By Jim Stanford on May 31, 2013
For its second summer, Jackson Hole Live has stepped up its lineup and struck the right balance between country, rock and funk.
Earlier this week, organizers announced most of the artists for the free concert series at the base of Snow King. Outlaw country troubadour Steve Earle and The Dukes will play July 14, while funk keyboardist Robert Walter convenes his groovy 20th Congress on Aug. 3, in conjunction with a new brew fest.
Guitarist Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, rocking harder in his dad Willie’s footsteps, open the series on June 29. As announced earlier, Old Crow Medicine Show will headline the Fourth of July concert at the base of the King, joined by Young Dubliners and Jackson Hole’s own One Ton Pig, among others. One headliner remains to be booked for August.
Coupled with Music on Main (Thursday nights) in Victor and Concerts on the Commons (Sundays) in Teton Village, the Jackson series gives music fans plenty of free options this summer, in addition to three festivals at Grand Targhee.