The non-profit Teton Valley Foundation is thrilled to release the lineup for Music on Main’s 2014 summer concert schedule which includes Celtic-rock legends The Young Dubliners and iconic, rootsy singer/songwriter James McMurtry.
“We have the most incredible lineup this year” says Erica Linnell, newly hired Executive Director for the Teton Valley Foundation. “It’s such a great mix spanning indie-folk from up and comers Paper Bird, high-energy soul from local favorites Mandatory Air, rock-country from Texas poet Hayes Carll, and dance tunes from the funk-masters themselves, The Motet. There is truly something for everybody.”
Music on Main is a free, all-ages music series in Victor, Idaho’s City Park that takes place most Thursdays starting June 26. The concerts help connect Teton Valley residents by creating a fun, community-oriented evening highlighting some of the nation’s most entertaining bands. Last year attendance fluctuated between 3-4000 people a week, an impressive showing in a town of only 2000.
Linnell noted, “Half the fun of Music on Main is the outstanding music, the other half is catching up with neighbors.” In addition, the series serves as a boon to the economy by highlighting Teton Valley’s tasty local food vendors and attracting large numbers of summer visitors to the shows.
The 2014 Music on Main schedule is as follows and includes a full slate of talented opening bands:
JUNE 26: MANDATORY AIR http://www.mandatoryair.com/
John Wayne’s World
JULY 10: YOUNG DUBLINERS http://youngdubliners.com/
Brain Maw Band
JULY 17: PAPER BIRD http://www.paperbirdband.com/
Maddy & the Groove Spots
JULY 24: JAMES McMURTRY http://www.jamesmcmurtry.com/
JULY 31: THE MOTET http://www.themotet.net/
AUGUST 7: HAYES CARLL http://hayescarll.com/
Screen Door Porch
AUGUST 14: ELEPHANT REVIVAL http://elephantrevival.com/
Black Mother Jones
Linnell explained that TVF’s philosophy for music selection is to choose bands that appeal to a wide variety of valley residents and reflect the organization’s mission to create cultural experiences for the community. This is true for Music on Main’s closing band, Elephant Revival. “Holy cow!” Linnell exclaimed, “Elephant Revival is amazing. They are a mix of all kinds of music from gypsy to bluegrass to folk. We were so lucky to book them before they explode on the national scene. Add them to the likes of James McMurtry and the Young Dubliners? What a year.”
Now that the lineup is set, Linnell will be focusing her energy on recruiting sponsors, donors, vendors, and volunteers for the series. “Music on Main attendees love that we offer free concerts, but the only way we can make it happen is through the generosity of our partners who believe in our mission and the inherent benefit these events provide for this community.” You can contact Linnell at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to learn more about getting involved with Music on Main.
About the Teton Valley Foundation
The Teton Valley Foundation is a sponsor and donor supported non-profit organization whose mission is to make the “Good life in Teton Valley Even Better”. TVF offers cultural, educational, and recreational programs and facilities that support the local economy and make Teton Valley a better place to live and to visit. TVF currently works to fulfill its mission through its programming, including the Kotler Ice Arena, Music on Main, Oktoberfest, and Skijoring during the Great Snow Fest. For more information please visit our website at www.tetonvalleyfoundation.org.