Targhee sets festival dates, early lineups

By Jim Stanford on January 31, 2012

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Black Joe and The Honeybears are on fire, as J.J. Grey might say.

By popular demand, Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears are coming to the Tetons this summer.

The soul-rock band from Austin, Texas, will perform at the eighth annual Targhee Fest, which will be July 13-15. Also booked are Florida swamp rockers J.J. Grey and Mofro and Mississippi blues crooner Paul Thorn.

Targhee also has set a preliminary lineup for its 25th annual Bluegrass Festival on Aug. 10-12, featuring Steep Canyon Rangers, The Infamous Stringdusters, Donna the Buffalo, Kane’s River, Hot Rize and Darrell Scott.

Once again, Targhee is offering $99 discount passes in advance for each festival. A limited number will be sold beginning tomorrow. The Alta, Wyo., resort also is selling a $179 summer music pass good for all six days of both festivals, including lift access throughout the season.

Black Joe has caught fire in the last few years with blistering funk, blues and rock grooves. The guitarist and singer is backed by a six-piece band heavy on horns and rhythm. The group’s latest album is Scandalous.

Readers of this site have been clamoring for Black Joe, and Targhee has heard the call. Keep the requests coming.

(Photo via BJLFlickr)

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