JACKSON, Wyo. and VICTOR, Idaho. — Sure, the kids are excited, but how about the adult Halloween offerings? Let the alter ego take hold with one or both of the local acts that have made this holiday a musical tradition. Join Chanman Roots Band at the Silver Dollar Showroom on Saturday followed by Halloween proper with Sneaky Pete & the Secret Weapons at the Knotty Pine in Victor on Sunday. Win-win after last year’s hiatus.
For over a decade on Halloween weekend, Chanman Roots Band has been infusing reggae grooves into the Silver Dollar, an otherwise country-Americana-bluegrass stage for much of the year. If your party-hopping budget is at off-season levels, here’s your free ticket with high value. The eight-piece is led by the voice and songs of Peter “Chanman” Chandler, decked out by The Celestial Horns and a gang of backup vocalists. Chanman Roots Band, 7-10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Silver Dollar Showroom. Free. WortHotel.com.
Back in 2017, Bobby Griffith of Sneaky Pete & the Secret Weapons told Planet Jackson Hole: “When it comes to the music, it’s very important to us to always be progressing, improving, and challenging ourselves. It’s the main reason for our tribute set last Halloween  when we played Paul Simon’s Graceland in its entirety—to learn a new batch of songs, take on a whole different style of playing, and challenge ourselves as musicians.”
What’s in store from this high-altitude groove-funk machine? You’d better grab tickets to find out. Sneaky Pete & the Secret Weapons, 10 p.m. Sunday at the Knotty Pine in Victor. Costume and mask required. $25. Advance tickets at KnottyPineSupperClub.com.