Grand Teton Music Festival, With Grand Teton National Park Backdrop, Opens Next Week

When it comes to great outdoor music venues, it's hard to beat the majestic backdrop of Grand Teton National Park. Beginning next week, park visitors will be able to enjoy that backdrop as the Grand Teton Music Festival sends a string quartet to the park.

Music in Nature, a component of the music festival, will showcase a series of string quartet music recitals for the next four weeks in the park.

The inaugural performance of the quartet will take place on the terrace at the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center on Monday, June 28 at 12:30 p.m. The free public concerts, which are roughly 30 minutes in length, will run June 28 through July 23.

The String Quartet was established by the Grand Teton Music Festival as a way to showcase promising young musicians with the festival orchestra that plays each summer at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village. These musicians will be continuing a musical tradition inspired by the beauty of Grand Teton National Park and its majestic scenery.

“The ‘Music in Nature’ concerts create a relaxing atmosphere that allows visitors to enjoy the beauty of the Teton landscape in an inspiring and moving way,” said Grand Teton National Park Deputy Superintendent Bob Vogel. “We are delighted to partner with the Grand Teton Music Festival again this summer to bring a special musical experience to our park 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 & Thursdays

11:30 a.m., Colter Bay Amphitheater
12:30 p.m., Colter Bay Amphitheater

Wednesdays & Fridays

2 p.m., Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center Terrace
3 p.m., Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center Terrace
5 p.m., Jackson Lake Lodge Lobby
6 p.m., Jackson Lake Lodge Lobby