We don’t love Wyoming just for the skiing (as we bounce back and forth between Grand Targhee and Jackson Hole). In the off-season we can’t believe how freaking gorgeous it is in that state. The sky is crisp and clear, the mountains are green and imposing (in a great way)…and Wyoming is home to one of the best music festivals in the country. The New York Post has confirmed it this morning, placing The Targhee Fest among the top 10 Outstanding Music Fests.
Here’s what they had to say about it:
“7) TARGHEE FEST Alta, WY
July 16 – 18
The only real thing competing with this festival’s lineup — which includes Moe, Los Lobos, Shawn Colvin and Alejandro Escovedo — is the setting: high in the Tetons, in a natural, grassy amphitheater surrounded by aspen and pine trees. Maybe because of its relative isolation (15 very mountainous miles from Jackson Hole), this fest keeps a low profile, with fewer crowds and a laid-back vibe. Still, it’s not easy to snag a room at the Grand Targhee Resort, so most folks park in Driggs, Idaho, (20 minutes away) and hop on the free shuttle, or take advantage of onsite camping. There’s plenty of food, vendors, games and activities (especially for the kids), and each night, the Trap Bar at the base of the resort will open after the festival concludes for drinks and more music.
Info: A three-day pass is $139, Fri. or Sun., $59; Sat., $69; grandtarghee.com”