TETON VALLEY, WYOMING & IDAHO – Thirty-two years of bringing acoustic music lovers together, Targhee Bluegrass Festival (Aug. 9-11) remains one of the preeminent, single-stage festivals in the country. Preceded by the Targhee Music Camp (Aug. 5-8), you’ll find as many pickers in the adjacent campground as you’ll see on stage at 7400 feet. So, take a deep breath and prepare for three days of classic and contemporary string band music coupled with high altitude adventure and that laid-back, family-friendly Teton Valley vibe.
Below you’ll find a Buckrail-curated Soundcloud festival playlist featuring 2019 artists as well as a full festival schedule.
In remembrance of Jeff Austin’s life, festival organizers decided to honor his memory with a set of songs and stories with those who knew him best in the slot he was booked to play this year. On GrandTarghee.com, it stated that Austin was “a treasured friend and Targhee Bluegrass festival and Camp alumnus. Jeff played Targhee many times and always left everything he had on stage for the Targhee crew every time. He was sweet, smart, funny, vulnerable and supremely talented. Everyone we asked to perform has eagerly agreed to help out and Grand Targhee Resort will make a donation to his family in his honor. Join members of Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters, Larry Keel, Sam Bush, and more as we send off our old friend in style.”
For information about festival amenities including lodging, camping, shuttles/parking, food & beverage, vendors, and the kids fun zone, visit GrandTarghee.com. Targhee will also be providing free shuttles on to Music on Main on Thursday in Victor City Park featuring The Accidentals with Aaron Davis & The Mystery Machine.
2019 BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
|Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs||4:00pm|
|The Lil Smokies||5:30pm|
|Mark O’Connor Band||7:30pm|
|One Ton Pig – Late Night At The Trap||10:00pm|
|Larry Keel Experience||12:00pm|
|*Targhee Allstars Jeff Austin Tribute||1:30pm|
|David Bromberg Quintet||3:30pm|
|Tommy Emannuel & Jerry Douglas||5:00pm|
|The Infamous Stringdusters||9:00pm|
|Laney Lou & The Bird Dog – Late Night At The Trap||10:00pm|
*Tribute set in remembrance of Jeff Austin with members of Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters, Larry Keel, Sam Bush, and more.
|Del McCoury Band and Travelin’ McCourys||3:00pm|
ARTIST AT LARGE: Joe Craven
7875 N GRANITE RIDGE RD Teton Village
11775 S HIGHWAY 89 Jackson
50 JACKNIFE RD Freedom
8575 PORTER LOOP Jackson
8580 CREEK CROSSING LP Jackson
Get Today's News Today
Sign up for our Buckrail Daily Newsletter to get today's top local news stories delivered to your inbox.