This Thursday Music on Main will host two ninety-minute sets; two not-to-be-missed acts. Photo: Courtesy of Teton Valley Foundation

TETON VALLEY, Idaho. — Get ready for a Grand Finale unlike any other!

For the first time in Music on Main history, the season will close out with a must-see doubleheader: Double the epic headliner acts, and double the good times. Make plans to arrive at Victor City Park bright and early—Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband begins promptly at 6:30 p.m., followed by longtime favorite Turkuaz. Two ninety-minute sets; two not-to-be-missed acts.

Ryan Shupe kicks off the evening with his ban, the Rubberband. Photo: Bry Cox

Ryan Shupe has a crossover style that is fresh and unlike any other. He and his band, the Rubberband, put on a great show that is unique, creative, and entertaining. Playing a wide range of instruments and musical styles, the band appeals to rockers, fans of bluegrass, and jam bands across a broad age range. Stellar musicianship, witty lyrics, sing-alongs, and introspective ballads take the audience on a highly energized rollercoaster. With amazing and versatile musicians, Shupe’s original songs are highlighted with hot instrumental solos and tight vocal harmonies. Thoughtful lyrics, rapid-fire vocals, dynamic musicianship and hard-driving arrangements make the live show a sure-fire winner.

Turkuaz is heading back to the Music on Main stage for another larger-than-life performance from this Brooklyn-based nonet. The nine members of Turkuaz compare their blend of sounds to that of Jackson Pollock’s popularized painting style of drip painting in which paint is actively splashed in a myriad of colors on canvas. That’s just what you get from this on-the-rise group: A splash of everything, energetically producing a cornucopia of sounds: funk, alternative, rock, R&B, and psychedelic, the list goes on. Turkuaz is known for balancing male-female harmonies, strutting guitars, wild horn arrangements, and interminable grooves—this spirit takes shape in the color donned by each respective member on stage nightly.

Since emerging in 2011, Turkuaz has toured across the country supporting their four full-length studio albums and three official live releases. Fans have been captivated by their kaleidoscope of sounds and styles at renowned festivals like Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, Mountain Jam, and Telluride Jazz. They’ve also performed at legendary spots from Colorado’s Red Rocks to San Francisco’s The Fillmore.

“I would love for our music to be a bright spot in an otherwise dark world,” Dave Brandwein said. “You can come to our shows, let go, exist, and have a good time in spite of what may be going on outside. That’s what music does for us. We want to share that.”

Ready for double the fun? See you for the 2021 season finale.