Heaven: Panic to play 3 nights at Targhee

By Jim Stanford on March 28, 2011

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Targhee is one of the featured gigs of the summer.

The venue sits at 8,000 feet.

Everyone is trying to get to the bar … the name of the bar? … the bar is called Targhee!

It’s official: Widespread Panic is returning to the Tetons this summer and will reward fans with the ultimate gig — three nights of music at Wyoming’s Grand Targhee.

In an announcement that had been anticipated for weeks, Panic will play July 1-3 at the base of Fred’s Mountain. The shows are one of the highlights of the band’s 25th anniversary tour and come on the heels of a similar stint at Red Rocks.

Tickets will go on sale April 1 for $41 per day or $99 for a weekend pass. Click here for tickets and call (800) TAR-GHEE for lodging reservations and camping passes.

This is the first time Widespread Panic ever has played a three-night run in the Jackson Hole area.

JB has found the Tetons an inspiring place.

The band first played the Mangy Moose Saloon in 1990 and performed at Snow King, indoors and out, many times from 1993 to 2006. Last summer Panic played the Spud Drive-In in Idaho on the Fourth of July.

Among the artists who may join the band over the weekend are Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons, J-Boogie, The New Mastersounds and Dirty Dozen Brass Band, according to promoter Knitting Factory.

More details for the Targhee fest, including music after the shows, will be posted here in the coming weeks.

In heaven the band plays … our favorite songs … They play ‘em one more time, they play ‘em all night long!


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20 Comments so far

  1. yougotsonned! March 28, 2011 2:17 pm

    The dirties are coming! Someone please remind me to leave town July 1-3.

  2. Rob W. March 28, 2011 3:08 pm

    Finally it’s official! July is going to be a ridiculous month of music…

  3. js March 28, 2011 3:51 pm

    Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, also available by calling (800) 435-9849. Slopeside lodging at Targhee already booked (unless you were on the waiting list).

  4. Shannon March 28, 2011 4:04 pm

    A LOT of info and music coming out of the ‘ghee this week, so worth repeating that our NEW summer music pass will go on sale on Friday as well – same day as Targhee Music Fest tickets. Cost is $199 and includes your choice of FIVE days of music (WSP, Targhee Music Festival and Targhee Bluegrass Festival are included) as well as unlimited summer lift access. More details on grandtarghee.com on Friday!

  5. Rob W. March 28, 2011 4:39 pm

    Does that 199 pass include any sort of camping?

  6. jd March 28, 2011 5:15 pm

    three shows? Why? Same old same old. How about something for the folks that are over collage jam bands?

  7. murph March 28, 2011 7:01 pm

    great to hear,however prolly too wet to have on mnt.maybe in parking lot.chairs will be spinning,disc golf should be up,skied the last two 4ths up there (backside).not sure about there camping sites.

  8. Heather Cosby March 28, 2011 8:48 pm

    Collage jam band, is that some kind of Eastern thing?

  9. Rob W. March 28, 2011 10:57 pm

    A collage of jam bands? Is that what you meant to say? like chop them up in little pieces and glue em to a poster board? Creepy.

  10. D March 29, 2011 9:19 am

    Where is the camping in relation to the concert. Drive or Walk?

  11. js March 29, 2011 1:12 pm

    The camping is about a 5- or 10-minute walk from the stage, just below the base area of Targhee. If you arrive later and get a spot farther away, it’s about 10 or 15 minutes.

    Rob, not sure about the $199 pass. Hopefully Shannon will answer, although I expect to have more details about Targhee music pricing later in the week.

  12. soulshine March 29, 2011 3:41 pm

    the mtn will be all wet? it won’t dry by july? parking lot.. mtn.. whatever its PANIC in the TETONS!! & for the record 25 year celebration show is no college band band!! can’t please everyone, but im surely pleased!! thank you!!

  13. Shannon March 29, 2011 4:22 pm

    Rob, more details on the $199 pass will be released by Friday of this week. It is my understanding that it does not include camping.

  14. D March 29, 2011 4:38 pm

    I hope it’s not a big April fools prank because it seems to good to be true lol :-)

  15. js March 29, 2011 4:57 pm

    Murph does raise a good point. The 1997 Rockin’ the Tetons festival, a precursor to Targhee Fest held around July 10-12, had to be moved inside a tent because there were 6 inches of snow on the mountainside.

    The Fabulous Thunderbirds and War were the headliners. Lonnie Jordan of War sang, “‘Cause it’s summer, summertime is here … ‘Cause it’s summer, my time of year!” with full irony.

    There will be a lot of pilgrims praying for warm weather.

  16. Marnis March 29, 2011 8:00 pm

    $199 for 5 days of any music this summer at the Ghee, including Panic? No Brainer!
    …..my kind of place…..

  17. Rob W. March 29, 2011 8:17 pm

    Thanks Jim and Shannon for that. I’ll look on friday to see what’s the best way to make the shows and do some camping.

  18. D March 30, 2011 1:12 pm

    $139 for the all inclusive pass which includes the late night shows. Will the $199 pass count each show, or each day? You would blow through all five shows and then still need to buy one more ticket for $15.

    Also is the late night shows in a different venue? Why would you buy another ticket if you’re already inside?

    2. What’s the chance that any of these will sell out?

  19. D March 31, 2011 10:20 am

    The Pre-sale went fast I got 2. Is there anyway to buy the late night shows online? If you already have a three night pass?

  20. kevin p. April 1, 2011 10:44 am

    Maybe I should make another cake for the band…maybe a Tetons cake?

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