JACKSON, Wyo. – As appreciation to the greater Jackson community for its support, and in memory of two longtime valley residents who died in a backcountry skiing accident last spring, the families of Luke Lynch and Stephen Adamson – in conjunction with Jackson Hole Live and Outlaw Partners – are bringing a music legend to the Snow King Ball Park on Sept. 4.
Lukas Nelson and his band Promise of the Real will play a concert to benefit Teton County Search and Rescue and the Jenny Lake Rangers: two agencies that helped in the May 17 rescue effort.
Lynch and Adamson were part of a foursome attempting to climb a couloir known as “The Sickle” on Mt. Moran in Grand Teton National Park when a wet slough avalanche released above them. The men succumbed to fatal injuries sustained during the slide.
Both were experienced backcountry travelers and active in the Jackson community, as well as committed supporters of TCSAR. Adamson was a local lawyer and served on the boards of the Center for the Arts and the National Museum of Wildlife Art.
Lynch, the Wyoming Director of The Conservation Fund, received numerous awards and accolades for his work in conserving hundreds of thousands of acres of lands throughout the state. He also served on the Friends of Pathways Board of Directors.“Our families are so grateful for the outpouring of love and support we have received from the community,” said Luke’s wife Kathy Lynch. “We also appreciate the efforts of TCSAR and the Jenny Lake Rangers not only on May 17, but year round. This concert is meant as a way to say thank you and to raise funds to support the world-class search and rescue operations in our valley.”
Lukas Nelson and POTR are fresh out of the recording studio with Neil Young, and in June released a new collaborative album called “The Monsanto Years.” Also the son of music superstar Willie Nelson, Lukas and his band are Jackson favorites, having performed at the Jackson Hole Rendezvous in March, as well as numerous other area venues.
The concert will be free and open to all ages with donations highly encouraged to Teton County Search and Rescue and the Jenny Lake Rangers.