Mark Your Calendar: Music in the Parks Coming to Grand Teton National Park

Talk about concert halls: Grand Teton National Park!

If you've got plans, or can make plans, to visit Grand Teton National Park during the next four weeks, you'll definitely want to read the rest of this story.

The park is joining forces with the folks behind the Grand Teton Music Festival to offer a concert series in the park. Created through a special partnership, the Music in Nature concert series runs from June 30 through July 25.

The Grand Teton Music Festival’s resident String Quartet will perform 30-minute programs of music inspired by nature; a park ranger will host each performance. The concerts are free and open to the public.

As a sort of warm-up for the concert series, the String Quartet from Rice University in Houston, Texas, will play at the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center today, June 29, at noon. The String Quartet was established by the Grand Teton Music Festival as a way to usher in promising musicians to the festival orchestra that plays each summer at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village. These musicians will delight listeners through their recitals, continuing a musical tradition inspired by the beauty of Grand Teton National Park and its majestic scenery.

“The ‘Music in Nature’ concerts create a unique, relaxing atmosphere that allows visitors to enjoy the picturesque Teton landscape in a truly personal and moving way,” says Grand Teton Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott. “We are excited to partner with the Grand Teton Music Festival again this summer to bring a special musical experience to our visitors.”

Several park locations will host these concerts: Colter Bay Visitor Center, Jackson Lake Lodge and the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center. The times and locations are:

Tuesdays and Thursdays

12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Colter Bay Visitor Center (back deck)
4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Jackson Lake Lodge (lobby)

Wednesdays and Fridays

11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center (terrace)