The Jackson Hole Shootout draws large crowds on the towns square. This photo was taken in August of 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Joe Shlabotnik

Editor’s Note: The previous version of this article listed the wrong starting date. Performances will begin on June 11 at 6 p.m. 

JACKSON, Wyo. — The Jackson Town Council unanimously approved the special event application for the Shootout on the Town Square during Monday evening’s meeting. The free event will begin its summer run tomorrow, June 11, after being canceled last summer due to COVID-19.

The Shootout will be held Monday through Saturday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. until September 6.

The show on the Town Square began in June of 1957 as a way to draw tourists to town. The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and the Jackson Hole Playhouse present the Shootout.

The event was approved in July of last summer with a modified plan but was canceled on July 21 due to COVID-19 concerns and increasing community spread.

The event will return to normal operations this summer with one

Initially, event planners did not include concessions in this year’s event application but edited the application prior to approval.  Pre-packaged popcorn and bottled water will be sold.

The Teton County Health Department approved the application before it came before the Town Council.

the road will be closed for about an hour and a half during the performances at the corner of Center Street and Deloney Street.

According to the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, the Shootout is the longest, continuously running gunfight in the United States and it is estimated that more than 4 million people have witnessed the Shootout through the years.

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.