FAQs

Where is the Grand Teton Music Festival?

Walk Festival Hall (where all GTMF summer concerts take place) is located in the heart of Teton Village, Wyoming next to the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Gondola.

The Hartley Pavilion is on the upper deck of Walk Festival Hall (go to the “top” of the hall and you can’t miss it). Bin 22 at the Hartley Pavilion is run by Fine Dining Restaurant Group and will be offering an exciting selection of beverages and light fare. Bin 22 will be open one hour before concerts and through intermission Thursday–Saturday and for Wednesday GTMF Presents concerts (July 9, 23, and 30 and August 13).

The Fritz Box Office is located on the Northeast corner of Walk Festival Hall. The Fritz Box Office will be open from June 24–August 16 from 10am–5pm Monday through Saturday, and through intermission on concert evenings. Closed Sundays.

Click here for a map.

To visit us at other times of the year, please come to our Administrative Offices located above the Aspens Market (4015 N. Lake Creek Drive #100).

What concerts does GTMF have this year?

Fourth of July, Music In The Hole: GTMF’s 2014 Music In The Hole concert will take place in Walk Festival Hall. We are thrilled to celebrate the 4th of July and Jackson’s 100th anniversary welcoming Broadway Star, Doug LaBrecque to sing patriotic favorites. The concert starts at 6pm on Friday, July 4. It is a FREE, but ticketed event. Get tickets.

Tuesdays, Inside the Music: These one-hour concerts hosted by Nicholas McGegan, Roger Oyster, Barbara Scowcroft and Andrew Palmer Todd feature Festival musicians in an informal atmosphere. See the schedule & get tickets!

Wednesdays, GTMF Presents (formerly Spotlight Concerts): Four Wednesdays this summer experience concerts with contemporary interpretations of classical music. This series includes the Harlem Quartet (July 9); Anderson & Roe Piano Duo (July 23); the National Youth Orchestra of the USA (July 30); and an evening with Performance Today (August 13). See the schedule & get tickets!

Thursdays, Chamber Music (formerly musician’s choice): Festival musicians carefully curate and perform chamber music spanning the spectrum from Bach to Adams. See the schedule & get tickets!

Weekends, Festival Orchestra Concerts: The crown jewel of the Grand Teton Music Festival, these concerts feature the entire orchestra with renowned soloists, Music Director Donald Runnicles, and other celebrated conductors. Friday concerts are at 8pm and Saturday concerts are at 6pm. See the schedule & get tickets! 

6:15 Music Machine Family Concert: Due to our exciting summer programming, we are not able to offer the 6:15 Music Machine concert for children this summer. We simply will not have enough time for rehearsal. We aim to bring this concert back in future seasons.

Where can I get tickets?

Tickets are available through this website (here), through our ticket line (307.733.1128), or in person at the Fritz Box Office.

Can I return, exchange or replace my tickets?

Exchanging Tickets: We can exchange tickets by phone up to two hours before a concert starts. Subscribers can exchange tickets free of charge, single ticket buyers will be charged a $3 fee per exchange.

Lost Tickets: Our staff can email replacement tickets up to two hours before a performance. Just let us know by calling: 307.733.1128, or stop by the Fritz Box Office, and we can re-issue tickets there.

Returning Tickets: No refunds are issued. Ticket holders can return unused tickets up to two hours before a concert starts. Returning your tickets allows us to keep our hall full, and you will receive a letter of acknowledgement for a tax-deduction in the amount you paid for tickets.

Does GTMF offer discounted tickets?

Rush Tickets: We offer “Rush Tickets,”—$15 tickets available 30 minutes prior to the start of select concerts. Rush Tickets will be offered for the following weekend concerts: Week 2 (July 11 & 12); Week 3 (July 18 & 19); Week 5 (August 1 & 2); and Week 6 (August 8 & 9). Check back for additional Rush Ticket concerts.

This year anyone can buy Rush Tickets—IDs are no longer required. (In 2013, we had “Local’s Rush” for Wyoming and Idaho residents, this year we expanded this offer even further!)

Senior Discounts: We do not offer a senior discount.

Do children need tickets?

Children & Student Tickets: Children age four and up are welcome at evening concerts free when accompanied by a music-loving adult.

Student tickets are free, thanks to the success of our annual fundraiser, the Jackson Hole Wine Auction, and the generosity of four donors who raised their paddles during the Long Reimer Winegar Beppler Paddle Raise for Music Education. Read More

Can GTMF accomodate handicapped patrons?

Handicapped Access & Seating: GTMF offers ADA access from the Hartley Pavilion. Please call the ticket office at 307.733.1128 for more information. We also have ADA listening devices available. See an Usher on concert evenings to request one.

How can we get there and where should we park?

The START Bus runs nightly and has a drop off location at the base of Walk Festival Hall. Visit the START Bus website for more information on current schedules and fares.

Alternatively, drive using the map linked above in the directions section of this FAQ.

Parking: The Village Parking Lot is located at the base of the JHMR resort. The Cody Parking Lot is located in the Upper Village near Teton Mountain Lodge. Both offer easy access to Walk Festival Hall.

Valet parking is available in Cody Circle ($10 or free for GTMF Guarantor Project Sponsors or those with handicap-parking permits) one hour before and 30 minutes after Friday and Saturday concerts.

What is proper symphony orchestra etiquette?

Dress
Formal attire—such as tuxedos and evening gowns—is not required at any GTMF concert. Most concertgoers wear casual western attire.

Clapping
Clap only after a piece of music is finished. For instance, if you are listening to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, which has four movements, you should only clap after the last movement. The program book shows how many movements each piece has. Usually, there is a 15-to-30-second pause between movements. If you are not quite sure if a piece has ended, just wait for the rest of the audience to clap first before you join in.

Cell phones & food
Please silence cell phones and pagers before entering the concert hall. Ringing distracts your fellow audience members, the conductor, and the musicians.

Unwrap any food you have ahead of time doing so during the music makes more noise than you might think.

Talking, recording & photography
Please do not talk while music is being played.

Recording concerts is prohibited.

Photographing concerts without permission is prohibited.

What if I am late to a concert?

We try to begin all concerts on time. If you arrive late, you can listen and watch the concert in our vestibules. We recommend that you wait as close to your seat as possible so that we can seat you quickly once the first piece is over.

Where should we stay?

Jackson Hole Resort Lodging has a wide variety of lodging options available here.

Where should we get food on concert nights?

GTMF Concessions: Osteria at the Hartley Pavilion (the upper deck of Walk Festival Hall) opens one hour before each concert, and will be open through intermission Thursday– Saturday, and for each GTMF Presents concert on select Wednesdays. This new Fine Dining Group project will offer an exciting selection of beverages and snacks. Read more.

For full meals, Teton Village offers a variety of restaurants within walking distance of Walk Festival Hall including Couloir Restaurant, the Handlebar, Il Villaggio Osteria, Spur and Teton Thai.