Teton Gravity Research’s FarOutFest combines film release with five bands, Karee Miller & Friends tribute to her late sister Candice

The Miller Sisters in 2010: Candice (left) and Karee (right). Photo: Aaron Davis

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Far out, man! Dunk tanks, rock-climbing, food trucks, the JHMR bike park, five rad bands and more—Teton Village will transform for FarOutFest this Saturday, geared around the world premiere of the latest Teton Gravity Research (TGR) adventure film, Far Out. Also special to the day is a thirty-minute set from Karee Miller & Friends, paying musical tribute to Candice Miller Kwiatkowski, who passed away earlier this summer.

According to the film trailer description, “REI presents Far Out, a ski and snowboard film that embodies the imagination as much as it does a physical space. It is the quest to seek out undiscovered realms and inspire new waves of creativity, enlightenment, and progression…The film follows the perspective of an athlete as he embarks on a journey to one of the most remote and unexplored mountain ranges on the planet, the Albanian Alps.” Other film shoot locations featured include British Columbia, Montana, Alaska and Jackson Hole. For the 23rd consecutive year, all proceeds from the film will benefit local charity partners.

TGR has long brought out-of-the-box musical acts to the valley for film releases, and this season’s party ups the ante. Presented by 10 Barrel Brewing Company, the music portion of the day will kick off with local indie folk band Canyon Kids trio at 1 p.m. and continue until 10 p.m., with a break during the second film viewing. Headliner is the brother duo The Floozies (8:30-10), which Adam Deitch (of Lettuce and Break Science) called “the undisputed kings of electro funk.”

Roots of Creation’s Grateful Dub (2-3:30) come to us from New Hampshire. The six-piece reggae-rock outfit was named Band of the Year at the New England Music Awards last year and has established themselves at festivals from Camp Bisco to Gathering of the Vibes. They’ll lay down Grateful Dead tunes with a reggae-dub style.

Terence Hansen (4:15-5:30) stands out as soon as you lay eyes on him—using his version of the tapping technique on two custom “crossed neck” guitars simultaneously, while singing. His music draws from pop, prog rock, jazz and blues.

Karee Miller Jaeger’s return to stage this weekend is much anticipated. Jaeger and her late sister, Candice, were a staple in the local music scene for over fifteen years as The Miller Sisters duo fronting Mandatory Air and Bootleg Flyer, among other projects. Their popularity stemmed from charismatic stage personalities, sibling harmonies, outrageous party outfits and costume changes, pure talent, and a fun repertoire that often fell into what they have called “country-soul.” Long time Mandatory Air band mates John Pansewicz (guitar) and Marshall Davis (bass) along with Bootleg Flyer and former Mandatory Air band member Justin Smith (guitar/vocals) will join Jaeger for the tribute.

Music schedule for FarOutFest
Canyon Kids trio: 1-1:45
Roots of Creation’s Grateful Dub: 2-3:30
Terence Hansen trio: 4:15-5:30
Karee Miller & Friends Music Tribute to Candice Miller Kwiatkowski: 5:30-6
The Floozies: 8:30-10

Film schedule for FarOutFest
Early show: 4 p.m. (doors 3 p.m.)
Late show: 6:30 p.m. (doors 6 p.m.)

Tickets for the film at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village are $15 advance/$20 day-of-show, available at TetonGravity.com/Jackson. A limited number of VIP passes (including hospitality tent, swag bags, reserved seats and more) are available for $100. There will also be prize giveaways from Yeti, Atomic, Volkl, The North Face, Outdoor Research and others.

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