The holidays in Sun Valley are unique. From the snow-covered peaks (and ski runs!) that surround the Wood River Valley, to the old-fashioned charm of the Sun Valley Village and the decidedly European feel of the Resort, Christmas in Sun Valley is straight out of a beloved picture book. I have spent more than 30 Christmases in Sun Valley and while I certainly appreciate all that the Resort does to keep current (our amazing snowmaking and grooming, the gorgeous Lodge remodel, The Spa, and new
Close your eyes and listen carefully. Can you hear it? The sounds of summer are coming with a full schedule of concerts promising some memorable nights in Sun Valley. There is nothing like enjoying a fantastic band or artist in the open air of the Sun Valley Pavilion or under the stars at River Run Lodge, as the sun sets and the party starts.
British Rock Royalty kick off the summer season in earnest with four concerts in one!
This summer, Sun Valley is pleased to announce a lineup of live music sure to get the audience on its feet. Things kick into high gear on Thursday, July 6, when British Rock Royalty, the ultimate classic rock tribute, takes to the Pavilion stage. This two-hour extravaganza features songs by the biggest bands in British Rock: Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, and Led Zeppelin. Classic favorites that changed music and defined a generation are all performed live and with faithful accuracy. Get ready to enjoy four amazing concerts in one featuring the biggest rock anthems ever written. This show also features state-of-the-art video, lighting, and lasers – a true rock show experience. Doors open at 7p.m. and the show begins at 8. You can buy tickets here. This show is presented in conjunction with the Sun Valley Opera.
The holiday weekend fun continues on Saturday, July 8, when Galactic, with special guests Andy Frasco & The U.N., rock the Pavilion. Galactic, a seminal New Orleans band, has been pushing artistic boundaries for more than 20 years. Known for their amazing arrangements and creativity, this five-man group is sure to be an immediate audience favorite. Andy Frasco, a self-proclaimed “songwriter, band maestro, entrepreneur, party starter, and everyday hustler” will open for Galactic, brining his band of gypsies to the stage at 6:30 p.m. The high-energy lead singer’s energy is infectious and this band puts on an amazing, shouldn’t-be-missed show. Make sure you buy tickets now.
Galactic will rock the Pavilion on July 8 with special opening act Andy Frasco & The U.N.
The high-octane fun continues into August when on Saturday, August 19, everyone’s favorites, Huey Lewis and the News, come to Sun Valley. This iconic band performed songs that are the soundtracks of many people’s lives including The Power of Love, Hip to Be Square, The Heart of Rock & Roll, Do You Believe in Love, I Want a New Drug, Doing it All for My Baby, and so many more. In fact, they have had 16 songs in the Top Ten on the pop charts since 1982. We challenge you not to sing along! Tickets for this special show go on sale starting May 19. Please click HERE to secure yours.
Favorites Huey Lewis and the News will bring their many hits to Sun Valley in August
The focus on rock continues on August 31 when the one-and-only Eddie Money takes center stage on the Sun Valley Pavilion. A natural and engaging performer, Eddie Money has performed some of a generation’s favorite songs – soon to be favorites of a new generation. Hits like Baby Hold On, Two Tickets to Paradise, Think I’m in Love, Shakin , and Take Me Home Tonight are just some of his well know and well loved songs. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are available HERE.
The fun lasts right into September when on the 3rd, valley favorites Lukas Nelson & the Promise of the Real and Jamestown Revival keep the summer vibe going strong. Lukas Nelson & the Promise of the Real is a four-man self proclaimed “cowboy hippy surf rock” band that practically demands that you get up and dance. Jamestown Revival is an American duo from Texas who write songs about everyday life featuring beautiful harmonies with nods to their southern heritage. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the show starting at 6:30 p.m.
The Sun Valley Center for the Arts bring Lord Huron to town this July
In addition to concerts sponsored by Sun Valley Resort, the Sun Valley Center for the Arts will bring back its highly popular Summer Concert Series for 2017. Lord Huron takes to the Pavilion stage on Monday, July 17, at 7 p.m. and is sure to put on an amazing show. Founding member Ben Schneider said he “conjured Lord Huron from the depths of Lake Huron during a trip to his family home in northern Michigan in 2010. Ancient memories, smoke over the moon and nights full of perilous laughter all bolstered the brew from which Lord Huron emerged. Ben brought Lord Huron back with him to Los Angeles, where strange young things are known to flourish, unhindered.” Tickets are on sale now.
Pink Martini has rocked Sun Valley before and is returning to town by popular demand
Then, the incomparable Pink Martini will electrify the audience beneath the stars at River Run Lodge on Tuesday, August 1, at 7 p.m. Now in their 21st year, Pink Martini and bandleader Thomas Lauderdale are Portland, Oregon’s “musical ambassadors to the world,” performing a multilingual repertoire on concert stages from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl to Royal Albert Hall, and with more than 50 symphony orchestras throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the Americas, according to The Center. Many ticket options are available for the Summer Concert Series. Please click HERE for more information.
The glorious outdoor Sun Valley Pavilion is the epicenter of much of the music action this summer
And that is only part of the summer music scene! The glorious Sun Valley Summer Symphony returns to the Pavilion this year from July 24 – August 17, bringing the top musicians in the country to Sun Valley for free concerts.
The hills truly are alive with the sounds of music this summer in Sun Valley. Don’t miss a note!
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