02
Sep
2016
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Events

A Star-Studded End to Summer

It’s here! The unofficial last weekend of summer is upon us but the season is not going out quietly. In fact, the next few days in Sun Valley are downright star-studded and it’s not too late to enjoy the party.

The spotlight shines on Sun Valley on Ice for the last time this summer tomorrow, Saturday, September 3.  The iconic show has brought the brightest skating talent to Sun Valley all summer and this weekend is no exception. In fact, the final show of the year glows gold when Olympic champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White headline.  In addition to taking the top spot on the podium at the 2014 Sochi Olympic games, this dynamic duo are also two-time World Gold Medalists and six-time United States Gold Medalists. They truly are grace in motion and electrify with their powerful and evocative performances.


Gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White return to Sun Valley on Ice and are sure to entertain and delight

A supporting cast of amazing talent will also make this a show to remember. Ice dancers Kim Navarro and Brent Bommentre dazzle, as do the always cutting edge Anita Hartshorn and Frank Sweiding. Other powerhouse and entertaining performances can be expected from Ryan Bradley, Jozef Sabovcik, Craig Heath, Ashley Clark, Erin Reed, Darlin Baker, Jon Hunt, and Jason Graetz. Also gracing the ice in the ensemble are Cari Maus, Daryn Finkelstein, Ty Cockrum, Matthew Graham, and Lauren Farr. This year Sun Valley also welcomes U.S. Pairs Gold and Bronze Medalists Caydee Denney and John Coughlin.


Sun Valley on Ice is a night like no other. Be sure to enjoy the final show of the summer Saturday night

There are two different ways to enjoy the talents of Davis and White and the Sun Valley on Ice cast. The first, is very special, indeed. Make sure the summer ends on exactly the right note by treating you and yours to dinner on the Lodge Terrace followed by the ice show. There is no more comfortable and satisfying way to spend the evening.  A sumptuous buffet filled with both savory and sweet items awaits and the fare is delicious and plentiful. Then, once you have sipped your coffee and tucked into dessert, turn your attention to the ice and prepared to be wowed.


Labor Days ends on a high note when Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real rock the Pavilion

Bleacher seats are also still available for this production and provide an unbeatable view of the action. You will be so close to the ice you will feel the chill and hear the crunch of the blades! Be sure to arrive early, bring a blanket to sit on, or better yet, rent a comfort seat back when you buy your ticket. Since nights are chilly this time of year, be sure to bring a few warm layers to keep you comfortable. For tickets, stop by the Recreation Office in the Sun Valley Village, call 208-622-2135 or click HERE for an online purchasing option.

The stars will also be out on the stage of the Sun Valley Pavilion on Labor Day itself, September 5. This is when Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real see summer out in a rocking, dare you to stay in your seat kind of way.  A valley favorite, Lukas Nelson  (vocals/guitar) and his band, Anthony Logerfo (drums), Corey McCormick (bass), and Tato Melgar (percussion) are known for their self-described ‘cowboy, hippie, surf, and rock’ sound. Lukas, the son of Willie Nelson, tagged along on tour with his famous father, but has become a highly regarded singer, songwriter, and performer in his own right. The doors to the Pavilion open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 6:30 p.m. For tickets, please visit the Sun Valley Recreation Office, call 208-622-2135 or click HERE.  


The gorgeous Sun Valley Pavilion is the perfect place to wind down an amazing summer, all while listening to the great sound of Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real

The Social Animals open for Lukas Nelson. This four member self-described “full time, van-living, beer-drinking young band” is known for their “elegantly sarcastic and thoughtful lyrics” and indie rock sound that includes a banjo. There is no lawn seating for this concert, so if you want to go, which you do, make sure to get your tickets now!


Before the sun sets on summer, get out this long Labor Day weekend and enjoy everything Sun Valley offers

There is so much going on this weekend, from the Big Hitch Parade, to Wagon Days, the Silver Car Auction, and on and on. Get the most from this last gasp of summer and be sure to see some stars under the stars, too.


Have a wonderful holiday weekend!


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