Grand Teton Music Festival Announces Schedule for 4th of July Music in the Hole Community Music Celebration

Grand Teton Music Festival joins forces with JacksonHoleLive, Teton Village Association, Wyoming PBS and the Town of Jackson to bring music across the community and throughout Wyoming and adjacent states

JACKSON HOLE, WY. – June 11, 2013 – On the 4th of July at 6 p.m., the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra will perform patriotic favorites in the acoustically superb Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village for Music in the Hole. Directed by Maestro Donald Runnicles and providing kickoff to our 52nd Summer Season, the Festival Orchestra’s performance will be simulcast on Wyoming PBS and Wyoming Public Radio throughout Wyoming and adjacent states, allowing those homebound and unable to travel to enjoy the Jackson Hole tradition.

In addition, the Orchestra performance will simulcast locally at both Teton Village Commons and Snow King Ball Park on giant screens and be surrounded by diverse musical line-ups provided by JacksonHoleLive and Teton Village Association. Teton Village will welcome on-site picnicking, in addition to providing food and beverage vendors, and offer two days of free live music including Mandatory Air, Calle Mambo, the Jazz Foundation of Jackson Hole and the Grand Teton Music Festival simulcast. The festivities on both days will be followed by fireworks. On July 3, Teton Village Association will offer free gondola rides from 4:30 p.m. until nightfall, and on July 4 the aerial tram will be open late until 7:00 p.m.

The July 4 Town festivities at Snow King Ball Park will be presented by JacksonHoleLive with generous support by Mayor Mark Barron, and will also surround the Orchestra simulcast. Bands include the Young Dubliners, Old Crow Medicine Show, Parker Millsap, One Ton Pig and Thomas Sneed. Music will begin at 2 p.m. and go through the fireworks at nightfall. Outside food and drinks will not be allowed at Snow King Ball Park, but food and beverage vendors will be on-site.

All Music in the Hole performances are free of charge. Free general admission for public seating in Walk Festival Hall opens Monday, June 17, at 9 a.m. For tickets, please call 307.733.1128 or visit www.gtmf.org to reserve your seat online. All ticketed audience members must arrive at Walk Festival Hall and be seated between 5:30 and 5:45 p.m., with live broadcast beginning promptly at 6 p.m.

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2013 Music in the Hole is supported in part by grants from:
The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, a program of the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources; C3—Collaborating for a Creative Community – an Initiative of the Center of Wonders; and the Wyoming Arts Council, through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Mark your calendars for Grand Teton Music Festival’s 52nd Summer Season July 4 – August 17. Get the best seats in the house by reserving today at www.gtmf.org or 307.733.1128.

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