Serious country tickets
Lee Roy Parnell is the real deal.
The singer, songwriter and guitarist has been nominated for two Grammy Awards. Now, he’s headed to Jackson Hole for his first concert in town, where he’s set to play The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. Mark your calendars for Aug. 29.
Parnell’s music blends soul, Southern boogie, delta blues, Texas swing, gospel and good ol’ roadhouse rock and roll.
Tickets, which cost $25 for general admission, $75 for the Cowboy Club VIP Lounge and $100 for Cowboy VIP Premier, are available now.
Get yours at the Cowboy or online at MillionDollarCowboyBar.com.
Some good ol’ psychedelia
It’ll be a trippy time at Music on Main this Thursday when Pinky and the Floyd, a Pink Floyd tribute band from Montana, will play the band’s psych rock classics.
The nine-piece group has been hailed as the best in the Northwest, with a set list that spans the breadth of the experimental classic rockers’ discography.
The all-women bluegrass band The Balsamroots will open. If you’re in the mood to browse some art while you jam out, keep an eye out for the plein air painters who will also be around for the annual Driggs Plein Air Festival.
The music is set to run from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at Victor City Park in Victor, Idaho.
Visit TetonValleyFoundation.org for more information.
An after-party, wahoo
If you’re looking to make the most of your Thursday night in Victor, Idaho, you’re in luck.
Blues-rock quartet Batdorf and the Brother Wolf are playing at the Knotty Pine Supper Club right after Music on Main.
The band is frontman Michael Batdorf’s answer to his deep love for Jimi Hendrix. You might have seen the guitar player around town before. He plays with his three bands, including Brother Wolf, One Ton Pig and Easy Chair Trio.
Brother Wolf will play from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. Thursday. Tickets cost $10. Check out KnottyPineSupperClub.com for more information.
Happy birthday, Jerry Garcia.
The late guitar legend would have turned 77 on Thursday, and Jackson’s own Grateful Dead cover band, Deadlocks, is rallying for their annual ritual to honor his memory and music this Friday.
The Deadlocks Summer Jamboree will take place Friday at Jackson Hole Elks Lodge No. 1713. This year they’re partnering with a new local company called Powwater, which sells high quality reusable water bottles and cups and reinvests the profits into sustainable clean water solutions for people in need.
The Dead fest is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday with a pig roast provided by Moe’s Original Bar B Que.
Local twang-rock group Strum Bucket will hit the Elks Lodge stage at 7. The Deadlocks go on at 10:15 and will play late into the night (1:30 a.m. Saturday, precisely).
Tickets, which cost $14, are available at TinyURL.com/getyourdeadon.
Laura makes it ‘rain’
Laura Rain’s powerful, bluesy vocals recall a bygone era.
The frontwoman anchors her band, Detroit-based Laura Rain and the Caesars, and their funky soul recordings. The band is inspired by fellow Detroiters and musical legends like Aretha Franklin, Parliament-Funkadelic, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.
Rain is backed by her husband and collaborator George Friend on guitar, Jeff Powe on drums and bass, Jonathan Staten on drums and Jim Alfredson on keys.
The Caesars are hitting Jackson as a stop on their tour promoting their new album “Walk With Me” and their latest single, “Pleasure Zone.” Take a step into the musical past with them when they hit The Mangy Moose Saloon’s stage at 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Itals will headline Concert on the Commons this Sunday.
The reggae band hails from Savana la Mar, Jamaica, and has been touring since the early 1980s, so you can expect a good live show. Tight harmonies and uplifting songs even snagged the band a Grammy Award nomination in 1986.
The Chanman Roots band will open. Peter “Chanman” Chandler is a full-time musician in Jackson who moved to Wyoming as a teen to ski and now performs with three bands: Chanman Roots Band, Tram Jam and Papa Chan.
Head to Teton Village at 5 p.m. Sunday for the free outdoor concert. Check out ConcertsOnCommons.org for more information.
Friends of the Teton River and the Targhee Music Camp are back with their second annual Fins and Fiddles celebration of music and rivers.
Don’t miss the live music all afternoon Sunday starting with Folk Songs for Children with Thomas Sneed at 4 p.m., the Balsamroots at 4:45 p.m., Masontown at 5:45 p.m., and Eric Thorin, Eli West, Mike Witcher and Friends at 7 p.m.
There will also be raffle prizes and pay-per-plate barbecue and beverages available.
The event is set to run from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Knotty Pine Supper Club in Victor, Idaho.
Check out Facebook.com and search “Fins and Fiddles” for more information.
The big easy in Idaho
If you’re looking for more music across the pass to spice up your Monday night, check out New Orleans-jazz band Nolatet at the Knotty Pine Supper Club.
In a review of the band’s 2018 album, “No Revenge Necessary,” Something Else Reviews said their music has an “attitude befitting the laid-back fearlessness aura of the city attached to this band’s name.”
The Nolatet is set to hit the stage of the Knotty Pine Supper Club in Victor, Idaho at 8 p.m. Monday.
Tickets cost $5. For information visit KnottyPineSupperClub.com.
— Leonor Grave, Cody Cottier and Billy Arnold