Wyoming Arts Council

Tim O'Brien headlines Targhee festival

The 21st annual Targhee Bluegrass Festival, known as “the grandfather of bluegrass festivals in the northern Rockies,” will be held August 8-10 at Grand Targhee Resort near Alta in Teton County.

Headliners for 2008 include:

  • Tim O’Brien
  • Spring Creek
  • The Infamous Stringdusters
  • Tony Trischka with his Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular band
  • Darrell Scott with band
  • Sam Bush Band
  • Blue Highway
  • Abigail Washburn & the Sparrow Quartet with Bela Fleck, Casey Driessen & Ben Solle
  • Jeff Austin & Friends (from Yonder Mountain String Band)

The Banana Slug String Band will play on Sat., Aug. 9, in a children’s show. The band brings science and conservation to audiences using music and humor.

Great food, arts & crafts, games and on-site activities are part of the festival. Tent camping at Grand Targhee is available. Music jams and contests round out the weekend. Take the free shuttle service and leave your vehicle in Victor or Driggs. Or save on gas, be more sustainable, and carpool ($5 parking fee per car; FREE parking for weekend passholders).

For schedule, go to http://www.grandtarghee.com/summer/music-festivals/bluegrass-fest.php

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