By Jennie White Grand Targhee Resort Marketing Manager
ALTA, Wyo. – Grand Targhee Resort on March 23 announced band lineups for the 11th annual Targhee Fest and the 28th annual Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival. Targhee Fest will take place July 17-19, and the bluegrass festival will be held Aug. 7-9.
Bands signed on for Targhee Fest include Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Taj Mahal Trio, James McMurtry, Patty Griffin, Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers, Mavis Staples, Gov’t Mule, and Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers. Look for more bands to be announced at a later date.
The Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival will feature acts including Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass, Lake Street Dive, Elephant Revival, The Infamous Stringdusters, Mr. Sun, Jerry Douglas Presents: The Earls of Leicester, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Donna The Buffalo, Hot Rize, Willie Sugarcapps, Two Bit Franks, and Greensky Bluegrass.
The 10th annual Targhee Music Camp will take place Aug. 3-6, offering classes for players of all abilities, namely guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass, fiddle, singing and songwriting. Some of the best acoustic musicians and teachers in the world will be on hand, including Tim O’Brien, Jim Lauderdale, Tony Trischka, and Blue Diamond Strings. A number of scholarships are available for locals, youth and general pickers.
Three-day tickets for the festivals at the lowest rate, which are available in limited quantities. Camping passes include four nights of camping for tents or RVs. Camping opens at 3 p.m. on the Thursday prior to each festival.
Visit grandtarghee.com for tickets, lodging packages or more information.