Halloween music triumphs with Chanman Roots Band and Sneaky Pete 

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 [2016] 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.

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