By Jim Stanford on January 13, 2012
The lab will work with the winning artist to make custom, screen-printed posters that music fans can take home to commemorate the event. Grand Targhee has sponsored similar contests in the past for its music festivals.
The seventh annual Mountain Fest will be March 30 to April 1. Besides the Pole Pedal Paddle and Marmot Coombs Classic, the centerpiece of the weekend is a free concert March 31 in front of the Teton Village clocktower. The lineup has not been set yet; past performers have included Michael Franti and Spearhead, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Ozomatli and Blues Traveler.
Artists should submit no more than three samples of their work by Feb. 8 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only residents of the greater Teton area are eligible.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort applied this week for up to $20,000 in lodging tax revenue for the Mountain Fest, which — like the SnowBall in Vail — holds promise for drawing visitors at what is typically a slow time. Let’s hope the resort receives the funding and books a band everyone wants to see.
I’m guessing Neil Young and Pearl Jam won’t fit the budget, so let me throw out a few names: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Thievery Corporation. Readers already have indicated they’d like to see Black Joe Lewis play Jackson Hole. List other suggestions in the comments.
(Photo by Tristan Greszko, via JHMR)