Village concert series starts July 17

Music news to provide some cheer on yet another soggy afternoon:

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Jackson Hole Mountain Resort again has teamed with Teton Village businesses to host a second season of Concerts on the Commons. The free series will be on Sunday afternoons beginning July 17. Rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson is among the headliners.

Jackie Greene will spend a little more time on the mountain. The guitarist, singer and former Grateful Dead apprentice will return to perform at Targhee Fest on July 16.

Music on Main kicks off its free Thursday night concert series on June 30. Volunteer for a host of perks, including a Targhee ski pass upgrade and chance to win a cruiser bike. A $40 donation nets quick entry and beverages for the entire season.

Also, What’s Good Here? Productions has finalized its summer calendar.

More details and other news after the jump.

Concerts on the Commons slowly gained a following in Teton Village last summer, culminating with a rollicking performance by J.J. Grey and Mofro that packed the courtyard and creek banks behind Teton Village Sports. Poppa Presents is putting on the music, in collaboration with Jackson Hole Music Experience and Teton Artlab. The shows are from 4 to 7 p.m.

The series features blues singer John Nemeth on July 17 and L.A. funk troupe Breakestra on Aug. 14. Veteran rockers The Mother Hips bring a dose of California soul on July 31. The full schedule is here.

On the Idaho side, Music on Main opens with Bruce Cockburn and Jackson’s Isaac Hayden on June 30. Volunteers are needed to help with setup, cleanup, concessions and more. Peaked Sports has donated two new cruiser bikes that will be awarded in a raffle only open to volunteers. Click here to sign up.

As reported earlier, What’s Good Here? is promoting shows at the Knotty Pine in Victor after Music on Main. Many of the bands will play Town Square Tavern in Jackson the following night. The lineup features familiar faces — Booty Band, Fox Street, Orgone — and prominent artists such as Pato Banton.

At Targhee Fest, Jackie Greene will perform before Michael Franti and Spearhead. In 2009, after playing a set with his own band, the guitar prodigy joined Government Mule and let it all hang out.

And, for those who haven’t heard, the Boston funk band Lettuce will play the Teton County Fair on July 29, and March Fourth Marching Band, snowed out last winter, finally will land in Jackson on Aug. 19 at the Pink Garter.

Much to look forward to when the rain finally stops.


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