Second Annual Targhee Fest Heats Up Summer Scene at Grand Targhee

Publish date:

June 5, 2006

ALTA, WY — (News Release) — Grand Targhee Resort kicks off another summer season with the must-see Targhee Fest. In its second season, the festival will provide a long weekend of toe-tapping fun and entertainment set amongst the spectacular backdrop of the Tetons.

Headlined by Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Lyle Lovett, the second annual Targhee Fest is sure to be one of the best music festivals this summer. From July 21 to 23, visitors will enjoy three full days of acoustic-based Americana, folk, blues and roots music in addition to great food, vendors, games and on-site activities. Tent camping in the national forest of Grand Targhee will also be available during the festival weekend.

In addition to Lyle Lovett, other performers at Targhee Fest will include Patty Griffin, Chris Smither, Hot Tuna Acoustic, Charlie Musselwhite, James McMurtry and the Heartless Bastards, The Waybacks, Sam Bush Band, Greg Brown and Martin Sexton.

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


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.

Inside Line: Grand Targhee, WY

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.