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Warm Summer Nights and Free Music in Ketchum, ID

As you’ve probably noticed, Ketchum, Idaho is an outdoor adventure wonderland. But the fun doesn’t stop once the sun starts dip behind the mountains. Every summer, Ketchum and Sun Valley come alive with music. From the many talented artists playing on sundrenched decks and patios around town, to these time-honored free musical events, there is something for every music lover in your squad. Grab a good blanket, pack a picnic, borrow a bike and make a night of it.


On Thursday evenings, The Backyard at Hotel Ketchum is the spot to be! With live music, craft cocktails, yard games, and delicious food specials, everything you need for a perfect evening is at your fingertips. Bring your pups, brings your pals, because it’s going to be a good time.

Ketch’em Alive

Every Tuesday evening, mid-June through mid-August, locals and visitors gather in Forest Service Park to enjoy good music, dancing, picnics and time with friends and family. National and regional musical acts ranging from electronica and rock to world beat and Americana have graced the stage. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket or a small lawn chair to sit on, and be sure to grab a warm sweater to keep yourself toasty after sunset.

Jazz in the Park

Some consider Jazz in the Park to be the mellower, more mature sibling to Ketch’em Alive. More picnic than party, Jazz in the Park features Many of Idaho’s best Jazz musicians performing every Sunday evening in Ketchum’s Rotary Park on Warm Springs Road. The mellow, casual atmosphere is the perfect end to an action-packed weekend in Sun Valley.

The Sun Valley Summer Symphony

The Sun Valley Summer Symphony offers free-admission classical music concerts that inspire and enrich through dynamic, engaging programming. The largest privately funded free-admission symphony in America, the Sun Valley Summer Symphony celebrated 30 seasons in the glorious Idaho mountains in 2014. Internationally acclaimed guest artists and ensembles have graced the Symphony stage, including Itzhak Perlman, Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Eugene Brancoveanu, and Chris Botti.

There is never a shortage of things to do and see in the Sun Valley/Ketchum area. Explore the local scene from the convenient location of the Hotel Ketchum in downtown Ketchum!