Artlab seeks entries for Mountain Fest contest

By Jim Stanford on January 13, 2012

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Jackson Hole Mountain Fest will be March 30 to April 1, featuring free concerts, lodging deals and the PPP and Coombs Classic sporting events.

Teton Artlab is calling on local creative types to come up with a design for the 2012 Jackson Hole Mountain Festival poster.

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 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)

Mountain Fest: the lowdown (March 25, 2011)
one part sugar, two parts feeling (March 29, 2010)
oh, so motley (March 30, 2009)
everybody on a move (March 30, 2008)


Posted under Art, Music, Ski Resorts, Sports

19 Comments so far

  1. Walt Moore January 13, 2012 8:45 pm


  2. Carolina January 13, 2012 8:48 pm

    Girls would also be amazing to see at mountain fest. The band obvi.

  3. Yukon Cornelius January 13, 2012 10:00 pm

    Edward Sharpe would be excellent. I’ll second the notion.

  4. Colleen January 14, 2012 9:15 am

    Fitz & the Tantrums

  5. Mike V January 14, 2012 10:11 am

    I saw Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears at the Telluride Blues and Brews in 2010. They were HANDS DOWN my favorite act that weekend (which included The Tedeschi Trucks Band). I’ve been watching their tour schedule ever since hoping they would come at least somewhat close to the Hole.
    If you haven’t heard/seen them yet, I cannot recommend them highly enough!
    Make it happen!!!!!!

  6. Ski guy January 14, 2012 10:42 am

    Seven walkers would be cool

  7. D January 14, 2012 1:30 pm

    Pretty Lights! Lets turn this into a lights off pants off dance off.

  8. js January 15, 2012 11:28 am

    Black Joe is coming … this summer, I hear. Another suggestion for Mountain Fest: Ryan Bingham. Has country appeal for a broader audience. Deer Tick and Blitzen Trapper would be rad, too.

  9. David Stubbs January 15, 2012 12:53 pm

    I second the Tedeschi Drucks Band. spring blizzard likely . . .

  10. Chris January 15, 2012 3:34 pm

    Pretty Lights, without a doubt..

  11. jeremy January 15, 2012 6:10 pm

    The Avett Brothers. Go UNC!

  12. Woolly January 15, 2012 9:01 pm

    Umphreys McGee

  13. hoogeloper January 16, 2012 9:00 am

    red fang

  14. jp January 16, 2012 11:02 am

    trombone shorty!

  15. SuzyP January 16, 2012 2:40 pm

    Trombone shorty?

    Let’s hope not. Anything the Center of the Arts, KMTN, or WNPR plays should be at the bottom of the list.

  16. Pete January 16, 2012 6:50 pm

    Forget the ‘famous-name” bands. Have a ski-free day, local music all day long, lots of beer, burgers, & swag, then top it all off with fireworks & cheap room rates.

  17. Keendog January 17, 2012 12:57 am

    Har Mar superstar

  18. Heather January 17, 2012 7:15 am

    Edward Sharpe + the Magnetic Zeroes for sure, Givers, Local Natives, The Dodos, El Ten Eleven, I can go on and on..

  19. SueP January 18, 2012 11:21 pm

    always LOVE Grace Potter, BUT would love Galactic. Wishing for big!

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