19th Annual Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival Turns Up the Heat in the Tetons

Publish date:

June 20, 2006

ALTA, WY - (News Release) - In its 19th season, the Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival continues to attract the contry's greatest bluegrass talent to an outdoor stage set amongst the scenic backdrop of the Tetons, making it an essential item for this summer's "to-do" list.

Hailed as the grandfather of bluegrass festivals in the Northern Rockies, the Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival set for August 11-13 also provides great food, arts and crafts, games, and on-site activities. Tent camping in Grand Targhee's national forest will be available during the Bluegrass Music Festival Weekend. Music jams and contests round out this three-day extravaganza of fun and entertainment.

Guests will enjoy three full days of acoustic-based Americana, folk, blues, and roots music in addition to great food, vendors, games, and on-site activitiess, including the Gibson guitar and Weber mandolin contests. Tent camping in the national forest of Grand Targhee will also be available during the festival weekend.

Performances already scheduled for the Bluegrass Festival include Pagosa Hot Strings, Uncle Earl, Darrel Scott, Blue Highway, Brother Mule, Matt Flinner Trio, Shawn Camp, Kanes River, Tim O'Brien Band, and Peter Rowan and Friends.

Day passes, all-weekend passes, and camping passes are available. For more information call (800) 827-4433 or visit www.grandtarghee.com.


Wyoming's Grand Targhee has received 10 inches in the past 24 hours, and 27 inches in the past week. And, thanks to the recent big snows, they re-opened the Blackfoot lift on Wednesday and will run it straight through Easter Sunday 4/4 before closing down for the season.

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Located on the western side of the Tetons, Grand Targhee seems sleepy compared with Jackson Hole, its over-the-mountains neighbor. But Targhee’s rowdy terrain has been made famous by Teton Gravity Research’s 1996 film, Continuum, Jamie Pierre’s death-defying 255-foot cliff jump, and the resort’s own prodigal son, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa. During the next few years it will expand, adding a new lift and 600 more acres of inbounds terrain.

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