Rickie Lee Jones to perform at River Run August 2

Rickie Lee Jones photo

Rickie Lee Jones

The Sun Valley Center for the Arts presents: Rickie Lee Jones at River Run Lodge on Tuesday night, August 2. Tickets are available only through the Sun Valley Center for the Arts. This is an outdoor concert.

Sun Valley Resort is offering a special package that includes concert tickets and a one night stay on August 2. Double occupancy: $249 / Single Occupancy $214
For concert & hotel package info call: 800-786-8259

Grammy Award winner for Best New Artist in 1980, Rickie Lee Jones has spent her career challenging her listeners and the establishment with an absorbing musical vision that defies border and classification. She rocked the culture of singer-song writerdom with her refusal to conform to the staid and careful eloquence of the folk rock generation that came before her. Neither punk nor pop, she wove a thread of her own devising, jazz – the old musical kind, and R&B – the Motown thread that permeates her work.

The Avett Brothers perform in the Sun Valley Pavilion July 13

Avett Brothers photo

The Avett Brothers

The Sun Valley Center for the Arts presents: The Avett Brothers in the Sun Valley Pavilion Wednesday, July 13, 2011.
Tickets available through the Sun Valley Center for the Arts only. Pavilion and lawn seating available.

Sun Valley Resort is offering a special package that includes concert tickets and a one night stay on July 13. Double occupancy: $219 / Single Occupancy $184
For concert & hotel package info call: 800-786-8259

The Avett Brothers (pronounced eh-vitt) is a folk rock band from Concord, North Carolina. The band is made up of two brothers, Scott and Seth Avett, who play the banjo and guitar respectively, and Bob Crawford who plays the stand-up bass, Joe Kwon, cello, and Jacob Edwards, drums. The Avett Brothers combine bluegrass, country, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, honky tonk, and ragtime to produce a sound described by the San Francisco Chronicle as having the “heavy sadness of Townes Van Zandt, the light pop concision of Buddy Holly, the tuneful jangle of the Beatles, the raw energy of the Ramones.”

Signed by legendary producer Rick Rubin (Johnny Cash, Tom Petty and the Dixie Chicks to name a few) in 2008, the Avett Brothers’ 2009 release “I and Love and You” reached #16 on Billboards’ chart of bestselling albums. Known for their rowdy, infectious live performances, the Avett Brothers’ concert coincides with Sun Valley’s hosting of the National Mountain Bike Championships which is July 14-17.