Concerts on the Commons
Concerts on the Commons: 2014 Lineup
Kick off your shoes, gather friends and family, and come ready to groove in Teton Village this summer. All shows are free!
July 3 | Calle Mambo @ 7 PM + Fireworks @ 10 PM
Live Music Starts in the Village Commons at 7:00PM with Calle Mambo, bringing high-energy, Latin and Salsa music to the stage. Fireworks follow at 10:00 PM. Come out to Teton Village before the music starts and enjoy a free Gondola ride (starting at 4:30 PM) or enjoy Happy Hour in bars and restaurants from 5-6pm.
Hard work, dedication to the craft and respect for Latin roots and traditions distinguishes Calle Mambo in the American Latin music scene; explaining why this ensemble of talented musicians has rapidly become one of the most sought after musical groups in the region. With unique Latin renditions of classic R&B and pop tunes thrown in, Calle Mambo is sure to please every crowd.
July 4 | Jazz Foundation of JH + Mandatory Air + Fireworks
The music starts up with the Jazz Foundation of JH at 4:00 PM in the Village Commons. The night finishes with local favorite Mandatory Air bringing their signature rock and roll party to the stage. Fireworks follow, starting at 10:00 PM.
Mandatory Air is an 8-piece, high energy band fueled by the talented Miller Sisters on lead vocals. Influenced by rock, funk, soul and R&B, the band has a large and eclectic repertoire of cover songs as well as many of their own originals and is based in Jackson Hole, WY.
Jackson Hole is home to some of the most hard core characters in the world. Get some of these people to a bar, throw in the band Mandatory Air, and you’ve got a serious rock and roll party. Mandatory Air with the Miller Sisters are as close to big-city music as it gets, and their fans give them every ounce of their support.
July 13 | The Tamlins @ 5 PM
Opener: Chanman Roots Band
Electrifying, the one word which most adequately describes The Tamlins. Surely one of (if not the
best) harmonizing trio to emerge from Jamaica. Their sparkling reputation is based on their solid
record of noteworthy achievements and a string of golden hits, like “Baltimore,” “Ting-A-Ling,” “My
Whole World Is Falling Down,” “Reasons,” and “Go Away Dream,” to name a few.
July 20 | The Infamous Stringdusters @ 5 PM
Opener : Wood Smoke Rising
The Infamous Stringdusters consist of Andy Falco (guitar), Travis Book (bass), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), Andy Hall (dobro), and Chris Pandolfi (banjo). They sound like no one else, combining virtuosic chops on five traditional bluegrass instruments, with an ethos of pushing the genre forward. The Stringdusters’ live shows take improvised string band music to new places, combining musicianship and songwriting with experimental performance and a contagious energy flowing between the band and crowd. Their groundbreaking musical proficiency is earning them critical acclaim, awards, and nominations aplenty; and has even attracted the attention of musical legends Phil Lesh and John Scofield, who have joined The ‘Dusters on stage to offer up unforgettable, raucously crowd-pleasing sit-ins.
“The Infamous Stringdusters don’t leave bluegrass behind; they’re stretching it from within.”
~ Jon Pareles, The New York Times
July 27 | Nahko & Medicine for the People + Yoga on the Commons at 4 PM
Yoga in the Commons @ 4PM is followed by opener Richie Beats.
Oregon native Nahko had a cultural conundrum: a boy born a mix of Apache, Puerto Rican, and Filipino cultures and adopted into an American family. But the unifying power of music entered his life as a healing remedy. He set out to bridge the cultural gaps dividing this own psyche and began producing a public, musical journal of his path toward personal, spiritual and communal healing. From his hometown of Portland to the shores of Hawaii or Bali, wherever he has traveled, Nahka is joined by a tribe of culturally alienated truth seekers for whom Nahko’s story resonates with their own, and who find redemption in his voice, guitar, flute and drum. Whether solo or with the dynamic group of musical troubadours know as “Medicine for the People,” Nahko delivers a soulful dose of curative vibrations that moves audiences to dance, laugh and cry. His “spirited redemption music” speak of scars of cultural wounds, environmental wrongs and social injustices. His lyrics hold heavy messages, but the load is lightened by agile melodies and driving rhythms that coerce all who bear witness into spirited purifying, movement.
August 3 | Reckless Kelly @ 5PM
Openers: Screen Door Porch, Jeff Crosby & The Refugees
Austin’s own Reckless Kelly return with their 8th studio album, Long Night Moon on September 3, 2013. The album is the follow-up to 2011s Grammy Nominated Good Luck & True Love, which took home four Lone Star Music Awards, and sent three singles to #1 on Texas Radio. Produced by band members Willy & Cody Braun, along with Lead Guitarist David Abeyta, Long Night Moon was mixed by Ray Kennedy (Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris), and features additional instrumentation from legendary steel guitar player Lloyd Maines, as well as Bukka Allen (piano, organ) and Jeff Plankenhorn (dobro). The group is known for their explosive live shows and a passion for making albums of substance.
August 10 | Dirty Dozen Brass Band @ 5 PM
Opener: Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons
In 1977, The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club in New Orleans began showcasing a traditional Crescent City brass band. Thirty-five years later, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a world famous music machine, whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances. They have revitalized the brass band in New Orleans and around the world, progressing from local parties, clubs, baseball games and festivals in their early years to touring nearly constantly in the U.S. and in over 30 other countries on five continents. The Dirty Dozen have been featured guests on albums by artists including David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Widespread Panic, Modest Mouse, Dave Matthews Band and the Black Crowes.
August 17 | The Congress @ 5 PM
Opener: Wyatt Lowe & the Ottomatics
Evoking emotions that you thought had long passed – the feeling of your first cigarette, or the way you feel listening to a worn vinyl as it warmly crackles against the sound of a summer night – The Congress is naturally compared to many names and styles of years gone by. But drawing such comparisons is, in many respects, a misguided endeavor. Misguided not because you’d be wrong, but because you’d be missing the beautiful point – The Congress are a natural evolution of more than 60 years of purely American music. With a spirit rooted just south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and now calling Denver – “The Queen City of the West” – their home, they’ve got enough soul, grit, and have spent enough time in the woodshed and on the road to call them pretty much whatever you want. But whatever words you think you need to describe their contribution to the American music tradition – save your breath. The Congress play Rock & Roll.
August 24 | Dumpstaphunk @ 5 PM
Opener: Black Mother Jones
A decade evolved from their debut at 2003s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Dumpstaphunk offers fans an unforgettable live experience steeped in the Big Easy tradition of a good time. The quintet features Ivan Neville on vocals, B3 and Clav, the double bass attack and soulful voices of Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III, Ian Neville on guitar, and the monster addition of Nikki Glaspie on drums and vocals.
From annual performances at New Orleans’ Jazz Fest — “The colossal low end and filthy grooves they threw down from the Gentilly Stage must have set a Jazz Fest record for baddest bass jams ever.” (Bass Player Magazine, 2012) — to music rooms and festivals across the nation (Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, All Good, High Sierra, Summer Camp, Hangout, Jam Cruise and Outside Lands), Dumpstaphunk continues to spread an unmistakably New Orleans groove with hard-hitting performances that dare listeners not to move.
“We always keep the spontaneity going, that’s something I love about this band,” says Ivan. “We can funk it out with the best of them, but we also like to showcase how all sorts of music can come together and push the boundaries of what funk music is.”
*Please, no pets or glass containers.