Celebrating 30 Years of Music in the Mountains | News

There’s a good chance a good portion of the audience at this year’s Targhee Bluegrass fest won’t be as old as the festival they’re attending.

“Started in 1988 Targhee Bluegrass is the Grand Daddy of Bluegrass Festivals in the Northern Rockies, combining great Bluegrass with the ultimate mountain lifestyle,” wrote Grand Targhee Resort.

This year’s lineup includes acts that satisfy just about every taste in the genre, from decidedly modern bluegrass bands, to genuine legends to performers who can only be classified as having a sound of their own.



  • Mandolin Orange 3:30 pm
  • Sierra Hull 4:45pm
  • Darrell Scott 6:00pm
  • The Travelin’ McCourys 7:30pm
  • Infamous Stringdusters 9:30pm
  • One Ton Pig (Late Night Show @ The Trap) 10:00pm


  • Molly Tuttle Band 11:30am
  • Mr Sun w/ Danny Barnes 1:00pm
  • Growling Old Men 2:15pm
  • Tim O’Brien Band 3:30pm
  • Peter Rowan Dharma Blues ft. Jack Casady 5:00pm
  • Del McCoury Band 7:00pm
  • Sam Bush Band 9:00pm
  • The Travelin’ McCourys (Late Night Show @ The Trap) 10:00pm


  • Willie Watson 12:00pm
  • Rhiannon Giddens 1:30pm
  • Greensky Bluegrass 3:00pm
  • Railroad Earth 5:00pm



The Infamous Stringdusters – From the band

Unlike rock ‘n’ roll, bluegrass music’s boundaries are often defined in very narrow terms and that has caused some bands to carefully consider their place within the genre. But, in order to survive, everything must evolve… even bluegrass. Enter the Infamous Stringdusters, the very model of a major modern bluegrass band.

“At a certain point in our career, there was hesitation in calling us a…

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