The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music in Eastern Idaho

Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival at Grand Targhee Resort in Teton Valley, a part of Yellowstone Teton Territory.

Come for outdoor recreation, and stay for live outdoor music events! Once the days get longer and the temperatures get warmer, Eastern Idaho comes alive with music throughout the region. Dance your way through Yellowstone Teton Territory!



Beer Fest

Beer is the highlight of the North American Brewers Association’s Annual Beer Fest, without a doubt! However, this event, held in early June, happens outdoors at the Sandy Downs arena, and there is live music. After you have sipped a selection of beer samples from the over 100 breweries at the festival, it’s time to dance! The outdoor concert at the beer festival is not just a performance - it’s a celebration of the start of summer in Idaho Falls.

Farmers’ Market

If you seek a more laid-back environment to enjoy groovy tunes by local artists, the Idaho Falls Farmers’ Market has live music every Saturday. Peruse the booths, enjoy local baked goods, and soak up the sun and acoustic music.

Sippin’ Safari

For a wild music experience, mark your calendars for the Sippin' Safari Concert Series at Idaho Falls Zoo in Tautphaus Park! Every second Friday from June to September, you are invited to enjoy live music at the zoo. Children aged 2 and under enter free, making it a perfect outing for all ages. Dance to the talents of skilled musicians surrounded by lions and, tigers, and bears. Treat yourself to delicious food and beverages available onsite, including beer and wine, with proceeds supporting the zoo. Thanks to Teton Toyota, complimentary soda is provided. 

River Concert Series

Yellowstone Teton Territory is a proud sponsor of the Idaho Falls Arts Council's River Concert Series, which runs from mid-June to the end of August. Held at the Greenbelt Stage (near Memorial between D and E Street), friends and families can gather on the grass for a series of musical shows that are free to the public.

Symphony in the Park

The Summer season for live music in Idaho Falls typically closes in September with Idaho Falls Symphony in the Park. Held at the Freeman Park Amphitheater, bring your lawn chairs and picnics to enjoy the Symphony’s free night of music.

Dancing at Beer Fest in Idaho Falls in Eastern Idaho, a part of Yellowstone Teton Territory.
Playing drums at a music fest in Eastern Idaho, a part of Yellowstone Teton Territory.
Symphony in the Park in Eastern Idaho's Idaho Falls, a part of Yellowstone Teton Territory.



Music on Main

Teton Valley is all about the music every Summer. Victor, Idaho, kicks off Summer in mid-June with the Music on Main concert series. If you want to see Teton Valley’s entire community in one place, head to the City of Victor Park every Thursday night until mid-August. EVERYONE comes to Music on Main. The musical line-ups are fantastic, the food trucks are cooking, and there is enough wine and beer to go around (However, no outside food and beverage is allowed). The concert is free with the request for a $5 donation per person, so the Teton Valley Foundation (TVF) can continue to put on the shows annually. TVF’s mission is to make the good life in Teton Valley even better, and boy, do they!

Downtown Sounds

Not to be outdone, the Downtown Driggs’ Association brings music to Driggs, Idaho, with their Downtown Sounds concert series. From June through September, various local and regional bands play at the Driggs City Center Stage at Driggs Plaza in the heart of downtown. Bring a camp chair, grab something to eat from the rotating food trucks, and get your groove on. Also free to the community, be sure to donate in one of DDA’s tip jars to support this amazing nonprofit’s commitment to fostering a thriving and vibrant downtown Driggs.

Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival

Bring on the Bluegrass! Hailed as one of the best bluegrass festivals in the country, Grand Targhee’s Bluegrass Festival features national and regional talent for three days of down-and-dirty dancing. Don’t be surprised if there is an impromptu performance by an unscheduled major bluegrass talent, and be prepared to discover an upcoming yet mind-blowing new performer. If you are a musician yourself, there is a lesser-known bluegrass camp leading up to the festival at Grand Targhee. There are great food trucks and vendors onsite. Plan for the late-night shows at the Trap Bar, which are pretty epic, albeit a little rowdy.

Need a place to stay for the festival? Grand Targhee Resort offers lodging and camping, but make reservations NOW! Accommodations at the Resort fill up quickly.

The stage at Music on Main in Teton Valley in Eastern Idaho, a part of Yellowstone Teton Territory.
Overhead view of Teton Valley's Music on Main in Victor Idaho, a part of Yellowstone Teton Territory.
Downtown Driggs Association's Downtown Sounds in Driggs, ID, a part of Yellowstone Teton Territory and Eastern Idaho.
Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival in Teton Valley, a part of Yellowstone Teton Territory.
Listening to live music at Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival in Yellowstone Teton Territory.
Bluegrass band on stage in Eastern Idaho's Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival in Yellowstone Teton Territory.



Sawtelle Music Festival

We are proud to introduce the Inaugural Sawtelle Music Festival to be held in August at the Sawtelle Mountain Resort Pavillion. Held over three days, this festival will feature over 20 local bands, food, drink, and definitely dancing! Stay at the Sawtelle Mountain Resort or book nearby accommodations at Lakeside Lodge, Springhill Suites, Mack’s Inn, or Jared’s Wild Rose Ranch Resort.

That's Not All, Folks!

While we have highlighted some fantastic outdoor music events and concert series here, the music doesn’t stop. Throughout the region, local establishments, concert halls, and holidays host musical entertainment indoors and out. Especially around the 4th of July, each town has its own celebration and most have live music.

There are great indoor music venues around the region. Idaho Falls has a thriving music scene in its historic downtown area and an impressive Summer line-up at the Mountain America Center, Downtown Events Center, and The Gem. Rexburg holds its own with musical performances at the Hart Auditorium and Center Stage at BYUI .

Also, when the weather is nice, many local establishments feature outdoor space for scheduled shows. The Shotgun Bar in Island Park attracts some heavy-hitting musical talent, while the Blue Buffalo Resort holds a Summer concert series starting mid-June. Want some music with flavor? Cafe Sabor on Island Park's Main Street hosts Wednesday night music right on the river! Check the musical rosters at the Tetonia Club, Guidepost Brewing, and Knotty Pine in Teton Valley for an incredible Summer schedule at favorite local haunts!

YTT’s Events Calendar is your one-stop shop for the most up-to-date information on live shows in Eastern Idaho. Let’s dance!

Idaho Falls Symphony in Eastern Idaho's Yellowstone Teton Territory.
Live music at Tetonia Club in Tetonia Idaho in Eastern Idaho's Yellowstone Teton Territory.
Music at Idaho Fall's Mountain America Center in Eastern Idaho and Yellowstone Teton Territory.
A crowd gathers to hear live music in Idaho Falls at the Mountain America Center, a part of Yellowstone Teton Territory.
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