JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Seasoned deejay Mikey Thunder was a Jackson local until 1999 when he was kidnapped by Michael Franti and Spearhead for the Stay Human Tour. Thunder opened that Jackson date, was recruited to open the rest of the tour, and then moved to Boulder. After honing his craft, he joined the Pretty Lights crew, opened over thirty shows and performed cuts on the Making Up a Changing Mind EP. This homecoming will find him on stage with Cut La Whut and E.R.A. at the annual Smith Presents: The White Out Snow Ball on Friday at the Pink Garter Theatre.
Smith donates “thousands of dollars in prizes and new gear” to be given away in what has become one of the yearly kick-off parties for winter in the Tetons. The party flyer calls for “all white attire” and “dress to impress,” so get your finest white threads and contribute to the sea of people powder.
Last time Mikey Thunder came to town in 2016, it was for a sold out Pretty Lights show at the Pink Garter. The following month he was featured at Contour Music Festival. Thunder spins genre-blending, bass-driven party rock, fusing banging electronic beats with funk, hip-hop, soul, jazz, blues, swing, reggae and anything else the party may call for—all on the fly.
Smith Presents: The White Out Snow Ball on Friday with DJs Mikey Thunder, Cut La Whut and E.R.A, 9 p.m. Friday at the Pink Garter Theatre. $10. PinkGarterTheatre.com.