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Mountains come alive with music during Grand Targhee’s summer music festival

August 9, 2018

Music of top Americana and bluegrass bands will echo in the mountains near Alta, Wyoming, this weekend during concerts at Grand Targhee Ski Resort. The 31st Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival is slated for Aug. 10 to 12.

“The best part about Grand Targhee’s music festivals is the vibe,” said Jennie White, marketing director. “Great music and an amazing outdoor amphitheater make for a special festival feel during (three) days of incredible music, camping and activities for all ages.”

At the bluegrass festival for the first time this year, the showcase bands — the Infamous Stringdusters and Greensky Bluegrass — are scheduled to perform two nights instead of one. Other performers are Red Molly, the Mammals, I’m with Her, Joe Craven and the Sometimers, and the Missy Raines Trio.

Billed as the Grand Daddy bluegrass festival in the Northern Rockies, 2,000 to 3,000 fans are expected to come hear bands from throughout the United States.

The concert hours are 4 p.m. to midnight on Friday, noon to midnight on Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

“We have a lot of new acts, with something for everyone,” said White.

A list of bands and schedule may be found at www.grandtarghee.com under music events.

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