Silver Dollar Sessions
The Silver Dollar Bar and Grill is teaming up with 96.9 KMTN The Mountain for a series aptly named “The Live Streaming Sessions.”
Many of the most recognizable voices from the local music scene will appear via the Silver Dollar’s Facebook page over the next few weeks, including:
• Tasha and Rob from Tasha and the Goodfellows on April 17;
• Michael Batdorf of One Ton Pig on April 21;
• Greg Creamer of Dirt Road on April 24;
• Mike and Kate Swanson of Coyote Queen on April 28;
• Cal and Teddy Linford on May 1.
KMTN will play each artist’s recorded music and publicize the events leading up to each date. Sessions begin at 7:30 p.m.
“This is a profound community situation and music has the power to bring us together, even if it’s from the safety of our own homes,” Jackson Hole Radio owner Scott Anderson said in a statement.
Organizer and One Ton Pig member Justin Smith kicked off the first of the performances Tuesday.
“This streaming platform is just a little way that we musicians can stay connected and performing,” Smith said.
For information visit Facebook.com and search “Silver Dollar Bar & Grill.”
More financial relief
In addition to the Teton Artlab’s “creativity cache” funding, artists now have another resource to turn to.
The Wyoming Arts Council has announced a COVID-19 support grant that is available to artists who have lost income due to the crisis. Each artist who is accepted will receive $500.
“Folks everywhere are turning to the arts for comfort, solace and entertainment, now more than ever,” Wyoming Arts Council Executive Director Michael Lange said in a statement. “The Wyoming Arts Council believes that artists must be able to maintain their livelihood during this time in order to continue to create and contribute to the creative economy in our state, and this is one way in which that livelihood can be maintained.”
The application for the grant is available at TinyURL.com/wyoartgrant.
‘Wednesdays with Willi’
Willi Brooks is a man of many talents, including house manager at the Center for the Arts, Roots Kitchen and Cannery co-owner and baker of delicious pies, and member of the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board.
And now he’s an internet sensation.
Brooks is the host of the newly launched “Wednesdays with Willi,” a lifestyle(ish?) show streaming via Facebook Live from the Center for the Arts’ page. Tune in at 5:30 p.m. to hear him share tips on cocktail mixing, talk art and share tips about how to stay entertained.
The more you know
The artists whose work was chosen for local PSA posters, a movement sparked by the St. John’s Health Foundation, Teton County Health Department and JH Public Art, have been announced.
The winners are Sloane Gordon, Matt Grimes, Alexa Macdonald, Jenna Mahaffie, Will Munford, Emily Sadow, Matt TeNgaio, Natalie Tse and Amy Yatsuk.
Along with a $250 stipend (which some have chosen to donate to the hospital foundation), their work will be displayed online and around the valley.
Cathedral Voices Chamber Choir’s spring festival is — you guessed it — going online.
Vocalists from Teton, Lincoln and Sublette counties will perform via live streaming May 16 and 17. Information can be found at CathedralVoices.org.
— Gabe Allen