The history of ski racing in Sun Valley is as rich and as impressive as anyplace in the country. And the future is looking pretty bright, too. It is as if the slopes of Baldy and Dollar were blessed by the ski gods, Ullr and Skadi, to groom the fastest and strongest skiers and snowboarders to ever ride on snow. Sun Valley has been home to the best in the alpine sports scene since shortly after inventing the world’s first chairlift back in the 1930s. It’s a tradition that’s staying strong and is proudly on display as Sun Valley hosts events like last weekend...
There are few things in life more enjoyable than hearing great live music in a beautiful place under the sweet summer stars.
Here in Sun Valley we’re blessed to have several great venues for live music, but by far the two best places for outdoors shows are River Run Lodge and the stunning Sun Valley Pavilion. Both venues will be hosting great acts as August heads into its second half.
at the River Run Lodge, Sunday August 16
It’s only fitting that a band as unique as Wilco would have a solid following in Sun Valley. Those of us who love life in America’s first real ski resort certainly like to move to the sound of our own drummers, to steal a line from Thoreau. And ever reinventing themselves, Wilco not only moves to the sounds of their own drummer, but their own bass and rhythm sections as well.
Lead singer Jeff Tweedy’s earthy voice has a subtle and hypnotic appeal and the band’s solid harmonies and hints of country and pop have created a wide and varied fan base. Originally from Chicago, Wilco has won two Grammy’s as well as a loyal following for their energized live shows.
The show at River Run will conclude the Sun Valley Center for the Arts Summer Concert Series and will do so in style. Wilco will be joined by special guest Vetiver.
at Sun Valley Pavilion Saturday August 22
Words like “iconic,” “classic” and “timeless” often get misused, but that’s not that case when Kenny Loggins is the subject of the sentence. Kenny Loggins has been topping the charts and light up the radio waves for more than four decades now.
Originally from the Northwest, (Everett, Washington, to be exact), Loggins grew up in Southern California and his career began as a song writer shortly after he got out of college. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band turned Loggins song, “The House at Pooh Corner” into a hit. Soon thereafter, he became friends with a musician named Jim Messina.
Loggins and Messina would go on to become one of the iconic acts of the `70s. The hits kept on rolling through the `80s as Loggins’ solo work led to hits songs for classic films like “Caddyshack” and “Top Gun.” Songs like “I’m Alright,” “Danger Zone” and “Footloose” have proven to be timeless. The two-time Grammy winner has also had success later in his career as part of the country band Blue Sky Riders.
There’s no doubt that listening to Loggins play his parade of hits under the Sun Valley summer sky will be the type of memory that will last a lifetime.
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