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McMurtry to rock Music on Main tonight
July 24, 2014

Tonight James McMurtry makes his Victor City Park debut, and like all bands slotted for these year’s concert series promises to keep the momentum coming off of excellent headlining performances by Mandatory Air, Young Dubliners, and Paper Bird. McMurtry’s rockabilly infused country is a styling Teton Valley may seem to be familiar with by now, but McMurtry is wholly his own man ...(more)

Music for the masses
May 21, 2014


Grand Targhee announces summer band lineups
March 25, 2014

Grand Targhee Resort announced the band line-up, early ticket specials and camping passes for the 10th Annual Targhee Fest and the 27th Annual Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival today. ...(more)

Plein Air Festival welcomes world-renowned artists
July 24, 2013

Cody DeLong has traveled from coast to coast, sometimes in an RV, sometimes with his dog and mostly with his paintbrushes pursuing natural beauty off the beaten pathways. But Tuesday was his first taste of the Tetons as he toured the flat valley and climbed the hill leading to Grand Targhee. ...(more)

Beard featured local talent at Celebrate America
June 28, 2013

Ask anyone in Teton Valley whether they have heard Billy Beard sing and you’ll find many describing the 28 year old as angelic, phenomenal and deeply talented. So it’s no surprise that Beard will be opening the Huntsman Spring’s Celebrate America event Saturday in front of an estimated crowd of 20,000 residents and visitors. ...(more)

Music on Main kicks off summer of music
June 27, 2013

The popular free summer music concert, Music on Main begins Thursday, June 27 hosted by the nonprofit Teton Valley Foundation. ...(more)

The Big Top comes to town
April 08, 2013

The Family Fun Circus will bring its array of big top fun to the Teton Valley on Wednesday, April 10, from 7-10 p.m. at Teton Saddleback Vistas Indoor Arena located at 308 Teton Saddleback Vistas Drive off Hwy. 33 between Driggs and Victor. ...(more)

Seven for the Eighth
March 20, 2013

Entering into its eighth year as one of the region’s most popular free concert series, Music on Main boasts seven headliners for the summer of 2013. With six new acts booked, it was hard not to invite March 4th Marching Band back for a show late in July. ...(more)

Plein perfection
August 01, 2012

Last Thursday a handful of local and regional artists laid claim to a small piece of wilderness just at the end of Teton Canyon. With the help of paints, oils, chalks and canvas, colors and shapes melted from the surrounding summer scenery onto stretched canvas as Mother Nature modeled every angle. ...(more)

Targhee Fest sure to satisfy your sweet tooth for sound
July 11, 2012

From the southern rock sound of the Drive By Truckers to the bluesy country crooning of Lucinda Williams and soulful reggae of Toots and the Maytals, the 8th Annual Targhee Fest boasts an incredible lineup this weekend with 18 total bands performing Friday through Sunday. ...(more)

More ways to enjoy Music on Main
July 27, 2011

If you missed Music on Main (but how could you?) or you simply want to hear more of those amazing bands playing through Victor this summer, there are now two more musical outlets for your listening pleasure. ...(more)

Osborne to rock Music on Main
July 20, 2011

Directly on the heels of Dumpstaphunk, Music on Main concertgoers can continue to live the Crescent City dream. Behind one of the best beards in the business, you will find singer-songwriter Anders Osborne. ...(more)

Finding the ‘G’ in Graffenburg
July 13, 2011

Walking around the Graffenberg Gallery and Tattoo parlor in her platform Mary Janes, owner Leslie Sewell explained the meaning behind the store’s new name, formerly known as Tinnelli Bros Ink Slingin’ Saloon and Circus Gallery. ...(more)

Drum roll please...
February 16, 2011

Just as Teton Valley knows the winter will bring snow, its people have begun to count on the fact that the summer will bring music. Much like the valley’s reputation for peerless powder, a promise has been fulfilled for the last five years with headliners at the Music on Main concerts that delight residents while also drawing visitors to the area. ...(more)

Capturing the most beautiful moments
January 12, 2011

Stepping into Kisa Koenig’s studio along Little Avenue is really like stepping into her living room. ...(more)

The next breast thing
October 06, 2010

When you combine art and a good cause with the naked human form, it’s generally a recipe for success. ...(more)

The marriage of High Art and heritage
September 29, 2010

You never know what you’ve got until it’s gone. ...(more)

Country crooner climbs charts
September 15, 2010

Tyler Barham, an employee at Teton Springs who currently resides at the resort, released his first EP last week on iTunes and quickly climbed to number 39 on the site’s country music sales chart. ...(more)

Master Yoder
September 15, 2010

For Merle Yoder, there is art and beauty to be found in form and function. For this master craftsman, 30 years of woodworking and design has led to his passion for creating heirloom pieces of furniture he is proud to see being passed along from one g ...(more)

Wonderland headlines final days of summer in Victor
August 18, 2010

It’s really no wonder why Carolyn Wonderland would headline the closing concert at Music on Main, August 19. The name itself simply speaks for itself: Wonderland. ...(more)

Put a little mustard in your step as your sample Cracker
August 04, 2010

Enter “Cracker” into your favorite Web browser and the number one hit will not be for a thin, crispy wafer or a pejorative term for poor white trash. ...(more)

Band of Heathens on deck for Music on Main
July 28, 2010

Performing on stages diverse as Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza, the Band of Heathens will deliver its fair share of alternative religion for its own revival during Music on Main’s July 29 performance. ...(more)

“Songs from the Land” is a musical sense of place
July 28, 2010

Not only is the Teton Regional Land Trust’s new album release, “Songs of the Land,’ a work of musical art, it is an amazing compilation of Teton Valley’s best musical talents and voices.


