Driggs Downtown Sounds

Downtown Sounds

July 3 - 6pm | Sister Karee and the Other Brothers

Driggs Plaza, 60 South Main Street

Sister Karee and the Other Brothers launches the Driggs Summer Arts calendar with a rockin’ July 3rd  Driggs Plaza concert presented by Teton County Idaho Fairgrounds in partnership with Teton County Idaho and Downtown Driggs Association. The concert celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Teton County Idaho Fair and its promotion of our western heritage and rural traditions. Sister Karee and the Other Brothers, a beloved local act that considers Teton Valley home, is elated to play in Driggs after a five-year hiatus. The six-piece band’s broad musical range covers funk to classic rock and is sure to make you boogie.

July 23 - 6pm | Batdorf & The Brother Wolf

Driggs Plaza, 60 South Main Street

The 12th Annual Driggs Plein Air Festival starts on July 23rd at Driggs Plaza with an opening community reception and Downtown Sounds Concert with Batdorf & The Brother Wolf. Self-described as, “Somewhere between Allman Brothers and Black Keys along Neil's Desert Highway, out past JJ's Cajun Moon,” Batdorf & The Brother Wolf is the wonderfully unique vision of front man Michael Batdorf of the long-established Jackson band, One Ton Pig. Concert-goers can purchase artworks from more than 75 plein air artists. Don’t miss this spirited evening that weaves together music and art.

July 26 - 6pm | WindSync performance of Peter and the Wolf

Driggs Plaza, 60 South Main Street

Downtown Driggs Association welcomes WindSync, a vibrant Houston-based chamber ensemble, for a three-day musical residency. On July 26th youth and families will experience WindSync’s engaging approach to music appreciation with their lively performance of the children’s classic Peter and the Wolf. The performance will be in English with on-site Spanish translation.

July 27 - 10:30am | WindSync performance of Interstellar Cinderella

Driggs Plaza, 60 South Main Street

Complete with costumes and choreography, this engaging performance introduces the five wind instruments of the orchestra while sharing the joy of reading with the award-winning book, Interstellar Cinderella, by Deborah Underwood. The performance will be in English with on-site Spanish translation.

July 28 - 6pm | WindSync Gardens and Galaxies Recital

Driggs Plaza, 60 South Main Street

Driggs Plein Air Festival Closing Reception and Awards Ceremony

In their Gardens and Galaxies concert, WindSync will perform music written to depict natural elements like bird calls, pastures, and weather patterns in the music as well as their 2019 commissioned work Apollo by Marc Mellits written for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

Beer on tap from Citizen 33 Brewery, wine from Two Mountain and Alexana Wineries, food from Captain Ron's Smokehouse

September 14 - 5:30pm | An Evening of Three Operettas with the Colorado Chamber Orchestra and Opera: Miracles, Sacred Clown, and Mercy Killing

Driggs Plaza, 60 South Main Street

The Colorado Chamber Orchestra and Opera will perform a trio of mini-operas, each only 20 minutes long, outdoors at Driggs Plaza. The operas, built on the lyrics of Dr. Jeffrey Lockwood and music of Thomas Blomster and Noriko Tsuchiya, are inspired by ethics, the natural sciences, and the American West.

In Miracles, an unlikely human-animal trio ponders the nature of faith, truth, and beauty. Mercy Killing takes the audience into a collision of lives – human, animal, and machine – which draws a young man to confront what drives his life. In Sacred Clown, a wise woman bridges her son’s perplexity and her father’s absurdity to help them understand that sometimes what appears practically futile is of ultimate meaning.

Wine from Two Mountain Winery and other drinks will be offered for sale during the event.

September 15 - 5:30pm | Miracles Operetta & Legends and Lessons of the Last Locust Presentation

Foxtrot Fine Art, 160 East Little Avenue

Miracles operetta will kick off the evening at Foxtrot Fine Art on September 15th, followed by a richly illustrated environmental murder mystery. Join Dr. Jeffrey Lockwood as he delves into the devastating rise and mysterious disappearance of the insect that shaped the American Frontier. Dr. Lockwood is an award-winning author, entomologist, philosopher and Professor of Humanities at the University of Wyoming. Wine from Two Mountain Winery and other drinks will be offered for sale during the event.

September 16 - 6pm | Nicolas Meier Trio

Warbirds Cafe, 253 Warbird Lane

The Driggs Summer arts finale is a concert by the internationally acclaimed Nicolas Meier Trio at Warbirds Cafe. UK-based guitarist Nicolas Meier, a young star on the rise, has won numerous awards and studied at some of the world's top music conservatories. Meier's music is inspired by a love of Turkish, Eastern & Middle Eastern music, Flamenco, Tango, and more -- all mixed with jazz. Other members of the trio are bassist David Bundy, a Teton Valley local, and Thomas Blomster, Music Director of the Colorado Chamber Orchestra and Opera.

Reservations are not required to see this FREE show, but they are recommended for dinner. Call Warbirds at (208) 354-2550 to make reservations today - tables are going fast!

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