Okay, believe it or not, we’re just about down to 100 days until Baldy opens for the 75th winter season… And Apples Bar and Grill at the base of the Warm Springs ski lifts is presenting the 7th annual Pig Roast and Reggae celebration of the 100 day pre-anniversary. It all happens at the Apple’s restaurant there with a frisbee golf course set up through the Greyhawk parking lot and around the lift bases, finishing up on the street where the Ethan Tucker Band will be supplying the music for the evening. Dinner served Apples-style, and plenty of beer will be flowing. Should be a great time for all. Pack the dogs and kennel the kids, and come on out to join the fun!
Noon- Frisbee Golf
Music starts at 4pm and dinner served at 5pm.
Sun Valley Season Pass raffle- $5 per tickets or 5 for $20
See you there
Join us at the Sun Valley Gun Club Saturday, September 11 for a fun autumn day of clay shooting.
100 targets and delicious BBQ Lunch for only $35 per person. Registration starts at 9am.
The Sun Valley Gun Club is located just 1.5 miles east of the Sun Valley Lodge. We offer Trap, Double Trap, Wobble Trap, Skeet, Duck Tower, 5-Stand and Sporting Clays. Baretta Gun rental and expert instructors are on staff daily. Beginners are welcome. Call (208) 622-2111 for more information.
Mark Frisby, Director of Tennis at Sun Valley Resort, and David Perry invite all tennis players and their families back to world-famous Sun Valley Resort for a weekend of fun, celebration and great tennis. "We had a great turnout at our July 4 weekend tournament and we hope you will join us for a great tournament this Labor Day weekend."
Entry deadline is August 31. For more information and entry forms please contact the Sun Valley Recreation Center in the Sun Valley Village (208) 622-2135
USTA Tournament #257408610
Play includes: Men’s Open Singles & Doubles and Women’s Open Singles & Doubles.
First event: $40 per person / Second event $30 per person / Third event $30 per person
Cash prizes for the winners of each event.
The Sun Valley Resort/Lyle Pearson Tennis Tournament is sponsored by: Sun Valley Resort, Lyle Pearson of Boise, Sturtevants Mountain Outfitters and Atkinson’s Market.
Special hotel packages are available for tournament participants September 3-6 starting at
$149 plus tax/based on double occupancy. Sun Valley Resort Reservations: 800-786-8259
Free wine tastings every Wednesday this summer from 5-6pm in the Sun Valley Village. Cool off on the shady outdoor patio next to Konditorei Coffee and sample red and white wines from different distributors every Wednesday.
The guy said, “If you build it, they will come.” Well, The Holdings built it, and last night they came. There were an estimated 6,000 people Sunday night at the Sun Valley Pavilion and on the lawn on a beautiful, clear and warm August evening.
Garth Brooks showed up and with some help from his beautiful wife Trisha Yearwood, put on a wonderful exhibition of his roots in the music business and his growth to the leading country performer in the world. Who knew that he was such an entertaining story teller? Mixed in with the great music we have all grown up with, and the touching stories of his dear father, he wowed the crowd for over an hour before bringing out the entire Sun Valley Symphony Orchestra for support. (As back-up? Imagine that!)
It sounded like everybody had a good time, from the $10,000 per seat folks dancing in the aisles to “I’ve got Friends in Low Places” to all the real country lovers who lined up on the lawn before dawn, and waited all day for a spot in the sun. By the way, the 360 square foot TV screen made perfect viewing for everybody on the lawn, even those who were left ouside the fence without tickets.
And Garth said it made him think of the “Field of Dreams”
Wish you were there
Who knew that the hilarious Steve Martin, famous for movies like “The Jerk, and “Cheaper by the Dozen” and “Father of the Bride” was also a Banjo virtuoso. I’m told he can really tear it up on a stage, with great classic folk stuff and plenty of rockin’ country to get you up on your feet. Martin has toured all over the country with his Bluegrass band, and promises to give us a show to remember on the stage at the river Run Plaza next Tuesday evening, August 3.
Come on out, bring the kids, and enjoy another perfect sunset on the grounds along the Wood River. Sun Valley will have snacks and a bar set up over by Pete Lanes again in case the kids get hungry or you would like a cold drink.
The Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile will open at 7pm. Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, will perform at about 8:30. That’s a little late, so be sure to have sweatshirts for the kids and a jacket to stay warm out there. Tickets will be $45 for adults, with a discount for SV Center for the Arts members. It should be a great show, and we’ll all be there, too. Tickets available only through the Sun Valley Center for the Arts.
See you there
Silver Creek Outfitters, located in the Sun Valley Mall, offers FREE casting instruction from 5:30pm - 6:30pm Tuesdays – Saturdays, through Labor Day weekend!
Don Felder, an evening at the Hotel California
A Concert to benefit the Danny Thompson Memorial Leukemia Fund
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member and former Eagles lead guitarist, Don Felder returns with his band to the Sun Valley Pavilion Wednesday, August 18. Tickets on Sale June 15. Online: seats.sunvalley.com or call the Sun Valley Recreation Center box office at: 888-622-2108
Don Felder Bio:
World renowned musician Don Felder was one of the five members and former lead guitarist of the rock group the Eagles for 27 years. Credited with adding a rock and roll edge to their country sound, he wrote the music for their biggest hit, the multi Grammy award winning song "Hotel California". With 14 Grammy nominations and 4 wins, his signature guitar work has become legendary on songs like "Hotel California", "Life In The Fast Lane", "One Of These Nights", "New Kid In Town", and the list goes on. Don and the Eagles also hold the honor of having the first Platinum album certified by the RIAA. That album, The Eagles’ Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975, has reached over 26 million copies, becoming the best-selling album of the 20th century.
In the years the band was apart, Don wrote music for films and television including songs in Sluggers Wife by Neil Simon, Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Heavy Metal, Secret Admirer, Nice Dreams, and Galaxy High. Having mastered instruments like keyboards, mandolin, pedal steel, and banjo, Don has performed and recorded with musicians that span the musical spectrum, from The Bee Gees, Bob Seger, Joe Walsh, Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper, Kenny Loggins, David Crosby & Graham Nash, David Foster, Boz Scaggs, Tom Petty, Warren Zevon, Steven Stills, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks, Don Henley, Vince Gill, Stevie Wonder to Elton John, Paul Simon, Diana Ross and Barbra Streisand. He also hosted a television show for children called FTV, and continues his work with kids through various charities around the world.
A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1998, Don is now writing and recording songs for an upcoming solo project and touring worldwide. He has most recently become a New York Times bestselling author with his autobiography "Heaven and Hell" about his life with the Eagles.
Rediscover the joyous spirit of John Denver’s music on August 31.
Jim Salestrom and Friends, including special guests from John Denver’s Band: Bill Danoff, Denny Brooks, Jim Horn, Alan Deremo, Chris Nole & Pete Huttlinger, will perform a special tribute concert in the Sun Valley Pavilion Tuesday, August 31 at 8pm. Gates open at 7pm.
Tickets are $20, $27 & $40 on sale now online at: Seats.SunValley.com or at the Sun Valley Recreation Center box office (208) 622-2135.
Band members and John Denver songwriters weigh in to remember John Denver and his musical legacy. An evening with these musicians will recall special stories and inside humorous anecdotes… but the music will do most of the talking.
Jim Salestrom is an Emmy Award Winning songwriter, a gifted guitarist and a seasoned performer who has been writing and recording music since he was 13. His music crosses generational boundaries and is enjoyed by fans of all ages. During a career spanning the last 35 years, Jim has recorded and performed with such stellar artists as John Denver, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.