Local favorites jump start Music on Main
July 14, 2010

Teton Valley’s Calle Mambo and Jackson’s Rotating Superstructure will lift off the Music on Main summer concert series this Thursday at the Victor City Park on Main Street. ...(more)

No manic, just Panic
July 07, 2010

There was a moment when everything seemed to click perfectly early on during the second-half of Widespread Panic’s set. ...(more)

Turning up the volume for art venues in Driggs
June 30, 2010

No one walks down Main Street in Driggs and mistakes it for the Champs-Elysees in gay Paris. You don’t take a right on Ski Hill Road and wonder if you’ve somehow ended up in Milan by mistake. ...(more)

Local artist chosen to sculpt Greenbelt Art Bench
June 23, 2010

Local sculptor Tim Rein was chosen through a variety of Idaho Falls organizations to build an art bench for the Green Belt Art Bench project from a field of more than two dozen regional artists who submitted over 100 bench designs. ...(more)

Free Sunday music concerts start June 13 in Driggs
June 09, 2010

The City of Driggs and the Teton Valley Foundation will present the Driggs Outdoor Concert series Sunday evenings from 4 to 8 p.m. June 13, 20, 27 and July 11 at the Driggs City Center Plaza as well as a show July 4th from 1 to 5 p.m. ...(more)

Spud to showcase dynamic schedule
May 26, 2010

On Tuesday night, all was a little quieter than normal at the Spud Drive- In as the finishing touches were being made before this weekend’s opening. ...(more)

Local artists could find favor with music fests
May 05, 2010

If you love Bluegrass music and you’re a talented artist, chances are you could hit the mother lode next month. ...(more)

Shakespeare’s “Shrew” set for shoot out at THS
April 07, 2010

The Utah Shakespearean Festival’s Wild West production of William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” will perform at Teton High School on April 14 at 7 p.m. ...(more)

Junior Miss “Through the Looking Glass”
March 31, 2010

The group might be smaller than in year’s prior, but the 2011 Junior Miss Scholarship Program is shaping up for big returns on a lot of hard work. ...(more)

Live music floods Teton Valley this week
March 10, 2010

Maybe I rocked out to the Midnight Cowboy soundtrack this week, and I get pretty amped when any song from Forrest Gump hit the airwaves. I was born in the wrong era. ...(more)

RUHA to melt the Trap
March 03, 2010

What does chicken soup and RUHA have in common? Soothing wintry souls, one offering at a time. ...(more)

The business of acting
February 03, 2010

The usual suspects are all still in the game, but the three amigos of theater are flying a slightly different flag, taking performance art into the realm of a business with the Mountain Studios. ...(more)

‘Man of La Mancha’ is about the power of story
January 27, 2010

Locked in a dungeon during the Spanish Inquisition, it’s writer Cervantes’ script that saves him and also the prisoners with him as he shares the story. ...(more)

Arts Council fosters old passion with new plan
December 30, 2009

Nonprofits in Teton Valley do not lack passion, they lack the pots of money that were there in the past. This is the reality that has motivated mergers, but it is also has resulted in the consequence of downsizing for the Teton Arts Council.

Spud sold
November 25, 2009

When you take possession of a classic car, the last thing you want to do is start making modifications. This is the philosophy of Lenny Zaban, the new owner of the Spud Drive-In theater located south of Driggs. ...(more)

Eat, drink, and be scary creative
November 18, 2009

When you give people creative license, sometimes they’ll drive your cause ‘til the wheels fall off. ...(more)

Local suds are looking for artful renditions
September 30, 2009

A new art contest presented by the Teton Arts Council and Grand Teton Brewery will seek the creative input from local artists, no ID required. ...(more)

Batdorf looks toward final performance
September 23, 2009

Local singer, songwriter and man about the mountains, Michael Batdorf is looking toward some of his final performances this week. ...(more)

Shakespeare in the Parks storms in with The Tempest
July 15, 2009

William Shakespeare’s The Tempest will storm on stage Sunday, July 26, as the annual Montana Shakespeare in the Parks touring troupe is set to perform at Creekside Meadows Park for a one night outdoor theater experience. ...(more)

Mosaics and meshuganas
June 10, 2009

Find a warm patch of light in the living room, close your eyes and turn your face toward the sun. This is one method of inspiration for Janet Dempsey of the Teton Valley's north end, a woman who takes great joy in turning trash into treasure.


A canvas that lets everyone leave their mark
May 20, 2009

After years in the art world, Kelly Sullivan has a lot of dirty laundry, but it's not what you think. Sullivan has scores of shirts smeared with colorful acrylic, and each of those button-downs can be paired with a landscape or a ...(more)

Ancient Japanese secret revealed
May 06, 2009

Art forms enter a different realm when they are non-functional pieces. The Japanese were down with this concept when the Raku technique of firing pottery at low temperatures was used in the late 16th century to create pieces that were ...(more)




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