sun Valley Pavilion on the south western end of the soccer field at the Sun Valley Resort is inspired by its natural setting and destined to become a wonderful gathering place for performance events.
The sky and mountain are captured by the free flowing sensual roof, comprising of a seasonal luminous tensile membrane covering nearly 1500 seats and a permanent steel cable net with a copper roof structure providing cover over stage and support facilities. The surrounding landscape is sculpted into an undulating park gently elevated like a natural amphitheatre, so you are be able see Trail Creek Canyon, Dollar Mountain and Baldy while you relax and enjoy a variety of high-quality entertainment.
The facility is a technological and structural accomplishment. It demonstrates how permanent and seasonal structures can be integrated to offer the best of both worlds: use of wood for acoustic blending and a tensile membrane for luminous reflective space. The ambiance - an interior space and an outdoor room drenched in diffused sunlight. The Sun Valley Summer Symphony hosts its season at the facility along with many other events, each with an intimate relationship to the stage with unobstructed sightlines and excellent sound quality.
The Duchin LoungeThe Best Live Jazz in Town! Bring your dancing shoes.
Located in the Sun Valley Lodge. Closed for Lodge Maintenance
Call 208.622.2145 for information.
Entertainment schedule subject to change.
The Ram Restaurant
Larry Harshbarger on piano at 6 pm.
Open from 6 - 9:30 pm for dinner every nightly during restaurant hours.
Call 208.622.2800 for reservations
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For more information check out our online calendar of events
Local Festivals & Events
MASSV Music & Arts Showcase at River Run
Sun Valley Opera House
Situated in the heart of Sun Valley Village, the Opera House was built in 1937 and serves as Sun Valley's charming 320-seat theatre. Ticket prices: $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for seniors (60 and over) and children (12 and under).
Please call 208.622.2244 for showtimes.
If you are interested in renting the Sun Valley Opera House for an event, film or concert, please contact Sun Valley Catering 208.622.2020