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Sun Valley Road Rally July 25 - 26, 2014

On July 26, 2014 north of Ketchum, Idaho, the SUN VALLEY ROAD RALLY will once again transform Highway 75 into a "No Speed Limit" zone.  Events include a cruiser parade and show on Friday; then the main event on Saturday with a "no speed limit" true test of who has the fastest and baddest car in the west.

30th Anniversary Season of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony
July 28th - August 19th.

Now at the age of 30, the Sun Valley Summer Symphony has passed swiftly through its adolescence to become a mature orchestral force, attracting the most sought-after soloists of our time. With free year-round music education programs complimenting free-admission concerts, the Sun Valley Summer Symphony has claimed a place of world-class status in the North American classical music scene. But, what really sets it apart is the audience’s affectionate rapport with the musicians, nurtured by Music Director Alasdair Neale, and felt by every artist who performs with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony.

This season, the Sun Valley Summer Symphony celebrates being 30 years young with eclectic programming, dynamic guest artists, and at its core, the all-star Sun Valley Summer Symphony orchestra. Be a part of it – every concert is a reason to celebrate!

46th Annual Sun Valley Center Arts & Craft Festival; August 8-10, 2014

The Arts and Crafts Festival is a free three-day outdoor exhibition of 100 artists from around the country featuring a wide range of unique handmade fine arts and crafts including painting, photography, fiber, ceramic, metal, jewelry and woodwork. The event is held in Atkinsons’ Park – adjacent to Hemingway Elementary School in Ketchum (Festival Location Map). According to Art Fair Source Book, the Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival is ranked in the top 100 fine art festivals in the nation. The Festival is a tremendous opportunity for Wood River Valley residents and visitors to meet artists, get a sense of what’s happening in the world of arts and crafts, and maybe even buy some art! This popular community event includes artists’ demonstrations, live music, food vendors, and a children’s activity area. During the 2013 Festival, nearly sixty volunteers worked a total of 625 hours assisting the 130 artists and over 10 thousand attendees. We served over 320 children in our Kid’s Activity Area and the free entertainment continues to be extremely well received.

Sun Valley Center Summer Concert Series

The Sun Valley Center for the Arts amazing Summer Concert Series continues again this summer with four great concerts scheduled for this summer.  All the performers are amazing in their own right plus have that little extra that makes them unforgettable.  All concerts are at the River Run lift area.  Get there early to stake out your spot, bring your blanket, chairs and picnic; enjoy a wonderful night of music under the stars.  For tickets and information please visit the center website at

Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band

Sunday, July 27, 7:00 pm

josh ritter concert sun valley

Named one of the “100 Greatest Living Songwriters” by Paste Magazine, Josh Ritter is certainly that. Sold out tours, amazing reviews, stellar albums and multiple radio hits have become the standard for this immensely talented artist and captivating performer.

Ritter’s last album, The Beast In Its Tracks, hit #22 on the Billboard 200 and #8 on the Top Rock Albums chart in 2013. In addition to this commercial success, the album continues to receive widespread critical praise—NPR Music calls it, “…gorgeous and glorious,” while Pitchfork asserts, “Beast is contemplative and forgiving, a means of burying one relationship to commit to another, and Ritter nicely evokes the excitement and resignation of such a transition.”

Chris Isaak
Wednesday, August 6, 8:00 pm

As a child spinning his parents’ 45s in their Stockton, California home, this deeply committed artist has been obsessed with the glory days of Memphis’ Sun Studio and the visionary artists who got their starts there—including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis—all of them discovered and nurtured by the late, great Sun Records founder Sam Phillips.

The Head & The Heart
Friday, August 29, 7:00 pm

The Head & The Heart is an indie folk-rock band from Seattle. They came together in 2009 through a series of open mic nights at the Conor Byrne pub in Old Ballard. They scored two a #1 single with their song “Lost in My Mind” and they’ve opened for Vampire Weekend, The Decemberists and more, and are on the ascent.

The Head & The Heart will be opened by San Fermin
San Fermin is the work of Brooklyn composer and songwriter Ellis Ludwig-Leone. He focuses on life's top-shelf issues – youth, nostalgia, anxiety, unrequited love – and ties these vast themes to different characters through vocal contributions from longtime friend Allen Tate, as well as Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Lucius. The eight-member live outfit is comprised of Allen Tate and Rae Cassidy, lead vocals; Rebekah Durham, vocals/violin; Stephen Chen, saxophone; John Brandon, trumpet; Mike Hanf, drums; Tyler McDiarmid, guitar; and Ellis Ludwig-Leone, keyboard.

Sun Valley Gallery Association Gallery Walks 

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Locals and visitors alike are welcome to take in thought-provoking exhibitions of newly installed art, enjoy wine, mingle with friends and often meet with featured artists during the ever-popular gallery walks.

Participating galleries:

Broschofsky Gallery, Frederic Boloix Fine Art, Friesen Gallery, Gail Severn Gallery, Gallery DeNovo, Gilman Contemporary, Harvey Art Projects USA, Kneeland Gallery, Wood River Fine Arts and the Sun Valley Center for the Arts.


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August 29, Friday
October 10, Friday
November 28, Friday
December 27, Saturday

                        Sun Valley Gallery Walk

Guest Reviews

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George D - January 2013
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